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Old 06-03-2016, 06:08 PM
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Originally Posted by russlancea View Post
LOL! So good to see you can see some "positives" from tinnitus. My former landlord, a very sweet and dear older lady, told me about this one day. It bothers her a great deal and she's seen all the specialists that she can. We're here in Southern California, so there are some well-known doctors, etc. Nothing has helped. I've tried finding online cures, etc., but I can't find anything promising to pass on to her. She tries to ignore it.

On the topic of aspirin, I went to my ENT for another ear issue--vertigo--and was told to avoid aspirin, lower my salt intake and exercise. Aspirin, he said, kills the ears. No one knows why, but it does, so avoid. I don't take aspirin, but good to know.

I am hearing more and more friends in their 30s and 40s having vertigo. I wonder how many have tinnitus too.
Over the years I have felt that my noise has diminished and then came back with a vengeance. It is louder now since we are talking about it. Sometimes loud noise will make it worse and, then days and weeks later, it will fade again.

While I came down with this at 12 from loud noise. My wife developed it later in life from we do not know what? She always stayed away from loud noise - she never liked the shooting, fireworks, etc. I suspect that she came down with it because she talks too much - but don't tell her that!

PS I never suffered from vertigo.
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Old 06-04-2016, 08:27 AM
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I've had it since before I turned 50 and entered menopause and never used any drugs in my life for any reason other than an antibiotic or two. Maybe THREE times in my whole life.

Possible cause for me:

1. I "blew out" an ear drum during pregnancy blowing my nose when I had a head cold and constant "clogged ears". I also have twisted ear canals - have to be aware of wax that potentially might develop "down there" so I make sure my ears are totally immersed when I shower and wash my hair.

2. Working for the phone company wearing a headset for DECADES.

Sometimes it subsides but I really haven't been able to define what I perhaps did to get that effect. Sometimes I go on a binge of super green foods and smoothies but I never pay attention to remember if there's a correlation. Considering that may be thinning my blood I guess it's one possible rule-in.

It's funny - one day I'll be walking around and say "OMG the ringing stopped". Unhelpful, tho.

Kind of like my totally useless slight ESP. One day I had a premonition of a snake crawling up my toilet in my second floor condo. WUT? I'm not even afraid of snakes and used to own a pet shop with tons of them. THEN the next day or so there was that article about the guy who got bitten on the ween that way. LOL
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