Popping My Ears Made My Ears Feel Tight and Pressurized, Why?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zeneth, Oct 13, 2016.

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    1. Zeneth
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      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      So I was popping my ears as normal, as I do every few minutes EVERY DAY... The popping doesnt bother me but whatever, back to the point...

      I just popped my left ear and now it feels tight, and pressurized... kind of like the feeling you get when theres a SUPER loud sound and your ear goes numb for a few seconds and goes back... except its been 5 minutes now...

      im creeped out, the T is different
       
    2. Karam

      Karam Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      22/07/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yeah i get that numb feeling at times, you probably have eustatian tube dysfunction
       
    3. Zeneth
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      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      I do, ive tried stuff for it, hasnt worked
       
    4. LadyDi
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      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Yeah, sounds like ETD to me.

      You want to be really, really careful about constantly popping your ears. Can mess things up, as per what is happening now. Your eustachian tubes are designed to function on their own, except in extreme situations like airplane descents, where they might need a little help equalizing the pressure.
       
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    5. Karam

      Karam Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      22/07/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @LadyDi didnt know about that, I constantly pop my ears because i keep thinking that theres fluid inside
       
    6. LadyDi
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      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hey @Karam, ask your doctor about it. I certainly am no medical professional. But I was told by my ENT that forcing your ears open all the time could lead to problems with your ear drum and middle ear. Also, if you are doing it all the time because you feel like there is fluid in there? That could indicate a larger problem, like an infection. You shouldn't be having to constantly force open your ears.
       
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    7. Karam

      Karam Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      22/07/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @LadyDi yes i know Im scheduled for an appointment tomorrow, maybe an infection
       
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    8. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Cool, @Karam, glad you are going to the doc. You don't want to fool around with fluid or infection in the middle ear. Hope it all turns out OK, keep us posted.
       
    9. Kazue

      Kazue Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/19/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I just did it and my ringing got to a 8 out of 10 after being very minor Be very careful with it. Hopefully my spike will go down in a few days.
       
    10. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      the thing is ive gone to and ENT for ETD before, but that time the pressure felt normal, this pressure is 10x more annoying and weird, it like moves around in my eat, and makes my ear feel like it has hearing loss when it doesnt
       
    11. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      could it possibly be TMJ???
       

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