Chicken Pox Virus

Discussion in 'Support' started by click, Feb 13, 2013.

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    1. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      Haven't heard of this one before but was searching the net in an idle moment and came across tinnitus being caused by nerve damage when the cause of the nerve damage was the chicken pox virus.

      I had chicken pox as a child and in 2007 after my Dad died I had a nasty painful patch on my arm for a few weeks. They said it was shingles and was caused by the fact that the chicken pox virus lays low inside forever - and can come out as shingles in times of severe stress. Early 2007 really was severely stressful for me and so I accepted the diagnosis.

      Now I'm wondering whether nerve damage from back then caused my T in 2012, even without stress.

      Thoughts? Anyone?
       
    2. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/06/2012
      I wouldnt know but I suppose its possible. It sounds a long time though, only coming out 5 years later. I dont suppose theres a test for nerve damage?
       
    3. mick

      mick Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      I had shingles on the right side of my neck and head about a year before my tinnitus started. Interestingly, the T is worse in my right than my left.
       
    4. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure

      well it was many many years between me getting chicken pox as a child and the shingles after dad died... it lies dormant in us all if we've had ch pox - so it seems feasible that it's caused nerve damage.. maybe?

      Not sure if there is a test...
       

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