CONSTANT tinnitus?? Possibly from TENS unit/ Cefaly??

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   Posted 12/13/2014 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a long history of health problems so I'll make it short- I've had a headache every day for 20 months and instead of getting better I've been developing more and more symptoms. My nervous system has completely fallen apart and my doctors have diagnosed me with general dysautonomia. I have horrible nausea, fatigue, anxiety you name it.

However I never suffered from TINNITUS... Well not like this. I would experience the common tinnitus after a loud concert, and once in a while I would get a loud ringing for a few seconds, but right now I've had constant horrible tinnitus and fullness in my left ear for 3 WEEKS. I went to my ENT and he said everhthing was crystal clear but that maybe my sinuses (chronic sinus infections) are affecting my ears. I've suffered with my sinuses for years so why would this suddenly come up now?

Here's my feeling- has anyone ever used a TENS unit for their pain? Exactly around when my tinnitus started I began using CEFALY- a TENS unit that you wear like a tiara on your head that stimulates the trigeminal nerve. I have the Canadian version which has 3 settings. Like I said I never had tinnitus issues before I started using this. And one of the contraindications is not to use it if you have MENIERES diseas... Probably what I have since I had vertigo as a kid. Anyway thoughts? My neurologist thought I was crazy and I emailed the engineers at Cefaly and they denied it Google Cefaly if you've never heard of it. I can't sleep at night I need help.

Post Edited (deathbymigraine) : 12/13/2014 10:55:43 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/13/2014 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
If you're having loud, high, pitch ringing in the ear it is probably related to your Migraine. In Chinese Medicine the two correlate if your migraines are in the eye or temporal area of the head. Find a local acupuncturist/herbalist and believe me you won't be looked at as weird, its very common.
If you're tinnitus is a more low pitch ringing and gets worse in the evening its probably do to the chronic stress your body seems to be under. In this case you need to supplement and replenish your body with clean eating, vitamin or mineral supplements, and rest.
Hope this helps

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   Posted 12/13/2014 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't know about your other ailments. Check with the pharmacist or doc. I take 200mgs of Zinc a day for ringing in the ears and music in my head, takes the ringing away, still hear the music most days.

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