It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Headaches & Migraines Message Board

  • Headache for nearly a week & muffled sound in ear

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 07-29-2002, 11:44 AM   #1
    cocotel's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 3
    cocotel HB User
    Post Headache for nearly a week & muffled sound in ear

    I have had a headache for nearly a week now. It comes & goes, but mostly is just "there". I also have a weird muffled sound in my left ear. It's almost like I hear an echo of sorts. I thought maybe the headache was weather related, but I'm not sure since it has lasted this long. I was wondering if perhaps I could have pulled a muscle or strained something as I have some aches in my legs & back. Recently purchased a pair of Birkenstock sandals that form to your feet--they also align your posture correctly. Wonder if something happened there? Also have slight dizziness & a little trouble concentrating on things. Reading the medical dictionary has me a nervous wreck, making me think the absolute worst. I am a 35 year old female, overweight (if that makes a difference) & we also have no health insurance. My husband is self-employed & it is simply too expensive to afford. Please advise. Thank you.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 07-30-2002, 09:09 AM   #2
    Join Date: Nov 2000
    Location: stoughton WI USA
    Posts: 4,062
    mlgable HB User

    Sounds like it could be a sinus headache. Take some sudafed and a pain killer for a day or two. If that doesn't help after a few days then see the doc. It could be sinusitis or a sinus infection that may need antibiotics. From what you wrote it doesn't sound serious and really sounds a lot like sinus problems.

    Old 07-30-2002, 12:57 PM   #3
    cocotel's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 3
    cocotel HB User

    I ended up going to the Dr. this morning becasue last night I started to have ear pain. I have a fluid build-up behind the left ear. That's what was causing the terrible headache. He gave me a decongestant to take for 5 days & also a painkiller to use as needed. I worried myself up into a frenzy over this thinking awful things. Since I didn't have any ear pain I thought having a headache for over a week must mean something bad (i.e.--brain tumor!). Thanks for replying to my message.

    Old 08-02-2002, 08:11 PM   #4
    Kamden's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2002
    Location: Northrop, Mn.
    Posts: 490
    Kamden HB User

    cocotel, this is what I had and it was caused by allergies. I have had problems with allergies since the spring, and ended up at the docs thinking I had an ear infection, and headaches too. I also had fluid behind my ear drum. When your sinuses swell shut, this blocks the fluid, causing the pressure and the headaches also. Any time you feel you may be getting this again, you can take something that will keep these passages open to prevent it from happening again. I was given Allegra, and it worked great. Good luck

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Headache and feeling lightheaded ronin27 Headaches & Migraines 7 06-16-2011 07:32 PM
    muffled swooshing sound in an ear Curious65 Ear, Nose & Throat 1 03-09-2011 01:00 PM
    ear feels blocked and sound is muffled tonsill1979 Ear, Nose & Throat 0 07-06-2009 11:47 PM
    Dull, muffled and beating hearing! Please help! daco Ear, Nose & Throat 1 07-04-2008 10:35 AM
    Off Balance and headache ... NoBalance70 Inner Ear Disorders 8 11-02-2007 08:21 AM
    muffled hearing after ear cleaning Mstngfan Hearing Disorders 2 09-12-2005 03:05 PM
    Headache for days Kaye2003 Headaches & Migraines 1 04-28-2005 11:41 AM
    weird headache - concerned vipervenom Headaches & Migraines 4 10-20-2003 06:37 PM
    Headache when weightlifting FerrariGod1 Exercise & Fitness 8 03-23-2003 01:25 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:01 PM.

    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!