Day by Day Fluctuating Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Agrajag364, Mar 1, 2019.

    1. PaulFi

      PaulFi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/Medication
      Hi Lilah
      My T changes/pulses a bit with movement too. I also have sandy sounds whenever I swallow and clicking in left ear. As well as my T I have suspected sonethsom else is going bon on my left side as it is somatic and the swallowing sandy sounds and crackling. How would you know if you have ETD?

      Thanks
      Paul
       
    2. Lilah
      Bashful

      Lilah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I had negative ear pressure in my first tympanometry test which indicated ETD. However, the second time, my pressure was normal. Did you see the ENT yet? The ENT would check if you have other issues like inflammation, fluid, etc.
       
    3. Stu1983
      Studious

      Stu1983 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2008/spiked Dec 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2008 sound/ 2018 Meds made the volume several times worse
      Mine seems to be going from moderate one day to severe the next. How loud is your tinnitus? Is it intrusive?
       
    4. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      I yawned or moved my jaw momentarily and my t changed from the usual to a constant single tone. It did return to the usual but what is that? I don't think I have tmj or if you can have very minor tmj, would that be a sign?
      Or is it just one of several potential fluctuations?
       
    5. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      Mine can fluctuate after naps or waking up say a few hours before I set my alarm. The other day I woke up with tinnitus at 8am, then at 11am when I reawoke it was gone.
       
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    6. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      I know what you're saying, but all the muscles, nerves, etc. that you said stay consistent from day to day while people's tinnitus fluctuates. Also @Greg Sacramento I have issues looking down, up and touching my ears to my shoulder. However my looking left and right isn't so bad. Are those symptoms possible related to my neck being jammed into maybe my head? Like occiput issues.
       
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      Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      That's really weird. Mine does that too actually, I can wake up at 4 am and it's quiet, then again at 7 am and it's loud. I wonder about bruxism and tinnitus.
       
    8. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      I got tinnitus in June of 2017. For the first 6 months it was constant. Since January of 2018 it's always there still, but 50% of the time it's either barely audible and/or not annoying.
       
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    9. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      I got a splint that helped move my jaw back into position. I was wearing my splint like 18 hours a day like a pacifier. I've recently tried to cut that down since the last week to 12 hours a day.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How exciting. Do you think it was the splint that made the tinnitus quieter?

      There is a post in the success stories forum here from someone who had it go after 4 years as a result of a splint

      I had a custom splint made to try to help with this constant headache I had but I can't seem to get to sleep with it in since tinnitus.
       
    11. dellwas

      dellwas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussion or ETD

      Had that happen today, but in reverse. Very mild, laid down for an hour and awoke to it louder.
       
    12. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      I just think it helped moved my jaw into a better position.. In the beginning when I would first get my splint tightened, my tinnitus would go away completely for like a day or two, then come back.
       
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    13. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      Is your fluctuating tinnitus just random days or is it more like mine where you get a block of good days in a row then blocks of bad days in a row? It's almost like something builds up in my system that gives me bad days of tinnitus, then it's released which follows by good days. I usually get 4-5 bad days in a row, then 4-5 good days in a row then back to bad days and so on.
       
    14. Andy9214

      Andy9214 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing test
      I’ve been noticing that some days I could hear ringing in my ear and others it’ll feel like it’s my entire head.

      Has anyone else had this?

      Why does it constantly change?
       
    15. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Yep. Hour to hour, day to day, month to month it's constantly evolving.

      As long as it's not getting continually louder, and any pain isn't worsening, I try not to worry about it and to carry on with life, avoiding loud environments as far as possible.
       
    16. boliston
      No Mood

      boliston Member

      Location:
      Taunton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      30th April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Mine changes constantly - there are times when it sounds like it's in my head rather than in ears and this is more unpleasant - My tinnitus is mainly 'reactive' in nature so fairly quiet when there is no background noise but louder when there is background noise.
       
    17. Tex

      Tex Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      It changes a lot, all the time. Some days the left is so loud that I don't notice the right. The good days are when the left settles down from a steady eeeeeeeeeee.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Many people find their tinnitus is constant in loudness. Others find it is extremely variable. Mine varies not week by week, but day by day. One day it can be quiet enough to be masked by television, the next day heard over motorway traffic.

      It seems to me there must be a reason this kind of variability can happen. Has anybody discussed this daily variability phenomenon with an ENT? Of course most of them would just dismiss it, but I wonder if there is a particular association with TMJ, nightly teeth grinding, or some such.
       
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    19. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      ENTs have no knowledge of tinnitus. They are the completely wrong contact persons.
       
    20. Forever hopeful

      Forever hopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      @Agrajag364

      I have the same thing. I’ve had it for two months now - very high-pitched and cannot be masked. Drives me absolutely crazy. It can change by the hour. Right now I’m in the middle of a spike I think. I don’t really know because I don’t have a lot of history with spikes because my tinnitus fluctuates. But it’s been pretty high for two days now following dealing with a very loud child in my car.

      I do wonder if I will be able to habituate and that really scares me that I won’t be able to due to its fluctuating nature. I find myself getting up in the morning and trying to gauge what kind of day it’s going to be by how loud my ears are. Usually it’s one day bad, one day good but now it’s been two bad bad days. I hope this is just a spike and not a worsening of my tinnitus. Tinnitus is hard enough to deal with but to deal with fluctuating tinnitus is such a pain and really frustrating. And what’s even more frustrating is that I can’t figure out what the triggers are or what my baseline is There is no rhyme or reason to it. One night I had a lot of wine and my ears were really loud the next day. Another day I had three margaritas and my ears were fine the next day. So I can’t figure out if alcohol exacerbates it or not. I’ve been watching my salt, barely eating anything for that matter since there is so much sodium in everything. Still my ears are ringing away.


      I hope we both get some relief soon...
       
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