I have had this for over a year....It was alot worse.....I have had a year of nighmares and drs. not knowing what it is wrong....in fact was saying it was in my head......well there partly right......my nightmare started after having a severe kidney infection...was giving levaquin a very strong n bad antibiotic.....its not sold in other countries it is banned.....then giving keflex......then 2 weeks later the nightmare became almost a death sentence.....i got gastritis, vaginititis, and my intestines were wipped out n sick.....so i was also like in anxiety mode as well so sick n dr was blowing me off like oh well especially since i told them i have a family genetic sensitivity to medicine, my children as well. I then read how powerfull these meds. were n since i have allergic reactions to pencillin.. the levaguin, one pill i was in the E.R. T...then given the keflex. But still so sick....everything i tried to help my stomach i reacted to, even tylenol i reacted to i could not take nothing......was throwing up blood n in so much pain.... went n had a endoscope.....n the nightmare exploded more.....was giving zantac 300 i took it for 10 days my daughter came to check on me n was asleep while sleeping i saw my father he was telling me to go back not my time yet.....my daughter was shaking me finally she got me awake n said i had stopped breathingn was making weird sounds. I stopped those pills n noticed that my neck had swelled up , n that i had a funny odd sensation in my ears......of course thru all of this massive anxiety, which is not me......also had a couple of extremme night sweats that every pore in my body was sweating from....while i was asleep.....needless to say after that i had to try alot of home remedies n all natural my stomache has healed but is very sensitive but now supposedly i have allergies to why i have post nasal drip n all to go back abit right after the zantac i had no saliva n acouple of months it became very stringy n roppy went to dr. of course shrud her shoulders didn't know why my dentist knew all along i was very very sick he said i was full of fungi as my throat n tongue were white, back to my dr. didn't know what to give me, but baby thrush medcine n say shes not sure i have it. And of course looking like i am a pain in her butt.......during all this and also to go back to right after zantac use i had what felt like seisure when i woke up. i called them brain zappies, my neck was swollen for along time after endoscope had a bunch of tests that came back negative all but one....i have high calcuim..... n parathyroid diease but no clear answer to that as well drs. have messed me up n continue.....the dr. here says i have 4 tumors. went to mayo n drs. there 1 tumor n put me on a medcine that is abig no no sensipar. will the falling thru the cracks n drs not listening ever stop for me. but anyways back to the ears. Allergies ok never was before but ok.....started the netti pot it has helped a bunch also the pressure in weather changes is true for me as well. jaw pain is extreme burning at times...also feels like my jaw spasms but nope ears gave me that sensation.. it is the fluids try to flow thru my tubes n going very slowly my mucus is slowly thinning out n this is the biggy getting my mucus thin.......found out in the course of this year n half nightmare that zantac is a antihistamine n had caused all my mucus to become thick n so my ears were plugged most of this time n yes it did seem that way would try none stop to open them......had a bad allergy systoms about a month ago n tried to take zyertec as my daughter n grand daughter take this n they have drug senstivities, so i tried it 3 days one teaspoon everyday....helped the allgeries but third day,,,,the brain zappy was there......scared me so bad n so upset as it was 3 months no brain zappies n 3 weeks no jaw pain..... so yes i believe my eustachia tubes are damaged, n i can feel them plugging while i sleep or lay in bed n when i wake up i can feel like a movement of fluide in them......i sleep in my unfinished basement as sleeping upstairs i feel sicker. have been pulling out carpet n had my self tested for some allergies.....cats i am not allergic too, grasses, mold, wheat, weeds, a certain type of dog allgerist just tested me for a few things, doesn't believe me either. I am 48 never was to drs. unless pregnant or extremely sick. I know I am sick something has happened i have bankrupt my family. and still need to get this tumor out. but will have to wait......leaving it in will make my body possibly get cancer easier......family on that has a record. all have had some sort but me. even the rare ones. but finding out growing up with a coal furnace was exposing us to harmful cancer causing agents.......so yeah the person who said they knew some cures please post them.....n anyone else having any answers post them, i do not wish for anyone to go thru what i have been thru any ideas to try n any ideas to bring to there drs. mine is a lost cause. Even husband doesn't believe me. just says its his job to support me. but always says the drs didn't find nothing. have to fremind him of the tumor. then he says must be to bad drs. didn't want to do anything. told him in the past 6 months read about parathyroidism. that he had not even looked it up. i am so sry rambling on here. but just hate drs not having help or answers n this plugged ears r very uncomfortable....n i stress do not take an antihistamine it will thicken the mucus.....my little relieve i get from time to time is from my netti pot.