Ear discomfort, please help

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Hello, I had a vestibular problem since 09/2016. I do not have dizziness anymore and I dont have vertigo for over 4 months. All I have left is, fatigue and pressure in my right ear... But this pressure makes me go insane, it stays 24h, its not pain, its a discomfort, sometimes more intense than other days... It stays 24h, even when I sleep, doctors don't know what I have... 

My hearing is fine, I have small episodes of tinnitus (2 times per month) and they only last 10 seconds. 

The only symptom that really bothers me is this ear pressure, its so strong sometimes, its like my right ear is weak? My eardrum is fine.

 

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    Have you seen an ear, nose, and throat specialist? I have the same issue, but it's due to a damaged eustachian tube. I take Sudafed when it's especially bothersome, but my ear never feels normal. Have you tried Prednisone for awhile? 

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      Yes I have seen plenty of ENT specialists. Do you only have the pressure as a symptom? I have other symptoms too, being tired all the time, I feel sick all the time, I never felt normal again. I never tried any of those. How long have you been like this?
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      Have had trouble for years. Tinnitus, pressure, lightheaded, and pain when I fly. Occasional short bursts of vertigo. I haven't felt normal or well for years. I also have allergies and lousy sinuses, so it's probably all related. Do you have allergies?

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      I have lighthead sometimes, how did this all start? Why haven't you got any better? I do not have any allergies, doctors say I am recovering, I dont have vertigo for months, I do not have sinuses. All I have is, I feel sick all the time and I have pressure in my right ear/head. Its annoying but doctors say it will pass.

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      Mine started when I moved to Pennsylvania from Colorado. It's very damp here, and there is more plant life. I'm allergic to most of the grasses, weeds, and trees here. I was fine in Colorado. Also allergic to my cats. I get allergy injections, bit they only do so much.

      I had an ear infection in the 1970s, and let it go too long. That damaged the eustachian tube in my left ear. That, plus all of the allergies, keeps me from getting better.

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      I am only 20 years old, I had an inner ear infection and I also let it go too long, but every doctor says it will eventually pass, why it didnt pass for you? I can't live forever like this, I don't know how you feel atm, but I feel sick and ill 24/7, for me its a living hell. I hope we both can get healed one day

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      In my case, it was water that got into my inner ear, infected and I let it go for 1 month without doing nothing, then it started getting worse. I have vestibular injury on my right side and probably also a eustachian tube damaged, I am not sure tho. 
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      I hope that it does resolve for you. I was in my twenties when I developed the ear infection. It hasn't always been horrible but flying sets it off, as does any kind of upper respiratory infection. Living with my cats doesn't help, but I would never give them up. I've also had sinus surgery, which seemed to help my ear for awhile. After flying several times last year, my bad ear felt that it wouldn't open. The ENT had me get an MRI to rule out a tumor. Everything was fine. 

      I'd like to tell you that it will all be fine, but sometimes ear problems just never resolve 100%. I think you will see improvement. The only other thing that I can recommend is to try to see an ENT at a teaching hospital. They are so thorough, and they bring in medical students and interns to give input into what they think might be wrong. I spent an hour at University of Pennsylvania Hospital with the head of the department. Best appointment ever.

       

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      I see, did you had an ear infection? Or an inner ear infection? I know ear problems sometimes they never resolve 100% but the brain learns to cope with it and the patient becomes symptomless. I feel sick 24/7, that is what is killing me, I do not have one moment of relaxation. But I will probably do what you said and go to an ENT in a teaching hospital. Actually, I feel like I am getting worse from what I was 1 month ago, that's why I think I have something else, and my symptoms were always different from everyone else, I barely had any vertigo, no fever, no nasal problems or any sort of constipation. All I have is dizziness, pressure and fatigue. It's weird because no one seems to match my symptoms. Thanks for answering.

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