Ear pain and pressure

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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/29/2011 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi im a new lyme member of this hideous disease.

Has anybody found relief from this and does it go away? I am treating lyme and bart for 2 months with no relief. Ear pain and peripheral neuropathy is my worse symptom.

Tried claritin and others that was suggested to no relief.
I hear tinitus too before bed like a metal to metal squeelin in high pitch but not notieciable during the day.

Is this caused by abx or lyme itself? I already have this before treatment but it seems to be getting worse.

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   Posted 9/29/2011 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Kramberry!!
Welcome to our forum!! I am so sorry to hear that you are part of this too!! At least you're in good company here!! Giggle smilewinkgrin

If you haven't already, it would be beneficial for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!", as it is packed full of relevant information and informative links that have been put together by our members here! Most of those who have read through it have said that it was very helpful!! We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts. We must be our own health advocates now and the best thing to arm yourself with is knowledge!

Are you being seen by a LLMD (Lyme Literate Medical Doctor)? If not, would you mind letting us know who is treating you?

I have this from time to time as well, but I haven't found much relief from anything other than Benedryl and maybe Naproxen (Aleve) or something like that.

Any increase in symptoms is usually caused by the die-off of the bacteria and the toxins they release. Here is a link to a really good paper titled "Lyme Toxins, the primary reason for your symptoms" that was written by a well-known and well respected Lyme Doc: findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_285/ai_n19170382/?tag=content;col1 Also, please read through our "New to Lyme?" thread as the second post down is all about detoxing and how to do it.

So to answer your question "Is this caused by abx or Lyme itself?" I'd have to say yes. It's most likely caused by both.
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"

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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 9/29/2011 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
hi kramberry-
what antibiotics are you on? i started biaxin (clarithromycin) 3 weeks ago and am noticing symptoms in my ears- ringing at bedtime and stuffiness in my left ear. almost like my hearing is deteriorating. not noticing a lot of pain, but a huge increase in stuffiness/clogged feeling to the point that my voice sounds very different and i cant tell if im talking loud or quiet- almost like when you get water in your ear.
is this similar to what your feeling?

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   Posted 9/29/2011 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Im on ceftin, zith, augmentin xr and rifampin.

My hearing has not deteriorated. Its just plugged up with pressure and pain.
I am like swallowing my saliva every now and then tryiing to pop the pressure with no luck.

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Date Joined Nov 2010
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   Posted 9/30/2011 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
This symptom went away (almost)-- for me-- after many months on ABX.

First to go was the stuffed up feeling in my ears, then the ringing slowly started to subside to tolerable levels.

I ocassionally hear a high pitched whine, and on my great days I hear nothing at all. I'm hopeful this on/off ringing will end soon. I still have one more month (maybe two) on ABX. My LLMD believes I'm REALLY in the home stretch.

The lingering but tolerable symptoms--- especially ear issues--- are SO frustrating whn you feel otherwise 'normal' on most days.

Hang in there! It will get better.
Doxy, Amoxicillin, Azithromax, Mepron--now Ceftin. 11 months of treatment and counting.
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