My ears are still hurting from my flight back from Las Vegas! I think I mentioned before I left that my ears block up really bad when I fly. This has been happening ever since I had my tonsils out when I was 21. There must be some scar tissue at the opening of the Eustachian tubes that helps to regulate the pressure within the ear and as a result we think the tubes close up when I fly (due to allergies – perfume and cologne really should be banned on flights!) and it causes me a lot of pain.
Surprisingly my ears were pretty good on the flight too Las Vegas. I actually thought that maybe my ear problems were over, but I discovered on the flight home that I was wrong. The good news is that the pain wasn’t excruciating. A decade ago I spent a flight keeping myself from screaming the whole time!
My ears were ok until the last half hour of the flight. I think they started to decompress the cabin too fast because a lot of people complained that their ears were bothering them and that didn’t happen on the flight to Las Vegas. Mine of course closed up and the pressure caused pain at the top of my head and into my neck and chest!
Yesterday my ears still felt blocked up and I could barely hear anything. Today they are a bit better but still feel like they should pop.
Also, the noise in the cabin was really loud. I was sitting near the window and my seat was just at the back of the wing. I think I was on top of an engine. The next time I fly I should get one of those Headsets to protect my ears from all the noise!
How are your ears when you fly? Do you have allergies, and if you do, do they act up while you are on a flight? As I said I’m allergic to perfumes and colognes and when I fly I think that’s the main reason why my ears block up and cause me so much pain.
Now if my stomach would just start to recover I’d be happy. At least with Crohns and the week I’ve had I certainly don’t need a colon cleanse. I don’t think any of the food I ate while there or since I’ve been home has stayed in me for more than a couple hours. TMI I know. Sorry!