I have not been on abx for some time now, & I still deal with 'plugged' ears from time to time. So it would seem to me that it could easily be connected to an tick-borne-infection, rather than only an abx.
Harleyrider, I went through something very similar, only I wasn't trying to un-plug my ears at the time. I used to travel with my husband for his work, and had decided I was too ill to keep going, so I decided to come home. On the way to the house (a 10 hr trip) I blacked out while driving - only for a second, but that was more than enough to scare the bejeebers right out of me!!!! I pulled off the road & just sat there for about 30 min., as I was afraid it would happen again. Obviously, I made it back to my house ok, cause I'm still here! :) :)
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.