Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Gum

     I started chewing gum before the plane took off. Everyone kept telling me that it would keep my ears from popping. Bullshit. Not only did my ears pop, but it felt like I was being knocked upside the head because my ear ended up hurting so much.

     Anybody got any tips that actually work?

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  1. Sorry, I have no idea. I hope someone knows something to make your next flight better.

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    1. Thanks anyways. =) I'm sure I'll be okay either way but not having my ears pop would be great.

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  2. Erm... nursing works for babies...

    For an adult, I think the only thing that really works for ME is yawning... maybe put a clip on your iPod of people yawning to inspire you, as most people yawn in response to other yawners.

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    1. I don't have my iPod with me but I'm sure I'll be yawning anyways since my plane arrives late at night. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  3. Hold you nose, close your mouth and blow. That works for me. Gum never has.

    Good luck!
    Connie
    Peanut Butter and Whine

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  4. Take a decongestant before you fly! And the blowing and yawning work. You have to put pressure on your ear drums.

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    1. A decongestant? I will have to get some before I go back home then. =) Thanks Kianwi!

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  5. I kind of do a half yawn and open my jaw. They just pop.

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    1. I tried that on the way home and it helped a lot.

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