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Tinnitus? (buzzing In Ears)

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 07:59 PM

I am wondering if anyone has this. I have actually had it for quite some time, going on prob. about a year. Really starting to bother me BAD!!! Also feeling like my scalp is changing, tightening, thickening...something. Any info would be great.

Thanks a bunch :)


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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:34 AM

Hi KellyAnn,

I have tinnitus alot....and often it is accompanied by my ears feeling stuffed, full, and itchy. Alot of times it will then be followed by periods of vertigo/dizziness which can last for days. I went to an ENT and he told me I have atypical Meniere's Disease. My recollection is that several others on here have Meniere's Diseases as well. Here is several links you may find helpful: one for Meniere's Disease and one for Autoimmune Ear Disease.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:43 AM

Hi KellyAnn,
I too have tinnitus and it is so loud sometimes. As Heidi said, I too have a full or stuffy feeling. I have brought it up to my dr once or twice but I've always had other issues that were more important at the time so we never did anything about it or investigated it further. Every night I have to fall asleep with the tv on because it is so loud.

Hope you get to the bottom of what is causing your symptoms.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 06:41 AM

Hi KellyAnn,

I also have tympanosclerosis in both ears, which has caused slight hearing loss in one ear and intermittent tinnitus (ringing in the ears). My eardrums are also scarred, and create the optical illusion that I always have water on my ears. It was only caught after all the damage was done, so I didn't need to have any treatment for it.

You'd definitely want to consult an ENT (ears-nose-throat) doctor for evaluation and diagnosis. There are many possible causes for tinnitus -- including medication side effects, such as from aspirin and some antibiotics. It can even be caused by a haircut, if some hairs get wedged into the ear.

Thus, like many symptoms, the cause could range anywhere from silly to serious. Don't just assume it is from a haircut, or from scleroderma either. It might be an infection, which could be treated right away and put you out of your ear-ringing misery for good. My (old) internist just kept telling me I had water on my ears when I complained of the tinnitus so it was months before I saw an ENT. That's why a medical evaluation from an ENT is probably paramount, unless your internist is really great with ear problems.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:19 AM

Hi Kellyann,

I also have Tinnitus, it started about 9 months ago and I have it all day every day, very annoying!
I have seen an Ear, Nose, Throat surgeon, who unfortunately was no help to me, except to say that he couldn't see anything wrong with my ears (which is good), so the problem must be caused by something else in my head.

He has referred me on to a Tinnitus Specialist, who I am currently on the waiting list to see, I am very sick of the ringing (or in my case high pitched tone) but I have been told that this specialist is one of the best in NZ to try and figure out what is causing it..........I hope so!

I definately would go and see and ENT specialist to check out your ears and then if they can't help you, they may refer you on.

But I do sympathise with you........I can't remember what it is like anymore, NOT to hear the tinnitus.

all the best,