I finally get in with a dr. (ent) to discuss ringing in ears, temporary loss of hearing, and mild to severe vertigo (always present).
He says that I have a broken bone in my ear (omg, there is bone in ear??!!!)
and that I should have hearing loss, but I dont. YAY!! so now the doctor scratches his head because my hearing is normal (that was priceless)
He says that the ringing and short-term hearing loss is due to the tension in the muscles in my ears and that it is common with fibro. So he is recmding to my pcp, to be put on muscle relaxers.
He says that it is not meniere.s and no ent reason for vertigo
My rheumy said that my thyroid was off, but the ent says that it is the "stimulator" that is high, and that the actual thyroid output is normal. That it would only be a problem if there was extra stimulator, yet not enough thyroid output. He was a sweet dr (all smiles) until I mentioned t3 and t4. He did one of these then explained about the stimulator.
I am a little frustrated about going in circles with doctors and that the ent was the only dr I have seen that has talked to me about how fibro is affecting my body.
i fought to see a rhuemy at a major university and she is head of the department..... and the ent is the only one who is relating fibro to me in personal way.
like I said, he was nice. He is even going to remove an oral mass for me on wed. Something else that I wasnt able to get my Dr. to go ahead and deal with. It is the size of...from the tip of my pinky to the second knuckle. On the inside of my cheeck. makes it hard to chew and talk. I think it was caused by braces as a teenager. Why I shared that I dont know, just excited I guess.