So my eardrum ruptured. It started hurting at 0630 Wednesday and by 1030 it ruptured... never knew it could happen THAT fast! Anyways, Im not looking for medical advice (I know there isnt much to do but let it heal)... just want to know how long this ringing is going to last. Ive had about enough and its only day 2!!
I never knew how irritating this could be!
Honey, I feel your pain. I had no pain until mine ruptured, at 0230 on Friday, February 22. It took a little over 2 weeks for the pain to subside, and the incessant ringing took a few days longer. I have been back to my primary twice since the day it happened. (I went the day it happened as well.) They have been keeping a keen eye on it to make sure it heals properly and that everything returns to normal. I go back next week also for follow up. The ear drops with antibiotics and hydrocortisone really seemed to help too. Talk to your provider about it if they didn't prescribe them. They may have had a reason. (I hope that isn't considered medical advice, I just know that was my experience, and what I have read on medical info sites) Best of luck to you, it will get better!
Last edit by TheCommuter on Mar 14, '08
: Reason: medical advice