Tinnitus Miracle

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Ringing In Left Ear Means

Written By: admin - Oct• 27•12

Before you can treat tinnitus, you must find out what caused it it. Tinnitus is typically a symptom of your body battling another health issue. Removing the origin will usually put a stop to the tinnitus. Some everyday causes of short-term tinnitus are colds, and sinus or ear infections. Tinnitus brought on by these kinds of infection will almost always leave when the infection has left.

Did you know that a staggering amount of people worldwide are ill with tinnitus? In just the U.S., roughly 36 million sufferers from tinnitus have a ringing sound in their ears. For a large number of these sufferers, the tinnitus will only last for a short time frame, whereas others will be lifelong sufferers.

Abrupt noises such as loud, violent explosions, or prolonged exposure to loud incessant noises such as loud music are the typical causes of tinnitus.

Medications, either prescription or over-the-counter, may perhaps be the cause of your tinnitus. Consult with your physician over the possibility that the drugs you are taking could be causing the tinnitus. A decrease and/or alteration in medication may get rid of the tinnitus, but don’t modify a prescribed amount of medicine before consulting your physician.

An everyday and more lasting cause of tinnitus is injury to the inner ear. This could be caused by exposure to loud sounds over a period of time. If it is necessary for you to be surrounded by sounds similar to jack hammers, heavy machinery, aircraft engines or other loud noises, you should wear ear protection. Loud music such as that found at rock gigs can also be the cause if one is exposed to them frequently and for a long time. A thorough exam by an ear doctor will pinpoint the cause and numerous solutions can be applied with the doctor’s recommendation to remove tinnitus.

Several tactics can help make tinnitus bearable, however the ability to tolerate it varies between person to person. Tinnitus can often help to suppress with a hearing aid. A variety of combination of vitamins and/or supplements are available for purchase for tinnitus. Most of these use a combination of antioxidant vitamins or supplements that have been shown to slow age-related hearing loss in animal scientific studies and a few human studies. Various small drug businesses have begun testing medications with the purpose of targeting specific kinds of tinnitus, for instance a drug which would purposely cure typewriter tinnitus. If these trials prove a success, Dr Salvi believes the key pharmaceutical businesses that so far have shied away from tinnitus research may well start to listen.

The ringing in the ears caused by tinnitus should be alleviated by better blood flow and circulation. Having a healthy immune system can really help remove tinnitus too. A weak immune system is a result and by-product of poor wellbeing, and makes you more susceptible to many health conditions, with tinnitus as a frequent symptom. For that reason, if you want to get rid of tinnitus, you have to improve the health of your immune system.

Tinnitus has been shown to be exacerbated by both alcohol and caffeine. Anxiety and worry, acute tiredness and insomnia are also typical causes. Be careful taking aspirin and other over-the-counter pain killers as these can cause tinnitus. Cutting down on caffeine and aspirin may cure your tinnitus; stress reduction techniques could also help put a stop to sleep deprivation associated tinnitus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is a ring in a left ear of a man means that he is gay?
    What does a ring means in the left ear of a man mean.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the old saying is that if a man has one earring in his right ear, he’s gay; however, that’s entirely ridiculous.

  2. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your left ear rings?
    when i’m in class bored (lol) when my left ear rings i’m like i wonder who is talking about me…. if it rings does it mean someone in the room is talking about you or another place? THANKS! :)

    • ANSWER:
      it means its time to Vincent Van Gogh

  3. QUESTION:
    what does the ringing in your ear mean?
    Where I am from…when you hear a ringing in your ear that lasts only a few seconds…means that someone is talking about you. The right ear means someone is speaking well of you and the left means someone is speaking badly about you. Has anyone else hear of this?

    • ANSWER:
      someone is thinking or talking about you

  4. QUESTION:
    when you get a ringing in your left ear does it mean some one is talking bad about you?
    and if you get in your right ear their saying good things

    • ANSWER:
      From the stupidity of the question and the misspellings; I’m guessing you are in the Second Grade

  5. QUESTION:
    What do you think it means when you hear ringing in your left or right ear?

    I mean more like, some people say if you hear a ring in your left ear then someone is talking bad about you or any of those stupid myths…

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had tinnitus since I was about 7 years old and it only goes away every once in a while. My sister is the same way and hers only went away once that I know of, when we went to London together several years ago. It’s my constant companion and probably wasn’t helped much by my frequent, front-row concert attendance as a young person.

      When my blood pressure is high, I don’t get ringing in my ears: rather my ears start to “blush” or become more pink/red than usual.

      I’ve provided a link for more information.

  6. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your left ear rings and when your right ear rings?
    they say if your left ear rings, your sweetheart is thinking of you and if your right it is your mother. others say that if left it is good and right is bad and others say it is vice versa. i dont get it. oh btw if your left ear rings and they say its your sweetheart but u dont have one, is that a guy that is in love with you or could it be the guy that you are in love with???

    • ANSWER:
      thats what I’ve wondered to lol

  7. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when u hear a ringing in your ear?
    My sign lanuage teacher said it’s a sign of dearness, like u can or will lose part of ur hearin or become hard of hearing
    I like to play my music loud some times when I have headphones on and some times I hear a ringing in my left ear.. It last less than a min bt it’s been happening for about a year
    What does this mean??

    • ANSWER:
      Loud noises are really bad for your ears. You have little things in your ear that vibrate back and forth when there is a vibration or noise. There are ones that are really skinny and long that pick up high pitch noises and ones that are short and thick that pick up low pitch noises. The constant loudness of the music makes the skinny ones vibrate so fast that they break off resulting in hearing loss.

  8. QUESTION:
    There is a ringing in my ear?
    If there is a ringing in your ear, there is a superstition that in a certain ear someone is talking bad about you; if the ringing is in the other, someone is talking good about you. I just experienced a ringing in my left ear; does this mean someone is talking good or bad about me?

    • ANSWER:
      Left ear ringing is associated with negative speaking or other psychic assault. Imagine yourself in a bright golden white light of protection, ask God to protect you and send the energy back to wherever it originated from.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/article.htm gives the medical explanation.

      Back to the other perspective: if your ear becomes heated, that’s also supposed to be evidence of someone talking about you.

      In Chinese medicine, the ear is viewed as the upside-down human in fetal position.

      http://www.astraldynamics.com “The Master of Lucid Dreams,” Dr. Olga Kharitidi, “The Path of the Higher Self,” Mark Prophet, and “Watch Your Dreams,” Ann Ree Colton, are good reads for this general kind of world view.

      Being a philosophy forum, logically, there is no causal connection which has been shown, however, as telepathy has been demonstrated at levels of significance (Sheldrake 2003, http://www.sheldrake.org Grinberg-Zylberbaum, 1993; Sabell, 2001; Wackermann, 2003; and Standish 2004), there is certainly a reflex, like blushing or blanching, which may be in play if one telepathically picks up such influence. http://www.tiller.org http://www.quantumbrain.org http://www.noetic.org http://www.carolbowman.com http://www.nderf.org http://www.heartmath.org for example.

      The giggle factor is fairly high for such opining, however, so it would almost be better if you were kidding.

  9. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your left or right ear rings?
    my ears used to ring occasionally before but now their just ringing constantly, at least once every hour; specifically my left ear mostly and it’s getting reeeeallly annoying. and I’m not the type that wears headphones or hears any loudness anywhere so I’m pretty sure it’s not tinitus or whatever.
    yes I know it hasn’t been scientifically proven that it means someones talking or thinking about you but for those who beleive in it could you help explain or clarify what it means?

    it all started when I ran into an old friend at a restuarant the other day. we hadn’t seen each other in ages so we exchanged numbers and emails to keep in touch. my ears keep ringing alot since then, more than before and it feels as though he’s thinking about me when they do, deeply when then rings are louder. these rings last about 2-4 seconds and vary in intensities but their mostly the quieter ones.

    could it be some sort of sixth sense? what does it mean? I’m 120% sure there’s a meaning behind it because I know for a fact it’s not coincidence.

    all comments or beliefs are welcomed.
    on wikipedia it says one in five people aged 55-65 have tinnitus; that’s an older person symptom, I’m 21 years old.
    and it’s described as buzzing, clicking, or cricket sounds. that’s not what I’m experiencing. it’s a high pitched fast ring.

    • ANSWER:
      It has to be tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants (as in your case), pain killers etc., Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus other than damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise like ipods.

      Additionally, there is no age criteria for tinnitus. Even young people can have tinnitus, although as you said, old age cases are more common.

      Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

      They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason.

      Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA (American Tinnitus Association) report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.
      There is actually no cure for tinnitus with the conventional medicine. Actually, since last many years, the onus has been on the herbal industry to provide relief, if any, to tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may check the source link below for more details on the above

  10. QUESTION:
    My left ear has been still ringing kind of for 4 days? I need help.?
    My left ear has been still ringing kind of for 4 days already since the night I went to a nightclub. Obviously I’d walk out of the nightclub with massive ringing in my ears that I can’t hear too much and usually it would take me a full day or a day and a half to let it go back to normal but except, only my right ear is normal and my left ear is still ringing, not too much, the massive ringing went away, just regular ringing now. I’m not sure why? I’m confused.

    I mean it was only ringing more massive than my other club nights I’ve had that problem only because this club I went to was a small club in a basement, speakers everywhere and my friends i was with were on the dancefloor with big speakers full blast everywhere and they kept telling me to come with them there when I wanted to avoid too much pressure of loud noise as much as I can, than thats when I came out with sooo much ringing in my ears more than the other times I went clubbing.

    My ears started stop ringing alot after a full day, my right ear is back to normal but my left ear still has a little bit of ringing in them. I’m not sure why, its been like that for 2 days now and almost 3 days as I’m typing this.

    I’m not sure if its because usually its my left ear that makes very tiny poppy noise whenever I move my mouth around but I’m really concerned about this. If this is a major risk of going deaf everytime I go clubbing or to concerts, then I’ll stop if I have to. I’m really worried and also confused how other people are able to handle it.

    But as of now I need help with this problem with my left ear still having some ringing especially after clubbing 4 days ago? Why do I have this problem? And what can I do about it? Can somebody help me out with that? Please?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably Tinitus. Look it up.

  11. QUESTION:
    ringing in right ear for 2 months only 14 , cant pop my right ear … ear infection ? will ringing ever go?
    okay im 14 and i have had tinntuis in my right ear for 2 months now , i went to the docotors about a month after it started and he asked me if i could pop my ears and i siad yes (but when i got home i relised i couldnt , does that make much diffarent i havent been back to the docots so i havent told hime about the poping ) he siad i HAD a inflammed ear caused by a viral ear infection and that there was not much he could do , he told me to get a hearing test and and mri scan but the place is not open till the 20th , about 2 weeks ago when i moved my jaw sometiems my LEFT ear will pop ( even thogh the ringing is in the RIGHT ) im only 14 and im in my school hoildays and there almost over and i have not smiled once , i cry about 5 tiems a day becuase i just want silence , i just wanna be happy , i just want silence , is there any chane it will go away …. has any one had this ……… does the cant pop the right ear mean anything …… he diidnt give me any medacine or anything …. my mum wont take me to another doctor cuz she siad theres nothing they can do intill i get the hearing test and even after i get my hearing test she siad there is nothing they can do , i took a phone hearing test and it siad i had good hearing in my RIGHT ear where the ringing is and in my left it siad i had some hearing loss ……… does tht mean anything ……….. does this mean im never gonna get rid of it , i wish every night to wake up and its gone but every time i wake up its still there , i just want to hear silence sooooooo bad , is there anything to make it go away

    • ANSWER:
      you need to stop dwelling on this because the more you think about it the more you will be aware of it. you need to sort of accept that you have it for the moment (easier said than done).

      in the meantime go back to your doctor and ask them where you can get some help on coping with this.

  12. QUESTION:
    ear ringing ……… does it ever go away?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    yeah and also i had a cold about a week before this happaned and YES i know that ringing in the ears is called tinntuis , im just asking WHY i have it and if it will go away or if any of us know wht caused it and if i cnt pop my ear does tht mean i have a ear infection , i diidnt get it from a concert cuz i was NOT at one tht night or the night before or tht day or any time near this ,

    update : my right ear has started poping , like just a bit , like it poped once last night and about 2 times today , i have been trying but it still really hard and has only poped 3times
    i dno if the ringing has gone done A BIT , like a little bit , i think it has but i cnt be shore
    wht does tht mean ?
    and i also every time i eat now my LEFT ear pops.
    and i have a hearing test app on the 20th and then im going to the docotors to get a referul thing for the ENT person
    but has anyone had anything like this and did the ringing every go away

    • ANSWER:
      I have a ringing in my ear, it has lasted for years, it is mild enough i only hear it when i think about it or sit around in silence. It has never gone away except for short periods when my ears pop. It never goes away, you will be stuck with it for the rest of your life.

  13. QUESTION:
    Can barely hear out of my left ear. What could the problem be?
    For the past 2months I’ve been having a problem with my left ear. At first I thought it was built up earwax(which I still somewhat think) but now I think it could be an ear infection. Anyways I have a loud ringing noise in it which has been going on for a few weeks now. Also went swimming and I think that only made it worse. And if this means anything when I try to clean out my left ear no ear wax comes out unlike my right one. What do you think is the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      go to a doctor

  14. QUESTION:
    My hearing stopped for a few seconds in my left ear? What happened?
    I was on the computer for an hour, then all of a sudden hearing in my left ear stopped, and started ringing for about 10 seconds, then my hearing came back. I know this sounds a bit paranoid, but what does it mean?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ll bet you have a buildup of wax in your ear. They sell earwax removal kits at the store, but you may want to go to the doctor to be checked for something worse. You really don’t want to mess with your hearing, its pretty important.

  15. QUESTION:
    right ear ringing for 2 months , cant pop right ear …….. wht could this mean?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    • ANSWER:
      its sounds like you may have tinnitus, It may simply go away on its own, or it may be a permanent disability that you may have to live with. If you have tinnitus your doctor will give you niacin, it will reduce the ear ringing.
      dont worry about it, its not deadly, and there are ways to help it. if you have it for life its just a challange you are going to have to deal with. But it proubably will be curable. =)

  16. QUESTION:
    Slight ear ringing related to humidity level?
    It’s kind of a long story, but I’ll try to cut it short.

    I’m currently a student studying abroad in Japan. Right now it’s Japan’s rainy season, which means it’s constantly raining and it’s VERY humid. I’ve never lived in conditions like this before.

    About 2 weeks ago I noticed that my left ear had a slight ringing that came and went, and that my throat was sore, and also that I had some pressure building up in my head. I thought I was getting a cold, so for a few days I took cold medicine and rested a lot. The ringing didn’t go away, and I started to feel really foggy, slightly dizzy, and slightly nauseous. A week later I started to feel a lot of pressure in my left ear, and that night I had vertigo and extreme stomach pain. I thought for sure that I had an ear infection (though I didn’t have actual ear pain). The next day I went to an ENT who told me I just had a stomach virus. I took his meds and got slightly better, but the ear pressure and fogginess didn’t go away.

    I went to another doctor a few days later, and he told me it was a cold. A few days after taking his medicine, I still felt foggy and a lot of pressure, and some gland right underneath my left ear began to swell and I could feel it draining into my throat. Finally went back asking for antibiotics (up to this point I’d also had about 5 headaches since my first symptoms came about).

    I just finished my second day of antibiotics, and I finally feel less foggy. However, I still feel some pressure in my head that comes and goes, and now my right ear has started to ring slightly, which also comes and goes. My left ear no longer rings

    I’m wondering, perhaps the ringing and slight pressure is not due to an infection but due to the humidity and air pressure that I’m experiencing? Has anyone experienced anything like this? Until this rainy season, I’ve never felt any type of unusual sickness since I’ve been here.

    I don’t experience any ear pain or drainage from the ear or nose, but I can feel drainage in my throat, coming from somewhere. I also have no problems with hearing.

    • ANSWER:
      I couldn’t connect the humidity with your symptoms in my head. I just researched it for an hour and I couldn’t find a the connection of your symptoms to humidity. My first thought was sinusitis of the posterior sinuses. This would account for the pressure, fogginess, sore throat and drainage into your throat, vertigo, headaches and nausea. Sinusitis can be caused by a virus or bacteria. Viruses and bacteria tend to travel. Your sinuses drain into your throat. It also sounds like you have some fluid in the canals in your ears. Fluid in your ears can cause these symptoms as well.
      The canals in your ears connect to the eustachian tube which also drains into your throat. That is how the virus/bacteria travels so easily. With a posterior sinus infection you don’t have a runny nose and typically don’t sound nasal so it is easily missed.
      Since the antibiotic helped, it was most likely a bacterial infection. Sometimes with infections that have traveled about we need more time on the antibiotics to get considerable relief. You may even need another round of antibiotics. At this point it is very important that you drink plenty of water and rest.
      No lets go back to the humidity and rain. If the humidity is making your feel more pressure you would notice a significant difference when you are inside. Air conditioners and heaters really dry out the air. Do you feel better indoors?
      I’m not surprised it has changed ears on you. Compare it to a head cold when one day you can breathe out of your right nostril and then a few days later your left nostril is stuffed up.
      Cold and rain tend to lower our immune system. I don’t know what the temp is in Japan. But even if you get wet and then go into an air conditioned building you can get sick.
      I got a posterior sinus infection a few years back. I didn’t have a runny nose and I could breath easily from my nose. Within a couple of weeks, my glasses didn’t fit on my face because I had so much swelling in my sphenoid sinuses. I became very ill. I have a chronic infection in my brain and spinal cord. It made that flair up and I also gotpneumoniaa. I had 2 rounds of antibiotics to get better. That is unusual for me because I’ve only been on antibiotics a few times in my life.
      I hope this helps you.

  17. QUESTION:
    RINGING in right ear and i cant pop my right ear ……. only 14 , really scared …. what does this mean?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    yeah and also i had a cold about a week before this happaned and YES i know that ringing in the ears is called tinntuis , im just asking WHY i have it and if it will go away or if any of us know wht caused it and if i cnt pop my ear does tht mean i have a ear infection , i diidnt get it from a concert cuz i was NOT at one tht night or the night before or tht day or any time near this ,

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus can arise in any of the following areas: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, or by abnormailities in the brain. Some tinnitus or head noise is normal. If one goes into a sound proof booth and normal outside noise is diminished, one becomes aware of these normal sounds. We are usually not aware of these normal body sounds, because outside noise masks them. Anything, such as wax or a foreign body in the external ear, that blocks these background sounds will cause us to be more aware of our own head sounds. Fluid, infection, or disease of the middle ear bones or ear drum (tympanic membrane) can also cause tinnitus.

      One of the most common causes of tinnitus is damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment, and consequently tinnitus. Today, loud noise exposure is a very common cause of tinnitus, and it often damages hearing as well. Unfortunately, many people are unconcerned about the harmful effects of excessively loud noise, firearms, and high intensity music. Some medications (for example, aspirin) and other diseases of the inner ear (Meniere’s syndrome) can cause tinnitus. Tinnitus can in very rare situations be a symptom of such serious problems as an aneurysm or a brain tumor (acoustic tumor).

  18. QUESTION:
    Just Pierced my Ear with a Safety Pin in the left ear.?
    I like it and the safety pin is the “Ear Ring” I want because I think they are Rad as fuck but my question is……

    If it’s my left and the person staring at me’s right. It means I’m not gay Correct?…….Because I Pierced (((MY LEFT))) and I hope I didn’t just pierce the gay side?….Nothing against gays because alot of them are cool people….I’m just making sure it dosen’t mean I’m gay.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes “straight” guys get their left ear pierced. That has become kind of an outdated rule….In the last 10 years or so, it whas become more common for guys of all sexual orientations to get both ears pierced, cartiladge piercings, well and any other piercing imaginable. Do what you like, if your straight your straight….a piercing wont determine that .
      Most men i have seen lately have both ears pierced anyways.

  19. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and the sound is muffled?
    My ear began ringing yesterday afternoon when I woke for a nap. I just noticed my (left) ear felt different. It felt…closed up, and would do this strange loud ring whenever I talked, or some sound came on. Well, I went to sleep last night, and I woke up around 5 am and noticed it seemed to have gotten worse. The ringing in my left ear is constant, and I can’t really hear well out of it.

    It feels like there is fluid-buildup in there because my left ear feels…congested? Whereas my right feels normal. I already have hearing loss in my right ear so I am kind of freaking out.

    My boyfriend is usually in the car with me and is very insistent on playing music REALLY loud, even if I don’t want it, and Sunday we drove three hours in the car and the music was blasted.

    I’m suspecting this is the reason. But why did I start to feel the effects a day later, and does that mean I have permanently damaged my hearing? I don’t know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be damaged or recovering from damage like swollen ear drum. Could be an infection that was further agitated by your idiot bf. Or it could be Tinnitus… ringing in the ears.

  20. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ear?
    Today, out of the blue, there was ringing in my left ear and my left ear was turned little deaf (couldn’t hear much from the left ear) for 10 seconds or so. It happened randomly. What does this mean?
    It only happened once and I don’t remember this happening before.

    • ANSWER:
      You didn’t say if this was the only instance of ringing in your left ear or it happens frequently. Fluid in the ear could cause this, or Tinnitus but a doctor would be a good trip to check out the cause. If it only happened once, loud noise from concert or other sources might cause this and it should go away. (again doctor if it does not) It is hard to pin it down but have it checked out if it occurs again real soon.

  21. QUESTION:
    right ear ringing and i cant pop it , wht does it mean?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    • ANSWER:
      If there’s a constant ringing, your ears have been damaged most probably. Usually ringing will go away in a few days if you go to a concert with blasting speakers or something. 2 months is too long. You need to wait and see what the doctor says.

  22. QUESTION:
    Is my friend gay? He has a ring in his left ear only. What does this mean.?
    He is only 22 but lovely. I don’t want to ruin a friendship by offending him.

    • ANSWER:
      Many many men and boys now wear earrings – straight, gay, bisexual – so unless your gaydar is beeping off the chart, or unless he tells you, for now, you have to presume that he is straight.

      The earring in the left ear – in gay circles – tends to mean one of two things – available and/or a top – active in bed – and those who wear one earring in the right ear tend to mean that they are taken or passive – a bottom – in bed.
      Unless this has changed since I was younger – or it might not mean anything at all to this particular chap.

      You might just ask him why he chose one earring in his left ear – and see what he response is.

  23. QUESTION:
    Why does my left ear crackle when I swallow or flex my ear canal?
    Okay, this little problem is starting to really depress me. I will tell the whole story, with all the details, and I pray somebody knows what it could be or possibly how to help me. About a month and a half ago I had really bad neck stiffness, like I slept on it wrong or something, this may not be related at all, but I want to mention every detail. After the neck pain went away after AFEW days I got a really bad cold. I mean bad. And I, stupidhead not knowing this wasn’t the best thing to do blew my nose pretty hard in the shower, and then my ears clogged. or felt plugged up, but my left ear was definitely worse. I freaked out because I thought it was just wax build up or something stuck in my ear…so I tried to clean it out with peroxide, warm water and vinegar, and even went and bought a wax removal kit. Finally nothing helped clear them so I went to an ENT specialist. They did a hearing test came to the conclusion that I had minor hearing loss in my left ear at high frequency. He looked inside them both and said they were clear, and that I probably got mucus in my eustachion tubes. He told me to buy some Mucinex D, which I did and used for a bit until I accidentally mixed it with Nasonex, and it gave me side effects like my heart would race and trouble sleeping. Finally the cloggness went away and was followed by a ringing in my left ear only. It really started to drive me insane as I lost sleep, and had temporary insomnia. At this time I did research and read about TMJ and Tinnitus. Thinking the worst I became very stressed and anxious(which i am already an anxious person) and then I realized the left side of my jaw was really sore and I couldn’t open it very wide without it hurting. so with all these symptoms I became very stressed, and decided to go stay at my dads for a while. The stress started to go away and the ringing actually went away completely after about four days or so. But then I realized there was a crackle in my ears(both) when I would swallow or flex my ear canal, and not at all when i eat or yawn. Only when I swallow or flex it. At the time It didnt bother me because I was just so glad to be rid of the ringing. My spirits went back up and everything seemed to be getting better. My jaw(left side only) remained sore but did start to get better. I’m not sure how long exactly but after afew more days I started to get stressed out again because I noticed the crackling didnt go away. Then eventually it was just my left ear. Everytime I swallow or flex it crackles. Not very loud, just enough to hear it and know its there. It sounds like bubbles in my ear or something. I started to get more stressed because I was about to get on a plane for the first time and fly across the country from cali to NC. So I flew out here safely but the crackling did not go away. The weird thing is…a couple times(once was this morning) the crackle was completely gone, and I think it had to do with laying in bed or going to sleep, As soon as I got up and got out of the shower it returned. I can onlt count two times it went away so far, and that was one night right before I fell asleep, and this morning like I said when I woke up. the volume of th crackle seems to go down if im busy or having fun and not paying attention, but eventually i always swallow and try to hear it again. the more i do the more distinct i think it gets. when i move my jaw from left to right it still is kinda sore on the left side. and when i put my finger in my ear and move my jaw from side to side i can feel pain at the top joint or whatever on the left side. the right side is completely fine with no pain and no crackling in my ear. Yesterday I became very annoyed by it and tried cleaning it with a q tip, which i always use to do every day without fail before this all started, but the ENT told me I shouldnt because I had to wax. So I stopped doing it completely and alltogether. Until yesterday. I did it and it did nothing, and even brought a slight pain inside my ear, which is still there but not constant, its more like a slight ache that comes and goes. I could live with the pain but i am getting so tired of the crackle. i have read so many cases similar but not the same, in most cases I read that people have the crackle when they swallow yawn, move their head or even eat. mine ONLY happens when i swallow or flex my left ear canal. i have been told before i gind my teeth in my sleep or clench. so i figure this is the cause of the sore side of my jaw. i dont think i have done either recently though. this is pretty much every detail. please please please please somebody have some idea of what this could be. it keeps me stressed, and sometimes depressed. thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok Dane,

      “I probably got mucus in my eustachion tubes”

      The above paragraph, and all of the symptoms indicate that it is an inner ear problem. I have the same. Don’t panic :)

      Go back to the ENT, insist to be tested for meneires disease. If it is, a specialist could do some exercises with you called Vestibular Balance and Rehabilitation Therapy, which can cure you in a couple of sessions. How’s that sound?

