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Tinnitus

prismpower

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well about 10 minutes ago I got tinnitus for the first time I think. I never got this before and I'm scared.

I read that the type of sound I had meant something was wrong with my blood vessels somewhere because it was definitely a whooshing or rushing sound (mixed with a strange thumping) It just came back now as I type this! It seems to happen when I lie down as well.

I can't go to sleep like this and it's annoying. My ears also feel tender and a little... itchy? Somebody screamed in them (not like RIGHT in but very loudly and close by) a few times the other day so I wonder if that's what it's from although I heard if that happens it's usually more of a ringing sound but this is definitely whooshing and a little thumping. So that is what I'm confused about. But now I'm reading it could be a tumor in your neck and all kinds of weird t hings and I'm in panic mode.

This scares me and idk what to do... I know it's a very common thing a lot of ppl go through though.
 

CTBlue

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Hello there, I’m sorry I understand how annoying tinnitus can be. I have it often. I was worried when it first started as well, I went to the doctor. Apparently it’s very common, especially if you have allergies or sinus issues? That can definitely cause it and make it worse. That was my case. But I also found that stress and migraine worsens it as well. Perhaps sleeping with a little white noise, like a fan, could make it less noticeable for you.
 

still_aimless

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Stress does that. Couple years back I went for a month with tinnitus. I was already had an unhealthy amount of HA and this brought it to another level. Once I calmed down it faded away.
 
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