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What R symptoms of Glutamate Excitotoxicity.Post OD of Pseudoephdrine I've had severe nervousness,migraines, hyperacusis, hyperinsomnia. Excitoxicity?

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

Sensitive Hearing (Definition)

Hyperacusis (sensitive hearing) is a clinical finding in which a person is more sensitive to hearing sounds, making louder ...Read more


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How to know if I have hyperacusis?

How to know if I have hyperacusis?

Noise reaction: If you have hyperacusis, sound will be magnified and irritating. There will be little question of your sensitivity if you possess it. ...Read more

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What to do if i suffer from hyperacusis. I'm sick of it and i need help?

What to do if i suffer from hyperacusis. I'm sick of it and i need help?

Problem within ear: This can be secondary to issue with facial nerve which enervates a muscle within the inner ear via the chorda tympani branch. See an otolaryngologist for further help. ...Read more

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What are tinnitus and hyperacusis?

What are tinnitus and hyperacusis?

Tinnitus / Hyperacus: Tinnitus is a sensation of a sound in the ears or the head. Hyperacusis indicates extreme sensitivity to sounds. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of hyperacusis for seeing things instead of hearing things?

Is there a kind of hyperacusis for seeing things instead of hearing things?

Yes.: While hyperacusis technically refers to oversensitive hearing often resulting from damage to the auditory network as with meniere's disease, individuals with such conditions as migraines or lyme disease can experience similar phenomena involving the ocular system. ...Read more

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Pain relief for hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis: You may try ear plugs. You hearing will always be sensitive. If it is too sensitive, an otologists will be able to put some tissue over the oval window and round window to dampen the noise. This will help the noise not seem so loud. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of hyperacusis?

NO short answer:: Hyperacusis is a subjective intolerance to sounds. Sorry to say may be due to anxiety. A comprehensive audiogram for evaluation of hearing, and an evaluation for tinnitus and misophonia(hypersensivity to sounds) can be done by an audiologist then evaluated by and ent. ...Read more

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If my hyperacusis gets treated, will the light headedness go away?

If my hyperacusis gets treated, will the light headedness go away?

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

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What are some treatments for hyperacusis?

What are some treatments for hyperacusis?

Tranquilzers: Possibly a minor tranquilizer of ssi might be of help, but a skilled audiologist may also be able to suggest non-medical treatment. ...Read more

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Whenever I do laundry my hyperacusis flares up. I become extra sensitive to sounds.What can I do? Any soap you recommend?

Loud noise: Is the cause the soap or is it the loud noise of the laundry machine that bothers you ear? It sounds like its probably the noise. A visit to an ENT doctor should answer the question. The typical treatments for hyperacusis, called retraining therapy, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can hyperacusis (experienced by bell's palsy sufferers) be simulated?

Hyperacusis: Hyperacusis (hypersensitivity to sounds) can be caused by many conditions. I am not sure what you mean by simulated? ...Read more

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Can sodium channel blockers treat tinnitus or hyperacusis?

Can sodium channel blockers treat tinnitus or hyperacusis?

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

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What are some medications that are prescribed for Hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound), along with headaches?

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 more

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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

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I have hyperacusis, mostly with high tones and s-like tones. Can these tones actually damage my ears (even at low volumes)?

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

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Hyperacusis. Can it be effected by sinuses. I'm sensitive to white noisewhichever side of my sinuses is pluged the correlating ear is extra sensitive?

Hyperacusis. Can it be effected by sinuses. I'm sensitive to white noisewhichever side of my sinuses is pluged the correlating ear is extra sensitive?

Yes: Unfortunately hyperacusis cannot be easily tested of documented. If the nose or sinuses are clogged the ears may feel blocked and therefore hear noises more loudly or distorted. A trial of saline nasal spray and sudafed may be helpful. ...Read more