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    Old 01-03-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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    Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    Hello Everyone,

    Does anybody have this as their main symptom. I have others, but this one is the most prominant. It's not constant all day, but gets very annoying. Is there any way to reduce this? I have TMJ issues as well, so that could be causing my head pressure and ear pressure. My ears also pop when I swallow or yawn. I just can't wait for this to subside or completely go away.....

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    Old 01-03-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    I am suffering with this aswell. I also have "head pressure" its hard to describe. But yes, i didn't find anything to help. Im even on a prescription and its faded down but still here. I can't lift wieghts or anything like that. But im sorry your going threw this. And i hope you get well sooN!

     
    Old 01-03-2007, 04:43 PM   #3
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    Thanks. Yeah, it is hard to explain. Some days it's not too bad and some days it sucks. I have a high tolerance for pain, but this pressure gets to be annoying and wears you down. I'm sure you can relate. Sometimes it completely goes away and I feel like a whole new person!! I hope you feel better as well. It's only a matter of time before we all feel great!!

     
    Old 01-03-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    That happened to me for awhile too, it's a bad feeling. Two things that helped were putting hydrogen peroxide in my ears (ten minutes each ear, then drain) and also taking oregano oil pills. Oregano oil has powerful antibiotic and antifungal properties and it really clears me up.

    I hope you find some relief soon.

     
    Old 01-03-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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    Thanks Sleeperwoken. I'll give that a try. Did that feeling eventually go away for you? Have you used garlic with any success as an antifungal?

     
    Old 01-03-2007, 08:35 PM   #6
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    Cappy
    I too have the intense pressure in my head and ears. The way I would describe it is that a can of expanding foam is being released in my head. Some days my ears have the feeling that the creepy crawlies are trying to climb out from my brain thru my ears.

    I haven't tried Sleepers suggestions. Hadn't heard of these. Its worth a try. Will let you know how it goes.

    Anyone tried candling. I have been considering that. Does it help???

    For me the last week hasn't been a good one. Today was a tried, achy day with my emotions on my sleeve. Just not one of my better days. But tomorrow will be better.

    Prayers....Marsha

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    Old 01-03-2007, 09:38 PM   #7
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

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    Cappy
    I too have the intense pressure in my head and ears. The way I would describe it is that a can of expanding foam is being released in my head. Some days my ears have the feeling that the creepy crawlies are trying to climb out from my brain thru my ears.

    I haven't tried Sleepers suggestions. Hadn't heard of these. Its worth a try. Will let you know how it goes.

    Anyone tried candling. I have been considering that. Does it help???

    For me the last week hasn't been a good one. Today was a tried, achy day with my emotions on my sleeve. Just not one of my better days. But tomorrow will be better.

    Prayers....Marsha
    whats candling?? I tried garlic for a month or two. But i didn't really feel a change. But i know i needed to be on it longer to feel the effect.

     
    Old 01-04-2007, 12:07 AM   #8
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    Hi Cappy

    Yes one of my symptoms also. I think, or at least hope, it is getting better with treatment.

    I feel like my head is infected, period
    * Twitching facial muscles
    * Numbness, especially on my left side
    * TMJ - the bone creaks, cracks when opening etc etc

    and then the EARS
    * Fullness, but cant pop them open
    * Popping, crackling etc all of which is invoulantary
    * hypercausis - hate to hear loud noises, startled response
    * Creepy Crawly sensation like Marsha

    I wanted and asked my local doctor (not LMD) to send me to an ENT specialist but he insisted that I just had some fluid and the Eustachian tubes were dysfunctioning.

    My LLMD said it sounds like the Lyme and should get better with treatment.

    Hoping so

    pop pop
    Steve

     
    Old 01-04-2007, 02:00 AM   #9
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

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    Hello Everyone,

    Does anybody have this as their main symptom. I have others, but this one is the most prominant. It's not constant all day, but gets very annoying. Is there any way to reduce this? I have TMJ issues as well, so that could be causing my head pressure and ear pressure. My ears also pop when I swallow or yawn. I just can't wait for this to subside or completely go away.....

    Thanks
    i also have the head pressure and ear problems i can't even go outside without a hat on i have never worn them my right ear kills me i find the antifungal my lyme dr gives me helps fluconazole i take it every 72 hours
    also gargling with a little hydrogen peroxide improves it do you get the white yeast on your tongue at the same time this is usually when i get the most problems with my throat and ears so i gargle with the peroxide too good luck and hope this might help also i put a cold pack on top of my head and this relieves some of the pressure

     
    Old 01-04-2007, 04:48 PM   #10
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    I've read a few places where the use of antioxidants could reduce this symptom or remove it totally. You might want to look into a product called Grapine. It's a combonation of antioxidants. I'm sure there are others out there, but this is the one I read about. I'm going to order some and I'll let you know how I make out.

