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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 08:26 AM
A couple of weeks ago I go the flu and it had an impact on one of my ears. After the flu I had an incident with an alarm in my daughters house and since then I have had a constant ring in my ear. I went to a specialist who gave me some pills and basically said there was not much he could do. This is really getting to me as it is difficult to sleep and I don't hear music the same way. If anyone has any ideas on tinitis treatment, medical, natural or otherwise I would appreciate some input. Without the joy of music I find myself getting depressed and the lack of sleep just makes it worse. Thanks.
 
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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 08:40 AM
white noise machines can help with sleeping. they make pillows that play white noise. stress can also cause tinitis.

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 08:47 AM
I'd suggest getting a 2nd opinion from a different doctor.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 10:18 AM
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I'd suggest getting a 2nd opinion from a different doctor.


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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 10:22 AM
i was getting dizzy spells that were starting to scare me..

went to the doc and my left ear was filled with fluid.

i had no pain, no ringing..

i third the second opinion

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 11:18 AM
Same as Lefty, I had fluid built up behind my ear drum and it would cause all sorts of hearing variations. Low range and high range affected the most. they would pop all the time. and the sound would alter. After a while I couldn't tell when it was "normal". Operation/tube in the ear and life was good. Stopped white noise and ringing also. But my heart sounded like it was a train tearing through my head. Took a while to get used to.

I agree with everyone about another opinion. When you do see someone else, don't mention the other doctor at first. See if they come up with another solution and/or cause.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 11:26 AM
I'd second the emotions spoken so far and venture that the Eustachian tube in that ear is full o' gunk. I've had more ear infections and ear issues than I can count.

The Eustachian tube is a tiny little bugger, leading to the back of our sinuses. A couple of years ago both tubes in my head were so clogged I was actually having dizzyness and vertigo spells. (And here I thought it was just the gin)

Go see someone else, did you see an ENT? They have tools that can see the inside of your ear a lot better than the one that most PCPs use where they have to close one eye to look through.

Caffiene can also make one's ear ring, smoking or being around smoke can exacerbate the issue.

If your Eustachian tube is clogged, Claritin or Allegra over a two or three week period can really, really help.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 11:27 AM
Also, if you do see an ENT, ask for a complete hearing test. I have mild tinnitus from all the damage I've done with headphones over the years, but I still got great test results.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 11:39 AM
Short term try to go to sleep with a TV on real low or just buzzing like the white noise machine that was suggested.

I know a guy who was a drummer for a touring punk rock band and he said that was the only way he could get to sleep after shows with his ears still ringing.

Long term - second opinion.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 12:44 PM
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The Eustachian tube is a tiny little bugger, leading to the back of our sinuses. A couple of years ago both tubes in my head were so clogged I was actually having dizzyness and vertigo spells. (And here I thought it was just the gin)



LMAO - I will show that to the wife. She thought I was on quite a bender for a while.

It was flying back from Florida that did me in. Lost hearing completely during the flight and thought it would come back. For over 24 hours I couldn't hear a thing. Worst feeling in the world for a while. Made me realize how many tiny sounds that we take for granted and don't even notice. That lead to the troubles and operation. The doctor is a great guy and pretty funny. Has to vacuum the crap out which in my case was too thick to do. He told me it would feel like he was sucking out my brain and it did.

 

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  posted on 11/30/2012 at 03:42 PM


If it doesn't go away, you might just need to get em cleaned out. Wait a while though, two weeks after being sick is too soon to tell if it just an inflammation holdover from your flu or cold.

I had bad tinnitus for years, thought there was a UFO base deep underground from the buzzing and odd bass frequencies... finally had to pass a hearing test for work, went to an ear specialist, she used a water-vacuum device, pulled out a plug that had taken years or decades to form. Night and day, it worked like a charm. It'll cost 200 bucks, but it's worth it, my ears are still ok, and I had this done in 2009. Unreal.

[Edited on 11/30/2012 by BrerRabbit]

 
 


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