Metal Water Pipes Banging. Followed by Major Tinnitus Spike and Bothersome Right Ear.

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    1. IvanRus

      IvanRus Member

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      Hey. I have not been here for a long time. I had started to forget about my tinnitus.

      Because of taking prednisone for my tinnitus, I then got more serious problems, I was examined for 2 months because I felt terrible. It turned out that I had developed adrenal insufficiency from taking prednisone. And 3 months later, it persists. What's the reason for this, nobody knows.

      Now I am dehydrated due to a lack of minerals. My joints hurts and they crunch.


      A week ago I was in a room where metal water pipes suddenly began to knock loudly, it was very loud and shrill. Almost like shooting a machine gun in a closed room.

      I tried not to be nervous, but in addition to the terrible tinnitus spike, I got a very unpleasant feeling in the end - the upper part of my auricle of the right ear seems to bother me. I do not know what causes is, it started after that incident with the loud bang of pipes. It torments me.

      What could it be? This feeling of constriction at the top of the auricle of the right ear.

      Edema? Or is it some kind of stapedial effect. I do not know what to do about it, did any of you have a similar feeling after being exposed to loud noise?

      I also have a rather serious tinnitus spike, because of which I cannot work normally.
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Does this mean that before your latest spike, your T got quieter than it used to be 6 months ago?
      Horrible... How many Prednisone pills (and what size) did you take before this happened to you? Were there any warning signs?

      Auricle seems to be on the actual ear (and not inside of the ear). Is that what you are talking about?

      Most spikes are temporary, all we can do is hope for the best...
    3. Fangen

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      No he is talking about this:

      Adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of steroid hormones, primarily cortisol; but may also include impaired production of aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid), which regulates sodium conservation, potassium secretion, and water retention. Craving for salt or salty foods due to the urinary losses of sodium is common.

      Causes of acute adrenal insufficiency are mainly sudden withdrawal of long-term corticosteroid therapy, Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome, and stress in people with underlying chronic adrenal insufficiency. The latter is termed critical illness–related corticosteroid insufficiency.

      Corticosteroid withdrawal
      Use of high-dose steroids for more than a week begins to produce suppression of the person's adrenal glands because the exogenous glucocorticoids suppress release of hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). With prolonged suppression, the adrenal glands atrophy (physically shrink), and can take months to recover full function after discontinuation of the exogenous glucocorticoid. During this recovery time, the person is vulnerable to adrenal insufficiency during times of stress, such as illness, due to both adrenal atrophy and suppression of CRH and ACTH release.

      I find this interesting since there was a big discussion about whether prednisone could have negative side effects.

      Ivan, I assume you have seen a doctor already for this since you know that you have adrenal insufficiency? Did they prescribe you a treatment?

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