Re: weird hearing distortion,getting worse
Hi Nicky Boy
Do some research on Meniere's disease.
Then try the low-salt diet. Give up all 'fun' food and only eat like a 'cave man' for a week or two. That means plain protein, no salt, no spices, no condiments. Plain fruits and vegetables, plain potatos, and rice. Everything must be as plain as if you were camping out and had to find your own food. And I don't mean at the 7-11!
If your symptoms resolve, then it might be that either tinnitus, or Meniere's disease (which is helped by a low salt diet) is the problem.
Try an antihistamine or Dramamine. Those also reduce the fluid in your ears. Be careful. I had your symptoms for years, and then I started getting vertigo. That is a terrible thing!
Anyway. Meniere's disease and tinnitus are made worse by stress. So that is the connection to the PTSD. When you are stressed, your hormones change, and your ears retain fluid.
You need an ENT who knows about Meniere's disease and tinnitus. You can have one or the other, or both. Get help now before you start losing your hearing! Take this seriously.
Look up Meniere's disease support groups, and tinnitus information. Avoid salty foods. Don't fly on an airplane or go to high altitudes until you get some relief. Good luck.