Tinnitus Spike Possibly Due to Colds, Rhinitis

Discussion in 'Support' started by AlbertJ, Feb 5, 2020.

    1. AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Hello Fellow Warriors,

      I am 14 months into tinnitus that has been settling between 1 and 3 out of 10, in terms of severity for the past several months.

      Lately, I contacted a cold, congestion, and minor cough. I also think I have some rhinitis. For about a week now, my tinnitus has ramped up to 5 and 7. My left ear, which is usually silent, has been acting up but weirdly, my right ear, which used to have a loud high-pitched tone, has become nearly silent.

      This is a bit driving me nuts as I do not usually hear tinnitus over television. The past few days, I have been waking up to a ramped-up tinnitus that even on a semi-loud television I hear it.

      Any thoughts on this particular type of spike?

      Thanks in advance.

      Best regards,
      Albert
       
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    2. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Your body is fighting a cold and this can put stress on it. It's not that uncommon, for your tinnitus to spike. Hopefully things get better when your cold is gone.
       
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    3. Michael B
      Supportive

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Southern CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds
      I'm dealing with a bad cold right now. My tinnitus hasn't changed in general, but I was awoken to the loudest spike I think I've ever experienced last night. Ugh.
       
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      AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Thanks @fishbone.
      It is like I am back to the first few months into T and it really sucks.
      I hope this will resolve soon.


      Best regards,
      Albert
       
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      AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      I think colds can really affect tinnitus in one way or another.
      Last Saturday, I took a cold bath and got a ringing after.
      Hopefully our T will find a new lower baseline.

      Best regards,
      Albert
       
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    6. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      The biggest lesson I have learned from tinnitus is PATIENCE. Keep taking those baby steps each day and keep pushing forward.
       
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      AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media

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