      The fact that it is inner ear means no amount of external treatment will work. Q-tips, ear drops, syringing won’t do anything cos it isn’t wax buildup. It’s internal. You can still here the sound when you cover your ears, right?

      If you pay too much attention to the crackling sound, it will make your stress and depression worsen, and it will become noticeable all the time. If you’re distracted by something, you won’t notice or be bothered by it.

      Stress isn’t worth it. What if the doc told you that you have to put up with it for the rest of your life? You’d probably pull yourself together, and tell yourself not to take any notice of it any more. That’s what you should do *now*.

      Even if you are told by physician that you are ‘stuck’ with the condition, there is means and ways to get rid of the sensations through lifestyle changes:

      http://www.tinnitussymptom.org/tinnitus-miracle

      Perhaps there are other things that may have caused the tinnitus?

      Check:

      http://www.tinnitussymptom.org/tinnitus-home-remedies/

      And:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

      For causes.

      Take care Dane, and relax a little :)

  24. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your ear is ringing.?
    what does it mean when your ear is ringing all day woke up with it ringing its is knocking my equilibrium off. I look in the mirror and it feels numb on my left side or clogged what does that mean for almost 8Hrs.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a middle ear infection!

      My right ear has been clogged/ ringing (still is) and I did not think anything about it until I moved my head wrong and I, too, was knocked off my equilibrium so bad that I actually turned pale and got sick losing my lunch yesterday. I had to go to the E.R. where they treated me with a potassium solution for the dizziness, Ondansetron for the nausea/ vomiting, and Amoxicillin for the infection itself. I have to take both the Ondansetron and Amoxicillin, and see my primary care doctor for a follow up.

      You need to see a doctor right away because it is only going to get worse. Trust me!

  25. QUESTION:
    what do you do if the back of your earring is inside your ear lobe?
    i went to sleep earlier with my earrings on, and 5 minutes later my left ear started to ring and be in tremendous pain. So i took them out and then the back piece to my left earring is physically inside my ear lobe, what does this mean? and what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      don’t panic! the same thing happened to me. it is a bit painful, but you don’t have to go to the ER. What I did, although it hurt, was fold my earlobe forward around the earring and wiggle it a bit until the end pushed out. Don’t take it off, just pull the back to it to the end of the little bar, so there;s plenty of room for your earlobe. After you move it, it almost instantly stops hurting. then, be sure and clean it with some solution or hydrogen peroxide. Also, loosen up your other earring so the same thing doesn’t happen.

      Keep them lose and clean!

  26. QUESTION:
    What does it mean if a man wears a ring in his left ear and not a wedding band?

    • ANSWER:
      It means he likes to wear an earring on his left ear and he is probably not married

  27. QUESTION:
    GIRLS ONLy!!!?
    What would you do if you were standing by a 5’11 16 year old boy with the smell of A Cologne spray smell very clean face one ear ring in left ear witch means im NOT gay

    • ANSWER:
      u spelled which wrong but if he had a great personality and i liked him id run

  28. QUESTION:
    poping , ringing , blocked ears HELP whts wrong?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    yeah and also i had a cold about a week before this happaned and YES i know that ringing in the ears is called tinntuis , im just asking WHY i have it and if it will go away or if any of us know wht caused it and if i cnt pop my ear does tht mean i have a ear infection , i diidnt get it from a concert cuz i was NOT at one tht night or the night before or tht day or any time near this ,

    update : my right ear has started poping , like just a bit , like it poped once last night and about 2 times today , i have been trying but it still really hard and has only poped 3times
    i dno if the ringing has gone done A BIT , like a little bit , i think it has but i cnt be shore
    wht does tht mean ?
    and i also every time i eat now my LEFT ear pops.
    and i have a hearing test app on the 20th and then im going to the docotors to get a referul thing for the ENT person
    but has anyone had anything like this and did the ringing every go away

    • ANSWER:
      There is a little tube that goes from the back of the nose to the middle ear.
      It opens briefly to allow drainage from the middle ear when we swallow or yawn.
      When we have an allergy or throat infection the tube (Eustachian tube) gets blocked and fluid can’t drain so we get it collecting in the middle ear which can sometimes lead to infection.
      Tinnitus is one of the results and it should go away when your throat – and so your eustachian tube – are back to normal.
      Antihistamine tablets might help, speak to your pharmacist.

      Added a different link to this one!

  29. QUESTION:
    I have ringing in my ears?
    Back in december of 2008 i caught an ear infection which left me with ringing in my ears. The ringing is quiet and i can’t hear it during the day but when i’m in a quiet room i can hear it. Once in a while the ringing will get really loud for like 15 seconds and then fade back to what it was. I was wondering if that is normal or if it means the ringing will get worse.

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like tinnitus. it’s a life long condition due to damage to your ear drums. you need to see a doctor cos it might be temporary.

  30. QUESTION:
    I heard a dial tone in my left ear?
    I know if you hear a phone ring it means someones talking about you…what does a dial tone mean.
    but who could it be

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe it means you have to do the calling and you need to call someone. Or someone wants you to call them

  31. QUESTION:
    my son has constant ringing in his ears lately?
    what can this mean? it seems to be his left ear and it bothers him mostly at night. He says it’s a constant ringing. He’s kept me up til after 2 am for 3 nights in a row with this. He’s 9. He has a doctors appointment in a few Weeks but I want to know a little about it if I can.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Tinnitus, but theres another illness that causes that, and I cant remember the name of it. It causes ringing in the ears, nausea, off balance..ect… I would just try to keep him and yourself calm and try to keep him comfortable till you get him to the Dr.*

  32. QUESTION:
    Do You Think That………..?
    A Ringing In The Left Ears Means That Someone IsTalking About You?
    If So Are They Talking Good Things About You Or Bad Things About You?

    • ANSWER:
      I Never Thought About This Before.
      And No, I Don’t Believe So.
      lol.
      srry, but Typing Like This sorta annoys me.
      :]

  33. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears for 2 months ,… only 14 , crying every day …. any chance it will go away , sad?
    okay im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months . i doctoros about a month ago for the first time and he ask me if i could pop my ears , i poped my LEFT ear and siad yes has i thought the right poped too , he then siad i HAD a inflammed ear cuased by a viral ear infection and there was nothing he could do , he siad for me to get a hearing test but the hearing test is not open till the 20th , so its gonna be about 2 months since i have seen him , the night after the docots i found out i couldnt pop my right ear and i havent been able to pop my right ear for the whole time but i diidnt relise , and about 3 weeks ago my LEFT ear started popoing sometiems when i moved my jaw , is this important and sould i go see my doctor now or wait till i get my hearing test as this is not that important , i raelly want it to go away , i cry 5 tiems a day and i just want silence , any chance it will go away , i haven smiled in 8 weeks /………….. oh and i some times get a little random pain in both my ears but it only last 10 secs , does this mean i COULD still have the infection and he could give me anbiobtics and then the ringing would stop or will the ringing never stop , i took a hearing test on the phone and i got good hearing in the RIGHT ear which is the ringing ear and the ear i cant pop ……. and in the left ear which pops sometiems when i move my jaw i got slight hearing loss ………. does this mean anything………… will my ringing go away or am i stuck with it for life……… i havent been happy in 2 months , i just want silence , its my 8 week hoildays and there almost over and i havent been happy ………. sould i see the docots before the 20th or just wait as there is nothing they can do

    • ANSWER:
      whoa girl, stop with the questions about this, it is not helping you. read some of the answers you already have.

  34. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your…?
    fingers itchy? …but with the superficial answer! ..ex. like if you hear ringing in your left ear it means someone is talking bad about you. stuff like that

    • ANSWER:
      If your finger smells..it means your butthole was recently itchy as well.

  35. QUESTION:
    will my ears stop ringing anytime soon?
    i went to a concert last night. i was right next to the speaker. i also have a cold and my ears fee clogged on and off all the time. by the time the show was over i could barley hear but after a few minutes my right ear was fine but my left ear was ringing and it feels stuffy. does this mean i am going to go deaf soon, will it go away in a few days, or should i go to a doctor. im kinda worried please help me =)

    • ANSWER:
      Loud concerts can cause ear ringing for the next 24 hours after event. Since you have seen this for several days, yes you should see a doctor to check out your ears. If they say all is ok, I would recommend that you bring some ear plugs with you to future concerts you attend.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears! what does this mean?
    I’ve had a ringing noise in my left ear for about 15 minutes. It is so annoying! How can i make it stop?

    • ANSWER:
      listen to your music at a lower level. you’ve damaged your ears.

  37. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when i hear a odd high pitched phone ringing noise when im trying to sleep ?
    It only occurs when i’m trying to sleep, it keeps me up but in my left ear i’ll hear this high pitched ringing noise and it sounds like a phone. This only recently started about a month ago. It only goes away if i sleep on my back and i cant sleep that way(i have an arch in my back and it hurts if i do). Help ?! Its VERY irritating !

    • ANSWER:
      It surely looks like tinnitus

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants (as in your case), pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.

      Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

      They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason.

      Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may check the source link below for more details on the above

  38. QUESTION:
    EAR PROBLEMS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    yeah and also i had a cold about a week before this happaned and YES i know that ringing in the ears is called tinntuis , im just asking WHY i have it and if it will go away or if any of us know wht caused it and if i cnt pop my ear does tht mean i have a ear infection , i diidnt get it from a concert cuz i was NOT at one tht night or the night before or tht day or any time near this ,

    update : my right ear has started poping , like just a bit , like it poped once last night and about 2 times today , i have been trying but it still really hard and has only poped 3times
    i dno if the ringing has gone done A BIT , like a little bit , i think it has but i cnt be shore
    wht does tht mean ?
    and i also every time i eat now my LEFT ear pops.
    and i have a hearing test app on the 20th and then im going to the docotors to get a referul thing for the ENT person
    but has anyone had anything like this and did the ringing every go away

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had that happen to me many times. It sounds as if you have fluid in your ear. It could be from a cold or sinus trouble or you may even have too much wax in your ear. Try not to worry too much. I’m sure there is a logical explanation for it, and it can be taken care of. I feel for you though, cause it’s miserable. Hope you feel better real soon.

      Peace

  39. QUESTION:
    im going crazy , just want this ringing to go way …… wil it ever , what casued it?
    hi im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months , and i cant pop my right ear for too months , it feels kinda blocked …………. and my left ear pops when i move my jaw sometimes , like 10 times in a row or when i eat …………. what does all this mean. ………. really want the ringing to go away , ive read tht the ringing some tiems does not go away ever , im crying all the time as i hate the ringing so much , im going to the doctors on the 20th , but do u guys have any idea whts wrong with me or if the ringing will go away and how long

    yeah and also i had a cold about a week before this happaned and YES i know that ringing in the ears is called tinntuis , im just asking WHY i have it and if it will go away or if any of us know wht caused it and if i cnt pop my ear does tht mean i have a ear infection , i diidnt get it from a concert cuz i was NOT at one tht night or the night before or tht day or any time near this ,

    update : my right ear has started poping , like just a bit , like it poped once last night and about 2 times today , i have been trying but it still really hard and has only poped 3times
    i dno if the ringing has gone done A BIT , like a little bit , i think it has but i cnt be shore
    wht does tht mean ?
    and i also every time i eat now my LEFT ear pops.
    and i have a hearing test app on the 20th and then im going to the docotors to get a referul thing for the ENT person
    but has anyone had anything like this and did the ringing every go away

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure I have already answered this…
      There is a little tube that goes from the back of the nose to the middle ear.
      It opens briefly to allow drainage from the middle ear when we swallow or yawn.
      When we have an allergy or throat infection the tube (Eustachian tube) gets blocked and fluid can’t drain so we get it collecting in the middle ear which can sometimes lead to infection.
      Tinnitus is one of the results and it should go away when your throat – and so your eustachian tube – are back to normal.
      Antihistamine tablets might help, speak to your pharmacist.
      The promised link is below, read it with caution as most of it will not apply to you.

  40. QUESTION:
    I need to know if the new guy I am going to date is gay or homosexual or not?
    I know many that use the word gay and any time they say it to them it means stupid, dumb, etc…
    Sometimes people think it’s silly to use the word stupid or dumb so they’ll say, “Ah, that’s gay”. But he call himself gay and has lots of Man friends, more than woman,he had a relationship for 5 years with a woman in past, he is not romantic and he has an ear-ring on his left ear.We just want to start dating but I do not want to date a gay, How could I find out if he is or not?

    • ANSWER:
      If he’s telling you he is he probably is.

  41. QUESTION:
    Ears been ringing for bout 2 months?
    its not a loud ringing, during regular day activities i dont notice it.

    I only notice it when im in a place REAL quiet, like while im trying to go to sleep i hear it and any time there is no other noisees around and its quite i hear it.

    This all started from a head cold, doctors took hearing tests and junk and said my ears are PERFECT, that i have above average hearing, but i had fluid in my ears from the head cold which is causeing the ringing.
    he gave me medicine to take to get rid of head cold and ear fluid and said if it dont go away when your medicine is out come back it

    well i never went back in and my ringing never went away, what should i do?

    I mean i dont hear the ringing ALL DAY, i only hear it in empty places/quiet places like my bed trying to sleep.

    -my mom had BAD BAD BAD ringing in her ears at exactly my age but hers was 500% worse and because of it she LOST hearing in her left ear permently,
    my ringing isent bad though…

    • ANSWER:
      go back to the doctor,it sound like a ear infection.

  42. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you get a ringing in your ear?
    does it matter whether if it’s left or right

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in your ears can be caused by a variety of things. If you are exposed to a very loud noise, your ears will ring for some time thereafter due to the exposure. Some medications have tinnitus (ringing of the ears) as a side effect. Ingesting heavy metals can cause ringing in the ears. Allergies can cause or intensify tinnitus, as can having a cold (the congestion blocks the little tubes that drain your ears into your throat, causing them to get “junked up” which makes them ring). In rare cases, brain tumors that affect the auditory nerves or the parts of the brain that process auditory cues can cause ear ringing.

      Ringing ears is extremely common, and the most likely cause is as simple as congestion. You can try taking an antihistamine, although in some cases they have been known to make tinnitus worse because they dry you out, thus thickening the phlegm in your ears that is causing the ringing in the first place. Try drinking a lot of fluids and using an ear wax removal kit to clear out some of the stuff in your ears. If your ears are really blocked up, don’t shove a Q-tip down there and try to clean them out – it will only jam the wax further in the ear, making the ringing worse and potentially damaging the eardrum. Ask your doctor to take a look, and if there is a waxy build-up, they have a special machine to suck it out with.

  43. QUESTION:
    Whats the difference of meaning when a man wears his watch in the right hand and when he wears in the left?
    We know that when a man wears a ear-ring in the right then this means sometimes that he is gay…

    What about the watch (classic watch ) ?

    • ANSWER:
      People typically wear watches on the left when they are right-handed (and vice versa). Don’t read too much into it.

  44. QUESTION:
    I am sick, and have a sore throat and now muffled hearing in one ear, whats wrong?
    Today is Tuesday, night. Last weekend I got sick on Friday and it seemed like the regular flu… so I treated it like the regular flu.. taking Dayquil/NyQuil, drinking lots of water, getting plenty of rest and I was over it by Sunday night..
    All of my symptoms while sick that weekend were runny and congested nose(altered runny and stuffed), little bit of a sore throat, fever up to 102 degrees, acheyness, headache, ringing in my ears.
    By Monday fever, headache, acheyness and sore throat were gone.. but I still was really congested and it was so annoying. I have a history of sinus problems in my family so I figured that was just getting to me. So I spent the rest of the week just blowing my nose and taking decongestants.

    I got sick the very next weekend with something else, very similar, but much more vicious. I assume its a different strain of the flu. I got sick Saturday night and spent most of Sunday in bed doing the same routine.. decongestants, sleeping, taking it easy. Monday I had to stay home from school because I had a fever again, it got up to 102.3 this time. I had a fever Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
    All of my symptoms for being sick this time were runny/stuffy nose, fever, headache, acheyness, severe sore throat, and now painful ears.

    I have returned to school and my fever, headache, and acheyness are gone BUT, my congested nose remains, my severe throat remains, and now my left ear has begun to ache sooo bad. It hurts when I yawn, swallow, chew, blow my nose, sneeze, and sometimes I’ll even have random jolts of pain in my ear.. When it first started hurting I thought it was an ear infection.. but I’m beginning to think that I damaged something in there.. Whenever I hear music, people talk or sound in general, in my left ear, everything sounds like it was being held up to a fan. You know how your voice sounds when you put your face in front of a fan and talk? Everything sounds like that.. also, I’ve developed a sore on the very back of the roof of my mouth, not where the roof is hard but towards the back where it starts to be soft tissue that your Ugula(yoo-gyoo-luh?) is attached to.. I have no idea what might be wrong with my ear, or what the sore means. It doesn’t pop or anything when I yawn, but when I open my mouth my ear makes a ‘clicking’ noise. I am so confused.
    I guess what I am looking for is;
    whats wrong with my ear?
    how can I fix it?
    and what does the sore mean?
    and I’ve had a sore throat for three days, should I go to the doctor?

    any help would be immensely appreciated… thank you so much, sorry this is so long… (:
    My main theory is that I damaged it because I blew my nose too often and too hard..

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  45. QUESTION:
    Vertigo ear ringing . Lost vision in one side?
    I had a vertgi attack 4 months ago . and went to the ER he said I have a liquid inside my ear .
    Now on the same side I lost 85% of my vision. ( all on the left side )
    Went to regular vision clinic, I though it was my contact, after a lot of test he determined that my eye
    it’s self is healthy meaning that its not something that can be corrected, re referred me to an ophtalmolgist , which is going to take 4 days before I see him since it’s during the weekend. this happened just 4 days ago , and seems like I’m losing my vision Rapidly. while waiting I went to the ER got seen by a regular dr . he did I cat Scan on my brain and didn’t see any abnormalities .. so Far no one knows what’s going on…
    My vision got worse now that if I close my right eye . I can’t even see what I’m typing .
    I’m using some prescribed eye drops but they don’t seem like they are making any difference .
    while waiting to see a specialist which will be in the next 2 days ..
    any suggestions !! is it related to my vertigo or the ear ringing I have

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Jaw…the eyes and inner ear system are responsible for the balance of our bodies. The eyes are sort of a “balance check” for what the inner ear senses in regard to vertical/horizontal positioning.

      From my understanding you have “vertigo” (because the inside fluid in you cochlea is high in pressure), hence it’s sending the brain the wrong information. At the same time, your right eye seems to be affected by this increment in pressure, which somehow has affected your vision.

      Check if the loss in sight is ‘central’ or ‘peripheral’, meaning that you WILL be able to see the sides of your eye’s field (peripheral), but you will not be able to READ (central). This could be related to your Macula, the central part where the nerve attaches to the Retina in your eye.

      Luckily you have an appointment. The doctor will determine. Anyway, that’s what I believe but I may be wrong. Do not neglect going to the doctor. Hope everything is Ok.

  46. QUESTION:
    Ringing in the ears…..sort of?
    Yeah, I know the condition of “ringing” in the ears is called tinnitus or something. I was wondering, can people really go to sleep at night and say that they hear absolutely nothing? I’m just kind of worried, because the ringing/hum for me is there, but I took a hearing test and I did fine. Is it normal to have a little?

    And another thing, today my friend pulled out some big rifle and showed it to me. Black powder or something… Well he just put a cap in and shot it and it was pretty loud, and we were inside….Well the ringing skyrocketed in my left ear like I got hit with a flashbang in call of duty (videogame) or something….It did die down pretty quick but I’m wondering, did that do any major damage to me? I mean I won’t let it happen again, but I’m paranoid about my ears….I wanna be able to hear when I’m older…By the way, I’m 15 so it worries me that I have any ringing at this age…..I’m normally not involved with loud activities, just music through headphones, but I stopped now.
    Thanks so far, but I doubt it will go away, because I think I’ve had it for as long as I can remember….

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  47. QUESTION:
    How do i know if my ear piercing is infected?
    I just got my ear pierced again two days ago. i think the left side might be infected. it was fine yesterday, but this morning when i was washing my hair, i pulled on my stud. it hurt so bad, but i cleaned it and everything. however when i went to go put ear rings on the piercing under it (this was done when i was a baby), it hurt. So, i touched my ear love and the left side is “fatter”, “thicker” than the other. After that, i went to go look in the mirror and the back had blood and what i think was yellowish, white puss coming out of it. Does this mean that it is infected, if so how would i care for it, should i take the stuf out, etc. please go in detail

    • ANSWER:
      ok first when you had your ear piercing done did they give you any cleaner to take home to care for your new piercings? If so use that. If not take peroxide first and a Q-tip and dip Q-tip in peroxide and clean around the infected ear and It won’t hurt to do the same with the other ear but use a clean Q-tip. Then take alcohol the rubbing kind and a Q-tip and do the whole process over again. Peroxide cleans out the infection and alcohol heals it. Make sure to turn your studs in your ears so no cartilage seals the hole. if it still looks the same I would consult the ear piercer or a doctor. Leave the studs in also do not change the ear rings until the holes are healed completely. I hope this helps you out .

  48. QUESTION:
    my ear is blocked help!!!!?
    i have EDT (eustachian tube dysfunction)which means i have fluid caught in a tube between my middle ear and my nose. Ive had it 2 months and im scared incase it never goes away because its causeing me to not be able to hear out of my left ear and i can hear constant ringing in my ear. I went the doctors yesterday and ive been put on a steriod nasel spray called nasonex but i dont know how the hell its going to clear the fluid from my tube??? and if it doesnt what happens next??? any information is much appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      You know it’s really sad that there may not be much they can do with that. You should be very careful when swimming/showering to keep water out of the ear and prevent infection. When you blow your nose do so gently so as not to “blow it” into the canal.

      Some people have very small tubes and perhaps you should see an eye/ear/nose specialist and get their opinion.
      Nasonex is for people with allergies and will only cause your sinuses to not inflame.

      Be careful with that stuff as it can cause more damage in the long run if you use it a lot (cause headaches and other side effects). My kids use that and I dont really like them using it that much. You are better off using saline solution but do use it for a week and see if it helps.

      Some people have been found to have such a small tube that even putting tubes in their ears doesn’t help as it is so deep (the tube) and thin that they cant get to it. So you are better off avoiding germs and colds and viruses and bacteria basically as your main form of prevention. My nephew has that problem and really he’s kind of stuck with it but takes antibiotics so often that they are really screwing him up and causing all kinds of allergies and asthma etc. I’m sure they are the cause of those secondary complications with him after years and years and years of earaches and infections.

      As you get older your ear canals should get bigger. Not sure how old you are but if it’s a constant problem see a specialist.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why do my ears hurt from noise exsposure?
    I know that when u damage your ears from loud noise the tiny hairs dont work propley and you lose hearing and your ears ring trust me i know. But why do they hurt. With over two years of pain in my left ear i need a cure and a answer. Noise puts me in pain and pisses me off too witch means No Tv No music No work No Life. surley there must be some type of pain killer to help manage?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Ear Issues?
    Well, I recently went to MEPS to join the Air Force, and I passed everything but my Hearing Test. I have always had this thing where I will get an ear infection and not even know it.

    Well, when I took the test I got H3, which means complete hearing loss in my left ear. I am 18, and that is obviously not true. So I went to the doctors office, and I have a massive build up of wax as well as a rupture in my ear drum. Gives me antibiotics the works, and tells me to come back in two week.

    When I tested to see if it was improving I use the High Pitch ring tone on my Cell phone to test and see if I can hear it. At first I couldn’t hear a thing, and now I hear it perfectly well.

    Getting to the point, I have an question about when I attempt to pop my ears. When I hold my nose and close my mouth and blow my right ear pops, but there is a steady flow of air coming out of my left ear. Does that mean the Infection still remains? Or is that normal? Keep in mind, I FEEL the air coming out.

    Thank

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not a professional and I do not have diagnostic capabilities, but the rushing air from your left ear sounds indicative of the ruptured tympanic membrane (eardrum) not being completely healed yet.

      By the way, didn’t anyone ever tell you that you could injure your eardrums by popping them in that manner?


Ringing In Ears Treatment Mayo Clinic

Written By: admin - Oct• 25•12

As a tinnitus sufferer, you probably know that there are lots of things that can cause the condition. Loud noises, infections, even stress can cause ringing ears. But one of the more surprising causes of tinnitus is medication. You read that right. Some of the medicines your doctor prescribes for you can actually cause tinnitus.

The connection between medications and ringing ears was certainly a surprise to me. I learned of it when my nephew developed tinnitus from the cancer medications he was taking. The doctors were able to eliminate the cancer, but part of the price my nephew paid for his cure was long-term, likely permanent hearing damage.

