Is There a Relation Between Floaters and Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by aniketpatil, Jun 20, 2016.

    1. aniketpatil
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      aniketpatil Member

      Location:
      Pune
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      For me tinnitus started in November and just after a month later floaters started appearing. So is there any correlation between Floaters and Tinnitus? People on this forum with floaters share your views.
       
    2. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      I Believe so, i never had floaters before, and now i have them, kinda bothering when outside and its sunny, but i dont pay attention to it anymore.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
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      aniketpatil
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      aniketpatil Member

      Location:
      Pune
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yeah they are annoying as hell
       
    4. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      I also have adies tonic pupil syndrome, super super rare mostly in women where i can make my left eye dialates on its own. So the floaters have really gotten worse but I choose to ignore them. It's weird that it's my left ear when I get T in March but I've had ATPS since September.
       
    5. william adams
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      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      I have had floaters for years befor I got t and see no difference or increase. I think peoples brains get hyper sensitive about ear noise and perhaps it carries through to vision as well.
       
    6. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Bizarrely, I got some weird visual disturbance a couple weeks back I think after taking some meds for depression and anxiety all at once and doing some hard exercising all at the same time. Maybe this is a coincidence but now I notice if I go outside and look at the trees it seems like I am looking at a light rain sprinkle going on. It isn't too bad though.
       
    7. Vaba
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      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      There is no way to detect a correlation between the two. All I know is my problematic floater showed up suddenly when I was 15, and I don't know when my tinnitus started, because I was doped up on antidepressants for years to help deal with the floater (0 improvement in mood), so I don't remember when during this period the T started. I think it was around the same time but I'm not sure.
       
    8. AUTHOR
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      aniketpatil
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      aniketpatil Member

      Location:
      Pune
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      When you talk about floaters and tinnitus and people be like "Its nothing get over these stupid things"
       
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    9. whale
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      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      could it be benzos? I had floaters but they stopped after I stopped taking benzos?
       
    10. shrimp
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      shrimp Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows
      I feel like there is. I got T and floaters (never had any before and yes I was always hypervigilant and anxiety prone also before T) around the same time.
       
    11. Kazue

      Kazue Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/19/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Floaters are related to anxiety. Your brain usually ignores floaters but when you're anxious,it notices them. They've been there all your life. Sometimes you just notice them.
       
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    12. Emmi
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      Emmi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      I do think there is a connections as well! I did notice floaters two years before the ringing started. Although my T was caused by loud noise, but I think that something is making us neurologically prone for developing T.. and maybe this is linked to why you develop floaters as well. At least I do know some people with T and most of them have floaters. One guy has had T since his childhood and he does even have visual hallucinations... also Trobalt seemed to work for quite a few people and what were some of the side effects? Floaters.. could be coincidence, but I really feel like there is a link.
       
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    13. Pero1234

      Pero1234 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      home theatre system + high pressure washer
      Yes... they both become more apparent when you’re anxious about them.
       
    14. Anthonyr

      Anthonyr Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes, I think It's like 80% of people with Visual snow also have tinnitus. Seeing as one of the main symptoms of Visual snow is floaters. I would definitely say there is a connection there.
       
    15. Mellow7

      Mellow7 Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (maybe ETD)
      I've had visual snow my entire life. The only thing that made me aware of the fact that it 'isn't normal' is because I developed T and started doing research as to its many causes. Only when it is mentioned to me will I pay attention to it and even then it isn't really disconcerting. I do have some floaters as well, but they also have always been present (I remember trying to follow them with my eyes as a kid and turning circles because they would always shift away with eye movement :rolleyes:). I just hope that this T can someday be something that is just as unobtrusive as these things are to me.
       
    16. Suzerman

      Suzerman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10 october 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably a mix of ETD and TMJ
      I dont know but I have had floaters since I was 16 years old. They're big and brown and kind of blur my vision from time to time. They've been probably the toughest thing I ever had to deal with apart from tinnitus. I remember feeling very suicidal over them and thinking how I could ever live with such a condition thats just in my vision all the time, but somehow I managed. It took me a good 3 years probably to get used to them, but somehow i did. A day doesn't go by where I dont see them and they annoy me, but at least Ive gotten used to them.

      Sometimes I wonder why I have to deal with all of these things and it has occurred to me that it might be related to artificial sweeteners. I always consumed way too much of it through diet cokes, and putting way too many sweeteners in my coffee. I started using sucralose not too long ago in my yoghurt, and it increased my floaters quite a bit, and caused me to have a fungal infection on my tongue and then shortly after this my current tinnitus. I still think it might somehow be related, even though my tinnitus seems to be a neck issue.

      I do have trouble deciding what is worse sometimes my pretty bad floaters (probably a 7 in severity) or my really mild tinnitus (probably a 2/3 in severity). My floaters are not that bothersome to me in dark rooms and in the evening they give me relief, whereas tinnitus gives me a break during the day when there's noise and then strikes back in the quiet evenings
       

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