My journey with tinnitus started In November 2014 when I was 30 weeks pregnant. I developed a very severe head cold which caused pain and swelling in my ear. It was 3 days into the head cold that the ringing in my right ear started. I went to the gp she said my ear drums looked very dull which indicated congestion etc but no infection. I paid privately to see an 2 ENT consultants Plus one on the NHS all three have said its my hormones/fluid retention causing the ringing. Apparently progesterone swells the muscus membranes which causes tinnitus. They all said it will subside after delivery but I had to give it time. They dismissed the head cold as the cause as my hearing tests shows perfect hearing, no loss or damage etc (I should mention that in September 2014 before the head cold I started to hear my heartbeat in my left ear when I layed on the pillow. At the time i didn't realise this was a form of tinnitus and put it down to all the extra blood in pregnancy). January 2015 I had my daughter. The ringing persisted, in fact it went so loud i started to have panic attacks. I'm now 12 weeks post natal and still have tinnitus. I feel like I have been robbed of precious time with my daughter. I had to stop breastfeeding her as the night feeds were unbearable! I can't help but feel my sinuses are reponsible. The pulsatile started not long after my 1st sinus infection. The head cold I had turned into a another sinus infection. I have had constant post nasal drip for the last 5 months. I'm desperate for answers! Please please someone tell me that they have heard of pregnant women developing tinnitus that dissapeared. Or tinnitus caused by sinus infections. There is not many success stories on the web it seems that once you have tinnitus it stays! I'm 31 and I'm too scared to drink, go to concerts, festivals, bars, clubs ect in case I'm exposed to loud noise. im terrified to fly in case it gets louder. I feel like my life is ruined. I just can't believe this has happened to me.