Hey everyone, I have had weird ear problems for 1 year now. I have had general health issues (reflux, rhinitis, etc) for 3 years now, ever since having had a nose job which left me with a severely deviated septum. Last summer, I was getting dressed for the day when my ear (cant remember which anymore) went CRAZY. All sounds were muffled, peoples voices were vibrating and sounding like robots, and a TERRIBLE ringing. I put my clothes on and rushed to the doctors who gave me antibiotics for swimmers ear and it left almost immediately. Came back a few weeks later after a pool party, so i used it again and felt immediate relief. Fast fwd to this summer, in March. MOST. ITCHY. EARS. EVER! I couldn't even sleep cos I would want to scratch my ear out (ear canal). I would wake up to the worst itch and with a bit of fluid. This persisted until now. However, things got worse 2 weeks ago. I experienced on and off tinnitus in my RIGHT ear that I could hear when I slept, until one night it just stayed. Never left. Went to the ENT quickly after and he said it's probably otosclerosis because I have some hearing loss in my LEFT ear (still within normal, just borderline). I also lost a bit of my high pitched frequencies in BOTH ears. Because of the popping/crackle when I swallow, the itchiness, and the sudden onset of ALL these weird ear symptoms that dont particularly match with otosclerosis, I'm starting to think there might be something more. I went to my GP at the same time as the ENT, and she gave me antihistamines and nasonex for those two weeks. It feels like it got better, however the ringing is still there, the itch is still there, and the crackling.. still there. Just not as bad as it was. If this is otosclerosis, could someone with otosclerosis tell me if they've experienced the same ODD symptoms that kind of go against the common symptoms for otosclerosis? Or if this could maybe be something else? I dont know if I trust this ENT specialist. He didn't even ask my symptoms and just determined its otosclerosis because of the hearing loss in the LEFT ear (despite ringing being in right) and shrugged me off in 5 minutes. Im 24 yr old Female, no family history of otosclerosis, btw.