Tinnitus Driving Me Mad

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    1. TRAK

      TRAK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A few months ago, I woke up with a ringing in my ear. Thought it would go away, in a week or two, but it's still with me and seems to be getting worse.

      ENT checked me out and my hearing is perfect. Dentist checked me out and said TMJ seems fine. Nobody can tell me what is causing this.

      I've had new retainers made in the past year after completing Invisalign. I chomp on those things pretty good when I'm sleeping. The dentist recently gave me a night guard that has seemed to shift my bite a little bit. I chomp on that thing to. Wonder if this could be causing the tinnitus.

      Anyone else have a similar experience? I can't think of anything else that would be causing this.
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    2. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @TRAK ,
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
      It could be sinus and allergy related.

      love glynis
    3. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      if your TMJ was fine why are you wearing retrainers?
      (that is a possible cause of tinnitus)

      Do you have a history of noise exposure, loud cars, music, excessive use of headphones?

      Do you also have noise induced pain, or notice things sounding to loud?
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    4. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg. Dose of (Anticholinergic) Drug Promethazine
      That would be my best guess, and that angle sounds like a good starting point.
    5. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum.
      There are many causes, single or combined, which can trigger or aggravate tinnitus including but not limited to drug side-effects from ototoxic drugs, ear wax build-up, ear-wax removal suction, inner ear infection, Eustachian tube disorder or ETD, ear drum injury, fluid build-up in ears feeling pressured or fullness, sinus infection & congestion especially with a bad cold, TMJ, TTTS, autoimmune disorders such as Lyme Disease & Fibromyalgia, high blood pressure or blood circulation problem, anemia, loud noise exposure or acoustic trauma/shock, head injury or TBI, neck injury or muscle problems, hearing loss from aging or other causes, Meniere's Decease, barotrauma from rapid pressure changes in flights or diving, especially with congested nose or sinus causing failure to balance the pressure changes, slapping of the ears, deep grief, untreated sleep apnea, extreme/extended stress, anxiety & panic disorder, depression, sleep deprivation, etc.

      T can also be caused or made worse by unhealthy diet such as too much salt, sugar, caffeine, MSG, alcohol, gluten etc. or by lacking some mineral or vitamin supplements, such as Magnesium, Zinc, B12, D3 etc.

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