Tinnitus and excess mucus

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This started a week ago at night I started getting ringing sensation in both my ears which persisted that night and wouldn't let me sleep went to the Ent department and got diagnosed as eustachian tube blockage as I had popping of ears and had to constantly swallow so that the ears feel better had a Pure tone audiometry done which should no hearing loss then had a tympanomarty which showed a bit increase in the middle ear pressure got prescribed with anti histamine and antibiotics any idea when the tinnitus goes it has decreased ro an extent it doesn't disturb but if I close my ears I can hear it anyone experienced the same?

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    Hi this is very common and absolutely nothing to worry about. When you have negative middle ear pressure (as occurs in blocked eustachian tubes) it dulls your hearing. Your hearing can still be normal but not quite as good as it usually is. This can mean that you hear tinnitus instead of the outside noise. It usually clears up within two to three weeks or sooner, depending on how long it takes for your ears to stop blocking up. Because it is something you don't usually hear, your brain takes a lot of notice of it. It is the brains way of telling you something isn't normal. The best thing you can do is to enjoy it like you enjoy the sound of the ocean or a running river. If you feel positive about it your brain won't take so much notice as you are sending it messages that everything is ok and there is nothing to worry about. smile
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      Olizzieo just wanted to let you know how comforting it was to read your response to kunal 74429 about blocked ears and increased tinnitus. I got an ear infection during a bout of strep throat last week and got prescribed 875mg of amoxicillin. Took care of the strep right away but my ears got more plugged and the increased ringing. I’ve had tinnitus since I was a kid but it never bothered me till now. I’m hoping that once the fluid behind my ears drain out and my ears “pop” back I’m hoping the tinnitus will subside as well. 

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      Hi Olizzieo,

      Thanks to you and kunal. Your conversation is what calmed me down finally. I have same symptoms since two weeks. Reading this thread gave me courage to face. I'm hoping for it to go away soon. It's been more than two weeks now. I'm being treated for allergies and I also have deviated nasal septem. Which also adds to ETD. I'm hopping to get better soon.

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    It's only been a couple of days. I have it all the time and it doesn't bother me. It's because you are worrying about it that you are tuning in to it so much. I lay here quietly and wondered if I had tinnitus now, and it is there but because I am not concerned about it I don't listen for it. Keep telling yourself that it is normal. Millions of people have it. It doesn't kill you, it won't drive you insane and it has no negative effect except that you are worrying about it. Try and keep your mind busy until you stop thinking about it. It's like any obsessive thought, the more you distract yourself, the less worried you will be. Play music or TV at a quiet volume, keep your window open so you can hear outside sound. I promise that even if it stayed with you for the rest of your life, you eventually won't notice it because you won't think about it. Because you have been unwell, the chances are in 2 weeks it will be gone but give your body time to completely heal. Tinnitus is not a bad thing, it is the worrying about it that is the problem.cheesygrin
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      Hi olizzieo

      Update about my tinnitus it has decreased from what it was earlier after prescribing me some steroids as I had inflammation in the nose is this a good sign does tinnitus caused by inflammation go away?

