Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by momof27, Sep 9, 2010.
The ringing in my ears is driving me nuts
Funny you should mention this. I have had this problem for the last couple of months for the first time in my life. It is very annoying. I have tried to figure out it has anything to do with a/c. It sounds like a very high pitched steady noise - like cicadas. Hope it goes away soon for both of us.
I have had ear ringing for 6 yrs , 24/7 and believe me it can drive you nuts.. I hate it .. Now at night I can feel my pulse beating in my ears along with the ringing.. Been to doctors, ENT and still no answers. One said its part of CFIDS, which I believe, the others think allergies, sinus or what ever comes to their mind..
When my sinuses are acting up as I call it, the ringing is sooooo loud. I think my anxiety has a lot to do with my ears.. I have heard weak adrenals or thyroid problems could be a cause.
If you find any answers please post.
Have you seen an Ear, Nose, & Throat specialist? In not, you should - just to be sure the ringing is not caused by something serious. I find Ginko Biloba reduces my ringing. 60 mg twice a day works better than 120 mg once a day. When I could get them, 40 mg three times a day was best. My ringing is worse when my allergies are worse, so controlling the allergies also helps control the ringing.
I get ringing in my ears sometimes, too -- and it ISN'T always when I have a cold or allergy symptoms.
I had frequent ringing in my ears when I had adrenal problems. My husband has tinnitus, which he got after hearing a loud noise and it's been a constant noise for about a year, it won't go away.
its wheat i elminated it from my diet completely and the ringing stopped
now when i have food with wheat in i know it because my ears start ringing.
you have to be careful as wheat is in many products from sleeping tablets (zopiclone) to cheese so always read labels
the light sensitivity i get also comes on from wheat too
it helps with the muscle pain i find
thats interesting jamin i wonder if those meds had wheat in them?
Some of the causes of ringing in the ears can be prescription meds such as antibiotics, aspirin, constant loud noise over time (ie loud music), sudden loud noise (firecracker going off very close by), high blood pressure, hearing loss, anemia, ear infections, and head injury.
I have ringing in my ears most of the time. It is mild and I can tune it out mostly.
I also have a sensitivity to Quinine, which was given to me for muscle spasms / cramps just before my diagnosis of FM. The Quinine made the ringing horrible and continued for about six months after I stopped taking it. I was told that if you continue taking it after the ringing starts it will eventually cause permanent hearing loss. I'm told Quinine isn't usually perscribed anymore but it is in Tonic Water. I hardly ever drink but when I do I cannot drink anything with Tonic Water or the ringing drives me nuts.
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