On and off since 2015 i've had a strange low inconsistent popping/fluttering in my left ear.
Sometimes it can last minutes, sometimes months (longest episode was 9 months.)
After numerous Drs appointments being told I was suffering with fluid in the ear, I got referred to ENT in Southampton UK to be told it wasn't to do with my eustachian tubes and was not because of allergies etc.
After a second ENT visit, the word Tinnitus was mentioned, had an MRI scan that was clear and sent on my way with the words of "just dealing with it."
I have just had another bout begin yesterday, my anxiety levels are through the roof and I'm really struggling.
I think from my own research, I am thinking it's a form of muscular tinnitus or TTTS.
Does anyone else suffer with this muscular fluttering sensation in your ears? It is not rhythmic and there is no pattern. I also can't see any reason as to why the episodes start. It isn't when i'm exposed to loud noises which is usually the common occurrence with TTTS.
I have noticed that the flutters are more constant when looking at a computer screen or phone screen and it's scrolling down or up, and also if I move my head around or something is waved infront of my eyes. Is there a connection to your eyesight and the small muscles in your ears? I can't seem to find anyone that has these same symptoms and I'm feeling rather lonely
There is always the worry that this episode will last forever and I'm not sure how I can cope it if does.
Sorry to be so negative.