Since then, I’ve done some research into the connection between medications and ringing ears. Many medications have tinnitus as a possible side effect. Here is a list of the types of medications known to sometimes cause or worsen tinnitus. The information comes from the Mayo Clinic website:

* Antibiotics: Several antibiotics can cause problems, including chloramphenicol, erythromycin, tetracycline, vancomycin and bleomycin

* Cancer medications: Some of these powerful drugs that can cause tinnitus include mechlorethamine and vincristine

* Diuretics: Bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, and furosemide

* Quinine medications and others (such as chloroquine) used to treat malaria

* Aspirin: When taken in extremely high doses (12 or more per day)
If your doctor starts treating you with one of these medications and you start to hear ringing in your ears, you need to notify your doctor immediately. While the onset of tinnitus may not be related to your medicine, it may be possible to eliminate the ringing by a simple change in the medication or dosages that you are receiving.

Similarly, if you are undergoing treatment for tinnitus, you might want to check any medications you are taking. If they appear on this list, you need to let the doctor treating your ringing ears know right away. They may be treating the wrong cause, or only one cause of your tinnitus if they don’t know you are taking these medications. This knowledge could make a major change in the way your tinnitus is treated.

When one of your medications is the cause, and it is possible to alter your medical treatment regimen, a simple change in your medications or dosages is surely one of the easiest ways to treat tinnitus. Always make sure to provide your doctors with complete information about the medications you are taking in any discussion about ringing ears.


Ringing In Ears Symptom Hearing Loss

Written By: admin - Oct• 22•12

Depending on the causes of tinnitus, your tinnitus may sometimes gets better over time and stop on its own. Medically, tinnitus is not considered a disease. Rather, it is a symptom expressed in a number of different health related problems. Rarely, tinnitus may be a symptom of a severe health problem, such as aneurysm and brain tumor.

With regard to the symptoms of tinnitus, they can actually be very different from one person to another. Typically the symptom is a ringing sound or a high-pitched sound. Some describe the sound they hear as buzzing, hissing, whistling, clicking, ticking, roaring, “crickets”. Some say they heard whooshing sound, just like the waves and wind.

No matter what type of sound or noise you have in your ears or head, they seem to be forever there annoying you. Even if the sound does go away, its absence is only for briefly. When you move – head, eyes, jaw, or shoulder – you may feel the intensity of your tinnitus symptoms change as well.

A lot of people have tinnitus without being aware of it. Actually, there are physical and emotional symptoms associated with, or as a result of, tinnitus. Being aware of these symptoms of tinnitus and the related discomfort may help a person realize something is wrong in time, so that he or she can seek help as soon as possible.

Possible physical symptoms of tinnitus include dizziness (vertigo), sleep disturbances, neck and shoulder pain, ear pain, migraines, jaw pain, sweaty palms and blurred vision.

For emotional symptoms of tinnitus, they may include anxiety, moodiness, depression, lack of concentration, memory problem, and irritability.

The type of ringing or sound you hear may depend on the type of tinnitus you have.

The sounds normally heard in cochlea damage tinnitus can be ringing bells, cricket sounds, chirping sounds, roaring, hissing and fluttering sounds, and a high frequency noise.

The noises normally heard in stress- and traumatic live events-induced tinnitus are such as ringing, whizzing and whooshing, whistling, rushing and a roaring like a waterfall.

The sounds you’ll hear if you have tinnitus from sinus are such as clicking sound, cracking sound, whirring sound, high-pitched ringing, and a ringing tone that comes and goes intermittently.

Based on the type of noise you hear, you might be able to guess the root cause of your tinnitus. Still, having yourself examined by your doctor is necessary, as you would want to know what actually triggers the symptoms. You’ll then decide which treatments for tinnitus to use to relieve your tinnitus symptoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Developing hearing loss and ringing ear before vertigo in Meniere’s disease?
    I went to an audiologist about a year ago and discovered I had some low pitch hearing loss, worse on the left. She asked me specifically about ringing in my ears and dizziness which I presume was a reference to Meniere’s disease. At that time, I didn’t notice those symptoms. I still haven’t had any vertigo, but I have had very frequent ringing more recently, especially in my left ear.

    Has anyone had any experience with Meniere’s disease? Is it very common for vertigo to not present until later?

    Thanks!
    Just a few more details…I have episodes of sensitivity to sound where it feels good to just hold my ears. I also have episodes of a sensation of twitching in my ears, what I assume to be the stapedius muscle. Also, I am 24 years old.

    Thanks again!
    I have never had any exposure to loud noises; I don’t use headphones, don’t like rock music, etc. I got out of woodworking because the equipment hurt my ears despite use of protection…same with hunting with my family.

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Any doctors or nurses good with ears?
    My boyfriend has been having some problems with his right ear. his symptoms include: ringing in the ear, a feeling of pressure, and some hearing loss. now since were on vacation in kentucky and he don’t have any health insurance we cant go to a doctor, we have tried homemade ear drops with little change in the symptoms. do you have ideas as to what may be causing this, or any home remedies to help ease the pressure till we can return home and get him some insurance?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an Infection within the inner ear. Pressure, Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are common symptoms with inner ear Infections. If homemade ear drops are not working he may need Antibiotics to help clear it up.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is my hearing loss reversible?
    I am 16 year old (female) and for the past few years i have had really bad clogging feeling in my ears. i went to an ENT, audiologist, and an allergist…..none could help and they didn’t seem to care. I am a singer and it’s really, really hard to hear myself sing or to even tell if i’m in key now. my ears are only getting worse. now they are ringing really loud and high pitched. my symptoms are clogged, thick feeling ears, hearing loss, not being able to tell which side of room a sound is coming from and i am also dizzy EVERY time i stand up from sitting down! i’ve been on many healthy diets and even taken Nasonex spray which only gave my headaches. nothing works that i’ve tried. i think i have Estachian Tube Disfunction but i had to look up that on my own since the doctors didn’t seem to care. when i take over-the-counter allergy medicines, nothing works at all. my hearing feels like it’s getting worse. when i watch TV, i have to rely mainly on reading lips and captions because if i don’t look at the TVi can’t understand anything. i have always taken extremely good care of my ears. i don’t listen to ipods or mp3 players. we don’t have our band music loud and we have a Bose speaker so it’s better for your ears. please help! i can’t sing when my ears are like this. if you know any natural remedies or anything that will work. my allergist said to not bother getting tubes put in my ears since she’s it doesn’t always work she said. (real caring doctors…huh) and please tell me, is this hearing loss reversible or will it never be able to get naturally fixed??? thank you! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are 2 types of hearing loss 1. sensorineural which is a loss of nerve tissue from the cochlea,this type is permanent. The other is 2. Conductive hearing loss. This occurs when something is going on in your middle ear system such as an ear infection, fluid in your middle ear from allergies, pressure buildup in your middle ear from your eustachian tube not opening and closing correctly, ossicular chain damage or your eardrum not function properly. It sounds like you have a lot of allergy and sinus problems which can easily lead to a conductive loss. Basically this just means that something is preventing the sound from being conducted to your cochlea. The good news is that these types of losses are easily fixed with medicine aren’t usually permanent. Tubes are used when the pressure in your middle ear is severe and won’t equalize on it’s on. It it literally a slit in your eardrum, which can heal back with scarring and cause permanent conductive loss so you don’t want to have to go that route if you don’t have to. Because your ears are clogged your own voice is going to sound louder to you. This happens more in the low frequency ranges a than the high frequency ranges so as a singer things are definitely going to sound not only muted, hut distorted. Typically these types of hearing loss only produces a max 6 dB g loss (which isn’t much) but our perception is that it is much worse than that, especially since the highs and low frequencies of speech are distorted. In localization of sound we depend on timing differences, if sound hits the right ear first, we know that the sound came from the right. Conductive losses, especially if it is worse in one ear more than the other, it can throw the cues off. The best thing you can do is control what is causing the problems in your middle ear. Stay away from things you are allergic to, take your allergy medication, an antihistamine may help and get plenty of fluid because antihistamines dehydrate you and can cause ringing and dizzy feelings. Best of luck

  4. QUESTION:
    Possible nerve problem? Odd symptoms? Help!?
    I got suddenly sick the Saturday before last. Got extreme vertigo, headache, nausea & vomiting (only endured that for one day), fatigue. Never a fever, and blood pressure was perfect. It has slowly gotten better in this past week and a half, but now if my head is tilted forward or back, I get the vertigo and a headache. And this all hit me like a ton of bricks. I was thinking ear infection, but I dont have a lot of the symptoms, like ringing ears, hearing loss or pain in my ear. I could be wrong, though?

    I know, I know, go to the doctor. I might have to but I just recently found out I make too much for Medicare and too little to be seen anywhere else. Even Free Clinic! And Im broke for another few days.

    What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      You could think nerve problem, but i would also think cranial circulation. You say you when you essentially change the position of your head you experience symptoms and that could possibly be obstructing blood flow through the system. Unfortunately, the only thing I know that could help is a CT or MRI of the head to rule out physical obstruction.

  5. QUESTION:
    Hearing loss in one ear?
    Okay a day ago I was cleaning my ears and then I stuck the Q-tip a little too far and it hurt for a second so I quit and then yesterday morning I woke up hearing a ringing in the one ear.

    I noticed that when I got out of bed and walked around the house that I was dizzy.

    Today I dont feel a bit dizzy at all but I still have the ringing in the one ear and I cant hear as good through that ear, it feels like there’s cotton balls in my ear but there is nothing there.

    I don’t have a doctor so I cant go see one and when I told my grandma about it she told me it sounded like I may have pushed the ear wax further into my ear and that it sounded like an ear infection.

    I have some of the symptoms of the ear infection but I’m worried about going deaf in the one ear.
    I honestly have no idea what to do, I don’t have a doctor so I really don’t want to make a trip to the emergency room and pay a bunch of money.
    Does anyone know anything I can do to make this stop? Please?

    • ANSWER:
      To me it sounds like more internal ear issue. I don’t know if its possible to get a q tip (or cotton bud as I call them) to the ear drum but maybe if put pressure on the ear drum. I was once playing with some ear plugs and put one in one ear. Later on that evening I blew my nose (I had the flu) and the ear that i the ear plug in filled up with fluid in a few minutes. It was rather painful for a day and took ages (weeks) for the fluid to drain away.
      Its POSSIBLE putting pressure on the ear drum while playing with the q tip has caused fluid build up on the inside of the ear. This causes temporary hearing loss (until it drains away) and ringing in the ear drum is caused (at least I am pretty certain) is caused when the hairs in the …um coclea (what ever you call the snail like thing filled with fluid) are bent and send messages to brain detecting sound. Again this goes away once the fluid drains.
      When my ear filled up, I also experienced dizziness, which is a sign the inner ear is involved, but the fact that yours is gone is a good sign.
      Try chewing gum as it seems to help drain the fluid a bit. You might hear popping sounds or swirling sounds as well, especially as the fluid drains and there is more air spaces in the ear.

      Give it another couple of days, unless the pain gets worse etc as it may be an infection.

  6. QUESTION:
    Barely Hear and Ringing in Ear?
    Hey, about a week ago I noticed my right ear felt clogged and I heard a loud high pitched ringing. I had my parents look at it and try to sweep any ear wax but it didn’t help, I have listened to loud music in earbuds in the past but not recently, I’m only 14 and it’s not hearing loss by age and honestly this is really scaring me because I don’t know what’s wrong and when I hear the ringing it makes me feel it’s only getting worse. What might this be? Pretty much the symptoms are, ringing in the right ear, clogged and muffled hearing (right ear), and loss of hearing but still able to hear.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You most certainly should get your mom to take you to the doctors. That could be very serious and even if it isn’t a huge deal now, that can easily multiply and get worse. Hearing loss should be taken very serious and being as young as you are, you want to make sure that you take care of it. Check out AidRight’s site, that should give you a lot of answers to your questions. Hope this helps and that your hearing improves.

  7. QUESTION:
    Woke up to complete hearing loss in left ear?
    Hi all I have had probs with ears since I was 11mths old, Doc’s told me i will go eventually deaf, I have a disease of the middle ear. I woke up 3 weeks ago and was completely deaf in my left ear and no it is not wax, I have tinnitus (however you spell it). The tinnitus is deff louder it is a constant loud ringing, my other symptoms are feels like pressure in my ear, constantly feel light headed, have dizziness this happens about 3-4 times a day and I have to sit down otherwise I start to feel very sick, also just above my left ear when my ear starts to hurt my head swells and can be quite painful. I have tried to get an appointment with my doc to be honest it is a complete joke you have to ring in the morning or afternoon at a certain time and there are never any empty slots, I need to know if my hearing is going to comeback or will I stay completely deaf and if the symptoms i have could be something serious?

    Thank you

    Debra

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your hospital where a doctor on duty will be able to attend to you at no charge (depending on what country you live in.

  8. QUESTION:
    Will my sudden loss of hearing be temporary?
    I’m a 23 year old male from New Jersey. Recently I experienced ‘seasonal allergies’ for the first time in my life! I had the works, the sore throat, the stuffy/runny nose, the sneezing, coughing, sinus congestion… you name it, I had it. Well, about 4 days into this ‘cold-like’ ill feeling, I decided to take Benedryl. The antihistamine cleared me up, and knocked me out for a couple hours… when I awoke, I went to a family get-together only 15 minutes away, and somewhere between leaving my house and arriving at my destination, my hearing in my left ear completely faded away. At first, I experienced what I assume to be vertigo, or the feeling of confusion and being ‘off balance’, which subsided with in a couple hours. The hearing itsself returned probably about 60%, but now I have a constant ringing in my ear, and higher tones are muffled consideribly. I ran through WebMD for answers, but none of the symptoms fit. There is no pain, or pressure… just acute hearing loss, and ringing!
    I actually just found a site that describes my exact symptoms, including the fact that this hearing issue is not accompanied by pain. If this is accurate, I am experiencing ‘middle ear congestion’ due to nose allergies. It says the solution is simply taking normal doses of antihistamines, and chewing gum/drinking plenty of fluids. Hopefully this will clear up! I thought it was an ear infection at first, but most ear infections result in swelling, irritation, pain, pressure, and fluid drainage! (eww). Glad I found something close. :)

    • ANSWER:
      see a Doctor . Hopefully the ear is just blocked up. You might be describing Tinnitus , which I have and its nasty. But its not usually caused the way you describe .

  9. QUESTION:
    What are these symptoms of?
    For around 8 months now ive had symptoms of extreme dizziness, loss of balance and fatigue. All these symptoms have worsened to the point where i am too weak to carry out my daily tasks, work, or even make my own food. I am constantly dizzy and will collapse to the floor often, i cannot speak, my lips tingle and i lose vision and i hear loud buzzing and ringing when this happens, i also cannot respond to those around me but i can hear them.
    I have also been convulsing/twitching, sometimes noticeably but most of the time not.
    General muscle weakness, tingling, nausea, headache, loss of coordination, eyestrain, feeling of being ‘out of it’. Brain fog, tingling, almost like brain freeze on scalp/temples, insomnia and extreme fatigue are also persistant.
    I have also being experiencing twitching lips, and i cannot hold my hands still without them trembling. I am unable to live a normal life anymore as i constantly feel very very ill.
    If i remember anything else, i will be sure to add to this.

    I am an 18 year old female.
    I should also note that i am susceptible to randomly slumping, losing control of muscles, drooling and mumbling to myself as well as fainting, being unable to stand, twitching, and i have a feeling of being in motion even when my eyes are closed.. During this time i feel extremely ill, i generally always feel this way but during the day my symptoms will worsen and then die down and so on and so forth.

    So to put it into a list for those who cannot be bothered to read;

    Dizziness
    Loss of balance
    Loss of coordination
    Nausea
    Muscle twitches
    Mucle trembling
    Slumping and drooling
    Ringing in ears/loss off hearing
    Loss of vision when dizzy
    Falling over
    Weakness
    Headches
    Tingling on scalp
    Unsteady walk
    Eye strain
    General uncomfort in head which is very difficult to live with
    Extreme fatigue
    inability to respond when having dizzy episode
    symptoms worsen and calm down regularly during the day – yet i still cannot carry out my every day tasks.
    I have seen my doctor, he has referred me to a neuro, but the waiting time is very long

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes causes dizziness, fatigue and tingling. Avoid sugar. get tested.

      http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGdU2VCTFNAT8AlJpXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGFvAzEEZnIDYXR0LXBvcnRhbARob3N0cHZpZANsVFM1WFVvR2RUQjhGcHBnVE14dy5nUzlTem54ZFUweENaVUFBM0luBG5fZ3BzAzUEbl92cHMDMARvcmlnaW4Dc3JwBHF1ZXJ5A2RpYWJldGVzIGRpenppbmVzcwRzYW8DMQR2dGVzdGlkA0g2MDQ-?p=diabetes+dizziness&fr2=sb-top&fr=att-portal&rd=pref

      all carbohydrates turn into sugar.

  10. QUESTION:
    Ok so ringing in my ear?
    im only 13 and i sometimes her a ringing noise in my ears…………i remember like 2 months ago at school we were taking a reading passage test, one of the passages was about hearing loss it said stuff like if you listen to loud music or go to loud concerts then you have better chances of getting hearing loss and stuff…i only listen to loud music on my ipod i never been to a concert :..i think they said one of the symptoms was ringing of the ear now im kinda scared :| ..
    i know this is a dumb question but can you die from tintus or whatever?
    now y’all are scaring me :
    ok ill try turning the volume down on my ipod but i just love listening to the Beatles and stuff when im working on something lol

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the first step would be to turn down the music on the ipod. Does it need to be so loud that everyone around you can hear the songs?

      You could go to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor).

  11. QUESTION:
    Reasons for blacking out? Momentary loss of hearing and sight?
    Ok, so this morning i was getting out of the shower and i started to blackout, this usually happens, but just for a few moments. This time i stared to not be able to see at all and my hearing was going too and my ears were ringing. I was all shaky and cold, then hot, but i didn’t have a fever, and my hip bones really hurt. I went back to my room blindly and almost fell down the stairs but then lay in bed for about an hour till all the symptoms went away. I couldn’t see or hear clearly for about three minutes till it slowly came back. I’m really freaked out! Have you ever had this happen? Do you know what might be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      it’s weird, a similar thing happened to me once in high school. I got really hot, then really cold, then had terrible side pain, got dizzy, couldn’t hear. I have no explanation, but it went away after about 45 minutes. Everything was fine after that.

  12. QUESTION:
    Husband’s sudden hearing loss?
    My husband has recently lost 25% of the hearing in his left ear, accompanied by ringing in his ears, episodes of dizziness, nausea, balance problems, sweating, increased headaches, etc. All of these symptoms have been very sudden…within the last 4 weeks. He has seen an ENT twice, been put on steroids to rule out a virus, had auditory tests, and an MRI. So far, nothing has been conclusive. Any ideas?
    They’ve ruled out a virus, Meniere’s disease (which did seem to be the likely culprit), and a benign tumor…acoustic neuroma.

    He was sort of left with, “Well…its not a brain tumor. Good luck!”
    He seems to be the same with the hearing loss, but the episodes of vertigo/dizziness are increasing and getting worse. For instance, after b-ball on Sat., he could barely walk and was very nauseaus. ??

    • ANSWER:
      Without knowing the results of the tests or the diagnoses proposed, it’s hard to answer your questions. I presume they’re looking for Meniere’s Disease (http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/balance/meniere.asp).

      Does it help to hear other tests that can help with differential diagnosis? Google acoustic reflex decay, ECoG, and VNG or ENG.

      Is he feeling better now? Good luck. If you put more of the test results, I might be able to be more helpful.

      Edited to Add: It sounds like time for another opinion. If it were “just” the hearing loss, “not a brain tumor” might be enough of a diagnosis. However, the other symptoms are not resolving and are interfering with his functioning. I’d try another ENT. Bring all the records from the testing with you. If there’s problem with seeing another ENT because of insurance or availability, work with your PCP to find the right next step (maybe consider someone in neuro).
      Good luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    Inner Ear Infection or Flu?
    Well I went swimming today and I’m pretty sure you can get ear infections from swimming (I felt like theres been water in my ear for a week, And I put peroxide in to prevent infection + to dry my ear out a bit, For a while my hearing was worse then just having the water, my muscles and i think (Bones) have been aching (is that a part of a flu symptom?) Well anyway it said on this site

    http://www.righthealth.com/Health/Inner%20Ear%20Infection%20Symptoms-s?lid=goog-ads-sb-3320568958

    That in it’s initial stage that It will feel like a normal flu, In it’s advanced stage there could be even loss of memory.
    Inner ear infection symptoms may differ a lot. Pain in ear, hearing loss, strange sounds in ear like cracking and ringing, are the common symptoms. Other symptoms may include feeling of pressure in ear, fever, vomiting

    My voice (only to me) Sounded like it was robotic. And while I was sleeping I heard ringing in my head. Some reason (Cause of the head aches and pains i’m guessing) I lose memory a bit. To be honest I can’t even remember what I was going to put after this… But That kinda sums it up….

    (My mom says she feels like it too) is it contagious? (Inner ear infection)

    But this isn’t about me but when she was at the theatre, this guy stepped on her toe accidentally and she said F***** (censoring it cause I don’t know if It’s against community guidelines plus I don’t want my question removed) And he came back and she put her feet up so he couldn’t get past her. so he got behind her and hit her in the back of the head, Then she said “Oh Hell no.” And got security you think he could of gave her a fever (if it’s a fever) or possibly even the (Inner Ear Infection)

    • ANSWER:
      Wow this was a really difficult question to read, it’s all over the place!

      No, ear infections are not contagious. Most viral infections, however, are. If you’re mom, or you, had a mild cold, you could have shared that germ. Colds (or the flu) can cause congestion which can lead to ear infections.

      That being said, if you’re mom is at the theater, and you are out swimming, you don’t have the flu. If anything you could have swimmer’s ear, a painful condition when water gets back behind the ear drum. Yes, your mom could get an infection if the guy bit her in the head, the human mouth is quite dirty, but again, it would be a viral or bacterial infection like the cold/flu, not an ear infection.

      If you have an ear infection, and its bad enough, you could have a fever, which could leave you feeling confused, so you really should see a doctor. It doesn’t sound like the flu, no cough, no chest congestion, no chills, etc. You and your mom may have some sort of virus, but its not the flu. You may have an ear infection, but if your mom has one, too, its just a coincidence.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do I have hearing damage?
    I’m a musician and so I am around loud noises (drums, loud guitar amps, etc.) often. I recently went to a concert and ever since then my ears have been ringing. It’s been about 4 months now nonstop just as bad as right after the concert. I think I may have pushed them to the edge. I know the only definite way to know is to go to an ear doctor, which I am going to soon, but in the meantime I have tried every internet hearing test I could find and only about 10% say I have possible hearing damage, but on all of the sites that list hearing damage symptoms I have at least 90% of the symptoms listed. Such as on this one: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/tc/hearing-loss-symptoms and http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hearing-loss/DS00172/DSECTION=symptoms . What do you guys think? Is it possible I have hearing damage?

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, its and unfortunate side effect of being a musician. The ringing in your ears is probably tinnitus which can eventually go away or persist for a life-time depending on the level of hearing damage, your physiology, and the circumstance surrounding it.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it an ear infection or just clogged ears?
    I am just getting over a cold , and my left ear has been clogged for the past two days. Over the weekend , I was traveling through mountains so I was thinking that maybe I just need some time for my ear to pop. I have tried everything to pop my ears but it won’t work. I have tried swimmer’s ear drops and Debrox and it didn’t help . I know , that peroxide can help but I feel like I should take a break with putting things in my ear and wait .Now , today my ear is ringing and some slight popping. My mom said it’s because , My ear is starting to clear up . I looked up the symptoms for an ear infection and one website said ringing in the ears. However , I am not experiencing any pain , dizziness , hearing loss or fever. I want to make sure that it is an ear infection , because , a doctors visit is going to cost a lot of money. So any comments will be greatly appreciated thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Ear infections hurt. A lot. Swimmer’s ear is very itchy. It’s probably just wax, the most frequent cause of clogged ears.
      You were on the right track with the Debrox, but you don’t even need that. Vegetable oil works fine. Just put a few drops in your ear and keep it in place with cotton balls for a week or so (when sleeping) and eventually the wax will become soft enough to be easily removed with a Q tip, or flushing with warm water.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why won’t my ear stop ringing?
    It’s driving me crazy. Now, you might think I’m crazy… but it gets a little louder when I take a step. And it might stop if I’m turned a certain way. But I can’t be imagining it… because it goes against my expectations. I thought it must be something in the room I was in, so I started facing all different directions. It stopped when I was facing one direction… but then I moved laterally and started turning again, and it would ring when I was facing the direction I had been when it wasn’t ringing before. It’s been doing this for the past 20 minutes, and only in my left ear.

    I have a long history of ear/nose/throat problems… tonsillitis, sinus infections, ear infections, ruptured eardrums, TMJ (not exactly a throat problem but I’ve heard it can be related to ear problems).
    But recently, I haven’t had any problems. No ear infections or hearing loss… the only thing is an infection from a piercing on my right ear, and a hard lump behind it which might be mastoiditis, I have to see an ENT about that…
    I’m pretty sure I don’t have aspirin poisoning, as I haven’t had aspirin in a while and I don’t have any of the other symptoms. I am taking an antibiotic for my infection, but I take one a day, as instructed…

    I am going to clean out my ears and see if that’s the problem, but I kinda doubt it… What else could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Tinnitus or Menier’s Syndrome. They are similar.

      Basically the space between the eardrum and a close vein closes up and the noise is caused by the blood flow against the eardrum. Your hearing amplifies the noise. By moving your head the contact can change causing the effect you describe.

