Ear pain for months

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sherri_baby, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. sherri_baby

    sherri_baby New Member

    Hello everyone, I was curious if any of you had ear pain every day. I read somewhere that this sometimes comes with CFS. I had my ears checked and the doctor said they were fine. I still took a round of antibiotic but they continue to hurt everyday.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Thank you,
  2. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    Do you have candida? I had ear pain when my candida was at its worst. And my teeth hurt a lot also. Now that I've been treating yeast for over 2 months, my ear pain is almost gone. My dr noticed fluid in my ears though, so maybe this is not it for you.

  3. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Deear Sherri,
    Yes, I have ear pain almost every day. It feels like an earache, but is high in my eustacean tube. I don't kknow what causes it. I hope someone here knows .

  4. wildflowers2

    wildflowers2 New Member

    I had that a few months ago and I found out it was my sinus
    acting up. I took advil sinus and it cleared it up for me.

    Be well

  5. sherri_baby

    sherri_baby New Member

    I am not sure what is causing it but I will try some sinus meds to see if that helps.

    Thank you all so much.
  6. sop28

    sop28 New Member

    I would suggest that you see an ENT just to be safe.

    I have constant pressure in and behind my ears, when my sinuses are bad i get the earaches and sharp pains. When this happens I take pseudophedrine(decongestant-don't take if you have high blood pressure), Mucinex(expectorant-to thin the secretions,drink lots of water with this), Flonase nasal spray(nasal steroid to decrease inflammation), and Astelin nasal spray(nasal antihistamine).

    The Astelin really works well. The bones around your sinuses have tiny holes that can get plugged. Your ears are connected and cannot drain if these are plugged. Astelin works on congestion almost immediately, but for my ears I am usually on it for 1-2 wks.
    It tastes really bad if it goes down your throat, so just follow the instructions carefully.

    Hope this helps, but like I said you should see and ear, nose and throat specialist to make sure that it isn't something else.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/27/2006]
  7. wildflowers2

    wildflowers2 New Member

    Good point..to see and ENT....
    But, to be honest with you my Dentist told me about the sinus.
    as I had tooth ache as well.

    But,it doesnt hurt to have it checked out.

    I did see you can get ear problems from immune disorder.

  8. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    I used to have ear pain almost every day and my doctor suggested I see my dentist. It turns out I grind my teeth at night. Now that I wear a tooth guard, the pain is gone. If I don't wear the tooth guard for a few days, the pain starts to come back. I think stress and being in pain can cause many of us to grind out teeth. You might check this out.

  9. sherri_baby

    sherri_baby New Member

    I do chew gum about everyday but can't chew it long because I have sinsitive teeth. I also have been wearing what I think is called an e-tainer (a clear mold for my teeth after having braces) at night since I was sixteen. When I got my braces off I was told I would have to wear it the rest of my life because my teeth will continue to move.

    Anyhow, I have an appointment with my doctor next Thursday and I will mention the Candida but I really don't have all the symptoms for that. I think I will also try to get into the dentist to see what he says. If nothing else works I will go to see a ENT I guess. :)

    Thank you all for the good advice.

    God bless, Sherri
  10. Kimerella

    Kimerella Member

    Yes, my ear pain is from TMJ. It is worse with colds, sinus problems and Chronic Myofacial Pain (CMP). This pulls all the muscles very tight up through my head and jaw; you can imagine how it must pull all those little bones and tendons in and around the ears...OUCH!

    So, yes I have ear pain every day and usually they can't find anything wrong, but you have to be wise. If there seems to be infection or something different, you should see your Dr. Don't be surprised if they don't understand what you are talking about, though. At least you will know if you have an infection or something that can be addressed.

    Good Luck! and Nice to Meet You!

  11. jacampbell

    jacampbell New Member

    A few months ago, I had what felt like water behind my right ear that I couldn't get out. It went away after a while but now I have ear pain in that ear. I have been ignoring it because I didn't want "something else wrong with me" and it is not that severe but I think I will go to the doc now.
  12. sherri_baby

    sherri_baby New Member

    I will take your advise to heart.
    I will try to keep you guys posted on what I can find out about this.

    God bless,
  13. Kimerella

    Kimerella Member

    I hope you find some answers. This kind of pain is very frustrating.

  14. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    I had lingering ear pain for more than a year. After many trips to many doctors, it was discovered that due to acid reflux, the acid was rising in my throat and going into the ear canal causing irritation.

    Since I've been taking medication, I haven't had the problem since.

    Interesting stuff.,


  15. EarPain321

    EarPain321 Member

    Hi all!

    Well it's been 9 years since this thread has been added to and hopefully people have made progress since then?

    I have had pain in my ears for at least 8 years. I'm 32. I have been exposed to loud music more than most people (pro DJ, musician). I know I have a little bit of hearing loss but that is not the issue here so please try not to refer to this as you read. I think it’s more from allergies and possibly teeth grinding or a serious problem.

    I had braces in college and found the whole process a bit aggressive for the jaw area.

    I've been to at least five ENT professionals who offered nothing of value at all... they all said my ears look fine and they're far from it. A primary care doctors gave me antibiotics but that didn’t work. Ear candles nope.

    One ENT said it is hearing loss, I asked if hearing loss painful, he said no, so that diagnosis is wrong. He said the eustachian tube looks good but I know that part of the problem. I have immense swelling of the glands below my ears, you can see them on bad days popping out just a tad. FYI – I’m allergic to dogs, cat, dander, pollin,ect – these all play a role in this but I don’t have any pets. The pain is constant, not as bad as an ear ache but a constant 1/20th of an ear ache. It drives me nuts in many ways. If I put a finger in my ear and shake it for 30 seconds i can then hear great! After swallowing once it's back to not being able to hear well and the pain. Also if I open my mouth I hear a pressure adjustment happening and it makes a clicking sound, the clicking sound occurs with the exact rhythm(pulsation) as my uvula goes up and down (odd). If I opened my mouth and you were listening hard from 2 ft away you would hear the clicking, thus it’s loud.

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I'm sick of being crabby about this and from this but how many doctors do you have to see to figure out and ear issue in the 21st century? The worse part is they get paid regardless and I'm dead serious that they all have let me walk out of the office in pain, with no follow up, no desire to succeed. People should get paid for providing something of substance, not an I don't know followed by an I don't care. This leads me to the internet where hopefully you can help me. I wish all doctors were addicted to problem solving and not just memorization of medicines and there rules, causes, and effects... (end rant)

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