I've read a lot about ears and have never heard that eating, sleeping on that side, or moving your jaw would hurt a healing ear. The ear canal is buried in the skull and should be fairly well protected. Hope your ear feels better!View Thread
It could be a sinus problem, certainly. It could also be a side effect from another medicaiton. I've even heard of brain tumors doing this but that would be low on my list of possibilities. Definitely talk to a doctor about it if you can.View Thread
Tinnitus just means "ringing in the ears." It can be traced to a specific cause, or sometimes the cause cannot be found. I can't think how ginseng could be a help for it. I don't think an MRI would be much help either though. If you felt pain, maybe there was a little damage, or maybe there was a little infection in there to begin with that was irritated by the cleaning? Did you have ear problems in the first place that you tried to resolve by having your ears cleaned? It could have been a cause, or it could have been a coincidence. Someone with more experience, who can see your ears up close, is needed.View Thread
I'm happy you won't be leaving entirely. I respect your need to focus your energies a little more efficiently, and wish you the best with your other endeavors. Still looking forward to seeing your insights, now and again!View Thread
What is your opinion on the helpfulnes of tamiflu? I keep reading reports about it not helping much. I know prevention is the best cure, but what if you get the flu anyway? I wonder if it's worth getting germs all over the others in the pharmacy just to pick a medication up that has limited effectiveness. What has your experience been?
Have a very happy holiday, Rod and all! May your brains recollect all the other happy times you've had, and store up some new ones for the future. Thank you for your wisdom and good humor, and thank you to all the others on the board for making a lively, interestin community.View Thread