Klutzy since I was a kid

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Up in New Jersey my parents had to buy double runner Ice skates for me and I still fell. In middle school years on the field trip I tried to climb the ladder of the slide and two steps up I got really dizzy. I always had to watch my step. It wasn't until I was an adult, that I had bronchitis just as bad as I did as a kid . Right after the bronchitis was over for a few days I started feeling fullness in my left ear and the doctor told me I had a blockage in my eustachian tube. That's when the ringing in my ear started. It hasn't stopped since. It was horrible when I can hear the beat of my own pulse. In my mid 40s I was diagnosed with asthma which I learned that I had it all my life. I said all this to say that I still have the ringing in my ear and seems constant. At the age of 67 I have had a few small strokes . The last one was last February in 2015 so my body is still healing. This last stroke also was at the base of my brai Brain in the back which affected my Balance issue even more. I walk with a walker so I don't fall. I read a few posts and my heart goes out to all of you. I am still under doctors care and have been told to keep my sodium way down. When it gets really bad like it did today, I checked my blood pressure and took an asthma treatment. It's still bothering me but it's not as loud . I would like to find the natural way of dealing with all this so if any of you have any ideas on this subject I would love to hear it.

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    Could you please describe exactly what the tinnitus is like recently.  Do you still hear your own hearbeat?  This is not clear from your description.

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist,

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      I don't remember where along the way I stopped hearing the pulsations, but it has been confirmed by an ENT that it was real. At that time I needed to know that I wasn't crazy so I submitted to testing which told him that I had a tiny stroke.  He recommended an aspirin every day.  It went on for some time after that but I can't pin down exactly when the pulsations stopped.

      As I sit here now, I hear it and it's a steady high pitch. It has been like this for some time.  When it gets louder and I feel weird, the first thing I do is check my blood pressure. A lot of times it's ok so I take my inhaler and after a while it subsides and gets quieter.  As you know, there is a sinus cavity behind the ears. So I think allergies could have an influence on it.

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    Thank you.  Ongoing pulsations would have indicated something else.  Usually an old ear affliction tends to create the tinnitus due to brain conpensation.  To be objective, this is a difficult condition.  The only proven therapies are low intensity mixed noise in the background, or a hearing aid.

    If you are in the UK, there exists a speciality tinnitus clinic that I can direct you to.

    Regards,

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      I was born and raised in New Jersey of the United States.  

      As a child I had a lot of trouble with bronchitis.  I was never told I had ever had ear infections.  But at the age of 18, I was in a terrible auto accident which should have taken my life.  I was the driver and I was thrown from the car through the front window on an angle.The whole right side of my face looked like a football.  Of course, I had a very serious concussion and was told for the rest of my life to always have something on my head to prevent heat stroke.  It was that bad.  By the grace of God I made it through.  I thought of that when you said affliction not knowing whether you meant sickness or not.  

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    Dam, i wish i could help, but i think you need ti see a ENT with experience because most are still in the dark ages about tinitus, try vertigo pills that contain meclizine but consult your doctor before using them, and if you have chronic inflamation then take some inflamation medicine for you eustachian tube, i heard thats what causes tinitus, ASJ DOCTOR BEFORE YOU TRY ANYTHING, God bless you and help you!
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      I do take meclizine as needed.  Since my asthma doctor told me to use saline for my allergies, I can deal with it. I do it regularly twice a day with a prescription nasal spray.  It does help a lot.  The vertigo got worse because my last small stroke effected the left eye.  So now I not only have a primary and asthma, I have a neurologist and cardiologist.  Fortunately, I am not one of those patients that does what I want; I listen to my doctor. 

      God bless you, too.  Thank you for the concern.

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