Re: Ear problems in an Adult
Here is my story on ear problems. I want to post everything I found out, so maybe I can help someone.
I also am having ear problems. My right ear is aching, itchy, feeling of fullness, and constant ear ringing, so much so that I'm not sure if the ringing is coming from that one ear or both! I have had dizzy spells about 1 year ago; both don't have them now for some reason. I have been to doctor a dozen of times. I have tried steroid drops for the ear but they actually made my ear worse. Then sinus and allergy meds, and antibiotics. I just had blood work done and my doc found that I was severe anemic. I'm taking 3 doses of iron a day at 5grams at a time. Doc seems to think that could be the cause for the ear ringing. I have had an itchy right ear for many years now, but thought nothing much of it. However, my doc seems to think it could be all related to low iron levels. I also, have experienced some TMJ in the past, which also could cause ear ringing, so I went back to the dentist and had that looked at. Of course, the dentist told me my jaw is not lined right so now I am wearing a splint all the time except when I eat. In another attempt to stop the ear ringing I went to the chiropractor as I have a history of tight shoulders and neck. Wow, did the chiropractor relax me for a couple of days and stopped the ear ringing for a day. But the ear ringing did not go away. I went to an ENT specialist and he put me on Xanax to calm me because the ear ringing is driving me crazy! In addition my other doc gave me Ambien CR to help me get some sleep. It doesnâ€™t work, not strong enough to calm me, just makes me exhausted. I now take one Xanax before bedtime, and this lets me get enough rest, but still waking up through the night.
Hope this helps someone, and if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.