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Tinnitus

May 15, 2018 3:57 PM

Who has it? How long? What drugs or things affect it for you? I’ve noticed it since maybe 2012??? But def. since 2014
I have cervical stenosis, l4 nerve root compression, facet hypertrophy n herniated l4/l5 & mood dis. I take trintellix, klonopin (1mg), Vicodin 7.5, levothyroxine 100 mcg, zanaflex prn 3 mg, vyvanse 50 mg,

May 15, 2018 4:20 PM

Also, diagnosed with fibromyalgia but I have underlying conditions but fatigue is awful at times n my pain is chronic

May 16, 2018 3:03 AM

I have it but have had it since I was electrocuted at age twelve. Back then and for years I thought everyone had the noise. It is a bit louder now I think some medications have done that. I have hearing but they do nothing for the tinnitus.

May 16, 2018 9:35 AM

You should visit to an otolaryngologist. If its a recent problem it could be a side effect of medicines that you are taking. I Hope you will reach to the cause soon after couple of tests or just talking about your condition with Doctor.

May 17, 2018 10:20 AM

This could be from medication or from other things like salt or caffeine intake. It can also be a sign of hearing loss. Visit an otolaryngologist (an ent doc) for an evaluation and a hearing test. If you are medically cleared, meaning no medical reason is found for your tinnitus, ask for a referral to a tinnitus treatment clinic. They are the only people that understand the pervasive nature of tinnitus and can provide cognitive behavior therapy, tinnitus maskers, etc.
Full disclosure: I do not have tinnitus but I am an audiologist at an ent clinic and see tinnitus patients every day.

May 19, 2018 1:07 AM

My started in my 50s and go along with chronic migraines. I also have two ruptured cervical discs. My hearing checked out fine. I no use my severity of tinnitus as a early warning of my next migraine.

May 19, 2018 9:21 AM

RobynG, I've had it for 20 years. I've noticed some cold medicines; anything like mucinex-D... The decongestant being the key in a combined meds formula, NyQuil, and Tylenol especially make it worse, louder. I was struck with permanent hearing lots last year due to a viral attack in my left ear during allergies last year. I also have damage to the 8th cranial nerve, which affects hearing, causing vestibular neuronitis. I had no idea on that until I was sent to the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville FL. If you haven't seen a doctor, specialist recently it wouldn't be a bad idea.

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