I have been experiencing tinnitus (ears ringing) since chemo started in fall of 2007. I had four AC with Emend, Kytril, Decadron, and Neulasta, then one Taxol, with Decadron and Neulasta, and at that point for other reasons I had to end chemo. I also had a lot of antibiotics, before and after chemo, for various infections, so perhaps they set me up for damage, or solidified damage, from chemo. Prilosec OTC during chemo, but I doubt that would have done it. I also had radiation therapy that included the nodes above and below my clavical.
The audiologist I saw said my inner ear has been damaged and it is permanent. I would like to know if anyone else started noticing tinnitus during breast cancer treatment that continues even though treatment is over. I would like to know what chemo and anti-nausea meds you were on, whether you had Neulasta, and if you had any antibiotics before or after chemo, and any other regular meds you were taking. If you had radiation, please include that information. I am looking for any correlations that will help me figure out what happened in my case, and why the tinnitus is permanent.