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  • Eustacian Tube Dysfunction

    Hi there, I am a 21 year old male who is currently suffering from symptoms resembling Patulous Eustacian Tube Dysfunction, where the eustacian tube remains partially open. This causes me to suffer from a feeling of fullness in both ears. I have suffered with this problem for about a year now and 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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  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction...surgical success

    First, let me apologize to all of you who are or have been suffering from ETD...and have not been able to find help for this life altering affliction.  My apology is because after many months of suffering with this horror, I did have balloon dilation surgery (July 13, 2017) on both of my ears and...

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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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  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction - Over 6 Months

    I was diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in October and after a few months of being told to see how it goes I was given Flixonase nasal drops for 6 weeks. Unfortunately, this hasn't solved the problem. I've been told grommets are only funded in exceptional cases and you need to have...

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  • Possible ETD Relief... After ear infection

     Also read: "Possible ETD Relief... may also apply to hearing and tinnitus issues"  I originally wrote this about a month ago, but wanted to make sure I improved. Since then, there has been a new finding. There are two pieces to the puzzle. ETD for about 5 months,...

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  • Can ETD be this bad?

    I went to the urgent care months ago and was diagnosed with ETD. I had on and off symptoms over the past 5 years but now it is just very steady. For some reason I think it has to do more with anxiety, but even when im not anxious I still feel the same. My biggest symptom is imbalance while walking and...

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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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  • Eustachian tube dilation success stories

    Who has had the eustachian tube dilation and it was a success for you! I have met only 1 person. Mine was NOT a success. They say the success rate is 80%. I would like to hear from anyone who it has worked for.....was it instant or it took weeks for you to feel that it worked.??

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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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  • 20 days and counting :(

    20 days ago I woke up and all the hearing in my left ear was completely muffled. Prior to this I had only ever had one ear infection in that ear which was about 2 years beforehand. No head cold but I do suffer from allergies so it is always my daily routine to take an over the counter antihistamine....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ETD due to sinus drainage from allergies?

    Around Christmas I had a bad pain in the back of my head on the right side.  On New Year's Eve the pain from the back of my head was gone but it had moved to the bone directly behind my right ear.  I woke up on New Year's Day and my right ear was clogged.  None of the doctor's...

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  • Strong ear cracking/popping already for 5 months/any advice

    Hi, my problems started with ear infection in august last year, which caused then one side subjective tinnitus, had cope with dealing with tinnitus and just got stronger after stress, somehow got used of it with some masking in the night, but then other problems started. One month later my other starter...

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  • 2 1/2 months of ETD problems

    Hi, about 2 1/2 months ago I got weird muffled feeling in my head. No cold or anything. One ear started with tinnitus and fluid. Then it spread to the other. I had dizziness and had pressure. I got severe anxiety over it. I had an episode of tingling in head, neck pain, and hair pain on my legs(only...

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  • Strange noise

    Hi , I posted before about my ear problems. I had ear blocked and had that hissing sound in my ear and I was told I might have infection. I had 2 weeks of antibiotic eardrops and nothing changed . I went to GP and was referred to ENT doctor. On Wednesday I had app and doctor removed /hoovered all the...

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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 long does etd take to resolve??

    Hi, I’ve been suffering from etd for 7 weeks now, I’ve been to 4 doctors(one including an ENT) and they told me, that I will be fine, and I need to be patient and wait it out. I got the flu and strep throat back to back and i believe that was the cause. My life these past 7 weeks have been dreadful days...

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  • Blocked ears for almost a month now!! What do I do??

    Hi, So I woke up a month ago with my ears feeling full, two days later I had really bad tonsillitis. After the tonsillitis cleared up my ears were still feeling full. I can hear everything but every time I strain my ears or try to swallow they click and sound like bubbles popping in the bath. They also...

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  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction/Balloon Dilation/AERA

    I have been suffering from severe ETD for about 7 years now. It's on and off but mainly on. At it's worst I have extreme pressure in my ears and if I am not concentrating on it my ears take on a mind of their own and they are constantly trying to pop themselves. I catch myself ... not sure how...

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  • Bad ETD - what works?

    I've had ETD for the last few weeks- pressure build up and mucus possibly due to not blowing my nose for three months after having a myringoplasty. I've had to be super careful! The perforated ear drum has now heeled but this ETD is horrible!! Just wondered if anyone else has had this and what...

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  • Headache for 4 weeks, intense ear pressure

    Please help I need to know I'm not alone. It all started 4 weeks ago, with a dull headache over my left eye to the base of skull. I was pretty sure it was tension. It didn't go away, and about 2 weeks ago I started getting head and ear pressure off and on all day everyday. I went to urgent...

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  • My ears have been blocked for 8 months!

    Hello, So basically this all started from an airplane landing 8 months ago, where my ears hurt like hell during the decent. My ears were clogged and i tried everything (blowing, yawning, nasal sprays, you name it). So i saw an ENT for a few months and he kept giving me remedies until he agreed to do...

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  • Eustachian/ ETD Statistics and Details

    Is there any pools of data out there with statistics. I'm trying to start a thread where we can post details to see if the condition is related to one specific. You can copy and paste, and add category's if you wish. Answer what you feel comfortable with. Type of ETD- Right ear would not open....

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  • 3 + years with stuffy/clogged/crackling ears

    I have had stuffy/full and crackling ears for 3 years. Driving me crazy. The crackling is triggered by clanging sounds -- dishes, silverware, etc. hitting each other, tinny sounds such as microphone amplified voices, and even voices on cell phones -- with the cell phone up to my left ear, the tinny sound...

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