I know all about the ear pain, but trying to get anyone to take any notice of it is quite difficult. Luckily I have a very accommodating GP who started treating me for trigeminal neuralgia with painkillers and nerve blockers. Mind you the whole thing had gone beyond an ear problem and I had excruciating pain in the masseter muscle area and along both jaws on eating certain foods - acid or anything sweet just sent me into orbit it was so painful. Also, my Chiropractor has been extremely helpful with manipulation, which has 'jolted' the nerve. I am now at the stage where those VERY painful searing pains have stopped but I still have pain in the masseter and up towards the ear. I really want to try to give up some of the nerve blockers and see what happens, but need to speak to the doctor before I start doing this.
Please let us know how you get on.