Tinnitus Much Worse During My Period?

Discussion in 'Support' started by worriedd, Apr 27, 2016.

    1. worriedd

      worriedd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/03/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fluid, from a cold. No noise damage or infection.
      Hey, so I'm on my period at the moment and suddenly the pitch of my tinnitus has increased massively and is now screeching. This happened in my last period as well. I have very bad circulation, do you think that could be connected? I'm thinking of getting myself checked for anemia as well. The only time it seems to get better during these times is when I'm lying on my bed, which is quite weird. Praying that it decreases in sound like last time.
       
    2. zombiechick
      Probing

      zombiechick Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication and hearing loss
      I think this is quite normal. The surge in horomones and what not. Mine always picked up in volume but would go down shortly after my period or once my flow decreased.
       
    3. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      For sure. T gets louder when you are more stressed so for me PMS really really really heightens everything. Also hormones as well can make T louder. I have definitely noticed a correlation.
       
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      AUTHOR
      worriedd

      worriedd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/03/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fluid, from a cold. No noise damage or infection.
      Thanks for your replies, was a little worried it might just be me. How many days would you say this usually lasts for? Sorry, its just affecting me quite a lot because my tinnitus has been gradually improving and then bam, a lot louder. Do you think taking some iron supplements could help? Its quite likely I am anaemic.
       
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    5. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      I too am experiencing a big spike during my period. Does it usually do down once it ends or lessens?
       
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      AUTHOR
      worriedd

      worriedd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/03/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fluid, from a cold. No noise damage or infection.
      I found that after my period stops the next morning it will be back to its normal level, I've also found that my tinnitus is being effected by it less and less everytime, so I think maybe its just something that takes a while for the body to get used to
       
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    7. Jamie m
      Loved

      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      since my T, everytime I get my period I get more emotional then I have ever been and it causes a spike. It's so strange and it's always like two or three days before I start
       
    8. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      I'm about to have my period amd my T is spiking so bad that made me really suicidal.
       
    9. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Try waterfalls or anyother water retension medication so get rid of access fluid in your body and ears....lots of love glynis
       
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    10. hartje5
      Wishful

      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      Same here. My T actually started 3 days before I had my periode. I think hormones play a big role.
       
    11. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      Yes I think hormones play a big role.

      I have one other question. Canonize at a restaurant that is about 75 to 80 decibels for 1 and a half hours cause damage? Or just a temporary spike? I'm worried. I wish I had my ear plugs on me. I also took about a 10 minute break to get away from the noise. @glynis do you know what the acceptable noise exposure is and for how long in order to prevent hearing damage? Thanks I advance
       
    12. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Its about 85db but I always go by 80 ...not sure about the times but I'm sure someone will be along to reply ....
      Lots of love glynis
       
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    13. Jamie m
      Loved

      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      I think you will be fine :D I went a restaurant, that was giving me a 75-82 dbs but I took my ear plugs out so I could enjoy the food and I just got a little spike but it went down to baseline. I also work at a retail store that is 65-74 dbs for 8 hours a day and it's fine. I got to Mexican restaurants frequent with my friends and I know it's loud in there but never over 85 and I just don't think about it and eat eat eat. I hope It settles down!!!
       
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      worriedd

      worriedd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/03/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fluid, from a cold. No noise damage or infection.
      I'm 99% sure you'll be fine and its a temporary spike. I get a lot of them, but its important to remember it will go down eventually.
       
    15. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      Thanks @Jamie m and @worriedd. That's good to know Jamie that you don't get spikes at restaurants or from working long hours at your retail job, I'm less worried now hearing that! I think my main concern is because I'm young, I don't want it getting worse. I'm getting married in A few months as well so my stress has been high with all the big life events that will be happening. But thanks!! I hope it settles down too :)
       
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    16. Jamie m
      Loved

      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      @Sparkle92 I'm young too :( 28 how old are you? I'm glad it made you more better knowing you can go to restaurants. I love eating so it would be painful if I couldn't! We will get through this!!
       
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    17. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      @Jamie m I'm 25, 28 is young too. Yes I love eating! I don't want to worry every time I go out. I agree, we will get through this! Maybe there will be better treatments too in our lifetime.
       
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      AUTHOR
      worriedd

      worriedd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/03/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fluid, from a cold. No noise damage or infection.
      My period has started again and so has the screeching, although I have to admit I seem to be dealing better with it, probably because I now know its only temporary. Hopefully this spike will finish quicker as I have exams this week.
       
    19. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006

      I have a question. Have any of you all tried cardio-exercise for a month or are already doing it? I am wondering if over some time that could help a (just a little) with the hormone issues. It might not work but I was curious.
       
    20. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      @JasonP I thought of trying cardio to balance my hormones along with a diet change. I think this would help if I stick with it.

      I'm experiencing a major spike again during my menstrual, some months are better than others but today is very loud screeching. I get scared of being pregnant with this condition, when the time comes I hope it doesn't get worse. Has anyone had preexisting tinnitus and became pregnant?
       
    21. Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I'm male so not much help on this but I would get iron and zinc levels checked if you're finding your T changes during this time; especially zinc. Good luck!
       
    22. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Not a woman so I have no idea if this would help, but have you looked into Evening Primrose Oil? I remember when I was researching some supplements years ago, I read something about that maybe helping women during their periods.
       
    23. Carlyi
      Blah

      Carlyi Member

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      Just went through 4 days of torture. My period spikes my T. through the roof en my neck and jaw hurt even more during that time. So glad it's almost over and going down in volume.
       
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    24. SandraKD
      Fine

      SandraKD Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      O5/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure? stress? ototoxic drugs? who knows..
      On my first period after onset of T i also felt a little increase in T volume, but only the first couple of days, then it settled down. My last period i did not have an increase. I think it is perfectly normal experiencing increase when on a period, it will go down again, hey it sucks but so does being on a period overall :D

      If you think you have bad circulation i would look into taking something for that.
       
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    25. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from viral infection
      This 100 percent. I have always been more emotional then, so it should not have been a surprise to me that my tinnitus spikes then too.

      Oh and a warning for other women: your hormones also fluctuate during ovulation so do not panic if mid-cycle you have what you think is bad tinnitus spike too.
       
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    26. SandraKD
      Fine

      SandraKD Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      O5/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure? stress? ototoxic drugs? who knows..
      @worriedd Taking Magnesium supplement can really help if you have bad circulation, plus some people report a slight reduction in T by taking Magnesium.
       
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    27. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      I'm currently on it and it is much worse, this has been going on for over a year nowso I know there is a direct correlation. I wonder if exercise and a diet change would help to regulate hormones
       
    28. Carlyi
      Blah

      Carlyi Member

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      I take alot of magnesium but it does'nt reduce my T. unfortunatly. I'm already afraid of my next period. I was so suicidal and had a migraine with aura everyday on top of the loud tinnitus and awful neck and jaw pain. I don't wish this stuff on my worst enemy. I will look into evening primrose oil
       
    29. SandraKD
      Fine

      SandraKD Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      O5/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure? stress? ototoxic drugs? who knows..
      I started my period yesterday, and today my ears have been buzzing in the morning and now again this evening....have experienced that before but only when i have been out for several hours in the noisy city. Wonder what causes it?? I absolutely HATE that buzzing/vibrating feeling! :(
       
    30. SandraKD
      Fine

      SandraKD Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      O5/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure? stress? ototoxic drugs? who knows..
      Both H and T are pretty bad today, especially H.

      Hope it is just the hormones or whatever and it will subside when im over my period.
       

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