Changes in tone/pitch?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Amy, Jan 18, 2014.

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    1. Amy
      Tired

      Amy Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Has anyone else noticed a change in the tone, volume or pitch of their tinnitus over time? Mine went from being a fairly low-volume, somewhat high pitched whistle (kinda like a kettle, I guess), to, in the past week, constant high volume and pitch. And it's getting worse!! I never used to notice the T during the day but since I started antibiotics (amoxicillin, nearly six days ago) it has increased in everything. Volume, pitch, you name it.

      I'm still on amoxicillin, still not sleeping much (if at all - night #3 now of insomnia because the ringing is too loud), and still freaking out, which is probably making things all the worse.

      Does this happen to anyone else? How do you handle this?? I keep asking that question but right now I feel so hopeless (a feeling I'm sure is compounded by the sleep deprivation). I don't know how much longer I can do this.
       
    2. christine kauhane
      Sunshine

      christine kauhane Member

      Location:
      honolulu hawaii
      Tinnitus Since:
      june 9th 2013
      do u think it could be from the amoxicillin?? making you T louder?
       
    3. Kimbo Slice
      Balanced

      Kimbo Slice Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Yes, I have been experiencing this exact same thing, and I'm currently not taking any drugs. Two weeks ago, it started with a white noise type sound in my right ear. About a week ago both ears started ringing, like a deep tone in my head. Now I hear the white noise and a high pitched ring in my right ear, as well as the deep ringing in my head. I have also not been able to hold down a good sleep pattern, so it could be that.
       
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    4. Amy
      Tired

      Amy Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Christine, I'm not sure. Most of the literature I've found says that there shouldn't be an increase but anecdotal evidence seems to suggest otherwise. My doc thinks that a sinus infection could be causing this flare up so I want to stick it out with the amox. I just wish there was some way to know for sure.
       
    5. Liesel

      Liesel Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2013
      Mine's doing the opposite. Used to be a high pitched squeaky annoying screeeeeeeeee...now it's lower in tone and has a kind of fuzzy quality to it. It has moments where it changes back though. :X
       
    6. Carlo
      Balanced

      Carlo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Amy, amoxicilline is not ototoxic
       
    7. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Yea mine changes pretty often but I usually don't notice the change unless I really pay attention. But the volume changes randomly too. So weird but it happens to most people with T.
       

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