Ear issues and Perimenopause

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In relation to Perimenopause, has anyone experienced any strange issues with their ears? Sometimes, out of nowhere, I'll hear this tonal change, like a radio tuning in or something. I know this sounds strange. I don't know quite how else to describe it. Also, I'm in the throes of PMS right now (I typically experience PMSDD which is PMS on another level), and my left ear feels as if there's air in it, or as if I need to plug my nose and gently blow in order to equalize it. I noticed something similar the other day, like a fluttering in my left ear, and I just wondered if anyone has experienced anything like this? Possibly even those of you who have said they experience dizziness, which I actually haven't experienced myself, no dizziness, just this weird ear thing. It's not an earache, it doesn't ache. It's just as if it's lightly plugged or something, or needs to be equalized. That's the best I can do to describe. 

Hope this doesn't sound too "out there!" Lol. 

Thanks for any help.

MoonLeaf ~

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    it's not too "out there" lol.  there are so many weird things happen to us at this time.  I have this.  I've had it for four years.  Tried all sorts of eardrops, had lots of doctors look at them. but all can't find anything wrong.  It feels blocked and I also get a ringing, tinnitus?   The weird thing is, after weeks of feeling blocked it will sometimes pop and no ringing and I feel balanced again.  Then, it comes back and stays for weeks, months.  I now think of course it's all hormonal, when I'm out of balance all over, my ears tell me so.  Then brief moments of balance.  ha, it does sound too "out there".  lol

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      me too, it is with me so much of the time that when it stop, it is sooo nice! then in a few seconds it is back. i guess i don't really think about it much, but the body is pretty interesting! 

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      Hi,

      I have experienced something similar. I had a ringing in my ears off and on over the past few years with episodes of feeling like there is a pressure build up in my ears which actually felt like it starts in my throat around my tonsil area. I know it sounds strange but that's how it felt.

      A few months ago this pressure feeling got worse and no matter what I did I couldn't get any relief. At this point everything sounded hollow to me and all I wanted to do was get my ears to pop. Went to doctor and no ear infection. He said it was called eustation tube dysfunction and I needed to clear out the blocked tubes from all angles. Took a steroid nasal spray, antihistamine/decongestant and gargled with Cepacol mouthwash. It took about two weeks but finally it cleared up and I've had no problem since!

      I don't know if this is what you are suffering from but thought I'd share my experience with you in hopes that it may help.

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      Hi there!

      Thank you! Thank ALL of you ladies as ALL of THIS ... has been MOST helpful! I SO appreciate all the information, and to share such personal information on here, it just really a privilege to be trusted with the things you are all going through. So happy I found this forum. I guess I'm now adding this "ear thing" to my list of strange symptoms. To throw even more at you, I also get this overall body itch, almost like an itch you can't scratch. I thought maybe I just needed to moisturize more, but I really don't think that's it because I lotion-up after every shower in the morning, and even use a wet lotion that requires you not towel off so it soaks in. I don't have dry skin, but sometimes I could just itch and itch along my arms and legs and stomach and sides, it reminds me of when I was pregnant and your belly was growing and because the skin was being stretchec, how it would itch? If anyone recalls that? That's what it feels like. And, recently, read someone else on here experienced that. I'm definitely making a list of symptoms so I can explain ALL of this to the specialist. The more information this specialist has on me, the better. I would imagine at least. Thank you ladies, again! This forum has been a godsend! Feel so much less alone in all of this. 

      MoonLeaf ~

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      docs will try to rule out stuff, they will ask you if you changed your detergent. I itch a lot, but it is mostly my legs. Not sure if it is the multiple autoimmune diseses I have or if it is hormonal.  you might want to be checked for things autoimmune.  especailly if you have lots of issues. 
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      I do have Psoriasis that shows up for me as a small path, about the size of a dime, on the back of my scalp. I use T-Gel every few days and also Salicylic Solution and a cream. I've heard you can take a pill and nearly eradicate it. I'm seeing the dermatologist tomorrow to find out if I'm an eligible candidate for that or maybe mine is not severe enough, but during ovulation and PMS, I find that's when my stress levels go up, which in turn brings about a flare-up in my Psoriasis and then the whole-body itch. I just wondered if it could also be hormonal because I can't remember who it was, but one woman stated on here that she felt a whole-body itch during certain times of the month. I guess I'm solving my problems, one-by-one, trying to determine where perimenopause begins and engs for me, and my other issues begin and end, such as depression and Psoriasis. Those are separate issues that --thanks to Perimenoapuse-- I actuallly think are just heightened and taken to a whole other level. Perimenopause, for me, simply means that ALL of my issues, anything I've ever dealt with is just magnified and on blast--at nearly all times. I just don't understand how the body can withstand these severe symptoms for a sustained period of time. What a toll on the body, which is why I'm fully looking into bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), I can't help but feel like a little cream on my arms could very well change the entire course of my life by bringing me into balance--something I belive I've never, ever had. 

