Re: Constant ear popping
Wow, finally someone with similar symptoms to me! I acutually did a double take when I looked at this post to make sure it wasn't something I wrote.
I had a couple of food impactions late last year. No one was really sure what was wrong, though it was a rare disorder, but then found out it was reflux. My ENT says its LPR, but my GI disagreed. I was scoped and dilated twice, with no results. I was on ppi's once a day, then twice, finally three times, with little results. Finally they decided to do a nissen fund. surgery on me last week.
Ever since my first scoping, which is what caused my reflux to become lpr and start affect my larynx. , I have had almost constant ear popping and sinus problems. My PCP said it was post nasal drip, but my ent disagreed. I didn't have much of it the first few days after the surgery, but now it is back full force and actually totally blocked my right ear today, like I was swimming underwater.
Sometimes as well, at the top of my throat, the top swallowing muscle contracts as if I was trying to swallow something, when I have not swallowed anything. Sometimes it also feels like my lymph nodes are inflammed and that my throat constricts, although I can still breathe.