I have diagnosed eustachian tube dysfunction with tinnitus?



 

I have diagnosed eustachian tube dysfunction with tinnitus secondary to sinusitis x4 weeks. I’m on the 12th day of Amoxicillian with two more to go. I’m also now on Flonase and Zyrtec also. The allergy and infection systems are mostly gone, but my ears feel full and my hearing is muffled. When would be the appropriate time to test for fluid in my ears, and possible interconnecting to have them drained. My doc says this will clear up on its own over time but I’m not so sure.

Thank you.

Age: 70
Female
Medications: Glypizide, metformin, lo dose asa

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I have an inconstant tinnitus that appeared around twenty days ago?

I have an inconstant tinnitus that appeared around twenty days ago.

i still cannot tell where exactly i hear it. sometimes i think it’s a sound in the back of my head. at other times i think it’s more around my left ear. when i cover both my ears, the first supposition is confirmed, but when i lie down especially on my left side, the second one comes to mind.

if i have to describe the sound, i would definitely say that it is very much like white noise or a very distant cricket sound, the kind of sounds you hear at a quiet summer midday. the good thing is that sometimes it stops and even when it’s there it is not very loud. sometimes i have to cover both my ears and listen closely to trace it back in my head. although when it first started, i remember that it would wake me up late at night or early in the morning. it would be loud and i would find it very hard to sleep.

what really makes me anxious is the cause of the tinnitus i get and why it is not constant as most people i read about have it.
when i first had it i was in a bad place. i thought maybe because of stress and anxiety i was experiencing at the time. then, i went on vacation, and that’s when it first got away and started to get very low. as soon as i came back home, it got back a little bit higher than during vacation and probably as it was before.

i cannot tell if it’s because of the noise, earbuds (usually they are not high but i use them a lot to watch on my computer alone in the room at campus where i spent the last five years) stress, or the act of lying down. i noticed that lying down without a pillow makes my ears stuffed as if i’m under water.

i’m very scared that my hearing will be damaged because of the tinnitus. is this possible? what do you think the cause of this? do i have to see a doctor?

sorry for talking too much. i thought this might help.

thank you.

I have been suffering with migraine, 24/7 Tinnitus and balance problems?

hi since 2015 I have been suffering with migraine, 24/7 Tinnitus and balance problems, I had a MRI early 2015 which was normal, that time I was so bad I was off work for 6 months, I have just gone back to work after nearly 4 months off, im on reduced hours my gp is saying it’s vestibular migraines but just recently it is much worse I now have numbness and tingling in my head, face, fingers and toes, I also have bouts of blurry vision, I was put on Amirtriptyline starting on 10mg increasing the dose every 2 weeks by 10mg until I was on 100 mg these made no difference at all, so im now on Nortriptyline increasing the dose every 2 weeks up to 100mg im currently on 50 mg and so far they have not helped at all, im really struggling at work as I work in a hospital and the lights really make my symptoms bad, I feel I need to be referred back to neurology but my gp says no as I have not tried all the meds they want me on I have one more to go on if these don’t work, please please give me some advise. Many thanks June. ohhh im a 54 year old female.

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