Tinnitus From Low to Loud in a Day

Discussion in 'Support' started by Larry OT, Nov 30, 2014.

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Tinnitus Goes From Quiet Morning to Evening Intensity

  1. Regularly

  2. Only Sometimes

  3. Never, My Tinnitus Is Stable

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    1. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Does anyone's T go from mild to extremely loud in one day on a consistent basis?
      It seems so many have spikes that deviate, but this is making me nuts. For months it goes from reasonable quiet wake to unmaskable intensity by afternoon in a day. Every week, twice a week. Then back to no sound on a day and way back up on the bad days, graduating down on successive day.
      I'm just trying to see if anyone else has this kind of range on a consistant basis.
      It's hard to habituate when I relive the shock of severe tinnitus twice a week.
      Thank you for any answers or suggestions.
       
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    2. Dr. Charlie

      Dr. Charlie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1997
      Larry:

      1. What has your ENT specialist told you is causing your tinnitus?
      2. Do you know if you have EH (Endolymphatic Hydrops?)
      3. What type of hearing loss do you have?
      4. Do you keep a strict food journal that you might relate to your spikes and valleys?

      Dr Charlie
       
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    3. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @Dr. Charlie

      1. They didn't say. I told them that hearing loss and possible medications and possible sinus fullness at onset. I had low tinnitus for 25 years. Then one day I had a low drone sound followed by hi pictch sound. This has happened before but the last time the hi tinnitus stayed. In the past it would go away.

      2. He suspects but can't confirm EH. Not sure why. He said to see a specialist.
      I cut back on salt. So far no additional low drone fullness. no vertigo. No visible fluid in ear.

      3. see attached pic

      4. I eat very healthy. But even when I have some sweets or fatty food or grains, it doesn't change the good day. But some anti anxiety meds sometimes seem to have an effect if taken the night before. My sleep is the biggest factor in my tinnitus. Too much sleep triggers tinnitus on the cycles.

      Thank you for your concern! Any input is appreciated.
       

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    4. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Hi Larry, this T cycle is very common and unpredictable as what the timeline for the cycles will be. for me sometimes it's there for 3 or 4 days straight just blasting, then some what mild for 3 -5 days. Other times it's 10 days of blasting away then followed by 7 days mild days.

      There is no rhyme or reason that I have found, and believe me I scoured the web and any ENT or Dr that would talk to me. A lot of us have this cycling T phenomenon.
       
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    5. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      With me it is the other way around. In the morning when i wake up T is starting to gett louder. But
      in the course of the day it gets lower. Dont know why that is.
       
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    6. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yep, other way around for me , I wake up to screaming T , gets better through the day.
       
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    7. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      @RaZaH may i ask what kind of sound you hear en only one sound or more?
       
    8. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I am not even sure that I "Hear" sounds anymore , its more like a super loud buzz in my head , not really localized to my ears . Almost more of a physical feeling then a sound. Having said that it definitely started as "sounds".
       
    9. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      Do you have hearingloss and did it stay the same as in the beginning of your T?
       
    10. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Yes , I have hearing loss , I feel that my T is everchanging.
       
    11. Mike34

      Mike34 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      I have an undulating hum/vibration/buzz on the right side of my head/ear that I describe exactly like you do. I can hear the hum but it's more of a feeling. The right side of my head feels numb almost. WTF? Where does this come from? Is it part of tinnitus, hyperacusis, or something else?
       
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    12. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Dunno ? im clueless.
       
    13. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      We really seem having the same T.
      High-pitched 16-17 kHz like old CRT TV sound.
      Cuts through everything.
      When really loud, oscillating.
      Also seems louder in the morning.
      But maybe its the perception.
       
    14. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Mine is without any doubt much louder in the morning, takes an hour and half to wear down into baseline.
      For me that is the worst , such an awful way to open your eyes in the morning.
      And yes , super high freq 16-17 khz , sometimes I manage to mask it somewhat but the sensation is still there so there is no escaping it.

      This does help a bit though.
      Cricket sound 8 hours of nature forest sounds...
       
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    15. Mr. Cartman
      Artistic

      Mr. Cartman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      @RaZaH @Mike34 @Telis

      Not sure if you guys have seen this, but you might find this case report interesting :)

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3355043
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Aural pain resulting from acoustic reflex.
      Painton SW1, Shaw MB.
      Author information
      Abstract

      We present an unusual case of physical discomfort, as opposed to objective or subjective tinnitus, caused
      by a unilateral acoustic reflex. The cause of the discomfort was identified audiologically by the use of
      acoustic impedance audiometry. The dull pain that was elicited upon contraction and relaxation of the
      stapedius muscle was eliminated with sectioning of the stapedial tendon. No explanation of the
      mechanism for the pain is suggested at present.
       
