Lyme Tinnitus for 9 Months and Counting

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    1. InTallGrass
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      InTallGrass Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Lyme Disease
      Hello everyone,

      I have been suffering from constant tinnitus, (a loud high-pitched ringing), for nine-months and going strong. It has been extremely loud lately--so loud that I can hear it above everything. It has been incredibly hard to deal with. It keeps me up at night and has made me become extra sensitive to sounds in general. I notice that when I start antibiotics after a break, it gets much worse--I'm assuming because my system is extra overwhelmed by the spirochetes that are dying. I heard ginko has been helpful for some, so I plan on trying that. Any other tips are helpful, as I am very agitated by the constant sensory input. I am already someone who is sensitive to stimulation, has anxiety, and bipolar 2 disorder so this added nusance is really affecting me.

      Thank you, and nice to meet you all!
      -InTallGrass
       
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    2. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uknown
      Hi InTallGrass,

      Welcome to the site!

      My first question to you is this: have you seen your family doctor or an ENT specialist yet? Have you had any studies ordered (ie. MRI, blood work, blood pressure)?
       
    3. InTallGrass
      Doubtful

      InTallGrass Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Lyme Disease
      Hi MikeL1972.

      I see a Lyme specialist (osteopath) for treatment of Lyme disease. Haven't seen an ENT. Had MRIs/oodles of lab work (before I got diagnosed) last November-March--everthing was normal but the Lyme and the ANA. I'm a nursing student and have my bp checked constantly and I'm typically at my low normal. The symptom appeared roughly when all the other Lyme symptoms appeared...
       

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