I’m posting this poll out of curiosity but I’m also hoping for some new tips for myself in the thread. Do you have ear problems? I’ve had ear problems since before I can remember. I had really bad glue ear when I was young. It was bad enough that I stopped speaking because I couldn’t hear and learning to read was difficult because I couldn’t hear phonics. I had grommets and my adenoids out (as part of a research project). I’m not sure if this was mainly related to low immune system (frequent colds with a weakness for this leading to middle ear problems) or if the general congestion was caused by allergy/food intolerance. For example, my sister and I both avoid lactose now to reduce congestion but this wasn’t really a known thing when I was little. The initial trigger for ME wasn’t ear related (glandular fever) but it was an inner ear infection that tipped me over into being severe enough I couldn’t study/work for the first time. At that point I had crippling labrynthitis symptoms (feeling like I was on a rough sea and throwing up hourly at one point). Years later I got ENT testing for this (the dizziness varied in severity but went on for years). Testing indicated I have an inner ear lesion in my right ear. The person testing me said this is usually caused by viral infection. I also had fluid in the mastoid area. The ENT doctor thought my brain should be able to adapt to the faulty balance signal from my right ear and put difficulty with this down to ME. When my brain is struggling ME wise the energy required to attenuate the faulty right ear information isn’t available. There does seem to be something in this and now if I get dizziness without ear infection I treat it as an early warning for needing to rest. I’ve sometimes noticed that my ME improves just after a load of liquid (not wax) comes out of my ear. What’s going on there? For the the last few weeks I’ve had middle ear congestion/glue ear with lots of ear pressure associated pain following a cold. This is common as a follow on problem from colds, and I seem to get colds a lot considering I hardly see anyone I’m trying various YouTube suggestions but they don’t make a difference. What do you do? I feel like I don’t have the emotional energy to keep going to doctors about this.