I am so happy I found this forum
For the past 4 years or so I have had numerous issues with my ears which starts with my right ear feeling full when seeing my Doctors (UK) they advised either my ears had wax in them and needed to be clean out or on a couple of occasions no wax showing (arual fullness)and to use olive oil drops! didn’t help, when this happens my tinnitus goes through the roof, Reduced hearing in that ear and increased sound sensitivity, Dizzy spells which at first would last a couple of mintues however recently this has been longer,nausea for days, Periods when I feel I am rocking back and forth, Weather conditions/shades of grey causing bad headaches aways on right side behind my eye I then get exhausted and need to sleep the majority of these symptoms I have had individually or at same time for 15 years or so noted on my records,
Then last autumn I had my worst attack, was overseas, ears blocked up barely any hearing ( this happens every year when I travel), felt like half my head was not there, tinnitus through the roof ,slightly dizzy, Brain fog so bad (strange when I mention brain fog they don’t know what I am talking about!) nausea and exhausted for months after. This was dreadful. When I got home I thought enough is enough this been going on for years so i went private knowing how long the nhs can take. In the hope of getting answers.
My ENT doctor thinks it may be due to compacted ear wax (I dont last year I had my ears cleaned out 7 times twice so far this year) I have passed the vestibular function tests (came back fine) noted again hearing loss in right ear although noted as compacted hearing loss. I am losing my mind as although I understand the impact of compacted wax this has been going on for years now and keeps coming back! always starts with my ear feeling full (same ear). Its so dishearten Its got to the point now I feel I am going mad i know that this is not all in my head. I feel now i know the difference between blocked ears and the feeling of fullness.
As my vestibular/ct tests came back fine I have now been referred to a neurologist. The ENT states I do not have Menieres he could not see any symptoms associated with Menieres! and thinks maybe migraines are causing this. On a side note he did state I was the type of person that was too aware of their symptoms! didn’t know what to say other this has been going on for years with no answer.
Sorry to rant I feel just like I did in 2010 they cant see nothing wrong with you so get on with it off you pop. I thought given that all my symptoms keep recurring that going private would help. Can anyone relate to this