Ear thumping and nasal leakage
For the past few months, I have noticed a "thumping" in my left ear. It isn't in tune with my heart beat and sometimes occurs in rapid time. I can have up to 30 "thumps" in one minute. Just boom boom boom. Other times it's only once or twice. I have been to an ENT and he referred me to test my hearing, ear pressure, etc and everything came back fine.
I had been doing research during this time and found somethig that sounds quite similar, ttm. It's basically a myoclonus effect of one the ear muscles. Furthermore, I suffer from non-epileptic seizures, which are also myoclonic. So it makes sense. I mentioned this to the testing specialist and she agreed that it could very well be that.
But then I also have this leakage from my nose. Generally my right side. It isn't like a runny nose because I can generally feel those coming on as well as symptoms like stuffy nose. But this just happens. I feel a wetness at the tip of my nose and realize it's leaking. It's been happening since this ear thumping started. I hadn't related the two until recently. I'd been finding online information about brain fluid leaking out through the nose and that sounds similar to what I'm experiencing. My husband suggested that maybe it's the cause of both my ear thumping and nose leaking.
He suggested that maybe it's like a bottle of pop or some drink that will "bubble" as air lows through it. You know when you're drinking from a bottle and there's that bubbly effect? Maybe that's similar to what's happening. Air is escaping through a tiny whole that is leaking the fluid and the air is causing a "bubbling" effect which is the thumping that I'm feeling. I don't know if that's even possible, but it's an idea.
I am setting an appointment with a neuro-specialist that also specializes in ENT and I am mentioning both issues. But it might be a while before I get in.
My question is if anyone has experienced this or if you have any ideas?