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    It sounds like the scratching mine does for psom. Does he put his paw in his earhole?
    If the eardrum ruptured the pressure from the wax buildup was relived. Thats why the scratching couldve stopped..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondiemonster View Post
    It sounds like the scratching mine does for psom. Does he put his paw in his earhole?
    If the eardrum ruptured the pressure from the wax buildup was relived. Thats why the scratching couldve stopped..


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    He does a funny scratch, he does like a slow motion scratch and yes it looks like he is trying to put his paw into his ear. He sometimes just leaves the paw on top of his ear and even falls asleep like it. My gut feeling says it is the PSOM, I know he has mild SM but this ear scratching has been going on since he was only 4 month old. Every 6 month this happens, the first two times ear drops helped then the second year he had an ear flush and his eardrum burst, then he had another burst eardrum 2 month ago on the left and now itís on the right where he had his ruptured eardrum in the past. I phoned my vet and told him my concerns, especially as one specialist says he has got PSOM and the other says he hasnít. I ask him if it wouldnít be better if they would flush the ear instead of trying him on Lyrica. He said that he can flush the ear but there are always risks involved with this like deafness, infection or even loss of balance and that I should try the Lyrica. I am so fed up.
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    It sounds like the kind of scratching related to psom.. Gabapentin o lr lyrica dont help pson coz i asked 2 neuros.. Psom can cause symptoms that are similar to SM. but unless its nerve pain related lyrica doesnt help. Psom is an " inside out vacuum "as it was discribed to me constant middle ear infection. So that explaines them trying to "get" into the ear. Mine does the same.
    She has had two earflushes with no complications at all.. I dont think its a very risky surgery, its a teeny little incision they make in the eardrum. Also; if a dog has very severe PSOM the wax buildup can actually rupture their eardrum from the inside out since it bulges out so much. Could that habe caused harleys eardrum rupture? After our flushing monsters ear drained nasty gunk for days.. She seems very relieves after the earflushes. Imagine how much pressure gets relieved. I know it comea back almost always but we did it at the same time of the MRI.. so she was already under.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondiemonster View Post
    It sounds like the kind of scratching related to psom.. Gabapentin o lr lyrica dont help pson coz i asked 2 neuros.. Psom can cause symptoms that are similar to SM. but unless its nerve pain related lyrica doesnt help. Psom is an " inside out vacuum "as it was discribed to me constant middle ear infection. So that explaines them trying to "get" into the ear. Mine does the same.
    She has had two earflushes with no complications at all.. I dont think its a very risky surgery, its a teeny little incision they make in the eardrum. Also; if a dog has very severe PSOM the wax buildup can actually rupture their eardrum from the inside out since it bulges out so much. Could that habe caused harleys eardrum rupture? After our flushing monsters ear drained nasty gunk for days.. She seems very relieves after the earflushes. Imagine how much pressure gets relieved. I know it comea back almost always but we did it at the same time of the MRI.. so she was already under.


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    Thanks for your reply.
    I really think it is PSOM. The only thing that puzzles me is that when his ear drum raptures no nasty stuff comes out. When my previous vet flushed his ear all he mentioned is that he had lots of unrecognisable debris in his ear. And the vet cleaned it all out.
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    The gunk inside of the ear can be so waxy that maybe it doesnt come out...? But when they poke in it and loosen it with their suction thing they use to remove it it does come out..
    I dont know if the draining was standard..


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