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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilly View Post
    Hi Anne, I have written down the amino acid you take as a supplement...I think you and I have about the same amount of destruction in our sinuses, by the way you describe yours now. I could definitely use something to help the mucous that builds up in my throat and causes me to cough all the time. And I was wondering, unless I am on a high dose of steroids (during a flare) I tend to have a lot of mucous, especially in my ears. Do you have that problem? And if so, does that amino acid help that? Thanks Anne Blessings and love
    Hi, Lilly. I have various problems in my ears but never felt like there was a buildup of mucus in them. Are your eustachian tubes functioning enough to drain it out that way? If so, I think the NAC would help with thinning the mucus so it would drain. I used to use Mucinex or liquid guaifenisen to thin mucus but someone on the forum suggested NAC and I think it works much better if taken regularly. It may take a week or two to notice a difference. I get mine at the Vitamin Shoppe or Super Supplements, and it can be found online. I have 600mg capsules and take one twice a day, morning and night. The bottle will say other things about what it is good for, but I know others who can attest to its mucus thinning ability. The good thing about having no sinuses is, according to my ENT, we are no longer subject to sinus infections! Best to you!

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    Anne, dx'ed April 2011

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    Hi Anne, Well, my ears have been pretty easy to maintain in the last 5 years, I would just go to my EENT when I had an ear infection, or pressure in my ears, and he would suction out the infection and put a tube in. That was working great, until the Christmas of 2016, when my tube was stuck sideways in my ear, and I had a quick out patient surgery where my EENT removed the stuck tube and tried to suction out the "fluid"....but he said it was like glue...very thick. This worried me, and I could tell it worried him too, because he acted surprised about it. But I had my tube in my left ear, and also replaced the one in the right. This was not a happy ending, as almost immediately (within a week) my ears felt like I had cotton in them. If I slept on my right side, I would wake with my right ear pounding, and clogged up. During the day, it would go back and forth. I went back to my EENT, and my tube he put in was out in the left ear, and there was a hole left. Nothing else he could do. I asked him if he could suction out whatever was blocking my hearing and causing me pain, but he said there was nothing there. So I guess whatever I am feeling in my ears is not in the middle ear. I am going crazy because my hearing is so effected by this, and I have constant ringing and white noise and a roaring sounds in both ears. I was just about to try mucinex, to see if I can get some relief, then I saw what you wrote. I may get some at the Health Hut, a Health food store my Mom and sisters and I get all our healthy items from. Sorry so long, I am really having a hard time thinking straight. I'm sure I will get used to it if I have to, but having noise in your ears constantly, and trying to focus on anything is difficult for me. My Mom and I are working on trying some things that may help. Thank you Anne, Oh, BTW, I found your pottery on Instagram. You are very talented!! I Love your style....Blessings and Love,
    Life is a Gift~ Lilly

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    Hi Anne, Well, my ears have been pretty easy to maintain in the last 5 years, I would just go to my EENT when I had an ear infection, or pressure in my ears, and he would suction out the infection and put a tube in. That was working great, until the Christmas of 2016, when my tube was stuck sideways in my ear, and I had a quick out patient surgery where my EENT removed the stuck tube and tried to suction out the "fluid"....but he said it was like glue...very thick. This worried me, and I could tell it worried him too, because he acted surprised about it. But I had my tube in my left ear, and also replaced the one in the right. This was not a happy ending, as almost immediately (within a week) my ears felt like I had cotton in them. If I slept on my right side, I would wake with my right ear pounding, and clogged up. During the day, it would go back and forth. I went back to my EENT, and my tube he put in was out in the left ear, and there was a hole left. Nothing else he could do. I asked him if he could suction out whatever was blocking my hearing and causing me pain, but he said there was nothing there. So I guess whatever I am feeling in my ears is not in the middle ear. I am going crazy because my hearing is so effected by this, and I have constant ringing and white noise and a roaring sounds in both ears. I was just about to try mucinex, to see if I can get some relief, then I saw what you wrote. I may get some at the Health Hut, a Health food store my Mom and sisters and I get all our healthy items from. Sorry so long, I am really having a hard time thinking straight. I'm sure I will get used to it if I have to, but having noise in your ears constantly, and trying to focus on anything is difficult for me. My Mom and I are working on trying some things that may help. Thank you Anne, Oh, BTW, I found your pottery on Instagram. You are very talented!! I Love your style....Blessings and Love,
    Don't know if NAC will help your ears, but it's worth a try. I think I have had that thick gluey stuff, too, but didn't think of it as mucus. So many things have happened with my ears, I can't remember. One if my ear drums is eroded mostly away and the little bones behind the drum are also eroded. Hearing in that ear is now too dead for a standard hearing aid, though the other ear is hearing pretty well with an aid. I also get dizziness and vertigo, a balance problem in the middle ear, though vision issues and messed up feet are also contributing. Sometimes I get roaring or other tinnitus and pressure in my ears and then it goes away. Sometimes my ears get very sensitive to sound, though I'm half deaf, things sound louder. Doc thinks I may have Menieres disease, which is hard to dx. I have discovered my ears are very sensitive to atmospheric pressure changes, as in weather changes, and Doc confirmed that some people are. I've met several people with this issue, non Weggies, who get stuffy and weird ears at these times. I take a sedative for the potential vertigo and find that pseudoephedrine also helps with that and with the weather changes. A lot to digest, and we've diverged from the original post! I know there are forums for various ear problems and pressure changes. I hope you can get some relief. I do remember looking up glue ear on the web and you might try that, and I think it's been mentioned on this forum, too. Good luck!

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    Last edited by annekat; Today at 06:56 AM.
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