Blocked Eustachian tubes for weeks!

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Hi.  I’ve posted before some time back, on the 15th July I took a flight with a sinus infection.  Ended up pressured ears, Dr said both Eustachian tubes blocked

on off pain & unsteady on my feet.

so I’ve tried:

cold & flu tablet

nasal rinse

10 day course of amoxcillin

Avamys nasal spray

yawning

chewing

Moving my jaw over & back (nearly giving mysel lockjaw 😂wink

holding my nose & mouth closed (blowing easy & sometimes hard)

holding my nose & swallowing water

ah I’ve tried everything that I’ve read or been told & both ears are still crackling, popping & blocked....

Dr said let nature take its course!?  

after all all that does anyone know if these blooming tubes do unblock naturally? 

Im so tired of it & the auld anxiety not good at all more so when I take a tilt...

one more thing, should I stop blowing & trying to pop them as I now wonder if it’s making them worse.

sorry for going so long winded, but ... T’u.

 

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    Yes definitely stop trying to blow pop them. You could end up popping your ear drum. That happened to my cousin cause she thought it was funny to blow so hard like that that air would start coming through her tear ducts. Now she can hardly hear from the ear that popped. If your doctor says let nature take it's course then that's probably the only course of action that will honestly work.

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      T’u - I had a feeling it might not be good, but it’s so hard not trying it as it’s driving me mad & my balance is all over the place.  I’m afraid to even go to the shops or for a walk Incase I would take a fall.  Anxiety comes over me in waves, tired of it as my family are, they are so good but it’s awful not being able to go places with them. Ah well hopefully nature will do it thing.  Thanks again for taking the time to reply 

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      I know how hard it can be feeling like you have no balance anymore. Growing up I was a gymnastics champion but after I got really sick with scarlette fever when I was 15 I think it was. I've not really had perfect balance anymore, then after having kids & gaining a lot of weight I'd be lucky if I could draw a straight line much less walk one.lol Hope you get better soon.

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      Thank you for sharing your story.  I sometimes think the only thing keeping me together are the clothes I’m wearing - lol.  Since I turned 50 it’s just been one thing after another from, over active thyroid, which GP, Consultant etc., couldn’t agree on for almost 9 months, this is when anxiety raised it “lovely” head, then I got depressed about being anxious & anxious about being depressed, then every thing you can have or get, I got it, over the years sinus is my enemy but I had been getting on top of that until that flight I took home that blocked these bloody Eustachian tubes in both ears. Pride is an awful thing, my dread is falling or what will people think!  CBT says, who do you care about & what would you do if you saw someone fall.. I get all that but (isint there always a “but”) when I go to go out my legs don’t want to come with me - lol.  Anyway we will keep at it & hope nature takes its course soon or I will be entitled to shares in the GP’s surgery.  Thanks again x

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