I can breathe very clearly through my nose and I do not feel congested at all in my nasal area. I have recently gotten over a bad sinus infection, bladder infection & severe post nasal drip episode that caused a severe constriction in my throat & glands. I was on 3 rounds of antibiotics and now 2 months later... finally almost 100% well... this darn tapping noise has developed.
My ear does not feel blocked nor do I hear any whoosing or have any dizziness or pain. It is just this "MORSE CODE" type tapping going on inside mostly when I am sitting, resting and of course lying down. If I am active and moving either it goes away or I just don't notice it as much, but it always returns as soon as I sit & rest.
My Doctor tells me to stay on the Sudafed & Antihistamine, but honestly I have been on these meds for so long due to the previous ailments, I feel they are not working.
It's very difficult to get any rest as it constantly wakes me out of a sound sleep and its difficult to get back to sleep.
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!!! I need better advice or is it simply time to go to a ENT at this point? :'( [/list]
Let us know how you go on
My morse code is still there... as long as I keep busy I don't notice it so much. But as soon as I stop to really concentrate to like read an email or watch TV, the tapping comes back.
Tomorrow I am calling my Doctor and reqeusting an exam and hearing test as I still on Sudafed and Benadryl to no avail. Nothing has alleviated it or stopped it at all. Losing lots of sleep over this too...
A while back I took some over the counter supplements for ringing in ears - I bought it at Walgreens, and it seemed to really help quiet the ringing so i am going to try that tonight to see if this thing will stop.
Drives me insane! have never had it before.
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I have just started getting the exact same thing. Its been 3 or 4 days now. For me it starts late afternoon/early evening. It's very weird and scary. Did you find out what it is? I'm worried it'll get worse or I'll have it forever.
For quite a while now it's been a weak ear and if I get stressed it pops and then it sounds like I'm talking through my ear and the only way I can fix it is to hold my nose and swallow, but this goes on for an hour or so until it finally settles.
I hope it has got better for you!
Please post if any knows what this is.
I too have been suffering from persistent Morse code in my right ear since 12/2/09, I don't believe it is tinnitus and neither does my doctor. I am in the process of flushing out any earwax as my doctor seems to think the ear wax has hardened, by using olive oil. This isn't the first occasion I have had this, but I only had it for an evening in 2007 and thought nothing of it.
Once I have softened the ear wax I plan to have my ears syringed, if it still persists, I think a trip to ENT may sort it out.
Apart from this, I am fit and healthy and eat a well balanced diet. I simply don't understand why I have it.
Will keep you all updated.
She had her ear flushed and 3 small dead spiders were washed out, so that is always a possibility!
It's loudest at night when I'm trying to sleep, and first thing in the morning.
Lately I'm noticing it more during working hours now, especially when talking on the phone and during the rare times it's quiet in my work area.
I don't take any medication but I travel a lot. Anyone else out there a frequent flyer? I'm just asking because I know that sometimes the descents kill my right ear. Could there be a link?
Thanks to all of you for sharing your story. I wish you all the best and I will check back often.
It's most noticable when lying on my right side. If I lie on my left side then it is either greatly reduced in both frequency and volume, or eliminated altogether.
I don't know the cause and don't have a cure, I also haven't visited a doctor about it, but a couple of weeks ago it went completely and although it has returned to some extent it isn't as bad as it was.
I'll relate the story of what happened that night, but please be patient and remain open-minded as this may sound strange to some of you.
Let's begin with a bit of background information...
I believe in spiritualism. This 'religion' for want of a better word, tells us that we all have a soul, or rather that we all are souls who are currently living out a physical incarnations for our growth, and that we each come from a group of souls in the spirit realm which is overseen by a spirit guide.
Our guides serve the purpose of teaching us lessons during our time in the spirit realm, but also in helping us to make desicions during our physical incarnations. I'm sure there have been times in your life when you were supposed to be doing something but you got a bad feeling about it, you couldn't put your finger on why it felt wrong, you just 'knew' that you shouldn't do it. People call it intuition... spiritualists call it a nudge, this is your guide giving you a helping hand.
Guides are also able to help us with minor ailments. They would not interfere with major illnesses as these are planned before our lives as part of our learning process, but the irritating little ailments such as a tapping inner-ear are not significant enough to have any bearing on our growth as souls and as such it is perfectly fine for these to be remedied by 'divine intervention' as Christians would refer to it.
So, to get back on track, there was one particular night when my tapping inner-ear problem was really bad, probably the worst it had been since it began, there was no way I was going to get any sleep that night and lying on my left side was not helping.
I thought "I could really use some help with this, perhaps a visit to a hands-on healer might work", I know there are forces greater than we truly understand, for example, mediums who can communicate with the souls in the spiritual realm, so why not a medium through which healing powers can be delivered?
Almost immediately I heard a resonant humming sound inside my left ear, right at the point where the tapping sound was taking place. This wasn't an external sound that I was hearing, it was inside my ear!
After several seconds the humming sound began to taper off. I mentally asked for it to return as it at least masked the awful tapping and it actually felt quite pleasant too, I mean the humming sound was tangible, I didn't just hear it but also felt it.
The humming returned and once again tapered off after twenty or so seconds.
I thought I was being a little cheeky to request for more but I did anyway, and thought "Please, just one more burst, it's really helping".
The humming returned again but far louder than previously and this time it took on pulsating tone, a loud resonant pulsating hum, which after a few seconds suddenly stopped. I took this sudden cut-off to mean that I'd had my lot, so I didn't ask for more and mentally thanked the assisting soul.
The tapping had gone, it remained gone for a couple of weeks and even now is not as bad as it was before.
This true story may not help any of you, but it's food for thought, and maybe just a little bit of faith is all any of us really need.