Is There No Point Seeing a Doctor?

Discussion in 'Support' started by arctic loon, Nov 29, 2015.

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    1. arctic loon
      Dreaming

      arctic loon Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music(?)
      I've had tinnitus over three months now. When I got it I went to couple of visits to doctors but as you know they don't care at all. They just check for infection and push you out of the office. When I told I feel pain in the ears the doctor just said, "Your ears look perfectly healthy! How you even could feel pain with so good ears?" then he just prescribed me ibuprofen, even though it can make tinnitus worse (didn't take it though, not a big fan of painkillers when there's no need for them). And he said I should do valsalva from time to time because my ear drums didn't pop normally. Then I read valsalva can damage the eardrum and got really scared. Seriously that doctor didn't know shit :grumpy:

      One doc said I should go for ear specialist if tinnitus lasts for two weeks but I never went. I don't know after losing faith in doctors I didn't want to travel to a city that's kinda far away to get useless advice.

      I did get a hearing test done when I went to complain to school nurse about it and my hearing is normal. I've been feeling depressed again lately and I'm considering about making appointment. Do you think going for ear specialist would help at all, even though I've had it for months? Is it just a waste of time?
       
    2. Robert44

      Robert44 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud concert
      Ha Ha.... I would say to look up a dr. that has experience with Tinnitus. I'm in NY so that would be easy for me. It's always good to get checked out
       
    3. 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
      I would defiantly get your ears checked out by your doctor and try using sound therapy to help .
      Doctors don't like sending you see a ENT specialist till you have had tinnitus six months as you can adapt quite well in that time unless you have hearing problems or severe tinnitus..... lots of love glynis
       
    4. arctic loon
      Dreaming

      arctic loon Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music(?)
      You're lucky! I live basically in the middle of nowhere so finding a good doctor can be hard. But I will try to make appointment soon, thanks for your advice.

      @glynis-harbron thanks for your info! My tinnitus isn't that bad but still I let it bug me too much. Dammit, if tinnitus wants my precious brain time so badly, it should at least pay for it :ROFL:
       
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    5. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Me too. There are no good Doctors or audiologists for hundreds of miles in any direction. The Docs here are mostly big-fish-small-pond types who are out of date on just about everything, but have a captive client base.
       

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