Pulsatile Tinnitus Getting Worse: From One Ear to Both Ears

Discussion in 'Support' started by i2604, Dec 14, 2020.

    1. i2604

      i2604 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi all,

      I've been suffering from pulsatile tinnitus for 2 years now. At least that's when I noticed it.

      I concluded that it happens when my blood pressure increases, like when I bend over, when I move my head in certain positions, when my heart beats faster etc. It started in my right ear only but in the last week I started hearing it in my left ear as well and it's causing me some anxiety.

      So far I've been to 3 ENTs, 2 neurologists, and 2 neurosurgeons! I've had an MRI, MRA and duplex of my carotid arteries. The only thing they found and said MIGHT cause it are some brain cysts (which apparently are quite common and benign), that are close to the acoustic nerve.

      To be honest I don't think that's the reason and it's quite frustrating I can't find the cause! I'm thinking of going to yet another neurosurgeon to see if I need a repeat MRA.

      Did anyone else have their tinnitus go from one ear to both? Any similar experiences?

      Thanks all!
       
    2. WIllyC
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      WIllyC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/1981
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      I did, although it happened within a month or so of initial onset as opposed to years.

      I am still to see my first specialist so you’re way further along than I am.
       
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