Does Anyone Have Hearing Loss from Migraines, Fibro or CMP?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mini4Me, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Mini4Me

    Mini4Me New Member

    Seems to me that I lost my hearing {30% in both ears) at about the same time I came down with migraines, fibro/CMP. I had to get hearing aids to the tune of $2,400 each, not covered by insurance!

    At first I thought it was a side effect of hydrocodone which I began taking for migraines.

    I've since read somewhere hearing loss can one symptom of fibro.

    Anyone else had this happen to them? It is devastating to not be able to communicate properly with others!!
  2. Mini4Me

    Mini4Me New Member

  3. shootingstar

    shootingstar New Member

    I'm not sure of the cause, but it involves nerve damage of an unknown origin. I first noticed it when I was about seventeen, and it has been progressive. I've had symptoms of chronic fatigue since childhood, migraines since my early twenties, more recent pain which has been characteristic of fibromyalgia -- no firm diagnosis -- so can't say it is related for sure to anything. It is not hereditary. Other members of my family have had hearing loss, so I had assumed it might be, but have been told no.
  4. gnanny

    gnanny New Member

    I read that they were finding some had hearing loss after taking hormone replacement therapy.

    I blamed my hearing loss on age but who knows, I guess the end result is the same.
  5. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    Good question Mini

    I am also experiencing hearing loss, is this an FM symptom?

    I am considering having my hearing checked as I am constantly asking people to repeat themselves.

    If their is other noise around I just can't filter it out!

    hugs Marion (Redwillow)
    [This Message was Edited on 09/18/2006]
  6. jake123

    jake123 New Member

    I am going deaf for sure.I am going to see about a hearing aid this week. My husband's hearing has deteriorated also but he just doesn't care.
    Since I am a teacher I really need to hear. It's funny that I can't hear or talk very loud. If I have to raise my voice it begins to sound ragged and I start coughing and then just creaks come out.
  7. Mini4Me

    Mini4Me New Member

    For your replies.
    Still remains a mystery!
  8. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    I am 47 and have a 30% hearing loss in my right ear and a smaller amount of loss in my left ear. I had several tests done and had physical therapy this summer to help my feeling of off-balance and to determine if my hearing loss was conductive or nerve damage. I feel very fortunate. The therapy helped my feelings of being off-balance and most of the hearing loss I have is conductive, which means it can be corrected by surgery.

    My surgery will be December 15 on my right ear. The specialist said that the hearing loss in my left ear is minimal at this point so no surgery for now. The surgery will remove scar tissue on my eardrum and also the small bone in my middle ear will be able to move properly again.

    When I was a child, I remember laying on a heating pad alot with ear aches. I realize now that I had ear infections that were never treated, which is the reason for all the scar tissue I have now.

  9. shell

    shell New Member

    I just read the post on symptoms of lyme disease (how they overlap with CFS)... one of those was hearing loss. Just want to make sure this is one thing that you had ruled out in initial doc tests.
  10. Mini4Me

    Mini4Me New Member

    I did have a lyme disease test. It was negatiave.

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