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Ringing and dizziness?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 20, 2007
  • 09:18 PM

I've seen some similar posts here but nothing that really seems to apply to my symptoms completely. For the past year or so, I have been having rare episodes of ringing in my left ear, followed by dizziness. These happened maybe once every month or two and only lasted a few seconds. However in the past week they have returned much harsher. Last week I got an attack that left me deaf in my left ear for at least 8 hours, and caused me to become extremely nauseous and dizzy upon any light or movement. Since that attack, I have had a constant painful headache and dozens of minor attacks every day, simliar to the short ones I used to experience rarely. Some research would point to Meniere's disease, except I never get the urge to vomit and it seems to give me bad, long-term headaches. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

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  • I had the same symptoms starting a year ago in december. It started as sharp shooting pains in my left ear. Then progressed to ringing, fullness, pain, and dissiness. I went to my ENT doctor to have test ran. But the most important one would be an MRI. I was diagnosed with a rare tumor. An acustic nueroma. It grows in your auditory canal, and can affect your hearing, balance and even your facial nerve. I would really look into this possiabilty. I have had it removed since being diagnosed in May. It has been ***l but the relief is knowing I'm alive at Twenty four. Good luck and god bless you. Hoping you find answers.
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    • December 1, 2007
    • 04:25 AM
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  • menieres disease also causes dizziness and ringing in your ear
    bigfred31 6 Replies
    • January 12, 2008
    • 04:56 AM
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  • My ears have been ringing non-stop for about three weeks now. Within the first week i had a headache at the back of my head and a flashing pain in my ear that last a second and only came once or twice a day. Now my head and ears stop hurting but the ringing is still there and sometimes i feel light-headed like i'm going to pass out. Can anyone tell me what this might be?
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  • Hey, I went to an ENT and he checked my ears. He gave me an Aural toilet because i had a build-up of ear wax. WOW, i didn't realize how bad my hearing was until now! And guess what, the ringing and other symptoms stopped. I hope you guys find help too. It may not be as serious as you think it is. Good Luck.
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  • Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants, pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason. Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.Natural and holistic tinnitus remedies can be effective in assisting with the relief of symptoms, as well as addressing the individual’s overall health and well-being. Herbal remedies can be used in Tinnitus to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.Some of the most common herbs used are • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient. • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.• Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.• Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.• Salicylic Ac. is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.Hope all this helpsGood Luck!
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