Tinnitus and Acute Stage Treatment

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    1. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Hi
      I believe my tinnitus is still in acute stage..roughly in about 1-2months.. one ear especially loud during the night times..
      My ent gave me medications to increase the blood flow ...
      Gingko Biloba 60 Mg+Piracetam 800 Mg+Vinpocetine 5 tablet
      I started to notice the buzzing in the ear only about 2 weeks ago...
      Please any advice is most welcome. ...
       
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    2. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Ask you doctor about taking magnesium too.... At bedtime.
       
    3. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Vinpocetine and Gingko are good. Very good to take Gingko in the early stages. How did you get t ?
       
    4. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      I am not exactly sure cause I had mix of symptoms. .
      And a recent heart attack survivor. ..
      Its been two months.. I been noticing the Buzzing in my hear about two weeks now. ..
       
    5. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      It is rather a loud hizzzzing than tonal...
      As far as heart disease I am cleared of any issues. ..
      Even stopped taking aspirin for a week now.. after that sensitivity to some noise reduced but still have the hizzzzing in my right ear
       
    6. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      I see....your t is still in the very early stages and hopefully it will go away, just take very good care of your ears, stay away from loud noises, and eat very healthy, avoid soda, caffeine, salt etc.
       
    7. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yes avoid aspirin.
       
    8. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      I am so hopeing for it to go away....
      Cause its getting stressful....
      I walked away from death with little or no damage now stuck with this..
       
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    9. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      I know the feeling :(
      Remain hopeful. Wish you all the best.
      Keep us updated.
       
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    10. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Stay away from aspirin, it is ototoxic which means it damages the hearing. Try to see if you can join an am101 trial near you, I don`t know if they do them in canada. Auris medical is performing these trials for people under the 3 month acute stage mark so you fit right in. They look for poeple with hearing loss from sound trauma or medicins so tell them about the aspirin if they ask you. We all know what is like to have T, atleast it seems we are coming a bit closer to a `cure` or relief in the next decade to say it safely. Best of luck!

      It might aswell pass, there is no rule that it stays, every case is diffrent so hang in there.

      Edit: you are in singapore. sorry misread your location, don`t know if they have am101 in Singapore.
       
    11. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      I had no choice but to take aspirin as I had heart attack caused by blood clots...
      I was advised to take aspirin daily indefinitely. ..to avoid another attack. ..
      I came to my home in india after two weeks of my heart attack. ..so in india now on long leave from job..
      If its not for this tinnitus I would be happy and back to my old self...

      I am least worried about another attack now. ..I stopped taking plavix
      Statin ppi aspirin. .. (done all test for heart and blood .. I am healther than i was 6 months ago..)
      This buzzing is driving me crazy esp at night and when I wake up in the morning.. morning its very clear its my right ear which is screaming. And it subsides slowly to bearable level.. ..my ent says its nervous system weakness. ...
      He is the one who nurtured me back to stable form when I had sinusitis and panic attacks after one month heartattack. .. . ...
      I suspect ototoxicity or my reduced congicative behavior during past two months. ...
      Honestly I could not even see straight. .. everything around me was jumpy. . Barley abled to see a computer monitor for more than 5 mins..had sensitivity to light. . Loud sound. . Oddly it was my left ear that was sensitive.. but now the noise is from right ear..
      But now I am cycling/jogging upto 5-8 km in 25mins and riding my old motor bike. . Seeing clearly. .crowded places does not scare me. ..Going out into crowded and noisy place makes me forget the buzzing in my head. ..
      Ent doctor gave me 15 days worth of
      Piracetam + Ginkgo biloba + Vinpocetine tables and xanax .5mg . .
      ( trying to replace xanax with pure clam for sleeping)

      Will wait for a week or so to find someone specialized in tinnitus .
      I am also looking into hboc and tinnex...and acupuncture. .its been so hard..

       
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    12. Sorry to hear you are suffering so much, the ears can cause so much misery. I hope it improves for you.
       
    13. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Had my 3rd acupuncture session today. .
      I spoke to the acupuncture doctor he said I am young and ur symptoms are very weak... dont need to worry u will be cured.. I would not touch u if thought I can't help u..

      Today I woke up 4 in morning the noise was bit loud. . I took half of .25mg xanax I.e., 0.125mg of xanax when I woke up the T was very faint..
      Not sure xanax is helping..
      Yday night I took .25 mg xanax at around 8:40 before dinner..

      Oddly enough when I go out the hizzing dissappears... maybe my anxiety is making the hizzing loud ??
       
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    14. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yes stress and anxiety does make the t louder. After a very long flight my t spiked quite
      A bit. I bought a iPod and filled it with this sound :
      Tinnitus sound therapy 6 Hours


      And when the t us very bothersome I listen to it low volume only, at nights I keep
      The water sound on all night on my laptop.
       
