I was recently diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.
Prior to my May 4 visit with an ENT I was experiencing frequent dizziness or vertigo. Eventually, the symptoms made me nauseous and experiencing headache as well as fatigue, thus, I decided to go to an ENT. The ENT prescribed initially 1 week of anti-histamine (since I have periodical allergic rhinitis), anti-vertigo at pain reliever and also referral to an ophthalmologist.
Sabi ng ophtha wala naman problem sa mata ko and possibly sa ears. The ophtha asked me if I am doing some sports. I started running 3x a week last March (almost 2 months before I experience first symptoms). Ophtha said increase fluid intake baka nadehydrate lang ako ang follow the prescription of my ENT. Anyway, I decided to stop sports activity muna.
After a week nabawasan vertigo but generally same feeling. In fact, nadagdagan na din ng left ear pressure pain symptoms ko. So nag follow-up check up ako sa ENT. He subjected me to audiometry and ear-pressure tests. Eventually, prognosis was Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. I was prescribed with Avamys Nasal Spray w/c I started last May 19.
After more than a week in Avamys nawala na headache, nabawasan frequency ng dizziness, ear pressure pain and had some days of good sleep. Slowly I tried light running. Now, on my 3rd week in Avamys napansin ko parang lutang ulo ko at off balance (sort of mild dizziness) all the time w/ periodical fatigue.
I'm not sure if the sore throat symptoms or cold temperature in my office or sports activity aggravating my ETD. I stop sports activity na muna. Sore throat symptoms is gone. But off balance and head fullness nandun pa din.
Is it really sports activity? Or possibly w/ my intolerance sa cold temperature something to do w/ ETD problem? Lamigin kasi ako. Or this is simply due to my evolving allergy. Should I go back to my ENT or tuloy ko muna Avamys until 4 weeks? Or is it time to visit an Allergologist?
I'm worried and frustrated. Wala kasi ako energy to play w/ my daughter pag ganito. Any success story on dealing with ETD?
I am 38yo male, 150lbs.