I've had this fucking thing in my ear bothering me since March, and i don't know if it's glue ear, or an infection or w.e, heres my post on it from a while ago. Like i said i've gone at least 4 times to my primary care doctor and he couldn't find what was wrong with me either, all he said was "wait it out". So after like a month of this shit still bothering me i decided to go to an otolaryngologist, which specialize on crap like that, but apparently he doesn't know shit either. I told him everything that was wrong with me, and that my other doctor said i have fluid in my middle ear, he checked everything i even got a hearing test, and he said everything was fine. All he told me was "stay away from cars with loud music and don't turn your ipod on too loud". What the hell? So it's still bothering me and now i don't know what to do, or who to turn too now. Paid $40 co-pay for someone to tell me to not listen to loud music. Good shit.
Okay what the hell?
Wait what? What may be it?
Third opinion? Who?
I'm not asking for a magic cure im just saying if an ear doctor doesn't even know then who do i turn too now? Am i stuck like this? And just now i started getting these little sharp poking feelings in my ear when i swallow.
Yeah but i know loud music isn't the case, i'm just mad that that's all he could say.
Well your hearing can't be too bad (or affected by this problem), if you passed the hearing test.
I have absolutely no idea what this is. The only thing I could suggest is posting it all over medical forums on sites and hoping for a solution.
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I had an infection in 2 of my wisdom teeth a long while back and it caused ear pain. There are nerves and/or passageways (depending on if you're looking at the mouth or the sinuses) that connect between the ears. The Eustachian Tube runs from your middle ear to the back of your nose and this is what creates the "pop" you get when you swallow or chew gum on an airplane. Having too much fluid in your middle ear (like your doctor said) can affect the frequency and extent of this. It should resolve itself, but I don't know in what time period but I would imagine it would have fixed itself by now. According to your earlier thread on this problem, your doctor gave you something for allergies. Allergies can cause blockages in the Eustachian Tube(s) (I know, because if I don't take allergy medicine I get Eustachian problems when I'm on a plane). Here's a method of relieving uneven pressure that might help: Pinch your nostrils closed. Then, take a deep breath and hold it as you close your mouth. Finally, with your cheek and throat muscles forcefully press the air into the back of your nose. (http://www.ehow.com/how_2085315_pop-ears.html) If this brings relief, we might have found a possible cause for your problem. Do you have any sinus problem? Sinusitis (sinus swelling) can also interfere with the Eustachian Tubes.
Another cause is from the jaw muscles. When you swallow, your jaw muscles clench and tighten which can indirectly affect the muscles that open and close the Eustachian Tube. Do you know if you have any Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) issues or any problems with your teeth (uneven bite)? TMJ problems can sometimes involve the rubbing of your jaw bone which has been known to create a clicking or popping sound.
There may be something abnormal going on in one or more of these areas, so I would look further into these possible problems. I'm interested in what you turn up so let us know if you learn anything.
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Originally Posted By: ImBobPinch your nostrils closed. Then, take a deep breath and hold it as you close your mouth. Finally, with your cheek and throat muscles forcefully press the air into the back of your nose. (http://www.ehow.com/how_2085315_pop-ears.html) If this brings relief, we might have found a possible cause for your problem. Do you have any sinus problem? Sinusitis (sinus swelling) can also interfere with the Eustachian Tubes.
Yeah doing that brings relief. But i was actually told by the ear doctor not to do that, but whatever. Sinus problems? Well i mean i guess i do have allergies so i get the occasional stuffy nose. But it's weird because one second my nose can be stuffy and then 10 minutes later it's all cleared up.
Well the ear doctor did check inside my nose and said everything was good. So idk.