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    1. Cole

      Cole Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November, 2014
      Hi everyone.

      I have been dealing with this since November 2014, Seven months and on May 12th I am finally getting in to see a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist
       
    2. Kaelon
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      Kaelon Member Benefactor Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      Boston, Mass.
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Muscle Spasms
      Hey @Cole - Welcome to Tinnitus Talk!

      Do you know what caused your Tinnitus, or do you have any working theories? What does your Tinnitus sound like? Does it wax-and-wane (in other words, do you have good days and bad days)? Would love to hear your story.

      Hope you have quieter days ahead!
       
    3. Cole

      Cole Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November, 2014
      Hi, thanks for the reply. I am not entirely sure what caused this. I did stop taking some medications that were addictive (prescribed) two months before this started (not related in any way to this they were for mental illness.) I know that it could be Meniere's and that this happens to women in their 40's + Tinnitus is just one symptom of a few ear problems. it does come and go in severity. Lately my ear's have been in pain and they feel full and there is pressure but their is no actual noises or whatever defines tinnitus at the moment. (I know this can change though at any time and it does do this) I know though that loud noises or screeching high pitched type noises can at any time make my skin crawl... Does that make sense. I am trying to not diagnose myself and take any advice. Thank you :sick:
       
    4. Kaelon
      Wishful

      Kaelon Member Benefactor Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      Boston, Mass.
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Muscle Spasms
      Hi Cole,

      So if I understand you correctly, right now:
      • You don't hear any noises; you are enjoying absolute silence.
      • Your ears feel full and painful, with pressure.
      • You are very sensitive to loud noises.
      Most people who have to contend with persistent Tinnitus that lasts more than 6 months are ordinarily dealing with constant Tinnitus; that is to say, there are high pitched whistles, ringing, clicking, etc., noises that are always there, and have no physiological basis (because Tinnitus is, at its core, a neurological malfunction that can be caused by any number of things). You don't seem to have that: you have intermittent Tinnitus, if that, and right now are dealing with pain, fullness, and hyperacousis (extreme sensitivity to loud sounds). This is fairly typical for people who also have Tinnitus, so it's hard to say that it is that you really have.

      Nevertheless, if you've been dealing with long-term ear discomfort, seeing an ENT is usually the very first step to trying to figure out if this can be diagnosed, if at all. Meniere's Disease can definitely manifest with a number of symptoms, including fleeting or transient Tinnitus that comes and goes, though most people who suffer from Meniere's also have debilitating vertigo, especially during the first year, and this vertigo tends to come and go.

      I'd be very interested in hearing what your ENT has to say. For now, stay hydrated, get plenty of sleep, and take good care of yourself. If you're enjoying silence, then you're really quite fortunate.
       
    5. Cole

      Cole Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November, 2014
      Thank you so much for the advice I really appreciate the knowledge. I have had tinnitus just not right now so i pray that it stays gone but i know that it can come back. I have been experiencing it for so long that i almost didnt realize it was gone if that makes sense. Thank you very much again and you take care too
       

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