Does Your Tinnitus Get Worse During/After a Cold?

Discussion in 'Support' started by bianca81, Mar 25, 2016.

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    1. bianca81

      bianca81 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Hello! Im 6 months in with T and just when i thought I was getting habituated i got a cold about a week ago (nose /head congestion) and my T has been louder AND in both ears now (used to be right ear only)...is this pretty common? Should i expect it ro spike every time i get a cold from now on? Thanks and i hope this will quiet down soon for me !
       
    2. Sarah Russett

      Sarah Russett Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      unknown
      probably. yes, don't worry about a plain old cold. most likely just the congestion making you spike.
       
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    3. bianca81

      bianca81 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Thanks!!! Yeah it feels like it...im feeling better not congested anymore although my left ear feels a bit "muffled" and "full" and thats where T is worse now....its just frustrating when i was finally feeling "good" about T and moving on now im like great bot ears now and louder!!! But i will keep positive and hopefully will quiet down soon :)
       
    4. hve
      Artistic

      hve Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music and recently a simple cold made things really worse
      Normally not, but after my last cold I have new tones in my tinnitus, but then I have had a pretty good sinusitis lately, it's kind of worrying me, because for the first time it's causing me problems to sleep, but I think I'm a rather isolated case, so most probably yours will fade away.
       
    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      A cold virus can trigger a Tinnitus spike and make your hearing down.
      Using a mucous linctus and steam inhalation can help clear your tubes.....lots of love glynis
       

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