Got a Cold (Very Congested Nose) — Worrying About a Possible Tinnitus Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by Audiophile_bg, Apr 4, 2019.

    1. Audiophile_bg
      Hurting

      Audiophile_bg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Olanzapine
      Hello, hope everyone is doing well. :)

      I am having a bad cold, with my nose congested, and hurting.

      Does this necessarily mean my tinnitus will spike? Knowing how I can't really stop tinnitus, I am horrified of what it will sound like if the volume goes up.

      I have had fleeting spikes before so I know how it sounds...

      Thank you.
       
    2. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      The key with tinnitus is to keep calm. Emotions and stress can possibly cause the tinnitus to get louder. Some folks make use of sound enrichment to help with their tinnitus. Hang in there.......
       
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    3. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
      Sometimes it will go up due to the congestion but not always, I have a cold now and for some strange reason my T hasn’t spiked.

      The first time I got a cold it did spike, but it calmed down after about 2 months. I know it’s easier said than done but try and ride it out if does spike, it will more than likely calm back down to baseline. Steam your face as well keep your vitamin C levels up (I drank pure orange juice) I took NAC which I think helped as well but I know it doesn’t agree with everybody.
       
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