My Tinnitus Has Gone Through the Roof With a Cold

Discussion in 'Support' started by geg1992, Mar 30, 2015.

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    1. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      I've had colds before and it hasn't affected it, only got quieter if anything. This time it's gone through the roof. Really worried it will stay this loud, I struggled to sleep last night. Do others experience a huge spike?
       
    2. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      It does happen.
      You will be fine as soon as your cold goes away which will take some time.
      Don't panic its okay to have a spike in cold.
      Just do some steam inhalation if your nose is blocked and see a doc to help you out more.

      You will be fine trust me.




      Afeef
       
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    3. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Colds and sickness almost always amplify the tinnitus experience....it will return to normal once you do
       
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    4. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Yes, it's common to get a spike even a bad one when getting a cold. Also, when going through an emotional crisis. I've experienced both more than once. The good news is that your T will return to it's previous base. Although, sometimes it can take a while.

      Try not to worry too much about it because anxiety also exacerbates a T condition. You'll be ok...(y)
       
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    5. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      This happens to me and drives me bonkers and sometimes goes on for a couple weeks after I feel better.
       
    6. nmacive
      Worried

      nmacive Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2012
      I recently had a spike about 2 1/2 months ago, I just woke up and it was insanely louder than ever. Before I had never noticed it but once I woke up it was louder than ever before. I asked around on the forums here and some other forums and people all said it was from being sick. I had a sinus problem I think and a cold and allergies going on all at once. I went to the doctor and he gave me a steroid and i took nasal spray ect. Its been 2 1/2 months now and sadly mine has not gone back down to base level..everyone said it would but its still loud and noticeable more than ever. However I have heard of some peoples spiking for months then going back to baseline. So im hoping mine will. But on a more positive note! Stay calm, don't over re-act and cause unnecessary anxiety for yourself and just forget its even there and it will get better. Im sure yours will go back down to baseline after a while. Stay positive and take some good medicine! Keep me posted on what happens.
       
    7. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      Thank you for all the words. I'm just really getting into a panic as it's getting worse and worse and I start my new job in 2 weeks. :(
       
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    8. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Its a cold, you will get over it.
       

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