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Blocked Eustachian Tubes

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I suddenly had blocked eustachian tubes and saw the doctor 4 times. Was prescribed antihistimines, decongestants, nasal steroids, nothing worked and only made it worse. One of the doctor's nurses checked my blood pressured and the reading was high and she related it to use of antihistimines. It finally dawned on me that that could be my problem with the blocked eustachian tubes so I saw my internist and advised of my suspicious to the correlation of the blocked tubes to possibly high blood pressure and he said I was absolutely right and prescribed high blood pressure medication and I have NOT had the blocked eustachian tubes since. I was previously told it was allergies or some rare condition that there was no treatment for. I just want to get the word out that high blood pressure and blocked eustachian tubes ARE related.
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replied September 15th, 2011
re: ears and high blood pressure
I've had exactly the same, and the more i found myself getting anxsious the worse my ears felt. I have spent a long time trying everything from trying to find symptons and solutions. I feel alot better now that I know that once i've sorted out my high bp my ears will resume to normality.

Thanks for this post and confirming my findings. your a top person for posting this!!
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replied December 26th, 2014
HTN and Eustachain tube dysfuntion?
Can you explain how Eustachian tube dysfunction and hypertension are related?? I can find no link?

Al
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replied April 3rd, 2015
Hi, So I went to my GP today because I have had clogged ears for 2 weeks after an allegric reaction to food. He said that my Blood pressure is high and what could have happened was not an allergic episode but a raise in my BP. Anyway, I haven't started my drugs on BP issues yet but I am happy to see some got reliefe on clogged ears by correcting the high BP. Thanks
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replied March 14th, 2016
28yo daily head pressure, high blood pressure, ears blocked
Hi,

My name is Corbin, and for the last two years have been extremely unwell with a seemingly undiagnosible illness.

I am a fit, healthy 28 year old guy who has spontaneously developed servere high blood pressure, temporal pressure headaches, dizzy spells and blocked ears. The symptoms vary, with acute periods lasting a couple hours and occurring on a weekly basis. Generally an acute period is characterized by severe headaches, needing to lie down, blocked ears and extreme lethargy.

I have had CT’s and MRI’s of the brain and cervical spine, PET scans, ECHO’s, a multitude of blood tests and various other tests with no abnormalities.

I gym 4 times a week, eat healthy and work as a hairdresser, so my lifestyle is pretty healthy overall.

This condition is starting to limit my lifestyle and with two years of no answers I am putting it out there for someone to recognize or provide advice about what could potentially be going on!

Any feedback, even small, would be very much appreciated!
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replied March 25th, 2016
Corbin28,

The same happened to me. My high blood pressure was coming in "episodes" about once a week. I do not have high blood pressure (it's average 120/70) and also live a fit and healthy lifestyle. My pressure rises up to 240/140 and sometimes a little higher and a little lower. I'm very symptomatic when it happens. I get tingling in my hands and feet, my pupils dilate so I can't see well, I can't speak well (but my thought process is fine), I get a severe sudden headache, extreme dry mouth and my body feels like lead if I try to move. Then, after several minutes it starts to go down. Sometimes it will happen a second or third time, but as of right now it's been 11 days since it's happened.

I have been very tired (sometimes exhausted) and my hands and feet have been freezing. I'm not sure if that's part of all this.

Have you gone to see an endocrinologist? The docs think I have a pheocromocytoma, which is a small tumor (most likely not cancerous) that is excreting hormones that cause this to happen. At this time, they have done a ton of blood and urine tests and they all have shown nothing, but the docs believe it's still that. Apparently the hormones will only show during an episode. So now I have a lab slip to go ASAP after an episode. They say it's a possibility that they will never actually find the tumor because it can my tiny...like a tiny pimple. It doesn't even have to form on an endocrine gland. It can actually be just about anywhere.

Since its been almost 2 weeks, I'm hoping it will happen less or even never (wishful thinking). Good luck. I hope you can figure this all out.
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replied September 21st, 2016
I don't have complete verification from my doctor but he did think that high blood pressure connects to blood vessels that run up the neck and alongside the eustachain tubes. Whenever I get stresses, I can feel it in my ears, like I'm underwater. It's been going on for 18 months now, and after taking HBP medication, getting off caffeinated coffee, drinking beet juice (said to help lower BP), and trying to stay calm, my ears feel better. I think the stress (of teaching for me) caused me to grind my teeth at night. I had a real, dentist proscribed guard made and it has also helped. It's not as bad any more, and seems to get better every day, but there were in fact days where I felt that I couldn't take it anymore.
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