      It may be possible that minor surgery could solve your problem but this is something you need to discuss this with your specialist.

      Ian M

  17. QUESTION:
    i think i have a sever earache?
    i had an earache Saturday night, i researched the syptons and i have most of them, but I’m not sure if I’m right…

    i have these symptoms:
    #Pain in the ear
    # Hearing loss
    # Ringing or buzzing sounds in the ear
    # Full or plugged sensation in the ear
    #discharge from the ear
    #Vomiting (occasionally)
    # Poor feeding
    # Poor sleeping

    also i researched that if i have Severe headache, stiffness of the neck, (which i do,but i get it mainly when i sit up) , i might need to seek immediate care …

    • ANSWER:
      go to the doctor

  18. QUESTION:
    What would cause hearing loss?
    Symptoms: Woke up one morning deaf, went to Dr., got no answers. Time passed, had surgery on the ear. Got some hearing back with the assistance of hearing aide. Some days the hearing is completely gone….and sores form inside the mouth. Whenever hearing is lost completely-the sores form in mouth. Ringing in head, tin sounding. Dizzy once in awhile. Dr’s have no explanation. Taking embrel and a diaretic. What is the diagnosis?

    • ANSWER:
      alot of times it happens because ppl take the ipod commercial too seriously about “playing it loud”

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I know if I have Tinnitus?
    I think I do, I have hearing loss, due to listening to a lot of music, which I now regret ofcourse, but now it’s different, now high pitch sounds are really sharp on my hear. I cannot stand it, is this a symptom? Also, I do hear ringing in my ears, but a very low one, and I always thought it was normal. What other symptoms would a Tinnitus sufferer have ?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Woke up with pain in inner left ear and ringing sound?
    I woke up today to find that my left ear has a rather large and uncomfortable pain inside; sometimes sharp and sometimes a duller throb. Also, from that same ear, I am experiencing a constant and annoying ringing and quite noticeable hearing loss.

    Some extra information:

    -I had been listening to rather loud music before I went to sleep, but it was not as loud as usual and I experienced no ringing immediately after stopping listening.

    -I am beginning to enter the final stages of what has been a rather nasty cold.

    -I have a bit of a nasty sore throat on the left side of my throat (same side as the ear that is having issues; potentially a connection????)

    -Things such as hiccuping or yawning cause the pain to jump high momentarily.

    Because of the ringing and hearing loss, I’m really worried that I’ve got tinnitus, and shall see a doctor if the symptoms don’t go away after a few days, but I would really like to know if it’s possible that I’ve simply got some infection or something rather than tinnitus or permanent damage, to put my mind at ease a bit. Or to stress me more if permanent damage is indeed the case. :p

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    this is incredibly important, please anyone help?
    I am 20 now, but when I was 13, I started getting vertigo attacks and very loud constant ringing in my ears. fluctuating hearing loss too. I had all of the typical Meniere’s symptoms. including over the past 7 years a worsening brain-fog and depression.

    I was diagnosed with “Meniere’s syndrome” at 15. last year I put on 60 pounds rapidly without change in diet. My thinking is becoming sluggish. I just got a blood test back, I have low cortisol, low progesterone, low testosterone, elevated TSH.. my doctor’s referred me to an endocrinologist, further blood tests, and a CT scan. This may not help at all, but prior to getting “Meniere’s” I remember waking up a lot with lower back pain

    I’ve read that hypothyroidism can cause all of my symptoms – hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, weight gain, mental symptoms, tiredness, depression..I’m wondering if maybe I don’t HAVE Meniere’s Disease, is there is ANY possibility that a thyroid or hormone problem could be at the bottom of this ALL? And if so what is the prognosis for having had it so long, untreated? :/ thanks SO much

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, absolutely. I know because I am hypothyroid and have had all of those symptoms. The thyroid is the hormone that regulates cell metabolism for the entire body, if it isn’t right, nothing will be right. You’ll be treating symptoms instead of the cause.
      I was first put on synthroid, which is a synthetic medication. It brought my TSH into normal range, but I still wasn’t well until I went on Armour thyroid. It is the first hormone replacement made and it comes from a pigs thyroid. Many doctors wont prescribe it because they think it is old fashioned, I wouldn’t take anything else. I am myself again. Newer isn’t always better. You have to be your own health advocate. Go to the About.com net work, it is a great source of info on every health topic.

  22. QUESTION:
    This is incredibly important, please anyone help?

    I am 20 now, but when I was 13, I started getting vertigo attacks and very loud constant ringing in my ears. fluctuating hearing loss too. I had all of the typical Meniere’s symptoms. including over the past 7 years a worsening brain-fog and depression.

    I was diagnosed with “Meniere’s syndrome” at 15. last year I put on 60 pounds rapidly without change in diet. My thinking is becoming sluggish. I just got a blood test back, I have low cortisol, low progesterone, low testosterone, elevated TSH.. my doctor’s referred me to an endocrinologist, further blood tests, and a CT scan. This may not help at all, but prior to getting “Meniere’s” I remember waking up a lot with lower back pain

    I’ve read that hypothyroidism can cause all of my symptoms – hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, weight gain, mental symptoms, tiredness, depression..I’m wondering if maybe I don’t HAVE Meniere’s Disease, is there is ANY possibility that a thyroid or hormone problem could be at the bottom of this ALL? And if so what is the prognosis for having had it so long, untreated? :/ thanks SO much

    nope, I am having my t3 and t4 checked on monday!!

    • ANSWER:
      Have your Dr do a thyroid test, it is just a blood test and if that is your problem it will show up in your blood test. My brother had to have his thyroid removed but he is on medication for the rest of his life. I’m sure they have probably tested for it before, I have had many tests for it. I’m sure if that is what it was the Dr would have known by now.

  23. QUESTION:
    Busted Eardrum or something else?
    For more than 8 months i have had pain in my ear. hearing loss, ringing, and the sound similar to a busted speaker.. the symptoms have become worse in the past 2 months.. Is it a busted eardrum or something else?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor. Hearing isn’t something to mess around with. If you wait too long you could have permanent damage. I ruptured my eardrum and it hurt like hell and blood was coming out of my ear. I’m not sure what you have but get it looked at as soon as possible.

  24. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms for middle ear???
    my dad said i have middle ear .. after i told him some of my symptoms like dizzyness preshure to me head when i stand up loss of vision and ringing in my ears 24/7 that stops me hearing proply sometime ect ect ect……………… can you tell me all the symptoms for middle ear … i want to know more about it and what can i take to help it??

    also what does depraved mean???????? yes random i no

    lol thanx

    • ANSWER:
      A depraved person is an immoral, bad person who tends to like evil things.

      I hope you are planning to go to your doctor. He/she will probably send you to a ENT specialist (ear, nose and throat).

      Until then try putting some oil in your ears and see if that helps. Olive oil, or whatever you have around. Maybe the pharmacy has non-prescription ones. I don’t think they will hurt your ears in any way. A few drops in each ear then a cotton ball to keep it in. You must be feeling miserable! Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you’re Autoimmune?
    Ok so my symptoms are really bad ringing and pain in my ears. I don’t have any hearing loss (yet) so my docs won’t do anything to help me. They’re just going to wait around until I have hearing loss.
    How can I tell if I have some kind of autoimmune disease in my ear that is causing my symtoms?

    • ANSWER:
      you can tell to see what the infection or virus is by taking a swab from your ear and having a lab analysis. they should not just wait around for you to have hearing loss, this can result in very bad infections by account of ignorance to what type of pathogen is responsible. if there is any change at all to any of your senses and how you feel, you need to see a doctor for complete diagnosis. this diagnosis should consist of a blood test that is complete in terms of what it tests for.

  26. QUESTION:
    About my ear symptoms and what is happening to me?
    I seem to be having hearing loss in the right ear. Everyone sounds like they have a cold when I listen on the phone. When I hear some one singing or I whistle I hear a higher pitch in that ear than What is actually being whistled at that time.

    Thought I was Ototoxic but stopped all meds and still the same crap is happening to me will this last for ever or can it be reversed. I have noticed some ringing in my ears from time to time and I am losing balance when I get out of bed at night too quickly. What is wrong with me?

    Any help would be wonderfully appreciated. Trying to see a specialist but they are not easy to get hold of these days.
    You know I had TMJ problems about 3 months ago…….I never thought this could be the trouble but the advice and wisdom you provided makes sense. I had the TMJ pain on the left side and the right ear is a problem now.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you have TMJ. I have this, and it ends up tensing the muscles around my ears, and I have the same type of symptoms you are describing. You could get a mouth guard at a pharmacy to use while you sleep. This will reduce the intense muscular contractions you may be experiencing. I hope this helps. Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    I have a ringing in my ear. Help?
    A few days ago I startde feeling pressure in my right ear, along with a slight loss of hearing. I hear a stactic noise in my ear and i can feel my heart beat in my ear if im working out.

    Ive also had a bad cough for a few weeks, but now its gone. Im a 14 year old boy and I do use Q-tips to clean my ears after a shower.

    Please help. Ive been having these symptoms for a few days now and im getting worried.

    Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      If you have allergies some times your sinuses will drain back into your ears and throat .That will plug your ears up and cause a ringing in the ears. Don’t pay any attention to the nut who says you re going to die from this. He ,she or it is just having fun with you .when your ears are stopped up by mucus drainage ,you can’t reach that with a q-tip. You may need some allergy medication .Check with your doctor about this. no one on this site should be practicing medicine .I’ve had that same problem and it was caused by allergies.Your problem could be different so it is important that you see a doctor.GOOD LUCK KID !

  28. QUESTION:
    help? symptoms guidelines?
    now i know what most of people are gonna say: don’t look for medical answers online. i know it could be anything but i’m willing to take time to research. so what i need is ANY possible opinion or past experience to add to my list of maybes to search on.
    symptoms:
    constant headaches
    memory loss-short term
    weight loss
    major sleep loss
    ringing in the ears
    dizziness
    weak joints-kness, elbows
    i just need what you think or have heard on the subject-heck anything, to what may be causing this, and then i’ll go and research these things. please, no mean answers, no terrible critisim…i’ve tried everything, and i can’t get to a doctor for a while now. so…HELP!!!! please and thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You are suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and the consequences will be fatal. Get yourself admitted in a hospital ASAP.

      Good Health To You!

  29. QUESTION:
    My ears feel blocked, what is it and what can I do about it?
    Last Tuesday, I went Bowling. Upon exiting the bowling centre my right ear felt a little bit muffled, about 5 hours later that ear felt completely blocked, with muffled, slightly echoey hearing in that ear, with the occasional pain in either ears. Although my left ear could hear fine. I had a slight ringing in my ears, only noticeable in uber quiet environments.
    The Doctor said it was Catarrh and prescribed me Pseudo-Ephedrine, aka Sudafed. The pills worked a charm, and on Friday my ears were perfect again, I continued to take the medication though.
    Yesterday, I went on a bike ride, I’m overweight so it was very strenuous for me, and after I noticed the same ear felt blocked up again.
    Today, I still have this blocked ear and I think even my other ear is beginning to feel blocked now.
    I’m only 16 and these ear problems are really scaring me, I now think that I’m suffering from proper hearing loss and that soon its going to progress to deafness, I just couldn’t take that.

    I don’t listen to loud music, I occasionally use headphones (though haven’t for about 3 weeks now) and I have them very quiet in comparison to most teenagers.

    What’s wrong with me? Is it catarrh? If so, why did it come back in full force after a bike ride? The doctor noticed no infection, but could he be wrong? Is it wax instead? Or am I going deaf?.
    I do suffer from hayfever, but haven’t had symptoms of that for 5 weeks or so now, the pollination period seems to have passed.
    Sorry for putting this in the wrong section, this isn’t a respiratory disease, accidently pressed submit button.

    • ANSWER:
      i say from using earphones you might have built up a bit of wax…….then you said you went for a bike ride…..
      I would get some earwax remover and put it in your ear about 3 times a day

      use it for about a week…………
      i wouldnt use earphones at all if you intend on hearing anything in later years…..keep the misuc low and when you ride, put some cotton in your ears and keep the breeze level down.
      if the earwax remover doesnt work…I would then try swimmers ear drops……………use that for about a week…..i would think this is a build up and not soemthign wrong with your ears….ears that always are covered are going to sweat like any other part of ther body……
      so get them cleaned out with swmmers ear drops…very cheap at walmart

      get both products. but use them one at a time

  30. QUESTION:
    Long term vertigo and vomiting?
    My coworker’s son has had vertigo and vomitting for about 6 weeks now. He’s had MRIs done that show nothing, and the ear nose and throat doc said his ears a totally clear. He doesn’t have a fever or any other symptoms. He didn’t start the vomitting until a week or so ago and pretty much just had the dizziness and imbablance prior to. Anyone have any other ideas as to what could cause this? He has no hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and has passed all hearing tests. He tested negative for lead, mercury, and drugs. They haven’t found anything neurologically wrong with him, or anything wrong with his inner ear. anyone have any suggestions?
    probably not meniere’s since the drs can’t find anything wrong with his ears at all. plus he doesn’t have any hearing loss, ringing, or roaring in the ears.

    • ANSWER:
      my mother had this for about three weeks last month!! the way they got rid of it was this weird thing i’d never heard of where they tilt you head down on some kind of table and hold your head a certain way for a few minutes and it realigns something in your inner ear. they say you get little “stone”s that attatch to your cillia in your ear and it throws you off. good luck…that’s a long time to have gone through this.

  31. QUESTION:
    Marijuana versus Aspirin. If both were legal which would you choose?
    (All of this from an article written almost 2 years ago)

    When Bayer introduced aspirin in 1899, cannabis was America’s number one painkiller. Until marijuana prohibition began in 1937, the US Pharmacopoeia listed cannabis as the primary medicine for over 100 diseases. Cannabis was such an effective analgesic that the American Medical Association (AMA) argued against prohibition on behalf of medical progress. Since the herb is extremely potent and essentially non-toxic, the AMA considered it a potential wonder drug.

    Instead, the invention of aspirin gave birth to the modern pharmaceutical industry and Americans switched away from cannabis in the name of “progress.” But was it really progress? There can be no doubt that aspirin has a long history as the drug of choice for the self-treatment of migraines, arthritis, and other chronic pain. It is cheap and effective. But is it as safe as cannabis?

    History:

    -Marijuana has been used for over 5,000 years.
    -No one has ever overdosed on marijuana.
    -Aspirin has been used for 108 years.
    -Approximately 500 people die every year by taking aspirin

    The Law:

    -Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, meaning the US government believes it is extremely dangerous, highly addictive, and of no medical value.
    -Aspirin is available for pennies and can be purchased by children at any drug, grocery, or convenience store. Often they are just handed out free by people with no medical education.

    Marijuana side effects and dangers:

    -The dangers of marijuana include possible respiratory problems caused by the deposition of burnt plant material on the lungs. This danger can be eliminated with alternate forms of consumption such as eating or vaporizing the medicine.
    -For two to four hours, marijuana causes short-term memory loss, a slight reduction in reaction time, and a reduction in cognitive ability. These conditions DO NOT persist after the herb wears off.
    -Hunger
    -Paranoia
    -Laughter
    -Introspection
    -Creative Impulse
    -Euphoria
    -Tiredness
    -Forgetfulness
    -0 Mortality Rate

    Aspirin side effects and dangers:

    -When taken with alcohol, aspirin can cause stomach bleeding.
    -Reye Syndrome in children: fat begins to develop around the liver and other organs of the child, eventually putting severe pressure on the brain. Death is common within a few days.
    -People with hemophilia can die.
    -People with hyperthyroidism suffer elevated T4 levels.
    -Stomach problems include dyspepsia, heartburn, upset stomach, stomach ulcers with gross bleeding, and internal bleeding leading to anemia.
    -Dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, vertigo, vision disturbances, and headaches.
    -Heavy sweating
    -Irreversible liver damage
    -Inflamation and gradual destruction of the kidneys
    -Nausea and vomiting
    -Abdominal pain
    -Lethargy
    -Hyperthermia
    -Dyspepsia: a gnawing or burning stomach pain accompanied by bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and burping.
    -Tachypnea: Abnormally fast breathing
    -Respiratory Alkalosis: a condition where the amount of carbon dioxide found in the blood drops to a level below normal range brought on by abnormally fast breathing.
    -Cerebral Edema: Water accumulates on the brain. Symptoms include headaches, decreased level of consciousness, loss of eyesight, hallucinations, psychotic behavior, memory loss and coma. If left untreated, it can lead to death.
    -Hallucinations, confusion, and seizure.
    -Prolonged bleeding after operations or post-trauma for up to 10 days after last aspirin.
    -Aspirin can interact with some other drugs, such as diabetes medication. Aspirin changes the way the body handles these drugs and can lead to a drug overdose and death.
    -It is used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains.
    -Used as an antipyretic to reduce fever.
    -Used as an anti-inflammatory medication.
    -Aspirin is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots.
    -It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.
    -For 50-year-old men, taking an aspirin every day to prevent heart disease and stroke carries a risk of 10.4 deaths per 100,000 men per year over and above their overall death risk.
    If you think that cannabis is actually safer than aspirin, you are not alone. In October 2000, Dr. Leslie Iversen of the Oxford University Department of Pharmacology said the same thing.
    In her book, ‘The Science of Marijuana,’ Dr. Iversen presents the scientific evidence that cannabis is, by-and-large, a safe drug. Dr. Iversen found cannabis had “an impressive record” when compared to tobacco, alcohol, or even aspirin.
    “Tetrahydrocannabinol is a very safe drug,” she said. “Even such apparently innocuous medicines as aspirin and related steroidal anti-inflammatory compunds are not safe.”

    So if safety is your concern, cannabis is clearly a much better choice than aspirin. If you eat it or vaporize it, it just might be the safest painkiller the world has ever known.
    A lie? No I don’t want to get high. I want Medical Marijuana. (No not Marijuana, MEDICAL MARIJAUANA) to be legal under Federal Law. Please prove to me how any of this is a lie and I will listen.

    • ANSWER:
      Everything in this post is pretty much the truth…

      Marijuana smokers rarely get brown lung, asthma, emphysema, and many of the other respiratory illnesses that tobacco smokers often get…

      You CANNOT overdose on marijuana. Even if its high grade, the amount you would have to smoke is physically impossible to ingest in the time period required (if i remember correctly, the amount to OD is something like a pound in around 15 minutes, im not absolutely positive on this, it may be even more than the above amount)

      people have been smoking the plant for over 5,000 years, and not one death can be directly attributed to its use…

      So in short, you can overdose on aspirin. Heck you can even overdose on caffeine. So i think marijuana use (health wise) is a lot less harmful for your body than aspirin…

  32. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong with my mother’s ear if she has the following symptoms?
    My mother is experiencing some drainage, hearing loss, itching, a constant ringing, and an extremely foul smell in her right ear. Can anyone tell me what could be wrong with it?

    • ANSWER:
      She has a massive ear infection. Go to the doctor.

  33. QUESTION:
    If your doctor laughed at you what would you do?
    So I’m a 19 year old with Maniere’s Disease. It’s been getting worse; I’m losing more hearing and my symptoms are bad; no low salt diet doesn’t eliminate it, diuretics cause me to spend days in the bathroom getting sick, and the only thing that works is taking Xanax pills. Also I’m conservative; I don’t want to get surgery for it as I know the risks and I’m strongly against it. I went and saw my doctor yesterday and I asked him about new treatments but he laughed in my face and said he can’t do anything about the hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or fullness he can only deal with the dizziness and my options are surgery or allergy shots. Should I get a second opinion? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      get a different DR

  34. QUESTION:
    Does Alpha-fetoprotiens always mean cancer/tumor?
    My mom went to the Dr. two days ago after she completed a CT scan, ultrasound on her abdomin and blood work. everything came back normal except for blood work which showed her enzime levels were elevated and her Alpha-fetoprotiens where slightly elevated too.
    The reason we went to the Dr. was becuase she is having some spells where she feels “odd” and for a moment cant remember where she is and Memory loss. She is also having hearing problems (which tone is normal but she hears a loud constant ringing) which is driving her crazy. She is also dizzy and vomiting some times but she had gastric by-pass surgery two years ago so we thought it was that as it has been since the surgery. These symptoms with ringing in ears and “odd” feeling have been for about the last 2 months. She is also under a sevear amount of stress. I just want to know if we should expect a prognosis of cancer or if there are more possiblities. she is scheduled to go for a biopsy soon.

    • ANSWER:
      No, this does not ALWAYS mean a cancer or a tumor because it may also indicate other diseases such a Acute Hepatitis or COlitis (possible if she had had a gastric bypass). Have your doctor explained why she has an elevated enzyme?

  35. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP – Medical Question?
    My mom went to the Dr. two days ago after she completed a CT scan, ultrasound on her abdomin and blood work. everything came back normal except for blood work which showed her enzime levels were elevated and her Alpha-fetoprotiens where slightly elevated too.
    The reason we went to the Dr. was becuase she is having some spells where she feels “odd” and for a moment cant remember where she is and Memory loss. She is also having hearing problems (which tone is normal but she hears a loud constant ringing) which is driving her crazy. She is also dizzy and vomiting some times but she had gastric by-pass surgery two years ago so we thought it was that as it has been since the surgery. These symptoms with ringing in ears and “odd” feeling have been for about the last 2 months. She is also under a sevear amount of stress. I just want to know if we should expect a prognosis of cancer or if there are more possiblities. she is scheduled to go for a biopsy soon.

    • ANSWER:
      elevated AFP by itself is not diagnostic, only suggestive
      some conditions like preg rise it….
      also some harmless conditions like bowel disease,liver swelling etc…
      also some cancers like liver cancer,ovarian cancer,

      well where exactly are they going to take biopsy from if they found nothing on ct,usg?
      i pray she has nothing serious….

      stop worrying and start on next step….if at all she has a cancer some cancers in early stages are very treatable even to a complete cure…

      hope for best go with ur doc…

  36. QUESTION:
    My son has been diagnosed with symptoms of “Menieres disease”. Tinnitus and vertigo.?
    He has had a brain scan years ago and it showed nothing. We have done a lot of research. He has tried many things, vitamins, no caffeine, low salt intake, water pills etc… Hearing loss (mostly in one ear) and constant ringing in the ears are his worst symptoms. He hears his heart beat in his ears constantly.

    Does anyone have a experience with this? Please I have checked so many websites…
    Marla, my son is 26. He did have a ct scan. We live in San Jose, Cal.
    He has 3 different sounds, a “seashell”, “pulsating” the last sound, “ringing” I think? Thank you for your help.
    very interesting info…thankyou and please keep it coming!

    • ANSWER:
      According to French ear specialist Dr Alfred Tomatis, vertigo is the result of the stirrup muscle in the middle ear going into spasm. The stirrup muscle helps regulate the pressure in the inner ear, so if it goes into spasm, it sends pressure waves through the inner ear, which upsets the balance mechanism in the inner ear.

      He developed a method of treating Meniere’s disease, through a listening program which tones the ear muscles, literally giving them a gym workout, with alternating, fluctuating sounds and higher and higher frequencies.

      When used over a prolonged period of time, his method (called Sound Therapy) also treats the root causes of tinnitus and can improve hearing. That’s how I learned about it – I used it myself in 2003 to successfully treat my own noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus, which I’d had for 12 years.

      Just a note about the “pulsating” tinnitus compared to the others – pulsatile tinnitus has a different cause to “regular” tinnitus. It is an indication of a vascular condition rather than a problem in the ear, so it would be a good idea to get his cardiovascular system checked out if you haven’t already.

  37. QUESTION:
    Permanent numb toes… Could this be lupus?
    I’m 43 yrs old, and my large toes have been numb for the last 20 yrs. I always figured it might be from a trip to Alaska when I was in my 20s and my toes were cold for a long time and thought I might have had some minor frostbite.

    Now after reading about Lupus, I’m wondering if that’s what I might have. I’ve always been anemic (I blame beta-thallasemia minor), had rash over my nose and cheeks after laying in the sun when I was 10 yrs old (dr. told me I was allergic to the sun), I get confusion and dizzy spells (anxiety attacks?), sores in nose that don’t heal (due from smoking?), vision problems (gets worse at every exam due to age?), fatigue (anemia?), temporary numbness in fingers that goes away (raynauds), ringing in my ears (hearing loss or age?), and many more.

