Discussion in 'Support' started by Ozzy, Nov 1, 2013.
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Nice! I like this thread.
This is a similar thread, please also answer the poll here: Did You Experience Any of These Conditions Before You Noticed Tinnitus? | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
I had a long term stress
I think thi has kind of been discussed before but I like the poll!
So mine is: barotrauma from transatlantic airplane flight. But I previously ad a sinus infection that I don't think had resolved although I really didn't have symptoms at that time. And I had been going through incredible workplace stress for two years. I think in a lot of cases, there are multiple underlying causes for T and then something (like my flight) pulls the trigger. I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually realize there are various forms of tinnitus, just as there are fr Alzheimers
i think TMJ. pushing down on my jaw with my hands makes the pressure in my ears go away. my face is numb around the jaw, ever since i had braces and 4 teeth pulled i think this is why. my dentist said i dont have TMJ. so i dont know what to do
I can only guess. I don't know what the cause is. I've hit my head a few times when I was a child plus I've got some TMJ issues so who knows. I don't really remember when I first started noticing it either. But as far as I can remember I haven't had exposure to loud noise for years at a time. I did work for about 3 mos in a General Motors factory but wore hearing protection. I do clench my teeth sometimes when I sleep, also. Oh yeah, I've had a lot of stress at times in my life. Shoot it could be anything.
The ENT consultant said I have cochlear hydrops, which seems to be linked to Mennieres. I have some low pitch hearing loss and constant tinnitus, which is like a low hum. The good thing is that I don't yet have the other mennieres symptoms of dizziness and nausea. I don't have a feeling of blocked ears either. I think I've had low grade tinnitus for a long time but thought it was just the sound of living in a city. The tinnitus I have now started suddenly and I've been like this for nearly a year. It's OK though. The tinnitus, though constant, is always the same and I have learnt to put up with it mostly.
Just wanted to know if you could share what you think caused your t ? Just one word if you like ....
Mine , stress, depression,excessive mastubation triggered .
mine is noise induced
NOISE, and possibly the horrible flu 3 days after that might have ruined the chances of recovery... this was also during exams so maybe stress too
Prolonged stress + champion mental gymnast = Grinding/clenching of teeth x 10 = TMJD
And then it loops.
It is a mess.
mine came from stupidity
I was thinking we already had a thread on this, but maybe it has been addressed piecemeal under other threads... Markku will merge them, I assume, if that's the case.
Anyway: Mine was caused by barometric pressure trauma and eustachian tube dysfunction on a transatlantic flight.
I flew with an undetected sinus infection.
But I believe three years of intense workplace stress, coupled with some anxiety issues I was not aware of, probably laid the groundwork. The barotrauma was the trigger.
The more I read, the more I am convinced in many cases, one thing alone does not cause tinnitus.
Ear infection, probably a little noise, and stress.
Prolonged fire alarm exposure
Acustic trauma - noise induced T.
.357 Magnum gunshot in an enclosed space.
Nintendo DS charger with a squealing capacitor and a vacuum cleaner.
Worsened considerably with a single Vicodin 2 years later.
Believe it or not..... absolutely no clue!! No trauma, no loud noises, no medication issues, no ear infections or ear problems. Maybe a little stress, but come on, who doesn't have a little stress! I am an anomaly!!!
Mine was brought on by too rapid a taper off a high dose of Xanax.
(4mg per day taken for 3.5 years tapered to 0mg in 1 month)
Originally, noise-induced. Then, 25 years later, made worse by a blood pressure drug.
Hey Karen, what blood pressure med were/are you on??
Yipes that is one bad taper. Did a doctor recommend that?? Anyway, sympathies from someone on Xanax now, but a very low dose.
Fireworks, concert and two hours of clubbing (the latter made it really loud)
Mine might have been caused by a combination of things, stress, anxiety & panic disorders, hearing loss, and perhaps barometric pressure. Within the month before the start of my tinnitus, I was a bit stressful about the family finance, I was trying to fix a malfunctioning smoke alarm without ear plugs, and I just came back from a flight.
no actually there are many people who don't really know a cause and just woke up one day with Tinnitus! You are not an anomaly!
Caused by masturbation? I think I would have had tinnitus years ago if that was possible.
Join the club.
I'm surprised by all the people who think stress played a role in them developing tinnitus. I know tmj can cause it but I didn't think stress alone could.
Some induced hearing loss due to age/listening to music. Ear infection, Ear perforation after ear syringing.