What helps ringing in the ears?????

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kar1953, May 13, 2003.

  1. kar1953

    kar1953 New Member

    I am about to go crazy with this ringing in my ears. I know what the technecial term is - just can't remember right now. Is there anything that anyone else does to make it stop? For the last 3 or 4 days it has been non-stop. Last thing I hear at night - first thing in the morning & I'm about to loose what little is left of my mind!:)

    Take care........Kathi
  2. fairydust39

    fairydust39 New Member

    Hi Kathi, Not much you can do for ringing in the ears. If you have a hearing loss ---a hearing aid will stop the ringing (at lest 90 o/o of the people gets relief ) but it starts again when you remove the aid. Also white noise will help at night to cancel out the ringing.Ringing in the ears is the first sign of a hearing loss. Most get worse as you get older but not all. I have a hearing problem and have worked in the Hearing Aid industry all my life. As long as I wear my aids --I'm not bothered with the noise but I take them off at night and it returns. Shirley
  3. Stillkicking

    Stillkicking New Member

    Ringing in the ears is one of the many FM/CFS symptoms which come and go. It can also be a sign of harding of the arteries. Be sure to wear good ear plugs around any lawn mowers or loud noises and take lycopene to reverse signs of cardiovascular disease.
    Best of luck.
  4. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Is also a symptom of an underactive thyroid - hypothyroidism. Get it checked by a specialist, an endocrinologist.

    Marilyn :)
  5. kar1953

    kar1953 New Member

    Now I'm really confused. Shirley, what is what noise at night? I have perfect hearing - kids on my bus say my hearing is too good:) Get it checked every year during my physical.

    Stillkicking - I think may it's from the fms 'cause it comes & goes - it just usually doesn't last this long.

    Marilyn - thanks for the tip. Although I'm pretty sure when I was in the hospital in Nov. they checked my thyroid.

    Thanks to all for your input.

    Take care........Kathi

  6. TNhayley

    TNhayley New Member

    Tinnitus was driving me crazy, too. I had my hearing checked and they said "your hearing is great" and I said "What? I can't hear you over the ringing in my head!" LOL! They also said I had TMJ and that was what was probably causing it. ENT doc gave me Zanax and told me not to eat steak or any other really tough foods ... and to go to my dentist and get a tooth guard. Well, the Zanax helped a little (other SX more really) and there is no way I'm giving up steak, and the tooth guard did little except interrupt my limited sleep.

    What finally helped was when I started physical therapy. I mentioned that my ears rang and I had TMJ. My therapist massaged my muscles around my ears and along my jaw (and of course my neck) and showed me stretches. She also did Spray and Stretch on my jaw. MAN! what a difference. I couldn't believe I had trigger points in my head, but sure enough, when she massaged me ... I could feel those ropy bands just boinging away (and it hurt like h*ll). The ringing has pretty much gone away now, it'll start to creep back if I slack off on my stretches. Just another option to explore. :)

    Hugs,
    Hayley
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    The Klonopin really helps my tinnitus.

    Love, Mikie

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