Ear, Nose & Throat Community
Ear congestion, ear ache, migraines, pulsatile tinnitus, vertigo
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to ear, nose and throat issues, ear infections, nasal polyps, sore throats, and swollen glands.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ear congestion, ear ache, migraines, pulsatile tinnitus, vertigo

Hello,

About 4 months ago I got over 100 mosquito bites. I also got extremely drunk that night which resulted in a horrible hangover the next day. About 2 days later I experienced a motion sickness sensation along with sinus headaches,, head pressure and brain fog. 1 day after these initial symptoms my right ear clogged up, with occasional clogging of the left ear. The clogged ear sensation would usually subside if I was lying down in a certain position. I should also mention that I have tmj dysfunction.

After visiting the ENT and doing a hearing test, I was told that I had slight hearing loss in the left ear. I have been experiencing tinnitus in that ear ever since I was a child. The ENT was expecting to see hearing loss in the congested right ear. Upon leaving the doctors office my congested right ear was reacting to loud noise by vibrating, as if trying to unclog. I think this is known as pulsatile tinnitus. I also started to experience severe ear aches as well as pain on the cartilage of my ear

Over the months my 24/7 motion sickness as well as my sinus headaches have subsided, however when I do get a headache it does not go away even with ibuprofen. I do however now experience mild vertigo that lasts for hours. My surroundings are not spinning but when I turn my head a certain way ( during an attack) I get the dizzy sensation  without the spinning. I have also noticed that when I consume alcohol, I feel fine until sleeping for a few hours and then I wake up to the dizzy sensation.

I am waiting on my MRI results.
I was wondering if anyone has experienced these symptoms and if you have any insight on what this could be.

Thank-you for your time.
Related Discussions
1444053_tn?1365460415
Yep can say I have had these and more symptoms,high pitch hiss sound in left ear has been there for 16yrs after severe allergic reaction to grasses, it got louder after a plane trip in 2009 where I had water in the ear, turned into sever infection adding further scarring to inner ear. So I was told.I went back to the ENT because also I had that vertigo you describe when turn my head or sometimes even my eyes things swosh and feel off balance.I had a MRI as well nothing was on it. I later found out seeing the ENT report this is Menieres disease(MD). I went back again to the ENT in Sept because now my right ear has a low constant hum noise, he said this was because of allergy to spring flowers and it will pass, 24/7 the hum goes on and on. Now for a week I sometimes have a flutter feeling in the bad ear(left) just been given drops for that hopen they help. Good luck and hope it isnt MD because not really much you can do.Future outlook is kinda grim too. You need to lower sodium,also keep your stress down even if you need a anxiety medication, alcohol is a huge NO NO. So is caffeine.anyhow I wish you luck.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Ear, Nose & Throat Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Ear, Nose, Throat Answerers
974371_tn?1424656729
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
6423135_tn?1381947504
Blank
zombie_pikacha