Hello every one. I'm new here, I'm from Chile. Like most people who comes here in the first place, I'm terrified. This past thursday night I was in a night club, with VERY load music and near the speakers. After that, I had severe pain in my left ear, wich subsided very quickly (40 minutes to an hour probably) but the ringing is still here and it's driving me crazy. I have read that you should go to see your doctor asap. Here I can't get an appointment until a couple of weeks. However, I have some prednisone and I know how to use it, because I have used it many times in the past for other skin problems. If anyone could advice me.... should I take prednisone asap? and maybe avoid some permanent damage? I'm not clear if it's actually indicated in cases like mine. Or what should I do? I'm sorry, but I'm in panic right now. I can't imagine living the rest of my life with this ringing in my ears. Need some advice please! Thanks.