I've Had Mild Tinnitus — For the Last Week It Has Been REALLY Bad, and My Ear Has Been in Pain

Discussion in 'Support' started by Danjfoley, Dec 3, 2019.

    1. Danjfoley
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      Danjfoley Member

      Location:
      Pittsburgh, PA 15227
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud volumes
      I've had tinnitus for a while (high pitched ear ringing). Long as I can remember. I got hearing aids after going to a doctor about the problem 3 years ago. Last week, Sunday night I the volume went to a 10. I couldn't sleep. I had to eventually take Nyquil. It came back after a few days, and for the last 3 days i can't sleep without Nyquil.

      My ears hurt. They feel like they are pulsating. Loud and higher pitched noises make my ear hurt even more.

      I saw my primary care doctor today who said nothing looked wrong with my ears they are not infected. He gave me a course of steroids to take. I took my first one today. I have an appointment with an ENT in 2 days.

      I can clench my jaw and make it get louder. (I think this has always been the case)

      I don't feel like this is normal. Anyone else have this happen? Thoughts? I don't want to walk away from an ENT appointment with them saying everything is fine. This can't be the new normal!
       
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      AUTHOR
      Danjfoley
      Disappointed

      Danjfoley Member

      Location:
      Pittsburgh, PA 15227
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud volumes
      anyone? I'm seeing the ENT tomorrow. This is so bad, it's hurting my ears.. giving me a headache. This can't be right. I hope the ENT has something good to say. I don't know how I'm going to live with this.
       
    3. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      A Living Hell
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      If noises are making your ears hurt it sounds like pain hyperacusis.
       
    4. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      So it's back to 10? Were you exposed to noise?
      Mind you, a 10 is unmaskable tinnitus that you hear loudly in any environment.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Danjfoley
      Disappointed

      Danjfoley Member

      Location:
      Pittsburgh, PA 15227
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud volumes
      I looked that up and I don't think that is it. Yes when it's really bad loud sounds annoy me and sorta hurt, they aren't unbearable. And there are lots of examples like today: during the day it seemed to less loud. Early evening it was at a 10..sound of my daughters cell phone, car radio, singing were bothering me .. hurting.. (minor pain). Then I went out to eat with friends and while we're out it was loud enough at the restaurant that it drowned out ringing and I didn't notice it until we got back into the car.

      I did notice that during tonight's really bad episode my jaw was hurting. But that has since passed and my ears are still ringing very loudly.
       

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