Left Ear Started As Well

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cor, Aug 8, 2014.

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    1. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Ive had tinnitus in my right ear for about 6 months now. It fluctuates a lot, from almost not audible to audible above almost everything in daily life. I have no idea what triggers highs or lows, and im starting to think they're pretty much random.

      Recently I was talked into trying prednison after a clear increase in volume. The prednison doesnt seem to have done anything for my right ear (well, actually, I think it may have increased the volume). But I felt really strange during the use of prednison, and my systolic bloodpressure at times raised 20 points (from about 120/65 to 140/75).

      One night, a few days ago, my left ear popped, started to make a real loud noise, which went down after a minute or so. But ever since, my left ear has been joining in on and off.

      Anything I can/should do at this point try and get my left ear to stop again? Does this mean that my tinnitus may be bp related? My normal bp of 120/65 seems pretty ok.
       
    2. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      there isn`t anything yet to make it stop unfortunately :) popped ears sometimes subside back into silence after days ... also the Tinnitus from one ear hijacks the silence form the other ... don`t focus on it, that's the best approach.
       
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    3. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Prednisolone can actually cause tinnitus. Steroids should only used when the (clear) justification for doing so is in place ie. recent onset (24/48h), acoustic trauma or similar, and associated hearing loss. I believe I mentioned this to you a while back. On the other hand, a short course of steroids has a reasonable safety profile. So I suppose it is worth a try . I had my 7-day course of steroids on the 4th day after developing tinnitus, last year. It did nothing.

      I can't blame anyone for trying. But we all need to make sure we apply the right logic to the decisions we make.

      Not in my opinion. The blood pressure increase could well have been caused by the medication. Also note that blood pressure for any human being is not static. If you measure it in the morning and again in the afternoon, you will most often find a difference. This is why - when high blood pressure is suspected - the patient needs to be monitored with recordings several times a day over a period of time (before the "high blood pressure" diagnosis can be confirmed).
       
    4. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Ive been keeping my bp for weeks, both morning and night. Not every day, but enough to get a baseline. During Prednisolone use it definitely went up about 10-20 points. Peak i measured was 148/80 which is really high for me (im a long distance runner).

      The prednisolone use was actually recommended by a german KNO (ENT) doctor. I refused the infusion, because I thought it was useless as my profile doesnt match that at all, but figured pills couldnt hurt too much. I only used them for 7 days. It could just be coincidence, but i had the feeling the ear popping was related to the blood pressure and general restlessness I felt during prednisolone use.

      Im now on a path of psychological help, as I need to get my anxiety in order. My tinnitus and anxiety are completely intertwined. Maybe in our life time a real medicine will develop, but until that time im pessimistic about any currently available meds/treatments for longterm tinnitus.

      Maybe if it gets really bad, I may try stemcell therapy, as im in the fortunate position to be able to afford that. Ive got your list of centres around someplace.
       
    5. Poonam Tiwari

      Poonam Tiwari Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 months
      What is stemcell therapy?
       

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