Tell Me to Harden Up!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Amelia, Jan 15, 2015.

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    1. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I need some tough love - so no negative Nancy's please ;)

      I need a general anestetic. I've already cancelled the procedure once because I got cold feet, but I do need to rebook it. It's relatively minor and isn't anywhere near my ears (it's a small bowel biopsy). Will take about 10-20 minutes all up.

      I've spoken to the anaesthetic team who don't think it should upset my T, even Dr Nagler said the drugs they are using shouldn't make a difference but I'm still petrified!!!

      I need to harden up right? Just do it and get it over with? While I'm 99.9% my results will come back fine, it's better to just do it isn't it?
       
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    2. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      I've not heard of anyone whose tinnitus was increased by an anesthetic! :) From the experiences on TT, I believe the tinnitus either stays the same or lowers temporarily.

      So you should be fine!! :)
       
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    3. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I've had locals since and it dulled my T a little, so fingers crossed it has the same effect!
       
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    4. Mike82
      Wishful

      Mike82 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Harden up, Amelia! ;)

      The tenfold increase in tinnitus volume I've experienced over the past month seemed to have come from out of nowhere. Was it stress? Was it from taking Aspirin? Was is from the squealing of my AM/FM radio through earphones for a minute or two at work? I have absolutely no idea.

      But my attitude is this. If I can't tell what caused it, then I can't tell what might have a positive impact on it either. Will a general anaesthetic make your tinnitus worse? I would doubt it. But who is to say it might not make it better?!

      One can only hope!
       
    5. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Good luck, hope it all goes well.
       
    6. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Amelia,

      I think you should just go for it. I haven't heard of general anesthesia making tinnitus worse, either. In fact, from the anesthesia I've had since my tinnitus started, it actually made mine a little bit better for awhile. I think you'll be fine, and I wish you a successful procedure!!
       
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    7. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Harden the F##@ up girl!

      Hope that's tough enough love for you! :LOL:

      Hope all go's well.
       
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    8. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      G'day Amelia, assuming this biopsy is rather important to assess you overall health, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. Just do it and get over with. You'll be fine luv!
       
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    9. Valery

      Valery Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/01/1990
      I realize we are all different biologically, but I've had tinnitus for over 20 yrs now and have gone under general anesthesia many times in those years. Didn't hurt and it didn't help. Tinnitus remained the same. I agree with sailboardman that you need to take care of your general health and get done what needs to be done.
       
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    10. HThom4
      Not amused

      HThom4 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Best of luck to you! I think it's important to have the procedure. You will have one less thing to worry about.

      I have a surgery scheduled Friday. I'm hoping that maybe I'll experience a short relief from my tinnitus since others have mentioned that happening after anesthesia.

      Be strong!
       
    11. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Amelia
      I just had surgery on my ankle (7 Jan 15) and I talked with the anesthesiologist about it too; they said not to worry and they were right (didn't do a darn thing to my T -- good or bad). If it did anything at all, my T was lower afterwards (but really, it didn't do much of anything).

      Mark
       
    12. conbsgc

      conbsgc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      october
      with all the respect yes, you need to toughen up, you're being a bit of a drama queen.... anesthetics have nothing to do with your tinnitus

      its like being scared of going to the dentist because you have knee pain!!
       
    13. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      You guys are fantastic!!! Thank you @jazz, @Mike82, @Leah, @Karen, @RichL, @Sailboardman, @Valery, @HThom4, @Mark McDill & @conbsgc

      I'm booked in, and feeling more positive about it now. My husband is a little bit amused that I'll listen to strangers advice on here above his, but I really value the advice I receive on here. My procedure isn't for another few weeks but I'll update how I go :)
       
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    14. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Amelia you will be perfectly fine and after the procedure you will come back here an tell us that very same thing!
       
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    15. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Just a quick update ... I go in for this procedure in 3 days! and I've re-read this thread about a bazillion times trying lol calm myself, but I'm sure my ears are louder out of worry!

      I'm resisting the urge to google "T increase + general anestetic" haha

      Will pop back in and update once it's all done
       
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    16. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I'm sure you will be fine.

      Thinking of you.:)
       
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    17. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Amelia, good luck and prayers will sent from Florida to the "World Down Under". keep us apprised of your results.
       
    18. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Good luck, try and calm down a bit. The stress alone can cause the increase.
      You will be just fine, you can do this.
       
    19. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      UPDATE - had the procedure yesterday. The good news is that there were no signs of anything nasty in my insides so I'm super happy that I had the procedure, it's a big weight off my mind.

      My T has seemed to fluctuate since tho, it was definitely louder, higher pitched and last night a generator type buzzing started up, although that seemed to have gone this morning - and fingers crossed it's not coming back.

      This morning it's louder - but having said that, I was only allowed clear liquids for 2 days, then wasn't able to drink anything for 6 hours prior to the procedure, so I was pretty dehydrated and stressed and I'm thinking all those external factors have contributed.

      I'll pop back in this thread tomorrow to report back again :)
       
    20. Teri
      Artistic

      Teri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2014
      When you feeling better, hydrated, well rested and stress is lower.....You T will be much lower as well I am sure.

      Hugs
       
    21. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Glad you had good results,
      Hope it calms down for you!
       

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