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Chronic pressure in ears for 4 years now. tmj doc&2 ents say looks fine. pain=unbearable. i won't do it, but i feel like slicing open my ear drums myself for any relief. hearing is excellent. what now?

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Dysfunction ? That is when the tube from the ear to the nose is clogged ANC you can't pop your ears. If that is what it is nightly afrin, Mucinex (guaifenesin) la 1100mg and nasal steroids that you have to get from the doc help. Essential is nasal irrigation with saline but since i can't teach it try a netty pot twice a day.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

Specializes in Dentistry

I realize that you have had several varying opinions, but i would recommend seeing another tmj/tmd specialist. The american academy of craniofacial pain www.Aacfp.Org can direct you to members in your area that have additional training and knowledge in tmj/tmd.

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Dr. Dave Burns answered

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Keep asking different dentists and medical for a diagnosis before treatment.

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

What type of background does your "TMJ doc" have? Sounds strange. Try to get an expert opinion from an oral surgeon who treats TMD.

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo answered

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You have either a somatization of a psychological pathology or may be suffering from a migraine equivalent. Please consult a neurologist and a psychiatrist. You do not have eustacian tube dysfunction or TMJ.

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