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TRACIEL 06-05-2003 08:55 AM

Eustation Tube Dysfunction
 
I have pulsating tinnintus only on my right ear due to ETD. I went to the doctor back in February and was told that my right ear was retracted and the noises that I was hearing was due to the ETD, he put me on Allegra D but it seemed to make the pressure and all of the popping noises worse. Well I went back to the doctor today and he said my ear is still retracted and he wanted me to use a nasal spray twice a day and see if this helps. I was just wondering if anyone else sufferes from ETD? My symptoms are constant ear pressure, I'm always opening my mouth to pop my ears, etc., etc. Also when I bend over or move my head in a certain direction I hear the pulsating noise (only in right ear) and If I push real hard to move something, etc., etc., I hear a rushing sound. It is driving me crazy!!!! Anyone have any advise?

hbep 06-25-2003 01:15 AM

Just replied to another topic you replied under, check out tempero mandibular joint disorder, this causes eustachian tube problems and can happen after braces are removed.

bovvy 07-01-2003 04:32 AM

hi traciel.
The rushing noises you are hearing is your blood pumping around your ears, this is due to your ETD. I too have been put on a nasal spray called flixonase which i take two times a day I also have popping and intense presseure on my ear drum. Do you only really get intense presseure when it has popped violently and you try to sniff or breathe through your nose. Can I suggest something that i was told about to do by my consultant. Pinch your nose and close your mouth and try gingerly to push air into your ears causing it to pop, start off very gingerly and stop when it gets too uncomfortable and try to build it up until it pops do this 3 times a day apparently it's highly recommended.

[This message has been edited by bovvy (edited 07-03-2003).]

TRACIEL 07-01-2003 07:11 AM

Thank you so much for your reply's. I feel so much better knowing I'm not alone in this. I went back to the doctor and my right ear is still retracted so he told me to continue with the nasal spray. Bovvy - I did your technic on holding my nose and blowing and wow did it work. Thanks for the advise. I will continue to do this method.

Thanks again to all!!!!

aerobics 08-15-2003 10:09 PM

i totally have trouble with my ears popping. Taking an
ibuprophen product helpd to reduce the inflamation and works great. I have tried other allergy med. and they have not been helpful. My IENT Dr. said Ibuprophen is safe when taked carefull as directed and with food.

aerobics 08-15-2003 10:10 PM

i totally have trouble with my ears popping. Taking an
ibuprophen product helpd to reduce the inflamation and works great. I have tried other allergy med. and they have not been helpful. My IENT Dr. said Ibuprophen is safe when taked carefull as directed and with food.

tzty 08-17-2003 05:28 AM

Aerobics,
Only problem with taking the ibuprophen is that I can't take it. I have Barrett's Esophogus and can not take any kind of anti-inflamatory medicines at all. I drive people crazy with bending to unpop the ear. The nasal spray with the testosterone in it was a flop too. I do have TMJ but they keep telling me it has nothing to do with that. I just wish once and for all they could say this is the problem and this is a cure and make it go away. It has been going on now for more then 5 years and is a total bummer. joyshow

sheepshead 08-18-2003 07:24 AM

I once had a doctor give me a nasal insert with a ballon attached. He said to inflate the balloon once or twice a day (of course you have to change the balloons for sanitary reasons). It didn't do me any good, but may work for you. I tried all the nasal sprays, nothing worked. Although I think my particular problem is a little different than yours. Good luck.

BrittanyLove 07-31-2007 08:17 AM

Re: Eustation Tube Dysfunction
 
I've had ETD for a couple of years, and I have had a different diagnosis from pretty much every doctor. A "specialist" even said that nothing was wrond, and gave me some nasal spray to humor me. I tried naturopathic, but thst didn't work either.
Currently, I am taking claritin twice a day. The Doctor that I most recently saw that this should clear up the EDT in a couple of months. I have been doing this for 2 weks now, and it seems to be helping a bit.
If this doesn't work, I might try prednisone.

neon_dreamer 07-31-2007 09:24 AM

Re: Eustation Tube Dysfunction
 
I've had Eustachian tube problems for as long as I can remember. It wasn't until I saw my ENT regarding another issue I was having with my ears that he recommended I take 10 mg of Zyrtec for the ear popping. So far, it's working like a charm.


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