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Old 01-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #2
xtine04 xtine04 is offline
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Re: Possible Perilymph fistula from blowing nose?

yup. that's how mine started and was made worse 2 months later from swimming and 2 weeks after that from a chiropractor. it's been 18 months for me, i've run around trying to find a doctor who actually believes that PLFs exist. i have surgery booked at the end of Feb. to fix it.

i can manage now if i don't increase cerebral pressure ie. blow nose, lift anything over 5 lbs, try not to sneeze etc.. etc... most PLFs will heal on their own 2 weeks to 6 months. i wasn't so lucky.

if i were you, i'd try bedrest and try to find a doctor who is familiar with PLFs... what area are you in? i might know of a good dr.

christine