i have had ear problems going on a month. it started out that my ear was itchy and clogged and it was hurting so i went to urgent care and dr told me i had wax build up and he removed wax and told me to get over the counter drops to help with removing the wax. i went home and that night my ear was really hurting i did the drops and waited couple days ears still itchy and clogged and went back. another dr told me no ear infection but she took long time looking in my ear and said well you might have perferated ear drum not sure maybe someone else should look then she proceeded to try and take the wax out and kept looking so slowly and telling me well looks like wax is attached so she then did not remove it. she asked me about sinus infection and asked me if i was having symptoms and i said no. she then asked me about tmj and i said yes i have that. she then said well go to store and get over the counter sinus meds that should help. i left feeling like what a joke she was. i did that and it did nothing had pain and stuffed ears and they were itchy. i could not stand it anymore so i went to the urgent care downtown. the dr said yes you have infection and gave me ear drops and said this will be better in a day or two but guess what in a day or two it was just the same symptoms so i went back and yet again they gave me different drops and yet a gain i did them and waited for them to work but nothing was working. i then went to a different medical walk in care . the dr took her time and asked me questions and i told her all that i had done to help with this problem. she said no infection and no perferated ear drum. she said why someone would say that she has no clue or why that dr would even think i had that cause she saw nothing and said my ears looked good. i said but they are clogged and they hurt on and off and they are itchy. she asked me about my tmj and said that could be it but that she would treat them to get rid of the clogged ears with prednisone and ear drops. i did the course of the prednisone and ear drops. this week my ears are still feeling clogged and itching still there and having pain. tonight i started haveing loud buzzing in my ears and it is so loud i cant sleep and i put a fan on but louder then the fan. anyone else dealing with this. if i call my family doctor i know it will be an month or longer till i can get in due to one of the dr has left the practics and one is out on maternity leave. but i can't live another day like this. i was thinking of going back to the last place i was at but who do i trust i had so many different answeres i don't really know if i have an ear infection or not. i am so frustrated dealing with dr that have no clue so they just tell me anything. how can i have an ear infection one time but not the next and then have an ear infection. i need to get this resolved cause i need hip surgery. don't know what to do. or who to believe.