Heaviness and Numbness in My Ear After Taking Out Custom Earplugs — Please Help! I'm Panicking

Discussion in 'Support' started by Vicki14, Sep 8, 2018.

    1. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Hi folks, I’m in a bit of a state just now. Recently I’ve felt me Tinnitus particularly in my left ear has gotten louder (after a botched Microsuction procedure 2 yrs ago). I had my custom plugs in last night and when I took them out I felt a real heaviness and numbness in my left ear. It feels like my left ear and side of the head is heavy and numb. I’m absolutely terrified that I’m possibly loosing my hearing and enclosing this noise!!!!!!

      PLEASE HELP with any advice as I’m in such a blind panic.... thank you xxxx
       
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    2. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      Hey Vicky. Have you looked for wax?:) That would be the first thing i‘d check.
       
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    3. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Has this happened before? Did you go to a loud show/event last night? Has anything changed recently in your routine(s)? I'm sorry that this has happened to you. If things really get bad, possibly go to er?I feel pressure and a bit of heaviness in my ears daily. The numbness(in your case) is what kinda surprising to me. I really hope things turn out ok for you.

      Please keep me/us updated.
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @fishbone Thanks! No, I’ve not done anything unusual or exposed my ears to anything dangerous. I’m totally at a loss with this hellish condition! I’ll go and speak to the doc on Monday, I reckon it’s hearing loss of some sort :(

      How is your wee dog?
       
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    5. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I am no dr, but I read that stress/anxiety/panic can possibly cause numbness. Please try to remain calm till you see your doc. Yes, it can be a hellish condition and all of us are lucky, that we have this board and each other.

      My dog is doing fine, she beat the expectations of the dr that wanted to put her down. I am inspired by her strength and her willpower to live. She's been running around like a little puppy and has made her daddy very proud.

      If you ever need anything, I'm here for you :)
       
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      AUTHOR
      Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Thanks Deamon, there’s no wax there... I suspect it’s probably hearing loss or the start of Menieres or something. Curse these ears!!
       
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    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @fishbone Thank you. I appreciate that, thank you. I have been stressed, my fibromyalgia has been kicking my ass too which has been making me really anxious and I’ve has terrible stomach pains so I’m sure that won’t be helping. So glad to hear your four legged friend is doing better!! :)
       
    8. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I could have written the same post myself. Daily stomach issues (acid reflux) and horrible limb pain/burning w/fibro. It feels like an alien has invaded my body. I have no control of the body unfortunately but I have full control of my mind and heart. The intrusive tinnitus is there as well, but the fibro/body pain and oddness gets me way more....

      Even with all this havoc, I am still in the gym 5 days a week....

      Stay strong!

      PS-Due to my stomach issues, I am creating new eating habits to help it out. It's a bland and boring food menu, but that's just how it's going to be. The stomach pain makes the fibro ten times worst and it's pure hell.....

      Even with the hell I live with, I am still very blessed to have the willpower to want to make a positive change and impact in my life! That will never go away!!!
       
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    9. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Vicki14 It good to know that you don't have ear wax. If you have a cold or your sinuses are active then that can could cause numbness from the ear plugs. The nerves in the ears need oxygen so when a cold or sinuses conditions are present your muscles can also contract. Your symptoms with any associated spike should settle. If you know what your normal temperature is, then take a reading. If your reading is a little high then the problem is probably nasal or a cold.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @Greg Sacramento
      It would turn out I do have wax in it.. not sure why the Audiologist didn’t detect that last week... According to the Doctor he said there was ‘gunk’ in there! I’m going to try almond oil drops and hope it eases some and can the Tinnitus reduces!! I’m avoiding the manual removal route and Microsuction!!!!
       

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