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oldgal
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   Posted 9/24/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I HAVE TINNITUS FROM ALLERGIES OR SINUS.  IN MY CASE SINUS.  I TOOK THE NASAL SPRAY AFRIN FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND CONTRACTED TINNITUS.  I HAVE TINNITUS FOR about A WEEK NOW AND I AM AWAKE HALF THE NIGHT FROM THE HIGH PITCH HISSING/RINGING IN MY RIGHT EAR.  NOW I AM TRYING TO FIND RELIEF SINCE EVERYTHING I HAVE FOUND SAID THERE IS NO NONE CURE FOR IT. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PILLS AND SPRAYS ON THE MARKET THAT ARE TOOOOO EXPENSIVE FOR MY TASTE.  I REFUSE TO BUY THEM.  MY TINNITUS ISN'T SO BAD IN THE DAY TIME BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF NOISE TO DROWN IT OUT.  IF YOU KNOW OF ANY TINNITUS RELIEF THAT IS AFFORDABLE - PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
 
THANKS,
PORK CHOP

Red_34
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   Posted 9/24/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry I don't know of any remedies for this. I'm sure it's driving you crazy! Hopefully someone will come along soon and answer your question. At night when you sleep, have you tried running a fan? This might help create a background noise that will distract the ringing.
SHERRY
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~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
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couchtater
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a fan running at night to drown out the ringing in my ears. Sometimes it's so loud in the daytime it drives me nuts.
Mine is a consant squealing "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" with no change in pitch.
Very annoying. :(
Joy

Alcie
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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
A lot of tinnitus is caused by medications.  For me it is tramadol and Crestor currently, although aspirin, and many many others have triggered it in the past.
 
The only cure I know is to stop the offending med.  And then suffer from not having the med.  I've had it for many years, on and off, currently on.

oldgal
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   Posted 9/25/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   

I went to Patient's First yesterday, a neighborhood clinic.  The doctor prescribed ceuroxime 250 mg an antibiotic in pill form and fluticasone proionate nasal spray for the mucus in my nose.  I have been on it for 1 day and 1 night.  So far the ringing is still there.  The Doctor said if it doesn't clear up in a week - see an ear, nose and throat doctor for further treatment.  He checked me for hearing loss and I passed that with flying colors.  He said it is fixable if you aren't experiencing hearing loss.  I will check back to this site in a week to let you know if this doctor's treatment work.  I have the fan running at night and it seems to work.

Back at you in  week.

Pork Chop rolleyes

 


Red_34
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   Posted 9/26/2010 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck and let us know how it goes with the treatment!
SHERRY
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current status: flaring! Ugh!
~Left sided Uc-'92**Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines**
Colazal(9 daily)/6mp(25mgs), Allopurinol (100mgs)/Bentyl-Prilosec~allergies-Singulair/Zyrtec~Reynauds Syndrome~OA-Tylonel Arthritis/Celebrex~Scoliosis~Sacroilitis~Dry eye-Restasis/GAD - Klonopin (.25mgs)

Joan M
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   Posted 9/28/2010 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
i've had it from 19 years old and since i am 65 now am kind of used to it. there are pillows you can buy that have a recordings of the ocean or other soothing sounds to it. i believe the site is "now hear this" and they might help you. i found it by goggling tintinnitus.

i will say when i first had it...i thought i was blacking out in my sleep or something and it seemed to be SO LOUD. it did keep me from resting properly and i used a pillow over my ear to kind of block it out. of course none of the docs have ever mentioned allergies. eventually went for a hearing test and my hearing is above average.

hope you are improving or getting used to it. tater's idea of a fan sounds good. but if is below freezing might not be too comfortable.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/28/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
You can buy a sound machine at the local walmart or target. They sell them fairly cheap.
Joy

oldgal
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   Posted 9/29/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
to joan m and couchtater. I am 66 years old and I am half way in my treatment. I am sad to say that it is not working so far. The hissing sound is still there but not as loud and I can sleep. When my eyes open in the morning, I am greeted with the sound. I am afraid I too will have to live with it also. I love your suggestions. Keep them coming. I will check at walmart or target for that sound machine because you can not run a fan in the winter time. Thanks to everyone.

P.S. Joan M. How did you acquire it?

oldgal
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   Posted 9/29/2010 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
TO: jOAN M.  HOW DID YOU ACQUIRE IT?

ITCHYNSCRATCHY
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   Posted 9/29/2010 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
My brother suffered a recent sever bout of dizziness and collapsed , he then developed tinnitus he is 3 months in and going crazy with it , i ahve never seen him so depressed .
He has suffered the usual crap from the GP offering allsorts of potions betahistine , furosemide and valium but to no avail Eventually he got see a ENT who then prescribed the same drugs even though he said he had already tried them and they didnt work .

Unless you can pay private i dont hold out much hope for you on the NHS , though you may be not be from the uk so it may differ .

couchtater
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   Posted 9/29/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I had ear infections a lot as a child so mine has been with me all of my life.
Joy

oldgal
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   Posted 10/4/2010 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Well people, I went from "fedup" to "give up".  I tried the antibiotics the Doctor prescribed for 10 days and it bounced off the tinnitis like a rubber ball.  Actually, it made it worse.  I guess science will eventually come up with a solution to this problem if it bothers enough people.  In the meantime, I will take ALL your suggestions you have posted. 
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