Many fibromyalgia patients often complain about having issues with their ears. Are these two issues related?
The problem is that most people who are being affected by fibromyalgia often feed horrible and they often tend to think that they just have another problem to deal with rather than this being in direct correlation with their fibromyalgia.
Through knowing what could be caused by fibromyalgia and what is not, can give you a better idea of how to treat this issue.
Trigger points are found throughout the body, which is what causes the pain that a person feels throughout their entire body.
SCM stands for Sternocleidomastoid TrP’s. These are located around the eyes, in the upper cheeks, behind the ears, on the forehead, and can be located in the back of the skull at the base of the neck.
When this pressure points flare up, it can affect the ears. How does it affect the ears? This is going to vary from person to person.
However, here are a few of the findings associated with these pressure points:
- Ringing in the ears
- Ear pain that is deep in the ear canal
- Feeling as though the ear is clogged, making it harder to hear
Many people report that the ear pain and issues they have associated with these trigger points can appear and leave suddenly. And others have reported that these ear issues have lasted for days on end.
These are pressure points are located on the inner side of the mandible. These pressure points will appear from the ear down into the jaw of a person. From these pressure points, there are several of the same types of ear pain that are being felt.
- A deep ringing in the ears that can impact how well you hear
- Hearing your own heartbeat in the ear at all times
- The feeling of clogged ears, even if you clean these out constantly
- Crackling noise in the ear
However, many people may never have to deal with ear problems. If they don’t, that is great.
However, most people find that if they begin to have issues with their throat from their fibromyalgia, it will not be long until they also have issues with their ears.
The problem that many fibromyalgia patients are having is that these ear issues are becoming more frequent than years ago.
For example, many people have reported hearing loss due to the constant ringing that they are having in their ears.
This hearing loss can affect every aspect of your life, including any personal or professional relationships.
In addition, other people report:
- Constant state of dizziness which can make it impossible to drive or walk without assistance
- Pain in the ear that can affect that can make a person feel as though they have a horrible headache constantly
As of right now, fibromyalgia patients have very little relief that can be found from these issues. However, we do have a few that can be tried.
How can a person deal with the ear issues they are having due to fibromyalgia?
There are a few things that people can do that have given slight relief to a few. These elements are:
1- Go to a chiropractor, as many people have found instant relief with having their neck and shoulders popped.
Remember, this relief is not going to be long-lasting, and you may have to set up a reoccurring appointment for a few weeks in between to maintain this relief.
2- Use a hot water pad on our neck and around the ear. This has been great for pain for many people.
However, be careful as you do not want to have this hot water bottle too hot as it could blister the skin and cause even more issues.
3- Utilize an over-the-counter pain medication for the pain that is being felt.
4- Try meditation to help with your nerves, as this could help the pressure points to stop flaring up. And with fibromyalgia, this is something that needs to be addressed.
5- Exercise can help many people as they find that this helps to relieve the pain they feel in the pressure points; thus, their ears get better as a result.
Still, there are many people who are not finding any relief. In these situations, they will want to talk with their doctor and perhaps have some tests run to determine the main cause and what could be done to get some relief.
The key is finding ways to relieve this and ensure that this does not affect your hearing long term. While fibromyalgia is something that is not fully understood yet, it is starting to get more attention.
Through this attention, we can hopefully find a way to put an end to this illness or at least find a way to treat the symptoms that go along with this.
For More Information Related Fibromyalgia Visit below sites:
Fibromyalgia Contact Us Directly
Fibro Women Blogs
Chronic Woman Blogs
Chronic Illness Blogs
Official Fibromyalgia Blogs