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  • hannah06392 2

    Eustachian tube drains slowly? normal? and other questions

    About a week and a half ago, I started feeling alot of pressure in my ears. I had just recovered from a cold/sinusitis. My ENT doc confirmed it was indeed eustachian tube disfunction and that it will go away on its own. Well 2 days ago after laying on a heat pad, I started feeling fluid in my ear

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  • merlin17090 2

    ETD update

    Hello everyone, ​I'ts been about 7 weeks since I last posted and thought some of you might be interested in my ongoing progression of treatment of this annoying condition. At last post, I had a tube inserted in my right ear ( only side affected ) After 5 weeks I felt no improvement in my symptoms

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  • eisenhorn 2

    ETD and temperature or air pressure changes

    I've appreciated reading through most of these posts and responses in the ETD discussion, as they have given some good tips, but most importantly have made me understand I am not crazy. Well, I am wondering if anybody with ETD suffers more on days where the temperature and/or atmosphere changes

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  • DS123 1

    Eustachian tube dysfunction or something more serious

    Hello all I have had Eustachian tube problems for over 2 months ever since an upper respiratory infection with head pressure. My ears are popping and crackling every time I swallow or yawn. I have been to the ENT and they found no infection or hearing loss. I am having very unpleasant discomfort in

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  • lisalisa67 6

    Please answer

    I have been having issues with my ears since the flu in Decemebr.  I saw the ent a few times and noted mild etd and not to use motrin. I was getting tinnitus and weird ear sensitvity to sound. They blamed motrin use. Dr. Wouldn't do a  scan. Thru a series of drs was told tmj and ended up beginning

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  • hannah06392 2

    Is head pressure a symptom of ETD??

    When i was first have Ear trouble (pressure in ears) 2 months ago, i would feel a slight pressure in the back of my head. Now that my ears are draining and eustachian tube possibly inflamed says the ENT dr, i feel a pretty constant pressure in the back of my head. Its bearable but very

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  • ann5678 2

    Euschatin tube fluid in ear

    came home on 5/8 with a cold from flying and found out I have fluid in my euschatin tubes. Went to dr who put me on z pak and 1x day predisone for 5 days. Not better so went to ent and was informed my hearing was fine and my eardrum intact so put me me on a heavy dose of predisone for 6 days and

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  • ibor 2

    ETD only while weight-lifting or on high intensity sports

    Hello all, I've been having ETD for the past two years only when my heartbeat goes to the roof on a high intesity sport or while doing weight lifting. First they thought it was caused by an allergic reaction to house dust. After I cleaned my house more often the ETD was resolved for a while. After

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  • hannah06392 2

    Ear hurts, draining, all tests normal

    Ive had this problem for 2 months now. After a sinus infection. I can actually feel fluid draining from the ear down to the throat. They say draining is good. But I also will feel pressure in the ear, throbbing/pain around and behind the ear. I even feel pressure in the back of the head! It is

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  • mike 05061 2

    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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  • needsomehelp26 2

    Are balance problems normal with eustachina tube dysfunction

    Hi, I have been suffereing from eustachina tube dysfunction for 1 and a half months. During this time I have been having problems with my balance among many other symptoms. I was wondering if anyone is having similar problems with ETD. I was given methylprednisolone tablets, I am getting so worried

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  • Alexwolf 2

    ETD for a year and 4 months.

    Hello everybody, this is my first post on this forum. I'm 21 years old and I have been suffering ETD for almost a year and a half. My symptoms include: hissing tinnitus in both ears permanently, popping/clicking when I swallow/ move my jaw and sometimes when i walk.  A feeling of fullness and

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  • sesamegirl 2

    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

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  • needsomehelp26 2

    Seeking advice with an update on my ETD and ENT visit

    Hello all, I would like to say it has been a blessing to hear from all of you and the amazing help I have received on this forum. It is always nice to have someone to talk with about this miserable condition. I have recently been to the ENT on Monday the 8th and wanted to give an update. I have

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  • nellie53 1

    worried sick :(

    i had an ear infection about 5 weeks ago and was given amoxcillin and nasonex .amoxoxcillin did nothing and had another antibiotic. infection seems to have gone and my hearing is not too bad but i have a ringing in my head (ears) and have just today started to "pop" my ears using the Lowery

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  • ForMartha 2

    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 got swollen next to my tragus,...

