New member Smurfer, Eustachian tube blocked

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opnwhl4
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   Posted 1/18/2012 3:50 AM (GMT -6)   
New member smurfer said

YES!! Eustachian tube being "clogged/blocked" can be caused by acid reflux. However, good news is it is most likely not clogged. Its more inflamed/swollen. What worked for me...I was prescribed prevacid (30mg I think it was) twice a day for a month. In addition to the prescription I had to change my diet. That means no coffee, tea, caffeinated sodas (de-caf not good either), no mint, alcohol, spices, vinegar, citrus fruits or juices, tomatoes and tomato sauces, and a lot of fruits are a no-go (pineapple, pomegranate, apple, sour grape, sour plum, and citrus etc). Pretty much bland is good. But then they say to make sure to not get constipated. Somehow this makes your ear problem worse. So basically eat foods that wont let you poop and then still poop. But I do have to say my ears are getting better and really they were so bad that that is all I care about. Good luck :)
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   Posted 1/18/2012 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
If you have LPR (where acid gets into your throat and sinuses) it could theoretically cause ear pain. I am glad to read you are doing better.
 
 
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