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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Can loud ringing in the ear caused by severe lithium toxicity be cured?

Can loud ringing in the ear caused by severe lithium toxicity be cured?

Usually goes: Tinnitus, ringing in the ears, is a known side effect of lithium, usually at toxic levels as you've experienced. Most commonly it abates quickly as the lithium is leered r stopped. Sometimes, it can persist, almost always improving, though. ...Read more

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With cataplexy episode, is loud ringing of the ears common? Is it normal to lose consciousness for a few seconds? Or is that more like actual syncope?

With cataplexy episode, is loud ringing of the ears common? Is it normal to lose consciousness for a few seconds? Or is that more like actual syncope?

Yes: Cataplexy manifests itself as muscular weakness which may range from a barely perceptible slackening of the facial muscles to complete muscle paralysis with postural collapse. Attacks are brief, most lasting from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, and typically involve dropping of the jaw, neck weakness, and/or buckling of the knees.Cataplexy attacks are self-limiting and resolve themselves. ...Read more

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What could cause a very loud ringing in my ears?

What could cause a very loud ringing in my ears?

Many things: Drugs, loud noise exposure, dental infections, ear disease are most likely but not a complete listing of possibilities. If your hearing is also affected, you need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Random loud ringing in left ear then goes away in like 10 seconds what is it?

Random loud ringing in left ear then goes away in like 10 seconds what is it?

Ear ringing: Usually this transient ringing is not indicative of a serious problem. If the ringing is persistent and will not go away you should see an otolaryngologist and have your hearing checked. ...Read more

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I get loud ringing in my ears when I wear ear plugs, but only sometimes. What's causing this?

I get loud ringing in my ears when I wear ear plugs, but only sometimes. What's causing this?

Tinnitus: Ringing in ears is a very common symptom. Most often it is a benign though annoying condition. It can also be a symptom of more serious conditions. If you also have vertigo with the tinnitus, then you should see an ENT specialist for advise. ...Read more

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Sometimes I experience loud ringing in my ears and paralysis as I'm falling asleep after briefly waking up in the morning. Is there a name for this?

Sometimes I experience loud ringing in my ears and paralysis as I'm falling asleep after briefly waking up in the morning. Is there a name for this?

Ringing & paralysis: does not usually go hand in hand with so called "stage arousal disorders of sleep" or typical narcolepsy The combination of loud ringing in the ears associated with transitory sleep paralysis might be due to an evolving sleep disorder but other conditions must be excluded including basilar migraine, seizure disorder and periodic paralysis. Polysomnography, EEG and consultation are advised. ...Read more

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I have been getting nose bleeds right after loud ringing in the ears. I checked my BP and it's 117/62 w a pulse of 52. It had stopped for a little?

I have been getting  nose bleeds right after loud ringing in the ears. I checked my BP and it's 117/62 w a pulse of 52. It had stopped for a little?

Not clear: You need to be seen by ENT. I am not sure that the two are related. It appears the nose bleeds are not due to high blood pressure. I am not sure why you have ringing unless this exists for some time and the nose bleeds are temporally related Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why would i feel dizzy, nauseous, and have loud ringing in my ears while having my eyes dilated? Symptoms lasted >5 minutes, didn't pass out.

Why would i feel dizzy, nauseous, and have loud ringing in my ears while having my eyes dilated? Symptoms lasted >5 minutes, didn't pass out.

Dizzy with eye dilat: The dizziness is likely due to the eye dilation. The nausea is likely from the dizziness. I can not explain the ringing in the ears. I doubt it was from the medication that dilated the eyes. You only get a few drops and there is minimal absorption of the drug. Were you listening to loud music? Did you take a sprain or tylenol (acetaminophen) recently? Of the ringing continues, get your hearing checked. Good luck. ...Read more