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severe outer ear pain, resolves in a few minutes
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Kjay64 posted:
I just started having this very weird outer ear pain, only on the cartilage, and the very front of the ear. It is worsened when I open my mouth during an episode, but subsides quickly. I have discovered, quite by accident, that tugging on the ear either upwards or pulling it gently out to the side, usually makes the pain instantly subside. I have no allergies, and I have no medical problems, back or otherwise. It started one morning when I woke up. I had been laying on my left side, and the pain was intense. It was so intense I was nauseated by it. I sat up and started tugging on it to find out where the pain was most intense, and in doing so, it "popped," a couple of times, and the ear was completely better. It has come back about 3 or 4 times over the last week. I have no idea what it is, and I feel silly going to the Dr. and telling him that my ear was hurting but it's better now! I am so relieved that there are others out there with what seems to be the same issue. I just wish I knew what it was. The ONLY thing that seems to make sense is the "cartilage" out of place, as there is a definite popping sound when I tug on the ear lobe gently, and immediate relief. Sense when it first started, I was lying on my left ear with the ear folded over.....I was sleeping pretty hard, so anything is possible I guess.
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