Can severe anxiety cause tinnitus?

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i have been having a real bad tightness in my head for the past 2weeks and i noticed ringing in the ears and it freaked me out so i started to focus on it which made my anxiety worse and now the ear noise is even louder... I feel like its from all the head pressure i feel constantly .. I can barely sleep i still wakeup with that headache.. This anxiety was triggered from an accident almost 3 months ago where i had an open tib fib fracture.

did anyone else experince ear noise with severe anxiety and did it fo away after the anxiety reduced?

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    Yeah i get this and it drives me insane. I get constant pressure and tension headaches as well as tinnitus. They just wouldn't shift regardless of how many painkillers I tried.

    I seen a dentist and they advised I had signs of bruxium and TMJ. It's caused by Anxiey and it is when you grind your teeth or clench your jaw in you're sleep. It's what is causing the headaches / tension - muscle pain from clenching. It also causes the tinnitus due to the focrce of which you bite.

    He made me a mouth guard to protect my teeth from damage at night, unpleasant at first but worked wonders. After about 2 weeks or wearing it, the headaches slowly eased!


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    Oh yes. All kinds of tinnitus. I have a respiratory thing now so being very cautious. Tmj also revs it up as does many medications. Tinnitus is common. Its sucks. 
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      Yes and no. Always have a roaring if i held my ears. The ringing subsides and can return depends on weather, sickness, medicine, and such and then theres this washing maching like sound if sinus is involved. But i think your talking about the ringing only and yes it can go away. comes and goes depending. 
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      Thx cuz somehow its causing my anxiety to get worse... The thing is the anxiety just hit me one day after 2 months i had the accident that i broke my leg... I think its weird how our brain works
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