I also get these sensation in my face not quite numbness because i can still feel and its not tingly either. it happens when i sit up for awhile or when i get excited.
the visual snow is worse when i forst open my eyes in the morning sometimes its bright blue for the first minute.....other then this i think i have 20/20 vision.
when i open my mouth my jaw on the right side pops way out. i have been trying for months to get my ear back to normal but nothing will work theres something perventing the pressure to equlize.
i also have been taking ibuprofen every day x3 for about 6 - 7 months
Seeing a tmj specialist, ENT, and gynecologist is advised.
A lot of what you have reported all falls in perfectly with TMJ disorders. Even down to your inconsistant periods. It would take me an hour to explain everything.
See a Nueromuscular Dentist in your area and he/she will be able to explain all this for you.
hope you get better.
Find a good chiropractor. I know from experience. Eatting low carb may help some,
Hey, I hope you are doing better!!
There are a lot of people in the world that feel the same way as you do.. and it can get better!!
Please go to a good TMD/myofacial pain dentist. I find my chiropractor and regular massage therapy is also helpful for upper back/shoulder/neck pain. Another important factor is to decrease the stress in your life, and you can do this in a few ways. Exercise is REALLY important, try writing in a journal, meditating/praying, any type of relaxation (bubble baths?) that you like, and making sure you have healthy relationships around you. My TMD specialist requested I see a psychologist to help me with relaxation techniques and also have someone to talk to. The health care system is STRESSFUL!! and so it being in a lot of pain :(
Remember, taking pills may help some things temporarily, but you n eed to find the source for the problem and bite it in the butt. You can help yourself, try to be the best you can be, its the least you can do if nothing else can be done, right?
I have similar symptoms; head/ear pressure, headache, ear crackling when swallowing or yawning, neck ache, jaw ache and crackle, difficulties to concentrate and memory problem. All these symptoms started a year ago not long after I traveled in an airplane for the first time of my life (might not be linked at all...). If it can help you relax, know that I had an MRI and MRA and they both came negative. I am not a doctor, but my guess is that you probably suffer from either TMJ, anxiety or an ear disfonction. I suggest you try taking meds for chronic pain. I take 25 mg of Nortriptyline everyday now and let me tell you it did miracle for me. I still have ear problems and jaw still aches, but my neck and headache have disappeared and I don't do panic attacks as I used to. If you try those meds, know that it take at least 2-3 weeks for you to feel the effect.
I have had all the same symptoms. I found a nuero muscular dentist and he has changed my life. the treatment isn't cheap but insurances are starting to recognize TMJ as a sickness and this covering part or all of the treatment. I am one week in and my dizziness is all but gone. Tinnitus and Visual Snow are still there...but I was told those are usually the last to go
good luck to all Find a good NM Dentist