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  • Danweider 2

    Hearing loss for 3 months

    Hi everyone, I am currently looking for some advice. For the last 3 months now I have been suffering with hearing loss in my right ear, along with loud, very annoying tinnitus! Just recently got over the flu which I believe having a blocked nose made the hearing loss worse. Decided to get it

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  • jennifer11689 1

    Anyone with loss of taste after tubes?

    Back story: I had a mastoidectomy on my right ear 6 years ago. The "forever" tube placed in my ear lasted less than a year. Since then, the ENT has avoided tubes because they don't stay and I use hearing aides to compensate for the hearing loss due to the holes in my ear drums. The hole in my

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  • nancy5181 1

    Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

    I started with a severe sinus infection in November 2016.  I've never had such a sever sinus infection like the one I had in November.  It left me with tinnitus,  ear pain in both ears and a feeling of fullness in the ears.  I had sever throbbing in both ears for a couple of months.  I have been to

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  • alexia69415 3

    Desperte For Advice on ETs.

    Hi all.  I am at the end of my rope.  After suffering from allergies for over a year - non stop.  About 8 weeks ago, suddenly my ears wouldn't "pop".  I've had the wax vacuumed out and my doctor keeps telling me I have blocked Eustachian Tubes.  I've been given anti histamines, steroid nasal sprays,...

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  • annamay123456 2

    ETD causing me physical and emotional problems.

    Hi There I'm hoping I might be able to find some common ground with some of you with an ongoing issue I have had. For the past 3 years I have suffered with low, loud, inconsistent popping in my left ear. From what I can remember the first time I had it, it lasted a couple of weeks, the next year a

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  • ann32434 2

    Recent ETD Diagnosis

    Hi everyone, I'm brand new to all of this.  Is the picture I'm getting from the discussions posted here as grim as it sounds?  I've gone 3 weeks with clogged ears.  The ringing, pressure, poor hearing, etc.  Been on ear drops, antibiotics and steroids.  Infections gone, clogged ears not. The ENT

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  • catherine889 2

    Etd diagnosis, MRI and possible grommet

    Hello all, just a quick question I've had my ent consultation and a diagnosis of what the doc "thinks" is etd secondary to rhinitis. I'm now on saline washouts and flixonase bd. I can't see that it's doing anything, however my allergies feel better. The etd is worse today, but I think this may be

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  • Tympanic 2

    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 ago I had

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  • shay26178 1

    sounds in left ear for more than a year now

    I have problem that I hear sound in My left ear especially in later hours of the day or when I try to slepe. It is very disturbing. The doctor checked and said that the eardrum is tilted outwards, he gave me medicine to relieve congestion which I have used for 15 days. Just after that it has become

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  • lisalisa67 6

    Valsva maneuver question

    ok so i do the valsva manuever often. It can be very useful. I dont do it crazy hard. Lately the left ear sqeeks the air . Its an inside sounds not blowing thru the ear a squealing sound like if you tried to blow air thru you teeth  using your tongue sound. It does not pop open as they

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  • edm420 2

    Musician diagnosed with ETD, waiting operation

    Hi Everyone,  Over the past 4 years, I experienced my hearing getting muffled, and less sensitive to sounds. My right ear ecspecially, feels clogged, and has a sense of pressure, that I can't equalize through vasalva pulls. I was travelling by air a couple of time, which caused me severe pain at

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  • dymaz 2

    Do I have ETD, my 3 Tympanometry Results

    Hello, I developed Tinnitus on my left ear in January 2016.  One doctor said I had a lot of wax on my left ear and removed it. She also said I had water and prescribed Flonase. My ringing wasn't so bad until I took the Flonase, it made my ear ring more intense within a minute of breathing it in. Anyhow,...

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  • michael11955 3

    Michael Woolf

    One medical specialist I've seen has advised me that I have Eustachian Tube specialist equally quaqlified says ther is no evidence to support they agree is that they say there is no treatment or cure. I have inquired about a saline or balloon wash & I'm told this

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  • laszlo14520 2

    Ear pressure, crackling and post nasal drip worse after eating

    I've been suffering with chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction for 19 months now. I have crackling sounds in my ears every time I swallow and ear pressure build up every time I drive or travel. The pressure in my ears seems to flare up about 10-15 minutes after eating a meal, the bigger the meal the more/

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  • SonnysGirl 3

    Ear clogged.

    My hub had a ear tube on 3-17 for a ear that had been blocked for 2 months. Know his ear drains and feels the same way! Any info anyone can give. Doc said it's normal.

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