Persistent ear problems

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Coming up to four years with ME/CFS. Since the outset had the sensation of blocked ear (right) and,?sometimes, blocked nostril (right). I supposed that it was just one of the fluey symptoms that often comes with CFS. My theory is that the body thinks it still has a virus so reacts as if it does (long after the virus has actually gone). Interestingly, movement/massaging of feet, shoulders etc produce a crackling in the right ear - of the sort that would precede unblocking. From a scan, there's no fluid in the ear - so it doesn't seem to be a Eustachian tube/drainage issue. Familiar to anyone else?

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    I too have been diagnosed with CFS and my have the same problems with the right nostril and ear. If I close the left nostril and blow out the often blocked right one, my dizziness intensifies. I've been to the ENT and tried all the steroids and nasal sprays but nothing helped. Thanks for sharing. 

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      Thanks...sounds familiar. In fact, my initial treatment was a variety of antihistamines and steroids, all of them equally ineffective. I used to get quite a lot of colds as a child and wonder whether the weakest part of your system is the one where symptoms manifest themselves with CFS.
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      Certainly was initially though it is less of an issue (though still an issue) now.
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