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Re: A loud bowling Alley

Re: A loud bowling Alley

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Posted by jeff on November 03, 2000 at 22:38:35:

In Reply to: Re: A loud bowling Alley posted by brian on September 22, 2000 at 10:19:44:

What brian is saying is so very true. i have had tinnitus for 1 year. i have a sinus infection right now to, and on top of that i used Afrin (12 hour nose spray) in my nose the other nite. WRONG THING TO DO!!! OH MAN!! the ringing is unbelieveable! after 36 hours now, it is finally starting to lessen. hang in there. there are many people i have talked to that say it sometimes goes away. also, the brain has one heck of a way of adapting, although mine has not yet! there is an article on 3/11/00 in this forum that has a list of meds this person used and some effect tinnitus. i am going to go on an experimental benge with my doc and try some of these in low doses. it is worth a try. since this condition is tied to the nervous system, it seems logical that some of these will help matters a little. good luck to both of you joe and brian... Jeff: : Hi,
: : I have had changing Tinnitus in my left ear for a few months now, and was originally told it was due to fluid in my ears. Since my ears still feel as though they have fluid in them I am hoping that it will go away. My ears sometimes feel very sensitive to sounds and I have always been careful to protect my ears from loud sounds. However last week, after much debate (I am a very paranoid sort of person) I decided to go bowling because I thought it would be quiet and a nice change. When we got there all seemed okay, I paid and received a pager which would go off when it was our turn to bowl- we had to stay in the building. Then they turned some very loud music on and announced it was "disco night", I tried my best to stay in the quiet parts if the room, but when we had to bowl, there was a speaker directly in front of us. It was uncomfortable, but I told myself to stop being paranoid and to get on with it. When we left an hour later my ears were ringing and felt strange full and odd. I was very worried as I had read in various places that loud sounds can make Tinnitus worse. When I got home the ringing seemed to have gone, but when I went to bed, I found otherwise. That was June 30th and they are still quietly ringing in both ears. To make matters worse I found a pair of ear plugs in my pocket when I got home. I am very distressed and upset because I have always taken care to look after my hearing and I am only 16. Even worse still the hyperacusis I felt at first is now much worse and constant, Please reply as I feel desperate.
: : Cheers,
: : Joe Battams
: :

: Joe ,
: I can understand what your going thru..I've been dealing with this for almoast ten years. I have had it so bad it put me in bed for a month.
: With me it is my right ear and it is accompanied with loss of hearing. In the early 90's (at age 30) is when mine started ...I thought I had a brain tumor or something crazy.Not so. I tried everything I could find and for a long time nothing worked, finally I decided to keep a log on the computer day by day , then each time it got worse i would evaluate what I did or what I ate or what had happened that day. after years of research I find that there are many reason for this eg:
: LOUD noises
: diet (caffein,smoking,salty foods,etc...)
: Stress (you must identify what stresses you out and avoid it)
: lack of good nites rest
: medications (decongestants,asprin ) and others I,m sure
: colds eg:sinusitis etc.(usally gets worse with sickness)
: TMJ
: I could go on and on but I won't . I will however tell you that I have had all your symtoms and after much dispair i know one thing for sure and that is I won't die from it. It also helps to talk to others about it.I think you will find more people then you know have the same thing.

: Brian





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