Tinnitus Got Worse/Strange

Discussion in 'Support' started by Merkleman, Apr 20, 2016.

    1. Merkleman

      Merkleman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:

      I have a friend who got tinnitus in one ear which I think was initially due to a perforated eardrum but what triggered it was loud music using headphones.

      He could live with it at first but then it started in the other ear. That was bad for him at first but he could live with that too.

      Then he went on holiday and had a hard week on recreational drugs which wasn't good, but now he has been getting brain zaps when lying down and walking and it makes him feel faint. Also things like fans and refrigerators make a whistling noise in his ears.

      What can I recommend him?

      Thank you
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Any medication that works on the brain and drugs can cause tinnitus and brain c
      Zaps but also stress and anxiety.
      My advice would be go see his doctor so he known what's going on and then sound therapy at night.
      You can download free apps to play natural sounds at night but best use free standing units or pillow speakers.
      Time is a great healer but get the doctor on board and talking therapy for support one to one ...lots of love glynis
    3. NineNails

      NineNails Member

      Suicide? IDK but it's hell.

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