Questions on Tinnitus? (Pressure and Fluid)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lenny Dorrian, Feb 15, 2016.

    1. Lenny Dorrian

      Lenny Dorrian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      So about a month ago I had a cold which eventually backed up into my sinuses. On about the 4th night of being sick I had a progressively more stuffy feeling in my ear which turned into bad pain in my right ear which got worse and worse until it instantly stopped and fluid came out. This fluid was clear and had a little blood. I went to my ENT and he said that I had a small perforation but it was healing great, which explained the pain and settling ect. I woke up the next morning and my right ear was ringing. This ringing was very very loud until they put me on Prednisone and it began to subside. It was really quiet and wasn't bothering me as much until I finished the course. I finished the antibiotics and prednisone and within days my stuffiness in my sinuses and ringing came back. It began also ringing in my left ear, and when the ENT looked in my ear again he said that my right ear drum was still red and swollen, and the left one was also slightly swollen. Today I finished a 2nd course of prednisone they put me on but my ears still feel full, still ring (not as loudly thankfully) and click when I swallow. I guess what I'm asking is, is it possible for pressure and fluid on ear drum swelling it what is causing the Tinnitus? And should it completely go away once the fluid and pressure does?
    2. Jonathan M

      Jonathan M Member

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      When I first got tinnitus I asked my mom about it, and she said she had it for a short period of time for about 20 days or so. She said she got it from an ear infection. So I assume it'll go away for you.
    3. Owen

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      Pressure in and around the middle ear can definitely cause tinnitus. Eustachian tube dysfunction can take a very long time to resolve - in some cases many months before it finally resolves, so for now, you have to just wait it out.
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