Nasonex-Like Nasal Spray, Could It Worsen Tinnitus?

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    1. Erlend
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      I had a perscription for Nasonex, the woman gave me "Mometasone Sandoz" instead, said it was exactly the same

      My ENT prescribed this to maybe sort out my eustachian tube clicking when swallowing.

      I took it, and now a few hours later, I hear a completely new, pretty loud tinnitus in my right ear. An hour ago I had a LOUD fleeting tinnitus, but this happens from time to time, lasted for about 20 sec, i dno.

      Could this be the nasal spray? Or just me being a little congested?

      I am panicking
       
    2. Erlend
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      I can feel there's kind of a pressure change in that ear as well
       
    3. Erlend
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    4. Erlend
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      please somebody say this is only temporary for the love of god help ,e
       
    5. Erlend
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      I've taken ONE sniff of it. Could that cause worsening of tinnitsu?=
       
    6. seal

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      umm Nasonex doesn't cause Tinnitus, this page you posted doesn't contain any information neither.... don't worry Ihave been using Nasonex for a long time now, if anything it helps with the Tinntitus related to ETD
       
    7. Karen
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      Hi, Erlend,

      I don't think Nasonex causes or worsens tinnitus, but it might have caused some kind of temporary symptoms, including the pressure you're feeling now. Please stay calm, and see if it goes away by tomorrow. (I believe that your symptoms are probably temporary). If it hasn't, you might try contacting the doctor who prescribed the medicine. Or --- you could go ahead and contact the pharmacist to see if they have ever heard of any symptoms like this. When I have a drug-related question, I often contact the pharmacist to see if they can help, and they are very helpful and understanding.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    8. Erlend
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      i literally puked from anxiety. but i think it's lowring already
       
    9. Karen
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      That's good; I'm glad it's getting lower. Stay calm, and see what happens. Don't forget --- if you can't reach a doctor, often a pharmacist can be really informative and helpful.

      Can you please let us know how you're doing later today, or tomorrow?
       
    10. Erlend
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      i will..

      when i sniff air i can hear "air bubbles" cracking in my sinuses for like two more seconds, so maybe it's just a sinus pressure thing...
       
    11. Erlend
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      it's not nasonex though, this one is cheaper. the pharmacist said it was exactly the same, but that it was cheaper due to some patent things
       
    12. Mr. Cartman
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      Itll probably pass :) I had the same thing with "air bubbles" in my sinuses when taking prednisolone.. But it went away pretty fast
       
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    13. jchinnis

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      The mometasone should have a fairly powerful effect on your sinuses and middle ear if there is eustachian tube involvement. You should hear all sorts of noises as the inflammation goes down and things get back to normal.

      Noise is not always a bad sign!
       
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    14. Karen
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      Erlend,

      From what the other folks are saying, it sounds like you're going to be fine! Please do give us an update tomorrow.
       
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    15. Erlend
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      The new sound is gone.. But now I'm scared lol. Should I keep taking it?
       
    16. jchinnis

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      I would.

      (Actually, I do take it--for spring pollen allergies. It works great.)
       
    17. Mr. Cartman
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      Im so happy to hear it is gone Erlend! :)

      Lets stay optimistic and hope that the "old sound" will leave as well! :)
       
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    18. Boxdra

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      I used nasonex, did not make tinnitus worse
       
    19. Erlend
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      The nasonex caused sound is completely gone (went away an hour after i posted this thead) and i suppose my T in general seems softer. So I just took a new sniff of it
       
    20. Mr. Cartman
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      Hehe, please let me know what happens and if it works mate! :)
       
    21. Amelia
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      I use avamys (fluticasone) twice daily and hasn't made my T worse
       
    22. tychobrae
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      I use Nasonex, it hasn't made mine worse
       
    23. Grace
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      Erland it could have been the anxiety that caused a new sound for a lil... I notice when im at my most anxious state that i think i hear a new tone like last week my work was vaccuming and it was a hardcore loud vaccume and i couldnt escape it and nearly had a panic attack then i thought i heard a lower tone but either i did and it went away or i just thought i did. Idk but i also noticed when im real real anxious fleeting T happens more frequently and im tryin to stay more calmer and the past month its only happened like 3 times so idk
       
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    24. Erlend
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      It was definitely not anxiety - it was a complete new sound of another character with sudden onset, and I could feel a pressure / air bubble.

      But it went away that same night. Now my T is lower than ever, I'm verry happy about that. I think the nasonex wannabe is helping me.

      So yeah my whole day was very good - until I got a response from an ENT I emailed about my spasms in the middle ear muscles. In the response, he said "you probably have Hyperacusis blablabla", but I had already adressed that I do NOT have that, it is almost completely gone.

      And he didn't adress the spasms at all, which was really what I asked about (and paid $20 for....)

      So even though he obviously didn't read my info very well at all, and had a very uneducated response, I am now very anxious about having H....

      Being told that I don't have it on another forum (as I have no problem with loud music, i just get easily startled by nosie), my sound sensitvity went away. So I think whatever I have is psychosymatic, and that mental strength can heal it.

      So now, I'm nervous that being TOLD that I have it will turn the placebo the other way around again... But I KNOW that I don't have it... Then why am I nervous? Man..
       
    25. Mr. Cartman
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      I too have those spasms in my ear when I hear the slightest enexpected sound.

      I believe it's the protective mechanism that kicks in and being to overactive.

      Seems like the brain is making subconscious "assumptions" to protect the ears after trauma.

      It's like someone can have an anxiety attack out of the blue, and then later realize it was because of a sound or a smell that they experienced and subconsciously reminded them of a trauma a lot earlier in their life.

      I would think mental health is very important in this aspect.

      Also had severe H, but like you said.. It only got worse by dedicating my thoughts to it.

      Once I started ignoring it, use every day tools without protecting my ears and stop worrying about it.. It pretty much went away.. I think a lot of this simply is a state of mind.

      It's really great to hear you are doing better!!! :)

      I might try that nasal spray as well :)
       
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    26. Erlend
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      I haven't had the spasms today at all! I think the nasonex thing is doing good things!
       
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    27. Mr. Cartman
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      Really happy to hear mate! :)

      My mind is in the belief that it will get better! :)
       
    28. Grace
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      Awsome erland!!!!! You said your T even feels quieter?!!! Hope it keeps improving!!!!!
       
    29. Erlend
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      I used the spray again today, because it helps me with another problem sometimes.

      A few hours later, I noticed a pressure feeling in my left ear. I still do. There is a loud ring that reacts to sound. So when someone talks to me, or I talk my self, there is a loud ringing and pressure feeling in that ear.

      I'm not really nervous now, because as long as that pressure feeling is so very present, I assume this reactive ringing will go away with it.

      Has anybody else noticed something similar?
       
    30. Erlend
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      Found this on the web

      Doctor : Hi
      Doctor : How can i help you?
      User : Why does Sinus ear Pressure cause temporary tinnitus ?
      Doctor : pressure difference across the tympani membrane causes abnormal stimulation of the hair cells in the inner ear causing tinnitus
      User : Oh . I Went to my ent specialist because i have ear pressure. and He said I have sinus ear pressure. And now i have tinnitus. HE prescribed Fluticasonenasal spray to use for a month. When will it go away?
      Doctor : once the inflammation reduces by the use of the nasal spray the pressure change also gets corrected and tinnitus also disappears

      No idea how legit it is... But the reactive T here seems so connected with the pressure feeling. I hope it goes away.
       
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