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Old 05-31-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Foggy head, ear popping & clicking

First time poster here. For about 5-6 months now I have I started having fullness, popping and clicking in both my ears and a being "in a daze" or disconnect feeling throughout parts of the day. Based off reading these boards, some people are calling this “foggy head feeling”? My ears pop and click all the time, even when just swallowing. At times, I have also had fullness in my face and jaw soreness. I am a healthy person overall and live a low stress lifestyle. I have seen a neurologist, 2 ENTs, and a TMJ specialist. I had a sleep study and the neurologist believes I could be having sleep related problems. The ENT and TMJ doctors thought that I might be grinding my teeth at night and that maybe could be causing the ear popping? I haven’t received anything concrete though. Someone did through-out the idea of allergies. I have trouble believing allergies could be causing all this, but I am open to anything at this point. Has anybody else gotten a resolution to this “foggy head feeling” and/or had the allergies check out? Many thanks.

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Old 05-31-2006, 02:38 PM   #2
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Re: Foggy head, ear popping & clicking

Hi Edward,
I dont have any allergies, but my inner ear problem (Labs) makes me feel foggy, disconnected, my ears pop and click, and they feel very full a lot of the time. Allergies, I have heard, can make these symptoms worse though. I had a cold this week, and even that made me feel a lot worse.

Old 05-31-2006, 06:32 PM   #3
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Re: Foggy head, ear popping & clicking

i have had all this related to middle ear myoclonus, stapedial myoclonus and tensor tympani well as in the e tubes...

Old 06-01-2006, 01:03 PM   #4
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Re: Foggy head, ear popping & clicking

First of all, this message board is a savior! To realize others out there understand what it's like to have the spaciness, fullness in the ears, dizziness, etc. has shown me that I'm really not crazy!!! whew!!!

**lib- what did you do to rid yourself of the symptoms?? Did any medications work?

I have been miserable trying to get rid of the constant foggy head/ unsteady feeling that is occasionally mixed with dizziness. It's so frustrating and nobody in medicine can comprehend the "not all there" feeling I have experienced every single day, all day for 3+ weeks.

any help is greatly appreciated!!!!

Old 06-01-2006, 05:18 PM   #5
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Re: Foggy head, ear popping & clicking


vestibular rehabilitation therapy is what has worked most for me with my inner ear disorder. without it, i think i'd still be lying in bed afraid to do anything. if you havent tried it, i would give it a go.


Old 06-02-2006, 02:02 PM   #6
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Re: Foggy head, ear popping & clicking

thank you for your input! I just got back from my vestibular testing, which really didn't show any significant abnormalities (I know, you're shocked right?!). anyway- I'm waiting for my ENT from the almighty Mayo to call me back and let me know what he thinks and I'll see what he says about VRT. Thank you again!

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