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Old 08-24-2012, 03:54 AM   #16
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Re: Ringing Ears after an ear infection

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Hi!

Similar to the post below - I've had ringing in my ears for about 2 weeks. Last week I went to the doctor and I was told I have an ear infection...I've been taken tablets and ear drops since and luckily the infection has gone, however, to my disappointment the ringing has not gone and is driving me crazy!!!

I'm a very nervous person anyway, and this is just tipping me over the edge - I spend most of the time worrying that there is something terribly wrong with me even though I've seen 5 doctors in the last week (yes I know, crazy!) who all reassure me that nothing terrible is wrong with me. I also feel a bit heavy headed and the doc said I'm a bit congested..and of course I looked this up on the internet and that could well be because of the ear infection..

I would love for someone to tell me they've had/ have the same and that the ringing will go!

Hi This is me

I know it's a hard time for you as this happend to me exactly a year ago and I had it the ringing in my ear really bad. Over time the congestion and heavy head went that will take around a month to subside and the ringing will also lessen. Unfortunately for me the ringing hasn't left but i have learnt to tune out of it most of the time. Of course there are times it gets to me but i start to do something to occupy my mind or listen to music.

At first I had seen many different doctors like you but in time you will start to feel better. I had it really bad and most of all I am a very anxious and claustrophobic but there is a good chance that your ringing will go. If there is one thing you can do is not focus on it. The best thing is to get on with life and forget the ringing and you will see that you won't notice it as much. The secret it to let go and you will get better.

Good luck

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Old 08-24-2012, 04:32 AM   #17
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Re: Ringing Ears after an ear infection

Hi!

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm so sorry to hear that the ringing hasn't stopped for you. What has the doctor said is the reason? I really hope mine goes away soon, the doctor said it should in a few weeks - I really hope she is right!

Do you think us both having ear ringing could be linked to anxiety? When worrying and browsing hte internet I found a couple of sites that said that tinnitus can be a symptom of anxiety.

Thanks again and take care

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:49 AM   #18
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Hi!

Thank you so much for your reply! I'm so sorry to hear that the ringing hasn't stopped for you. What has the doctor said is the reason? I really hope mine goes away soon, the doctor said it should in a few weeks - I really hope she is right!

Do you think us both having ear ringing could be linked to anxiety? When worrying and browsing hte internet I found a couple of sites that said that tinnitus can be a symptom of anxiety.

Thanks again and take care
Hi This is me

You are welcome, when I read your post I knew I had to reply because I would hate for someone to worry like i did. Think positive go about things as you would and try not to be anxious. Yes DEFINATELY anxiety is part of this. The more you stress the worse the noise is. Try to relax and it will pass.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:08 AM   #19
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Re: Ringing Ears after an ear infection

Hi you two! Thought I would also reply for your sake and the sake of others who will eventually find themselves hunting for a cure. Daniella is right, it DOES lessen and you COULD be lucky and it MIGHT just fade away! Mine has gone down a LOT and I only am bothered by it at night when I lay down to sleep, and when I say bothered, I just mean I hear it. It no longer bothers me. I've accepted it. It's been a Lil over a year for me and I'm okay. you WILL be okay! Mine was awful and in both ears. Sounded like 6 different horns and whistles and car alarms and old tvs in each ear. I wanted to DIE. With family support, I survived.

Good luck, my friends. I'll be thinking about you! Please keep us posted!!

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:16 AM   #20
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Hi PinkJody and Daniella,

I honestly can't say enough how reassuring this is to hear. Today for the first time all week I actually had the motivation to do some useful things around the home - was too worried and stressed before to even think about carrying on with everyday life - for about a week I was convinced that something was seriously wrong with me like an Acoustic Neuroma (benign brain tumour). Silly I know!!

What has caused your ringing PinkJody?

Thank you both again

Ps. Did you also have a heavy/congested head

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:19 PM   #21
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Hi This Is Me

I was happy to hear you were feeling better because you were positive about the situation. IT WILL GET BETTER it just takes time and YOU NEED to be patient and positive.

There is nothing serious wrong with you but did the doctor send you for an MRI and what brought your ringing on? I caught a cold and had an ear infection. It's been 1 year and 1.5 weeks since this happend to me and I am coping with it much better because I have learnt like pinkjody to accept it and focus on life rather than the noise.

It also helps that it has lessened since it first started. Heavy headed and dizziness is all part of this. I read that manganese is good, ask your doctor. I am on a tablet called "serc" again ask your doctor these tablets help with some of the symptoms but your doctor has to assess your condition.

Do keep me posted on your progress but DO NOT STRESS it will die down until then go out enjoy life and do things that make you happy... Life is too short... Take care

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:18 AM   #22
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Hi

My ears started ringing after a really REALLY strange incident where my ear drums filled up with air. There was no fluid, but a LOT of pain and vertigo. My ear doc punctured my drums to release the pressure and ever since, they've been ringing.

