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Old 07-05-2013, 06:11 AM   #1
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Unhappy Right Ear Full, Off Balance and Scared...

Hi there,
First off I have had bad allergies since beginning of May 2013 then they seem to start subsiding in beginning of June. Now heres my situation: I was in a bad car accident near the end of May and had the airbags deploy, saved my life. Felt still had some allergies after that. But just recently I have had bad off balance and fullness in my right ear. Now somedays I feel congested in my head and ears and some days I don't. But have had constant moderate and couple severe off balanced dizzy spells & fullness in my right ear comes n goes, but mostly full alot. It has been debilitating sometimes... I was curious if 1) the airbags could of caused an inner ear problem, 2) if its just allergies what other medicines should I take since Clariton is not working. I also take motion sickness pills to keep my off balance, somewhat balanced. My doctor has told me 2 times now he feels its just really bad allergies but again I rather have another opinion. I have bad anxiety about this recently and I pray it's not Meniere's Disease. Let me know thanks!

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: Right Ear Full, Off Balance and Scared...

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Hi there,
First off I have had bad allergies since beginning of May 2013 then they seem to start subsiding in beginning of June. Now heres my situation: I was in a bad car accident near the end of May and had the airbags deploy, saved my life. Felt still had some allergies after that. But just recently I have had bad off balance and fullness in my right ear. Now somedays I feel congested in my head and ears and some days I don't. But have had constant moderate and couple severe off balanced dizzy spells & fullness in my right ear comes n goes, but mostly full alot. It has been debilitating sometimes... I was curious if 1) the airbags could of caused an inner ear problem, 2) if its just allergies what other medicines should I take since Clariton is not working. I also take motion sickness pills to keep my off balance, somewhat balanced. My doctor has told me 2 times now he feels its just really bad allergies but again I rather have another opinion. I have bad anxiety about this recently and I pray it's not Meniere's Disease. Let me know thanks!
Do you have ringing in ears with distorted sounds and a numb like tightness in your head with sinus problems?

 
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:38 AM   #3
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Re: Right Ear Full, Off Balance and Scared...

Definitely no ringing in my ears, not sure about sound quality. I don't have numb like tightness to my knowledge. I know I feel pressure at times or fullness at times in my right ear and sometimes i'll feel it around my right ear. Hearing sounds ok I guess, one ear is slightly "louder" but one ear has always been slightly "louder" so...

 
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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Re: Right Ear Full, Off Balance and Scared...

MusicMan-
There's an ENT physician in Australia who wrote an article a few years ago speculating that joint damage (either in an upper cervical-neck- facet joint or TMJ) can cause a cascade reaction that leads to eustachian tube issues and a subsequent pressure imbalance between the middle and inner ear.

The result, per this doctor, is a Meniere's-like condition.

It's possible you suffered a whiplash injury in your car accident and set off a chain reaction. Do you have neck pain or stiffness? If you do, you may consider going to a physical therapist and having them gently mobilize your neck.

If you want to read more, search PubMed for Dr. Burkhardt Franz...

How are you feeling?

 
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