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Severe pain in the ear after prolonged working hours in front of computer. On weight loss regime. Need help

I am a 30 year old female, 5 11 and about 212 pounds. (I am in the process of losing some weight...started walking about 4 weeks ago...1 to 2 miles every morning and have lost 10 pounds so far). My job requires me to work at a computer therefore I am staring at the screen for several hours a day. About 1 hour into work, my ears begin to hurt. They feel blocked up and there is a throbbing pain in both my ears but it is worse on the right side. I did not know that computers could cause ear pain. I take breaks during the day but this does not seem to help. On weekends when I do not stare at a computer I do not have this ear pain. I don t know what to do and it is getting almost unbearable. Chewing gum doesn t help, tylenol doesn t help...I am at a loss
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Hi madam, in my opinion you might be having some amount cervical neuralgia, where in prolonged working in front of computer will cause cervical nervres compression causing referred pain to ear.
If I were your treating doctor I would prescribed carbamazepine tablet for 2 weeks along with tramadol pain killer tablet.
This would reduce your neuralgic pain.
Along with this I would suggest neck exercises also to be done every 4 hours.
Answered: Sat, 5 Apr 2014
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