So I had a disc removed at the end of 2014 and would you Adam and Eve it a car crash with severe whiplash four months later. Ouchy neck 😔
Since then severe constant sore throats, menieres of the most extreme levels (taking at least 192mg of betahistine a day with the maximum a uk GP is able to prescribe being 48mg) and inter-cranial atlas based pain along with searing ear drum pains, swollen/enlarged thyroid and other ent issues, then all of the hypothyroid symptoms and a few hyperthyroid symptoms for added spice.
I never thought to get my thyroid checked out but my rt3 is off and I'm now taking T3 from abroad and that coupled with the mega dose betahistine also imported is making life bearable (an ENT will probably prescribe it in this dosage but won't see them til next month, so self medicating with GPS unofficial knowledge).
I'm relatively new to all of this but from the research I've been able to read, thyroid symptoms permitting there seems to be a risk of getting menieres and ear nerve pain etc from hypothyroidism as well as hypothyroidism from neck surgery and whiplash.
They all can be interconnected and can all trigger each other off.
I'd say anything that's located in the same general area as the thyroid is going to be more likely to become directly affected and the joyous eustation tube is very close and prone to problems at the best of times.
Speak to your doctor about meds like betahistine to see if that helps with the pain on the nerve/eustation tube/drum...