Has any one out there ever suffered with blocked ears? it,s scaring me so much

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been to doctors and he said its not wax or infection, but thinks its a problem with my eustachian tubes..please someone say i,m not the only one, coss its been 3 weeks now and i,m so scared i,m going death..?

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    Hello Julia.

    My right ear is constantly itchy and blocked.

    I've had it syringed numerous times and I'm constantly using otex ear wax remover, this gives temporary relief then it starts all over again .

    my doctor says I'm just one of the unlucky ones who's ear is prone to build up.

    I personally think there's more to it than that, because when it is blocked and itchy I sometimes get dizzy and a little nauseous. Maybe an infection? Who knows.

    so no, you are not alone.

    Best of luck

    Johm

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      Hi John, the doctor told me its not wax or an infection, but thinks ive got a problem with my eaustachain tubes?!  i,m so scared cos i feel half deaf especially in left ear, i used otex and its blocked it completely..if it was wax at least i could have them syringed but its not apparentely..wish i could judt hear normally again..
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      Hi Amy..no not really any ringing in my ears ..just deafness, it,s the left one mainly , its became much worse after i put otex in it..i tied to pop the them today then the right one became worse..How long have your ears been like this?
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    I have the same problem with my left ear it drive me crazy been 2 the hospital and ears nose and throat specialist Everyone said every thing is ok
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    Sounds like simple otitis media, which is taken care of in the dr's office by a simple procedure that's a bit uncomfortable but not all painful.  They simply insert a ventilation tube in your tympanic membrane that allows the fluid in your middle ear to drain into your system and clear out the hearing obstructiion.  I've had this done several times it's easier than going to the dentist.  There's no hospital stay and no general anesthesia involved and it only takes 10 minutes or so.  They may give you some anti biotic ear drops afterwards.  This is nothing to worry about.
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      Thanks for reply Jim..are you in the uk? The doctor didn,t mention that condition he just said think its a problem with my eustachian tubes..don,t know if he really knew, i was hoping it was an infection or they needed syringing but apparentely neither ...i hope your right then because i,m so scared i,m going deaf..
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      I'm not an expert or medical proffessional.  I live in the U.S.  I was told by my ear dr that the middle ear normally drains fluid into the eustachian tube.  Sometimes when it stops draining, opening up the ear by putting a ventilation tube in it through the eardrum allows fluid to drain normally into the eustachian tube.  It's like sticking a straw into a glass of liquid and holding your finger at the end, the liquid remains in the straw instead of pouring out.  Let go of the end of the straw and air moves in and allows the liquid to pour from the straw.  It's based I beleive on that principle.  the procedure for inserting a tube is a little uncomfortable but not painful.  It takes about ten minutes or so.  they use a topical local anesthetic.  It's sort like a dental procedure.  Before the tuve is inserted they can suction out the fluid and hopefully afterwards your middle ear is no longer clogged.  I'm not saying this is what you're suffering from as I'm not a dr and I don't know all this but it's a possibility you might want to check out.  I don't know if your NHS in the U.K. can get you to an ear nose and throat dr specialist right away or whether your gp can expedite this.  You might at least want to ask your gp if this could be the problem with your ears.  I've had this problem a  lot and on several occasions I've had Ear nose and throat dr's clean me out and put in tubes.  This is commonly a procedure done on children but it does happen to adult as well.  Have yourt gp look into this possibility.  It's called Otitis Media andn ask if you need tubes inserted.
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      thanks for your reply Jim, i will see how i go for a while then if it dosn,t correct its self i will go bacck to my gp and mention what you have said..it,s so scary all this..
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    See a maxillary surgeon. You most definetly have TMJ and your eustation tubes are bring pushed by your muscles in your jaw from the tmj. A soft mouth splint and a few weeks time, if its tmj will resolve.
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    Yes!!! I've had this too. Caused me lots of worry but all it was was blocked tubes.... You are fine.

    Remember you control your mind, your mind does not control you....

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