Opinions requested on what is most likely causing my tinnitus! My history: - Have been going through a rollercoaster ride of Cymbalta (antidepressant) withdrawal for the past 11 months. I had severe withdrawals from my dose being lowered, which destabilized my nervous system. (Threw my nervous system into a hyper-aroused state.) My doctor kept raising my dose then, which resulted in an intolerance/overdose which blew out my nervous system even worse. I was hospitalized and put on Seroquel (for sleep) and Neurontin (for anxiety). I then very slowly went off the Cymbalta, getting severe withdrawals again. (Both physical and emotional symptoms.) I was told by the psychiatrist in the hospital that it could take my nervous system 2-3 years to re-stabilize from this. - By this time, (late October) I was put on Lexapro (antidepressant). - Mid-November, nasal allergies started, I chalked it up to it getting colder outside and the heat running, stirring up the allergens inside. I began getting ear pain and pressure, as well as a hissing/ringing tinnitus. Doctor said it was due to allergies, said take Claritin and Flonase nasal spray. - Ear pain and pressure (and tinnitus) lessened. But then came back in December. My eustachian tubes keep getting blocked and won't open. - By the end of December, I got a low-pitched humming in right ear which has stayed with me ever since then. - In February, suddenly started having morse-code beeping, and several high pitched tones that are sometimes there, sometimes not. (Background noises like refrigerator or water running make this tinnitus louder.) - All winter had terrible allergies, worse than ever. I read that antidepressant withdrawal can mess with the body's histamine system, and also anxiety can make allergies worse. I found out I was allergic to our cats, so we had them go and live with a relative, and have since done massive cleaning, and my allergies are much better. I don't know what to do next. I am not on a full dose of Lexapro. (Full dose is 10mg, I am on 7.5). If the Lexapro could be responsible for this, I don't want to increase my dose. But if my unmanaged anxiety is causing this, then I don't want to go down in dose either! I have been having major anxiety which is due to the Cymbalta discontinuation. I know that anxiety doesn't help tinnitus... What's more, I am a teeth-grinder, and Lexapro can cause/increase this. I know that teeth grinding can have an effect on the eustachian tubes, closing them off. I don't know if I am looking at this clearly and logically, or in the best light. I would really like any other opinions. Thanks in advance!