Ear pressure /tinnitus /hearing loss

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Hi all, I am 28.

Im wondering if anyone has had experience with what i am currently dealing with.

Around eight months ago I suddenly experienced a clogged/pressure feeling in one of my ears. I also hear a loud pulse sound which is in sync with my heartbeat. When i talk loudly or listen to loud noises it crackles. I also find when i bend over or do certain things the pressure is worse.

I noticed that the hearing in the affected ear is poor so i definitely have some hearing loss.

iv been to my doctor about 4 times and iv been on several antibiotics (didnt work) and recently met an ENT who I probably spent 10 minutes with tops, he looked inside both ears and said the look fine and sent me for an MRI which came back clear so he referred me back to my doctor.

With the past few months im also very off balance and unsteady on my feet, Nothing is spinning more like a woozy /dizzy feeling, Im not sure if this is connected to my ear problem.

I rang my doctor again saying that im still suffering with symptoms and the basically told me my mri is clear that they didnt know what else to do.

Can any one give me some info on what i should do next ?

Its affecting my everyday life esp the dizziness.


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    this is exactly what i been going through i have had this for 3 years and all teat i have dine are normal it gives me anxiety when i feel like im losing balance and my ears and head feel pressure the heart beat in my left ears makes me disorientated i hope you get back to me i have been looking everywhere to see who else has this with no luck

    please respond

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    did you ever get resolution? i had some "leaking" in my ear and muffled sound, some tones. doc said it looked like fungal infection which can be stubborn to treat esp w diabetes. I've been dealing with this for 2 months the drops didn't work, now on another drop treatment with no improvement, actually more clogged now and sometimes hurts. Going back to doc Monday. saw your post and wondered if they tried anti fungal treatment for you or if they tried irrigating your ear? because of dizziness i also thought about MS, did they check for that?

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    I have similar symptoms.. ENT specialist said everything was normal but it could be ETD and only option was to have grommet surgery. So I had the surgery and the symptoms came back after 2 weeks. Went back to specialist who said there was nothing they could do but to take painkillers. I went to my GP who offered me anti depressants to help with my symptoms. I took them as I was desperate and they helped. I was offered them before I was offered the surgery and I wish I had taken them. They stopped working after about 8 months.

    I researched online for ages and came across articles about TTTS tonic sensor tympanic syndrome which is an anxiety based condition and can cause tinnitus. It says magnesium supplements can help so I took them and they have. I do still get some symptoms mostly pain but its manageable and its not constant.

    My GP said she would give me a referral to a private hospital but its expensive. I am still considering this.

    If you havent done so already, maybe go back to your GP and see if they give you a private referral. I was told that if its not on the NHS website, specialists at normal hospitals cant diagnose you with it. Be persistent with them and dont let them fob you off.

    Hope this helps

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    Hi Marie! I am sorry to hear that. Let me ask you, have you ever had any audiogram? How was the result?

    Best whises.

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