Ear ringing and pain

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Can tinnitus be made worse by anxiety? I had a slight ringing before, but now it's really loud like someone is blowing a whistle. It's more noticeable in a quiet room, like now, or whilst I'm in bed,but it's really starting to irritate me. I also have some ear pain, mainly in my right ear, or wherever the headache is. I'm going to the doctors today, but does anyone know if there's anything that can be done to stop it or at least tone it down a bit? 

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    Oh i wish! I have had it for several years and its really bad at the moment because of my anxiety...my doctor sent me to a specialist who basically told me to live with it! Sorry to be the bearer of negative feedback but it is one of those things that improves when you do to the point that you become less aware of it and its not troublesome when you are less stressed
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    Hi Emily! I have the same problem for a year now.exactly the same thing like you.I went to ent doc and he said everything looks OK.I asked if anxiety has something to do he said it might.let me know what the doc said.good luck
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      Just finished talking to the doctor, as my left side doesn't feel right, and I'm scared of a brain tumour, she got a pin and started poking my arms to see if I could feel it, I could, but my arm and leg still doesn't feel right. She didn't say anything about the tinnitus apart from don't have your music too loud and don't use earphones for a long period of time. She then gave me a form to fill out and send to have counselling, so hopefully that will help. 
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    My tinnitus also becomes worse when I am anxious or depressed.At times even in a noisey environment it still bothers me.I have had it for most of my life and have just learned to live with it.
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    Same, I have it in my right ear, being a musician doesn't help however I've lived with it and it doesn't bother me I "tune it out", it's not that loud to be fair. 

    If there is an underlying cause for it then that can be treated.

     

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      I've just thought about your reply, and I used to plug my headphones into my amp when I played guitar late at night . I actually didn't think about this until now 
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