    I seem to have almost all the symptoms of Lupus, how come my Dr. never checked me for this? Does it seem I might have Lupus, or just aging body? BTW: I currently don’t have medical ins., so maybe I can apply for dshs or something to get tested.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a condition affecting the nervous system. Numb fingers and toes are classed as peripheral neuropathy. There are many conditions that cause this condition which include vitamin B12 deficiency, hypothyroidism, lyme’s disease, lupus…. >>

      Peripheral Neuropathy:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_neuropathy

  38. QUESTION:
    Medical problems with my ears!?
    For an extremely long time I have had ear aches and they have felt itchy all the time. I have gone to the doctor before and they have told me that my ear canal is oddly formed or something like that and that I should not worry about it, but recently when I hear certain noises they is a constant popping in my left ear. Not only do I hear the popping but I also feel in and it is painful. My ears also ring a lot but I never though that was a big deal. I am just worried because I tried to look up my symptoms to see if this was a problem or just an inconvenience. And I found something called sudden hearing loss (shl, sshl) and now I am really worried! What do you think? Is it a problem or just something I have to learn to live with? Thanks a lot!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Chloe,
      Wear and tear in your ear causes hearing loss in course of time.Exposure to loud noise is also one of the causes hearing loss. Symptoms of hearing loss include difficulty to hear what people say in noisy situation and so on.More about hearing loss can be viewed at http://www.aidright.com

  39. QUESTION:
    Help! What could these symptoms possibly indicate?!?
    My boyfriend has noticed these odd symptoms for almost a year. However, he never complained about it until the last 3 months. Here lately, it’s been bad and getting worse! The symptoms include: short dizzy spells, mild to extreme loss of balance, temporary hearing loss (he describes it as if the sound fades out for a few seconds, but he can still somewhat hear) and ringing in his ears. All these symptoms only last about 3-5 seconds. Some attacks are more severe, he’s fallen against walls and almost fell to the floor. He also noticed blood running from his mouth during football practice. He’s gotten his blood tested and his blood is perfectly healthy and normal. He smokes a lot and takes muscle supplements… I don’t know if that would have an affect on it? He also says that these attacks seem to happen more when his blood pressure is lower. They never happen when he is working out. Does this sound more brain or ear related? I’m so worried about him…

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    While taking Accutane, of the list below, which symptoms did you have the most?
    depressed mood, trouble concentrating, sleep problems, crying spells, aggression or agitation, changes in behavior, hallucinations, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
    sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
    blurred vision, sudden and severe headache or pain behind your eyes, sometimes with vomiting;
    hearing problems, hearing loss, or ringing in your ears;
    seizure (convulsions);
    severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
    loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
    severe diarrhea, rectal bleeding, black, bloody, or tarry stools;
    fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, purple spots under your skin, easy bruising or bleeding; or
    joint stiffness, bone pain or fracture.
    Less serious side effects may include:

    discomfort with contact lenses;
    joint pain, back pain;
    feeling dizzy, drowsy, or nervous;
    dryness of the lips, mouth, nose, or skin; or
    cracking or peeling skin, itching, rash, changes in your fingernails or toenails.

    im thinking about asking my dermatologist about accutane, please i need some feedback..

    • ANSWER:
      I was on it 5 months. I had really dry lips and dry skin. I do NOT regret it AT ALL. My other stimpoms included me being more sensitive.. seriously we watched war movies for Social and everyone of them had me tearing up and I was never like that before. When my brother raised his voice at me I cried. I couldn’t help it. Everyone asked or commented om me being so emmotional. I also got a few nose bleeds but only 5% of people get those. I recommed Acutain for severe acne.. Good luck with everything. (btw I’m about a month short of being 16)

  41. QUESTION:
    crazy symptoms — could they be linked??
    Over the past few years I have been experiencing some crazy symptoms:

    Reoccurring hives and blistery rashes
    extremely itchy – no relief with benadryl or cortisone cream
    constipation and diarrhea intermittently
    severe gas
    nausea around an hour after eating anything
    pain in the upper half of my abdomen(all the way across)
    stabbing ear pain
    ringing of my ears
    dizzy spells
    loss of hearing for several minutes to return normally
    sore throat
    joint pain in fingers and knees
    severe back pain
    cold and hot flashes

    i have a history of allergies, but i am convinced they are under control with prescriptions because i no longer have the nasal symptoms i did. also i have wonderful blood pressure, and other tests i have had have come back completely normal, i just want to feel better. any help is appriciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, everything has comeback negative ey? It could be severe hypochondria, or “health anxiety”. I used to get a light chest pain and was convinced I was close to having heart attacks. Then I started having neck pain and thought had nerve damage which then turned into having a kidney problem, stomach pains, the itchiness, etc. I went to the doctor and everything was fine! I can’t diagnose you, but try and determine if you’re focusing too much on these symptoms and if there is a corellation between them with other stress in your life. As for the ears ringing, vertigo and dizyness, that may be a sign of an ear infection. Check that out.

  42. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus or Meniere’s Disease?
    For about a month now I thought I had Tinnitus because I had ringing in my ears. But the other day my left ear felt clogged and I couldn’t hear out of it well. I thought it was just my Tinnitus getting worse but then I read about Meniere’s disease and saw that I fit three out of the four possible symptoms from it. Clogged/Fullness feeling in one ear, hearing loss in one ear, and Tinnitus. I don’t feel dizziness (yet. gosh, I hope I don’t get dizziness because I bowl and then I wouldn’t be able to bowl anymore D:) so I was wondering which do you think I have? Tinnitus or Meniere’s Disease? I keep asking my mom to take me to the doctor for a full diagnostic, but we don’t have health insurance and she keeps putting it off..
    What exactly happens to me? Well.. I hear a medium toned ringing when It’s quiet, and my ears pop sometimes when I swallow and my left ear feels a little clogged and “full”, but that’s about it.. If I have Tinnitus, it would be from loud music levels because I used to always listen to my iPod really loud, and if I have Meniere’s Disease I have no idea what it would be from.
    AHAA GUESS WHAT I FOUND OUT? Tinnitus could be caused from TMJ, and I have that. So maybe if I have Tinnitus that could be what caused it.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    I lost hearing in one ear?
    I noticed last week that whenever I have headphones on I hear stuff louder on my right ear.

    I went to my doctor, and he told me that I suffer from nasal allergy and that might have affected it, but there are no symptoms of nasal allergy. He also told me that nothing is blocking my ear.

    I also have noticed that there’s no ear wax from my left ear, the one that’s suffering, whatsoever. I tried to clean it with a cotton swab but there isn’t any noticeable ear wax coming out.

    To make it clear, I lost hearing in my left ear, and there’s no wax. I don’t suffer from anything else. There’s no ringing at all. Just mild loss of hearing.

    I’m really scared of the idea of only hearing with one ear, even though I can still hear with left ear. It’s roughly %70 of what I can hear with my right ear.

    What do you guys suggest I should do?
    I forgot to mention that I’m a male in my 20s.

    • ANSWER:
      WHAT DID YOU SAY ? ! !

  44. QUESTION:
    Headaches, chronic unexplained pain, insomnia, dizziness, loss of memory…?
    This is my second time posting but the answers stopped coming in on my last one and no one actually seemed to have much of an idea:
    So I’m giving this list to the Dr. but my appointment isn’t for a while so I thought I’d post here, too, to see if anyone online had advice/suggestions/etc.
    My Symptoms
    Below is a list of my symptoms. As there are many, I figured I’d just write them down in order to simplify things.
    1.I often get strange, unexplained pains that seem to be “out of no where”. There are a few main spots in which bother me the most. These are: The inside of my knee, both wrists and inside the elbow, my neck, sometimes jaw or cheek bone, my hipbone, shoulder bone, top of my spine, where my back connects to my bottom, ribcage, and my fingers.
    2.“Spasms” I’ve had all my life. I get a “kink” in my neck and my muscles involuntarily act on it, causing my head to go left and my shoulders to roll back.
    3.Headaches, normally in the front.
    4.My mouth always feels dry and I’m constantly drinking water – probably more then a “healthy” amount.
    5.I often get dizzy for no apparent reason and feel like I’m going to fall over.
    6.Constipation (ALL my life)
    7.I’m normally very tired and achy.
    8.Insomnia.
    9.Weak.
    10.Out of breath easily, even after only going up the stairs, sometimes my ears will be ringing.
    11.Focus and memory problems. The other day I forgot my friend’s name (a good friend) and also forgot the title of my favorite song which I knew for about a year and heard on the radio every night. I always feel like I’m somewhat out of the world. It’s not being emotionally numb, so much as being physically numb. Sometimes I can’t feel certain parts of my body and lose awareness that they are still there, so to speak.
    12.My senses often seem unstable. Like my vision (I wear glasses if that is relevant) will go from normal to really bad and then back. I am also very sensitive to noise, especially talking. It bothers me a lot.
    13.Sensitivity to temperature, too. Sometimes if I get in the shower and it is too cold, I go into somewhat of a fit. It isn’t a mild chill, but instead I often feel like I’m about to have some form of seizure. Occasionally I’ll even fall down. It makes the pains a lot worse.
    14.Stomach aches and loss of appetite. Whenever I eat, I feel sick.
    15.“Crazy nerves?” I don’t know what to call it. My eye will twitch a lot or the nerves under the skin in my hand will start moving on its own. Sometimes with my eyebrows, sometimes my fingers, etc. I’ll just start twitching.
    16.Grogginess. Sometimes in the mornings there is this brief “panic period” after I wake up (normally lasting only seconds) in which I can’t remember where I am.
    17.Even when I do manage to sleep, I wake up more tired then before.
    18.Prickly feelings in the skin, like my circulation isn’t working right.
    19.I can’t remember where I was going and I’ll be in the middle of the hallway at school with no idea how I got there.
    20.My chest hurts really badly.
    21.Sometimes my joints crack when I’m walking and my eyes make a click sound when I blink.
    22.I’ve taken headache medication and Benadryl to make me sleep but they never work.
    23.Shooting pains in my stomach and legs and arms. Like it’ll start at the top and just work its way down.
    It’s been so much worse lately.
    Add On: I’m fifteen
    Hermone: I have a tendency to pass out and am prone to mild seizures. Also, when you have uncontrollable muscle spasms you tend to notice. You say I “worry too much” but I didn’t bother to mention the little things.
    Everything posted above happens on a daily basis. Therefore, ignoring them would be highly unintelligent.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ironic

      The first thing that comes to mind is that your lifelong constipation has, in part, lead to malabsorption of key nutrients.

      Your list of symptoms may seem strange and random, but multiple nutrient deficiencies can run the gamut, including all of the seemingly neurological symptoms you describe.

      Has anyone wondered whether you’re anorexic?

      Fixing your nutrient deficiencies through diet and supplements would be my first general suggestion. Drugs will only hide the root cause.

      I would need some more information about other symptoms and medical tests you’ve already taken in order to help you more effectively.

      Send me email through my profile or add me as a contact and I will try to help.

  45. QUESTION:
    Seriously Dulled Hearing – What Is Causing It?
    Hi, I’m a 22 year old male, I’m not taking any medications and have no known allergies.

    Around 14 days ago, I lost a fair percentage of the hearing in my left ear, it was a fairly sudden onset, (4-6 hours,) and the hearing is dulled, there is no ringing or roaring in my ear.

    I was just getting over a (minor) cold and for the first few days tipping my head/laying down would result in my hearing returning, however the loss doesn’t seem to go away whatever the position of my head it. I have tried taking Sudofed, using Earex and even anti-histimines but none of these have helped.

    There is no pain in my ear, and I am not suffering from any other symptoms. I am planning to see my GP in the coming few days but does any body have any idea what I can expect or any self-help remedy?

    Regards,
    Andy

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the doctor. sometimes you can go deaf just from a common sickness. if it keeps getting worse,please, go to a doctor.

  46. QUESTION:
    blacking out and shaking when i stand up and stretch?
    for years, ive blacked out and fallen over on occasion when i stand up and stretch. ive talked to a few drs about it and they said its fine, its just a lack of oxygen to your brain. but in the last year, ive noticed it happening more frequently and being much much more intense. meaning, im sitting down, i stand up and stretch and then i instantly black out, fall to the ground, lose all vision, have loud ringing in my ears, complete loss of memory, delusional thoughts, my entire body feels tingly and kinda numb, and my arms and legs have tremors, and im unable to snap out of it for at least 45 seconds. and then once i can kinda hear and see again its hard to get back up. im weak and cant balance.
    also, ive noticed that sometimes after sitting down for a while, when i stand up i feel kinda loopy, even if i dont stretch. like ill do and say things i wouldnt normally do or say. it actually feels like im high or something. i do not do any drugs tho. i have smoked pot before but its been over a year.

    so i guess im just wondering what could be wrong with me. could it be a brain tumor? or really high or low blood pressure..? or something else..?

    additional info: these weird black out things do not involve head aches. i rarely get head aches. so i know these are not symptoms of a migraine or anything.

    • ANSWER:
      Its low blood pressure. I had the exact same problem until I started adding a lot of salt to my diet and the problem went away.

  47. QUESTION:
    Severe Vertigo After Diving?
    For the past two days I have been experiencing severe vertigo. It is really bad in the morning when I wake up, and tends to lessen in occurrence and severity as the day moves on. However, it has been making me feel really sick. I went diving the day before I began experiencing the vertigo and I am wondering if this might be the cause. I only went to a maximum of 80 feet, I always made sure to clear my ears before I felt any pressure, and I took my 3 minute safety stop at 15 feet. I have never experienced this problem before after any past dives either. Also, my only symptom is vertigo; there is no loss of hearing, pain, or ringing in the ears. If anyone knows what the cause of this might be please let me know!

    • ANSWER:
      It seems quite possible that you are suffering from decompression sickness of the inner ear. I highly recommend that you call the DAN emergency hotline at 1-919-684-9111 immediately (assuming you are in the USA) and discuss your symptoms with a dive medicine professional. They will be also able to help you determine what your next step should be.

      Unfortunately, by delaying evaluation you have increased your chances of permanent damage. With DCS, the shorter the time between injury and treatment the more likely the problem can be resolved without residual symptoms.

  48. QUESTION:
    CRAZY Sleeping Pill Side effect?
    I took a sleeping pill early last week and started experiencing really strange feelings, that the website says are weird side effects, on Saturday at four in the morning. These feelings have continued, and are still happening today. They include:

    Dizziness, fast heartbeat, hallucinations, trouble in sleeping, abnormal sensation in movements, appetite disorder, “pins and needles” feeling, change in hearing, chest discomfort, confusion about identity, ringing in ears, daytime drowsiness, difficulty swallowing, discouragement, drugged feelings, dryness of mouth, false sense of well-being, FEAR, feeling of unreality, feeling sad or empty, general feeling of discomfort, loss of interest or pleasure, mood swings, nervousness, sense of detachment from self or body, trouble concentrating.

    I just wanted to know if this really is the sleeping pill, or something else, becuase I’ve never heard of a pill doing this, and I’m only experiencing the really CRAZY symptoms.

    Thanks for the help!
    I’m planning on seeing a doctor today…and the side effects are all listed on the website for the sleeping pill.

    But it just seems weird to me that I’m only experiencing the really weird, rare side effects. Could it be something else, or is it definitely the pill?

    • ANSWER:
      honey, believe me some medications do crazy things to ya. I was taking this one and I started having the worst nightmares I have ever had, and I could not figure it out until i stopped taking the medication, It was so bad i was afraid to go to sleep. Be sure and tell your doc. about the symptoms you are having. NO matter how crazy it sounds, it very well could be a side effect of the medication.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ear problem after diving?
    Had this feeling of fullness/ stuffiness in my right ear a few days later after my diving. Went to the doctor and doctor said that I had some infection as my ear drum was red. Was given some antibiotics and ear drops.

    Before going to doctor, I didn’t experience ringing/ buzzing in my ears ( tinnitus ) but now I do. Right now my right ear feels like something is clogging it up and sometimes I can hear some crackling and popping. Just a few hours ago when I tilt my head to certain angles I can hear like something is moving in my right ear. Either opening a tiny gap or covering my canal. My hearing is also muffled, some hearing loss. I am now very scared of the ringing and buzzing and I don’t ever want to think about living with that noise. I think I will go crazy if it stays there. Is it temporary? Because I don’t listen to loud music, haven’t gone to any concerts or anything that might contribute to the ringing. It suddenly happened a few days after the diving.

    Is it Ear barotrauma? If so, which one? Does my symptoms indicate another type of ear problem? If so, please write it down.

    And PLEASE, I would prefer someone who has experienced this, professionals, or someone that can give some reasonable and good advice. Thank you.

    Currently panicing, stressed, depressed about the ringing/ buzzing and my hearing loss.

    • ANSWER:
      The noise that you’re hearing is usually associated with the ear getting better. As the swelling decreases and the infection clears up you’ll feel pressure changes and hear little noises. It’s just your eustachian tube opening up again. Please finish all your medication. If you’ve done that and it’s been at least a week with no improvement or worsening symptoms then see an Ottolaryngologist (ENT).

  50. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any idea what this could be?
    At the end of January, I got really sick from running at midnight (cold, flu, ear infection). The next day, I went to a concert and was front row, pretty close to the speakers. As soon as the concert was over, my ears were ringing like crazy. The next day, my ears were ringing really loudly and really congested. Usually this goes away, but it’s been almost six months. I went to the doctor a few days later and was diagnosed with an ear infection. I took antibiotics, but nothing helped. I went to a few more doctors and everyone kept telling me that I had fluid behind my eardrums and that the ringing and congestion would go away with time. A few months later (after seeing five doctors), I went to an ENT who told me that I had no hearing loss whatsoever and that there was no fluid behind my eardrums, and that the ringing would go away with time. She prescribed me Allegra to help with the congestion, but it’s a month later and nothing has changed. I was recently diagnosed with TMJ, but the symptoms occured well after the ringing started, so I doubt it could be caused by this. The ringing changes ears, but both always feel clogged and the area surrounding my ear is really sore. My right ear had always been the one that was ringing, but it switched to my left ear after using ear drops.
    The area over my eye brows and along my nose is really sore, my ears are really congested, I have fluid drainage along the back of my throat (has been there for six months), the area (at the top of my neck) surrounding my ear is really sore.
    I’m so sick of being in this pain all the time. Does anyone have any recommendations? Do you think it’s possible that all this could have been caused by that one show? I’ve tried Sudafed, nose drops, and Allegra, but nothing seems to work.

    • ANSWER:
      May be you should go back and talk to the doctor you trust the most and tell them that it hasn’t stopped


Ringing In Ears Symptom

Written By: admin - Oct• 21•12

Most people at some point in their lives have had a funny noise or ringing in the ears. In most instances the ringing goes as quickly as it came, maybe lasting only a minute or so. But this isn’t true for everybody as for some unlucky people, the ringing came – and never went away. These people have the condition known as tinnitus.

The thing individuals may well not understand is that ringing in the ears can be a sign of many various health problems.

Top of that list will see ringing in the ears or tinnitus as a symptom of allergies or sinus problems. The thing is, it may well not be the allergies on the sinus problem that is causing the ringing in the ears. Quite often it’s the medications used – such as as antibiotics or antihistamines to treat allergies and sinus conditions that caused the problem.

The reason for this is simple in that medicines like antihistamines and antibiotics can often cause a thickening of the mucus in the ear making it difficult for the fluid to drain away leading to inner ear infections, pressure buildup and consequently ringing in the ears. Presbycusis, an age-related hearing loss is another condition that can produce ringing in the ears as can muscle tension, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), vitamins B12 deficiency and thyroid disorder.

Little known cause of ringing in the ear is anxiety. This is because people who suffer anxiety or have panic attacks can experience a whole multitude of symptoms. However don’t be overly concerned as it doesn’t mean you have an anxiety panic disorder just because you got ringing in your ears.

Another thing that can cause ringing in the ears is high blood pressure which can apparently also mean you have high cholesterol. A number of medical investigators feel that this is because the cholesterol has stuck to the blood vessels by the ear and as blood flows pass them it makes a swishing noise passing over the uneven surface.

So if you’re hearing a swishing noises rather than ringing noises perhaps it may be good to get your cholesterol levels checked.

Even so, the different types of tinnitus still remain the most common cause of ringing in the ears.

Atherosclerosis remains the rarest form of tinnitus. Unusually and unlike most other forms of tinnitus with arteriosclerosis the noise can be heard by somebody else as well. The reason for this is simple in that there is a physical problem with the structure of the ear itself. Meaning that a doctor or anybody else can hear the noise by using the stethoscope or other suitable equipment.

Most typically the noise generated with atherosclerosis is more like a pulsing or rushing sound caused by the passage of blood as it pulses through and around the ear.

The most common types of tinnitus will cause a noise that only the individual sufferer can hear. Noises can range from a ringing sound through to a buzzing, a whining, a popping and for some people – something like the sound of radio static.

Also, some people will be affected in just one ear whereas others will be affected in both ears.

However the biggest problem with tinnitus remains that cures seem very elusive. Due to the difficulty of finding effective drug based treatment many people have chosen to look at finding more natural cures being agreeably surprised by the effectiveness of things like homoeopathy, acupuncture and even hypnosis.

Even for the many sufferers who have been told “nothing can be done — just get on with it” the cure may still exist and they should not be put off by this pessimistic advice.

The reality is that thousands and thousands of people would not accept there was no hope and went on to find effective treatment for themselves. So perhaps the real truth is “something can be done you just have to keep looking”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    does anybody have a remedy for morgellons symptoms? Such as ringing in the ears and the crawling feeling?
    My neighbor believes she has Morgellons but won’t see a doctor. She complains of ringing ears and her hearing has decreased, as well as she feels like bugs are crawling all over her. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are the symptoms of Morgellons:

      http://www.rense.com/general74/morg4.htm

      Also this website might offer some insight:

      http://www.allaboutworms.com/morgellons-worm-symptoms

  2. QUESTION:
    Can Toprol Blood Pressure Medicine cause ringing in ears and swelling of toes and fingers?
    Can Toprol XL cause constant ringing in ears and other symptoms, such as swelling of fingers and toes, mood swings, hateful thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to treat heart attacks. Extended-release (long-acting) metoprolol also is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard.
      Metoprolol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
      * dizziness or lightheadedness
      * tiredness
      * depression
      * nausea
      * dry mouth
      * stomach pain
      * vomiting
      * gas or bloating
      * heartburn
      * constipation
      * rash or itching
      * cold hands and feet
      * runny nose
      Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
      * shortness of breath
      * wheezing
      * swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
      * unusual weight gain
      * fainting
      * rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
      Metoprolol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
      Do not stop taking metoprolol without talking to your doctor. Suddenly stopping metoprolol may cause chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Metoprolol (generic name) Toprol (brand name)

  3. QUESTION:
    Sinusitis and ear ringing symptoms?
    Hi. Can sinusitis cause your ears to ring. I have had ongoing problems for about 3 months or so. If i steam and blow my nose hard or “snort” in covering one nostril at a tiime the ringing will ease off for a bit (not fully go) then over a period of about an hour or so will return again, sometimes very loud. The ringing is worse in my left ear. My ear sometimes hurts as well not bad but annoying all the same. I have quit smoking 5 days ago to try to help it, given up coffee and still it does not get better. What else can i try and how can i be sure i have got sinusitis – my doc originally said i had fluid in my middle ear, what is the common sign of this. If i hold onto my nose and try and blow out i eventually hear air coming out after i have nearly blown a few blood vessels – is this a sign i still have fluid or blocked eustation tubes or sinusitis! Help, this is driving me insane

    • ANSWER:
      you have tinnitus and need preferably to see ear, nose and throat doctor, as if ringing in ears persist like this, needs looking at, and be careful what you do, blowing nose and all that as can in some circumstances make things worse. Have tinnitus, sinus, you name it and believe me not funny, as affects my balance, which is awful

      your GP can refer you, and don’t do anymore before you see someone.

  4. QUESTION:
    High pitch/ringing in ears?
    I can almost always hear this distant high pitch/wooshing in my ears. I don’t really notice it unless I’m in a quiet room usually, so I think I may be noticing it more because I’ve been home all day recently. I have high blood pressure, and I know that ear ringing can be a symptom of this, but I’m on medication for it that keeps it down (at least for the most part). So could there be another reason my ears ring? I believe I have TMJ…I move my jaw and it almost feels like my inner ear cracks. And I also crack my neck a lot…not sure if either of those have to do with anything.

    I plan on seeing my doctor next week and will bring it up, just curious if others have any experience with this problem. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe it’s tinnitus.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with my ears?
    I woke up one day with loud ringing ears. It was a day after swimming at a community aquatic center. I have never had ringing ears like this before, and I am scared that it may be permanent. It has been 3 months. I was on antibiotics for an ear infection and nasal spray for congestion. Neither or those did anything, for my ears still ring. Other symptoms include: LOADS of phlegm in my throat, my nose gets stuffy at random times during the day, ear has sudden sharp pain at random times, and my ear sometimes feel full. It is only my left ear. HELP! :c
    I have been to my family doctor 2 times for the antibiotics and nasal spray. I am going back to him next week and I am guessing he would refer me to an ENT. But does anybody else know what these symptoms mean? I really just want to know what’s wrong with me.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like you blew out your ear drum. can you ‘taste’ ear drops or whatever you put in your ear?

      You should not be able to taste anything because your eardrum block it from going into your sinuses and eventually your mouth. if your eardrum is burst, fluids can pass from your ear into your mouth.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can ringing in the left ear be a symptom of swimmer’s ear?
    I’ve noticed ever since I’ve been swimming that I’ve had issues with my ears. Could the water buildup be causing this ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      usually ringing ear is caused by loud noise ( listening to music extremely loud , or from industry * like continuous hammering without wearing ear muffs* )

  7. QUESTION:
    Large pimple in my ear, with ringing ears?
    A couple days ago i noticed a large bump in my ear. It hurt alittle bit and I think that its a pimple, but then this morning I noticed ringing in that ear and when I yawn, the ringing is very loud and it sounds like when a speaker goes all crazy. Does anyone know whats going on? Theres not alot of pain, I think alittle bit from messing around with it but I have no other symptoms.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears with other symptoms. I need help?
    Let me start of by saying I’m 19 years old. I’ve been in a band for about 3 years and I’ve exposed me ears to extremely loud noise without plugs or anything to protect them and I believe I developed Tinnitus about 2 years ago. I had a slight ringing sound with a bit of buzzing but it was always tolerable, usually i would just put some music on and forget about it. Recently it’s been getting worse so I started wearing ear plugs and it seemed to be keeping things the way they were. I have the ringing in both ears. A few days ago I was playing the music without the ear plugs and the ringing seemed to get worse. Though the last few months I’ve been getting dizzy spells (vertigo if you will) and i didn’t think much of it. I started feeling nauseous to the point where I would want to vomit but I haven’t yet. I feel off balance throughout the day. My ears also feel full as if I couldn’t pop them but I really have no problem with that. The ringing seems to intensify sometimes and I also pick up a lot of sharp sounds in my ears that wouldn’t have bothered me before. After doing some research I came across meniere’s disease which pretty much backs up all of my symptoms. The only discouraging part is that I’m so young and this usually effects adults in their 30′s and up. Im not ruling this out a single bit but I wanted to know if anybody out there is suffering from the same symptoms or even has meniere’s disease and maybe tell me hoe to keep the ringing to a tolerable level. I have a hard time sleeping, thats when the ringing seems to be at it’s worst. I cut Sodium out of my diet as of yesterday and I’m waiting to see if it shows any positive results. The earliest I can get in to see my doctor is March 3rd (a little over 2 weeks from today) and I’m hoping i can deal with it until then. I’ve read that they do have surgeries to help with this and I would very much so consider it due to my young age. I’m hoping things will resolve on it’s own but only time can tell. Does anybody have any recommendations for me? Medications or just helpful information I couldn’t find on a website? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      In the past year I’ve had nasty health problems. In my family, every member loses some or all of his/her hearing in one ear at 50 years of age.