    Thanks

     
    Old 01-04-2007, 09:36 PM   #11
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

    Just to let folks know ...

    I have not had the head pressure but my ears have been a major trouble for me.

    I lost the vestibular mechanisms on both my left and right sides which causes loss of balance and oscillopsia.

    Oscillopsia is where my motion control is turned off. Ever see an old home movie where the person recording the film was walking and the picture jiggles up and down with thier steps?

    Well, that's what I see all the time.

    Walking is Ok, but trying to see while I walk is torture - everything jiggles with each step I take. I haven't been able to walk & see simultaneously in years. It breaks my heart to think that I will never see correctly again.

    When it gets bad, my field of vision jiggles in time with my heart beat. Sitting in an idling car is bad also - my field of vision jiggles and shakes with the idling car, so sitting at a red light is bad for me.

    If I think about this long enough I will start to cry. Not being able to see for the rest of my life makes me very upset. Those times when it's really bad are when I feel like searching for a doctor who assists with suicide.

    My ears also felt "full" for more than two years. It drove me crazy. I popped them by holding my nose closed and blowing. I would pop my ears and they filled up in a few seconds so I would pop them again.

    I did this every few minutes. Maybe a few hundred times a day. Drove my kids nuts too watching me do this. My daughter would yell at me and say "Mom, stop popping your ears!"

    Here's the good news and the reason I posted here .... I've noticed that I pop my ears a lot less, maybe once or twice a day. I believe that's a sign that I'm getting better.

    I also went to many ear doctors. I even spent a small fortune seeing the "#2 guy in America for ear disorders" in Philadelphia at Penn University. Turned out to be a waste of my time & money. After hours of balance tests, he came in the exam room and said "Yes, your balance mechanisms are broken."

    Duh!! I knew that already. The bad part was when I asked him how to correct this oscillopsia and he said that there's nothing I can do. I cried for days after that thinking that I would have to live like this forever.

    When I recover from the Lyme, I will go for therapy to lessen the oscillopsia so I can have some sense of normal sight. I just get discouraged waiting for that day to come.

    I mentioned Lyme to him and he scoffed. What a closed minded jerk.

    So, the bottom line here is that my ears are improving. I don't know how they are improving except that the pressure is a lot less. I pop my ears only a few times a day; maybe once or twice.

    So please keep the faith and keep fighting. It will get better someday.

    Peace and health to all.

     
    Old 01-04-2007, 10:53 PM   #12
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    Antioxidants?? where can i get these? Grapine? or w/e its called. I also have noticed a cold pack helps some. But my left eye i have this deep headache...and deep eye pressure sensation. Its horrible, main problem *that and my ears/throat*... My joint pain has actually resulted in my joints popping out of place. took me all day to get my shoulder back in place. ANyways more info on these antioxidants would be GREAT!!!!!

     
    Old 01-05-2007, 05:37 AM   #13
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    Eclipse, Just do a search on google and you will find lots of information.

    6Blues, sorry you are having so much trouble with your ears. It's good to hear you are improving. Thanks for the feedback.

     
    Old 01-05-2007, 10:45 AM   #14
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    Blues
    Micky, this is one more horrible day. The pressure in my head is almost unbearable. Worse since I started treatment. Wish I could pop my ears. They won 't pop. Didn't skeep last night due to the major headache.

    Tryed muskadine capsules which are highest in antioxidants but couldn't tell a difference.

    Hope everyones day is better than mine........

    Prayers....Marsha

     
    Old 01-05-2007, 03:48 PM   #15
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    Re: Head Pressure and Ear Pressure

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    Micky, this is one more horrible day. The pressure in my head is almost unbearable. Worse since I started treatment. Wish I could pop my ears. They won 't pop. Didn't skeep last night due to the major headache.

    Tryed muskadine capsules which are highest in antioxidants but couldn't tell a difference.

    Hope everyones day is better than mine........

    Prayers....Marsha
    Im sorry marsha . I hope you feel alot better! I just got done playing basketball...lyme and all. And i feel pretty crappy . Its this wierd feeling. Anyways hope you all feel better!

     
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