My doctor suspects I have a thyroid problem...but no confirmed diagnosis yet. The right side of my adam's apple swells a lot and sometimes when it does, my right ear starts aching. Since we are trying to figure out if it is my thyroid, I was wondering if anyone knows if the swollen feeling in the throat leading to ear aches sounds like it is or isn't thyroid related?
I am wondering the same thing. I am having a problem with my thyroid right now and my left ear hurts pretty bad too. Not the drum, just the canal part. I can't even touch it. I also have the lump in the throat feeling that won't go away for anything! I wonder if they are tied in together?
This is interesting. Before I was diagnosed as hypothyroid, I had many ear aches. They always hit while I was sleeping, and were a major pain when waking in the middle of the night. I never put it together, but now that I think about it, they stopped when I went on Synthroid. I thought they were over until recently when I was awoken again on two occasions with ear aches. My latest bloodwork showed my TSH is higher than it should be, so maybe this is why they reappeared.
Thanks for your replies. I strongly suspect a thyroid problem since I have all the symptoms and a strong family history...and the ear pain started soon after my swollen throat feeling. I also started getting a buzzing sound in the opposite ear. Strange huh?