Fellow coma victims, today I went to the hospital to have my ears looked at in fear of my brain remembering Menier’s Disease and Tinnitus, and to evaluated my hearing loss. Because my walking is terrible from coma now I wanted to eliminate my ear afflictions from that problem, yes I’ve had problems walking before. I previously knew there was no cure for Menier’s or Tinnitus. The best outcome of coma was to forget both, my biggest problems before accident. I have experienced Menier’s just once since coma about 3 years ago, previously it was regular, tinnitus caused a high pitched squeal in the old days. My hearing loss now was due to wax build up, something I may be able to manage. A good thing about this consultation was my preparation, I wrote what I wanted covered as below. To show the doctors before so I wouldn’t forget. I think I will adopt this approach for all future consultations about anything.
History – Tinnitus, Meniere’s, Coma, Balance which is worse now because of coma, need walking stick
Hearing Loss – Wax build up
Infection – Spreading from ear to jaw and neck. I’ve use ear drops regularly to clean the wax, perhaps that is the cause of infection
Issues – Can’t sleep on right side as my ear hurts to lie on. It sometimes hurts for no reason, maybe 10 times a day, not sharp pain but I’m always aware of the region. Occasionally I get a sharp pain in both ears when I put my little finger in to clean the wax out like I frequently did in the past. I try not to do this in my right as it often hurts but previously I did.
I believe anesthetic and penicillin may have helped last time I visited a doctor a week ago. I’ve noticed slow improvement but am still very aware of my ears. I think the ear water pump helps the most.
Had issues since coma, can’t remember before
Family issue perhaps, mother, sister etc
Gaviscon alleviates the symptoms which are extremely uncomfortable at times