Re: PLEASE READ! *L Ear Fullness, one side swallowing*
Acid Reflux could cause some of your throat symptoms. You might try reading up on LPR on the acid reflux board. If you have a hiatus hernia, you probably have acid reflux. Sometimes acid reflux can be 'silent'. That means you don't feel the heartburn or 'typical' symptoms. The throat symptoms you described could be due to acid irritation.
Your ear fullness could absolutely be caused by tmjd if you have it. I know that was the case for me. My first tmjd symptom was an ear that didn't pop for over a year. The swollen knots you feel could be muscle spasms from your tmjd. There is good information on both boards.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome