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I have ringing in my ears all the time I can hear it all day it increases when it's quite and when I go to sleep help me please what I have to do??

I have ringing in my ears all the time I can hear it all day it increases when it's quite and when I go to sleep help me please what I have to do??

Tinnitus: Many health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. A common cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs in your inner ear move in relation to the pressure of sound waves. This triggers ear cells to release an electrical signal through nerve from your ear (auditory nerve) to your brain. Your brain interprets these signal as sound ...Read more

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Ringing in my ears all the time when I focus on listing to the ringing. Also, for two weeks throat been really dry every morning.

Ringing in my ears all the time when I focus on listing to the ringing. Also, for two weeks throat been really dry every morning.

Check hearing: Ringing in the ears is often associated with hearing loss. It can also be due to middle ear or inner ear problems. See an ENT specialist who will examine you thoroughly and check your hearing. Only then a treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted for

I have a question about what could be wrong with me I have ringing in my ears all the time, numbness and tingling in my legs and feet, nervousness, chills, upset stomache, socially withdrawn, jumpiness or easily startled, feeling from being distracted for

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, just reading some description makes me wonder if you are a combat veteran or if you have had a head injury.
Post traumatic stress can present with becoming easily startled (increased startle reflex) especially with loud and unexpected noises. Jumpiness can come from being in a frequent fight or flight state (ready to jump into action to protect oneself). This is from dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. Upset stomach can also be caused by this.
Feeling emotionally numb with detachment from loved ones is common.
There can be difficulty falling asleep due to painful ruminations and memories of traumatic events. If someone has nightmares they might be afraid to fall asleep. Additionally, if someone has been in a combat environment, the enemy often strikes at night, so the brain gets used to sleeping lightly or sleeping little. There can be awakening from nightmares (even if they aren't recalled). Often with either a traumatic brain injury or with post-traumatic stress disorder, there are sleep disturbances which can include restless leg syndrome. Restless legs can make it very difficult to fall asleep. Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) occurs frequently after traumatic brain injuries. The lack of ambition can result from depression or because a person develops a foreshortened sense of the future (ie. I will never be happy again. My career will fail. Etc.) loss of touch with reality is dissassociation. It is a defense mechanism used by the brain to take you away from something that is very emotionally upsetting. It can be quite dangerous. For instance, if you are driving a car and are dissassociated — you are not able to pay attention to the road. Depression can also leach all the joy from life. Strip you of energy and motivation. I am most concerned by your suicidal thoughts. Your symptoms are treatable. Your quality of life can improve. Please don't give up hope. If you have a suicidal plan and an urge to act on it, you need to get emergecy help. Think of how devastated your children would be without you.
As I said earlier, I can't diagnose you. But I do recommend that you obtain a psychiatric evaluation. Symptoms of possible depression, post-traumatic stress and possible head trauma can be explored. You had the courage to write in and ask about this. The next step is to muster your courage to be evaluated. Your life can be better. Take care. God bless. ...Read more

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Ear ringing all the time home builder

Ear ringing all the time home builder

There : There are several conditions that can cause this. Ear ringing is called "tinnitus". If you have been around really loud sounds, this can cause ear ringing for a time period. Certain medications can cause ear ringing. If Aspirin is overused and taken in large quantities, it can cause ear ringing, and can cause serious toxicity. Inner ear conditions such as meniere's disease can cause ear ringing and this disease is a serious problem. If tinnitus persists then the patient should be seen by their physician or an ENT (ears, nose, throat) physician for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Owned campus bar and hung out there all the time. 30 yrs later have intermmittent ringing in ears. Driving me crazy.?

Owned campus bar and hung out there all the time. 30 yrs later have intermmittent ringing in ears. Driving me crazy.?

A guy comes into a b: Hard to say what your issue is. If you worked 30 years in a bar with loud music, you may be experiencing some hearing difficulties. Ringing in the ears is most likely menierre's disease and not related to the sound. You need a good audiological eval and ENT eval to make sure all is okay. You may end up with hearing aids. May always have ringing and may worsen. Get checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ringing in ears. Can penicillin be the cause? I started taking 500mg 3 times daily yesterday and started having the ringing in my ears after my 5th dose.

I am experiencing ringing in ears. Can penicillin be the cause? I started taking 500mg 3 times daily yesterday and started having the ringing in my ears after my 5th dose.

Tinnitus: Some drugs, including some antibiotics, cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus) as a side effect. However, penicillin usually doesn't do this. If you were prescribed penicillin because of an upper respiratory infection, the infection is the more likely cause. Discuss with your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in ears and very light ear pain time to time?

