"Spikes"!?!?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Reem, Jun 21, 2016.

tinnitus forum
    1. Reem

      Reem Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      Hi all!
      I've had tinnitus now for a good 4 months.
      I have TMJD, and I've had 2 TMJ specialist along with my PT say my tinnitus is from my TMJD.
      So, this morning around 5am I woke up and it was somewhat blaring in my left ear, which is where I also have a lot of jaw issues/pain.
      It went on for a good couple minutes (i think) and it freaked me out!
      The last time I had a spike, is when I ate beef jerky (yes I know, that's asking for it when you already have TMJD) and my jaw got so stiff, then my right ear spiked for like 10s and went away.
      But this morning my jaw did not really hurt nor did I have a lot of muscle tension. In fact it felt more like I was in a dream because it went away just as fast as it came on.
      The only thing I had done differently yesterday was go to the gym. I worked on the elliptical, but that was like at 10am.
      I feel fortunate that my tinnitus is only heard when there is absolute silence but this mornings spike has me on edge.
      Are spikes common?
      Should I be expecting more in the future?
      It's making me feel anxious right now, I'm having a hard time calming down
       
    2. Heather C

      Heather C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Severe hearing loss
      I wish I could help you more... I think im having a spike now, but im not sure... going on 48 hrs here of what sounds like a car blowing its horn. Im going a little crazy!!! Praying that it stops and goes back to my manageable tones/loudness. Ive read about others having spikes, so yours doesnt sound uncommon from what ive been reading!! Seems anything is possible with T :(
       
    3. Reem

      Reem Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      It's ok! Anything is good for me.
      It hasn't come back, just my normal noise when it's quiet. I did have physical therapy today and I told her (my therapist) about what happened and she assessed me and said I was more tense than usual. She told me not to use my arms when on the elyptical, so I'm guessing I probably stressed my muscles too much.
       

Share This Page

Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Karam
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    65
  2. Ãlex68788998
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    387
  3. Ilija
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    885
  4. SethL
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    500
  5. Leah
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    540
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.