Paige Rankin: My ears keep popping from being blocked. Can anyone help?

Posted on June 2, 2016

Since 2010 when my ear got blocked with water at a mates house, I have ALWAYS had a blocked ear.

Now, as a child I always had ear problems like ear infections, but other than that, my hearing’s been pretty good!

When it first happened, I got them syringed pretty quickly and it was amazing to hear clearly again, but shortly afterwards, it came back and I just left it, for five years!!

I finally had enough because my ear was popping in and out of hearing and not, and it was getting hard to eat, talk or even breathe without it being SO annoying and making my glands feel all funny.

So I went to the doctors and he explained my whole ear canal was blocked and black and I had a pinhole size hole that was open and when it was open, that’s when I could hear and when it was closed, that’s when I couldn’t.

Then I was prescribed drops – and I didn’t take them so when I went back for a syringing nothing came out. The nurse was not happy!! So I left it for another year of going in and out of being able to hear.

I started working out and that’s when I’d had enough again because the heavy breathing really frustrated my ears, so I took the drops for two weeks and demanded a syringing (my doctors hates doing them) and so they did.

HALLELUJAH, I was hearing again!!

The wind going into my ears is unbelievable and being able to hear silly things like birds tweeting again was amazing.

But here I am, a week later and my ear is popping AGAIN. My doctors won’t let me keep getting them syringed as they say it’s dangerous, and the oils don’t work.

So really my long winded question to you readers is: did your ears keep getting blocked? Or did your doctors keep syringing your ears?

It’s so annoying to have this problem and I can’t be the only one out there with this problem and I so desperately want it solved!!

Paige is 20 years old and lives in Cambridgeshire in the East of England with her family.

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