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Kythe
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Recently over the past few weeks, my ears have been hurting a lot from me lying on my side. I'm not sure why because this has never happened before. It's mostly the upper part of the ear that hurts and it feels like there was something hard in between my ear in my head as if I had fallen asleep with my glasses on(which I know I didn't).

I hate waking up with sore ears but sleeping on my side is the only way I can sleep comfortably. I could probably sleep on my stomach but my head is still on it's side in that position. I just know that I really can't sleep on my back, it's very uncomfortable for me.

I wish I knew how I could fix it. I've tried sleeping without my sleeping mask, my ear plugs, and a pillow, but removing those things doesn't seem to have any effect on whether or not my ears start hurting. I'm very tempted to try sticking cotton balls behind my ears before I go to sleep, but I figure they will probably just fall off.

Anyone else have this problem, or suggestions on how to fix it?
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Marlee2
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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -6)   
This is weird. I woke up the other night with my left ear hurting, the side I sleep on. I thought it had just gotten bent or something but now it is sore to the touch. Is there no part of our bodies that is not affected by fibro shocked
 
Have you ever taken your glasses off but it still feels like they are on???
 
You could try that robe cotton like they use at beauty shops when giving perms and wrap that around your ears. idea
 
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Kythe
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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok um I'll have to look up robe cotton because I have no idea what you are talking about. I've never gotten anything done at a "beauty shop" other than have my hair trimmed a bit.

I don't think I've ever felt like my glasses were still on after I had taken them off, that I can recall.
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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kythe, I had that problem for yrs, could never figure out what caused it. I always had regular cot/poly sheets on the bed. One yr. my DH and I decided to buy flannel sheets for the winter. He thought it might be warmer for me 'cause I'm always cold. While we had the sheets on I didn't notice anything, but as soon as I changed the sheets back to the old ones, my ear hurt like crazy. I was trying to figure out what was causing it, the only thing different was the set of sheets. I got rid of all my old sheets  and I only use flannel. I need very soft things touching my body. I'm also a side sleeper, that ends up on my back. I can't sleep on my stomach, even as a child. I feel like I can't breathe, and my back locks. Right now, I can't sleep on my right side, due to injury and I'm going crazy (short trip lol) It is hard trying to sleep on my left.

Maybe you could try a set of flannel pillowcases and see how they work for you. Hope this helps.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kythe-

I get that all the time with both ears since getting fibro. I also sleep on my sides. I have a flannel pillowcase I use on my pillow (does not help much). I know we had a post awhile ago with other suggestions and maybe there will be more to respond to this. It can be annoying and I try to ignore it as much as possible. GamJill


 
 
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   Posted 8/27/2008 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
It is interesting that others have had this symptom, I'm not nuts!  l didn't mention this to my rheumy.
 
I've only reciently been diagnosed with FM and had my first FLARE and thought I was going crazy that even my ear lobes hurt.  I thought FM was primarily muscle/tendon related.  I ususally wear a small hoop earring and sleep in them.  I had to take my earrIngs off and massage the ear lobes because they felt like there was no circulation in them. 
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG, I reread my post and seen I put robe cotton instead of rope cotton, hehehe, I'm losing it. smhair Okay you should be able to get rope cotton where they sell home perms. Instead of balls it is in a rope. I think??? smilewinkgrin
 
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Kythe
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I actually figured that maybe you meant rope and I tried googling it but of course it just gave me regular cotton rope and a lot of sites that sell it for making bird toys. I bookmarked those since I've got 5 parrots. lol

I honestly have no idea where I'd go to buy a home perm. I'm such a tom boy and I really don't do any of that beauty stuff. More internet searching I guess.
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   Posted 8/27/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is Marlee's cotton "robe"!  devil
 
This is from a Sally's Beauty Supply site.  Hope this helps.
 
 
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Kythe
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   Posted 8/27/2008 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
500 feet in that box! Does anyone actually have a head that big? shocked
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   Posted 8/27/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually, Marlee has a head that big!   devil  
 
You tear off what you want to use.  That way you have fresh cotton every time you use it.
 
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   Posted 8/27/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
That is to accommodate my large brain Sherrine. devil   That is part of my neck problem, holding the large brain up all day. turn
 
I'm sure the 500 ft is for hairdressers. Go to a drug store, Walmart may even have it, and ask for cotton that is used when giving perms. Just tape some cotton balls to the back of your ears tonight Kythe. idea
 
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   Posted 8/27/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Large brain????  Cotton robe????  devil
 
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   Posted 8/27/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it's the same thing, but I ahve TMJ and every so often my ear will hurt really bad near the piece of cartilidge that goes through the middle and curls around. I ahev to move it up and down until it makes a popping sound (kind of like cracking a knuckle), then it stops hurting. Wierd, I know, but ti works.
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   Posted 8/27/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
You should be able to stretch those cotton balls out and maybe that would work the same.

But I can just see you with cotton balls taped to your ears.LOL


Whatever works, right?

Have a wonderful day all, Marlee, we know that is fog inside your head instead of brains, but we love you just the same.

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Kythe
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   Posted 8/27/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah I guess I should try the cotton balls. Just ridiculous the amount of things I'm having to do to be able to sleep well at night. So new nightly routine, turn down thermostat to 72 degrees, put in earplugs, tape cottonballs behind ears, and then put on sleeping mask. eyes
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   Posted 8/27/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Kind of sounds like you could be going to a party. LOL

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