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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

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  • Im losing my sanity fast

    My right ear is thumping on and off...sounds like thunder or heavy drums. Can't sleep,cant concentrate and I'm getting on everyone's nerves. The doctor at the hospital emergency said I got trapped fluid behind the drum.The next day it went to town with drumming.....i want to end my life,I...

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  • I hate ETD

    So 3 years ago during my pregnancy I devolved this lovely old thing 🙄🙄 it lasted throughout my entire pregnancy. After I had my daughter it left a month later.  For the last 3 years I get what I call ETD "flare ups" a few times a year. Nobody understands how miserable,...

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  • Tinnitus and excess mucus

    This started a week ago at night I started getting ringing sensation in both my ears which persisted that night and wouldn't let me sleep went to the Ent department and got diagnosed as eustachian tube blockage as I had popping of ears and had to constantly swallow so that the ears feel better had...

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  • Balloon dilation of eustachian tube blockage

    Hi, I suffered from eustachian tube dysfunction since I got a serious sinusitis and a cold last September. I saw coutless ear and throat doctors and took numerous medicines but cannot unblock my ears. I am doing exercise, massage, sunna and eating healthy food but no cure. I searched Internet and found...

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  • Ear Pressure, Dizziness/Woozy feeling and imbalance. ETD ?

    Hello, My problems started exactly one year ago. I started having this woozy feeling which is somewhat hard to describe. Its like my head is heavy.Its almost constantly there, and i can always feel it in the background, its like a mild wooziness in the frontal part of my head. around the same time i...

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  • Hello All !!! Update on ETD surgery.

    Thanks to all for your concern and questions. First off, I Iive in NJ and my Insurance carrier is Horizon BC/BS NJ Direct. ( I'm a retired state employee ). The snag in my case with insurance carrier, is that the procedure is so new they don't even have a way to code it. After...

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  • Clogged ear for 5 month - lots of exams that show nothing

    Hi everyone,  I must say that I thought about writing down a post here, but I didn't do it till now.  It's been almost 5 month since my misery had started, meaning, the ear pressure, to be specific, it's only on the right ear.  It all started one day, with lymph node that...

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  • Huge improvement!

    I went to my physical therapist Tuesday morning and she adjusted my jaw and released some tight muscles in my neck and inside my mouth (intraoral massage).  When I left my ears were fine.  I drove 3 hours away to meet my husband for a business trip and it's now early Friday morning and...

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  • ETD and Diuretics (water pills)

    hello to all ETD sufferers.  I have an inner ear disease called Meniere's Disease that has as one of it's symptoms a fullness in the ear that might resemble ETD.  I've found that taking a diuretic (50-75mg) dailey has completely eliminated my ear fullness.  I'm wondering...

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  • Balloon dilation procedure

    I live in Michigan, in the United States. Wondering if anyone here has ever had the balloon dialation procedure? Who was the Dr. ? What was the outcome? Any comments would be helpful.

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  • Surgery finally approved and scheduled !

    After 16 months of suffering with this terrible condition, I am on schedule to have a balloon dilation of my eustachian tube on Friday 7/7/17. All pre op testing has been done and  insurance approvals ok'd. I am both looking forward to and a bit anxious about the procedure, which should...

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  • Tumeric

    Tumeric with curcumin is supposed to fight inflammation and I know most of us have been told our Eustachian tubes are inflamed.  I started taking it two mos ago along with magnesium.  I can't really say if it's helped since I've also been doing a lot of other things at the same...

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  • Specialist follow ups

    I saw the neuromuscular - orofacial TMJ specialist today.  He is convinced my ETD symptoms are being caused by the TMJ.  The splint I've been wearing needed to be built up on the left side and he thinks that will help with the masseter muscle pain and the ears.  He said if I keep wearing...

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  • ETD and TMD

    If you have ETD with no apparent cause you should see a neuromuscular dentist, orofacial dentist or other TMD specialist.... even if you have zero jaw pain. A dentist will Just poke around and say you don't have it especially if you don't have pain. The neuromuscular dentist spent 3 to 3...

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  • Can I have ETD

    ...if my ear pressure is within normal limits? Everytime they check, my ear pressure is normal, but the times they've check it, I wasn't having the syptoms of ear fullness or clicking noises.  The syptoms of ear fullness and clicking noises come and go, sometimes they show up for only a...

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  • Post op follow up/ discussion with surgeon......

