I have written a lot about my experiences with gentamicin injections and that seems to be a popular topic among readers. Some believe it is worthwhile others don’t think so. In my own case I don’t really think that the six shots that I had did any good, if anything it seems to make my balance worse. Another problem, at least for me, was that pain involved with it. My eardrums are very sensitive so even the application of the anesthetic on my eardrum hurt. I know that the level of discomfort is different from person to person. Through one of the comments that I received the other day I learned something about one of the options of how the medicine is given.
This comment comes from Peggy who was responding to the post on caloric water test. Here is part of the comment.
“I never had pain when the doctor applied anything to my eardrum to numb it, but at one point when I was putting the gentamicin into my own ear by way of a tiny tube in the eardrum, if the gentamicin wasn't warmed up to body temperature, it was agonizing when it went through the tube to the middle ear. “
I don’t think that I had heard about putting the gentamicin in your ear by yourself. I looked up Dr. Hain website and it had a write up about it. Apparently in his office he doesn’t recommend it because of the negative effects that it has on the patient.
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