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Clogged ears and dizziness

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For the past 4 months I have had clogged ears and dizziness. I also get pressure in my head occasionally. Another symptom that accompanies this is tingling in my hands and feet.
I have been to the doctor about this 3 times. The first 2 times they said it was allergies, meds didn't help. Then, it was vertigo. Meclizine did nothing but knock me out. My doc seems to think it is anxiety. Could anxiety cause clogged ears and head pressure? I am very frustrated at this point.


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replied August 26th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A15682
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the clogged ears for the past 4 months along with dizzy feeling.
I would definitely suggest visiting an ENT to check out your ear as thed efinitive diagnosis is not possible online. Blocked ears can have numerous causes, such as impacted ear wax, a disorder of the eustachean tubes (the canals that connect the ear and throat), or infections/disorders of the middle or inner ears. It's especially interesting that you mentioned getting dizzy, as this would seem to indicate some kind of vestibular issue involving your middle or inner ear. Both the middle and inner ears contain systems that regulate your body's balance, as well as hearing. Even the most minor disruption in that area can cause dizziness, blocked ears, and hearing loss.
The ENT is a good place to start. Depending on what s/he finds, you may be referred to a neurologist or oto-neurologist for further testing or treatment.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.



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