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Discussion in 'Support' started by Sarah123, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:51 PM.

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    1. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi guys. I'm really scared. I'm 23 yr old. Starting getting this ringing in my ear 3 days ago it's constantly there all day every day. I went to my doctor and my ears are blocked with wax could this be the problem? Im already dealing with other problem I struggle with and now this :( any advice thanks so much
       
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Sarah123
      A build up of wax can cause tinnitus Sarah. Use olive oil eardrops to help loosen it for around 10 days .2x or 3x daily. Then you can get the ears irrigated or microsuctioned to remove the wax.
      Do you listen to music through headphones or attend clubs or other places where loud music is played?
      Michael
       
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    3. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi Michael, thanks for your reply. I'm currently on a medication. I asked my doc whether the wax build up could be causing it or is it from the medication and she said she wasn't sure. No I don't listen to loud music either. I have started putting oil in today as instructed by my doc. It is so loud and 24/7 it scares me
       
    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Sarah123
      Tinnitus can be frightening in the early stages because the brain isn't used to the noise. Try to use what we call "sound enrichment". That is using preferably a sound machine - you might not have that. So, use relaxing music playing at low level in your room throughout the night until morning. Some people use a clicking clock or fan. You can also download nature sounds to your mobile phone and use that. Try not to use headphones though. Play the sound enrichment slightly lower than the tinnitus; try not to cover-up the tinnitus with the sound, in an attempt to block it out.

      If your tinnitus is caused by the wax it will go once it is cleared. I recently wrote a post titled: Tinnitus, A Personal View. You might find it helpful, the link is below. Try not to worry too much.
      If you need any more help there are plenty people here to ask, and if I'm here I will answer too.
      Best of luck
      Michael
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-a-personal-view.18668/
       
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    5. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you so much! I just have to try and remember this isn't going to hurt me. I will also download some music to listen too. It's my right ear that's affected, also feels like a slight loss of hearing :/
       
    6. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      A build up of wax can cause some loss of hearing. If possible have the music playing by your bedside and remember to keep it slightly lower than the tinnitus. It will take time to get used to but hopefully once the wax is cleared you will be alright.
      Michael
       
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    7. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      The ear just feels heavy aswell if you get what I mean. Thanks again for your help and advice. I will for sure post again next week
       
    8. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      No problem. Give it time and hopefully things will get back to normal.
       
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    9. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      One more thing... How long should it be until the ringing went away after having my ear syringed? If wax was the culprit? How come it affects one ear?
       
    10. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Tinnitus affects everyone differently Sarah. If wax is the cause the tinnitus should soon go after it has been cleared. Sometimes just one ear is affected but not always. Please read the article in the link I sent you. There is a lot of information about tinnitus and what is the most common cause of it which is "loud noise/music"
      Michael
       
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    11. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Ok, thank you
       
    12. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I used to have tinnitus from ear wax (I would have my ears syringed once a year due too wax) interestingly I only started having ear wax issues after contracting chicken pox when I was 21. Once my ears had been cleared the tinnitus would be gone and it was like having brand new ears.
      I wish I could have that feeling again.
       
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    13. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi guys. I've been putting my oil in as instructed and when I do the ringing is still there but I can hardly hear it. Any ideas?
       
    14. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      The oil is softening the wax Sarah and this looks like a good sign if the ringing is being muted because of this. Continue using the oil. I know it's not easy but try and take away your attention from focusing on the ringing. Do things that you would normally do if the ringing wasn't there....
      Michael
       
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      DefNFlaky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Be patient, let your ears heal then it can go away.
       
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    16. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks guys! I'll report back
       
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    17. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I've just read my medication leaflet and it says that tinnitus is a side effect now I don't know whether the wax is causing it or the medication :/
       
    18. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      My blood pressure medicine also says can cause tinnitus Sarah but it hasn't made it any worse. Keep it in mind but try not to worry over it as you'll just make the tinnitus more intrusive. Keep using the oil. Your hearing might sound muffled (dulled) a little in the coming days, but this will be due do the oil loosening the wax build up.
      Michael
       
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    19. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Basically I'm on accutane for my acne that started this year. Just odd how this came on. My ear is giving me a headache I'm sure it is. It feels really blocked :(
       
    20. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Tinnitus can cause headaches, I get them when my tinnitus is very intrusive. The blocked feeling is caused by the oil loosening the wax. A while ago when I had to have my ears irrigated due to wax. I used the oil for 10 days and my ears felt blocked the whole time. It's a little bit of discomfort but you must use the oil, so that when they micro-suction or irrigate your ears the wax comes out easily.
       
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    21. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I don't know what to do now though whether to carry on with the medicine or not. I don't know what's causing this
       
    22. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Have a word with your GP if you're concerned but hopefully it isn't that...
       
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    23. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I don't know how I'd know if it was the medication or just the wax
       
    24. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      If I were in your situation Sarah, I would try not to worry about it and carry on as you are doing. When the wax is cleared, if you still have the tinnitus after a few days then discuss the medication with your GP.
      Michael
       
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    25. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      If it was just from wax build up how come it's in just one ear?
       
    26. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Tinnitus doesn't always affect both ears. One ear probably has more wax build up than the other. You should be putting oil in both ears...
       
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    27. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yeah I'm putting it in both. If it was from the wax how long roughly after I have my ears syringed should the ringing go? Thanks for everything
       
    28. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      I would give it 1 to 2 weeks. If the tinnitus is still there then it might be a good idea to discuss the medication with your GP. Before your tinnitus, did you listen to music through headphones regularly or attend clubs where loud music is played?
       
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    29. Sarah123

      Sarah123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      No I never go anywhere with loud music or listen to music through headphones, it's never loud when I listen too it. I'm worrying now. A dermatologist can only prescribe this acne drug so I'll ask
       
    30. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Best of luck....
       
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