Complete misdiagnosis

My facial pain had been gradually getting worse recently and 3 months ago I woke up one morning with excruciating head/face/neck pains and deafness in one ear. I was given antibiotics but still the pain continued. The nerve pain was so severe that the Lyrica could not control it properly. The doctors referred me to ENT but with no appointment still through and in complete desperation I went to a hearing centre locally who told me I had to urgently see someone and so referred me privately to a specialist who identified the problem as being the tubes draining my ear being completely blocked. He made a hole in my ear drum and the next day the pain started to subside and after 4 days my hearing returned to normal. I may need to have a gromet but I now feel better than I have for years. It appears that this has been the problem I have had for 5 years and the nerve pain has been caused by the pressure building so much in my ear it has been compressing the nerve. I have seen countless specialists, had 2 sinus operations (which actually made the problem worse) and taken thousands of tablets. I kept telling them I thought the problem was in my ear but was told this was not the so. I am beyond angry to say the least but at least I am on the road to recovery and have been told I can come of my pain meds. I'm having terrible withdrawl coming off Tramadol so if anyone has any suggestions to help this would be really grateful. I wont know for sure until I come off the Lyrica that the pain will be gone but I am really hopeful. I just wonder how many people are being left in agony because they are not receiving the correct diagnosis. I will let you all know how I get on

I am so so happy for u!! I pray this is the answer!! That is awesome!!