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    16. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Thats interesting , although my english skills cannot decipher this "sectioning of the stapedial tendon"
      What on earth does that mean ? :p
       
    17. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Well, then there is the reactive part. This is where I really get lost. When my T is below about a 5/10 I can mask it and it often will receded slightly. If its above 5/10 then it will get louder and compete with the masking sound, so I have to not mask at all. It's always a game of chance. But today the loud oscillating 10k is gone and a very reasonable 5k is here, which is what I had for 25 years before the onslaught of 10k. My low buzz is manageable. Thats my crazy cycle lately, or maybe I'm just crazy. Starting to believe that.

      @Mike34
      get checked for low frequency hearing loss. I had a sudden hearing loss that slowly came back but the low loss remained. It can be Hydrops. Nothing they can do but some diuretic meds (loop versions are bad!) I found that lowering salt intake a lot helps. Drink lots of water.
       
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    18. Mr. Cartman
      Artistic

      Mr. Cartman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Sectioning: The act or process of separating or cutting, especially the surgical cutting or dividing of tissue. :p
       
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    19. Mike34

      Mike34 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      I have some hearing loss in the 3k-4k range but that's it. I have a high frequency tinnitus as well.
       
    20. Mike34

      Mike34 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      I was thinking mine may have something to do with the stapedius or TT. I can feel something spasm when I touch my ear or press the muscle underneath it.
       
    21. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      I can't manage the extremes of this cycle. Today it started mild T had a great morning. Got through the afternoon ok. Not great. T rising. By 5pm it was too much. I reach for pain meds. They help stop the worst of it. Lowers the T and gives me peace. I'm trying not to. It's no answer. How can this be so extreme in a day.
      How do I survive this? I just to want flush all the drugs out of me and find a new day. It's such a manic cycle of extremes. From virtually no tinnitus on one day to unmaskable by the end of next day.
      I was so positive this morning. I feel hijacked.
       
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    22. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Day by day. I think that's the only way I have found that helps me. Is it the Gabapentin that you take which lowers the volume and gives you peace?
      P.S. You're not crazy. And 5k is not puppy either, I have 4k and I F--king loath it with every bone in my body. I'm trying so hard to not give it the time of day.
       
    23. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Hey Soul,
      I think it helps the anxiety. I don't have anxiety attacks like I used to so I suppose it helped that. I should have taken that instead. I just get so weak in spirit. Want to feel less.
      I'm sorry I complain so much here. I try so hard to overcome.
       
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    24. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      This is where it's okay to say how your feeling,all get low times ,you get scared and yes it's terrifying at times to,especially when a new sound enters your world of T ,out of the blue .we all at times need to reflect back to when ours first began ,how we felt .Some over time have learnt to ignore it ,but others have a struggle ,a big struggle ,again were not all the same in how we respond to T .
      We all try to overcome this condition Larry ,easier said than done .tomorrows another day .Hope you wake up tomorrow feeling better than today ,me to ..Hey we got through today ,bitchy as it was but we've done it .
      Glad that your anxiety has dropped away ,that's good .Big hug from me to you .x
       
    25. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Larry
      Mine goes from a little bit in the a.m. to lotta bit by the afternoon; par for the course. If it stayed low all day I wouldn't give it a second thought.

      I'm a cyclic (2 days off, 1 day on) and I know what you mean -- it makes habituation a very difficult. It will start low in the morning (on a day on) and then crank up in the afternoon.

      Mark
       
    26. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Hi Marlene,
      Your such a kind soul. I appreciate your words so much. I wish I had a support at home, perhaps I wouldn't whine so much here, but I feel so alone in this struggle except for the people here who understand.
      I hope the same for you in your struggle that tomorrow is a better day.
       
    27. beemovie

      beemovie Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2013
       
    28. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @Mark McDill
      Yeah, it's nuts. If the end of my bad day wasn't so extreme I could manage much better. Knowing it's coming also makes it so difficult. It's like knowing you'll be in an accident and reliving the pain on a consistent basis.
      I hope your doing ok as possible.
       
    29. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      @Larry OT
      Thanx; I'm doing fine now, it just took me almost a year to habituate.

      Well said, it's like knowing you are going to be in an accident...UGH!

      Mark
       

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