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  • Techniques to unclog the ears

    Background: My girlfriend attempted suicide via Atenolol and Aspirin but thankfully failed. She woke up with tinnitus which lasted about a month, but now has gone away.  Now it's 7 months later and she's complaining of "clogged ears". We did get a cat about a month ago, so maybe...

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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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  • etd, what to do?

    Hi everyone, I was told I have ETD, my right ear clogged every day for a few hours. I'm suffering from this for almost a year. It started just one they with clogged ear and like a long beep. I got a lot of allergy tablets and some allergy nosespray(mometason) and they kind of help but not all day....

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  • Long term possible ETD, Sinus and Head pressure issues

    I've had chronic tinnitus, ear popping and blocked feeling in my ears over the past 3 years (mainly inmy left ear). Alongside the discomfort, I've had with this issue, I've had various sinus pain and extreme facial pain for 3 weeks once when I literally thought I was having a hammer smashed...

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  • ETD what to do?

    i got told I have ETD and chronic rhinitis. I have had this trouble for several months now, my hayfever was awful this year so the doctor said it's probably because of that. I'm swallowing a lot of gunge at the back of my throat. He said to use Beconase nasal spray and antihistamine tablets....

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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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  • Have to fly soon with my chronic ETD help!

    Hi everyone long story short I've had my ETD since May of 2016 consistently with hardly any relief. Everyone I know is sick of hearing about it haha. My ENT has given me the steroid sprays which have done nothing and says that I'm too young (25) for him to want to do any surgeries because it's...

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  • Eustachian Blockage: 3 Weeks of Hell, Ear Just Popped!

    3 weeks ago after a flight and an odd virus where I felt run down/tired/stiff swollen neck I was left with sudden severe hearing loss in the left ear and eventually a buzzing in the ear. I've been very depressed and worried this could be permanent. For most people this will not be the case. I advise...

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  • Another Person Suffering with ETD- 3 months

    Hello All, I could use your advice. Like many of you, I am dealing with tinnitus,crackling, ETD, on/off pressure in my head. I never had a problem with ears, sinus or allergies before. 3 months ago I took a long flight with a cold and shortly thereafter I slightly perforated my right eardrum putting...

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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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  • Undiagnosed EDt and flying soon

    Have had a problem with my left ear for almost 3 years now, GP said glue ear,will get better,it didn't,referred too audiologist,said it was EDT was sent to ENT specialist,Nope,it's my teeth,dentist..nope it's my jaw.Saw max fac ?? Nope it's your ear,back to audioligist,nope it's ETD,ENT...

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  • Enough is Enough - my experience to date

    I started with ETD around May or June of 2014 after a bout of Pertussis I actually thought there was something living in my mattress. I finally mentioned this to my primary who sent me to an ENT who immediately diagnosed ETD and sent me on to Dr. Dennis Poe who is, as far as I can see, world renowned...

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  • ETD / PET fixed permanently

    Hello all, I'm going to try to make this as short and to the point as I can. I suffered through patulous eustachian tube (right ear) for 20 years with the last few of them being an every day all day (while not lying down) nightmare. I had 3 (machine breathing for me) surgeries, the first 2 were...

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  • Possible ETD Issues

    About a month ago I had my second sinus infection and I haven't felt myself ever since. My ears feel clogged, neck tension, headaches, congestion, and I just feel out of it. I've been to 2 different ENT doctors and an allergist who both said that my sinuses are inflamed but nothing else is wrong....

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  • Eustasion Tube Disfunction -Exercises to help open the Tubes!

    Please see this to open Eustasion Tubes these Exercises might help see the Video: I've also tried Candle Wax Therapy which helped a bit. The Ear Popper £100 has given some relief there are different ones but I was desperate so don't care about money I want to sort this problem. Moderator...

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  • Desperate for a solution - chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

    I am 23 years old and have been suffering from chronic Eustachian tub dysfunction (ETD) for almost 2 years now. Just before my graduation from university in May 2016, I got an extremely bad cold, resulting in stuffy ears (what I fondly refer to as my earmuff sensation). Unfortunately, my ears never went...

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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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  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Sinusitis :(

    hey there. Hoping you kind people can help a girl out So I've had ETD for the last year and am a Lupus sufferer for about 4 years now. I have also suffered from chronic sinusitis with post nasal drip for over ten years. ( I know, I know I am fit for the bin at this stage lol ). I also get staph...

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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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  • ETD and mental illness

    So I finally went to the doctor he told me he thought I had etd but wanted this confirmed by an ear specialist, that was two weeks ago.  My appointment with the specialist isn’t until nov 7th. I’ve had this before a few months ago but this time it’s literally making me go insane and it only seems...

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  • No Improvement at all !

    Hello all ! ​It's been just over 8 weeks since my ETD balloon dilation. Unfortunately and despairingly I have had no improvement, Wake up every a.m. and it's like "Groundhog Day" for my Eustachian tube.(sic). Still taking Xanax for the anxiety, but it seems I've built up a resistance...

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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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  • ETD balloon inflation

    Okay so a little background on me. So my whole life I’ve suffered from ear/nose/throat issues. I had enlarged tonsils, and a deviated septum. I would consistently get white tonsils, Post nasal drip, and a clogged ear. My doctor was consistently just perscribing nasal sprays and antibiotics and they would...

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  • Brain tumour or ETD?

    Hello. I'm 16 and female and I've had bad ear problems for many years, and after several ENT visits last year they said that I had ETD and didn't do a scan. One doctor did put a camera up my nose and said I had a deviated septum and enlarged adenoids. They put me on nasal sprays which haven't...

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  • Possible sinus issues

    I have been experiencing ear pain in my right ear and popping and crackling in both ears. I went to the emergency room twice and they put me on antibiotics and pain medication. The reason for that was because when the dr looked into my ears they did not see an infection. After 3 days and my symptoms...

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  • Eustacian tube dysfunction

    My ears have felt plugged/clogged for 4 months now, I used to have chronic sinus problems with sneezing and my nose running last year. However this seems to be long gone now, leaving me with my only a couple of symptoms  (blocked ears/head fullness). I can open my ears by fake yawning, jaw clenching...

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  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction for 2 months

    Hey everyone first time im posting on this website. But basically in August I got around 3 colds after each other before having to go on a trip abroad. Before I went abroad I had a blocked nose and blew really hard and felt something shoot up my sinuses/ eustachian tube and my ear drum started viciously...

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  • Glue ear won't clear

    For over three months since a cold I've had weak distorted hearing in one ear. The GP diagnosed glue ear with an otoscope and I've had anticongestant and nasal steroid spray which made no difference. I thought this sort of problem was something to do with ETD but I can blow air in and click the...

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  • ETD- treatment success?

    As frustrating as ETD is, i'm relieved to hear i'm not alone. I've had it for 18 months, which started after I lost my balance on a water ride, which resulted with a large amount of water pressure hitting my right ear. Since then, i have constrantly tried to un\"pop\"...

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  • Clogged ears, tinnitus, and crackling when swallow

    Hello All, I have been suffering for about three weeks now with my ears feeling like they are stuffed up or full, tinnitus, and every time I swallow my ears sound like they are crackling. The stuffed up feeling moves from ear to ear but mainly stays in the left. That also happens with the tinnitus....

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