Re: Myoclonus In Ear
I have experienced middle ear myoclonus. Please don't despair...it really can go away as quickly as it came. I believe mine is the result of a series of ear infections I have had in the past 5-6 years. Either that, or a trip I took where I used an ear bud and listened to This American Life podcasts for like 9 hours straight at a loud volume.
Somehow SOMETHING I did aggravated the muscles in my right ear, the ear that has had the most infections. I had myoclonus jerks and thumps that were noise-triggered (voices, usually female or heard over radio). They lasted from about Sept 2010 until about March of this year. Not every day, not all day, but enough to send me to the ENT. She prescribed a low dose muscle relaxant to take as needed. It did seem to calm them down. Eventually the thumping from people's voices went away, but I still can trigger it from time to time if I listen to talk radio/NPR at too loud a volume. Needless to say, I try to avoid this.
It is weird that yours returned after surgery...did it come back right away? Is there any chance you might have palatal myoclonus as well? Surgery would not have worked for that. I have read that people can get Botox injections to calm down palatal myoclonus.
There's also a condition called Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome you might look into. It's somehow related to anxiety/stress, and meds (diazapam) can be used to calm it down. TTTS can cause a host of weird ear symptoms and sensations, including fluttering and clicking feelings.