Sore ears and throat

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   Posted 11/27/2011 2:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

Has anyone suffered with burning ears with their GERD/LPR? I am on 20mg Pariet and it does nothing to help this. It has intensified slowly and now my entire face burns on my left side. I have tried doubling the meds for morning/evening, Gaviscon Advance, elevating the bed, nothing has helped with this. My doctor has looked in my ears and found nothing, but says my throat is red. It is always red! I also get a feeling like the roof of my mouth is burnt on the side that my ear hurts.

This burning has been going on for several months now, and is making me miserable!

If anyone knows any solutions to the burning ears I would be very grateful.


Liz x

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   Posted 11/27/2011 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   

my nasal passages have been crisp and all the back of my throat

what part of your ears are involved...are w talking the Eustachian tube or up by the eardrum??? please tell us more

hang in there

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   Posted 11/27/2011 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I imagine it's the Eustachian tube because Doc can't see anything when she looks in my ears, and it does feel like the part that meets the throat. It's very persistent and seems to be worsening.The jaw/facial pain is a fairly new development.

The thing is, my Doc is starting to glaze over when I tell her of new symptoms. I really think she thinks I'm just a hypochondriac. All that has been found with all the tests is a small sliding hernia and a weak LES. 24Hr test was normal ( I had no symptoms when it was attached, wouldn't you know it!)

I am starting to question whether any of my symptoms are acid based. The ENT 'thinks' it is, the GI thinks otherwise, he dismissed everything and sent me packing.

My life is pretty much at a standstill, and is all about pain right now. I find it hard to believe that no doctor has been able to clearly identify my problems, and don't seem worried that I am in constant pain.

Liz x

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   Posted 11/27/2011 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't give up ..............from what I know, ear pain in adults is less likely to be from an ear infection. What you think is ear pain may actually be coming from another location, such as your temporomandibular joint, your teeth, throat, or other location. This is called "referred" pain.
Please seek out the help of a new GI Doctor that you can start fresh with to find help for your pain.  I hate to read of you being in so much pain.
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   Posted 11/27/2011 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I have gone to the doctors a few times believing I had either and ear infection or fluid but had neither! My GP said it was silent reflux so I guess this fun thing called GERD just messes up everything it can, even our ears!!
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