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What R symptoms of Glutamate Excitotoxicity.Post OD of Pseudoephdrine I've had severe nervousness,migraines, hyperacusis, hyperinsomnia. Excitoxicity?
See below: Some people develop symptoms of headaches, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings when they ingest too much glutamate in their diet. Pseudoephedrine overdose can cause Headaches, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, brain hemorrhage and heart attack. Excitotoxicity is the process by which nerve cells are damaged and killed by excessive stimulation by neurotransmitters such as glutamate ...Read more
Probably not: These symptoms may or may not be related and are non-specific. Hyperacussis or intolerance to loud noises is usually an inner ear symptom whereas light headedness is more central, that is, for example decreased oxygenation to the brain. It is important to know that light headedness is not a symptom of inner ear disease, whereas true vertigo (spinning) is. Check blood pressure and r/o anemia. ...Read more
Tinnitus treatment: The American Academy of Otolaryngology has recently published evaluation and treatment guidelines for tinnitus. You can look this up on the website, but there is no recommended medication or supplements for this. There are numerous other treatment recommendations. Many people benefit from behavioral/biofeedback training for tinnitus and hyperacusis. ...Read more
What are some medications that are prescribed for Hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound), along with headaches?
Headache & Sounds: Phonophobia is the condition whereby headache sufferers, especially those with migraines, have their pain worsened with noise. The exact mechanism is not well understood, but suffice it to say the condition is quite common in such individuals. Therapy is often directed at management of the headache, not the perception of sound. Once the type of headache is diagnosed, the best med can be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any your conditions similar to hyperacusis that are caused by sinus blockage of some sort and would make me sensitive to white noise?
Sinus or migraine: Sinus disease and migraine headaches often are confused. Many patients with migraine have facial pain and are bothered by bright light and sounds. They also may experience visual changes prior to be headache coming on. Sinus disease usually has nasal obstruction fever and nasal discharge. An evaluation either by an otolaryngologist comfortable in treating migraine or neurologist may help. ...Read more
I have hyperacusis, mostly with high tones and s-like tones. Can these tones actually damage my ears (even at low volumes)?
Depends: Finding the reason for your decreased sound tolerance is important to determine if excess exposure to sounds will lead to damage. Usually there is no risk for damage from normal levels of sound exposure even if the sounds are perceived as loud. A thorough audiological evaluation will determine the nature and possibly the cause of your sound sensitivity. From there your question can be answered ...Read more
I get vertigo when my head gets cold, i mean when it's 60 or below out. I'm 30, male, believed to have tinnitus & hyperacusis.Why and what can I do?
I have tinitus, painful ears and hyperacusis after a sinusitis, but doctors here say i m going to be fine. What medicine shoud I take? Thank you.
Medicine: How can the doctor say you are going to be fine? Your doctor should prescribe medicine that will help you. ...Read more