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Old 13-07-2005, 11:56
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More often than not I wake up, having been sleeping on my left side, with my left ear in pain, and hurting to the touch?

To make the pain go away I press on the middle bit in the ear.

You know what i'm talking about...

Why does it happen? It's not pins and needles.
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:09
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I have had that before but not for a while - I always thought it was just pressure. Is your pillow hard? I used to have feather pillows but always use man made fibre ones now and I haven't had this for a while - don't know if there is a connection.
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:14
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Build-up of wax? Small infection? Ingrowing hair? Big pus-sy spot or boil in its birth throes?

Go and see your GP.
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:15
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The top of my left ear hurts when I sleep on it. I put it down to being "smacked 'round the ear" when I was a kid!
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:23
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Originally Posted by pixel princess
Build-up of wax? Small infection? Ingrowing hair? Big pus-sy spot or boil in its birth throes?

Go and see your GP.
None of that.

My pillow is pretty hard. That might be why I suppose.
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:41
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Originally Posted by The Magic Monkey
None of that.

My pillow is pretty hard. That might be why I suppose.
How do you know it is none of 'that'?
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:49
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Originally Posted by The Magic Monkey
More often than not I wake up, having been sleeping on my left side, with my left ear in pain, and hurting to the touch?

To make the pain go away I press on the middle bit in the ear.

You know what i'm talking about...

Why does it happen? It's not pins and needles.
It's probably a bit obvious, but does it happen with the right ear if you sleep the other side ?

Not that it matters - I still don't know the answer - it happens to me sometimes and is very painful
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Old 13-07-2005, 12:59
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Originally Posted by The Magic Monkey
More often than not I wake up, having been sleeping on my left side, with my left ear in pain, and hurting to the touch?

To make the pain go away I press on the middle bit in the ear.

You know what i'm talking about...

Why does it happen? It's not pins and needles.
Do you put your head under water a lot, or get shower water in your ears, sometimes it gets stuck in little crevices, and can really hurt, it feels like loads of tight pressure is inside.

DISCLAIMER - I am not a Dr, my advice is just an opinion
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Old 13-07-2005, 13:39
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i get it aswell sometimes and its really annoying, thought it was a weird thing no one else got though!
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Old 13-07-2005, 14:34
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I get it too, and just assumed that the ear had kind of "folded over" in my sleep, or something?

Very uncomfortable though.
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Old 13-07-2005, 15:06
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You could have an ear infection. I had a similar problem last year. I went straight to the Doctors, ad they told me that I had a middle ear infection. They gave me antibiotics, and it cleared up after a few days. If you are not sure what the problem is, and it persists I would recommend that you see your GP. Ear infections should not be treated lightly, as they can lead to further complications.
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Old 13-07-2005, 15:08
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Originally Posted by A Pot Of Paint
I get it too, and just assumed that the ear had kind of "folded over" in my sleep, or something?

Very uncomfortable though.
Exactly how mine feels! Wow - I'm not odd after all!!!
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Old 13-07-2005, 15:16
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I've had that on occasion, although not as often as the numb arm/hand thingy.
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Old 13-07-2005, 15:32
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Originally Posted by NatsD
Exactly how mine feels! Wow - I'm not odd after all!!!
Yes, it's a sort of 'squashed gristle' thingy. It is thru' lying awkwardly on your ear. Maybe the 'gristle at the back of the ear gets bruised.

I have had that in my time...come to think of it I have had most little oddments and ailments in my time!
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Old 13-07-2005, 15:35
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Originally Posted by Joe'sgirl
Yes, it's a sort of 'squashed gristle' thingy. It is thru' lying awkwardly on your ear. Maybe the 'gristle at the back of the ear gets bruised.
Sounds lovely!
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Old 13-07-2005, 15:59
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It's because you sleep soo heavily you squash yer ears - afterall your head is the heaviest part of the body Try and sleep on your back
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