Tinnitus after blocked ear and Syringing

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Hi,

I'm 50 year old man with lound high pitch ringing in one ear after having it syringe unblocked at my local practice, never had problems before with tinnitus except my be a few hours after a concert like most people do. The tinnitus has been going on for 1 week now, been back to doctors and he has given me some antibiotics in case I have a infection also checked my ear and said both ears still have wax in, apart from one small area. Also been getting headaches as well. Can somebody tell me what normal recovery period is for this type of thing as my sleep has been really bad 1-2 hours a night.

The funny thing is that the ringing is now in the ear that wasn't blocked.

Thanks for your time.

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    How are you doing?

    I've had y Tinnitus for 15 months. I still can't habituate to it. My personality makes it harder too.

    I got a syringing done as well, but this was days after the ringing started, but my buzzing started getting worse after the syringing.

    Even though my audiogram shows I have normal hearing, the audiologist I saw last thinks it's sub-clinical hearing loss related. 

    Good luck. 

     

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    It's been a very long week of not much sleep and I'm sure the beginning is far worse getting to grips with noise in your head, I've also been getting headaches as well not sure if this common to start with as well.

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      Yes, it takes time to habituate to it. I still haven't been able to, but I think emotionally I'm better now than I was when I first got it.

      Take anti anxiety meds if your GP thinks you need them, or Ambien to sleep. I was told that anti anxiety meds dont' reduce the noise level, only how you react to it. In my case, for the most part, I gives me relief for a few hours.

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      I also downloaded a few apps that help mask the ringing, like White Noise (blue icon) and Ambience. I go to sleep with these noises.

      At work, if I'm having a bad day, I turn them on as well and they help. 

      **I've never had headaches but I did feel strong head pressure at first, really bad, but all that is gone now.

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      Yes, but it's not louder than the TV that I can't hear the TV.... If I turn the volume up enough, it can hide the ringing. My problem ear is the left but sometimes I feel I hear the ringing on my right too, but 99% of the time it's just my left.

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      My ringing is actually in the right ear, which isn't the one that was blocked and syringed, strange I know. I had a slight ring in my ear while it was blocked, which got worse after being syringed. I was talking to somebody today who got T after a virus and she it gets better eventually, to virtually nothing.

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    I'm 17 and have constant tinnitus in both ears. Sometimes in bed I can't hear anything but ringing. I've had it, maybe, 5 years now? I, also, get my ears vacuumed (similarly to syringing, but I'm a) too young for it and b) i have tinnitus so they said vacuuming is safer.) Hope that soon it will go, the best thing to do, and even recommended by my ENT doctor, is to "ignore" it. And by ignoring it, you train your brain or something. I can't remember what he said, but he said it can actually be healed, or failing that, limited. Sound therapy is one step forward if it's chronic or CBT (thats what I meant before about training your brain) But seeing that you only got it after syringing it could possibly be an outer ear/inner ear infection, but I'm not too sure. Hopefully you will get some answers soon!

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      Being optimistic and not freaking those that haven't gotten used to it yet, when you say, "Sometimes in bed I can't hear anything but ringing." - what do you do in this situation? How do you cope?

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      I just listen to it because it doesn't distress me anymore. Usually loud music sets it off, but being in both ears it isn't as annoying anymore. But I think in this situation mine has been chronic and therefore I have adjusted to it.

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    Does any of you suffer at the beginning or still are getting headaches.
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    I know my Tinnitus hasn't been very long but it does make me feel very depressed, I've suffered from depression before I know what it's like.

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      I'm so sorry to hear that, it's a very constant and wearing thing to experience - when you first get it especially. If it is significantly lowering your mood, then perhaps you should seek help from a doctor. Perhaps this is a temporary issue that is caused by something, like an infection. Or, as said above, it may just leave on its own. 

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      I was depressed too at first, alot. Maybe I still am but much better. Many people have stated that antidepressants have lowered the volume of their ringing. Might be worth a try. I still think the best thing to do is to wait it out and try to habituate without meds but some people do need them. Just know that you have that option.
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