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Ringing in Ear

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 13, 2008
  • 04:10 PM

The problem I have which started about four weeks ago is that I constantly have a ringing in my left ear. The doctor has prescribed drops, etc. but these have had no positive affect whatsoever. This is driving me up the wall and making me quite depressed. My biggest fear is that it could be tinnitus.

I am going through the menopause at the moment and suffering a whole gambit of other problems. Sounds daft to mention this in the same breath as tinnitus, but have read in an article that this condition is linked to the menopause. If this is the case, will the tinnitus eventually go away, or am I possibly going to suffer with it forever. Is there anyone out there who has suffered similar problems and, if so, is there anything I can take or do to alleviate the problem? Would love to hear from anyone - please!!!

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  • Hello! I have tinnitus from more than 1 year, and im 22 med student! I just want to say that you need to see only the positive side of life from now on ;), dont worry about the noise or anything (dont stress yourself bcz it worsen the noise). I was just like you in the begining (sad, anxious etc) appart of the fact i didn't know the problem at all. It's not the end of the world anyway, maybe one day there will be a cure, Im really optimistic! There are a lot of people in the world with tinnitus and most of them think they're going crazy bcz don't know what is causing noise in their head. Hope the best for you Olger ciao
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  • I have tinnitus and my ears have rang since 1987. It worried me at first and I thought I must be losing my mind but I made the decision early on that I wasn't going to let it bother me, and it doesn't usually. Both ears ring at the same tone and volume and the more tired I become the louder it gets. I will have to admit that at times like those I wish I wasn't afflicted to it but it hasn't ruined my life or anything. I've never tried any remedy as I heard they are mostly snake oil but if it bothers you enough I suppose anything would be worth a try. I've heard it keeps some people from going to sleep because it's so loud to them. To me it's hard to describe how "loud" it is because it's coming from inside my head. It's more a ringing for me but gets a buzz that goes along with it sometime when I'm tried. If it gets like that I'll go to bed and try to get some sleep in attempt to relieve it a little. It's always present but I don't notice it most of the time if I'm well rested.Good luck.
    alias2277b 18 Replies
    • October 2, 2008
    • 01:30 AM
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  • The problem I have which started about four weeks ago is that I constantly have a ringing in my left ear. The doctor has prescribed drops, etc. but these have had no positive affect whatsoever. This is driving me up the wall and making me quite depressed. My biggest fear is that it could be tinnitus. I am going through the menopause at the moment and suffering a whole gambit of other problems. Sounds daft to mention this in the same breath as tinnitus, but have read in an article that this condition is linked to the menopause. If this is the case, will the tinnitus eventually go away, or am I possibly going to suffer with it forever. Is there anyone out there who has suffered similar problems and, if so, is there anything I can take or do to alleviate the problem? Would love to hear from anyone - please!!! With them indulating our environments with more and more wireless,perhaps this is something to think about http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19325894?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.P ubmed_Discovery_PMC&linkpos=1&log$=citedinpmcartic les&logdbfrom=pubmed Association of tinnitus and electromagnetic hypersensitivty:hints for a shared pathophysiology?BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a frequent condition with high morbidity and impairment in quality of life. The pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Electromagnetic fields are discussed to be involved in the multi-factorial pathogenesis of tinnitus, but data proofing this relationship are very limited. Potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been under discussion for long. Especially, individuals claiming themselves to be electromagnetic hypersensitive suffer from a variety of unspecific symptoms, which they attribute to EMF-exposure. The aim of the study was to elucidate the relationship between EMF-exposure, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus using a case-control design. METHODOLOGY: Tinnitus occurrence and tinnitus severity were assessed by questionnaires in 89 electromagnetic hypersensitive patients and 107 controls matched for age-, gender, living surroundings and workplace. Using a logistic regression approach, potential risk factors for the development of tinnitus were evaluated. FINDINGS: Tinnitus was significantly more frequent in the electromagnetic hypersensitive group (50.72% vs. 17.5%) whereas tinnitus duration and severity did not differ between groups. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus were independent risk factors for sleep disturbances.. However, measures of individual EMF-exposure like e.g. cell phone use did not show any association with tinnitus. CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that tinnitus is associated with subjective electromagnetic hypersensitivity. An individual vulnerability probably due to an over activated cortical distress network seems to be responsible for, both, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus. Hence, therapeutic efforts should focus on treatment strategies (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy) aiming at normalizing this dysfunctional distress network.Read more at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=244532&ktrack=kcplink#post244532
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