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For a long time I've had some oddness in the left side of my body...
for a few years it's been my left ear (and to a lesser extent the right ear)... it feels all pressured like its clogged with fluid.... once for a period of a few days on anti-biotics FINALLY i could HEAR AGAIN and it was just so nice, my ears just started popping away and my hearing capacity doubled... then it stopped and the clogging came back. I've been on antibiotics numerous times since then and nothing similar has happened.
I went to an ENT specialist and he said I might have TMJ (i think i do, my jaws feel messed up now that i've been exploring them) because my ears looked fine... but there IS pressure in them because I can barely dive more than 5 feet underwater without them almost exploding. (once while diving about 8ft my left ear drum DID explode, it hurt like hell :/ )
then i kind of got neck pains and back pains, maybe from playing guitar and not sleeping properly.
and now i have this situation where my left ear is kind of messed up at times, my left arm hurts right where my arteries are (my doctor pinched the arteries and i could tell that is directly where the pain was) (and i've had my "heart" checked out and gone to doctors several times about this and they don't really think it's heart problems) and when I'm stoned I can trace the pain (because it's amplified) and it just seems to run from the jaw/ear all the way down the neck into the shoulder and down the arm via the arteries/veins..... and into the chest which is often irritated (partially from smoking) and sometimes gives me chest pressure and soreness.
I don't really know what's going on.... or how to correct it... I've started just trying to make the left arm feel more comfortable... not putting it on my armrest while typing because that seems to mess it up.... and I've been trying to sleep on my back (which is so hard to do)
but yeah... i don't really know what to do here aside from go to the doctor again with this new found information and rack up a bill only to be given inconclusive results.... the best they could do is give me hydrocodone, which makes my ears feel better... but marijuana does almost as good (sort of) if i just get "buzzed" instead of "stoned" and I don't really want to be on opiates.
but oddly enough marijuana really really really amplifies this pain sometimes too..... making me spasm out getting caught in sensory feedback/thought loops and not being able to shift focus away.
i'm thinking maybe acupuncture, reiki, or just massages would be nice.. but i'm not sure if my family's insurance would cover it. (oddly enough my town has all 3 services)
i'm worried something neural may be going on.
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