Sodium and tininitus

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hello, i have to confirm i had soy sauce tonight and my TININITUS is so loud im going nuts! i should have known BETTER! HAS anyone had a stapadectomy? i did over 20 years ago and want it out but doctors say i will go completely deaf in that year but im wondering if it will help the tininitus go away. any thoughts are appreciated! thanks, CHRIS

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    HI Chris,

    I have two stapendectomies which are now over 30 years old. They have worked well until about 3 years when i started to have profound tinnitus coupled with hearing loss. The hearing loss progressed rapidly and i started to have menieres attacks.

    For eight months i was having two to three serious attacks a day, none of the conventional treatments worked. Tinnitus was awful throughout. I am told the stapendectomies are still in good order.

    Seven months ago i received gentamycin injections which destroyed my inner ear with a resulting total loss of hearing and balance. This has stopped the menieres attacks but i still have raging tinnitus all the time. I deal with the tinnitus by trying to keep busy and simply ignoring it.

    You should speak to an ent doctor but i suspect that taking out the stapendectomy would have no effect on your tinnitus.

    good luck with it.

    PAUL

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    I AGREE THAT SODIUM DEFINITELY INCREASES MY TINNITUS. I FEEL THE BEST WHEN I STICK TO BETWEEN 1500-2000 mg SODIUM. TOO LITTLE SODIUM AND I GET LIGHTHEADED. ALSO, I DRINK A LOT OF WATER (64-80oz) A DAY. I HAVE NOT HAD A VERTIGO ATTACK IN 7 MONTHS AND I PRAY EVERY DAY THAT THEY STAY GONE!!

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    good morning, its very hard to ignore the buzzing. i keep searching for answers and nothing helps. the only thing that helps a tiny bit is my hearing aids. no one can understand how annoying it can be but someone who is going through this. ive had every test ut again nothing helps. My last hurrah is January 31 where i am going to a EnT/ stroke specialist at Stanford. i do know sodium plays a big role so i trying to watch that. god luck and i feel your pain! Chris

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