I am experiencing the same thing. I’m so miserable. I’m hoping someone found some relief. I go back to ENT tomorrow to review my MRI. Sometimes at night it seems to get better but could be my imagination. Any advice is greatly appreciated. I’m a 4 yr triple negative breast cancer survivor, 46 and mentally struggling to go through another crazy medical problem.
I don't have an answer but I do know what she is going through November 2016 I had the bone removed fm behind my left ear and an artificial wall placed between my ear and brain to prevent any new infection from spreading to my brain which is why the bone was removed I had an infection for several months maybe even years that went untreated because every doctor I went to said that there was nothing wrong like as if they knew had I was feeling at times I thought they thought I was a pill popper finally I had so much pain that they did an emergency CT and found a mass on the back of the left side of my head and the bone had been affected as well and the infection was going to my brain. After 9 days in the hospital antibiotics IV and the surgery and the painful hell I went through and still going through nothing has changed I actually feel worse my left side feels like it is going to explode I can hear my heartbeat in my ear and it is driving me crazy. I cannot live the rest of my life like this I am not that old but I feel like it because this crap has worn me out physically and mentally there is something wrong I know it but it seems like no one wants to listen to me when I see the surgeo once a week he says that it is heeling nicely well it doesn't feel like it this is my body I know how I feel and I feel like hell. The life has been sucked out of me and it is not right. I need help. These doctors would only only understand if they felt this bit I would not wish this on anyone. Good luck to you.
i just realized you wrote this back in 2009... if your available can you please texted me cause im having problems exactly how you described. thankyou
I'm having the same problem. My ENT doctor said It will heal. I was told my ear drums are swollen. I just had the surgery done today. You probably have swollen ear drums. Give it some time.
I dont have tubes. I used to about 4 years ago. My ear is killing me too! I feel like my whole ear is clogged up and my voice echoes!! This has been happening for 3 days now what do I do?
I had my tube put in today(12-14-15) I have the clog feeling and echo when I talk. Is there any help for this?
I had a really bad sinus infection for about two weeks with lots of nasal congestion, and sinus pressure. I went to the doc and they gave me a steroid shot, along with a Z pack.. A week later I started to get sporadic stabbing pain in my ear(very painful) that would subside within a few seconds. My sinus pressure was better at this point but not 100%, so I started taking Mucinex D, and, Afrin Sinus spray but my left ear started to feel clogged. I could hear an echo when I walked, talked, ate, it drove me crazy so I started every home remedy I could find. Nasal flushes, peroxide, warm towel, olive oil, Valsalva maneuver -nothing worked. I took Tylenol and went to bed, four hours later I woke up in excruciating pain and my ear felt completely closed off. I went to the Urgent care in the middle of the night and was told that I had a really bad ear infection and was sent home with Amoxicillin 1000mg every 8 hours for 10 days and RX Ibuprofen 600mg. I took this for five days and felt no relief, if anything if felt worse. The pain wasnt so bad but the clogging was driving me insane. I scheduled an appt with an ENT who again stated that my infection was bad, the pressure of the fluid was starting to change the shape of my eardrum which could result in hearing loss if not corrected soon. He did a series of scopes, hearing test, and decided to give me a steroid shot, prescribed Bactrim 800/160 mg twice daily for 14 days, and Ciprofloxacin Otic 0.2% drops twice daily. He performed a Myringotomy without tubes and this literally had me in tears, between the needle Anesthesia, and the vacuuming suction noise, it was horrible. I usually tolerant pain relatively well but this was painful for me. And to top it off I got NO relief. I couldnt believe that I subjected myself to this procedure and got nothing except a blow hole in my ear. Now if I try the Valsalva maneuver it comes right out the incision. At this point I guess I have to wait it out and hope this regiment works out, maybe 3rd times a charm. I will keep you posted.
I am 63 and I am 6 days post op . I am experiencing the same identical symptoms. Had a ruptered eardrum 2 wks. Ago and could not get congestion to clear up. I fly weekly and have been off work for over 2 wks. And was desperate to get back. My ENT suggested the tubes which I jumped at before doing my research. (Big mistake) . I always have a little ear problems while flying even when I am well and I thought this would solve the problem. Now I am regretting doing this as I have the stopped up feeling and major hearing loss in one ear and partly in the other. I have had ear problems all my life when congested. My old school pediatrician when I was young always had me use the hydrogen peroxide regimen with a ruptured eardrum to keep eustacian tubes clear. I thought about doing this for the last week and it only makes sense . Mentioned it to the doctor and he said no. I tried it about an hour ago and it seems to be unclogged. Only did one side to see if I would end up with a "train wreck". I will follow with other side if all is ok. I was just wondering how yours ended up. Please respond. Thank you Elco1240
Maybe too late for some of you, but I might have a solution for you!!!
I am 62 years old and had a bad case of the zombie flu that lasted weeks. After a month of steroid nasal sprays, steroid packs and steroid injections, my ears were still clogged, so I opted to have tubes put in with the promise of immediate relief. No so in my case. 2 days after the procedure, I had such pressure inside my head that I couldn't sleep for hearing my heartbeat so loudly. I couldn't hear hardly at all out of 1 ear, and only slightly out of the other. The ENT said my ears looked perfect. Beautiful. Nothing wrong with my ears. I went home feeling like I was crazy and resumed the Mucinex and Dymista nasal spray with some relief after a couple days, but still couldn't hear well.
