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Old 03-13-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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I have been complaining of this for weeks now! Seems as if I am hearing everything with a pillow over my head! My head hurts every time I bend over! I suspected sinus issues and went to ENT. She ran a scope up both sides of my nose and saw nothing. Ordered a CT scan of my head....nothing....all sinuses clear! Had a hearing test at audiologist....tested within "normal" range! Still....the hearing is all muffled and now I just think I'm out of my mind! LOL The only other thing now is....the dentist says I have TMJ issues and need some TENS therapy and a guard made to keep proper alignement in my jaw when I am unconciously clenching my teeth! I don't know if TMJ could cause the hearing loss I think I am having, but I've come up with nothing so far! Frustrating!
Have you been check for hypertension?
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:33 PM
 
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Yep! Blood pressure is super good!

Also, no allergies!
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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I have been complaining of this for weeks now! Seems as if I am hearing everything with a pillow over my head! My head hurts every time I bend over! I suspected sinus issues and went to ENT. She ran a scope up both sides of my nose and saw nothing. Ordered a CT scan of my head....nothing....all sinuses clear! Had a hearing test at audiologist....tested within "normal" range! Still....the hearing is all muffled and now I just think I'm out of my mind! LOL The only other thing now is....the dentist says I have TMJ issues and need some TENS therapy and a guard made to keep proper alignement in my jaw when I am unconciously clenching my teeth! I don't know if TMJ could cause the hearing loss I think I am having, but I've come up with nothing so far! Frustrating!
Even minor Eustachian tube issues can feel like the hugest deal in the whole world. I have Eustachian tube issues and a history of TMJ and sometimes my hearing drops out, sometimes I get ringing, sometimes I hear my own breathing and swallowing and heartbeat. It can drive you nuts and yet medically it's not really that bad. I don't want to suggest there's nothing wrong with you though so I would definitely check for all the other things people listed in the thread just to rule them out. Better to play it safe.

That said, I can totally relate to your complaints. I used to have severe TMJ Syndrome and Myofacial Pain Disorder and in addition to some head trauma it made me almost completely deaf for about two years. Even moving my head a little bit could be excruciating at times, especially in my neck, and bright light made my facial pain worse. (I know that sounds weird but it's true. Lots of times I had to decide which was more painful--the light or the sunglasses.) Now I can hear almost 100% but sometimes when the pressure changes quickly my hearing drops out for a few hours or a day. I got TENS therapy and a mouthguard for my TMJ and both helped a lot. I definitely suggest asking your doctor for a mouthguard, at least at night, and also avoiding chewy foods and hard foods like steak and gum. In fact if you can go all out and eat nothing but mushy food for a week or two, that can really help. I got my TMJ syndrome from a severe to a moderate level just by doing that for two weeks. Hot presses on your jaw and temples 3 times a day is really helpful, and if it's not too painful, massaging your neck and shoulders, and also trying to do gentle movement of your jaw opening and closing (not pushing too far) can be helpful. Also avoid using earbuds and wearing heavy earrings. All this was suggested to me by my TMJ specialist and it made a huge difference.

Good luck!

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:05 AM
 
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Thanks all .. Miborn you are a life saver.. Musinex 1200mg, 2x a day.. My ear feels almost brand new!!!!!NO Ear Nose & Throat Doctor even suggested it.. One told me never to use a decongestant.. his advise was to go live with it....Thanks again Miborn....
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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Thanks all .. Miborn you are a life saver.. Musinex 1200mg, 2x a day.. My ear feels almost brand new!!!!!NO Ear Nose & Throat Doctor even suggested it.. One told me never to use a decongestant.. his advise was to go live with it....Thanks again Miborn....
You are most Welcome! On the mend just in time for the Spring weather that I know is just around the corner!
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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I have had the same feeling of a dizzy fog on and off for 25 yrs. It has been very debilitating. I saw every type of Dr with no sucess in diagnosis. One Dr told me I had brainstem migraines bit none of the treatments helped. Talk about frustration, discouragement and feeling hopeless . I felt like my head was filled with sand and pressure on my eyeballsaffecting my thinking. I often thought if I could just take my head off Id feel great. The last 6 mo I began to have constant red irritated eyes and occasional itching in my ears. I began to take Claritin (loratidine) and OMG all of my symptoms went away ! I have my life back ! I would never had suspected allergies as I never had a funny nose or sneezing. My nose was stuffed up a lot especially at night
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:28 PM
 
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That was suppose to say "runny" nose, lol !
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:56 AM
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Doesn't matter: funny or runny. That feeling of nothingness in your head is so disturbing. I go thru it periodically and relate it to serious tension headaches, due to tight shoulder muscles, due to scoliosis. Feels like my brain is missing and I have cotton stuffed in my head. Good that you got your funny(runny) nose fixed. Yeah !!!
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