Ringing in the ears and dizziness

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I have been flying weekly for about five years for business now and I constantly have ringing in my ears, light headed, dizzines and migraines. I have been to every doctor including neurologist with no diagnosis. It's getting depressing . No doctor will listen to me, at times I my head just does not feel right ... can't explain it. Has anyone had the same problems?

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    Can you list for me all the tests that you have done and their results..

    Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

    Clinical Neurophysiologist

    Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      my internal Medicine doctor had a ct scan which came back showing nothing. my neurologist had an MRI done which he said I had something small showing on my pituitary gland but that was it. He just stated he didn't think it was a tumor. I in turn turned the results over to my regular doctor that has known me for years for another opinion. Have not heard from him yet. I am supposed to follow up with him next week, when I'm back at home.

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      At this stage,an audiogram is needed.  This is usually done in association with an ENT specialist, which kills two birds with one stone as an ENT consult is required in this case.  A peripheral (inner ear) cause needs to be ruled out, such as Meniere's disease of Vestibular Migraine.

      Eleftherios S. Papathanasiou, PhD, FEAN

      Clinical Neurophysiologist

      Fellow of the European Academy of Neurology

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      Thanks I believe I will have that done while I am in Atlanta I am tired of dealing with my smaller city doctors. Think I may try to see a doctor over at Emory . Thanks for the advice, no one had suggested inner ear .
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    Wow Stacy that must be awful,  Do you think it is associated with flying?

    I am not a medically qualified person but there are other causes of tinnitus including Vitamin B Deficiency.

    With all the checkups you've been having have you had your Serum B12 and serum Folate levels tested?

    I wish you well

     

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      Actually I take several different supplements including b12 and have had my level checked. I have not heard about serum folate levels however I will ask my doctor. I am even turned to homeopathic, a nutritionist and acupuncture.
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    Hi Stacy,

    How long have you been experiencing these symptoms? I'm assuming for some period of time as you have undergone some thorough investigations. I'm not a good flyer as I experience terrible ear-pain on descent. I've tried ear-plugs, decongestants, etc to cope with the change in air pressure but I think it may have had something to do with my long-term tinnitus. Do you experience any pain from the air pressure? Have things changed for you over time? Is there a possibility of less frequent flights? Sorry for bombarding you with questions. I really do sympathise and hope that you feel some improvement soon.

    Best wishes, Digsby x

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