      MoonLeaf ~

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      everything that others have, I have had or have!  This forum is great for this.   I had the lower leg itching, horrible.  But it went away after a long time though.  don't have it now but have other strange things.  I've been tested by a rheumatologist for autoimmune diseases (is that the word?)  but all normal, so I would say it's all hormonal unless all doctors don't know what their doing which I doubt .  some might not, but I doubt ALL. lol

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      had my blocked ears for 18 years at 31yo, it comes and goes got real bad lately. think I'm in perimenopause due to being 48yo and other new complaints arising like my skin feels its getting pulled of my face and generalised tingling

       

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      Hi tmpearce!  Okay, I am so glad I found this. This sounds exactly what I have going on.  I hope you read this.  It's so scary when you get these crazy symptoms out of no where.  I am 45 and this throat thing just started.  Went to doc.  She gave me antibx bc I had so much goop in my ears.  I guess it helped a little, but now it's back.  Worse on left side than right.  My ears are crackling when I swallow.  I can try to pop them to equalize, but the crackling doesn't go away.  The steroid nose spray was prescription?  And what decongestant/antihistamine combo did you use?  My throat burns.  I'm guessing it's the fluid draining from my inner ear?  

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      I have that same itch especially my left arm for some reason. Its constant and more like a prickly itch underneath the skin. Its not the normal itchy skin. No matter what type of cream you put on......its still there. And i too have not got dry skin. Its indefinitely to do with hormones thats why creams dont relieve the itch. Its bothersome but i can live with it for now!!
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      The nasal spray was a combo of antihistamine and steroid as one spray.   It’s called Dymista and is quite expensive.  The doctor was really good and what he did was prescribe the two ingredients separately in their generic form so I ended up taking two nasal sprays.  The generic two ingredients are Azelastine HCL and Fluticasone.  It was so much cheaper to do it this way.  The Cepacol mouthwash has antibacterial ingredient that works better than other brands for clearing out throat and tonsil area when you gargle, thus preventing bacteria to travel into eustation tubes from tonsil area.  I think this is the way it works.  Anyway..it took a few weeks but it did clear up.  Your throat is probably burning from irritation from post nasal drip.  The nasal sprays should help with that.  Also, using a nedi pot to rinse out your sinuses may help but I would check with doc on this if you are taking nasal sprays...you don’t want to be defeating the purpose of the nasal,sprays by washing them out.   Hope this helps! 🙂

       

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      Thank you so much for the info.  I saw her again today.  She wants me to try decongestant nasal spray first and then I go back next Wednesday.  My throat feels a little better today.  My jaw and neck have been bothering me a lot.  Not sure if it's from all the swallowing trying to get rid of that stuff or what.  I tried neti pot.  It didn't really do anything.  Hopefully this nose spray will work.

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      Hi I suffer with this too it went away for years thanks to taking a water pills & Claritin D when it happens But now that my period stopped it's back it really makes me so miserable went to my ENT he said a starting of a sinus infection he put a scope in my sinuses cleaned me out a little he said take mucinex d & gave me an antibiotic that use to help well due to reflux issues the antibiotics gave me all these crazy side effects then someone told me they saw this on tv with women & perimenapause I'm going back to the Dr tomorrow & discuss my hormones might have brought tjis on as well What is the help of rinsing your mouth with the the mouth wash ? That sounds interesting thankyou

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      Hi 2chr,

      Wanted to check in on this post to see if you had noticed any relief with your ears/throat? I had my last period in June when all of my symptoms really started to kick in. I had this ear stuff for a while in June then it stopped for July and it started back up again this past week where my ears feel full for the first time in my life - as well as all of the other symptoms I'm having for the first time ever in this Peri Nightmare.  They did give me an antibiotic as they said it looked like an infection. But I finished that end of July. I'm noticing symptoms come and go - I will have 5 peri symptoms - then those will go away - then I will start some different ones, oh my! Thanks for any info you can share - this forum has been a lifesaver for me!

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      Hi finny.  After going through 3 rounds of antibiotics and still having the throat pain I went to an ent.  He did the scope up my nose to look at my throat.  He said he thinks it’s lpr (silent reflux).   He gave me some meds but I quit taking it and just cut down on acid producing foods and bought some cinnamon gum to chew after meals.  (I read that helps). And it must bc I have been feeling fine since then.  I still stay away from tomato sauce and any spicy stuff bc it makes my throat burn.  I used to not have that problem.
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      Hello there! I know you posted this a few years back, but i was googling and came across this. Same issues here. Might I ask what antihistamine/decongestant you used? Was it an antihistimine (like benadryl or claritin) or an decongestant (like sudafed)?

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