Tinnitus Worsens with Cold Weather

Discussion in 'Support' started by SallyW, Jan 7, 2016.

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    1. SallyW

      SallyW Member

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      I'm new to this forum but I've had tinnitus for many years and have seen several doctors about it. I was diagnosed with Meneire's but I don't really think I have that disease because I've only had two vertigo episodes in the last 15 years. However, I do follow a gluten/dairy free diet, which I think cured part of my problem. I currently take no drugs. My question is does tinnitus that worsens when the weather is cold point to a particular diagnosis/cause? The tinnitus is unilateral in my right ear.

      Thank you for your help!
    2. glynis-harbron

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Sallyw ,
      A warm welcome to the forums.
      Cold weather can spike tinnitus but don't think It can cause it with out another cause....lots of love glynis
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    3. Charron

      Charron Member Benefactor

      Kent uk
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      I agree with Glynis, my T felt manageable last week after 3 weeks of meltdown, then Sunday I went on a 10 mile hike and the weather was windy and rainy all day, after 6 hours I came home soaked, well I'm not sleeping well as only a month in but Monday my T was louder, it's levelled off now but next time I'll take my ear plugs to see if it helps x
    4. Andersson

      Andersson Member

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      We all react different in different weather.
      My mother with fibromyalgi hates the cold, her pain is much higher in the winter months then the rest of the year.

      My T gets slightly worse when I been outside in the cold, probably because I already have problems with stiff neck/posture and the cold makes me tense up a lot.
    5. SallyW

      SallyW Member

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      Thanks for all you comments. I know cold weather doesn't cause my tinnitus but I was wondering if a spike in T during cold weather could point to a particular cause and/or remedy.
    6. MichelleWFl

      MichelleWFl Member

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      I would say it definitely could be related as my ear issues started in the winter and really spike as soon as cold weather hits. My doctor has suggested seasonal allergies so am currently trying Zyrtec to see if there is any improvement or lessening of symptoms and whine.
    7. Sailboardman

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Hot, warm, cold, rain, snow, hail, high pressure, low pressure, clouds, sun, full moon, no moon, sunspots, volcanoes, tsunamis, cyclones, earthquakes, mudslides, hurricanes, eclipses and all other natural phenomenon, makes no difference to T. It does what it wants, when it wants.
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