I went back to the doc for my 2-week post-op and had another hearing test. My left eardrum wasn't moving at all and I still had moderate hearing loss. The doc was baffled, as he could see right through my tube and said there was absolutely no crust blocking the tube and no fluid behind the eardrum. So this is what he did.....
First he gave me a methylprednisone injection to boost my healing. He told me to go back on the Dymista steroid nasal spray and to put 4 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in my ear twice a day for 2 weeks. He said it was possible that I had a crusty plug built up inside the Eustacion tube that he couldn't see and that the hydrogen peroxide might dissolve it.
Boy was he right!!!! After the 2nd HP treatment, I finally felt it drain down into my jaw/gland (kinda didn't feel so great, but not bad) and by the next day my ear was unclogged! I used the drops for a few days after that and stopped. Haven't had a problem since. I love that my doc didn't give up trying to figure it out, as I was almost convinced I must have had a tumor.
Hi i had done myringotomy last night and the doctor removed the tube after an hour. it makes me think that the fluid wasnt a lot on the time he did the procedure.
This morning when i wake up, i feel my left ear is not hearing as normal as it used to. I thought i will get my hearing back to normal asap. Im still on meds antibiotics and eardrops.
Im feeling a bit of disappointed and regretting of doing this just be. I wanna get rid of the fluid right away. I went to other ENT and was told to wait for it drain naturally. :(
Yep, same here. I had this done without tubes to drain some fluid behind my left eardrum, and now it feels really clogged and I am having a tough time hearing from that ear. I am almost two weeks post op. If I had known this would happen, I would not have done it!!!! I am very worried!!
Even im facing the same problem,is there anyone whose problem got solved,if yes please help me with the procedure.
even i'm facing the same problem...did ur problem got solved....if yes,please help me with the procedure.
anyone have any updates? This seems to be pretty common after a myringotmy but no one has updated whether they are better or not.
I am going through this right now. 2 days post op but my ear was clogged on Sat night 3 days before surgery. My reason for surgery was a turbinate reduction but the doc said he would go ahead and drain my ear as well. It still feels the same without the added fluid in there.
I have had this happen to me twice. When I was about 20 I had a myringotmy done and I remember being plugged for at least a week post incision. The second time was in 2010 and my ear just clogged and stayed that way for about 5 weeks. Our next step was a myringotmy but we never got there. My ear finally went back to normal.
After reading these posts and my own experience I have a feeling this happens and it just takes time for the plugging feeling to go away.
If anyone that previously posted has updates I would love to see them.
hi...did you heal your problem?...i have the same problem 1 day ago after the procedure...thanks
I had a myringotomy procedure done 2 days ago after 46 years of chronic ear infections. I also have enlarged adenoids. My left is fine but my right ear feels really terrible. Pain like what you get when you have a bad middle ear infection, even my mastoid bone is throbbing, also feels as though my ear is full of water????. I may also be running a tempreture...time to go back to the hospital me thinks....has anyone had a similair experience??
I am 11 days post tube insertion for ETD following a bad sinus infection almost a year ago, went to my ENT for my post op visit....I feel worse then prior to surgery. Clogged and pressure he looked in my ears did a hearing and ear pressure test....everything is "normal'...well maybe on paper but I feel like crap......he said maybe they are still healing and gave me a Medrol dose pack...............very upsetting... (I m 49 yo)
I am having the same thing. So, I used my flonase and that helped. but it keeps clogging going to the doctors today. I am glad I am not alone. Sounds like the norm. UGGG!
same here awful! Had clogged feeling before tubes now tubes out still there. All noise echo's in my head mostly the sound of my own voice! Loud music, voices are a killler yet still clogged.
Seeing yet another specialist next week,
Anyone get answers or find relief?
Hi!! Help me, too please!!! I had a tube put in my left ear one year ago and though for the most part everything is fine, every now and then it feels like the tube is "loose" and a hear echos inside my head, I feel evry sensitive to sound and can almost feel the rumbles and vibrations of the noise as well (which is a real ***** while you're driving!) and if I press that small flap thing into my ear it SQUEAKS!! It squeaks and others can hear it!! WTF!! PLease had this happened to anybody else?!?!?
Did this go away, I am on day two and my ear feels clogged. Not as bad as yesterday but still there. WHat happened with you? Is this feeling normal. I thought I would be able to hear asap.
wow, i got my pe tubes in also and a couple days later my left ear started getting clogged. I thought it would go away and it did but came back the next day or so. I went to the clinic to see if i had an infection or something and he told me i was fine that i didnt need any drops or anything. i didnt know what to say and hoped it get better so i left. now im just real frustrated that my left ear feels clogged and that i cant hear out if it clearly. this *****... can you give me a follow up on your story please i would appreciate it....p.s. I know it a old post sorry but i nead help...
I am going through the same exact thing. It has been one week so far and right ear still feels "clogged". I am just wondering how this turned out for you.... please respond!
i feel like that all the time but i dont have tubes in my ear....i talked to docter's about it and they said that it is because i have water in my ear and bad sinus but it go's away and comes back so i would give it a like 5 week's because that is what mine stays for and dont let any water get in your ears because they will feel alot more clogged if you do and if it wont go away i would try a law suit next....god luck to you and i hope you feel batter.........or you get a nice payday coming in...