Clicking When Swallowing

Discussion in 'Support' started by TamHam, Apr 23, 2016.

    1. TamHam

      TamHam Member

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      About a month ago I noticed that I was beginning to become sensitive to noise. It would last around half an hour and would return to normal. This has happened every couple of days since. Soon after this started I began to hear a clicking noise every time I swallow. The clicking has got to a point where my wife can hear it when she is next to me in bed.

      At the beginning of the year I was prescribed sertraline for general anxiety disorder which was manifesting as dizzinesss. I also have health anxiety which, as you can imagine, is making this matter feel 10 times worse.

      I was wondering if you could advise what could be causing this? I have an appointment with my doctor next week but it is driving me crazy at the moment.

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    2. NineNails

      NineNails Member

      That's the ossicles moving. Every time you swallow a muscle moves the eardrums, which moves the ossicles that are attached to the oval window of the cochlea.

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