Anyone experiencing Tinnitus

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I have just been diagnosed with Cervical Spondylosis. Like many of you my Doc was treating for tension headaches. But, they thought I had residual headaches from otc ibuprofin, excedrin types. So, they 86d those and prescribed amytriptiline and Naproxin. I now have excruciating tinnitus. I can't believe no one else can hear these constant high pitched noises. Did any of you develop Tennitis? If so how have you managed it?


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    🙋 Hi there Primetime,funny you mentioned tinnitus I hadn't put together with cervical spondylitis as I get it now and again but only when I get a bad neck and or headaches,in my case I think its something I have to live with as the vertebrae in my neck have fused together on there own and there is nothing surgeons can do now,I now happily live on 2 paracetamol and 2 tramadol at the same time if it gets too bad.

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    Hi Primetime

    I have CS aswell as migraines, the CS diagnosed about 10 years ago, the migraines most of my 49 years.

    I have taken eletriptan as pain relief for the migraines for about 5 years and I started with tinnitis about a year later, when I read the list of side affects it does mention it, so I presume that is where it has come from.

    I have it in both ears, worse in the right and to be honest it doesn't bother me THAT much.  Even though it can be very loud in the right ear I tune my brain not to listen to it, it's taken a while but it does work, because if you DO tune into it, you will go mad.  What makes it worse is I use ear plugs of a night because my husband snores, so they seem to accentuate the noise, but luckily I sleep well and it doesn't take me long to drop off.

    You literally have to re-tune your brain, because you have to accept there is no cure and you have to live with it.

    Hope this helps

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    Hi Primetime,

    Sorry you are new to this condition and learning about all the associated problems. My NS asked me if I had tinnitus when my CS was being diagnosed. 

    I do have it in both ears - or rather somewhere inside my head. It is a high pitched whine, like radio interference. I can tune it our during the day when there are other noises to over ride it. When I go to bed and it is quiet, the noise can seem deafening. I used to play low music at night, but aquiring a husband put a stop to that! I have heard of others using a white noise machine. Now I am just reconciled to it - no headaches though, so I can ignore it - and avoid alcohol which makes it worse.

    Hope you get some techniques that work for you!


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