Hi Crystal - thanks for the reply!
A bit of history on my symptoms so far...
In Dec 2001, I had a hard wax blockage in my right ear - this was treated for abotu 2 weeks with warm oil to loosen it up and then I went to have the right ear syringed. This fixed the wax problem, and all was fine.
About 2 weeks after this, I had a bad throat infection and this started my lightheadedness off. I was originally diagnosed with Laby. and given Prochlorperazine for the symptoms. This persisted for months, after which I was 'upgraded' to vestibular neuronitis.
I then went to an ENT who did an ENG test which showed about 21% deteriation in my right ear. I had blood tests for diabetes, etc also. I also had a full head MRI for a possible (but rare) acoustic neuroma. This came back completely clear. I was told at that point that he wasn't 100% sure but he suspected severe nerve damage from the Laby./VN and said it would take 18 months to heal completely. 18 months later and I'm still suffering lightheadedness and confusion etc.
I suffer from a painful neck (muscles) from time to time, and occasionally get these wierd sucking/squelching noises when I chew.
This is the first time I have suffered actual severe pain, at the moment I can't fully close my mouth without pain and am getting full on suckin/squelching noises with clicking, popping and shooting pains thrown in for good measure.
The doc checked for problems with my eardrum at the time, he would have checked for ETD at this point wouldnt he?
I have an appointment for tomorrow am and I will put both TMJ and ETD to him.