Ok…here’s the deal. Whenever I fly (and it doesn’t matter how long the flight is) I get excruciating pain in my inner ear upon decent and final landing. I know this is due to the pressure in the cabin upon descent, but it’s to the point where the pain is SO intolerable I cry and then cannot hear a darn thing for many hours after landing.
I am looking for anyone who experiences the same type of pain and has any solution to this problem. I absolutely dread landing! I’ve chewed gum. Eaten an apple. Held hot cloths over my ears. I now look like a lunatic because I cover my ear holes with my fingers and feverishly pump them open and closed while my head is tilted forward. I honestly feel like a fool doing this for the minimal relief it brings.
I am completely open to ANY and ALL ideas!