Very scared :(

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    1. Nina83

      Nina83 Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2000, new outbreak in 07/2013
      Hi all, sorry for bothering you again! :oops:

      My first Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy session has scared of me. I was feeling very positive about the treatment, but as you might have read in my other post, my T has been incredibly high since. I have new sounds now too. :(

      The things is, my ear drums were slightly retracted and I had a Typanometry (pressure test) done by my ENT specialist and it showed that my right ear drum does not equalise properly. Basically mine looked like Image B on this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tympanometry. According to the website, this could mean anything from fluid in the middle ear, perforation of the tympanic membrane, scarring of the tympanic membrane, or lack of contact between the conduction bones of the middle ear.

      The Hyperbaric Oxygen specialist said I would be fine as long as I didn't feel any pain during the session, which I didn't.

      Now, I am terribly afraid that I might have messed something up big time with this oxygen session, especially if there's a problem in my middle ear. A CT scan didn't reveal anything, but then again, how much can they really see on those? Why is the ringing so much worse after the session?

      I know that this might be a tricky one to answer, but is there anyone who might know what's going on, or who has also had an Typanometry done? Or who experiences similar problems with their ear drums popping etc.? Or (temporary) worsening of T after the Oxygen Therapy or scuba diving?

      I'm so, so scared. Thanks guys, once again.
      :sorry:
       
    2. insane_inspiration
      Inspired

      insane_inspiration Member Benefactor

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      I've no clue about your problem, but I think you should temporarily discontinue the treatment you're undergoing. :(Consult an ENT and find out what exactly is the problem with your ear drums. I'm just advising, I'm not sure what your problem is. I hope you recover soon from it. Good luck! :)
       
    3. Nina83

      Nina83 Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2000, new outbreak in 07/2013
      Many thanks, I have an appointment with a specialist this Friday....
       
    4. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      Mmm, I think I have seen a few people mention that their tinnitus got temporarily worse after a HBOT session but things returned to normal AFAIK, could just be to do with the increased blood flow and what not. So try not to worry too much, I'm sure things will be fine!

      As far as the tympanometry, I'm not too sure. Just had a look at my results (had a few done) and they all list Type A. However I get plenty pops and crackling, especially in my left ear.

      There's a few people on here who have tried HBOT, so I'm sure they'll be able to give you a better idea!

      Hope you feel better!
       
    5. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Hello Nina, sorry to hear that. It's probably just a temporary effect , and hopefully it'll
      Settle down soon. I know easier said than done , but try not to worry too much xox
       
    6. Carlo
      Balanced

      Carlo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Nina, my Tympanometry is type A and I have T. Then, I experienced worsening of T after a trip by plane last month (took 48 hours to lower). Good you see the specialist on friday, he can easily check for fluid in the membrane, perforation, etc.
      In my opinion in the meanwhileyou should not stop the medical therapy you are doing (if I remember well antibiotics and prednisone. Keep update!
      Take care
       
    7. Nina83

      Nina83 Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2000, new outbreak in 07/2013
      Thanks guys (and Sherri!) for your replies! :)
      I'm VERY happy to report that things have calmed down slightly, I'm not quite there yet, but at least it's better than yesterday. Increased bloodflow etc. would make sense!
      The strange thing is that the sounds continue to change, but let's hope that that's a good sign!
      Thanks for the advice Carlo, I'll definitely continue taking the antibiotics and prednisone... (I must admit I did wonder whether to stop after the increase.) :oops:
      I'll keep you posted!
       
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    8. JTP
      No Mood

      JTP Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shit happens
      I had big problems equalizing pressure in my first HBO dive. The operator had to slow down dive. The consequent dives were much easier as I learned proper techniques and drank water continuously. I think changing sounds are good sign.
       
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