Headaches and Tinnitus

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    1. Starman

      Starman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      My tinnitus began about 6 weeks ago. For seven months prior to that, I had daily headaches. The headaches were never properly diagnosed; a neurologist chalked them up to stress. In truth, I have been experiencing a great deal of stress in my work life, so this seemed reasonable. One day in mid April, I woke up with my usual morning headaches plus something new - loud tinnitus. The chronic headaches never came back, and now I am stuck with the tinnitus. The two are clearly related, When a particularly bad bout of tinnitus dies down, it morphs into a headache. Sometimes, I have both at the same time, and they both seem to originate in the same part of my head (lower forehead).

      Is this familiar to anyone? Anyone know of a good practitioner in the San Francisco Bay Are who can help?
       
    2. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      @Starman: I had three weeks headaches and became concerned. Then vertigo started. Nothing was found and this made me even more concerned. Put me into such a high stress that T joined the game. So your story sounds like mine.
      When T started, it was hell loud. Headaches and vertigo gone in the meantime. T still there.
      I know it was all because of complete exhaustion mentally and physically (stress for years). My body simply reacted with different symptoms.

      Problem is that although one can reduce stress as much as possible, T will not stop. Maybe it will stop once in the future. But it is there making stress.

      I was examined by different doctors. Nothing was found.
      So at the end it was just stress (family, job, other things). Maybe it is the same for you.

      All the best for you,
      Martin
       
    3. ashley
      Busy

      ashley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/28/2014
      My neurologist tried convincing me I get migraines, then proceeded to explain that migraines and tinnitus go hand in hand. He told me at the time he thought I had an overactive brain. Think maybe there is something similar going on w/you?!

      Also-- try not to stress. It exacerbates T.
       
    4. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      I've yet to go to ENT. But I'm now pretty sure my tinnitus was bought on by stress. It's too much of a coincidence that it came on during the most stressful time of my life.
       
    5. Mr. Cartman
      Artistic

      Mr. Cartman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Sounds very familiar. If you ever have the time, I would recommend reading through this thread:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...-pain-facial-pain-etc-possible-treatment.500/
       
    6. Sgguy46
      Jaded

      Sgguy46 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I get dull headaches especially in the daytime. Never used to get headaches before tinnitus.... it sucks
       
    7. preslys

      preslys Member

      Location:
      Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      you have headaches because you are taking drugs
      stop drugs your headaches disapear.
       
    8. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I can almost say with certainty that your headaches are due to the stress you have about your T. Figure out a way to lower and improve your stress, your headaches will go away.

      The early days of my T, I had constant headaches/migraines daily, facial pain, neck, shoulder stiffness --all due to the stress I was experiencing with my job and from my T & H.

      Things got better over time, I got a new job, less stress and all those symptoms went away. I still have T but I can cope without all those other variables in the mix.

      You can't fix your T but you can control and try to do something about the stressors in your life.
       
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    9. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Ashley, do you take anything for the overactive brain your doctor says you have?i think my brain is that way too!
       
    10. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
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    11. ChrisJ

      ChrisJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      PT since 1988. T with H since June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I agree with what @erik said. What has worked for me is telling everyone I am ill and that I need time to recover so I don't get so many emails or requests for my time. Also Oxygen Therapy has helped as has exercise and the GABA stuff/Pu-erh Tea combo.
       

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