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    8 years suffering tensor tympani/stapedius
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    Krystal70 posted:
    In Spring 2008, under much life stress, my right ear started clicking. That is my way of describing it to friends. It actually sounds like an old bicycle chain that is being peddled out of control. It starts with a click, click and then goes full force until the point it actually makes my eyeball twitch for a few seconds. This will go on all day, maybe a week, or weeks. It happens about every couple minutes apart to every 30 minutes. Every clicking episode last about 30 seconds. I can usually sleep through it but when at its worse, it will wake me up. I have been to several ENT docs with no real help. Best suggestion, take Klonipin or Xnanax to calm my nerves during these times, to help deal with it. Over the years I have noticed during stressful times, it is worse. But the biggest thing I have concluded is that it usually is worse from Spring to Fall. Seasonal, yes, Allergy related, I do not know. Does taking an allergy pill help? None I have tried.
    This is so nerve racking at times on me mentally and emotionally. I cry. I am on edge! I am cranky! I cannot concentrate on my task at hand! I try to stay in control but at times, it controls me! I have been a hearing loss in both ears and this year started wearing aides which helps with my tinnitus but the clicking is completely separate issue Anybody have advice is greatly appreciated!
     
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    dolcevita41 responded:
    Didn't your ent tell you they can cut the muscle? I think you will Need a tube though if they do that but they can cut it if it's that bad. Normally muscle relaxants work. I've had this happen a few times as well when I'm stressed. I will take a muscle relaxant and it eventually stopped. I'm not sure what brings it on. I'm having ear issues too. My right one is screwed up after balloon dilation.. I may need a tube. The dilation made it much worse. Hope you're feeling better


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