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I have had ringing in my left ear since Jan. this year-

Hello- I have had ringing in my left ear since Jan. this year- hearing tests all came backnormal for both ears- My ENT dr didn't think anything further needed to be done- but after reading many posts on facebook about people with acoustic neuromas, I see that these tumors grow slowly and hearing loss could happen at any moment. My ENT Dr didn't seem concerned enough to order an MRI since no hearing loss was found on hearing tests. I am wondering WHY an MRI wouldn't be advised anyway. An acoustic neuroma could be found at it's SMALLEST when hearing loss is still not detected. Many people I have found had tinnitus in one ear then sometime later- lost hearing in that ear- only to have an acoustic neuroma discovered on an MRI. I am concerned

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I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and took antibiotics for

I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and took antibiotics for almost 14 days about two months ago. I never did a follow up with my doctor. In the last nine days I had a chest cold that has moved to my head. Is this related?JA: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?Customer: I don't think u have a fever. I am on medicine for seizures and have allergies I take medicine for. A mental diagnosis as well but I don't think that pertains.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have had pnimonia before. But got a vaccine in December.

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I noticed this beauty last night. Felt Like a small pimple.

I noticed this beauty last night. FeltLike a small pimple. Today it's grew three times in size, painful and looks awful. I also have a swollen lymph node on the same side in my neck. And coincidently I had an awful vertigo attack yesterday. Any idea what this thing is?

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Having a difficult time lately, vertigo, but the Rx was

Having a difficult time lately, vertigo, but the Rx was prescribed to take 1 pill twice a day. I took one and slept for 2 days and 2 nights. Shocking to me. Meclizine 25 mgs. I got some Dramamine orc non drowsy and that helped, I guess it did, but I still have this dizzy stuff - vertigo - going on. The md here just told me tis common in people over 50. Is there nothing I can do ?

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Vakul Aren

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I am looking for an inner ear specialist to answer my

I am looking for an inner ear specialist to answer my question. I have recently been diagnosed with tinnitus in my left ear. I was not one to listen to real loud music in the past and don't know of any reason why this would now happen. I am a 67 yr old female and the only problem I had was too much wax in my ears which I would get cleaned out about every 6 months or so. Now this has turned into something much more that I would have ever anticipated. My ear is now starting to fill up every day most of the whole day with static, horrible, and it sounds like a river is running through my left ear. I cant really hear well and I was referred from ENT to an inner ear specialist. I had every test in the book, my ENT thought I might have Meaniers disease, but it turned out that was not the case. Back about a year ago my head was spinning and was taken to the ER to see if I was having a stroke. A complete workup was done on my heart and brain, all kinds of scans and MRI were done, thank goodness, no stroke or heart attack, no brain tumors. So they referred me back to my ENT. I first had the steroid pack of tablets which did no good. I had been told I have fluid in this ear and it appears I have lost about 60% of hearing in my left ear. The doc now is giving me steroid injections into the inner ear, painful but I am willing to try, she said I need about 4 sessions to see if it will work or not. The worst part though is she tells me once the steroid is in the inner ear, I have to lay on my side and cannot swallow for 30 minutes. She has me spitting into a Kleenex during this time, but even though I tried so hard not to, I did end up swallowing a few times anyway. I asked her what would happen if I did this and she said it goes into my stomach, could cause nausea. The only relief I have is around 1:00 AM in the early morning and it last until about 8:00AM and then the constant static and filling up of the ear start in. She has given me a diauretic pill which has not done much and I am currently taking many natural herbs and alternative type products which help somewhat. First, what can you tell me about not swallowing during the 30 minutes, any tips you can give me to make this happen? Also, I have even ordered a sound therapy program to see if this helps. I never understood these type complaints until I have them now. What can you recommend to me. Many people on message boards say they have just been told they have to live with this. Well, this is no good way to live life as my hearing in the left ear just keeps getting worse. Is there anything that can help this problem?I know cutting out sodium is a big deal, that is no problem since I have never been a fan of this or putting salt on food. Caffeine is not problem, I don't drink coffee and try to stay away from this. I know diet is very important so I am working on that as well.Any help you can supply is appreciated.VM

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What causes loud hissing the ears? Sinus problems on and

What causes loud hissing the ears?JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?Customer: Sinus problems on and off. The hissing comes and goes.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: High blood pressure.

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I'm using these artist markers and I noticed that they have

I'm using these artist markers and I noticed that they have an odor to them. And when I use them for an extended period of time I seem to have a ringing in my ears at night especially. A high-pitched whine. It is quite strong at times. Could this be related to the marker use? And is it dangerous to my health? Here is a picture of the markers.

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A few weeks ago I began to feel run down accompanied with

A few weeks ago I began to feel run down accompanied with muscle aches and a little dizziness. I especially feel the muscle aches in my foreearms. Also my ears feel full and are ringing. I went to the doctor and had a blood test. The test came back good. I then went to a ENT where no infection was found and my ears were clean. I continue to feel rundown and dizzy. Is this a Virus that just needs time to go away?

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I bumped my head two weeks ago on the frame of a car door

I bumped my head two weeks ago on the frame of a car door when I was getting in and now I can't stay balanced when I'm standing up when I turn my head it feels funny its like my head is shaking..help

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