Pulsatile Tinnitus Started 8 Weeks Ago

Discussion in 'Support' started by Andre Muller, Jan 6, 2018.

    1. Andre Muller

      Andre Muller Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Desconhecido
      Sorry for my English.

      8 weeks ago I started hearing the first pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear, the first few days I listened only at night, then it became 24/7. I consulted ENT, he told me that my hearing was normal and really was normal, my symptoms are headaches and the pulsatil tinnitus. I was referred to the ATM specialist, because I have cracks on the right side, again it was normal. So I went to a neurologist, explained the whole situation and he requested a CT, again everything normal. So I started researching everything I could found about my situation, I found a site whooshers with several cases of cured pulsatile tinnitus. I consulted another neurologist, explained the whole situation again, he requested an MRI and MRA, for my newness, it came back normal, he suggested making a cerebral angiogram. I decided to see another neurologist for a second opinion, he also suggested an angiogram. I took the exam and nothing, it was normal. I was confident that this time something would appear, a fistula, aneurysm, stenosis ...

      The problem remains unsolved. I'm lost now.

      Some things I noticed at this time, when moving the jaw forward or pushing back the PT diminishes considerably. When I lie down and lift my head only at an angle above 45 °, it decreases as well.
      Eating sweet foods increases PT.

      Anyone else in the same situation?
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, @Andre Muller,

      I'm so sorry you've been to several doctors, had all the tests, and still have no answers for your PT. I'm in a similar situation; I've had a CT scan, Doppler of the carotid arteries, and MRI and MRA, and nothing unusual was found.
      For many of us PT sufferers, it is not so easy to find a cause for our condition.

      How did your pulsating start? Was it suddenly, out of the blue, or did it begin gradually? Has anything changed for you healthwise? Have you gained or lost weight? Started any new medications? Sometimes very unlikely things may cause the pulsating to begin. In my case, the pulsating started after I took a blood pressure drug for the first time.

      Something I'd like to suggest to you -- perhaps you could have a dentist or TMJ specialist check your jaw to see if it is out of alignment. It could be that if you were fitted with a night guard, it might help your condition.

      As for me, I've stopped going to doctors for my pulsating; at least for now. I am managing my condition as best I can, with diet and exercise. I've found that watching my diet and exercising seems to help some. Keeping my blood pressure under control helps, too.

      I wish you well, and hope you find some answers soon. As they suggest on Whooshers.com, you could consider sending copies of your scans to another specialist for a second opinion.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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      Andre Muller

      Andre Muller Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Desconhecido
      I compose a sound similar to what I hear.
      Follow Link: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AtciqcyTSl3Yv3E5cSB3GGbYRthX

      Another important detail that I just forgot to inform, I was using a dental appliance for 1 year. 3 months ago I was using an eraser to pull my teeth from the bottom to the front and the teeth from top to back to adjust the bite. Two weeks after removing the rubbers that I used for 3 months began this infernal noise. Today when I put my finger inside my right ear I heard a strange noise, as if there was water behind the skin of the ear. I do not know if it's something in the ear (I do not feel pain) or in the jaw.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Andre Muller

      Andre Muller Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Desconhecido
      Thank you Karen,

      Next week I'll make my last attempt, I'll consult an TMJ specialist. It's the last shot, after that I have no idea what it can be.
      Over the course of two months I got used to this irritating noise, I'm not suffering much.
       
    5. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, @Andre Muller,

      Good luck with the TMJ specialist, and I hope that he/she is able to help you. It does sound like a jaw problem to me, based on what you have described. Can you please update us on what the TMJ specialist says?

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       

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