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   Posted 1/12/2010 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Was wodering if anyone suffers from ringing in the ears. Not sure why i have this but it sure is annoying. I am taking half of a 50 mil. pill of savella 2xs a day. If anyone has any answers would love to hear from you

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   Posted 1/12/2010 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have actually gone days with my ears ringing! Very annoying! But I am not on anything for it as it comes and goes!

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   Posted 1/12/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had noise in my ears for most of my adult life. I used to have super good hearing but now am
suffering from loss but not enough for surgery of hearing aids. I have arthritis of the inner ear
canal in which the bones fuse together and I lose hearing ranges. The noise goes from the ringing
to swooshing (like waves on the shoreline) to a TV test pattern. I sleep with a fan on to drown out
the noise and enable me to sleep.

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   Posted 1/12/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had that for the last year, i get the high pitch sound and the swishing also, very annoying like right now when i am in a quiet room, dont notice it much during the day.
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   Posted 1/12/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mickey, I remember from one of your last posts that your doctor had you cut back on
the Savella. I know from Savella literature if you stop Savella suddenly one of the possible
side effects could be ringing of the ears. Maybe the taper of the drug wasn't slow enough.

Hugs, Robin

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   Posted 1/13/2010 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
In my ears I get ringing, hissing, fluttering, windy sounds ('whoosh'), and a steady tone. My doc told me it's tinnitis. It certainly is annoying and can pop up at unexpected moments.
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   Posted 1/13/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Every once in a while, I get this loud ringing in my ears. It is so loud that I can barely hear anything else. It is really annoying. My hubby doesn't hear it, so it is just me. I don't know what causes it. I don't know what to say except that I know what you are going through with it.
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   Posted 1/13/2010 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had this nasty, horrid ringing in my ears since getting so sick in Aug of last year. It has not stopped yet, I don't expect it to anymore. It can be very loud, ringing, roaring, like water running from a tap really hard. I believe it affects my hearing, I can't hear as well at low tones. I hope yours leaves you alone soon :)
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   Posted 1/13/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had the ringing, just the other day in fact. But, as a kid, i had it all the time and it was horrible trying to get to sleep. I needed noise from tv etc. to drown out the ringing.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have that pretty often ... but it doesn't usually last too long. I usually only notice it when the room is quiet though (not something that happens often in my world ... i have 3 kids, 3 dogs, and I am a preschool teacher who takes care of 20 four year olds every day). Sometimes it wakes me up though ... and when that happens, I usually turn on my iPod for a little while to distract me. (my husband says I'm gonna get tangled up and choke myself with those little cords some day. i'm not too worried. ha ha ha) Or I try to listen to other things ... like the blower fan on the wood stove, the tumbling sound of my dryer or the swishy sound of my washing machine, or the sound the tires make on the road while I am driving ... kind of 'white noise' things that are going on anyway. I find that personally, if I try to focus on something else, it's not as obnoxious.

I had it really bad though a couple of years ago after a bad cold ... and my dr suggested some benadryl. (it was keeping me up at night, especially) he said my eustachian tubes were blocked .. and the benadryl helped clear that up. it still took a couple of weeks, but the ringing finally subsided. it was a harmless experiment though .. if nothing else, i slept better for a few nights. ;)

good luck to you!

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   Posted 1/14/2010 2:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I have ringing in my ears too,& have for a number of years(tinnitus).I tried pills but they didn't work so I just live with it.....

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   Posted 1/14/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Tinnitus is a side effect of Savella. It may stop after you stop the med. I get tinnitus all the time, my whole life. If you have this w/o it being a side effect, i.e.; just for the hell of it, there is nothing they can do anyway. You really do get used to it after a while. If the drug is working it is a minor side effect compared to some.

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   Posted 1/14/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   

I have hissing, chirping and buzzing in my ears 24/7.  I keep the television or music on so that I can't hear it as much.  I also have Meniere's Disease so I guess that's the culprit.


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