New Here — 6 Weeks Tinnitus — Going Mad — 13 kHz — Sometimes Pulsatile

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    1. melbournejeremy

      melbournejeremy Member

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      Hi Guys,
      I have read a lot of information here, certainly helps when this overwhelming noise stops normal social interactions.

      6 weeks ago I woke up at 3am with very high pitch screaming in both ears, no exposure to loud noise recently or any obvious reason. Scared the crap out of me and I didn't sleep that night. My tinitus is around 13khz and has a pulsatile aspect to it, like high pitch bells that fluctuate to my heart beat. I went to the GP and he arranged an MRI. MRI scan indicated some fluid around optic nerve, so off to the eye specialist to see if I had idiopathic intercranial hypertension. They decided I didn't have IIH after eye tests etc, no other weird things in scan to indicate reason behind the tinnitus.

      I have read the PubMed on the Somatosensory Pulsatile Tinnitus and that pretty much describes mine. Head movements and jaw movements allow me to modulate the intensity - but not always. I did a hearing test and both ears normal.

      I tried some diazepam which seems to help reduce intensity a bit.

      So I am wondering if anyone has had any luck with this type of tinnitus in controlling it? GABA agonist or anti inflammatory or something else. I am a gym guy and work out a lot for many years. I am also curious if anyone has heard of neck related issues causing this type of tinnitus in relation to C1/C2 issues.

      Like a lot of people I am struggling with this and my life enjoyment has dropped off massively to the point where I stay home and Netflix and Chill (alone).

      I would have to say it has pushed me into a depressive state and would certainly appreciate any advice.
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      SCORPION Member

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      Best advice I can give you is to push through this and keep doing what you love to do . You will drive yourself insane don't isolate yourself that only makes you think about the ringing and not what is important. Hope you find your answers . CURLY
    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Welcome to the forum. Neck or head injury or muscle problem around the neck have known to cause tinnitus. Perhaps you can look up chiropractors who perform treatment for tinnitus with manipulation, or at least try some neck massage therapy. We have a pulsatile support forum so if there isn't enough reply here about that, you can post about your PT there. Have you checked if you have TMJ issue being that moving your jaw can affect T?
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    4. TinA#7oct

      TinA#7oct Member

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      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Melbournejeromy, I had my neck fused, and have similar symptoms of PT. Very few people clinch their teeth when working out, but if you do, breaking the habit will be beneficial. Sleeping on your side may increase PT, making it harder to sleep. Sleep is everything. Going to bed a little earlier with a sleep aid from my Dr., is what helped me. The adjustment period takes time so protect your ears, and avoid stresses that can increase the volume of your pulsating tinnitus. Remember people at the forum are here to help. Stay strong TinA#7oct
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