I have terrible allergy problems, and constant sinus/ear pain and pressure. I've been to two ENT's and had two CAT scans, and nothing substantial was found. My MD believes it's sinuses, and when I am on antibiotics, get better, but when I go off of them, I get sick again. If it's TMJ, would the antibiotics help, and would I have fever, chills, and night sweats? Thanks for your help.
i have had similar symptoms. i also was with an ent for 10 months & had many tests, ct scans etc. nothing significant was found wrong with my ear, but i had constant pain, pressure & ringing. finally, we came to the conclusion that i had an infected wisdom tooth & had it removed. that was 17 months ago & i was symptom free til about a month ago when i started to have pain in the gum area behind where the tooth was removed & pain in the ear area again. at this time i saw my oral surgeon who has diagnosed me with inflamation of the gum from the jaw problems & tmj. i have been on anti-inflamatories & they are helping. i looked up lyme disease as someone suggested, and it it has nothing to do with ear pain or pressure & also has a rash & vomitting & many other symptoms that are not what donna describes or what i have experienced. at this time i am on a soft diet (no chewing) to see if it will correct the problem, that is relieve the pain in the ear & jaw area. having read much about tmj, i realize this is a long road with not much hope in any of the treatments. i think you may not actually have a fever, but rather an inflamation, which i experienced, i would always feel like i was feverish and then take my temp & no fever, but the inflamation made me feel that way. let me know what you find out about your symptoms. i'll check back. hoping this board becomes more active, as i can use all the info i can find. thanks.