View Full Version : Yet another concern
10-02-2008, 12:37 PM
For about the last three weeks I have been experiencing a strange ringing in my ears. Well if it were like the regular ringing I wouldn't care so much, but this sounds like the emergency broadcasting signal and it lasts up to one and a half hours. Very annoying interrupts sleep. I was wondering if it could be a combination of meds or something I need to talk about with rheumy or PCP. I am currently taking plaquenil, etolodac and tramadol and I am considering taking amitryptiline again. :idea:
10-05-2008, 10:36 PM
I would definately get into a nose, throat and ear specialist and have it checked. I recently read that Lupus patients can lose their hearing as can diabetic patients. I would get it checked out just to be on the safe side.
10-05-2008, 11:58 PM
i would see an E.N.T. A.S.A.P. I did lose hearing and the way my rummy explained was that our ears are organs that can be efected. There is treatment if cought in time. I had to have three steroid injections directly into my ear drum. Even though it did not bring my hearing compleatly back, i am able to hear well enough not to have a hearing aid. good luck...Dee
10-06-2008, 04:02 PM
Saw primary today about hearing,
Ears will close off as if I am under water. I was told this is normal and it is called ETD due to allergies. I am not so sure. If it it continues, I will try to get into a ENT. My friend who has Lupus has had numerous sets of PE tubes so she can hear.
10-06-2008, 05:13 PM
Did you get into see the doctor? How's it going?
10-06-2008, 08:55 PM
I have an appointment with rheumy on the 15th. Its getting so constant that I want to go to pcp but I know they will just tell me to go to the rheumy.
Deeaal-- How did that work I know it must have hurt but did you get anesthia or something to numb the area that sounds horrible. Glad you can hear again. I know that I am going to have to do something quick because I can feel the vibrating in my eardrums and its lasting longer and happening more often now. Hopefully these docs will listen and fix me before I break.
Thanks again everyone for the advice
10-07-2008, 01:39 PM
Praying for you. I hope you get a referral to the ENT soon.
10-07-2008, 01:41 PM
You are going to have to really push for the referral.
From experience, when your ears are vibrating; they can actually blow your eardrum. This happened to my daughter whom has had 10 sets of pe tubes. The doc had to do skin grafts on her eardrum using skin from the backside of her ear. She has a 5% hearing loss; which is not bad at all considering. Since getting her allergies under control with shots, no pe tubes.
Keep us updated,
10-10-2008, 11:08 AM
Making an emergency trip to doc today about some bleeding so I guess its perfect time to bring up the ringing. Thanks for all your wonderful advice I am finally taking because now it hurts
10-11-2008, 11:32 AM
Well the doctor that I went to yesteday thinks it could be caused by congestion that I hadn't even noticed. He gave me flonase, which I guess I needed because I was on nasacort until two months ago when I ran out and hadnt decided to get more because I am steadily approaching my 5 covered prescription limit. Hope it works, sounds too simple to me though. Last night it sounded like someone had closed a door somewhere in there :lol: