NoMeaning25

Ear Issues - Blocked, tinnitus, ETD

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Hey... I have been struggling with ear issues since i came off paxil. ENT Said i have a lot of hearing loss, my tinnitus is very loud. I also cant unpop my ears they feel blocked all the time but a pressure test revealed my ears are normal

 

Just wanted to find out if anyone has this issue and any solutions? I need to fly next week and im really scared. I cant take sudafed although it seems like the only option to open my tubes up for the flight

 

 

Thank you

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So frustrating! I've had the same thing since coming off of celexa a year and 3 ish months ago. I can happily say that I had a few month window recently! Sadly I had a hyperthyroid swing which caused me severe anxiety and stress and put me into a wave of super pressurized congested ears and in motion dizziness! I do not have hearing loss and I've had tinnitus in silence since I was a kid. I've been to ent and vestibular specialists.

 

Stay positive! I am seeing windows with this and hope you will see it soon too!

 

Do you absolutely have to fly? Id look into safe ways for helping it. For me personally Sudafed and all kinds of decongestants and ephedrine did absolutely nothing.

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Was wondering if anyone else is dealing with these ear issues? Im going on a year and 3 months. So so sick of this! Pressure in ears, congested feeling, constantly feels like I have to pop them. Dizziness,etc. Been to many doctors and specialists and vestibular ENT centers. No help. 

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I have nearly constant tinnitus. My ears often feel blocked too. I was weaned off too fast, and I have reinstated at a quarter my original dose 5 days ago. Since reinstating, I've had brief patches of relief. 

 

I'm finding that mindfulness and then distraction is the only way to keep my sanity. If I focus on it constantly, I become anxious. I just try to practise mindfulness - notice it without judgment and then mentally move on. I accept this is how "silence" now sounds for me.

 

What gives me hope is that I had shingles a year ago, and had constant crawling/tingling sensations in my ear and neck from the nerve damage. Once I stopped focusing on it, it resolved without me even noticing. I suspect this will be the same.

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I went through a terrible withdrawal last year and had to reinstate to get relief.  One of my symptoms during the wd was pressure in the ear and like Kalinia said, it felt like I needed to pop my ears.  I went to doctors as well and they found nothing wrong.  It was extremely painful. I don't remember how long it took once I reinstated for the pain to go away, but it did.

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I'm so glad to hear the pressure went away for you guys! Mine never hurts. It messes with my equilibrium though and makes me dizzy or feeling like I'm in motion. Very very frustrating! I'd give anything for it to go away! It feels like my eustachian tubes aren't functioning properly. Probably some sort of dysfunction. Hopeful one day it will lessen. 

 

I've had tinnitus since I was a teen so I am used to what it's like. Some days though it is so bad and still causes anxiety. White noise music definitely helps! Sometimes I have to do it really loud in the room ( not too loud) and eventually I lose focus of it 

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