Clogged ears after drinking coffee??

Answered on November 18, 2019
Created February 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM

I've been experiencing a phenomenon that I can't quite figure out... my left ear always gets clogged after I drink coffee in the morning. I tried googling it but didn't really find much.

Anyone got any thoughts about this? What could be the reason?


on November 27, 2012
at 11:42 PM

Try touching you right knee to your left ear very slowly, do about 8 reps all in all, it should clear up the clog.



on February 21, 2012
at 07:56 PM

I've gotten headaches which feel like sinus pressure - even from decaf. I wonder if the phenomena are related.

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on November 18, 2019
at 10:17 PM

I get this when I have too many carbs and then exert myself. If I stay off the carbs, I never get this. I can exert all I want. It is really irritating. 



on January 10, 2018
at 05:55 PM

Yes!  I think is jaw tension!....after 4-5 years of struggling with this (dizziness, clogged, ringing).  And I’ve tried many, many, things (docs, meds, procedures, avoidance, everything!)

I think I fianlly found something to help!  I tried putting a TENS stimulator on the side with issues...it’s been amazing!  They are cheap to buy...


on April 23, 2015
at 10:26 PM

 I get it too. I only drink one cup of coffee per day, with cocument oil and ghee in it instead of milk. I absolutely love it, and am shattered that I may have to give it up. My mum has chronic menieres disease, and I am concerned that this may end up my fate also!



on April 23, 2015
at 10:27 PM

This has only been happening to me since being on the paleo diet, which I commenced at the end of February, so two months now!


on July 17, 2013
at 12:10 AM

This happens to me as well. My own determination is that jaw tension resulting from the caffeine is causing some sort of eustachian tube dysfunction. Do you have a lot of jaw tension?



on July 16, 2013
at 11:41 PM

Glad I am not the only weirdo out there. More than 3 shot of espresso daily plugs my ears up.

Not the case with alcohol though. But it does affect my sinuses :-(



on February 21, 2012
at 07:26 PM

Yep, I have gotten vertigo from drinking coffee. It can trigger Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder which can plug your ears. Not fun!



on February 21, 2012
at 07:00 PM

LOL - this happens to me, too, but after two cups. I thought I was just weird. ;-)

I always assumed it was a side effect of slight dehydration -- the sinus system is intricate, and changes to the viscosity of your mucous may effect you like this.

That's just my guess.



on February 21, 2012
at 06:34 PM

i have the same result from drinking alcohol. went to the allergist, not allergic to Potatoes (potato vodka my favorite). So i figure it's the yeast. Dr said yeast is everywhere, including your coffee, you if allergic this could be the cause.



on November 27, 2012
at 08:54 PM

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