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[*] posted on 5-30-2016 at 11:59 AM


im guessing earplugs make it doubly worse?
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[*] posted on 5-30-2016 at 12:29 PM


The ringing in my ears seems to have been blood pressure related. Since losing 85#'s with an accompanying drop in blood pressure it has improved dramatically. Very minor now. Just one of many benefits.
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[*] posted on 5-30-2016 at 12:52 PM


I just checked my blood pressure (115/74) and my ears are ringing so loud I'm surprised my dog doesn't notice it! I know, it doesn't work like that, but it is damned annoying sometimes, and my left ear is worse than the right.

I can't hear crickets anymore,because that is one of the frequencies that is masked, or missing to my damaged ears.




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[*] posted on 5-30-2016 at 01:01 PM


This is where a visit to a specialist is a good thing; BP can be a mitigating factor, but so can many other things. It can be neurological damage as well as physiological pressure. If it does boil down to Tinnitus, face it, we're S.O.L. and have to find ways to live with it ('white-noise', soft background sounds, etc.). Earplugs would be putting gasoline on the fire. Only thing worse would be an endless loop of Tiny Tim and his ukulele.......:no:



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[*] posted on 5-30-2016 at 02:40 PM


Lots of drugs cause tinnitus, so I've heard.........................;)

Prescription drugs of course. Google it, webMD or some such website.

A simple aspirin everyday sometimes causes it.

[Edited on 5-30-2016 by SFandH]
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[*] posted on 5-30-2016 at 02:50 PM


Quote: Originally posted by willardguy  
im guessing earplugs make it doubly worse?


Headphones without sound do seem to amplify the ringing for me. I'm not sure if that's physical or psychological, but that's my perception (and therefore my reality).




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[*] posted on 5-31-2016 at 02:34 PM


As others have said, no effective treatment but many ways to try and manage it. Had a brain tumor (acoustic neuroma) removed a few years ago which left me deaf in one ear along with raging tinnitus 24/7. One can (must, in fact) learn to ignore it but in stressful situations it can drive you batty . . .
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 10:20 AM


I'm currently going through aggressive treatment for hearing loss & tinnitus. It is a painful procedure that involves inserting a needle through the eardrum and injecting steroids - I have done one treatment and have 2 more to go.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 10:57 AM


Quote: Originally posted by 55steve  
I'm currently going through aggressive treatment for hearing loss & tinnitus. It is a painful procedure that involves inserting a needle through the eardrum and injecting steroids - I have done one treatment and have 2 more to go.



Interesting, I was not aware of such a procedure! I think it would be of great service to more than a few Nomads, if you would report on your progress.

It certainly didn't come up with the VA doctors that that have checked my hearing loss. I served in Armor, Infantry, and Artillery, and ear plugs were never available.




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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 01:33 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by 55steve  
I'm currently going through aggressive treatment for hearing loss & tinnitus. It is a painful procedure that involves inserting a needle through the eardrum and injecting steroids - I have done one treatment and have 2 more to go.



Interesting, I was not aware of such a procedure! I think it would be of great service to more than a few Nomads, if you would report on your progress.

It certainly didn't come up with the VA doctors that that have checked my hearing loss. I served in Armor, Infantry, and Artillery, and ear plugs were never available.


I noticed an improvement after the first injection - I'll post up progress after the next 2 procedures.

My hearing went bad on my right side after a severe bout with shingles - my overall hearing was at 60% loss - after 2 months of oral steroids (prednisone) it had improved to 35% loss and my weight went from 210 to 225. This new procedure won't pack on any lbs as it's "targeted" therapy.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 04:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by 55steve  


My hearing went bad on my right side after a severe bout with shingles


55steve,

I've seen some gnarly commercials about shingles produced by a company claiming to have some kind of preventative medication. I'm planning on asking my doc about it at my next physical but I thought I'd see if you have an opinion. ???
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 04:33 PM


Dos Centavos worth? The steroidal injections sound like treatment for a viral infection from Shingles, which is a herpes virus. As mentioned several times, different things cause Tinnitus... I think the majority is shock-damage (artillery, concerts/ Stratocasters, target shooting hobbies) and then we have infections, misc. trauma, hypertension, the list can go on. A GOOD specialist (VA is low on my list) will sort things out.

55Steve, please keep us all posted; I'll bet half the BN's have a ranging stake in this.

SF and Handsome, ask your Doc on your next physical for a consultation with a SPECIALIST to diagnose. Companies 'claim' to have some kind of preventative medication, including a few political parties in today's society; doesn't mean they ain't QUACKS. Buena Suerte.




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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 04:57 PM


Naw, I don't have shingles, I just don't want to deal with it. Terry Bradshaw has me spooked. Political parties? I think Trump has shingles of the brain.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 05:12 PM


Two docs saw my shingles and stated that it was the worst case they've ever seen. It was from the back of my head totally around my right ear and down along my jowl. It was extremely painful and I spent the better part of 6 weeks on a heavy dose of hydrocodone every 6 hours. I honestly didn't think I was going to get better. The specific virus is herpes zoster which is introduced when you get chickenpox.

I've heard the "inoculation" that is available is only 50% effective and probably isn't covered by insurance. The cost is around $200.

I am definitely on the mend at the 2 month point but it will be a while before all is well again.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 05:15 PM


Thanks for the reply. I know it's horrible stuff. I'll ask the doc but right now I think it's worth $200 for 50% protection. Insurance in a way.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 05:24 PM


Since I was a candidate for future shingles complications, I asked for the vaccination and got it through the VA. As far as I know, I was charged just a normal co-pay, around eight dollars. It wasn't mentioned in any annual check-ups, I had to ask for it.

Edit; It is a live culture that was kept refrigerated, so you may need to plan ahead for it to be available.

[Edited on 6-3-2016 by AKgringo]




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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 05:57 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Since I was a candidate for future shingles complications, I asked for the vaccination and got it through the VA. As far as I know, I was charged just a normal co-pay, around eight dollars. It wasn't mentioned in any annual check-ups, I had to ask for it.

Edit; It is a live culture that was kept refrigerated, so you may need to plan ahead for it to be available.

[Edited on 6-3-2016 by AKgringo]


My VA Dr. urged me to get the shingles vaccination a couple of years ago and I did so. It did require an advance appointment because of the need for fresh refrigerated serum. I was warned about some side effects but didn't have any.
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[*] posted on 6-2-2016 at 09:59 PM


Shingles------------I got the shot about 5 years ago. My insurance paid 100% of the cost. (Medicare and Blue Cross)

I had shingles about 20 years ago---------WORST thing I EVER went thru, and my case was a "light one" only lasting about a month.

Get the shots!!!
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[*] posted on 6-3-2016 at 08:14 AM


I had shingles when I was just a teen. Mainly around my waist area. Nothing to fool with and painful.
However the ridiculous statement made on Bradshaw]s commercial that one in three people gets shingles in their lifetime is ludicrous.
I have been in the bar business all my life and can count the number of people I have known with it on the fingers of one hand.




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