Patulous Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
I am suffering from intermittent patulous eustachian tube dysfunction in my left ear. This was caused by botox injections I received on the roof of my mouth to get rid of myoclonus/muscle spasms of the middle ears. While this is not actually a painful condition, the discomfort is maddening. I can't hear myself talk or think due to the maddening reverberation of my voice. I am trapped in a sense because the medical community does not recognize chronic discomfort as severe as chronic pain. My life is at a standstill. The only things I can enjoy are watching TV, sleeping and smoking. I can't work or study because this condition is so unbearable. Is there anyone who has visited this board experiencing a similar condition as mine? Are there pain killing drugs that can also alleviate extreme discomfort? I can't drink alcohol because I am taking 2 mg clonazepam 2 to 3 times a day and 30 mg codeine/acetaminophen 5 to 7 times a day. These drugs help alleviate or stop these muscle spasms I get in my ears. Even smoking seems to play a role in preventing muscle spasms in my ears. Unfortunatly, the only way I can stop the patulous eustachian tube dysfunction is by lying down flat on my back or placing my head between my knees. These remedys only work for about 1/2 an hour to a few hours. I can't spend my life as a vegetable because of this extreme discomfort. Any replies would be appreciated.