I have GERD/IBS/LPR. I went to the ear doctor on what I thought was an unrelated (to my stomach issues) hearing loss and ear pain. She diagnosed me with LPR. She prescribed Omeprazole, which of course, I already had at home from my GI doctor. I took it for the two weeks and it cleared the ear pain up. I am not a fan of medication, so once I was done with the two weeks, I switched to Aloe Vera capsules which has continued to help.
I got a cold about a month ago and with the sinus part of it came back the hearing loss and ear pain. So this week, I decided to go back on the Omeprazole to clear it up.
Last week, I woke up one day with marked hearing loss in my left ear. I can hear things but it's very muffled and very echoey in my left ear. My right ear is also affected but not as badly. It cleared up that night, but again this morning I woke up and it seems almost worse than last time and very worrisome.
Should I go to the doctor? Should I call the doctor? Should I just wait and see if it gets better tonight? Any thoughts? Anyone else experience this?