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Old 07-01-2007, 03:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

Hi there,

I am looking for help if anyone has similar experiences as follows.

I was traveling back in my car from a vacation in Boston. I had a terrible time trying to balance my right ear. It felt like I had a bad cold and nomatter what I tried to do it wouldn't pop.
This continued and after a couple of days tinnitus started. My ear is always unbalanced, occasionally the ear pops, but after minutes it goes back unbalanced. The tinnius started and since then it is getting worse.

Saw a Doctor who saw nothing wrong with my ear. He examined me thoroughly (without x-rays etc) and said it was Neuralgia of the right C2 nerve and gave me a cortizone injection and anti-inflamatories.
No change after a week.
I have had this for three weeks and I can't believe how anybody can stand the constant ringing..especially when I read people have it for life.

Can anyone please give me some advice, it sure would be appreciated.

 
Old 07-01-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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Re: Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

may be u can c a different doc .just make sure its not a ruptured ear drum or ear infection

 
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Old 07-02-2007, 12:43 AM   #3
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Re: Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

Thank-you so much for answering. I'll book another appointment.

The previous doctor was actually the second one I've seen, (the first sent me away saying it was congestion) he looked at the eardrum and said it was normal, if it was ruptured, could he have missed it through a visual exam?

One thing is that there is no pain and no infection yet, but it has only been three weeks. The ringing is very bad and stops me sleeping. I drink alot of nyquil to get to sleep.

 
Old 07-04-2007, 02:09 PM   #4
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Re: Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

I went to another doctor (not ENT specialist) today and he diagnosed me with Meniere's Disease. Yet I do not have any balance problems yet.
He said I can still have Meniere's without dizziness or vertigo...afterall I show symptoms of all the others. Is this true?

He has refered me to a ENT specialist to confirm, but I have to wait for many weeks before I can see one.. (It's Canada) The doctor seemed very sure that this is what it was and said there is nothing anyone can do for me. "You need to live with it", he said. This is the third doctor so far, and I am getting really worried.

Can anyone help with what I should do next ?

 
Old 07-11-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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How can they say minere'e unless they do an MRI to eliminate the possibility of a middle ear tumor or nerve tumor. You can even have a cholesterol crystal in your middle ear causing a slow fluid build up. After 15 years of this I have found that Doctors are lazy. Do your own research , check out Blue ear drum. What do you have to lose. A doctor can tell very little with a visual check , if what you have is in the early stages. Then again you might have Minerre's, if so , I seriously recommend you Pray, if for nothing else for strength, It is a hard life. I have just had just had Meniere'e eliminated as a possibility after 15 years of searching. please excuse my spelling

 
Old 07-11-2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Re: Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

i have all these symptoms and i have middle ear myoclonus....
ents are worthless and do not even know how to diagnose mieneres....and i doubt you have it. .02 percent of the population...
find a top rated neurotoligist and see them.

 
Old 07-13-2007, 08:22 PM   #7
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Re: Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

Thank-you all for your guidance, it is so appreciated.

To be honest, I don't really know what to do. I saw an ENT today and he has mentioned that my symptoms of ear fullness and tinnitus are classic Meniere's. He has booked me in for an audiogram Monday. He says he will know for sure if it is Meniere's after that.

Please can someone tell me why an MRI is the only conclusive proof and do you suggest I pay for one now while in the early stages of whatever I have?

By the way, the tinnitis has started to go quiet then returns load every so often. I have no pain whatsoever, just anxiety is setting in now. I wish life was back to nomal, I have taken for granted my health until now.
Any more help would be useful, It is a wonderful feeling not to be alone.

 
Old 07-16-2007, 01:13 AM   #8
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Re: Ear fullness, pressure unbalance, tinnitus

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i have all these symptoms and i have middle ear myoclonus....
ents are worthless and do not even know how to diagnose mieneres....and i doubt you have it. .02 percent of the population...
find a top rated neurotoligist and see them.
Lib I have been reading your posts all over the place from all different times and I'm a bit confused, where are you at now with your ears.. I have PET for 11 years.

 
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