Tensor Tympani Surgery/Cures?

Discussion in 'Support' started by OPlax, Jul 21, 2016.

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    1. OPlax
      Worried

      OPlax Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/28/98
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born
      I have been diagnosed with Tensor Tympani Surgery 2 weeks ago. It has flared up about 3 to 4 weeks ago, and it's making my life a living hell. Throughout some portions of the day, and most mornings when I wake up, I get a loud, vibrating spasm every 10 to 30 seconds. The spasm muffles my sound and I literally feel it vibrating behind my ear.

      My doctor said I can try a Magnesium dose, and so far I'm on 11 days with it, taking 1000mg every morning, but to no avail. I heard about surgery, but there is barely any information on google about this procedure.

      What is the success rate of the TTS surgery? Will it permanently affect my way of life (can I still go to concerts and loud places)?

      I feel very down and depressed because of this, I even tried lowering my stress/anxiety levels but it still doesn't help me.
       
    2. Saadc

      Saadc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015 january
      Is the vibration triggered by sound or something else?
       
    3. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      OPlax, search the posts by Japongus. he's been working on this for some time. It'll lead you too some threads that may help you learn more.
       
    4. OPlax
      Worried

      OPlax Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/28/98
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born
      The spasms happen at random times and aren't caused by any sounds
       
    5. OPlax
      Worried

      OPlax Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/28/98
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born
      Okay, thank you for your response
       
    6. Mithrandir
      Ape-like

      Mithrandir Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma + NIHL
      @OPlax Have you done the surgery ? I think you can be spasm-free with tenotomy of middle ear muscles.

      Have you got a report ?
       

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