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weird head and ear stuff!

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  • Posted By: blondie-25
  • February 18, 2007
  • 06:34 PM

Hi. I posted a while ago about a tight sensation in my head, ears and throat, especially noticeable when I lay down. This was accompanied by a buzzing sound in my right ear. I went to see my dr, who could see nothing wrong in my ears when she checked, and prescibed Sudafed. This has seemingly done nothing. The symptoms continue, and the buzzing sound in my ear alsom sounds strangely like an ultrasound machine! I also notice that it seems to kick in when my breathing slows, like at bedtime and when i am relaxed. I really don't know what to do. I am also experiencing some headaches. I really hope it's nothing serious. One suggestion from my previous posting was a sinus infection, but my dr seemed to dismiss the idea. Any help would be much appreciated!

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  • Ringing in the ears has a lot of causes and most people suffer from this from time to time. A lot of the causes are unknown. I am not sure what you mean by a tight feeling. Taking sudafed can cause headaches and I recall that you are taking other medication also. These too can have side effects. The only way you might make progress along these lines is if you can link the symptoms to when you started taking the drugs. It is possible that you have a slight inner ear problem and these things can be slow to clear.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 18, 2007
    • 08:31 PM
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  • Maybe you should look into Eustacian Tube Dysfuntion... A lot of your symptoms seem to fit. The eustacian tube is the tube connecting your middle ear to your "throat," and helps to equalize pressure. If the tube dysfunctions, you end up with a lot of pressure in the ears, head, and perhaps even your neck area? I'm not too sure about the ringing though... just a suggestion!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 18, 2007
    • 10:48 PM
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