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newfoundsun
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   Posted 7/23/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, is this some weird side-effect of Crohn's?  about 2 months ago my ears started ringing.  It might have started when I got a bad cold/ear infection, but possibly just out of the blue as well.  I am getting tired of the ringing!  Anybody else experience this with Crohn's, and what did you do about it???
newfoundsun
 
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Crohn's diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements for all else as per my ND.


leysa
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   Posted 7/23/2010 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my gosh.

I thought this was just me. My left ear has had this problem for well over a year now. I've mentioned it to my doctors and they've shrugged it off. If you come across any answers, I'd sure love to know!
30/f
chronic active colitis/unspecified IBD - still awaiting a PillCam
Lialda 1.2 mg 2x/day
Prednisone 10 mg taper in progress
Remicade - 2 infusions so far
Darvocet or Lortab as needed for pain


newfoundsun
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   Posted 7/23/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
No, it's not "all in your head."
 
tongue  
newfoundsun
 
http://www.newfoundsun.wordpress.com/  (my blog about this journey I have just started)
 
Crohn's diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements for all else as per my ND.


Rider Fan
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   Posted 7/23/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Anemia can cause tinnitus. It does for me...
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

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Becoming undone
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   Posted 7/23/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Asacol, sulfasalazine, Pentasa...all can cause ringing in the ears...for me, it wasn't so bad when I was just taking the asacol, but add the sulfasalazine, man, the ringing can drive me NUTS...sometimes I skip a dose of he sulfasalazine just to lessen the intensity...
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kazbern
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   Posted 7/23/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I've gotten some of this too, this year. I've attributed it to sinus congestion, but started wondering recently if it wasn't a CD thing. Thanks for asking the question! Not sure what to do about it. I do use a nasal steroid when things get bad and that seems to help.

ivy6
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   Posted 7/23/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I get this too, and it can be incredibly distressing when at its worst.

I always attributed it to fibromyalgia: interesting to hear it might be Crohn's or meds instead.

However, it might be a good idea to get your ears tested, just to make sure there's nothing else going on.
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sgirl
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   Posted 7/23/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
and I thought it was just me! Good to know it's probably caused by my meds...
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Pentasa 6x daily, Imuran 50 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine


leysa
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Total Posts : 111
   Posted 7/23/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
For the record, mine started before I was on any meds for IBD. In fact, mine started around the time when I think my disease originally became very active (around the time of my multiple ER trips in early 2009).
30/f
chronic active colitis/unspecified IBD - still awaiting a PillCam
Lialda 1.2 mg 2x/day
Prednisone 10 mg taper in progress
Remicade - 2 infusions so far
Darvocet or Lortab as needed for pain


newfoundsun
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Total Posts : 145
   Posted 7/27/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, looks like my ears are almost completely plugged with wax, which is likely causing the ringing and occassional pain.  I'm sooooo glad it seems that it's an easy fix!  The Naturopath did a flush of hydrogen peroxide and water in my ears to help loosen the wax, and then told me to buy "Debrox" which also helps to soften the wax.  Hopefully this will work, and flushing my ears in the shower will get it all out, and I can be rid of this incessant noise!
newfoundsun
 
http://www.newfoundsun.wordpress.com/  (my blog about this journey I have just started)
 
Crohn's diagnosed 11/12/09
Cytomel and Levoxyl for thyroid.  Supplements for all else as per my ND.

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