Woke Up in the Middle of the Night to SSHL: I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me

Discussion in 'Support' started by Michael B, Jul 5, 2020.

    1. Michael B
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      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      I woke up in the middle of the night to excruciating loud tinnitus & hearing loss. My initial reaction was to panic because I suffer from severe tinnitus and this only made it worse.

      Much worse. I emailed my primary care physician and my audiologist but having read about it on this website, I knew what I needed to do, see a doctor right away.

      The doctor at Urgent Care prescribed me Prednisone which I started taking within 12 hours of onset. It's because of Tinnitus Talk that I knew what needed to be done.

      Let's just hope it works.
       
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    2. astaff14

      astaff14 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earwax/Botched Irrigation/Noise Trauma
      I’ll be thinking of you and hoping you can get some relief.
       
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    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I hope it helps you! What’s the dosage you’re on?
       
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    4. Christiaan
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      Christiaan Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      The Hague, the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bloody headphones in 2016,worsened in 2020
      It's terrible to hear. Hope all goes well after taking some prednisone!
       
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    5. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I hope prednisone works for you and your hearing comes back to baseline soon
       
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    6. dipp
      Moonlighting

      dipp Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Maybe stress and acoustic trauma
      I hope everything goes well for you.
       
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      Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Thank you! Whether it was the Prednisone or nature taking its course, I'm much better. I want to say that I learned something, but honestly I didn't do anything to cause it, it just happened on its own which concerns me.
       
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      Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Hello Valeri,
      The doctor prescribed me Prednisone 20mg. I take 3 tabs daily for 7 days, then 2 tabs daily for 3 days, then 1 tab daily for 3 days.
       
    9. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I'm glad you feel much better now.

      By the way, how did you know it was sudden hearing loss? Did you get an audiometric test?
       
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      Michael B
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      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Juan, I couldn't hear any higher frequencies out of my left ear.
       
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      Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Thank you, I seem to be better while I continue to take the steroid. I know I shouldn't think this, but I now worry what happened once could happen again. I've never been like this but my years of tinnitus has taught me to expect the unexpected.
       
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      Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Thank you my friend.
       
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      Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Thank you, it seems I'll be on this for some time.
       
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    14. DebInAustralia
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      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      I'd get on nicotinamide riboside too.

      If autoimmune, consider low dose naltrexone.
       
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    15. Eloy Resendez Jr
      Balanced

      Eloy Resendez Jr Member

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Minor hearing loss (twice)
      @Michael B, just a thought but my autoimmune appears to be virus related. Viruses can attack your hearing remain dormant in your body for years and reactivate. At least that’s what appears to be my case.
       
    16. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started with a cold, possibly worsened by medication/noise
      May I ask how you found out? What type of specialist found this out and what tests are needed? Are there any therapies? Thanks
       
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    17. Eloy Resendez Jr
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      Eloy Resendez Jr Member

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Minor hearing loss (twice)
      Hello Chinmoku,

      Believe it or not it was my ENT. It is a specific blood test in which they look for autoimmune deficiencies. Kind of a bummer because out of all the people with hearing loss only 1% is due to an autoimmune deficiency. Certain viruses can mask themselves in your body. Sometimes they attack the body and go from one ear to the other, but sometimes they attack one ear and then they remain in your body until for whatever reason they reactivate. Hope this helps.
       
    18. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started with a cold, possibly worsened by medication/noise
      Thanks. I had a positive otoblot test but no other sign of autoimmune or dormant virus except possibly worsening tinnitus. They said my hearing was stable so they excluded autoimmune. May I ask:

      1. What blood test specifically you did? Also,
      2. Did they test for virus presence? And,
      3. Where is your ENT based? Finally,
      4. Is there any therapy / medication in these cases?

      Thanks.
      PS. Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss privately.
       
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    19. Eloy Resendez Jr
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      Eloy Resendez Jr Member

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Minor hearing loss (twice)

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