Advice Please (Could Any of These Have Caused My Tinnitus? And More)

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    1. Worker

      Worker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      lots going on at the time
      I developed pt three months ago and it has changed my life.

      I am not sure how it started but leading up to it I took calcium tablets for a month. I also had a wisdom tooth filled and was given local aneathetic when the follwoing day I developed an earache but it was quite mild. during this time I had shooting pains in my other ear. I stopped the calcium tablets and the following day I discoevered I had pt. I also went to the hair dressers and my head was bent back over the sick on the day my pt started. Could any of these have caused my tinnitus.

      My tinnitus is unusual I think. It is the same as my pulse and can vary in loudness. It sounds like a high pitched cymbol. WHEN I momove my head around it sounds like lots of cymbols. WHEN I bend my neck down, turn to the left, stand still or pinch my nose together it will stop but start again when I stop doing this. IT is mostly loud and especially when I sit or lie down. I am finding it very difficult to cope with. I t changes all day long. I can feel it pulsating at the back of my head. I have had an mri but nothing showed up. I WAS JUST TOLD THAT MY ACCOUSTIC NERVE WAS OLD, I am 54. I had no problems before this just some wax in my ears which was cleared by suction on the day of ent appt. ent didnt want hear my description of my tinnitus.

      Would you be able to throw some light on this please?

      Thank you
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Hi @Worker -

      Very sorry to see that you are having a difficult time.

      In terms of your observation that your tinnitus may be unusual - as I read it, there is a positional component to your tinnitus as well as a fluctuating component. These conditions can be frustrating, but they are not particularly unusual.

      You mentioned that you had an MRI, but with pulsatile tinnitus you should also have an MRA - at least in my opinion you should.

      Somebody said the problem is that your acoustic nerve is old? Well that's just a bunch of equine manure. Hell, if your acoustic nerve is old, mine is absolutely ancient!!!! :)

      I strongly suspect that your condition has nothing to do with the calcium, the hair dresser, or the dentist. But even if it did, which is highly doubtful, you cannot "undo" those things anyway. So from a pragmatic standpoint, it really doesn't make a difference!

      My suggestion would be to try to set up the MRA, and - under the assumption that the MRA shows no correctable lesion - look at cognitive behavioral therapy with Laurence McKenna or TRT with Jacqeline Sheldrake, both of whom are in London.

      Hope this helps -

      Dr. Stephen Nagler

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