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I've made another post in the menieres disease forum, but I just had some concerns I wanted to ask to anyone who could answer me. I'm 13 years old right now, came down with a flu about a week ago, and I was experiencing loud ringing in my left ear one night. I hear it in one ear sometimes, and in another ear other times. I was also experiencing unblocking and blocking in both ears a couple of days ago, but it thankfully has stopped. This morning however, the ringing came back really loud. It's really confusing?? Sometimes I can't hear it but my brain starts searching for it and I get all stressed again. Maybe it's just the fact that I can't accept that my ears have problems. I've heard from the doctor that it was because I had an ear infection (in my left ear) but my dad recently looked into my right ear and said there was no redness inside (I hear ringing in my right ear aswell). My ears don't really hurt at all its just the ringing that gets so loud one day and then almost gone the next. I've heard depression and stress can make tinnitus seem louder and I think that might be the reason why it has gotten louder today. I was really stressed out when I came home because of the loud ringing in the morning and depressed because I had been searching online all last week and reading things about having no permanent treatment, or knowing that there are other possible diseases I could have. I've called a few friends just recently and I've calmed down, and the ringing isn't as loud anymore. I feel like I get really scared all the time when I hear ringing in my ears because I don't know if this ringing is ever going to go away. I really hope it does because I tend to panic and worry a lot and having something like tinnitus and thinking about all the other possible outcomes in having it will be so stressful for me. I've also been prescribed tablets and ear drops from the doctor and he said it should go away pretty soon, but I feel like it's only gotten louder. Could anyone please give me any advice or tips on how to cope if I do have to live with tinnitus for the rest of my life? Do you think this is normal to have after a flu? Do you think this will go away soon?
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