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    Twitching Eardrum Creating a Thumping Sound
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    froggy45 posted:
    I have had ringing in my ears for 50 years and the older I get the louder it gets. Just recently, I started getting a random twitching of my right eardrum, not tied to the rhythm of my pulse. And of course if you are reading this looking for a solution, you know how maddening this condition can get. Sometimes the twitching is just one here and there and sometimes like when I yawn, I get a rapid fire of thumps or twitches. I just had to share my experience with what worked for me. Knowing I wouldn't get in to see the doctor for a while, I thought I would experiment with something around the house that I have used for spasms in my neck. Let it be known I am not promoting this technique or the makers of Apercreme but only that it worked for me. At first, I rubbed some around the outside base of the ear. In just a few minutes, I could sense a decrease in the intensity of the twitches and in 30 minutes, they were gone and didn't come back all night. About two hours after showering the next morning, the twitches slowly came back. This time, I just put about a pea sized amount of Aspercreme at the base of my ear (in the crevice where the ear meets the skull on the back side. That has been days ago, and I have only had two twitches since with no further applications of the cream. I am going to wait it out to see how long it will last.
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