    Hello all ! ​I do want to acknowledge your questions and concerns you've all been sending me but I wanted to wait till I spoke with Dr. Undavia b4 I addressed any of you and this short  blurb should answer most. Saw Doc on 7/20/2017. Told him truthfully that I really didn't feel...

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  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction Cure

        As far as I know, there is not ETD cure, yet. I am interested in finding one. I am a Caucasian 34 year old man living in Santa Clara, CA. I have a BA in Psychology and work in a Neuroscience Lab. I was diagnosed with ETD a year ago. I have been suffering from it for 17 years. 13 years...

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  • Ears have been clogged for months...I want to give up

    Hello all, I started having problems with my ears after taking hormonal birth control medication. I had so many side effects from the medication that I had it taken out after only a few months of using it. Although some side effects did go away after stopping it, today I still feel like I have this...

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  • My ear sorted!!!

    Hello, after (i'm sorry but only) 2 weeks of prodding and poking and putting oil in and using every ear product under the sun except for the ear candles (cos I burnt myself last time) I am pleased to say I have sorted my ear. After the doctor said there was nothing wrong with either ear I eventually...

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  • Water in the ears? ETD

    Hi all,, I was just diagnosed with Eustachian tube dysfunction and given napoxoxen to cope. Before I was actually examined, a doc on the phone assumed it was an ear infection and told me not to got me ears wet. Does that hold true for ETD? I have another condition, which means I can;t shower,...

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  • Post Surgery results, observations

    Hello all !!! ​ As some of you know, I had my surgery ( Balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube ) on Friday 7/7/2017.  I was under general anesthesia ( pleasant experience ) and the procedure took about 20 minutes. Some observations. Procedure was painless post op except for the soreness in my throat...

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  • ETD what is the underlying cause??

    So I have had ONLY my left ear crackling and popping for over two years now. I never had allergy or sinus issues before but I have since been diagnosed with allergic rhinosinusitis, however it is not clear what exactly it is that I am allergic to. The thing that makes me feel like my ETD is not assocated...

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  • sick and tired

    In 2014 after suffering with sinus pain, infections and constant post nasal drip (never sneeze and never get itchy eyes).   I saw a piece on the local news for balloon sinuplasty and after having the procedure, my sinus pain has only been an issue once.   Although it also helped with ear pain,...

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  • ETD

    I believe I have been suffering from ETD since December 2016. I am going to see a specialist 7-31-17 to see if i am a candidate for the balloon dilation procedure. Feeling helpless and super depressed bc of the symptoms. Ear fullness, cracking, and popping ever time I swallow. I am unable to get any...

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  • Ear trouble for almost a year

    Hi, I'm new to this site and forums in general so sorry in advance if I don't do this right. Basically, in the summer of last year, at some point in the night I got quite a bad ear pain in my left ear and it felt like it closed up. The right ear followed a couple hours later. I had an earache...

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  • After 7 months of ETD, a stupidly simple solution

    "Punched in the head and held under water", I say when someone asks about my ETD symptoms – eardrum pressure and roaring tinnitus. No infection or sinus congestion, my tubes just stopped working 7 months ago. Doctors gave me the usual steroid spray, antihistamine, antiboitic treatment, to...

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  • Left ENT with vague results.

    Hey all. The ENT stated I have a slightly deviated septum towards right side which can cause the ETD on the right side. Been going on 6 months now. It is frustrating. Why after all the years of allergies and having the septum issue would I have problems now? The steroid spray I had been told to use really...

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  • My ETD story

    Christmas - 2016 I had a pain in the back of my neck that radiated up the back of my head and settled in the bone behind my right ear.   New Year's Day - woke up with a clogged right ear.  The NP cleaned out the wax and gave me antibiotics and ear drops.   My right ear was closed up...

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  • Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

    I have been experiencing Eustachian tube dysfunction starting about 4 years ago. Over the last 8 months it has been non-stop with ear closing off, crackling, popping, clicking when I swallow, pressure and tinnitus. I live on the wast coast of US in Seattle and have been to 2 GP, 5 ENT, 2 Allergists,...

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  • Cured my eustachian tube dysfunction

    I've had this problem off and on for years.  I have allergies, so always assumed it was related to that.  Nope.  This past year, I discovered I also have a thyroid issue, and ETD can be related to hypothyroidism.  Well, even on thyroid hormone I still had the ETD.   So I've...

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  • How about this then.

    Two years ago I was diagnosed by a specialist ENT doctor as having ETD.In all fairness he told me there is no treatment & no cure.Despite that I visited two other ENT specialists both were somewhat vague & one actually said that there was no evidence if the complaint. This last month with the...

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