      After surgeries, I could not get my balance back, kept falling, etc. I went to my ENT who has an audiologist working with him. It was determined that my hearing had indeed suffered (without help of rock music), and my balance was related to my hearing. I was told to get physical therapy.

      Do you think that stopping all air flow through your eardrums at night might help the ringing? Or does it matter. Maybe they’re going to ring anyhow from inside. Sleeping aids, antihistimines, meditation.

      If any of this stuff seems possible to you, just e-mail and I’ll help any way I can.

      TX Mom

  9. QUESTION:
    Any doctors or nurses good with ears?
    My boyfriend has been having some problems with his right ear. his symptoms include: ringing in the ear, a feeling of pressure, and some hearing loss. now since were on vacation in kentucky and he don’t have any health insurance we cant go to a doctor, we have tried homemade ear drops with little change in the symptoms. do you have ideas as to what may be causing this, or any home remedies to help ease the pressure till we can return home and get him some insurance?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an Infection within the inner ear. Pressure, Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are common symptoms with inner ear Infections. If homemade ear drops are not working he may need Antibiotics to help clear it up.

  10. QUESTION:
    Aspirin overdose ringing in the ear symptom?
    for the last 24 hours, i took about may be 30 or 25 pills of aspirin, the last pills i took was about 6 hours ago, i have ringing in my ear and can’t listen very well, i feel my head is heavy but i am not vomitting or fainted or anything, just thr ringing in my ear that bothers me so will it go away by itself? i just don’t feel that i have serious symptoms and should go to the hospital or else i am going to die, i know that if i give my body the time it will flushes away the pills but i want to know how long does it take? i know i shouldn’t have taken all that pills and i don’t think that i will do it again, so please if anyone experienced this before, i want to know when will this go away

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in the ear is a symptom of sensitivity or overdose of aspirin. I don’t think U will die, but U should see a Dr.

  11. QUESTION:
    Could being pregnant cause ringing in the ears?
    I woke up in the middle of the night with a quiet ringing in my ear… It was a high pitch sound, but more like clicking or beeping.. Not quite sure how to explain it, because it isn’t drawn out, just a lot of short ones and it still HASN’T gone away. So, could this be a symptom of pregnancy or does it have nothing to do with it? I’ve gotten ringing in my ears before, but it usually only lasted a couple seconds, never this long. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard of anyone that is pregnant complain of ringing in their ears sorry.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have ringing in my ears…i am 24, and pretty healthy…what could it be?
    I also experienced numbness on one side of my body but it only lasted for about 10 days and gradually went away. (this was approximately 2 months ago). The ringing comes and goes, sometimes once a day sometimes once a week.

    Anyone ever have these symptoms? The ringing is annoying and scary sometimes, because it is so high pitched!

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Aspirin – Ringing in Ears?
    I’ve been taking the 500mg Extra Strength Bayer Aspirin.

    I normally take between 2-4 of these a day.

    I’ve been taking them for about a week, and I read that it would take many dozens of the regular 325mg to cause overdose.

    I can safely say that I haven’t taken taken over 8000-10,000mg of aspirin this week.

    But after I took one caplet (500mg) today, I felt a ringing in my left ear. I was using the tap in my bathroom, and I thought that the loudness of the water caused it.

    I’m not allergic to aspirin, and have no other symptoms.

    The ringing has gone away, so I’m just wondering if this is just a mere temporary side-effect, or some kind of overdose.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, aspirin can cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears) in susceptible individuals. You will find that there are many other possible causes also for tinnitus.

      Be very cautious with the statement “I read that it would take many dozens of the regular 325mg to cause overdose.” Probably they were referring to acute toxicity (such as kidney failure), which would reliably result from a single large dose usage. If you exceed the recommended dosage chronically, a small percentage (1% to 4%) of individuals will develop problems *over time* – this would include for instance liver damage or stomach ulcers. It’s not a black-and-white line you cross, between safe and dangerous.

      Many physicians would argue that since you had ringing in just one ear, it could not be the drug that caused it – because the drug would be distributed equally to left and right side. Although this is logical, experience suggests it is not a reliable argument.

  14. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for your ears to start ringing in a situation where you are about to faint?
    I took a biomedical class and soon found out that it wasnt the class for me. The first day after watching a CSI video i fainted and the second day I felt the same symptoms and had to leave the class. Except this time my ears started ringing. I found that to be very weird. Is that normal? Why does that happen?

    • ANSWER:
      I dont kno if its normal but it happens to me when im under a lot of presure or like the situation you were in or if im really scarred. but yeah i think its pretty normal :)

  15. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears and jaw problems?
    I was at a friends house using his new drums on June 10th. It was the first time I had played the drums in a long long long time. I did not use hearing protection and had ringing after I was doen playing them. I played them for about 45 minutes. As the week went on, I feel like my ear got better (It was only my left one that was affected, because I had a earbud in my right ear). Within about 2 weeks I even slept in a dead silent room without any ringing (or so I can remember). I went swimming at a community pool a few days after my ringing was “gone”. I went swimming for 3 days in a row. The morning after swimming, I woke up with a really loud ringing, and hot feeling in my ear. I thought that I was just pretending the ringing was gone from the drumming, and that it actually never stopped ringing. I got it checked out and it was an ear infection. I took antibiotics but the ringing didn’t stop, nor did my other new symptoms (pain in front of and in back of the ear, in the ear, and some jaw pain. ) So I got it checked out again and the doctor said there was water in my eustachian tube that would take a few weeks to several months to drain. He also said I had jaw problems I should check with my dentist.It has been around 2 months since my ringing “came back” and I was wondering if anyone has ever had a same experience as me or if I just have TMJ and that my ringing is curable. I am 90% sure my ringing was gone before it came back again. I stayed away from loud noises since the drumming incident, and my ringing has gone down somewhat, but it is still here. Any suggestions, advice, statements?

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    Has anyone experienced ringing in their ears for a day or over a day? Emergency, please help if you can.?
    Out of no where–yesterday night, I experienced ringing in my ears. It’s faint and I can only really hear it in complete silence. It’s been 24 hours now and I’m going to the doctor tomorrow, but I was wondering if anyone knows if this is permanent. I really hope it isnt, I’ve been panicking and stressing out all day, and asking for help from everyone I know just in case they know anything.

    For the record–I also have a fever right now, and I’ve been the bathroom numerous times cause my stomach is unsteady. Do I just have a cold/ear infection, and the ringing is a symptom? Is there a chance that it’ll go away? I really hope so. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      tinuitus is normal, nothing to worry about. It can accompany infections, viral or bacterial. It could indicate the beginnings of an ear infection or just be a normal occurrence. I get it two every now and then. Check WebMD if you’re really concerned.

  17. QUESTION:
    Strange vision loss, ringing ears, panic attack and near blackout from weed! What was this?
    Last night I was really bored and decided to smoke a bowl of my bong and then lay down and watch a movie. I only smoked one bowl but was feeling pretty high. After about 15 minutes of watching the movie it felt like my heart was beating irregularly and parts of my body would twitch. I started to get really dizzy and started loosing my vision. I thought i was going to die. I got really really hot and felt like i was going to black out. I also had a loud ringing and pressure in my ears. I decided to go outside since I was so hot and it seemed to help for a little, but then the symptoms set in again. After about 15 minutes i felt better, but my heart still felt like it was beating irregularly.
    During the worst bit it felt like my brain was swelling and my head was going to explode. It was horrible!

    • ANSWER:
      It’s normal to bad trip, even on weed, from time to time. Sounds exactly like a bad trip to me; at least, my bad trip experiences have been very close to what you described. I wouldn’t blame the strain of weed; after all the only active ingredient in any strain is THC. Despite the fact that different strains look and “taste” different, the main difference is the THC content levels. I find it exceedingly unlikely that you would bad trip to the subtle differences in chemical composition between different strains of weed.

      On a side note (directed to other posters): if you have a problem with weed, that’s fine with me. But don’t parade in here and say that “weed is absolutely bad”. It’s ignorant, and you’re feeding the ignorance that has caused such unwarranted attacks on harmless drugs in the first place.

  18. QUESTION:
    Headaches dizziness neck stiffness muscle pain twitching ringing ears?
    Hello,

    I am a nineteen yo female. I have been have dizzy headAches now for just over a month. They are constant and they do not go away. I do not feel like the room is spinning more that I am swaying and I need to steady myself. My neck feels stiff and turning my head makes me feel nausea. I am sick physically every few days and wake up every morning feeling sick. I struggle sleeping and my headaches feel more sever at night when I’m lying down and this is when my ears tend to start ringing. My left arm is feeling heavy and it hurts to touch in places, I also struggle to carry heavy items in it. My legs twitch and spasm when I hold them out straight and this also occurs when I try walking down the stairs. I am seeinG a specialist on the 22nd and I am scared stiff. What could this be? Also, a week into the symptoms my boyfriends mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I am worried that I have one. It is constantly on my mind… The worry.. Could the stress be causing the problem, please help I’m really scared. Also my bp was 138 over 88 when usually it is around 100 over 70 and my heart rate was 96 on four occasions.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress could well be the cause of all your problems – including a slight rise in your BP.
      Anxiety precipitates a multitude of symptoms, see link.

      It could be a viral infection ofthe inner ear (labyrinthitis) which is leading to headaches, vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
      Or, as suggested Meniere’s disease.
      You must understand we can only guess.

      Neither of the above have anything to do with a brain tumour, which is most unlikely at your age.

      This won’t stop you worrying, but do try to stop taking your pulse and BP, by doing so you create a vicious circle as anxiety sends them up.

      I am sorry about your boy friend’s mother, you and he are bound to be upset, comfort each other.
      Good Luck on the 22nd

  19. QUESTION:
    Is ringing in both ears and dizziness considered Seizure Symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally that would be considered a hearing and vestibular problem. It could bring on a seizure, but would not seem to be a symptom of a seizure. You should consult with a doctor if this is a continuing problem.

  20. QUESTION:
    Trouble breathing and ringing in ears?
    I have anxiety and i was just wondering is this is just another symptom. This has happend to me a few times now where im just about to fall asleep and i start to hear this loud ringing in my ears and i start to have trouble breathing and i feel all tingly and dizzy and stuff and the i open my eyes i i kinda feel better but when ever i try going back to sleep it happens again and this continues for like over an hour until i finally fall asleep.
    Is this serious?
    o yeah and also my heart starts to beat really fast

    • ANSWER:
      That’s called tinnutis. Both depression and anxiety have been associated with it.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can a dental infection cause fainting,headache, low grade fever,eye pressure,neck pain and ears ringing?
    I have a broken molar, farthest back on left side. I fainted ar work Weds last week, and again Thanksgiving day, ,and again this afternoon. While flossing Weds night experienced blinding pain at the sight of that tooth. I have just been feeling fatigued along with the symptoms mentioned in my question. At what point would a dentist consider this an emergency and remove the tooth.
    My boss won’t let me come back to work until I have a resolution I am trying to determine if I should go to my dentist or another doctor. I have no insurance and limited resources and need a quick resolution. I am trying to minimize expense by not seeing multiple practioners.

    Please only respond if you have first hand experience or medical background.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a dentist as soon as possible. you likely have an infection…which can spread and cause systemic illness and symptoms. Iyou do not have a regular dentist, get a referral from family or friend, call and tell them you are in severe pain and may have an infection. Tell them you do not have insurance and ask if you can work out a payment plan. E.R. would be much more expensive and they would refer you to a dentist. Wish you the best.

  22. QUESTION:
    Anyone else get migraines that start with an aura and experience these symptoms?
    I just got one today when I was in the store of all places and needed to stash my cart in a side isle and go sit in the car for 30 min. I notice that I get symptoms weeks before I actually get one of these. I get a combination of these symptoms… ringing ears, tingly skin, heartburn, upset stomach, moody, dizzy, muscle pain, anxious, forgetful…etc. does anyone else experience anything like this?
    I have been to the Dr for this and it didn’t raise a concern with him. I only get them once every 3-9 months.
    I get the listed physical symptoms weeks before. I get the aura an hour or two before the migraine.

    • ANSWER:
      Hon, have you thought about seeing a neurologist? This is not a normal migraine aura if its happening a few weeks prior to the actual migraine. I think your doctor is not taking you seriously enough and you deserve to have your concerns heard because they are certainly valid. For your own health and peace of mind make an appointment with another gp. I hope you find answers that make sense…Good luck!
      You can access more information about migraines in general from the following website: http://www.migraines.org

  23. QUESTION:
    Just wondering if pregnancy normals woes have symptoms of dizziness and ringing swimmers ears?
    I’m about 19.5 weeks prego…And these past few days everytime I’ve been in the middle of eating dinner I would get an extreme wave of dizziness for about a minute or so. It literally has happened everytime at dinner for the past 3 days then this morning I had a weird case of ringing swimmers ear after I got up to use the restroom and have been getting a few more dizzy spells throughout the day. I’m not stressed about it since dizziness is common in pregnancy but just want to make sure it’s nothing serious that I am overlooking~ I have a my 20 week sono on friday and will see the doc them but wondering what I can do myself just to prevent it from happening ..thank everyone :)

    • ANSWER:
      you’re dehydrated. Pinch the skin on the back of your wrist for 3 seconds, then let go and see how long it takes to return to normal. If it’s longer than … immediately; you need more fluids. Actually, being pregnant, I’m not really sure that’s the correct test for you- but it may work. You’re still describing dehydration /anemia symptoms. They both can cause lack of oxygen to your eyes and brain, causing dizziness. The dehydration from reduced volume in your bloodstream, and the anemia from reduced oxygen carrying red blood cells. Talk to your doctor either way.

  24. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like I have an ear infection?
    **Asking in Diet & Fitness because it’s a more popular place to get answers

    These are my symptoms:

    -Ringing in ear, has gotten better however
    -Pain in ear
    -Redness inside and outside the ear, hurts to touch as well

    I have not been listening to loud music at all.
    Serious answers only.
    I’m planning on going to the doctor tomorrow, I was just asking.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your ear also warm? Take a look at the below link and see if it sound like what you have.

  25. QUESTION:
    True or False? Ringing in the ears is a early sign of Aspirin overdose?
    I know its a symptom but cant find info about if its early or late.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s a good indication, but not always true. The condition you are referring to is called Tinnitus

      Other things such as an allergic reaction or even a change in air pressure could possibly be to blame.

      Read more about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

  26. QUESTION:
    Out of the blue I got really sick. Dizziness, ringing ears, and blurred vision!! Idk what it could have been?
    I was in the store.. It was a little hot but nothing extreme. All these symptoms occurred for like 10 minutes.But then I felt fine. What could have possibly been the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      dehydration maybe..
      make sure u drink a lot of water

      Check out this website…

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=377734

  27. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears while pregnant?
    Recently I’ve just started to notice a constant ringing in my ears. Sometimes I notice it more than other times, but I’m not sure if this is because it goes away or I get distracted. Furthermore, I feel very tired lately and my head just feels like it has pressure/like it’s really heavy, especially around the forehead area.

    Is this normal? Did anyone else experience any or all of these symptoms?

    Thanks for the answers!

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing all the time (ear tumour?)!!?
    Earlier on in the year, I’ve started hearing these little ringing noises, usually when I’m going to bed, or after I listen to my mp3. I thought it’d go away soon but now I’ve started noticing the ringing more often and louder too – and it’s especially worst when I’m somewhere quiet, like when I’m reading. Otherwise, when I’m distracted with other things or talking to others I don’t notice it as much. The ringing is very annoying and I’m starting to worry that it could be a symptom of a disease or illness. Does anyone know if this could be an ear tumour?
    Other than the ringing, I there’s also the cracking sounds I hear when I swallow or yawn, but otherwise, no hearing loss (or none that I notice, just yet).

    • ANSWER:
      It is called tinnitus. Mine started 38 years ago after a middle ear infection. Like you say it’s very loud when there is no background noise so I will keep the tv/radio etc, on low so there is no complete silence. I have also found that aspirin, a fever, illness increases the ringing until it’s deafening. The increase in volume is usually my first indication of an illness starting. Believe it or not you do learn to cope with it on a daily basis. I do know that people who do not have it have no idea what it’s like, what we go through.

  29. QUESTION:
    Would 12 ibuprofen pills be considered an overdose?
    I took 12 ibuprofen tablets over the course of the day for my cramps (not all at once, but I did take 8 at once) and I’ve had 2 of the symptoms: ringing in the ears and stomach pains. would this be considered an overdose? It says that 400mg/kg is an overdose but I don’t know how many pills that is. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      400 mg/kg would equate to 2 pills per 2.2 pounds of body weight. You are not at that level, however, your liver would greatly thank you in the future if you cut down on the pills. Prescription strength ibuprofen is 1000 mg, and really shouldn’t take more than 2 of those a day. If you have to take that many to control pain, you may have developed a resistance to the drug. I would try something else, or if the pain is always that bad, visit your doctor.

  30. QUESTION:
    Jaw stiffness, ringing in the ears, flu-like symptoms and extreme fatigue and more what could this be?
    for the past year ive had some problems with my inner ear and having dizzy like symptoms. Recently my ears have felt blocked and have been ringing or pounding. A couple days ago i started getting cold/flu like symptoms. Extreme pressure in head, eye sensitivity to light, extreme fatigue, as well as blocked nose, deep cough etc. Today my jaw also started feeling stiff and weak? I have also been lightheaded especially when standing up. It my exam week in college so I need to get better asap because I have so much work to do. Does anyone please have any ideas what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe a really bad ear infection? That could cause jaw pain. Go to the doctor so they can prescribe medicine to clear up the infection.

  31. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and other symptoms?
    I have had ringing in my ear for about 2 and a half months now. Other symptoms that I have are jaw pain, clicking sometimes when I chew, occasional pain behind the eye, ear pain, soreness in back of the ear. My ear also gets hot at night. I have had it checked by a doctor, and he said there is no infection but my eustachian tube is swollen up which builds up pressure that causes ringing. He put me on decongestant steroid nasal spray and I have been taking it for 5 days now, but nothing has changed. Any help?
    I woke up today with what seemed to be a loss of hearing in my left ear, feeling of fullness worse than before, really stuffy nose, small headache, and jaw pain. I cannot even open my mouth now without it hurting. It hurts below the ear.

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears with a hallow sound (like my ears have been popped) will this subside?
    I was out at a bar the other evening and the music was extremely loud, i woke up on sunday and my ears have been ringing (high pitch sound) ever since (a day and a half so far), they also feel as though they have been popped (hallow sound). I am just wondering what this could be and if i give it a few days will the ringing subside? I am concerned as i know that there is a symptom called Tinitus both chronic and acute and i am just wondering if a one time occurrence can cause this? I have never had this issue before and i am not around loud noises on a regular basis!

    It is just a very disturbing sound but it seems to be drowned out with running water or minor background noise.

    Thanks for your help!
    should i see a doctor if this has not cleared up in about a week?

    • ANSWER:
      Avoid loud noises for some time. Sleep in a peaceful room. After a few days it’ll be okay. Theres only once I heard of someone having permanent damage to his ears. Which is my mom’s friend. I guess if its taking like 2 weeks then you better visit the doctor and ask if anything is wrong

  33. QUESTION:
    has anyone had a loud ringing in their ears just at they are about to fall asleep?
    I think everyone has experienced the dream where you feel like you’re falling, and then you twich and wake up. Well i have recently been having problems with sleeping. Instead of the normal twitch or two… i will literally kick uncontrollably. Sometimes i will just about to go into a deep sleep, adn i will feel like my head is pulsing or twitching, and i try to open my eyes, but i cant. and just this morning i experienced a loud ringing ( like the kind that comes on tv when the chanell goes out and the colorful screen comes on) and it sounds like its coming from inside my head. Are these normal symptoms when you’ve had an inconsistant amount of sleep, or should i see my doctor about this.. b/c it scares me!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn’t say it’s normal or abnormal. My question would be why are you not sleeping? That’s a question you should be asking your doctor… unless it’s just that you’ve been partying too hard.

      There are medications available in this day and age that you shouldn’t have to suffer sleep deprivation, you could also be having a severe form of sleep apnea… and you don’t want to mess with that.

      Good luck… lack or sleep or poor quality sleep stinks.

  34. QUESTION:
    Help, I have ringing in my ears and my nose is stuffed up, any ideas what this is?
    About 3 days ago I seemed to have just a regular cold with a sore throat and stuffed nose. Now the sore throat has gone away and but my nose seems to still be fairly stuffed. Also the ringing in my ears only seems to happen if I move my eyes are around. Do you have any ideas what these symptoms are to and any ideas what I can do about them?

    • ANSWER:
      You have a cold. Colds are infamous for causing the symptoms you are experiencing. Colds don’t just effect the nose and throat. They will also effect the ears, too, as the three body parts are closely linked. The ringing in your ears is called tinnitus and is a symptom of probably the cold. If you are still experiencing a cold and these symptoms after eleven-fourteen days see your doctor.

      You may also develop ear ache with this cold. The ringing would be normal with the ache.

  35. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing in early pregnancy?!?
    I am pretty sure I’m pregnant… Going to the doc next week to test (if AF is a no-show.)
    I’ve got the whole gamut of symptoms; ginormous bosoms with fun new veins (and new stretch marks to boot :/), heartburn, gnarly headaches, backache, fatigue, slight cramping waaay too early…
    But, my damn ears won’t stop ringing!!! It’s madness! Everyday now for about 5 days they ring on and off, and that’s definitely not something I normally experience.
    I’m not due for AF for another week, and I usually get PMS symptoms one or two days before I’m due.
    Is this ear ringing a sign of pregnancy too? I’ve never heard of it before!
    Anyone experienced this? Love to hear from you!

    • ANSWER:
      oh-oh hon. could be high blood pressure as part of preg? Low or no sodium until you see doc, no caffeine, hydrate with only plain water no hydration drinks, rest when not at your job with your feet up. I am probably allll wrong, but it wont hurt right now to take care of YOU. Best wishes!!!

  36. QUESTION:
    I’ve been experiencing Vertigo like feelings, Ringing in ears, Vision problems etc.?
    i am having sporadic Vertigo-like feelings, Ringing in my ears, Double vision, Trouble with balance, and i have NEVER had a hard time hearing in my life until recently i am having a VERY hard time at hearing. I am little worried about these symptoms, before i goto a doctor i would justt like to hear what you think.

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      possible ear infection. you will be fine .

      suggest think the problems away

      your brain controls your body.
      your spirit can can control your brain
      try it

  37. QUESTION:
    Do I have an insect and spider phobia?
    Every time I see a spider or insect my ears ring, is this a symptom of a phobia? I don’t completely freak out, I just get the terrible ringing and it’s uncomfortable. It’s ironic because I actually think spiders and insects are interesting, but I can’t stand to look at them sometimes in person unless they’re behind glass.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can look at photos or drawings, or if you can enter a room
      knowing there is a spider in there. and do so without sweating or
      having breathing distress, then no its not phobia, just lack of familiarity and knowledge about spiders.
      at your level of anxiety, you should be easily able to deal with this
      yourself. The ringing may just be an increase in blood pressure.
      perhaps next time you spot a garden spider in a web, maybe
      you can bring yourself to watch it for a short while. keep doing this
      spending longer times. maybe even observe its behavior if you
      gently blow on it. maybe even toss an insect into web and watch it
      wrap its meal. At some point you will know exactly what the spider
      will do, and most of your anxieties will have left.
      I happen to find spiders very fascinating to observe and interesting
      to learn about.
      I have a little barn spider on my porch that will come from behind the
      light just before sundown and spin its fancy web. Better than TV.
      often I will catch a persistent crane fly and toss it in her web.

  38. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, Plugged ears, ringing in ears, weakness in legs upon bending/moving?
    I asked a question before about some of the symptoms mentioned here, but there are more. For about 2 months now, I have had a dizziness-type feeling in my head, maybe what feels like a band around my head, vision disturbances, plugged ears, ringing in ears, my legs get weak and tingly when I bend at the knees, or if I’m driving for a while, and a little nausea… Is this all legit, or am I having depression/anxiety symptoms?
    I’m on Wellbutrin… could it be?
    I have consulted an ENT and he has looked at my ears, also scoped my nose/throat, and has found nothing other than a severely deviated septum. Direct quote: “Wow, that’s a pretty twisted septum! One of the worst I’ve ever seen!”. He stated that it would not cause the symptoms I have. He wants me to through allergy testing, as he thinks it may be from a mold allergy. Are there different antihistamines for mold allergies? I take claritin every day, and Wellbutrin has antihistamine-like properties, as it acts like, and is put together like a tricyclic…. ?

