Ringing for 3 Days, Short Exposure in March

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    1. ThreeS
      Frustrated

      ThreeS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety Attack
      I'm 26 and I've had ringing in my ears for 3 days now. Before that I had it for a couple days in March as well, but it was less noticeable and it went away on its own, I thought nothing of it. My mother suffers from tinnitus and oddly enough she also got it back in March, she has made good progress though. With her I already have some kind of support network, I'm just hoping the ringing will go away soon like it did back in March. The noise is predominately in one ear. I didn't get any sleep last night and I vomited a few times in the morning. A doctor visit yesterday ruled out an ear infection.

      Job-seeking put me under a lot of stress the past couple of days, so that may have triggered it. I don't expose myself to loud noises and I'm the sort of person who uses their headphones on the lowest volume. I fear the air-conditioning unit in my room being on practically all summer could be the culprit.

      Wish me luck on a possible recovery, this is truly something that nobody should go through and I hope everyone here finds relief. It feels very unfair that something like this that leaves such an impact on peoples lives seems ignored.
       
    2. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Absolutely wish you much luck and success in this fight with T. Hard to believe a window mounted AC unit can be bad enough to cause this, unless the fan motor inside had issues or the fan itself was hitting inside somewhere to increase the noise.

      There could be literally hand fulls of possible triggers for your ringing. See your doctor, get a good check-up, also ask to see an Ear Nose Throat specialist etc. Even people who grind teeth during sleep have been known to develop tinnitus. You really need to think long and hard about every possible cause and tell your doc about everything. They may even send you in for an MRI if it gets worse to see if there may be some growth near that nerve. I went thru everything and as many tests as you might imagine.

      Weird how both you and your mother seemed to get it at the same time. Think of places and things that you have done with your mother for the few months leading up to getting this issue. Never know what you might find!!

      All in all, your doctor can only help you if you disclose everything and offer suggestions to him/her. Once you get a better understanding on all the triggers and what might really have triggered yours, you can take better control of these trigger areas. If you end up with tinnitus bad enough, really all your doctors can do is help with the other issues associated with it for the time being. Issues like sleep, anxiety, depression, painful ears etc. Then comes another tricky part. Gotta use your own smarts on what meds you take and for how long. Many can be habit forming.

      We all wish you only the greatest success in getting rid of the ringing. Sure hope you keep us posted along the way and always feel free to ask any questions in any thread!!

      Mike
       
    3. ThreeS
      Frustrated

      ThreeS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety Attack
      thank you for your kind words. I believe its stress-related since I was in a really dark place when it happened. I'm going to take the best advice and just not do anything about it, try not to think about it. Hopefully it'll go away like last time, which could have been stress related as well. It seems quieter now that I'm ignoring it, just hoping that'll go away like last time.
       
      Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
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    4. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Hoping you can get rid of it totally. Best wishes!!
       
    5. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uknown
      Hi ThreeS,

      Perhaps you pinched a nerve in your neck? Or you were in an environment where you heard a very loud noise for a brief time. For example, a firetruck roared by with horns blaring or you were at a mechanic's garage, where it can get very noisy?


      Hope it goes away for you! Let us know!
       
    6. ThreeS
      Frustrated

      ThreeS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety Attack
      Who would be able to check whether I pinched a nerve in my neck? The sound has subdued but still present, I was able to get sleep this night. I can't remember the last time I was briefly exposed to a really loud noise. I'm the sort of person who prefers a quiet environment, so I don't expose myself to them when I can.

      Thinking back, I definitely got this on Sunday night, I was under an extreme amount of stress. I didn't even have my AC on or was exposed to any loud noises.
       

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