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Old 11-11-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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Does anyone have tinnitus and it is giving you a lot of anxiety? I have had this ear ringing for about 9 years and it sudden got worse as of late.....It never ends 24/7 constant buzzing... It makes me have a sense of fullness in my head and I get anxious...already have panic and agoraphobia but this is making it worse...The doctor said it probably won't go away and the people I try to explain it to who do not have this have NO IDEA how bothersome it is...I feel like I can't even do the things I use to..it's always there....
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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I've had tinnitus for years too, including a blister on my eardrum which had to be popped. Zoloft besides helping my depression helps a lot w/ the volume of the ringing.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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Just started back up on Zoloft again...I wish it would help with my ringing...I bought some of those bioflavanoids that are supposed to help and I had a severe itching reaction that was so bad I had to get a steroid shot... So that was the end of trying those..darn....
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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Unfortuneatly tinnitus is one of things there just isn't a whole heckuva lot that can be done for.
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Balt / DC / ATL / SF / Seattle
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Have you had your hearing checked lately? Often tinnitus is a sign of hearing loss.

It can be very distracting and can cause anxiety because it's hard not to focus on it. It can take a while to "train" yourself to ignore it. White noise or music may help mask it. I would definitely have a hearing test, just to be sure.
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Old 11-12-2014, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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We moved about 2 months ago and am going to find a specialist.. The ENT I went to in Michigan for all the vestibular tests barely listen and I left there after he told me nothing was wrong so frustrated.... My grandma had this as did my mother...so I doubt it is some coincidence...I have also been on some sites where people talk about triggers like alcohol cheese salt etc....what I have doesn't go away...ever...It doesn't get worse because I drink a beer..I can't imagine it getting any louder... And I know complaining doesn't help...it is just really hard to focus when this infernal buzzing is constant.... Thanks for the input!!
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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Hi,
I have tinnitus. I take Lexapro and it helps with the volume of it. Sometimes its non-existant.
I got mine when I entered menopause and with that came anxiety,and it was awful.The anxiety left me
but the tinnitus remained. I went off the anti-depressant Paxil when my anxiety calmed down,but didn't realize the tinnitus was helped by it. So once off Paxil,the tinnitus came to the forefront again,and then
it made me very anxious and depressed. So, I decided on Lexapro, and im on 10 mgs. It helps with
tinn and depression. Hang in there,it can be managed. I take Bendryl at night,just one,and that helps with sleep,and an occasional LOW dose Ativan. Hey,ya do what ya gotta do! Its about quality of life over
quantity to me. All the meds I take are very low dose and I don't feel the need to increase them. PM me if you have any more questions! God Bless

Greenchili
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Old 11-18-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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OH,i forgot,i do have hearing loss and I wear hearing aids which also helps ALOT with the tinnitus!
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:18 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Chicken, egg. I had anxiety before tinnitus. The tinnitus can cause me to feel a bit anxious.

My tinnitus must be somehow related to anxiety, because I don't hear any noise when I awake in the morning. Oddly, it also has something to do with diet? for me. My ears start ringing after I eat breakfast. I was recently tested and I'm not diabetic, but I have quite a problem with carbs. I can eat an egg and two strip of bacon for breakfast. Throw some toast at that and the noise starts. Caffeine triggers it, too.

I have to fall asleep with some sort of noise in the background to divert my attention from the noise in my head.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Scott County, Tennessee/by way of Detroit
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Chicken, egg. I had anxiety before tinnitus. The tinnitus can cause me to feel a bit anxious.

My tinnitus must be somehow related to anxiety, because I don't hear any noise when I awake in the morning. Oddly, it also has something to do with diet? for me. My ears start ringing after I eat breakfast. I was recently tested and I'm not diabetic, but I have quite a problem with carbs. I can eat an egg and two strip of bacon for breakfast. Throw some toast at that and the noise starts. Caffeine triggers it, too.

I have to fall asleep with some sort of noise in the background to divert my attention from the noise in my head.
yes..same here...thats why my husband and I are at odds at night because he worked midnights for 25 yrs and I always slept with the tv on..he hates that...I wish I could say I didnt hear anything during the morning.. its non stop 24/7...just so frustrating...
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