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms may be side effects of Wellbutrin ( Bupropion is known to cause all the side effects you mentioned ) or it may be meneires disease (triad of vertigo,tinnitus and ear fullness or hearing impairment).

      Basically you must visit your treating physician and seek opinion of an ENT specialist.

      First and foremost just relax and consult a specialist who can examine you and decide your management plan.

  39. QUESTION:
    Dizziness and ringing in ears?
    So about 5 weeks ago, I started experiencing the following symptoms on about a weekly basis:

    Ringing in my right ear with dizziness, then a few hours later the ringing disappears but the dizziness stays for another few hours and goes away. My college’s nurse practitioner told me it was being caused by earwax buildup, and she flushed it all out. The symptoms continued on a weekly basis, and last sunday, I had a horrible spell that left me unable to walk for several hours. Since then, I’ve been having slight dizziness all the time. I went to the same NP yesterday, who still said it was wax, cleaned it out AGAIN, and it didn’t help at all.

    Any ideas? I have another appointment in a week, and if it doesn’t help, I’m going to see an Ear/nose/throat doctor, because I’m sick of this.

    • ANSWER:
      Some common food additives can cause those symptoms. Such things as MSG, vegetable protein, and aspartame.

      Dr. Janet Hull, Nutritionist, was diagnosed with Graves Disease, a fatal thyroid disease. She happened to read an article about aspartame poisoning, cut out all aspartame from her diet and eventually got well.

      Pilots have been warned to avoid aspartame sweetened drinks.

      “Both the Air Force’s magazine, Flying Safety, and the Navy’s magazine, Navy Physiology, published articles warning about the many dangers of aspartame including the cumulative deleterious effects of methanol…” ” A hotline was even set up for pilots suffering from acute reactions to aspartame ingestion. Over 600 pilots have reported symptoms including some who have reported suffering grand mal seizures in the cockpit due to aspartame.”

      Third link is to a video about aspartame.

  40. QUESTION:
    Weakness, ringing in ears, nausea, shaky legs,?
    I had a car accident on dec 23 2010. So I went to the chiropractor and after starting therapy I’ve been getting all these symptoms. I already stopped going to therapy about 2 months ago but I still feel these symptoms. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to be suffering from vertigo. Maybe your inner ear got jostled In accident and your Cochlea is fractured . I suggest go see an auditory specialist. Best of luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    My Mom was just referred to a neurologist by a ENT doctor. What are they looking for?
    She saw the ENT for dizziness. He did test and her ears are fine, but she failed one test and he said it had to do with her CNS. Here are all of her symptoms: dizziness, ringing in ears, when reading for 15 minutes the words get blurry, and she has lost her sense of taste of some foods. Any ideas on what she may have? I am ready to hear anything…

    • ANSWER:
      If she was referred to a neurologist the ENT doctor thinks it has something to do with her brain and/or nerve conduction. They may want to do and EEG to test the electrical conduction of brain. This will allow them to see if a specific part of her brain isn’t working properly. They may also want to do an MRI or a CT scan of her brain to see if there is a growth, bleeding or inflammation. It’s hard to say what it is without tests being done…it could be anything from migranes to a tumor.

  42. QUESTION:
    Stomach pain, dizziness, ringing in ears?
    Hi, I woke up two days ago with a stomach ache. It felt like my insides were getting small, or they were going to explode.
    Yesterday, I started to get ringing in my ears.
    Today I felt really dizzy.
    All of these symptoms are happening today.
    Mostly dizziness and stomach pain.
    Has anyone ever experienced this?
    Does anyone know what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have anxiety? I get these symptoms due to my anxiety problem. The ears ringing and dizziness could also be due to an inner ear infection. I would see your doctor if it continues.

  43. QUESTION:
    What Condition may bring about ringing in the ears about at various times of the day about 79 x per day be?
    This just started very suddenly and there were no previous symptoms like this whatsoever until about a week ago, difficulty talking and quality of voice, and also some difficulty swallowing ? What may this be due to?

    • ANSWER:
      Something as simple as impacted ear-wax or excessive aspirin. Or too much exposure to loud noises. For me it was forty-millimeter cannons about 30 years ago but something recent made it worse for a while. I was taking Pravachol to lower my cholesterol and it was evidently slowly making the tinnitus worse and diminishing my hearing in my right ear. Now that I have been off of it for about a month, the humming in my ear has stopped and I think my hearing may be getting better.

      Anyway. . . a doctor should have your best answer.

  44. QUESTION:
    what kinds of things would cause ringing in your ears?
    not for the elderly but would you get ringing in your ears if you were about to faint or some other thing like that? any serious health problems in kids 0 to 15 that would cause this? when would these diseases show themselves and what are the symptoms?
    THX

    • ANSWER:
      Excessive sound wxposure

  45. QUESTION:
    When i stand up and/or am sitting for a long period of time, i have blackouts and ringing in my ears what isit?
    The symptoms can last for up to a minute. Also, sometimes, less frequent than the others, tend to be caught in in mild cold sweat and shaking

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    what could cause hedaches morning nausea seizuures and ringing in ears?
    my 17 year old autistic son has had severe headaches,morning nausea and vomiting,seizures,ringing in the ears,complete personality change and aggressive behavior. These symptoms are started about 3 months ago except seizures,which he has been having for the last month. his eeg results showed an abnormality in the right temporal lobe but we have not yet had the mri. I have been on line and the only medical condition I have been able to find with all these symptoms is a brain tumor. I want to know if there is anything else that could cause all these symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like the MRI is req asap. There are some other possibilities but none of them are great either. MRI to rule in or out physical abnormality (tumour, aneurism, haematoma) soon as the other options are things like viral infection of the meninges which are a lot less likely (because of the time frame-too long) but need urgent action.

  47. QUESTION:
    Possible nerve problem? Odd symptoms? Help!?
    I got suddenly sick the Saturday before last. Got extreme vertigo, headache, nausea & vomiting (only endured that for one day), fatigue. Never a fever, and blood pressure was perfect. It has slowly gotten better in this past week and a half, but now if my head is tilted forward or back, I get the vertigo and a headache. And this all hit me like a ton of bricks. I was thinking ear infection, but I dont have a lot of the symptoms, like ringing ears, hearing loss or pain in my ear. I could be wrong, though?

    I know, I know, go to the doctor. I might have to but I just recently found out I make too much for Medicare and too little to be seen anywhere else. Even Free Clinic! And Im broke for another few days.

    What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      You could think nerve problem, but i would also think cranial circulation. You say you when you essentially change the position of your head you experience symptoms and that could possibly be obstructing blood flow through the system. Unfortunately, the only thing I know that could help is a CT or MRI of the head to rule out physical obstruction.

  48. QUESTION:
    Concerned About Migraine and Ringing In Ear?
    I have ringing in my left ear and headaches which turn into migraines about once every 3 days. Not bad migraines but just wavy vision. Saw and ENT and he said my ears were fine. I’ve seen that there is medicine for migraines but they have a lot of side effects. Anyone else have these symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Is a ringing in the ears after a MINOR head injury dangerous?
    I threw a rubber ball at my 14 year old brother. It hit him in the ear. 2 hours later, his ear is ringing and he can’t hear that well out of it.
    My mother is a very neurotic woman and insisted I check out if it was a big deal.
    I’ve researched it a bit so far… it says that after a major head injury, i.e. a concussion, there could be ringing. I personally think it was caused by impaction. Sorta like a plunger to his ear or something.
    Does anyone out there (any doctors) think he should go in for a checkup? The only symptom I know of was the ringing. No dizziness or anything as far as I know.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      NO. He’ll be fine after a night’s sleep. He just had a blow to the ear, that’s all, and it causes the tiny bones in your middle ear to vibrate.

      Did you see Saving Private Ryan? Remember how Tom Hanks becomes temporarily deaf after a bomb blast? Same idea, only it was a sonar blow to the ear, rather than physical.

  50. QUESTION:
    I have a ringing in my ears?
    I have a ringing in my hears, and it switches to one ear to another.
    It had gone away but now its back. Its lasting a long time.
    Is it a thyroid symptom? Id really like to know.
    Beaucase i have a bad thyroid. and im on medicane.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you taking aspirin? ear ringing can be a sign of Aspirin overdose.


Ringing In Ears Meanings

Written By: admin - Oct• 20•12

Most people at some point in their lives have had a funny noise or ringing in the ears. In most instances the ringing goes as quickly as it came, maybe lasting only a minute or so. But this isn’t true for everybody as for some unlucky people, the ringing came – and never went away. These people have the condition known as tinnitus.

The thing individuals may well not understand is that ringing in the ears can be a sign of many various health problems.

Top of that list will see ringing in the ears or tinnitus as a symptom of allergies or sinus problems. The thing is, it may well not be the allergies on the sinus problem that is causing the ringing in the ears. Quite often it’s the medications used – such as as antibiotics or antihistamines to treat allergies and sinus conditions that caused the problem.

The reason for this is simple in that medicines like antihistamines and antibiotics can often cause a thickening of the mucus in the ear making it difficult for the fluid to drain away leading to inner ear infections, pressure buildup and consequently ringing in the ears. Presbycusis, an age-related hearing loss is another condition that can produce ringing in the ears as can muscle tension, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), vitamins B12 deficiency and thyroid disorder.

Little known cause of ringing in the ear is anxiety. This is because people who suffer anxiety or have panic attacks can experience a whole multitude of symptoms. However don’t be overly concerned as it doesn’t mean you have an anxiety panic disorder just because you got ringing in your ears.

Another thing that can cause ringing in the ears is high blood pressure which can apparently also mean you have high cholesterol. A number of medical investigators feel that this is because the cholesterol has stuck to the blood vessels by the ear and as blood flows pass them it makes a swishing noise passing over the uneven surface.

So if you’re hearing a swishing noises rather than ringing noises perhaps it may be good to get your cholesterol levels checked.

Even so, the different types of tinnitus still remain the most common cause of ringing in the ears.

Atherosclerosis remains the rarest form of tinnitus. Unusually and unlike most other forms of tinnitus with arteriosclerosis the noise can be heard by somebody else as well. The reason for this is simple in that there is a physical problem with the structure of the ear itself. Meaning that a doctor or anybody else can hear the noise by using the stethoscope or other suitable equipment.

Most typically the noise generated with atherosclerosis is more like a pulsing or rushing sound caused by the passage of blood as it pulses through and around the ear.

The most common types of tinnitus will cause a noise that only the individual sufferer can hear. Noises can range from a ringing sound through to a buzzing, a whining, a popping and for some people – something like the sound of radio static.

Also, some people will be affected in just one ear whereas others will be affected in both ears.

However the biggest problem with tinnitus remains that cures seem very elusive. Due to the difficulty of finding effective drug based treatment many people have chosen to look at finding more natural cures being agreeably surprised by the effectiveness of things like homoeopathy, acupuncture and even hypnosis.

Even for the many sufferers who have been told “nothing can be done — just get on with it” the cure may still exist and they should not be put off by this pessimistic advice.

The reality is that thousands and thousands of people would not accept there was no hope and went on to find effective treatment for themselves. So perhaps the real truth is “something can be done you just have to keep looking”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Who can read my dream meanings to/for me?
    last night I drempt of being in a back yard .. Tho it was familiar the setting was diffrent … The grass was over grown.. Tall and damp.. The air felt thick and was foggy .. I couldn’t see too far into the mist.. I didn’t really know why I was out there .. But my attention was pulled to the sound of a birds cry.. It was a crow in the grass .. It was white tho.. I guess it was my concious telling me white crows don’t exsist but I accepted it because I was seeing in right it front of me.. I stared at the crow for a little while longer and it stared at me..and then it screeched again ringing in my ears… Then I woke up all I could think about for that moment were it’s black eyes.. What does this mean?? Thanx for the help..

    • ANSWER:
      This dream was obviously very vivid. You were able to describe details such as the damp grass, and the fog. Many spiritual people would say that this dream means you were visited by your totem animal. Some cultures consider the crow to be the keeper of knowledge. Since this crow was white, this may indeed be a spiritual contact. The eyes are the windows of the soul. The crows eyes are full of spiritual wisdom and knowledge, while the white signifies Divinity and spirituality. This is a fantastic spiritual dream. When you go to sleep at night, ask your totem animal to come forward again, and see what happens. Have fun with it.

  2. QUESTION:
    Please give me the meanings of these words!Thank you!?
    “PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFECTS”
    1. Euphoria
    2. light-headedness
    3. poor concentration
    4. abnormal behavior
    5. lethargy
    6. loss of sensation
    7. insanity
    8. hallucinations
    9. cross-eyedness
    10. ringing in the ear
    11. sneezing and coughing
    12. nausea and vomiting
    13. loose bowel movement
    14. body pain
    15. slow reflexes
    16. loss of muscular coordination
    17. dilation of pupil of the eye

    If ever you know the meanings..please answer!thank you! i really need your help!:))

    • ANSWER:
      1. A state in which you are really happy like from drugs or low oxygen, etc.
      2. When there isn’t much oxygen you seem to be raelly high and light headed, like your head is literally light.
      3. You can’t concentrate well.
      4. You are not acting normally for your age, area, sex, etc.
      6. Loss of feeling.
      7. To be crazy.
      8. To see things.
      9. When both eyes are inwards.
      10. When you hear a nosie too loud and you literally hear ringing for awhile.
      11. Isn’t it obvious?
      12. Throwing up and feeling like being sick.
      13. Crapping yourself.
      14. Are you serious?
      15. Slow reactions.
      16. You can’t move two thigns at once properly, like you might collapse.
      17. The black part of your eye is too big or small.

  3. QUESTION:
    Do piercings have certain meanings?
    I was wondering if getting pierced in certain places on your body means certain things. Before you get upset, because for some reason I’ve seen some people blow up over this, I don’t mean label wise. I ‘m not talking about if you get your left ear pierced your trash or some crap like that. I mean, way back in medieval times or maybe in a native tribe, meanings.

    Like for instances, if piercings stand for bravery or if you have a nose ring your a warrior. Stuff like that, old legends.

    I don’t mean labels and I don’t want to hear, ”cause I felt like it or ’cause I’m a rebel!’ That gets annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      The only one that I am aware of is that back in the day sailors got their ears pierced to indicate that they crossed the equator.

  4. QUESTION:
    are you good at figuring out meanings of poems?? help please!?
    Ok this is Phillis Wheatley’s poem America.. im horrible with meanings of poems and was wondering if anyone could help. thanks!

    New England first a wilderness was found
    Till for a contient ’twas destin’d round
    From feild to feild the savage monsters run
    e’r yet Brittania had her work begun
    Thy Power, O Liberty, makes strong the weak
    And (wond’rous instinct) Ethiopians speak
    Sometimes by Simile, a victory’s won
    A certain lady had an only son
    he grew up daily virtuous as he grew
    Fearing his Strength which she undoubted knew
    She laid some taxes on her darling son
    And would have laid another act there on
    Amend your manners I’ll the task remove
    Was said with seeming Sympathy and Love
    By many Scouurges she his goodness try’d
    Until at length the Best of Infants cry’d
    He wept, Brittania turn’d a senseless ear
    At last awaken’d by maternal fear
    Why weeps americus why weeps my Child
    Thus spake Brittania, thus benign and mild
    My dear mama said he, shall I repeat-
    Then Prostrate fell, at her maternal feet
    What ails the rebel, great Brittania Cry’d
    Indeed said he, you have no cause to Chide
    You see each day my fluent tears my food.
    Without regard, what no more English blood?
    Has length of time drove from our English veins
    The kindred he to Great Brittania deigns?
    Tis thus with thee O Brittain keeping down
    New English force, thou fear’st his Tyranny and thou didst frown
    He weeps afresh to feel this Iron chain
    Turn, O Brittania claim thy child again
    Riecho Love drive by thy powerful charms
    Indolence Slumbering in forgerful arms
    See Agenoria diligent imploy’s
    Her sons, and thus with rapture she replys
    Arise my sons with one consent arise
    Lest distant continents with vult’ring eyes
    Should charge America with Negligence
    They praise Industry but no pride commence
    To raise their own Profusion, O Brittain See
    By this, New England will increase like thee

    • ANSWER:
      Well the most obvious meaning is the pain and sorrow she is going through as a slave for Colonial America

  5. QUESTION:
    I need someone good with finding meanings in poems!?
    it is called America by Phillis Wheatley. I dont really understand the meaning that she is trying to get across. if anyone could help me out that would be great.. thank you!

    New England first a wilderness was found
    Till for a contient ’twas destin’d round
    From feild to feild the savage monsters run
    e’r yet Brittania had her work begun
    Thy Power, O Liberty, makes strong the weak
    And (wond’rous instinct) Ethiopians speak
    Sometimes by Simile, a victory’s won
    A certain lady had an only son
    he grew up daily virtuous as he grew
    Fearing his Strength which she undoubted knew
    She laid some taxes on her darling son
    And would have laid another act there on
    Amend your manners I’ll the task remove
    Was said with seeming Sympathy and Love
    By many Scouurges she his goodness try’d
    Until at length the Best of Infants cry’d
    He wept, Brittania turn’d a senseless ear
    At last awaken’d by maternal fear
    Why weeps americus why weeps my Child
    Thus spake Brittania, thus benign and mild
    My dear mama said he, shall I repeat-
    Then Prostrate fell, at her maternal feet
    What ails the rebel, great Brittania Cry’d
    Indeed said he, you have no cause to Chide
    You see each day my fluent tears my food.
    Without regard, what no more English blood?
    Has length of time drove from our English veins
    The kindred he to Great Brittania deigns?
    Tis thus with thee O Brittain keeping down
    New English force, thou fear’st his Tyranny and thou didst frown
    He weeps afresh to feel this Iron chain
    Turn, O Brittania claim thy child again
    Riecho Love drive by thy powerful charms
    Indolence Slumbering in forgerful arms
    See Agenoria diligent imploy’s
    Her sons, and thus with rapture she replys
    Arise my sons with one consent arise
    Lest distant continents with vult’ring eyes
    Should charge America with Negligence
    They praise Industry but no pride commence
    To raise their own Profusion, O Brittain See
    By this, New England will increase like thee

    • ANSWER:
      Long story short… what came before will procede in a similar manner.

  6. QUESTION:
    does this essay sound good 10 points?
    my friend sended it to me and she wants to know if its at least b grade material its a name essay any corrections to be made or something

    Strange how we don’t get a say in the one word we utter the most about ourselves – our name. It could be a name that we personally don’t like the sound of, or a name that rings out like music to our own ears, but it is our name, our identity and we don’t get to pick it.
    To me my name is like trees in a forest even though sometimes you feel like cutting them down there just a part of you that you cant get rid of. My story is when I first researched my name it actually described a lot about me and meanings to it. For example the definition/personality of my name is smart, funny and nice and that really describes me im nice 95 percent of the time . Usually I like to cheer people up when there glum and crack a joke at home or with friends . Im not so sure about the smart part though because im not exactly an Albert Einstein when it comes to school, but when I was still barely a baby my mother named me after my great grandmother who was a independent and graceful woman and meant a lot to her she had always wanted to name one of her children that I guess I was the unlucky kid “Love the meaning hate the sound” is what I say. Sometimes it bothers me that people usually incorrect my name for Elizabeth ,Lizabeth ,Beth no one ever seems to get it right no matter how many times I explain it not even I do most of the time its like a unsolved riddle because even though it defines me it leaves a sloppy feel in my tongue but it means its unique because its pronounced more rarely. People I know call me Lizzie its easier and shorter than Lizbeth when my sister makes fun of me she calls me Liz butt or Beth because she knows I really don’t like that name.I could write a million things I hate about my name for a million years but im too lazy and why complain its who I am. If I could change my name I would change it to Athena because that name has a great vibe . It sounds so cool and powerful plus its very easy to pronunciation and is music to my ears. Maybe someday a nickname like lil lizz or liza but for now im Lizbeth. Who knows maybe a million years from now when im old and dead on the ground or being examined by aliens I don’t know it will be a very popular name.
    sorry wrong section can anyone help though im sorry i clicked this instead of homework section and its the last question i can ask today
    first anwser ill give you ba if you can tell me how she can kinda fix it

    • ANSWER:
      Your essay should be powerful like you are ! You have a very powerful name and a very well known name , Now if you could be you, you would have the power to do anything or be anyone but what you should be is you ! If you like Greek , Athena and the music it brings ,then you would be Greek , but you have the name of a queen ,and you should be proud of your name .There is much history with the name Elizabeth and much love associated with that name Furthermore, being named from a relative is a respectful, cherished positive note. This is a good example for you to use and correct your friends and those that incorrectly mispronounce it ! However you decide how your essay should read : it is YOUR essay . Make it reflect you . It is not a dream , nor an act ,but a direct reflection of you . Delve a little deeper into that name and just a little thought try a little bit harder into accentuating that name on a positive note ! Elizabeth is a beautiful name

  7. QUESTION:
    is this a good essay 10 points?
    my friend sended it to me and wondered if its good at least for a b plus.

    Strange how we don’t get a say in the one word we utter the most about ourselves – our name. It could be a name that we personally don’t like the sound of, or a name that rings out like music to our own ears, but it is our name, our identity and we don’t get to pick it.
    To me my name is like trees in a forest even though sometimes you feel like cutting them down there just a part of you that you cant get rid of. My story is when I first researched my name it actually described a lot about me and meanings to it. For example the definition/personality of my name is smart, funny and nice and that really describes me im nice 95 percent of the time . Usually I like to cheer people up when there glum and crack a joke at home or with friends . Im not so sure about the smart part though because im not exactly an Albert Einstein when it comes to school, but when I was still barely a baby my mother named me after my great grandmother who was a independent and graceful woman and meant a lot to her she had always wanted to name one of her children that I guess I was the lucky kid . My parents say my name means “gift of god” to them and represents the talented and wonderful young girl you are ”. The name sounds feminine and adventurous which is a streak I have running through me. Sometimes it bothers me that people usually incorrect my name for Elizabeth ,Lizabeth ,Beth no one ever seems to get it right no matter how many times I explain it its like a unsolved riddle to them they say it leaves a sloppy feeling in their mouth but it means its unique because its pronounced more rarely and not very common. My name represents a queen and “a queen has power” like my grandma says ,so I should be proud of who I am. If I had to change my name I would change my name to Athena because that name has a great vibe . It sounds so cool and powerful plus its very easy to pronunciation ,its music to my ears ,and ist a Greek goddess but im not Greek and not even close so that name would not relate to me in any way but sound after all if you change your name it will just be a new name but it will not describe you or relate to you in any way. Maybe someday a nickname but that only because my name connects to my ancestors and it is beautiful in every way. Who knows maybe a million years from now when im old and dead on the ground or being examined by aliens I don’t know it will be a very popular name.
    also if any correction or additions could be made in parts of the passage please include

    • ANSWER:
      It is very good
      Why?
      1. Punctuation and spelling is in tact
      2. It’s interesting
      3. It makes sense – even to me (who doesn’t know about this topic)
      4. I like how there is a topic and concluding sentence!
      Well formatted!
      Little Hint: DOn’t put your essay on the internet – it is too easy for someone to plagiarize!!!

      Otherwise… Well done! I give it an A.


Ringing In Ears Meaning Someone’s Talking About You

Written By: admin - Oct• 20•12

One of the most difficult responsibilities that adults will have is deciding on how to care for their elderly parents. What I am talking about is having to decide between a nursing home or home care. Of course this only happens if you yourself cannot take care of them due to work or family life constraints.

Well when faced with that choice, I am going to offer some perspective I have gained from running my own senior home care.

When making the decision between a nursing home or a home care is difficult. But most of the times, the best option will be home care if your parents are still reasonably independant. This allows them to keep their independance while allowing them the comfort of their own home. Those benefits are gone if it is a nursing home that is chosen.

Well when you do come to a decision, deciding on seeking some help from outside the family is tough. After all you are going to entrust a lot of the responsibilites that were yours to someone else. You are going to have to trust someone to take care of your parent or parents without your supervision. This is hard if you consider the fact that seniors are so vulnerable.

So coming to the decision to hire a home care agency and choosing the right one is still difficult. You have to choose the right company for sure. I have seen it firsthand the difficulty in choosing the right one from talking with clients who have hired my Senior Home care company.

You have to find a compassionate and committed company. You have to find a company with good management. Most importantly you are going to want to find that company that is good with some good people within the company.

One thing you don’t want to do is choose some fly by night home care agency. You want a company with a good reputation, good track history, etc.

So if you do some investigating you will be able to find a good company. It could take some looking around. But that is not a problem. It might take several companies that you interview. But that is going to be worth it in the end. Because once you find a good home health care company, you will have peace. You will be able to rest assure that your parents are going to be in good hands.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your nose itches?
    Okay, I know if you hear a ringing in your ear, that means someone’s talking about you, and when the palm of your hand itches, that means you’re going to get money. But what does it mean when your nose itches?

    • ANSWER:
      Someone’s coming with a hole in their britches. That is what they always said when I was growing up.

  2. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your nose itches?
    I know when you have a ringing in your ear, that means someone’s talking about you, and when the palm of your hand itches, that means you’re getting money, but what does it mean when your nose itches?

    I know this is all just superstition, but I just wanted to know.

    And I apologize for asking this in this section, but I didn’t know where else to put it, and you guys are a bunch of smart people.

    • ANSWER:
      Ive heard that it means someone is going to visit you or you’re getting a visitor soon.

