Middle ear myoclonus (MEM) is a rare diagnosis of tinnitus that is presumed secondary to abnormal movement of the tensor tympani or stapedius muscles. This diagnosis has been primarily used in case reports in the otolaryngology literature,1 where the phenomenology of the tinnitus, when described, is highly variable. MEM tinnitus is commonly characterized as clicking, suggested to be due the tensor tympani movement,2 or buzzing, suggested to be due to stapedius movement;3 however, it has also been described as throbbing, tapping, crackling like a grasshopper, bubbling, ticking, twitching, blowing, drum-like thumping, fluttering like a butterfly, whooshing or gushing.View Thread
last year or so i noticed when i bend down my left nostril would leak this water mucus substance now i thought it was just mucus because of my bad postnasal drip and bad deviated septum and how its always stuffy it hasn't happened in a long time maybe a year maybe half a year but last week it happed agian and it made me blow my nose and alot of mucus came out should i be concerned im kind of scared about it right now beacuse for 3 months i have been lightheaded witch pressure in my face especially on my nose and it the back of my head and sometimes the pressure turns into really bad headaches now i had a mri with and with out contrast on the head and it just showed my deviated septum with some mucus i also saw 2 ents for the dizzyness but forgot 2 metion about the leak that rarely happens sometimes the did put that long camera in my nose do you think they would of found something or scene something is this just anxiety and sinus build up right now the pressure in my face and back of head is constant i mean 24/7 are constant all the docs are saying it could just be anxiety (i didnt really have headaches prior to all of this) csf rhinorrheaView Thread
HI. i heard about the ebsite and maybe i can get some help, i ust got tubes put in my ears in july of 2013 and its only been a week. but there is a problem when ever i put eardrops in my ears i having so much pain and the pain is scored at a 10 nd have to take iveprofen to make the pain go away in my ears from the eardrops i really need help please someone comment quick cause i am having pain in my ear right now but it huts sooo bad to put the eardrops in them i try to ignor the pain and iveprofen is not helping the painView Thread
I need help trying to figure out what iam feeling in the tip of my nose i feel something moving than i go to wipe my nose as if some thing was on there but there isnt anything but im wondering about it & iam pregnant so its a risk please help thanksView Thread
You don't have to be a swimmer to get swimmer's ear.
If you are experiencing pain, itching or swelling of the outer ear, you may have a type of ear infection called acute otitis externa (AOE), also known as swimmer's ear. While swimmer's ear is most commonly caused by swimming, it can also it can also occur from the use of hearing ads, headphones (or "earbuds") and various types of hearing protection.
Local doctors in your area are conducting a research study for safety and effectiveness of investigational antibiotic drops for swimmer's ear. Individuals 6 months of age or older with swimmers ear may be eligible to participate.
Qualified participants will receive study-related medical evaluations and investigational medication at no cost. Reimbursement for time and travel may also be provided.
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Cold? Flu? Over-the-counter drugs and chicken soup help both, right? Not so fast.
Learning whether it is a cold or flu is important because the flu can have serious complications such as pneumonia or even death. Treating flu within 48 hours of symptoms is best. Prescription antiviral drugs may cut the time you're sick.View Thread
We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin
We all know that raw, scratchy feeling in the back of the throat. The cause may be as simple as dry winter air, seasonal allergies, or a developing cold. But sometimes the culprit is strep, a bacterial infection that can be dangerous if untreated. Only your health care provider can make a firm diagnosis, but there are signs that may provide clues that you have strep rather than a common sore throat.View Thread
We never touch people so lightly that we do not leave a trace. ~Peggy Tabor Millin
With thanks to whatanightmare for posting this on another discussion, sharing it here now for all to see:
I have also found research that associates adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) to the flu shot--actually in this forum! I have come across many other medical forums as well that have similar postings of people who have had no prior shoulder problems and immediately after getting a vaccination in the arm have pain that lasts a significant amount of time (months & even years). THAT to me is an association and I hope that all of these individuals are filing a VAERS report (Vaccine Adverse Events Report System)!! ANY kind of "adverse" reaction should be reported. That is the only way the CDC and FDA will make the needed changes in their guidelines. They need to list this in their "possible side effects" and inform the public of all risks. They also need to change the guidelines for healthcare professionals administering the injection. I am an RN myself and will never get this flu shot again. That is my choice, however you can request that they give it in your gluteal muscle (butt) or as Dr. Moser commented; get the FluMist if you are eligible. My opinion is that it has more to do with the injection itself--and not the vaccine. There is a theory that the vaccine is being injected into the joint capsule or bursa and causing an overactive immune-mediated inflammatory response. Especially if you have had the vaccine before. If you go back a few pages on this thread, "myarmhurtstoo" has posted many wonderful links to learn more about this strange reaction many people are experiencing. The most interesting one is a transcript of a meeting held in Sept. 2010 with the (ACCV) Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (part of the Dept. of Health and Human Services). They are well aware of all the shoulder injuries happening as a result of the flu shot (and other vaccinations given in the arm) and they even have an acronym for it: SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration) Anyhow within this meeting they discuss their findings and discuss possible solutions for prevention. Of course nothing has happened yet! Heres the link: www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/accvtranscript9310.pdf If you go to this link, it starts at about page 15 to page 25. Dr. S. Atanosoff and assoc. did a study and a medical journal published it about this same time. I have tried to find it online, but ended up having to purchase it through PubMed. This article is only 4 pages but tell the WHOLE STORY. If you are interested in this study try this link: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20955829. I only hope people will continue to spread the word about this possible side effect and report their own experience to the CDC--here is the website to do that (VAERS) http://vaers.hhs.gov/esub/index . If you go to this website you can also find the database which shows a summary of ALL listed adverse side effects of all the vaccines--VERY interesting stuff. You can scroll down and find plenty of "shoulder problems" like ours. And apparently only 10% of people actually report their adverse reactions. So I am convinced there IS a definite connection, even though I have had 3 doctors so far tell me there is NO connection. Well, it has been 3 weeks for me since my flu shot in my left arm. I started PT today and tomorrow I finally get my MRI. Although this shot was mandatory for my job, work comp is not covering me. Thank God I have insurance. My ortho doc also approved me for 6 weeks off work, so I am in the process of filing for disability. The hardest part for me is not being able to swim! I feel awful for anyone out there that does not have insurance. I do believe that there is a way to receive compensation (save all your bill statements) from the state: www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation.View Thread
My ear canals itch, driving me crazy. I know not to insert anything in there, I just put my knuckle at os and shake vigorously. Probably d/t seasonal allergies, altho mine seem to be year round. Maybe dry skin? Any suggestions? Some substance I could put in there to keep it moist? ThanksView Thread
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It can be avoided with the help of some precautions. There are ways for you to avoid this kind of ear condition. First, you must avoid partaking in activities where your ear is susceptible to high-impact blows. Don't participate in boxing, rugby, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and other sports that can cause this diseaseView Thread
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