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Old 01-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Hi everyone,

I have been having this problem for the last 4 years and still didn't find a solution for my problems. It started with ear pressure and my ears feel clogged and full all the time and I keep trying to pop them every day. I keep opening jaw and pushing through nose to try to keep them open but with no longterm success. This has been happening on a daily basis for the last for 4 years and it is really hard to live like this.

The second problem is the head pressure and these weird feelings in my head. This is something that comes and go (or is bearable at least for some time), but when it is there I feel like there is constanly some pressure around my forehead, eyes, sometime at the back aswell and in my neck. I feel a bit of vertigo and I find it hard to focus because of this (with stress it gets even worse). If i lie down I can also very easily hear my hearbeat in my head.

I have already been to multiple ENTs,Neurologist, took CT of head, sinuses, went to TMJ specialist,chiropractor,bioresonance and probably some other stuff that I can't remember now. Thing is all results came back normal and noone could tell me what is wrong with me while I know something is not right.

If someone has experienced this or found a relief or know what it is, then PLEASE help as I am desperate to get better.

TY

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Old 01-09-2012, 06:14 AM   #2
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Anyone that can help ?

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Have you been checked for TMJD, eustachian tube dysfunction, or Meniere's? Also I've read that there are forms of migraine with very similar symptoms.

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

I did visit the TMJ doctor and he said this is not a problem for me.

I've been to 2 ENTs and they didn't mention anything about tube disyfunction. Which doctor i need to go to for Menieres?

Which migraines have these symptoms?

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Hi, an ENT should be able to at least get you started on diagnosing Meniere's and/or eustachian tube dysfunction. One affects inner ear, the other the middle ear, but some of the symptoms are very similar.

The kind of migraine associated with these symptoms is called MAV, migraine-associated vertigo.

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Neither of ENTs mentioned this so I guess this is not the case.

Any other suggestions?

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

I would still investigate all the probable causes because I was misdiagnosed at least once in the course of the last 13 months.

Thyroid issues, autoimmune disease, medication interactions, barotrauma, and not to scare you, but there are rare issues that can only be detected by MRI (not sure if you have had one or not).

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Oh yeah, and the big one: allergies! Needs intradermal and possible blood testing to verify...don't let them turn you away after a simple scratch test.

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Yeah I forgot to mention that I was checked for allergies aswell and nothing came up.

 
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

Did you get intradermal testing, which takes 2-3 hours to administer, or the quick scratch test? Some drs rely on the simple scratch test, and it's just not sensitive enough to give more than basic information, if that. I had to have my allergy testing redone by an ENT-allergist because my initial scratch test results were inconclusive. An ENT-allergist has dual training in both fields, and will always use intradermal testing, not scratch testing. Intradermal testing and blood testing showed that I'm not only allergic, but allergic to many common inhalants in the region where I live (I did not grow up here).

Allergy shots have been giving me some relief of symptoms, but it will take at least 6 months of them, if not longer, to know if it's going to actually help "cure" me. And I'll be on them for at least 2 years minimum. Anyhow, allergies can select the middle ear as a target site to give you grief and many of the symptoms you mentioned.

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:23 AM   #11
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Re: Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head

In our country it is hard to get any good answers.. I will be in the Londing this month for few days though...does anyone know some private clinic or something for my kind of problems where I would be able to go and they would do all sort of tests on me and give me a proper diagnosis?

 
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