Tinnitus, Ear Pressure, Muffled Ear, Dizziness, Vertigo — I Can't Carry on Like This

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rachael Robins, Mar 11, 2022.

    1. Rachael Robins

      Rachael Robins Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Jaw
      It’s been almost 1 year since my tinnitus started and I am still struggling massively.

      I don’t know what caused my tinnitus, possibly damage to my ear or a vascular problem.

      It’s incredibly loud and changes every day. I can’t go a single second without thinking about it and I can’t believe that after a year I am still so depressed by it. I mourn my old life very badly.

      I also have unbearable ear pressure, a muffled ear feeling sometimes, dizziness, and mild vertigo at times. I can only sleep with my bad ear in the air, otherwise the pressure builds really badly.

      Anyway, I’m looking for some words of encouragement as I feel I can’t carry on like this. I just can’t handle it any more. I’m so sad and uncomfortable, all the time.
       
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    2. SB1981

      SB1981 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multifactorial
      It took a year and a half for me to see any improvement. It then took another 6-8 months for most things to get a lot better. There is hope for improvement. I had all the same symptoms other than vertigo you mentioned and more. I did have mild unsteadiness. Got vertigo later, but ended up being related to BPPV.
       
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    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I am sorry to know you are going through so much difficulty @Rachel1971 having endured this for a year without any relief.

      Have you been seen at ENT and had tests and, if so, what have you been told? The reason I ask is because something usually causes tinnitus. The ear pressure, muffled feeling with dizziness and vertigo that you mention, could be linked to an underlying medical problem within your auditory system, which is something an ENT doctor should be able to diagnose the cause.

      All the best,
      Michael
       
    4. Exit

      Exit Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      You’re not alone.

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      Rachael Robins

      Rachael Robins Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Jaw
      Thanks guys, it’s been tough. I’m pretty sure most of my problems are caused by my upper neck. I have a C1 misalignment on my left side and severe neck tension of my left SCM muscle. A physical therapist is working on relaxing my neck muscles with laser therapy and trigger point therapy. I was seeing an upper cervical chiropractor right before it made my symptoms 10x worse. The pressure and the tinnitus are definitely the worst symptoms that I have.
       
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    6. blamingeverything

      blamingeverything Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      I don’t know if it will help you but Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxer, helps quell my tinnitus symptoms.
       
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