It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Ear, Nose & Throat Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
Registered User
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: PA, USA
Posts: 9
litllaur0122 HB User
Question Ear and Head fullness

Hi Everyone,
I hope someone can help me

Some background until recently (probably like a week ago) I have been taking claritin D 12 hour twice a day for sneezing and seasonal allergies etc.

Anyway at the end of March I got a horrible cold and at the end of it had pain in my ear and feeling like I wanted to tilt my head and have whatever was clogging my ear come out.
I went to an urgent clinic because I was going out of town (airplane) the next day and she gave me flonase and Ammoxicillin (I think that's what it was whatever you normally get for earaches) she also told me to get Afrin to use before the flight. She also told me not to use the Ammoxicillin unless the pain got worse

I used the nasal spray and affrin as directed and had no problem. The issues seemed to come back after the trip. Since then I have had this weird feeling of fullness in my ears and head (like i constantly want to hold my nose and blow to pop them) I went to the ENT who said they didn't see anything but gave me a script for flonase again. I thought it was making me dizzy so I stopped that and they prescribed me one without steroids. Also did not work in fact I felt worse so I decided to go off that and the claritin and see if that helped. And for a while it did but now it is back.

Instead of taking those I have been doing a sinus rinse daily. Anyone have suggestions on how to deal with this or what it could be. I could call the ENT again but I feel like i have a hard time explaining exactly how it feels. There is no pressure behind my eyes/face and my nose is not stuffy its all in my head and my ears. On and off I have a sore throat.


Thanks!!

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: the beautiful and moldy Pacific NW
Posts: 252
jenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB Userjenni9033 HB User
Re: Ear and Head fullness

Hi, has anyone mentioned Eustachian Tube Dysfunction to you? Your symptoms seem to dead-on match some of mine. There are MANY of us on here with this problem.

I have had ETD since a flight I took in December 2010 when I had a bad head cold and lots of congestion. I guess when I landed it caused barotrauma, blocked ears, and then a double ear infection. Things have not been the same since for me.

I will say that seeking out the very best care possible (which included flying to Boston in April to consult with one of the world's top experts in ETD), and then following the treatment plan recommended, has caused a dramatic decrease in symptoms. Mine apparently is caused by underlying conditions of allergy and TMJD, and treating those problems aggressively is helping a great deal, so that I can go days at a stretch with no problems. It's become much more livable, and I'm hopeful for an eventual complete recovery.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
Kaji's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Florida, USA
Posts: 435
Kaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB UserKaji HB User
Re: Ear and Head fullness

Sounds like my issue. It's not really my sinuses - it's my Eustachian tubes, and they've been bothering me all year long. My head feels like it's got cotton wool stuffed in it and I feel like I'm half deaf 24/7 except for the thirty seconds after I forcibly clear my ears, but I don't have any itch, runny nose etc. I'm also having a lot of trouble with my asthma. There's no point throwing any more antibiotics at it - I've had three Z-packs and a course of levaquin already. Each time I'm clear for a few days and back it comes. The levaquin cleared my head for a week. The doctor gave me nasonex but it doesn't seem to make any difference to my asthma OR my ears whether I take it or not. I'm thinking I need to try allergy meds even though I don't have any obvious allergy symptoms?
__________________
~ asthma, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, back problems, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
ear fullness only when lying down? sukanya Ear, Nose & Throat 0 01-31-2012 03:34 PM
Clogged/Fullness in Ears and Pressure/Vertigo in Head horsovski Ear, Nose & Throat 10 01-11-2012 09:23 AM
HELP! Constant ear pressure ear clogging ear fullness after rhinoplasty / nose job EarPressure Ear, Nose & Throat 9 09-08-2011 09:02 AM
Head pressure/fullness when standing up Sheilia01 Ear, Nose & Throat 6 07-23-2011 04:28 PM
Fullness in Ears / head / feel off balance Neilski Ear, Nose & Throat 18 08-16-2007 12:31 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:11 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!