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    1. Tracey Wells

      Tracey Wells Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustachian tube dysfunction
      Hi Everyone,
      In May 2016 I started to get an earache with a feeling of fullness. I went to the walk- in clinic and the doctor diagnosed me with Eustachian tube dysfunction. I had a slight roaring sound at the time. He prescribed a steroid nasal spray. Within in the next 2 months I saw 2 other doctors who diagnosed me with the same thing. I honestly think a ETD diagnosis means - We are not really sure what is going on with your ear. I was told it would clear up. Well here I am 6+ months later.

      I have experienced ear/headache and ringing to some degree everyday since. The tinnitus does not really get to me. I usually turn on some music(not loud) or a fan but the earache and the tension headache that comes with it is really getting me down. As a result my neck and upper back are always sore. One of the doctors said my tympanic membrane is bulging. I have had some relief from massage and chiropractor. Just recently started acupuncture. I am hoping and praying that I wake up one day and it is gone as fast as it came.

      I have an appointment with my GP in a few weeks - but I am feeling hopeless.

      Thanks for listening and any help would be appreciated.
       
    2. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uknown
      Hi Tracey,

      Welcome to the board!

      Have any of your doctors recommended a steroid or nasal spray?
       
    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      If your T is not that loud, that is a bonus in the battle living with T. Can the doctors trace the cause of the earache? The tension headache is often as a result of anxiety and stress. Try to take some natural alternatives to help with anxiety and also your sleep, such as Melatonin, Lemon Balm, Valerian, Hops, Catnips, Passion Flower, Chamomile, Lavender, Kava, etc. You can do google search or check Amazon.com for each of them to know how people review these products, and see if you can take them as a supplement. Check out this site on using natural herbs for helping to sleep or to calm the nerves. Take good care. God bless.

      http://www.christopherhobbs.com/lib...ealth/herbs-and-natural-remedies-for-insomnia /
       
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    4. attentiondetail
      Approved

      attentiondetail Member

      Location:
      maryland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I'm sorry I'm new how do I write a post on introduce yourself
      I have back and neck pain and on pain meds actually started in 2013 14 gradually more intense frequency some say spiritual some say government programs that transmit frequency for mind control I have no clue can be combination of everything
       
    5. Tracey Wells

      Tracey Wells Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustachian tube dysfunction
      Yes MikeL1972. I have been on 2 different nasal steroid sprays.
       
    6. snow47
      Cold

      snow47 Member

      Location:
      Iran
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I think pressure to jaw.
      It's like start of my T. from feeling of fullness and after that slight T.
       
    7. momroe64

      momroe64 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1974
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      tumor
      Hi- I am new here, and I am hoping to be of some help to those of you who have T. Mine started when I was in my 20's (I am 64 now) from rock concerts, loud music, ect. I learned to live with it. In never bothered me, ever. But, when I was diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma (tumor on the 8th cranial nerve-leading from the ear to the brain), I went crazy. I could not eat, I could not sleep; my T was going insane. And yet, it was *exactly* the same as before I was diagnosed. Nuts, right? Not really. The brain does strange things; and it can make you insane. I will say that my T got a bit louder due to the radiation I chose to treat my tumor. But, with the help of a therapist, who specialized in T, and also a masker which went in my ear, my brain went back to the way it was. I know this sounds strange, but according to a well known T specialist, T is not an "ear thing". It's a brain thing". Once I realized this, I was good to go. Hope this helps some of you! :rockingbanana:
       
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