Tinnitus: Ringing in the ears is caused by tinnitus and is often the result of high frequency hearing loss. Occasionally some pain can be associated with this condition although that is typically rare. ...Read more

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Always had mild ringing in ears, last night had deafening ringing in L Ear for 10 seconds. Twice more since, but far less time. No pressure/dizziness ?

Always had mild ringing in ears, last night had deafening ringing in L Ear for 10 seconds. Twice more since, but far less time. No pressure/dizziness
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Tinnitus 2B checked: Whenever you have TINNITUS (ear ringing) and it's not obvious to you or your general doc what the cause is or that it's persistent beyond 1-2 days (ear/sinus infection, etc) then, I think you need an audiological examination, possibly ENT, & possibly neurology since causes are going to either in the ear or brain. If you'd like to talk more look me up: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Ringing in ears for years, getting worse. I can hear over sound sometimes and I can hear heart beat when laying down on side at times. Is it AVM?

Ringing in ears for years, getting worse. I can hear over sound sometimes and I can hear heart beat when laying down on side at times.  Is it AVM?

Brain AVM : It is unlikely that an intracranial (brain) arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is causing tinnitus as this is an uncommon symptom. Am MRI of the brain is a good screening test to determine if you have an AVM ...Read more

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I'm getting deep pain at times from sore teeth and/or gums on bottom. I saw my dentist who said it's not coming from teeth, but did not do thorough exam. Some ringing in ears. No fever.

I'm getting deep pain at times from sore teeth and/or gums on bottom. I saw my dentist who said it's not coming from teeth, but did not do thorough exam. Some ringing in ears. No fever.

See an endodontist: Oral infections such as certain chronic abscess or cracked, fractured teeth can often be difficult to diagnose and treat. In addition to dental school, endodontists receive 2-3 more years of advanced education in this kind of diagnosis and treatment. That’s why you should see an endodontist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

Jaw hurts from time to time. Terrible headache. A lump appears when I open my mouth wide as well as a grinding sound. Ringing in ears and hearing loss

TMJ: It sounds like 'classic' TMJ, but a severe case. I recommend an ENT visit to examine the jaw for TMJ and also your ears and hearing to see if it's all related. Might be something else, but a good head and neck exam should pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in ears?

What causes ringing in ears?

TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions
allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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Constant ringing in ears?

Constant ringing in ears?

Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent. ...Read more

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What cause ringing in ears?

What cause ringing in ears?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying causes.
Rec.: see ENT to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read more

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How can you stop ringing in ears?

How can you stop ringing in ears?

Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus — ringing in the ears — is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence, the connection. Have an evaluation by a dentist with expertise in treating temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd) to check this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ringing in ears.

I am experiencing ringing in ears.

It could be tinnitus: Or Ménière's disease, have it checked out. High doses of aspirin can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about ringing in ears?

Don't worry get info: Most tinnitus is due to exposure to loud noise. Other causes include meniere's disease, aging, rarely ear wax, drugs, infections and vascular disease. Tinnitus is often accompanied by hearing loss. There are diagnostic tests and treatments for some causes of tinnitus. See: www.Dizziness-and-balance. Com/disorders/hearing/tinnitus. Htm for more info. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my ringing in ears go away?

Almost Never: Tinnitus or noises like ringing in the ears have no good treatment. Most of the time they are persistent. There is no proven treatment to get rid of them. Only in acute cases when there is an infection associated it may improve. The only approach is to muffle or hide the intensity of that sound with other noises or sounds. Go to an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for ringing in ears?

Teeth clenching??: One of the reasons for tinnitus — ringing in the ears — is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence, the connection. Home remedies? Try to keep a pen between front teeth which shuts dows jaw closing muscles temporarily. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing in ears after concert?

Very common: You see, the loud music is measured in high decibel levels, and persistent intense noise causes immediate tinnitus, but repetitive occurrences can lead to permanent high frequency sensorineural hearing loss. Hate to "rain on your parade", but might consider using small insert in external ear for protection. Available in numerous sporting goods stores. Also, headphones can adjust for frequencies ...Read more

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Ringing in ears after a hot shower. Is this normal?

Ringing in ears after a hot shower. Is this normal?

Sometimes: Increase in blood flow due to hot water in shower (causes dilation of and increased blood flow in vessels) could cause this. Should resolve within several minutes. If ringing persists, or if associated with dizziness, see doctor. Dr R ...Read more

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Ringing in ears fullness behind ears sort of hurts?

Inner ear infection: You may be suffering from an inner ear infection. Go see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic ear drops if needs be, or refer you on to an ear specialist for further work-up. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing in ears for a week now!?

What to do if I have ringing in ears for a week now!?

Tinnitus: 1. Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes.
2. Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices.
3. Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam).
4. Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management.
5. Vit. B, Zn ...Read more