High pitched tinnitus

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Hi, I have developed high pitched (~13,000 Hz) tinnitus in one ear that started suddenly a week ago. The ear feels a bit weird some of the time, almost like there is something in there, but my hearing doesn't appear to be particularly altered. I had a few dizzy spells, one of which left me feeling like I was going to pass out and triggered a massive horrific panic attack.

I went to the Dr and she said my eardrum was fine, have no further help or advice and to come back in two weeks to see a different Dr if it didn't get better.

I haven't had any loud noises near my ear, no trauma, no colds or anything. What on earth could be causing this infernal ringing?!

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    Hello

    I've tried everything... Finally I got to Accupuncture ( on my long list of things and doctors to try)

    It has toned down the pitch

    All please try but find a good qualified acupuncturist

    Let me hear from you all if this helps you too

    Happy Sueūüėé

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    Don't know is the answer We are all fed with the "noisy enviroment ,bash on the 

    head etc " Iv'e had mine for about four years, Iv'e been through all the

    different orchestral sounds ,one ear,both ears Double whammy screech at this

    point in time ,and to top it all ,I have acquired  Vertigo, or Meniere's disease

    the verdict is in the making. Think I  would prefer T.T to the dizzies.

    I don't do panic attacks,it's a case of   something else to add to the list of

    incurables that I now collect .and to keep the stress levels down.

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    I've had balance problems sinse I was a child but the tinnitis didn't start until I had bronchitis and was told by the doctor that I had a blocked eustacian tube in my left ear.  Saline solution helps the sinuses but the ringing hasn't gone away.  Last year I had a stroke that effected the vision in my left eye making my tracking way off.  Talk about dizzy and the feelings one would get when they drink too much.  Balance and ringing  come from the inner ear and when hurricanes come I get headaches that nothing will take away.  There are so may things that could cause the problem so if your primary physician doesn't give you enough information consult with an ENT. I'll be praying for you.
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    Sparklypickle....

    I have had the same type of T for 4 yrs. If you have any allergies it may be the reason, thats how i aquired it, my tubular gets swollen and does not drain all the mucus and thats how it gets bacteria in there causing my high pitch T, Docs don know nothing about T, they still in the dark ages, they just guess most of the times, if you have otitis media that can very well be the reason for your T, i was misdiagnose twice by 2 diffrent doc, till i found a real good one, now its bad sometimes but i cope with it good, still hav3 to get an MRI to see what can be done, hut i have been like that for 4 yrs. Now and here i am, still kickin, you be alright, it takes time to adapt to it but you will bud.

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    Hey all, thanks for your stories and ideas. In my case I believe that the tinnitus was caused by a drug withdrawal. I had my dose increased and the tinnitus got much better. I am slowly coming off prozac but withdrawal is a real pain. In addition I haven't been taking antihistamines for a few months so I could have also had some allergies. I'm now starting to get my mystery ( apparently it's not grass or trees) seasonal allergy symptoms so I'm back on the antihistamines and my tinnitus has only improved.
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      I' making good progress from the stroke, but the ringing in the ears continues on. It tends to bother us less when something more serious happens to us.
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      I find if I distract myself then it doesn't cause emergency is much distress. I really think fixation and worrying and haring out for the ringing makes it a lot worse. Pay I'm glad to hear that you are recovering from your stroke.
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      Oh dear. Autocorrect fail that should not say 'emergebcy is' it should say 'as'
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