So... the ringing continues to persist.

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mario, Feb 15, 2013.

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    1. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      It's been 10 days now, the ringing continues to persist, my symptoms of a cold have slowly died down a bit, a bit stuffy but nothing to fret about. I don't feel fully healthy, I still feel something there, don't feel my usual self. I have had a doctor check out my ears again for the 3rd time, and he said they're nothing there that they should be suspicious about. So no infections, and presumably nothing in the Euchstrian tubes either, so he said wait another few weeks and if it continues, to come back and they'll refer me to a ENT. He said it could of continued on from the sickness, but I'm just clueless to know what it was, because I don't feel hearing loss either, nothing seems louder or quieter than it is, so I have no idea. Post anything if you wish. - Mario.
       
    2. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      I'd be very unlucky just to have it appear one night aswell, it might the use of headphones... But I doubt it
       
    3. Emma

      Emma Member

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      2012
      If I was you, I would look into getting vitamin b12 injections. I know people that had tinnitus and got the injections and the tinnitus went away in a couple of months. I think others here may suggest hyperbaric oxyegn therapy for you- why not get a consultation? I think you should go to an ENT NOW to get their opinion.
       
    4. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

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      Yorkshire, UK
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      29/06/2012
      Hopi Ear Candles to remove any wax the docs cant see (they arent thorough enough I dont think) along with a sinus drain massage. And do that Eustachian Tube clear technique I sent you. And, I would also want and ENT appointment NOW.
       
    5. Markku
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      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

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      Hmm, I'm not sure if I'd like to advise using ear candles... (who knows though if I could have avoided tinnitus using ear candles, instead of opting for the water syringing...)

      But...

      From what I could find, ear candles don't seem to remove ear wax, but instead they can cause more wax buildup (candle wax going into the ears).

      Something to look at:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14979962
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8849790
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2231549/

      Ear candling appears to be popular and is heavily advertised with claims that could seem scientific to lay people. However, its claimed mechanism of action has not been verified, no positive clinical effect has been reliably recorded, and it is associated with considerable risk. No evidence suggests that ear candling is an effective treatment for any condition. On this basis, we believe it can do more harm than good and we recommend that GPs discourage its use.
       
    6. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      The doctor recommended that I wait at least another week before I see a specialist (ENT). He said it could possibly go, but it's went on for ten days, wouldn't it of went before?
       
    7. Markku
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      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

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      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      You might have hearing loss even though you don't seem to "feel it". You could be having hearing loss at higher frequencies etc...

      It just strikes me very odd that many have suggested you go see an ENT (instead of a regular doctor, who really don't know much about ears) and get a hearing test done, but you seem to be set on waiting it out. Which I think is the wrong way of doing things as there could be some underlying cause that would need treatment done quickly. I wouldn't want you find out weeks or months from now that you could have done something if you had gone to an ENT sooner rather than later.

      That's just my opinion though.

      (Even if the regular doc suggested you wait a week or so, I'd myself still want to see an ENT sooner. I'm stubborn like that.)
       
    8. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      I visit a ENT as soon as, so if I get a hearing test done, and coincidentally it is hearing loss and that is the cause of my current tinnitus, if it isn't, then only God knows.
       
    9. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

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      29/06/2012
      I think you very well may have avoided it Markku :(

      Its an ancient technique very respected in alternative medicine circles.

      Its for each to make their mind up though isnt it?
       
    10. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      Guess how old I am also.... 17....
       
    11. Markku
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      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Yep but probably I wouldn't have got rid of the wax with ear candling....

      Still, I guess it would have been better in the worst case scenario to get even more more wax due to ear candling than being wax-free with tinnitus, oh :( But I really can't continue blaming me anymore. I've done my share of that already...

      I'm usually quite cautious about alternative treatments, and there's just no real evidence of any sorts of ear candling helping remove ear wax. All the PubMed results say otherwise - ear candling seem to cause more harm than good.

      I just wanted to give another opinion on the matter of ear candling here :) If a technique is ancient, it in my humble opinion doesn't automatically mean it works or should be used nowadays, especially when modern studies suggest it's best to avoid ear candling.

      (And yes, everyone can and should make up their own minds, but I'm just offering a different point of view here, which is solely based on current conventional medicine's stance on the matter).

      Happy weekend to everyone, I'm going to go and watch "End of Watch" now, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick, et. al. This has been a good day so far, thank goodness...
       
    12. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      I really don't think I have hearing loss, I haven't took any measures to notice, example, needing to higher the volume louder than usual...
       
    13. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

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      29/06/2012
      There's anecdotal evidence it works!! I'm quite big on anecdotal :)

      Enjoy your film and your weekend :)
       
    14. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
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      29/06/2012
      You wont know until you have a hearing test. I wouldnt have said I had any loss, but I do.
       
    15. Mario
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      Mario Member

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      I will check with ENT. If not, hopefully it will subside, but it's god damn unusual for it to last ten days non stop
       

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