Hey everyone. New to this group and it looks like a great resource. Almost 3 months ago I came down with some serious nerve troubles in my head. They are calling it Occipital Neuralgia and it's basically when nerves are compressed in the neck/head resulting in pain and headaches. It's not fun. About 6 weeks after the pain started, tinnitus began in my right ear and subsequently my left ear. It's pretty loud, but I've been pretty good at ignoring it through masking and staying away from quiet areas. However, I'm now also getting intermittent pain in both ears (jabbing pain) as well as 24/7 pressure. It feels like both ears are stopped up and sometimes I'll get a weird crawling feeling inside the ear in both ears. With the pressure + the tinnitus, it feels like my head is buzzing like a generator. It's really unnerving and impossible to ignore. I've seen an ENT who said I have some hearing loss at the 3k-4k range in both ears, but I don't think this came on because of hearing loss, but rather something to do with the compressed nerves in my neck and head. I took Cymbalta for about a week, but if I remember correctly the tinnitus started (much lower than it is now) before the Cymbalta. I quickly got off the Cymbalta because it could possibly make it worse. I'm currently on Lyrica (about 3 weeks) and it really helps the nerve pain in head but I'm scared it's hurting my ears. Has anyone here experienced this? Is there a specialist I can see? The pressure seems to be getting worse and I'm not really sure what to do at this point. Thanks.