I'm freaking out right now. Ever since yesterday I've had this weird sensation in my right ear, and sounds sound muffled in that ear, but amplified in the other. I'm wondering if it has to do with not taking my thyroid meds regularly because I'm running out and no insurance, but.... I didn't have this problem BEFORE taking my thyroid meds. I don't know....
Also, if what I have right now is "hyperacusis", or amplified hearing, it CAN be caused by migraines, but I don't have a migraine right now (though I'm not sure if you have to have a migraine at the time).
OR, something I'm REALLY freaking out about... it could just be sudden permanent hearing loss in one ear due to any number of different factors.
I don't listen to really loud music, I haven't had any kind of illness lately....
What's wrong with me????? I started crying and freaking out earlier, but I really shouldn't panic. This is scary though :( I have to go to work later, too, but I may have to cancel....
Edit: Okay, so I looked it up. It could just be ear obstruction from ear wax lodged deep in the ear (gross, I know, but it happens). And yes, I do clean my ears :P
It could also be due to allergies.
Hmmm, I just hope it goes away soon. But the obstruction, if that's what it is, has to be taken care of by a doctor. NO INSURANCE!!! S**t.
Edit II: So, I'm thinking this may be a lesson from god/zeus/the sentient universe.... to help me get over my BDD by appreciating the things I DO have like excellent hearing (except for today), decent vision, legs to walk on, etc. I'm not being serious, but I can certainly look at it that way :P
Sorry for the freakishly long "feeling" post