Whooshing sound in ear

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wailedAndNearlyLevitated Mon 06-Jan-20 13:56:46

I’ve booked in to see my GP but they didn’t have any appointments till next week, so I’m the meantime just wondering if anyone has had similar or has any tips to help ease the symptoms in the meantime.

I feel like My sinuses have been blocked up since around the start of Nov, constantly got that full of cold feeling, facial pain etc.

Last night I woke in the night and had a whooshing sound in my ear, like I could hear my heartbeat. This morning the ear feels blocked and occasionally painful. I’m also feeling like I’m being pulled down, like gravity is actually trying to push me into the floor. It’s awful. I’m a lone parent so have to crack on with things, but feel like all I can do is lie down.

Any ideas?! Does this sound like it could be vertigo?Thanks in advance

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wailedAndNearlyLevitated Mon 06-Jan-20 13:57:56

Sort for typos btw

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wailedAndNearlyLevitated Mon 06-Jan-20 13:58:14

Argh, sorry! Dammit

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MillicentMartha Mon 06-Jan-20 14:03:37

Vertigo, maybe?

whitershadeofpale Mon 06-Jan-20 14:08:27

Possibly a perforation, do your ears feel unequal?

wailedAndNearlyLevitated Mon 06-Jan-20 14:13:16

@MillicentMartha that’s what I’m thinking, but not sure what to do if it is?

@whiter eep that sounds like something I don’t want! It’s just in the right ear, left feels fine.

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whitershadeofpale Mon 06-Jan-20 14:55:26

Worth checking out, they usually heal by themselves.


Palavah Mon 06-Jan-20 15:00:10

Not sure about the ear, sorry.

Have you tried a saline spray up your nose to help to clear your sinuses? Anything you can do to clear that up might help with the ear.

When I had swimmer's ear I took some advice and put a tsp of vinegar in my ear (eaiser if someone can do it for you). I did the same again 24 hours later. It worked a treat.

Palavah Mon 06-Jan-20 15:00:54

But can you get to the pharmacist?

QuestionableMouse Mon 06-Jan-20 15:02:18

Get your iron (and vit D, if they'll do it) checked. Tinnitus is one of the signs of anaemia which would tie in with the feeling of fatigue and being unwell.

Harp1977 Mon 06-Jan-20 15:07:18

I second going to get advise from a pharmacist, if they feel it needs Dr care they may even intervene on your behalf and speak to the Dr surgery on your behalf, my pharmacist has done for me on occasion.

kitk Mon 06-Jan-20 15:18:45

I third the pharmacist. They can quite often sell you something that will help or push you up queue if you do need a doc. I get the whooshing regularly with sinusitis and Sudafed normally sorts it but def speak time your pharmacist!

lizzie0712 Mon 06-Jan-20 15:20:57

Could be high blood pressure, definitely get advice

wailedAndNearlyLevitated Mon 06-Jan-20 15:26:06

Thankyou everyone. Pharmacist is a good shout so I’ll start with that.

Am only mid thirties so hopefully not high blood pressure, but have been under a lot of stress this past year (divorce) so you never know. I’ll mention that anyway, and ask about anaemia too.

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