I am a little new to the board so please forgive me if I repeat or ask anything that has been dealt with in other threads
I have for some time now been having some very strange symptoms, starting late 2010 early 2011 I began experiencing some earache / stuffiness that didn't bother me too much at first as I have a history of Sinusitis / Bronchitis, and every year around winter time this hits me. The difference being I would have earache once a year maybe once every few years if i was lucky. However I went to the Doc's office and got given some Antibiotics and was told it was and infection. My right ear literally was blocked and hearing was almost nil in my right ear for some time after this "infection" cleared.
Not a few months had passed and I had another episode only worse - I honestly thought my Eardrum had ruptured it was so sore - so off to the Doc again and was told I have a nasty infection in my right ear and was given Antibiotics - the difference being this time I had some swelling and pain in the neck area behind the ear and all the way down towards my right shoulder.
Ofcourse this got me scared as I started worrying about Mastoiditis etc etc and although the infection eventually cleared my neck has NEVER been the same since and it has now been roughly 8 Months.
I went to a Maxillo-Facial Surgeon in March this year who says he suspected I have TMJ. He said this may be due to my Impacted Wisdoms that needed removal which he did. He also told me that because I am under so much stress I am "clenching" my jaw unconsciously - for this I had a biteplate made that I wear at night and most of the day. I can't honestly say this has helped me much
The right side of my Neck however constantly feels tight and the SCM muscle feels very stiff at times and stretching doesn't seem to help much. I have pain in right Shoulder blade which my Girfriend tries to massage for me but doesn't seem to give much relief if any. My neck area especially around the throat lately seems to be tight and sore and I often get an almost burning sensation and a "lump in the throat" feeling. I have also lately been more aware of these strange "twitches" in my throat and neck area, I would call them spasms but they are not painful, it just twitches a second or so and goes away and is entirely random.
I hope that someone out there can put my mind at ease and relate some of their similar symptoms to this and what can be done to get some relief from this?
Thank you all