Mild Tinnitus from Stress / Epstein-Barr Virus Flare Up — It Got Worse Recently for Some Reason

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    1. Stayinghopeful

      Stayinghopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:

      I’ve had mild tinnitus since 2010 as a result of stress and a Epstein-Barr virus flare up. My tinnitus didn’t affect me in anyway (could still sleep with earplugs in) and hardly noticed it up until recently.

      I went to a concert on Friday the 27th of May for 2 hours. I wore earplugs. I didn’t experience any change or notice my tinnitus was much worse driving home or the day after.

      I tested positive for COVID-19 on the 3rd of June. I isolated for 7 days.

      I noticed that my tinnitus spiked during end of 7 day isolation but could still sleep normally (just thought my ears were a bit worse) but didn’t think too much on it.

      Wednesday the 15th of June I went into hospital to have an abscess drained which was a stressful day. I had high inflammation on blood tests at hospital due to the infection.

      I was sleeping good Saturday/Sunday post hospital.

      Tinnitus ramped up on or around Monday the 19th of June for some reason...

      It has been louder ever since? I really don’t know what’s caused it and if this spike is permanent?

      Any help would be appreciated.

      Thank you.
    2. MindOverMatter

      MindOverMatter Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (possibly stress related, and later sound induced)
      Nobody could know for sure @Stayinghopeful, but most spikes do go down to baseline again. There are great chances yours will too as it seem it may be due to COVID-19 (long-COVID-19?) and inflammation.

      Give it some time, try to lower your stress levels. With time you will see it ease.
      • Agree Agree x 1

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