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I see you've both been banned...but I hope your still reading this anyway.
Have they never once considered allergies?????
That surprises me!
I have pretty severe Eustachian Tube Dysfunction brought about by allergies. Meaning my entire ET track will be swollen..first my sinuses, get sinus headaches, runny nose, sneezing, then my ears, pressure & pain, can't pop it out, muffled hearing, then when its really bad..my throat gets sore and swollen, sometimes 2 the point where I can't eat. In the past few years i've had dangerous throat infections..ones that have left me dehydrated b/c I couldn't eat or drink my throat was swollen 2 begin with, then it swelled an outrageous amount with the infection. I have had 2 switch medications several times b/c my throat is constantly swollen & I can't take most pills unless they are advil size or smaller. I was on Allegra in the beginning 4 all this, but it got 2 big 2 be swallowed..now I am on Clarinex. In the beginning I had sinus infections all the time, then I started feeling like I had ear infections..it was actually ETD from the imbalance of pressure between my sinuses and ears. I've been on Flonase, Clarinex, Singulair daily which helps a ton 2 keep me better, then Sudafed 4 flare ups. If I'm having a severe allergy flare up(generally i'll have hives/rashes & asthma problems also) then prednisone usually helps. I'm constantly congested & my ears hurt almost everyday. I do get dizzy when I get sinus infections or a cold you know why dizziness happens..when the sinuses under your eyes are full, they cause dizziness. So i've heard. I have a few ideas of what I know i'm allergic 2 by trial & error & observation(dust, pollen, mold, trees/grass, various skin allergies) but I am not able 2 be allergy tested(2 bad of skin allergies) which makes shots out of the question also. I've noticed so far the WORST feeling is when you feel the mucus dripping down your ET..from your ear past your nose 2 your throat..its just like you wanna reach in somehow and scratch it! ahhhh sorry 2 be gross but i'm sure you have the same thing. When i'm not doing well also I notice that I wake up with uneven pressure on my ears depending on what side I sleep on. Flonase & Clarinex are VITAL 2 maintain at least me being able 2 get up in the morning and feel somewhat ok at least. So they do help. But during some bad allergy attacks or sickness nothing helps. I thinky ou both should consult an allergist and have allergy testing done..or have an IgE count 2 see if allergies is the culprit. That could be why they aren't seein anything. Also it could very well stil lbe sinusitis..it coudl be that it's deep in the sinuses, and very backed up..IV antibiotics & sinuneb coudl help. Just some thoughts. Hope I helped you guys..!
[QUOTE=PinkBananaz]I see you've both been banned...but I hope your still reading this anyway.
Have they never once considered allergies?????
That surprises me!
I have pretty severe Eustachian Tube Dysfunction brought about by allergies. Meaning my entire ET track will be swollen..first my sinuses, get sinus headaches, runny nose, sneezing, then my ears, pressure & pain, can't pop it out, muffled hearing, then when its really bad..my throat gets sore and swollen, sometimes 2 the point where I can't eat. In the past few years i've had dangerous throat infections..ones that have left me dehydrated b/c I couldn't eat or drink my throat was swollen 2 begin with, then it swelled an outrageous amount with the infection. I have had 2 switch medications several times b/c my throat is constantly swollen & I can't take most pills unless they are advil size or smaller. I was on Allegra in the beginning 4 all this, but it got 2 big 2 be swallowed..now I am on Clarinex. In the beginning I had sinus infections all the time, then I started feeling like I had ear infections..it was actually ETD from the imbalance of pressure between my sinuses and ears. I've been on Flonase, Clarinex, Singulair daily which helps a ton 2 keep me better, then Sudafed 4 flare ups. If I'm having a severe allergy flare up(generally i'll have hives/rashes & asthma problems also) then prednisone usually helps. I'm constantly congested & my ears hurt almost everyday. I do get dizzy when I get sinus infections or a cold you know why dizziness happens..when the sinuses under your eyes are full, they cause dizziness. So i've heard. I have a few ideas of what I know i'm allergic 2 by trial & error & observation(dust, pollen, mold, trees/grass, various skin allergies) but I am not able 2 be allergy tested(2 bad of skin allergies) which makes shots out of the question also. I've noticed so far the WORST feeling is when you feel the mucus dripping down your ET..from your ear past your nose 2 your throat..its just like you wanna reach in somehow and scratch it! ahhhh sorry 2 be gross but i'm sure you have the same thing. When i'm not doing well also I notice that I wake up with uneven pressure on my ears depending on what side I sleep on. Flonase & Clarinex are VITAL 2 maintain at least me being able 2 get up in the morning and feel somewhat ok at least. So they do help. But during some bad allergy attacks or sickness nothing helps. I thinky ou both should consult an allergist and have allergy testing done..or have an IgE count 2 see if allergies is the culprit. That could be why they aren't seein anything. Also it could very well stil lbe sinusitis..it coudl be that it's deep in the sinuses, and very backed up..IV antibiotics & sinuneb coudl help. Just some thoughts. Hope I helped you guys..![/QUOTE]

hi, been tested for allergies, only dust and dustmites. i am on nasonex and claratin and it has not helped all this ear stuff. do you get reverberation in your ears? how bout rattling ear drums when talking, popping crackling and thumping? i dont know if it is edt or pet, i can breath air into my ears can you? thanks for all your info, may try the clarinex ! lib
[QUOTE=TMJgirl]Hi I am back...unfortunately. For months and months I have had this hell of blocked eustachian tubes and vertigo. I have been to numerous specialists, ENTs etc. Last Monday I went to a MD a friend of mine sent me to. After all the specialists said I had not fluid in my ears, this guy says there is fluid trapped in both ears. He said I have "glue ear" better knows as serum otitis. That means that the fluid had been there so long that it is now, glue! I am going crazy with this. I hear my own voice, heartbeat, breathing. I feel like I have a bucket on my head all the time. I am very depressed and have major anxiety with this. He prescribed aquatab D and nasal steriods. It is my second day and having worse symptoms because the membranes feel like they are dried out now worse. He said that is what he wants to happen and that it will allieviate soon. I pray for the day. I am having side effects from the medicine like worse vertigo and anxiety. I cant hardly hear and everyting is muffled now. This is unreal. Has anyone out there had this??? Please help me! I was told also that I have TMJ but I dont think that causes fluid in the eustachian tubes. Maybe it does, but now this is secondary to the TMJ. Helppppp[/QUOTE]



well...I have written an earlier response. From one other reply, I agree that I have some reverberation in my head...like I can't get my voice out of my head..very annoying when talking with others. I am using a steroid nasal spray (a refill) prescribed a while back from an ENT specialist..When I hold my nose and blow hard, my left ear "clicks", but in the right ear nothing happens...so I suspect with some sensation of fullness at times, I have some fluid that has built up...This "blowing" I was told is good to do often during the day. It has made a little difference, but doesn't last. anyone got anymore feedback? thanks in advance. kkkk





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