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    15. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      i think i found the reason for my T .. one of the prescription drug i used had Aceclofenac in combination with paracetamol ... and i was already taking aspirin.... both aspirin and aceclofenac aggravated my ears i think ... hopefully it will reverse soon.... i am soooooo frustrated right now ...
       
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    16. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yes if aspirin is the cause t will be gone in a month's time
       
    17. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Does steroids help to accelerate the process ??
      I am pretty sure its caused by medication. . Not loud noise or turama.. its driving me crazy
      ..
       
    18. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      It was so loud when I woke up today.. and staying loud now...
      I am going crazy over this...
       
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    19. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      First, your tinnitus is new. There is a good chance it will go away so don't freak out. Please. It will only make your noise louder. Your best chance for recovery is to try to minimize your noise--to reduce its impact on your brain. And also keep soft background noises on 24/7 to distract you as your ear tries to heal.

      Second, tinnitus is often louder when you awake in the middle of the night or when you first get up. That doesn't mean anything. In fact, as long as you aren't taking aspirin or another ototoxic medication, you tinnitus may fluctuate quite a bit for no known reason. There's nothing you can do about this except to mask the noise. I had background noise on 24/7 for many months after I initially got tinnitus. I still keep something on 24/7. And, when I sleep, I found some water sounds that blend in with my tinnitus so it is less noticeable.

      Third, are you able to meditate? There are YouTube videos on mindfulness, for example, that might help. But it does take time and practice before meditation helps. You might also ask the physician and the psychologists on this board to discuss strategies you can use to help you cope. You can also look up coping strategies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) on this board.

      Fourth, I don't believe anyone will give you steroids one-to-two months after you develop tinnitus. By this time, there is not much the steroids can do. They are used in the acute phase only, and most doctors won't give them after a few weeks.

      Finally, do tell you doctor about not getting enough sleep. I think sleep is one of the most important factors in recovery. When tired, you become stressed and your tinnitus is louder. This is true for everyone!

      Good luck and keep us posted! I know you'll get better. Everyone does. But it takes time and developing good coping strategies to relax you and help you cope.:)
       
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    20. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      @jazz thank u for ur kind words..
      Its just not been easy for me.. I just turned 30 this feb.. had a good life and carrier going on.. one good day I was lifting weights close to 300 pounds 3-4 times and that day night ended in icu.. only next day the doctor told me I had heart attack. .
      But lucky I virtually had no damage. .
      But my symptoms kept changing now ended up with this.. making my already stressful life even more..

      I went to another ent this one supposed to my aunty (I never knew I had one who is an ent doctor.. big family long chain of relatives )..

      She said its probably just etd.. ur nasal pathways are swollen and ear drums looks clean and good..
      I guarantee u will be ok in 6 weeks. .
      There are worst things in life u just have to "learn to live with it.."
      I was like wht the fish did I hear. . "Learn to live with it."
      Literally begged her to do all the tests.. she have me drops to clear the nose block and some antibiotics
      ....
      I hope she is right. ... its just my eustachian tube.. 3 more days go visit her again..
       
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    21. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Btw my symptoms for tinnitus is only 2-3 weeks .. I checked my prescription and related medication..
      Tried to recall all the symptoms and my reactions based.. When I told my friends about it.. some where around 22nd last month..
       
    22. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Going for audiometry test to see if I have any hearing loss..
      Doc used tuning fork and wrote..
      Tuning fork arb test mildly reduced. . Weber and Reine test ok...
      Now I feel my left hear also starting to buzzzzzzz
      :cry:
       
    23. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Aww sorry to hear that :(
       
    24. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      I have mild air conduction earing loss at 8000k 30db..
      Again saying probably just mucus dried and stuck inside..
      Sent my blood for allergic test.. have to wait 4 days for result..
      Can anyone explain my audiogram results. ..
      Changed my medication to make mucus thin and asked me to steam..
       
    25. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      The xray showed sinusitis is back and doctor gave me Flonase nasal spray.. this might help your T...

      My audiogram results are attached can someone tell me how bad or good it is...
      20140511_181846.jpg
       
    26. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
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    27. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
    28. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      it's more than possible it might disappear :)
       
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    29. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      I hope so too..
      I dont want to live with a buzzing in my ear for rest of my life its so depressing. ..
      Least now I have little hope it may go away in few weeks of time. . At least that is what the doctor said..
       
    30. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      i am antibiotics again and doctor gave me a shot of b12 ...
      whole bunch of new medications....
      my T seems to be have quite down a bit hard ear it with fan running at time.. and at times i can hear it.. kinda fluctuating.. but sure do feel in the morning...

      probably next week i will go to special hearing aid center to do complete evaluations.... atleast if i know the exact reason of why T is caused i can work towards that direction.....
      nerve damage or cochlea or hair cell damage....
       
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