As time has gone on, I've learned that I have TMJ, which very well may have caused all the problems to begin with. I am now seeing a neuromuscular dentist who is doing a LOT of work re-aligning my jaw. It was completely out of place from years of pounding on an old injury that probably never really healed properly. (I was hit in the face in college and my mouth never really was the same again.)

Since he has moved my jaw around, my ear pain is GONE, my neck pain is GONE, my back pain is GONE, the ringing has gone down (although, the volume went down a good bit with time PRIOR to seeing him... I think as my stress levels went down ((from taking anxiety meds)), my ears got quieter) THey have, however, only gotten even QUIETER with treatment. (No one can relate unless they've had it, but you truly can get LOWER and LOWER and LOWER without it actually being gone. I feel like I've told my boyfriend 200 times "it's lower now than it was last month..." and it really was! It just keeps getting better.)

Mornings are always lower for me, as well, but there was a time where they weren't... There was a time where I lived in a 24/7 Hell. I couldn't sleep at night. Drank a LOT of wine, cried a LOT and seriously thought about how much I wanted to leave this earth. I am SO SO SOOOOOOOOOOOO far from those thoughts right now. I'm more worried about my cat who keeps peeing on the floor LOL.. I barely think about my ears. You really will be okay.

Some things that helped at night were sound machines - Particularly ones with cricket noises in it. Those kinda cancel out the ringing. Also, old tv's truly are the WORST, as they have an almost unnoticeable hiss to them... People with normal ears aren't bothered by it, but it drives me absolutely insane. I can NOT be in the same room as an old TV. Thankfully I bought a new one 2 years ago and The Golden Girls lull me to sleep every night and wake me every morning.

It's hard, but do NOT focus on "will it go away??" because it might. It might not! If it doesn't, there's nothing you can do except accept it and get used to it and learn to not even notice it. You will do it naturally. Days and nights will seem SO long, but you will prevail!! I PROMISE!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't get caught up in "i'll never be able to do this again... or that again" - DON'T!!!!!! Because, you WILL be able to. You will.

Lots n lots of love... and ear plugs! Protect the sensitive ear at concerts, etc... OK OK! BYE NOW!

Jody

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:25 AM   #23
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Re: Ringing Ears after an ear infection

Thank you both so much again. Ringing seems a bit louder today - most likely because I'm thinking about it too much!

No, I haven't been sent to am ENT specialist - but that's a good thing, right? Means the doctor isn't concerned. I went back to the doctor this morning and she said tinnitus is very common and can mean absolutely nothing is wrong. She checked my hearing - which is fine and said both ears look very healthy - infection has cleared (yay!), and I have no other symptoms and she said come back in a month if I still get the ringing, but she said it's just ''one of those things'' - a bit annoying!! I'd rather she'd have identified something so at least I know what it is.

She said it could be just stress/ anxiety - possible do you think that that could be the sole cause??

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #24
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I've. had the pressure and ringing in my left ear for just under 2 ears now. The ent says all is clear. My hearing was even very good but I am going to go for another one since I had a bursted ear drum I feel my hearing in my left ear is 50% or more reduced. Good luck to you

 
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:51 PM   #25
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Thank you both so much again. Ringing seems a bit louder today - most likely because I'm thinking about it too much!

No, I haven't been sent to am ENT specialist - but that's a good thing, right? Means the doctor isn't concerned. I went back to the doctor this morning and she said tinnitus is very common and can mean absolutely nothing is wrong. She checked my hearing - which is fine and said both ears look very healthy - infection has cleared (yay!), and I have no other symptoms and she said come back in a month if I still get the ringing, but she said it's just ''one of those things'' - a bit annoying!! I'd rather she'd have identified something so at least I know what it is.

She said it could be just stress/ anxiety - possible do you think that that could be the sole cause??
Hi .. i know you almost posted this a year ago don't even know if you are still active but i really need to know if your ears stopped ringing and i really hope you say yes .. i've had my ears ringing for 15 days now got this really bad middle ear infection had swelling inside and also fluid build up so been on antibiotics and other medecine to absorb the liquid .. have switched 4 doctors already n lots of antibiotics but staying on suprax and betahistine right now .. also have an appointment with the ENT tmw so hoping for good response from her .. but i need to know what happend to you since yours ear started ringing after an ear infection too .. and was it also a middle ear infection? hope you can respond..thanks .. or anyone else that has been in similar situation please respond..thanks in advance

 
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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I am so amazed at the wonderful people on this board who came back to reply over a year later that I had to create an account and share my story. First off, thank you so much for everything on her so far.

Mine stared about 4 months ago or so with a weird sick feeling one day in my stomach followed by some chest congestion. Then a day later I got up and my ear was popping. I went to the clinic and she said it was probably just a sinus infection or pressure and prescribed sudafed and nasal spray. I took that and the popping didn't go away but I developed chest pains and heart fluttering so I stopped taking the sudafed immediately. So she then put me on a ear drop antibiotic. Within the first use the popping stopped but the same day a slight ringing started. After 10 days of use it seemed better but the ringing was there. She checked my ears again, told me to let it work for another week then come back. One day while sitting at my desk the ringing was so bad (plus it was new) I had to go back. She checked my ears again and decided I should see an ENT.

