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Offline BeatItIn2013

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Does anyone have tinnitus--ringing ears as a symptom
« on: February 16, 2014, 07:49:26 PM »
I'm looking to dialogue with anyone who has tinnitus as a side effect of anxiety.  It's my most troubling symptom.
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Re: Does anyone have tinnitus--ringing ears as a symptom
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 07:56:15 PM »
I do also. I guess I am used to it and if I stay busy I really don't notice it as much. When I get anxious it does seem worse. Also some meds make it worse. Wellbutrin really made it bad.
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Re: Does anyone have tinnitus--ringing ears as a symptom
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 08:02:09 PM »
I've had it since my second episode with panic/anxiety/depression 12 years ago.  It did not go away that time when I got better, sometimes I wonder if the treatment (Zoloft) did it, but it didn't do that before.  I've had it ever since, but it does seem more noticeable when I am tired or anxious.  I kind of forgot about it, mostly, until this third episode began a year ago, I notice it more now but it is by far not the worst symptom to have.  I think others on this forum have reported it as an anxiety symptom as well though it can occur for many reasons. Funny enough when I was a kid I would sometimes get short episodes of it, randomly, and I thought it was in some way of warning me of danger.  Little did I know back then....
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Re: Does anyone have tinnitus--ringing ears as a symptom
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 04:16:39 AM »
that is what started my anxiety, i went to mountain climbing last year, which made my ears blocked and clogged like i was in an airplane, ever since that day my ears have blockage and i can hear cricket noises 24/7, sometimes my ear feels warm and wet from inside and sometimes i get earaches.

and because of that it gave me vertigos, i felt unbalanced and felt like i was moving and shaking when i wasnt. and made my ears so sensitive to loud noise and too many voices at once, it started giving me panics, and slowly i developed new symptoms from the anxiety and panic attacked i started having over the year. its been a year now and i now suffer sever anxiety and chronic 24/7 ear popping when ever i swallow or yawn.

its caused by some ear infection, i havent been to the doctor but its one of the reasons i got anxiety,  i kept googling why it was happening and ended up reading too much about other symptoms and read about other negative things, which filled my mind with nonsense and now i have health anxiety. even the slightest pain in my body will give me panic and nonstop worries that i have serious illness, i cant control it, i know its just in my mind, but i cant seem to stop it from happening, everytime im bored or not doing anything, i will start thinking about my anxiety and health, and now i suffer from GAD. cause of this one ear thing that started a year ago. it lead onto more and more things.
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Re: Does anyone have tinnitus--ringing ears as a symptom
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 09:07:39 PM »
kickster I hope you went to see a doc about your ear problem, it sounds like an easy to cure infection or something.  My tinnitus is constant though my noticing it varies but I don't worry about it being harmful.  Not that I don't worry about plenty of other health related stuff, but tinnitus isn't one of them. When I got an ear infection a few years ago (pre anxiety) I did find it made the world spin, but liquid antibiotic eardrops solved that quickly--plus the infection hurt a lot, so I was glad to get rid of it and am thankful that I am not prone to them. 
It is interesting that crickets or whatever night summer insects are out there can mask the tinnitus at times, the frequency must be the same.
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Re: Does anyone have tinnitus--ringing ears as a symptom
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 04:13:30 AM »
yea i have an appoinment today morning, the ear problem started after i went mountain climbing, it started then cause of high pressure, and ever since then my ears r blocked

they seem fine and normal when i lay down or as i first wake up in morning, after few minutes they get clogged and i can hear my own voice in my head when i talk like vibration like full bass volume.

cause of that whole thing i started having all the other symptoms as i kept googling symptoms leading onto more symptoms as i read them i started thinking about them and started noticing them on my body. and then anxiety into GAD.
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