Help Please!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Poppy67, Jan 8, 2016.

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    1. Poppy67

      Poppy67 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/15
      I'm 18 years old and I've had Tinnitus for 5 weeks now. I'm so fed up and I'm just crying and crying and crying. I'm at the stage where I've lost hope and I don't know what to do. I wasn't exposed to any loud noise and it just came out of nowhere. I feel like it is taking over my life now. I was at my doctor yesterday because I have a feeling of blocked ears .. He said there's a lot of fluid in them and has referred me on to a specialist. In the mean time I'm taking antibiotics and exputex to try and get rid of the fluid. Does anyone have experience with this or know if the fluid could be causing my tinnitus? Also any tips for getting rid of fluid or even anything at all would help! Someone give me hope!
       
    2. 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 warm welcome to the forums poppy.
      Yes the fluid could be causing your tinnitus .

      We all know and understand how you are feeling as tinnitus comes from the limbic part of your brain where emotions come from so it's no wonder it causes so much upset.
      Listening to natural sounds can help you relax and sleep and mask the sound for you to help you cope better.
      Their are lots of free apps to download that I'm sure you will find helpful.
      Keep posting for support duck as we are all here for you.....lots of love glynis
       
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    3. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      @Poppy67
      You have very high chances to get rid of your Tinnitus if you have indeed a lot of fluid in your middle ears (behind the eardrum). When fluid is present in the middle ear, which should be air filled, not fluid filled, that fluid is pressing on the the inner ear, and pressing on the inner ear leads in the end to the sensation of sound. Because the fluid is pressing continuously, we have the sensation of the sound continuously, symptom that we call "tinnitus".
      Once the fluid is taken out, this problem should disappear.
      Fluid can leave the middle ear taking one of the two directions:
      1) through the eardrum, by making a cut in it and suctioning the fluid through that cut or by putting little tubes into a hole made in the eardrum through which the fluid can drain, so by "invasive procedures", as cutting the eardrum is considered invasive, or
      2) through the tubes that are connected to the middle ears, called Eustachian tubes, which are supposed to ventilate and clear the middle ears, (but now they don't because they are closed because of an inflammation), when the E tubes will be opened again.
      The specialist will tell you more and decide how the fluid will be taken out.
      You shouldn't have taken this long to go to a doctor. Maybe you didn't because you couldn't, but now, that a specialist will see you, the chances to get the problem solved are very high.
      Good luck!
      Try in the meantime to chew chewing gum, the often swallowing promotes the opening of the Eustachian tubes.
       
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    4. Poppy67

      Poppy67 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/15
      Thank you so much Dana! You have made me a lot more hopeful than I was! I was already at an ENT about 6 weeks ago and he blew me off and said everything was fine.. I only got to my GP yesterday because of work and Christmas and everything. Thank you so much! Xxx
       

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