So I went to the ENT and he checked me out and said everything looked great. Good news, really, but it didn't help the ringing. I had also started having pain in my neck and when I moved my head the ringing got louder. He was only concerned that the ringing was only in one hear. We had hearing tests done and he told me to come back in a week or so. So I came back. No hearing loss, still ringing, still pain in my neck (felt like a stiff neck). He said I could have an MRI done to check for acoustic neuroma but he said if it were his ears and his money, he would wait. I didn't have any major dizziness or vertigo. He scheduled another appointment for 3 months later and wanted to retest. He said if I had ANY hearing loss to come back immediately.

I have about a month and a half until I go back. The pain in my neck comes and goes and the ringing is still there. I'll admit I'm a bit of a hypochondriac and the thought of something really bad causing the pain and ringing scares me. To the point that I worry about it. A lot. I really wonder if the neck pain is actually from stress and/or staying up too late.

Some days I am fine and I don't notice the ringing. But some days, like today, it's really loud and depresses me. The pain in my neck was better today after changing some sleeping positions but it still gets louder when I turn my head. Hopefully there won't be any hearing loss when I go back. I agree the best thing is to turn on some music and just live life but sometimes it is very hard. I might fork out the money and opt for the MRI.

It wasn't until tonight that I put together the ear drops and the ringing and I do wonder if they caused it. And it makes me think that after 4 months it may be permanent. Thanks for listening. If anyone still checks this board I look forward to hearing your story and updates.

 
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #27
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Hello people, i wanted to know if the ringing in your ears faded away or if it has lessened?
im onlu 21 years old and its been nearly one month that im having ringing in both ears. Its like a cricket sound and im not able to sleep at night because of this.
Im completely stressed out because of this and cry almost everyday. My ent specialist says it may be an allergy and most of the other doctors say that its blocked mucus in my ears.
my ears feel full but im able to hear well.. my head feels heavy also but i doubt its because im stressing too much.
I keep on searching on the net( ALL DAY!) for a hope that this sound will go away. Ive read so many things about this that im starting to feel i have a big health problem and that the ringing will never go away
please reply my post i need to know
Feeling like i will never have peace in my mind again.
I will never be able to sleep without sleeping meds
My thoughts keep racing. Please send me a reply.
Thank you.

 
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:47 PM   #28
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I thought I would post an update for those who may pass through and those who still check this thread...

My first post was about 2 months ago and I just got my MRI results back 2 days ago. My MRIs (I had one for my brain and one for my ears with contrast) both came back normal! Since my last update the ringing has gotten better but is definitely still there. Good days I don't notice it. I've started listening to music at work (a luxury I'm very thankful for) and I always leave the fan on at night. On the worst days--usually when I'm tired--I can tell it's there and it's louder, but it usually doesn't bother me. I think having tests ran really helps me not focus on it as much, but I really believe that it has gotten quieter.

The ENT told me that he thinks that it will get quieter. I have had slight hearing loss he said, but I really think it was because the tone I missed was at the same pitch as the ringing and he said it was so slight it was normal. He also gave me some free trials of lipo-flavonoid supplements that are formulated just for tinnitus. Ask your ENT about them. I haven't started yet but they're all natural so there aren't any side effects known.

So everything from me is good news. In my case I know the tinnitus was so loud at one point it was waking me up at night but it was also scaring me. I don't know if it's actually quieter or if I ignore it, but it has improved greatly. So there's still hope!

I have been having some anxiety about other things recently and I had some about the results of the MRIs as well. I'm bad about looking everything up on the internet. Anxiety can play a huge part in tinnitus. It's very hard not to focus on it but once you know it's not from anything severe, it's easier to ignore.

I'll leave you with my MRI experience, in case you've had one or plan on having one. They're painless, long and loud. Like a 30 minute alarm clock that changes tones every few minutes. I've heard so many stories from everything from them getting results on the spot, getting a voicemail to having to schedule an appointment. I've also heard it usually takes 2 weeks up to months to get results back unless there's bad news. Well in my case I finished up there and the lady said someone will look them over then send them to my ENT. I got a voicemail 4 days later on a Friday to come in the next Tuesday. That was quick! I was worried about it being so quick and just told myself (so did my wife) that there's nothing I can do, plus they'd probably call me in immediately for worst case scenario. I ignored it pretty well through the weekend and sure enough I went in and he said it all looked good. I have some sinus problems but he said it shouldn't affect my ears.

Last thing, I'm thinking about seeing a chiropractor about the ringing since it's still there. Sometimes they can have good results with tinnitus. I'll also post if the lipo-flavonoids worked if I decide to start them. Thanks for listening. Good luck with everything!

 
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:19 PM   #29
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I would think that its temporary, nothing that serious!

 
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