Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Increased Ear Sensitivity To Cold

I've noticed that each year, my ears' sensitivity to cold gets worse. It used to be that my ears would ache and hurt only if I had been out in the blowing-snowing-below-freezing temperatures. But each year, they seem to become more sensitive.

Husband didn't go to work for cousin T today, because it has been raining all day. About two hours ago, husband said that he was going outside to put some things away and clean off a trailer and put it away. I finished up some work and went out to help him. I have been out there in the drizzle/rain for only about 1 1/2-2 hours... but, my ears are screaming... to the point that I am almost in tears! It's chilly out, especially compared to what it has been (hot and humid), but it is by no means cold.

I realize that if I just wear some of those earmuff thingies (note to self to tell Aunt-Cry-Me-A-River that I need a new pair of those for Christmas, cuz I have NO idea where the existing pair is packed away at) that I wouldn't have this problem. I'm just writing this post, because I'm curious as to why this is happening. Is it possible that I am just getting old? Nah, I'm only 32, and I don't consider that anywhere close to 'getting old'.

Oh, and I didn't have ear problems as a child. I mean, I was never one of those kids with constant ear infections, etc. I would have the occasional ear infection, but it was rare. Nah, I passed on the ear problems to be a child who suffered from headaches, migraines, IBS, and Fibromyalgia instead (although I didn't know what the Fibro was until after I was an adult).

Ok, yes, I'm rambling. Anybody have any ideas as to why all of a sudden my ears are turning against me?


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I have that same problem with my ears, one more reason for me to hate winter. I don't even have to be out long and my ears will ache so bad.

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