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    Chronic ear pressure
    ShayWentz posted:
    Hi there!

    I have been suffering from constant ear pressure in my right ear for the past 2 years. I have no idea what brought it on as I have never had ear issues before and was not sick or flying, etc. It is very uncomfortable and is constantly on my mind ... it drives me nuts!!!! I too have had many difficulties finding answers. I've basically been told to "deal with it" which is a very frustrating answer to hear. I have tried 12-hour sudafed/decongestants, anti-histamines, steroid nasal sprays, Afrin, the Valsalva maneuaver (which helps the first time I do it but makes it much worse the more I do it so I try not to anymore), the "EarPopper" which got great reviews but made my ear feel TERRIBLE, gargling salt water and lemon juice, hot water bottles, ETC. Needless to say, I am desparately looking for answers as I am SO sick of trying to yawn all day long and un-pop my ear. Sometimes my ear will unpop in the morning (which is the most amazing feeling but it usually pops/pressurizes within about 5-10 minutes and usually is full of pressure by mid-day and unable to unpop at all).
    That said, recently I heard about a new procedure (featured on the show "The Doctors") for people with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Sounds very promising, has anybody had this done or know anything about this?? I would LOVE to learn more!!! One other side note: I live in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Thanks in advance! It's so nice to talk to other people that understand!!!

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