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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Balloon dilation - post-procedure symptoms?

    I've had moderate ETD for decades w/loud crackling and clicking when I swallow. Difficulty equalizing pressure on planes, elevators and driving up/down hills. I could usually equalize ears with an voluntary tubal opening (VTO) maneuver which I would repeat many times a day. Symptoms have gotten worse...

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  • recent update and options

    Hello all. ​Brief update and options for those of you who've been responding to my posts. Absolutely no improvement or progress with condition and symptoms. Spoke with Dr. Undavia who performed balloon dilation surgery back on 7/7/2017. He advised me to cope with it as best as I can and we...

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  • Caffeine & Alcohol and ETD

    Hi Everyone, I am new here. I have been suffering with ETD for 4 years after an ear infection that kept me ET completely shut for 2 months! I was misdiagnosed with PET first and after 3 ENT's, I was correctly diagnosed with ETD. My ETD is not horribly bad, but it can change my mood when it flares...

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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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  • Sound waves to drain blocked ears

    I had a really bad flu that ended in an inner ear infection.  2 round of antibiotics and 2 rounds of penicilin didn't help with my deathness, popping, crackle, etc. Yesterday my doctor put a musical tuning fork (I don't know what note) in the centre of my forehead.  I could hear it...

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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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  • Can ETD cause permanent hearing loss?

    I'm still not sure if i have ETD, but the symptoms are remarkably similar and they come in bouts where my left ear randomly feels lots of pressure, crackling and Tinnitus for days at a time before calming down for a week or two then repeating again. I've had this problem for 5 months now and...

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  • I haven't got ETD

    Over 2 years ago I was diagnosed with ETD by a leading ENT specialist in my city.I have all the classic symptoms & was told basically to live with it by the doctors.A few weeks ago I had an xray & a very detailed scan & was advised by the senior radiologist that there is no evidence of ETD...

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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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  • ETD with post nasal drip back and TMJ and deviated septum

    I've been diagnosed with ETD for about 3 years. There has been no single diagnosis for my ETD just oh it will clear up on its own from ENT and my doctors and my dentist has told me it won't go away because I have TMJ.  Went I my doctors couple months ago because I had the feeling of lump...

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  • ETD

    Hello, I have a 7 year old son. We found out at about 15mths that he couldn't hear and we where practically yelling at him. He would feel vibrations/bass of music and scream and cry loud. He was a finger sucker too. We ended up at that time getting him tested with the early on program and was...

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  • Eustachian tube - how long does it take to drain?

    Last week i started feeling fluid move down from my ear to my throat. Felt thick and moved slow. Now i feel the fluid more loose and feel it try to drain a few times a day. Is it a good sign if the fluid feels more loose? How long until it fully drains and i stop feeling the fluid? Its a weird and...

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  • App for Tinnitus

    I have no idea if this app  is helpful or not.  I just read about it today in a TMJ article.  I don’t have tinnitus but I know several here do.   It’s called Tinnitis Alleviator by Neuromonics.   They claim a 40 to 50% reduction in symptoms after 6 to 8 mos of using.  

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Some updates

    I saw my orofacial pain specialist for my TMJ and found out he's retiring with two weeks notice!  He adjusted my bite splint and told me to do "magnesium loading" and to take 80mg. lavender oil pills twice a day.  He said some TMJ patients respond well to this due to both helping...

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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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  • Frustrating ETD still here 5 months later!!

    My ears wont stop popping every time I swallow! It has been 5 months. I had a VNG and they found no response from my right ear to cold or hot air. This is causing my balance problems due to the vestibular nerve damage. If I don't move around I tend to decompensate and start wobbling. My ears however...

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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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  • 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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  • Totally fed up .. 2 operations later

    After constant ear pain finally got to see ENT consultant last year. Ended up having an operation as had deviated septum which was causing a retracted eardrum. Anyway stitches caused a hole and had op no 2 which hasn't worked. I now have 2 holes in my septum causing my nose to whistle on top of...

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  • Ent appointment number 2 results

    Just had another ent appointment . Still have etd . Though I am managing to pop my ears more than last year ( fingers crossed it may continue ) I have also been diagnosed with exzema in ear canal . He thinks this may be the cause of my constant ear infections and not the etd as I thought . i find it...

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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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  • 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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