Recovering from the Flu — A Huge Tinnitus Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by Holly1987, Jun 1, 2019.

    1. Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      Hey guys,

      I'm recovering from the flu and have had a huugeeee spike that has sent me into a bit of a downward spiral. The rational part of my brain knows this spike will likely go away when I'm fully recovered but I'm still absolutely terrified it won't.

      I think I just need someone to tell me it's going to be ok :(

      Thank you.

      Holly xx
       
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    2. carlover
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      carlover Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1986
      It will go back to baseline. My tinnitus goes up a day or so before I get a cold/virus and then I usually end up with a lot of ear wax. Maybe you should check for ear wax over the eardrum.
       
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    3. Jack Straw
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      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
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    4. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops
      I had the flu a month or so ago. I had a huge spike towards the end as it went up my tubes. It made my tubes open up like crazy too causing autophony and fullness. I had intense reactive T come back. I was pretty despondent but after a week it started to calm down. I have some new tones going on since then though.
       
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      Hey just wanted to update in case someone is in a similar situation, the spike went away about 2 weeks after I recovered from the flu. Perhaps still a tiny bit louder but for the most part it's much better.
       
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    6. Jack Straw
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      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Had the same exact situation. Tinnitus was INSANE.
       
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      Same, I was really scared tbh.
       
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