Reasons for My Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by CapedCrusader2, Jan 12, 2016.

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    1. CapedCrusader2
      Inspired

      CapedCrusader2 Member

      Location:
      Pennsylvania, US
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/Anxiety
      My ears have been ringing three weeks now and it started seemingly randomly. I'm seeing an ENT in two days and am looking forward to getting to the bottom of this, but in the mean time I've been trying to figure out what is causing it. I had been in a deep depression for weeks prior to the onset but I hadn't been around any loud noise for almost a month prior. The loudest place i had been a few weeks prior to my tinnitus was a movie theater two days before onset. However, I do know that due to my anxiety I developed a "nervous tick" where I was exhaling hard and fast every now and again. I can't really describe why but when I get worked up I develop weird habits. Anyway, doing that would make my ears feel pressure which went on for a little while before the tinnitus started. I have yet to kick the habit. Could this play a role? Another thing I noticed a week before onset was that when I bent over I could hear the "blood rushing" in my ears, which I've never noticed before. Could any of these things be physical causes of my T?
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      It could be down to depression and anxiety and the anxiety could be the breathing nervous tick you get.
      The Movie theatre can be a loud place and would recommend noise reduction ear plugs to wear to protect your ears from tinnitus.

      Your tinnitus as every chance in going up to around 6 months and after that it's more than lightly be here to stay but still could go but less chance of it.

      Always worth getting your blood pressure checked as could cause it and get your hearing checked too.....lots of love glynis
       
    3. CapedCrusader2
      Inspired

      CapedCrusader2 Member

      Location:
      Pennsylvania, US
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/Anxiety
      @glynis-harbron surely depression and anxiety cannot cause something permanent though, right?
       
    4. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hi, @CapedCrusader2, and welcome. Here at Tinnitus Talk, we remember how we felt when tinnitus came into our lives. Answers were so hard to come by. We are here to help.

      As @glynis-harbron said, your tinnitus, at this point, very well may vanish. Too early to tell. So at this point, hope for the best possible outcome

      Many people believe there is a link between anxiety/depression and tinnitus, but there is no concrete proof. Going to a ENT is a good idea. But be aware: sometimes it can be very difficult, to impossible, to tell exactly what caused your tinnitus. The important thing is to rule out any of the immediately fixable causes, like ear wax or infection.

      If your tinnitus is here to stay: management techniques are pretty much the same, regardless of what caused it. So try not to dwell on the cause. My experience is it just makes you more anxious. And there ARE things that can help many people deal successfully with T. I am one of those people.

      So take heart. And try to stay calm. I know, it's not easy but hang in there.
       
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    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Anxiety and the stress can cause tinnitus and depression is a part of it.
      Anxiety and stress in its sever state and unwanted emotions come from the same Limbic part of the brain so can see why they are linked.
      The stress and anxiety going on in your brain can cause blood pressure and fast pulse and that also can add to tinnitus......lots of love glynis
       

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