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Dec 24, 2018 · rapid thumping sound in left ear in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I find the thumping, swishing noise in my one ear maddening. I try very hard to relax when it starts and try to focus on reading material and sometimes that seems to help. I'm hoping to have further testing done when I return to Mayo in the future. I don't think it is connected to my Meniere's diagnosis because I remember the first time the noise ever happened and it was about 50 years ago! Disappeared for eons then started again years later with additional frequency. Am sorry that I have no answer for you but I can certainly understand your dismay.

Nov 8, 2018 · Thoracic aortic aneurysm in Aortic Aneurysms

If it helps any to diminish a little of your fears, I will tell you that in 2016 I was 78 years old and had the surgery for repair of aortic aneurysm. My surgery was done at Mayo in Rochester and I can honestly say it was not that difficult of a recovery. It was the only major surgery I've had in my long life. I cannot praise enough my surgeon, Dr. Pochettino and his staff, each and every one of them were the best. I went into the surgery room with complete confidence that all would be positive and it was. It is best to have complete trust in your surgeon as I believe that helps so much for a quick recovery. Hope this info is helpful to you.

Nov 5, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Thanks so much for your reply. I was tested for the problem of crystals becoming dislocated in the ear by a physical therapist and unfortunately for me that is not the problem. It was one test I had hoped to fail!

Nov 4, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Could you elaborate on ear exercises? I'll try anything to prevent vertigo episodes. Will appreciate any info. Thanks in advance

Nov 4, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Whenever I have had a Meniere's episode it involves severe vertigo, loud ear ringing, pressure in one ear and nausea but so far I've not had headaches. I was put on a low salt diet and water pills, but had to stop water pills as they affected my kidneys negatively. I understand that that is the usual first step of remedy for Meniere's, so far I guess it is working to some degree as have episodes diminish somewhat, not completely but I'll take what I can get. The ear ringing seems to be with me 75% of the time, I try to ignore it, sometimes I can, sometimes I can't. Keep telling myself things could be worse and just being grateful they aren't!@

Oct 25, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Have no clue as to why it has returned however will say it did so slowly over a period of years. Wen many years w/o any occurrence a all and then it started again every so often as time passed it became more frequent. So annoying but keep telling my self it could be worse and just grateful it isn't every day.
Here's hoping your never returns.

Oct 25, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I am hoping your tinnitus has not returned but did want to let you know that at one time I didn't have it return for years and then it reared it's ugly head again and actually has been running at an odd sequence of every day for about a week or two and then nothing for a week or two. No one has been able to diagnose it, when I have a Meniere's episode it compounds the problem with vertigo, nausea, etc. So here's hoping your case is different and the tinnitus is gone for good.

Jun 18, 2018 · Pulsatile tinnitus in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

I have had this problem for many, many years. Also had a MRA and have never had a diagnosis. However I have within the last 6 months been diagnosed with Meniere's Disease which affects that one ear with the pulsations and extreme pressure during an episode. Not much help for you but know you are not alone with the problem.