On prednisone and I think I have Patulous Eustachian tube dysfunction! Please help!

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1 1/12 weeks ago I had to take a 2 hour flight for a family emergency.  I came down with laryngitis and mild congestion day before flight.  I had mild ear pressure taking off and landing and my ears remained clear that night.  The next morning I had pretty blocked ears so I went to an Urgent Care.  They put me on steroid ear drops and Zpack.  Made me worse and saw ENT the next day.  He gave me a shot of prednisone with a 5mg 12 day taper.  I think I now have Prednisone induced Patulous Eustachian tube!  I’m just about tapered off and down to 5mg per day.  Will I go back to normal after getting off Prednisone.  I’m soooooo sad.  When I got home I saw another ENT who was rude, dismissive and said I had fluid in my ears and prescribed Flonase mist which I didn’t use. I’m not clogged! Wouldn’t let me ask questions.  Just glared at me.😥. I am seeing another specialist in Atlanta in a month.  Will I get better once I get off Prednisone??? Please help.  Everything I’ve read about this is awful.😥

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    Hello Tracey

    I hope you are feeling better.  I thought someone else might reply to you so held off and have just now noticed your post again.  I have a Patulous Eustachian Tube and I have taken Prednisolone in the past but not for over ten years and this started three years ago so I do not think there is a connection.  My 'Patulousity' (new word just made up) is only in one ear so again, I think if Prednisolone was involved, it would be in both ears.  I am not surprised about your experience with the ENT; I have been singularly unimpressed, mostly, with my own experiences with these.  Please do let me know how you are doing and also what your symptoms are if they are not better and I might be able to give your some advice.

    Best wishes, Maureen

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