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Tinnitus

Posted by @maria63 in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, May 25, 2012

Boy, never thought I'd be feeling this way at my young age of 49. I am in the prime of my life working part-time at a dream job, just accepted a new position that I really wanted, my husband and I just celebrated 26 years of marriage, and the kids are growing up into amazing human beings that any parent would be proud of. I should be enjoying life, right? Started hearing humming in my ears approximately 3 weeks ago with what feels like some hearing loss too. Went to the doctor right away to see if I could get help. Got the worst diagnosis possible, he said I had tinnitus and there was virtually no cure and then he gave me the number to an ENT specialist. Called and got an appointment for mid July. Over the course of 2 weeks the Tinnitus was coming and going, annoying symptom but I figured there are worse things in life like the cancer that killed my dad last year. Then last Friday the humming increased and I haven't had any relief since. I have also have this pain on the left side of my head which comes and goes. Just came off of anti depressants and birth control to correct other medical issues. Have suffered from Migraines for decades and now during the last 3weeks while I've had the tinnitus, I have not experienced one headache. I have always stayed positive even thought the Migraines used to shut me down, but now I somehow feel defeated. Went back to see my doctor this week and requested to go have an MRI, I have one scheduled for Tuesday. Been having trouble sleeping lately, and what prompted me to write this tonight is that I just woke up from a deep sleep feeling nauseous and dizzy. If anyone has any ideas that can help I would really appreciate your input.

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piglit

Posted by @piglit, May 25, 2012

Hi maria63. Welcome and so sorry that this has happened. I have never experineced this. I think that's its a good idea to have further testing done though. It's also good that your migraines have subsided. I am a great beleiver in being positive too, although at times we are faced with challenges that we could really do without. It's not a good feeling when you feel nauseous and dizzy. I hope that it subisdes for you soon. Please let me know how you get along after your appoinment next week. Always here if you need some support and to talk Take care Piglit

maria63

Posted by @maria63, May 25, 2012

Hard to remain positive when so many things are coming at you all at the same time. Not feeling good today!

piglit

Posted by @piglit, May 26, 2012

Hope you feel better soon.

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roxie43

Posted by @roxie43, May 26, 2012

How are you Maria?
Rox

maria63

Posted by @maria63, Jul 24, 2012

Doing much better since the first episode with Tinnitus. Started developing alot of coping skills. I would avoid parties or areas with lots of noise because the tinnitus would amplify itself to compensate. It's been a couple of weeks now that I can safely say the tinnitus is gone. Hopefully it doesn't come back, I'm trying to ride my life of any stresses, but very difficult to do when you're still working and dealing with everyday operations at the airport. For the time being, its thumbs up, I'm doing great!

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Jan 23, 2013

That Great..you are doing well...hang in there !!!

maria63

Posted by @maria63, Jul 24, 2012

Much better, thank you!

piglit

Posted by @piglit, Jul 24, 2012

So glad that you are and things are a bit brighter for you Take care Piglit

roxie43

Posted by @roxie43, May 26, 2012

Feel better dear...

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Jan 23, 2013

Thank you......tuff battle,but I will beat it

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Jul 23, 2012

I am currently looking into what i have been told is tinnitus...it seems like it in my head not ringing in the ears...it's tuff to deal with..I have not been able to focus on things I need to do day to day..goin to a new ENT doctor this week....will let you know what I find out

maria63

Posted by @maria63, Jul 24, 2012

Just to update you on tinnitus, from what I discovered after visiting all the specialists. It is a condition that manifests itself after a stressful situation, and that's exactly what happened to me. The ENT specialist said that there is nothing you can do for Tinnitus. The Tinnitus will come and go as it pleases, which is what I've been experiencing so far. There were days that were really bad with both ears affected, and then there were days that it was only in one ear. Today, I'm okay with no symptoms of the Tinnitus except I have a pain on the left side of my head which hurts when I bend over or when I cough or sneeze. I had a CT scan done at the same time and the results were negative for anything that might be related to the tinnitus. What they did notice was a thickening of the membrane tissue in my head for which they want me to see a neurologist. My doctor doesn't think its anything but since this is their recommendation, I have an appointment scheduled for early September. Tinnitus is an annoying symptom which is sometimes associated with dizziness, it is hard to concentrate when you have tinnitus. The worse part is when you are in a room with lots of people talking at the same time, the tinnitus amplifies itself...very annoying! Wish you luck with your doctor, keep me posted.
Maria

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Aug 1, 2012

I was coming out of a very stressful situation..thank you for passing that on...atleast i have some idea of how and why I have tinnitus....this condition can get you down if you let it....when i drive on the highway it amplifies with the speed of the car....mind never goes away....i take ambien to sleep at night..sorry I cannot help more..but if i learn anything I will let you know .....i still thin my condition is related to the mix of drugs that associate with serotoin sydrome..but i don't really know ,,just suspect

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Aug 1, 2012

I did not learn anything from the ENT doctor.....no cure for tinnitus that all

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Aug 1, 2012

I would like to know what other people think caused their Tinnitus ?

brucewalker

Posted by @brucewalker, Aug 24, 2012

Hello Maria: I have had Tinnitus for years, and wear ear plugs most of the time. I work in a noisy environment and were ear plugs and head gear that is used on shooting ranges to knock out as much noise at work as I can. I have as many as 4 tones at a time! I use maskers at times, they give me some relief while at home and help me sleep. I have been told there is no real progress being made other than better ways of hidding the noise and wearing hearing protection.

wilkins905

Posted by @wilkins905, Jan 1, 2013

I don'y know everything...but exercise care with these docttors talking tinnitus...coming off thes anti depresssant will give you buzzzing in you head and if it's in the center of you head they will tell you it's in both ears.....go to another doctor because I have found information that says benyril will stop buzzing when you are coming off that junk..i have been to three ENTs....I don't have any buzzing now and they never gave me and thing,,,,,,i am disenchantted with all of them,,sorry for coming on so strong...forgive me

Posted by Anonymous-fad04c11, Jan 1, 2013

Occasionally, medicine may help the noise. The medications used are varied, and several may be tired to see if they help.

The following tips may help lessen the severity of tinnitus:

Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.

Get your blood pressure checked. If it is high, get your clinician’s help to control it.
Decrease your intake of salt. Salt impairs blood circulation.
Avoid stimulants such as coffee, tea, cola and tobacco.
Exercise daily. It improves your circulation.
Get adequate rest.
Avoid fatigue.

Stop worrying about the noise. Recognize your head noise as an annoyance and learn to ignore it as much as possible.

Source: http://www.pamelaegan.com/articles/tinnitus/

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