So I took a series of antibiotics for my middle ear infection and that seems to be clearing up just fine. HOWEVER, I seem to be experiencing the same searing pain in my other ear. I have an appointment for this afternoon to see my doctor where I will demand an MRI to find the tumors that are blocking my Eustachian tubes.
UPDATE: It is just an ear infection. She told me to make sure my ear plugs are in all the way when I'm swimming and to dry my ears out. She said no to the MRI.