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      That is what tinnitus does with a lot of people. It gets louder and softer and sometimes is unnoticeable. It seems to be the nature of tinnitus. There are very few that get loud, constant roaring tinnitus. Those that do are often suffering from hearing loss as well as tinnitus.
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      The ringing and the post nasal drip is der this bilateral ringing is too irritating at times increases when I lie down and I'm evenings, can it take this long for the tinnitus to go? O should I just live with it?
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      Tinnitus is most often noticeable at night when it is quiet. That is when you can put music or TV on, open the window - anything to increase sound around you so you don't tune in to the tinnitus. I would expect it to go in a few weeks to months, depending on how long your eustachian tubes stay blocked. It sounds like the tinnitus is just being noticed because of the blockage in your ears. smile
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      Do you still have to pop your ears often and if so how many times a day are you popping them? If you feel like your ears are blocked up or you have post nasal drip, go back to the audiologist to have tympanograms to see if the pressure in your middle ears is negative. If it is, that would be the cause of your tinnitus. If it's not, find an audiologist who is a tinnitus specialist so they can assess you. If you still have symptoms that are affected by your nose and ears then the tinnitus is probably because of them. Some times it can take months to clear up so don't give up hope.
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      If you still have those problems that that is most likely the cause of your tinnitus. There are lots of viruses that can take a long time to clear up. I would go and see an ear specialist and if they don't solve the problem, go to another one. Try and find an ENT that specialises in eustachian tube dysfunction
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      It's good I had tinnitus came to know about hazards of loud music which I used occasionally for a short time it really opened my eyes towards ear protection now I'm gonna get a noise cancellation earphones so I don't have turn up volume when I'm studying
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      Hi olizzieo my tinnitus is still der though incredibly reduced can hear it only when I close my ears tightly, but the thing is I don't know whether this der earlier also my ears are very sensitive can hear sounds sometimes other people can't hear and I'm simply getting anxiety on this and the popping has not stopped post nasal drip still reduced but der should I take a prescription for anti anxiety medication?
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      Have you spoken to your ENT about your anxiety and symptoms again? He may be able to help ease your anxiety about what is happening. Can you have a good talk to your doctor about anxiety medication. They or a psychiatrist are the best ones to assess if you need it. It can help get you over bouts of anxiety if you are prone to it. Any illness or change in your life can cause anxiety. That is very normal so don't think that it's not. Most people in the same situation will experience worry and if prone to it, anxiety. When your ears / balance is affected, the symptoms can make you feel disoriented, foggy, dizzy or unbalanced and this immediately increases anxiety as the balance mechanism sends messages to the brain that are out of sync with your eye movement. This will all settle over time. The problem is that some of the viruses and infections take weeks or months to completely go. If you can keep busy and distract yourself, your mind doesn't have as much time to focus on your worrying. As soon as you find yourself focusing on your symptoms, get a book/dvd/ phone someone / go to the shops - anything so that you don't have the time to worry. smile
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      I just found out I have tonsillitis but does that cause tinnitus I used to listen to music not for long periods of time but take breaks in between for like 15 mins then after one hour that's it and it wasn't loud there no loss of hearing nothing only popping and fullness of ears but tinnitus has decreased
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      Tonsilitis can definitely affect your ears in this way and cause tinnitus. Are they going to remove your tonsils or treat it with antibiotics? You are just having a bad run of it. It won't last for too much longer. Another month or so and it will be gone.
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      On antibiotics it was follicular tonsillitis which is severe dint go buy 5 days course of antibiotics now mine doc has told me to increase the duration of antibiotics I have tonsillitis without any fever
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      hi olizzieo i can say tinnitus almost fading away right ear very mild left ear only noticible when in a silent room ,right et is functional no pressure symptoms ,left ear still has pressure symptoms and takes time to pop smile
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      HELLO....I HAVE BEEN DIGNOSED OF MENIERE DISEASE, ESTATION TUBE DYSFUNCTION IN MY RIGHT EAR, FULLNESS, HUMMING, LITTLE RINGING, N REALLY SENSITIVE TO NOISE, MY SPECIALIST PUT ME ON PREDISONE N WATER PILL BACK IN 2015 N CLEAR UP NORMAL TO I COULD HEAR N TALK ON PHONE N FUNTION, NOW 2017 OF OCTOBER I HAD ATTACK AGAIN SAME FEEL I GS, N HE PUT ME STRONG PREDISONE, FLUID OILLS, LOW,SALT DIET, NO CAFFIEN, NO CHOCLATE, SAYS I HAVE INFLAMMATION BUILT UP IN IT, I'M ON MEDS NOW N HOPING IT GOES YO NORMAL AGAIN I CAN TALK ON PHONE N HEAR PEOPLE SAY BUT NOT AS GOOD AS MY LEFT YEAR, WHICH IS NORMAL, YOUR BODY BUILD S UP IN INFLAMMATION, N SALT INTAKE N AFFECTS WITH MENIERE DISEASE WHICH ESTATION TUBE DEFECT N GETS TRAPPED N DONT FLOW LIKE NORMAL...

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