Jules is right. With all the different time zones represented on this forum you'll get answers to this question over the next several weeks if not months!
I had bilateral ES & had external approach surgery last Nov. for the right side & last week for the left. My styloid processes were shortened & the stylohyoid ligaments removed. I'm on the mend now but am already free of many of the symptoms my ES was causing.
My history: Initial symptoms started w/ pain in my neck along the left side of my thyroid. As I have cysts in my thyroid, I thought the pain was from those. I get the cysts checked annually as a couple are calcified, so we want to make sure they don't become cancerous. Eventually, I found a hard lump under the left side of my jaw that was tender to the touch & caused the neck pain when I poked it. I thought it was a clogged salivary gland. My primary care doctor agreed that was the problem and prescribed antibiotics which I chose not to take as it didn't feel like an infection to me. A second doctor told me she thought I had something growing in my neck which had calcified (where my head attaches to my neck on the left front side). She sent me to an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor who listened to my symptoms, felt my hard bump and immediately diagnosed it as ES. He sent me for a CT scan to confirm it, and the CT scan showed I had elongated styloids & partially calcified S-H ligaments on both sides. The solution was surgery. Though the diagnosing doctor had done a few ES surgeries, I chose a doctor from this site's doctor list to do the surgery as he had far more experience doing ES surgeries. It has been a long road to recovery which will span more than a year in the end, but it has been worth it for the quality of life I have regained.
My symptoms: facial pain, neck pain, earaches, throat pain, tinnitus, intermittent hearing loss, TMJ, headaches both front & back, pressure inside my skull, pressure behind my eyes & in my ears, heart palpitations, blood pressure that dropped when I exercised instead of elevating as it should have, vertigo, swelling in the roof of my mouth along my tooth line, minor tongue paralysis (which I'm still hoping will disappear once I'm fully healed), jaw muscles that cramp when I sing (my jaw would sort of lock up), shortness of breath, swallowing problems (choking on food & water because my left styloid was sticking into my throat), aching collar bones & shoulders, sleeplessness due to pain...I'm sure there were other things but I never took the time to document them. My surgeon did not agree that all my symptoms were from the ES, so I am waiting till I'm fully healed to see what's gone & what remains. I am confident that the bulk of what I described did result from the pressure my styloids was putting on various nerves and vascular tissues.
I was fortunate to find competant doctors who diagnosed me soon after my symptoms started and were able to treat me in a timely fashion. I recognize that's not the case for many people on this site, so I pray for those less fortunate than I. I am so very thankful to God for leading me to this forum and for the information and support I have received from the people who visit here. It is a fantastic resource.
I hope you are able to find encouragement and answers and ultimately resolution for your ES symptoms. I will add you to my prayer list, Zdravka.
Consider yourself hugged in the meantime.