Pain in ears
Posted 29 August 2008 - 11:00 PM
sharp pains, deep inside
loss of balance when closing eyes
Thought I had an ear infection but doctor at urgent care said no. And no sinus or allergy problems either which leads me to believe a sclero thing?
Posted 30 August 2008 - 01:03 AM
I have NO clue what is up with that! All I can think of is jaw related. I hope you get some better info than I've got!
Posted 30 August 2008 - 03:23 AM
I can't imagine this being connected, BUT ~ I keep getting little sores in my ears, they weep and get scabby. Not very nice to try to explain.
Does anyone else have this problem?
I don't really get any pain deep in my ear, but these things can drive you crazy.
Posted 30 August 2008 - 03:57 AM
Posted 30 August 2008 - 10:45 AM
Nina: I get weepy/scabby sores in and behnind my ears. I have psorasis and, for me ,think they are realted to that.
Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:56 PM
It could be a mild case of Menieres Disease - I think it is also a autoimmune disorder. I had a sudden severe case of it many years ago, it was terrible, when I closed my eyes the room seemed to spin, and when I opened my eyes it felt like my eyes were rolling in my head extremely fast. I also had ringing in my ears just before the attack.
Take care, I hope it is not this!
Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:16 PM
I have not heard of labyrinthitis so I did a little research. Thank you for the suggestion. I learned something new and can now be armed with info for the second opinion I intend to get.
I don't think it's Meniere's because although I have had a few bouts with extreme vertigo, I'm not having that now. Just some mild dizziness now and then and some balance problems - come to think of it I have actually been quite a clutz lately and have the bruises and scrapes to prove it. The other day I answered the phone at work but not before cracking myself in the brow with it It was like my arm didn't belong to me! My hips are full of bruises from bumping into the cabinet handles at my teller station - maybe balance/ear related or maybe I've just turned into a major clutz and am looking for something to blame it on
Luv and Purr ~
I think it could very well be jaw related. My dentist has seen the effects of my nocturnal teeth grinding. Lately I catch myself clenching during the day. I will have to read up on TMJ too. I hear crackling when I open and shut my mouth and this dull pain lasts all day with occasional sharp, stabbing pain for good measure.
I have not experienced what you describe. I imagine that's no fun!
Thanks for your replies gals. Love yas.
Posted 30 August 2008 - 11:23 PM
Here are some links which may be of interest to you:
Autoimmune Ear Disease
Dental Involvement (see TMJ)
(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums Support Specialist
(Retired)ISN Sclero Forums UK Chat Host
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:13 AM
Posted 01 September 2008 - 12:45 AM
After reading up, I'm leaning towards TMJ. I learned a lot of behavorial changes I can make. Being conscience of my daily clenching is one thing and remembering to relax my jaw.
A visit to my dentist for a custom mouth guard to wear at night is long over due. Though a mouthguard will protect my teeth from damage, I wonder if it would ease the daily pain at all? Maybe if it was cushy...I can imagine a device that might feel good but not sure if such a thing exists. Maybe I need to invent it and make a fortune - HA!