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Postby andypandy08 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:20 am

does anyone on here suffer with tinnitus ?

I have suffererd for years with this and have noticed of late the tinnitus has got worse.

trying to get off to sleep is a pain anyway , however this doesnt help

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Postby gillshutt » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:27 am

Hi Andy... yes I've got it too and it get's worse when I'm tired or in a flare :( I've found I get off better if I listen to the tinnitus rather than trying to block it out... strange I know. I have a constant high-pitched whistle/whine in both ears all the time. I also get clicking in my left ear (deathwatch beetle I think :lol: ) and other strange noises as well that come and go.

I've had my ears tested and there's nothign wrong with them. If it get's too much to cope with you can get hearing aid things which give out white noise to help.

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Postby LinzWorld » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:30 am

Hi andypandy.

I would highly recommend getting checked out for myofascial trigger points, evn if you have to go private to do so, as intractable headaches AND tinnitis are both possible symptoms resulting from trigger points in theneck, shoulders and head.
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Postby andypandy08 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:41 pm

Hi Ladies,

Yep I agree listening to the tinitus rather than blocking it out is the best way, I have got it only in the one ear , I have too wear deaf aids as I was diagnosed , deaf in one ear (tinitus one) due to a burst eardrum and partially the other one, the tinitus ear relievers are not worth a try as they emit white noise which is worse than the tinitus , my tinitus gets worse when this flares up, but hey ho I have lived with this for years and largely ignore it 90% of the time, I liked the comment on death watch beatle sorry I just had to laugh .
Hey if I dont catch you all before Christmas have a nice one ..... Andy
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Postby mistyblu » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:25 pm

Hi
I also have tinnitus and its only started since i was diagnosed with FM, mine sounds like a radio thats not tuned in properly. When i go to bed i often listen to music, just something quiet and gentle but it helps me sleep and blocks the tinnitus a bit for me.

I have to say i do find it very annoying but its just something else to cope with.

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Postby gillshutt » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:56 pm

If anyone wants to know what mine sounds like, have a listen to D# on :shock: It's best to use headphones by the way.

Both ears 24/7
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Postby princess » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:02 pm

No no problems with ears due to Fibro.
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Postby Looby Lou » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:45 pm

Yes, I have tinnitus in both ears, the right one sounds like the fridge motor running all the time while the left one is like a car parked outside with its engine left running (not both together though) and I also get the 'death watch beetle' tap-tapping. I try to ignore them but the tapping is the worst. When I started to take Acupan tablets it seemed to increse the levels of the tinnitus. Oh the joys of fibro!
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at least were not alone

Postby andypandy08 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:16 pm

not nice to say folks however we are not alone and its nice to know theres others too turntoo

all take care and a happy 2009
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Postby tigger » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:15 pm

hi i have been diagnoised with tinnitus and vertigo, started with it 6 months ago, i have had fm for 7 years now and its gonna progressively worse over that time, i feel like i am falling apart most days, i have been given a hearing aid as i have lost 30% of my hearing in my right ear which recognises speech. my ent consultant says i have meniere's desease which is an autoimmune disorder. i wondered if anyone else has been diagnosed with the same condition. thanks tigger xx
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Postby gillshutt » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:15 pm

Hi Tigger I was checked for Menieres but don't have it,thankfully although I do have to tinnitus and get vertigo. I know of a few people who have been dxed with it and FM as well.

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Postby Arnu » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:12 pm

Yes I have had Tinnitus since my late teens.

Is this connected to FM I'd never given it much thought for a connection before
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Postby MISS BUNNYPENNY » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:34 pm

That must be horrible I really do feel for you who have it -only get it temporary when I'm going to have or have a migrane also get it when my oxygen levels drop suddenly, or when I'm about to have a black out I don't think I could cope with it all the time.
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Postby gillshutt » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:57 pm

PARDON????? Sorry, bad day ear-wise :lol:
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Postby freckles » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:21 pm

i get a high pitch whistle in my ear which comes and goes family think i am mad cos i ask if anyone else can here it.I was just musing on the vertigo strain because i have a real problem when i am at my worst with travelling at speed, i feel a pressure? it feels the same as when i am about to get migraine only difference is it stops when car,bus etc stops, i also get a mushy haed type feeling when i go into a shop with bright lights and if i am pushing trolley (aka leaning on it for surpport) i feel like i am wearing skates and going round corners etc can feel like i am on merry go round . by the way dont worry i dont drive myself had to give up lessons because of all the above.Do you think these are all related? a bit like when your deep in conversation with someone their lips are moving but you really cant concentrate on what they are saying.

Sorry for going on but i actually managed to hold onto a train of thought yippppppeeeeeee
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