I've had a blocked right ear for 3 months

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My right ear is blocked and it's driving me mad. I have LPR (acid reflux) which may cause it as well as post nasal drip. I have seen ENT and they say is a blocked Eustacian tube. I can hear ok but when I speak all I can hers is my own voice in my head ! Any ideas how I can get over this. I've tried decongestants, steaming, ant acids. Any advice would be appreciated thanks

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    What did the ENT say about ear-syringing?
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      Cool... Did they say how long the Eustacian tube would take to clear up / re-absorb into the body?

       

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      Do you know of any ways to help clear the Eustacian tube ? ENT says it's blocked due to excess mucus and irritated from mild acid reflux, plus I'm a flight attendant which exasperates all of the problems due to cabin pressure
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      Yeah I just been for a revisit, muchos lack of sympathy and, "probably be better in a fortnight".  In fairness it is better everyday, and I can hear stuff crunching around on the 'brain' side of the eardrums..... 
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      I have just bought Eardoc off the internet. It's a kinda vibrater that unblocked the eustatian tube. Well I have to say I think it's worked, it's certainly better. My ear is a lot less blocked. I'm going to keep using it and see how I go !
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    Sorry to hear about your problem...Let me tell you what just happened to me and perhaps this helps. i have been having similar symptoms...Among the many things I have read was...people findig relief with epinephrine...well today I went to the ENT...and after I tell him about all my symptoms he sprays my nose with some kind of anesthesia to insert the camara to see my eustachean tube...so now sitting at home I realise my symptoms have diminished...the ringing in my ear have stop and my esr feels better...check out epinephrine to see if it works for you too.
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      Hi there, so did the ENT doctor prescribe you epinephrine ? Or did it just clear after the doctor examined your nose and throat with the camera ? Epinephrine from what I gather comes in tablet form. Infact there is a form of epinephrine in cold and flu tablets.
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      Hi again...I was prescribed Afrin and it seems to have eased the pressure and made my ear pop!! Maybe it works for you...you can buy it over the counter.
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      I asked the doctor and he told me that it wss not epinephrine but Afrin and he prescribed it to me and it seems to help.
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    My left ear is blocked since I got a really bad headcold.  I went to the ENT and they did a hearing test said that both ears are normal.  Said nothing wrong but my ear is blocked doc.  He said just leave it alone.  Really?  I know there has to be a blocked tube so off I go now for a second opinion.  When I speak I hear my own voice in my right ear.  It makes you feel so out of sorts and I am afraid to walk down my steps.  I tried decongestants too.  Nothing.  I also have acid reflux and I wonder if that is the culprit.  I just don't know, so disgusted.
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      Hi Ellos...Im sorry to hear that you are going through Etube problems, you are not alone...hey Im here, in a distant land suffering from basically the same thing. My two ENTs said my left ear is fine but of course it is not. I use AFRIN and it brings some relief. I sit out in the sun cause I live in the tropics and it helps also, I do gargles with peroxide diluted in wster 1/2+1/2, this helps and this one maybe difficult but since I can go to the besch I breath in sea water. None of them have been able to cure it but I feel they give me some relief. See if you can try any of these, perhaps saline water can be used instead...hope you feel better soon.
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      I am so furious with the ENT I went to today saying nothing is wrong.  I know it feels like cotton is stuffed in my ear and the tinnitus (hissing noise) makes me crazy.  I know the dizziness is around the corner.  I am going to see an inner ear specialist on Friday with the hope that he figures it out for me.  Thank you for replying.  Feel better
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      I'm going through the exact same thing 5 months after a headcold, 2 ENT's a hearing test all normal. Yet my ear is plugged and crackles all day long it's driving me nuts.  I also have reflux and was prescribed 2x PPI's my reflux is controlled but my ear is still messed up.  I told the Dr's it started after a bad flu/sinus infection and they just brush it off.  Most recently they told me they would do a biopsy of the nasopharynx lymphoid tissue to make sure it's not something else.  I don't know what else to do...did you get your second opinion? 
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