      -AC~n~TA


Ringing In Ears Dizziness

Written By: admin - Oct• 19•12

Tinnitus, a sensation of hearing ringing or roaring noises from within in the ear, is no fun at all. It bothers the person a lot and can even interfere with activities like answering your phone or even crossing the street. It can bother you a lot once it happens. And it doesn’t only happen to a few. Many people suffer from tinnitus without knowing what it is and how to minimize it.

It is actually a symptom of a disease and not the disease itself. It can be perceived differently by different people. Sometimes it sounds more like a buzz, a hiss, a roar or even a click. And that happens even without an external trigger. And since it’s a symptom, you can only relieve it once you identify its cause and treat it. There are several causes of tinnitus.

The diseases that cause tinnitus are not only limited to diseases of the ears but most of the time they are caused by such. Hearing loss caused by aging (presbycusis) can cause the sensation of tinnitus. Congenital disorders that affect the ears can also cause tinnitus. Ear or sinus infections can also trigger it. This is due to the disruption of the normal processes within the ear or its nearby passages.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Out of the blue I got really sick. Dizziness, ringing ears, and blurred vision!! Idk what it could have been?
    I was in the store.. It was a little hot but nothing extreme. All these symptoms occurred for like 10 minutes.But then I felt fine. What could have possibly been the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      dehydration maybe..
      make sure u drink a lot of water

      Check out this website…

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=377734

  2. QUESTION:
    dark blurry vision, ringing ears, dizziness, sweating diagnosis?
    today i had a moment where i felt like i was about to faint, my vision went dark around the edges of my eyes, i felt ringing in my ears, dizziness, sweating, plus really painful menstrual cramps. I have never felt like this before.
    I havent been sick. this morning i had two eggs and then some chips at lunch.(could that be it?)
    anyone have any ideas.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Extreme dizziness, ringing ears, sweating, pale?
    What could it have been? It lasted for around 5 minutes & had had a good amount of alcohol.
    I couldn’t see at all & head was just aching & spinning in circles.
    Have felt similar to this many times but never as bad as last night.

    • ANSWER:
      go to the doctors or just wait for a bit

  4. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, ringing ears, blurred vision, and now fainting. What’s wrong with me?
    I’m unemployed and have no health insurance. I’m still going to see a doctor about it eventually.

    In my entire life, I have had now 4 of these ‘episodes’ where suddenly my ears begin to ring and my vision gets blurry. I guess I could even describe it as blotchy. You know how when you look at a light for a long time and then look away and it leaves a mark? Yeah, my entire field of vision gets covered in those. I can still see, just not well at all. The last 3 times it happened (2 of them about 3 years ago in the same year; the other about 5 months ago while at work) I felt like I was going to pass out but never actually have. These episodes last anywhere from 2-10 minutes in length and I have been told by one observer that I look really pale when it happens. I am not diabetic.

    Today, I actually passed out. Or, at least I think I did. I remember falling over for about 5-10 seconds and then stumbling back up on my feet.

    Now, do any of you have any idea what this is? It scares me every time it happens. Is it some kind of panic attack?

    Yes, I know to see a doctor.
    It may actually be a panic attack.
    Lately I’ve been pretty nervous about developing a kidney stone because I’ve been having dull pain in my lower-left back area. This morning before I went to the bathroom (to pee, ironically) I could have swore I felt a squirting sensation that you normally associate with kidney stones.

    The episode at work was during a small store meeting discussing a bunch of boring stuff. I don’t really think I was panicking then, but maybe because I’m generally nervous in social situations.

    The two other episodes occurred at high school. One during a video on VDs and another at random.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a tough one. Could be a lot of things. Could be a panic attack (or hyperventilation of you notice your breathing really fast). If you are lying down and you stand up quickly, it may be kind of like a headrush (If this is the case, sit up first before standing up). It could be a lack of blood in your brain for many reasons during these episodes. The easy test for hyperventilation is to breath back into a paper bag and see if the symptoms go away (Sometimes just holding your breath works..sit down first though). Just a couple of thoughts off the top of my head. Good Luck

  5. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dizziness and ringing in the ears?
    I get dizzy easily, any time I move my head quickly, my ears ring all of the time. A constant buzzzzzzzzzzz. Any ideas would help. Thanks a million. Dizzy

    • ANSWER:
      Get your blood pressure checked; it could be higher than you think it is.
      Aspirin toxicity can cause tinnitis (ringing in the ears). If you are taking aspirin (esp high doses) regularly, try decreasing your dose & see if that helps.
      Otherwise, yes, see your health care provider as any number of other things could cause this … from facial nerve palsy to Meniere’s to vasculitis. All of them treatable, some more successfully than others.
      Good luck to you.

  6. QUESTION:
    what could cause dizziness, headaches, ringing in ears, and blurred vision?
    I’m a 15 year old girl. And for the past week or so; I’ve been dealing with constant dizziness, headaches, ringing in my ears, and at times my vision is somewhat blurred; and it also feels as though the room is spinning and I feel weak. I’m not sick with a cold, fever, or anything like that. And it’s sort of scaring me, because I don’t know what’s wrong. HELP??? :]

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Olivia,

      It sounds as though it could be a middle or inner ear infection. You need to see your GP and get them looked at. Could also be blood pressure but at 15 I seriously doubt that.

      Don’t go on suffering, you GP will be able to give you some medication to help.

      Love Mel.X

  7. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears, sweating, dizziness, nausea after drinking?
    I was drinking last night. I’d had about 10 standard drinks maybe.. Which I realize is a lot, but I’ve drunk this much before and never had anything like this happen.

    At about 7 am I woke up feeling pretty sick, but at this point no longer drunk. Went to the bathroom thinking I was going to throw up. All of a sudden I was extremely dizzy, and could hardly walk. My head was spinning, I was sweating a lot and very cold, I had extremely loud ringing in my ears, I couldn’t hear anything, and I noticed my own reflection in the mirror was very pale. I had to sit down and after some time (maybe 20 minutes? it seemed to last forever..) the ringing started to die down and I was able to stand up again.
    It was really scary at the time, to the point I almost woke my friend up to take me to the hospital because I was afraid I had alcohol poisoning or something.

    Like I said. I know I drank a lot, but I’ve drunk easily the same amount or more several times before and never experience anything like this. I’m really concerned this could be cause by something other than just the alcohol?

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    dizziness headaches ringing ears vision issues etc…?
    Since last November i have been experiencing headaches and dizziness… i went to the gp several times.. in the end i had an MRI and it came up fine except for swollen adenoids and swelling behind the eyes. Since then, i have still experienced dizziness. I have ringing in the ears and now a clicking when i swallow or yawn. My vision has also deteriorated.. it seems hazy in poor lighting and i get starburst effects with bright lights e.g. lamposts and cars. I do not know what to do because it is horrible. My family do not really seem to understand how i feel unwell all the time and probably think i am a bit of a hypochondriac. I have not been to the GP since December because i do not see what more they can do for me. My Grandad died of a brain haemmorhage and i am worried that it may be an aneurysm or something like that, however; i have had an MRI so i do not know what it could be =(

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it may be Tinnitus. Some of the symtoms include ringing in the ears, headaches, vomiting, dizzyness and vision problems. There are two good articles here:

      http://subarachnoidhemorrhage.info/tinnitus-headache-common/

      and

      http://subarachnoidhemorrhage.info/headache-ringing-ears-dizziness-bother-you/

      I hope they help you and I hope things get better.

  9. QUESTION:
    Last time I took ibuprofen I got a huge head rish, dizziness, ringing in ears. Is it safe for me to take it?
    I read up on it and it’s a common side effect- but my tooth hurts :|
    head rush

    • ANSWER:

  10. QUESTION:
    Question about headache/ ringing in ears/ dizziness.?
    I’ve had a headache/ migraine for over a week now. I thought this was menstral related but it’s still here. I had a huge migraine lastnight and now tonight I have dizziness and ringing in the ears. What could this mean or be? I don’t have insurance and am currently unemployed, so going to my doctor is out of the question. Pleas give me some insight. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Stomach pain, dizziness, ringing in ears?
    Hi, I woke up two days ago with a stomach ache. It felt like my insides were getting small, or they were going to explode.
    Yesterday, I started to get ringing in my ears.
    Today I felt really dizzy.
    All of these symptoms are happening today.
    Mostly dizziness and stomach pain.
    Has anyone ever experienced this?
    Does anyone know what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have anxiety? I get these symptoms due to my anxiety problem. The ears ringing and dizziness could also be due to an inner ear infection. I would see your doctor if it continues.

  12. QUESTION:
    please help.. i have been having headaches , dizziness , sand ringing in ears for four months?
    I have had 2 mri’s , been to ENT and Neurologist. No diagnosis so it defaulted to migraines.. I’m in constant pain. Only thing is that the day this started i woke up to realize one of my back teeth had cracked( about a third of the tooth) The doctors all said this is unrelated but does anyone think they could be wrong?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    UTI-Dizziness & Ringing in Ears?
    I went to the doctor with an aching back, and from a urine test it was determined I had a UTI. I started taking antibiotics for this two days ago (Alprim). I’ve just experienced dizziness, ringing in my ears, and nausea. It’s the middle of the night here, so I’m not going to the doctor, but I’ll make an appointment to see him tomorrow. For now, has anyone experienced these symptoms as either a side-effect of antibiotics, or of a UTI, or can offer any useful suggestions?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Strange bleeding, dizziness, ears ringing, clammy?
    I woke up after three hours of sleep and felt weird. I had started bleeding differently the morning before from the vagina area. It is not heavy, but it is faster. I do not feel pain like I usually do.

    I woke up and thought maybe I had lost too much blood because I felt unusually weak. I checked and seemed not to have lost much. I walked to another room and looked at the clock even through I knew the time. When I walked to my Mom’s room I couldn’t walk straight and thought I would faint. I got hot and then clammy. My ears started to ring. My Mom told me to sit down and my head cleared and slowly the ringing went away.

    I was given milk and stuff which tasted strangely good. Due to medication (I suppose it is medication) I have trouble eating sometimes, and do not always like the taste of things. One day something will taste good and then it will be different. There are times when I just skip a meal because the food seems so horrible. Things have seemed unusually horrible for a while now.

    There are times when I get hot when everyone else is cold. I will take off my coat and people think I am crazy. This tends to happen when I am tired. When this is combined with not eating for a while I feel extremely hungry, but it feels like if I eat I will throw up.

    I have sleeping problems where I sleep way too much. I’ve slept 1-2 days waking up only briefly before. This has been getting better (over years), but I am unable to keep any sort of schedule. I just cycle from being up in the day to the night to the day etc..

    Lately I got a cold and started sleeping much more then usual for a few days. Next I started waking up more during the night and suddenly could keep a better schedule. I have Bipolar disorder, but noted that this did not seem like manic sleep problems. I was getting at least eight hours of sleep even if it was not all at once.

    Many months ago I started to have trouble holding in water. It seemed that right after I drank I needed to pee. My pee was more yellow, but I connected this to a medication change. It slowly got better, but sometimes my pee will seem weird.

    After this medication change I started daydreaming almost constantly. I was taken off my anti-psychotic because I was down to only 5 mg (which my Dr told me was too little to do anything). It was as if my ability to think expanded after years of dullness.

    My sleeping problem changed dramatically. I slept less, but wasted time pretending to be asleep just to daydream. It was so entertaining I could not stop. My family kind of got worried when they would open my door just to find me seating staring into space.

    I might be stir crazy because when I have something to work on my desire to daydream disappears.

    I tend to be a recluse even if I love people. I spent years in a location not needing driving and when I started again I was making horrible mistakes. I had forgotten many of the basic rules just seemed unable to think clearly. I declared myself a hazard. There is no public transportation near my house so I feel trapped by my fear of driving. I wonder if this is an excuse to be a recluse.

    I seem to forget most these things when seeing the Bipolar Dr. I always talk about sleeping too much, and little things. I am not really sure if I have given a clear picture. I also downplayed the daydreaming because I do not want to face the dullness again. It is more difficult to think on medication.

    He somehow makes it seem as if what I do say is trivial. It took him, I’m guessing, a year before he recommended I see a sleep Dr.

    The sleep Dr. was not going to give me any sort of sleeping test. She told me to do things I knew I should be doing, but somehow never have to well-power to do. So I figured my own weakness was causing the problem and stopped going to see her.

    I want to call the non-bipolar Doctor, but my Mom says that because it is getting better I should wait until morning. After writing this I feel I can wait, but want any ideas on what could be happening. I got horribly side tracked (as is my way). My head has cleared up, and maybe really was an overreaction. I was worried about bleeding so I became sick.

    • ANSWER:
      Sound like side effects of Quinine if that is any medicine you are taking. If not, you can try taking a dose of China 30c which is homeopathic version of Quinine. This can restore the body functions to more normal like. Hope this help

  15. QUESTION:
    Dizziness,Nauseous,ringing ears,blurry vision?
    Okay so this has happend to me like 5 times in my whole entire life.
    And it happened this morning.
    So I was in the shower, doing my thing. And all of a sudden I felt nauseous.. and dizzy.. and like I felt like it was a bit hard to breathe. And I took some deep breathes , to see if it would go away but it got worst.
    So I dropped everything got a towel and tried to walk to go get water. At this time my vision was so bad I couldn’t see anyting. It look like a tv with static. And as I walked to go get water I felt like I was gonna fall and faint. When I got water I sat down in my couch and drank the water. After A few seconds I was able to see. And went on with my day.
    What is this? Is this normal? I’m really curious…
    I need answers.
    Oh and I’m a 16 year .old girl. Please help????

    • ANSWER:
      I get that on a daily basis but I’m epileptic. If you were already in the shower, one cause can be from the hot water and the steam around you. next time when you feel strange, turn the water onto cold and stand under cold running water. Do not walk around, because if you do end up falling, you could do yourself damage from falling somewhere.
      I think it’s normal.

      ((if it only happens in the shower, then make your showers cooler, because this feeling can be caused by heat and steam)), if it’s happened other times then get yourself to the the doctor for a checkup.

      all the best

  16. QUESTION:
    dizziness, blurred vision, ringing ears..?
    this has happened to me before but this was terrifying..
    ive had a history of dizziness and blacking out in the shower..it doesnt happen often but when it does i can brush it off and im fine a few moments later, and it hasnt happened since early last year. i hopped in the shower and about 15 minutes later i got dizzy..dizzy to the point where i had to get out before rinsing and sit down. when i sat down, my ears started ringing so bad i couldnt hear the water, and then my vision went black. i was unable to function for a good 10 minutes. it happened an hour ago and im still shaky, my head is throbbing, im still pale and i feel very weak. any suggestions? thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    Sudden dizziness and ringing in ears?
    Iv been having ringing in my ears and sudden dizziness that last for a few seconds then goes away i also have had pain in the back of my head im only 19 my bp is 126 over 70

    • ANSWER:
      Vertigo

  18. QUESTION:
    Sharp pains, very pale, dizziness, ringing in ears…?
    About every couple of months or so i get this sickness. I’ve talked to my doctor about it and they dont know what it could be. I’ll be perfectly normal and then all of a sudden i get real dizzy, i get ghost white, my ears start ringing, and i get REALLY sharp pains in my stomach sometimes i start shaking. I even passed out once. It is the most horrible feeling ever! It feels like i just need to empty everything out of my stomach. So i try going to the bathroom and that usually helps. It comes on so quick and only last like 10-15 minutes. My mom has gotten it ever since she was my age (15) but me and her are the only people in our family with it. Its the most terrible thing ever and im worried i might get it when im out with my friends or at school and i just want it to stop! Does anyone have any suggestions on what it is or how it can be treated? And does anyone else experience these symptoms? Also my mom just found out she was anemic (shes 37) could this have anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i also get this, so do alot of people i know, mine is related to hormones usually pms. or it could even be irritable bowl syndrome. it really does suck, be cautious and watch what you ate before the attack, that my also bring on the episode, being anemic could bring on those symptoms, so get checked out. i dont know but for me it is almost always associated with prementral syndrome, but i am also 39 yrs old, their may be a certain food that can bring it on, this sounds stupid but for me its peppers. hope you figure it out.

  19. QUESTION:
    Vertigo, Ringing in Ears, & Dizziness ?
    My dad has these symptoms. It use to only happen like every year, now its becoming more frequent. They gave him an MRI about 10 years ago (this was the first time it had ever happened to him & it was really intense), lately, its happened twice in the past year. They gave him another MRI (Brain & ear). The ENT said that his ear was fine and nothing was found, so she referred him to a Neurologist (Brain Doctor). He said that it wasn’t his brain. He has been told that he may have Meniuere’s Disease (not sure how to spell that), but not a definite, his symptoms aren’t regular and accurate enough to be diagnosed. WHAT COULD ALL THIS POSSIBLY BE ?! He literally has to lay in the bed for days, sometimes up to 2 weeks because of the veritgo. He can deal with the ringing, but when it gets bad enough; he can’t walk with that vertigo . Does anyone else have this ? I really wish there was something to do that would cure it. He has recently lost a lOT of weight; 80 pounds! Could that be affecting all this ? He did it by working out and low carb dieting. He is MUCH healthier now though.
    He takes a large pack of vitamins every morning. Along with ginko biloba (again; not sure on the spelling) which is said to help with vertigo because it increase blood flow to the brain.

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb dieting? Maybe he is low in some nutrient. If you google “tinnitus vitamin deficiency” you will see that there are a lot of vitamins which are related to this problem; Vitamin E, Vitamin B12 for example.

  20. QUESTION:
    Dizziness and ringing in ears?
    So about 5 weeks ago, I started experiencing the following symptoms on about a weekly basis:

    Ringing in my right ear with dizziness, then a few hours later the ringing disappears but the dizziness stays for another few hours and goes away. My college’s nurse practitioner told me it was being caused by earwax buildup, and she flushed it all out. The symptoms continued on a weekly basis, and last sunday, I had a horrible spell that left me unable to walk for several hours. Since then, I’ve been having slight dizziness all the time. I went to the same NP yesterday, who still said it was wax, cleaned it out AGAIN, and it didn’t help at all.

    Any ideas? I have another appointment in a week, and if it doesn’t help, I’m going to see an Ear/nose/throat doctor, because I’m sick of this.

    • ANSWER:
      Some common food additives can cause those symptoms. Such things as MSG, vegetable protein, and aspartame.

      Dr. Janet Hull, Nutritionist, was diagnosed with Graves Disease, a fatal thyroid disease. She happened to read an article about aspartame poisoning, cut out all aspartame from her diet and eventually got well.

      Pilots have been warned to avoid aspartame sweetened drinks.

      “Both the Air Force’s magazine, Flying Safety, and the Navy’s magazine, Navy Physiology, published articles warning about the many dangers of aspartame including the cumulative deleterious effects of methanol…” ” A hotline was even set up for pilots suffering from acute reactions to aspartame ingestion. Over 600 pilots have reported symptoms including some who have reported suffering grand mal seizures in the cockpit due to aspartame.”

      Third link is to a video about aspartame.

  21. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, Plugged ears, ringing in ears, weakness in legs upon bending/moving?
    I asked a question before about some of the symptoms mentioned here, but there are more. For about 2 months now, I have had a dizziness-type feeling in my head, maybe what feels like a band around my head, vision disturbances, plugged ears, ringing in ears, my legs get weak and tingly when I bend at the knees, or if I’m driving for a while, and a little nausea… Is this all legit, or am I having depression/anxiety symptoms?
    I’m on Wellbutrin… could it be?
    I have consulted an ENT and he has looked at my ears, also scoped my nose/throat, and has found nothing other than a severely deviated septum. Direct quote: “Wow, that’s a pretty twisted septum! One of the worst I’ve ever seen!”. He stated that it would not cause the symptoms I have. He wants me to through allergy testing, as he thinks it may be from a mold allergy. Are there different antihistamines for mold allergies? I take claritin every day, and Wellbutrin has antihistamine-like properties, as it acts like, and is put together like a tricyclic…. ?

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms may be side effects of Wellbutrin ( Bupropion is known to cause all the side effects you mentioned ) or it may be meneires disease (triad of vertigo,tinnitus and ear fullness or hearing impairment).

      Basically you must visit your treating physician and seek opinion of an ENT specialist.

      First and foremost just relax and consult a specialist who can examine you and decide your management plan.

  22. QUESTION:
    What could cause dizziness, double vision, ringing in my ears?
    I have a ringing in my ears for a few years now with no other problems. I live in a small community and I have had the doctor tell me that they didn’t know what caused it. the past few months I have had dizzy spells often (almost daily), I will get double vison before I have them and after at times. It is hard to do anything because they can come with out warning and last for a few hours sometimes longer. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a inner ear infection. I’ve heard of that happening for years.

  23. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, headache, ringing in ears! whats wrong?
    I’m usually dizzy, it’s a common thing for me… i never thought anything of it… until recently. I’ve been getting so dizzy I need to sit down or lean against something in order to not fall over. I’ve been having these surges of dizziness more frequently. And along with this… Recently I’ve had surges of ringing in my ears that gradually increase then decrease, they last usually 5-10 seconds. I’ve also had an increase in headaches… They feel more like pressure. These happen mostly in my left temporal and directly behind my left eye.
    When this happens… I’ve checked my blood sugar… it was 108. Which is normal…
    My blood pressure, temp., pulse… everything was normal.
    I haven’t been sick with anything like s sinus infection… anything of that sort
    I’m not taking any medications at all that would be causing this…
    I’ve noticed my eyes feel tired very often…i don’t wear glasses. And I can still see.. my vision is clear. They just feel like they have been strained.
    And I feel tired often…
    I don’t know what’s wrong…Im 19 years old… I don’t have insurance that’s the main reason I don’t bother going to the Dr. what’s going on with me??
    HELP?!

    • ANSWER:
      If your blood sugar level is within a reasonable range and you still feel dizzy, most likely it is your adrenal glands being overworked. Most likely you are eating a LOW FAT diet and LOW SALT diet, as well as being dehydrated. If you are not getting at least 5 hours of UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP each night, this will contribute greatly to this problem.

      Before you see a doctor about this that has no idea what he is doing with nutrition, you can try a few things to see if things don’t improve for you.

      If you are not eating good fats and focused on eating lots of carbs, you will be producing your energy from cortisol, primarily and your adrenals will be exhausted.

      When you sit in a chair for about 5 minutes and are at rest, then stand up quickly and feel dizzy, that is a definite sign of adrenal fatigue. This can affect your thyroid gland and your metabolism will slow down and this also contributes to the problem.

      Not eating salt will definitely create this issue. Salt nourishes the adrenal glands and when you don’t eat salt, this usually means you are not getting good electrolytes in your body and this also contributes to this problem.

      You need to make sure you are getting properly hydrated and that means more than drinking water, but you also need those electrolytes.

      Take your total body weight and divide by 2. That number is the amount of water in ounces that you need to drink each and everyday. Along with that, you should consume 1/4 teaspoon of “air dried sea salt” in conjunction with each quart of water you drink. This puts the electrolytes in your body that will give you proper hydration. The typical white table salt you buy in stores like the Morton Salt, for instance, is terrible for you and has loads of chemicals added. Avoid that junk. If you drink ANY diuretic drinks like, sodas, coffee, tea, alcohol, commercially prepared fruit drinks, energy drinks, etc., these all dehydrate you and you will need to add more water to the total to compensate for the water loss due to these diuretic drinks. Take the total ounces of the diuretic drinks and multiply by 1.5 and add that total to the original total to come up with the proper amount of water you need to drink each day.

      Make sure you get about 1 to 2 teaspoons of that air dried sea salt for a few days because that is loaded with minerals you need.

      The next thing is to change your diet to reduce the carb intake to about 75 grams per day and get plenty of good fats. AVOID ALL BAD FATS like VEGETABLE OILS (soybean, canola, cottonseed, and corn oils) are all bad, fried foods, trans fats, and all hydrogenated oils are very bad for you. Avoid all that completely.

      Make a mixture of: 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 sesame seed oil, 1/3 coconut oil and use that for all your cooking where oil is used and mix some balsamic vinegar with that oil for salad dressings.

      The headaches you are experiencing are most likely from food allergies. To test a food to see if you have an allergic reaction to it or are just sensitive to it, do this test. Sit in a chair and get calm. Take your pulse rate for a full 60 seconds (not the 15 sec. multiply by four thing). Now put whatever you want to check for allergic reaction in your mouth and chew it for 30 seconds. Then take your pulse again. If your pulse increases more than 6 beats in a minute, you are allergic. If you have type “O” blood, use 4 beats.

      The mix of food you should strive for is 40% carbs (75 grams), 30% fats, and 30% proteins. Your 30% fat mix should be in the following ratio: 60% monounsaturated fat (like olive oil); 30% saturated fats (like that in real butter –try to get raw butter made from cows that are fed grass, not grain and coconut oil); and 10% polyunsaturated fats from nuts and seeds preferably, not vegetable oils, NONE of that garbage.

      The proteins should be “complete” proteins if possible like what you get from eating the whole egg or a combination of foods that make a complete protein like beans and corn. Animal protein is very good for you if it comes from grass fed cows or wild fish. Avoid farm raised any sea food, it is junk and contains none to minute amounts of omega 3 fatty acids.

      Eliminate ALL SUGAR from your diet; ALL OF IT.

      To jump start your body’s nutrition, I also suggest you get some nutrients from the following place: Call: (800) 370 – 3447 and order these items:

      Adrenal Complex — take 9 of these before noon each day
      Tranquinol — take (2) 1 hour before bed
      Melatonin — take 3 to 5 drops under your tongue before you go to sleep. (this is a very special melatonin, unlike anything you buy in typical stores and is the fully reduced form)

      Within a day or two you should see dramatic results and feel much more energy than you do now.

      good luck to you

  24. QUESTION:
    Is ringing in both ears and dizziness considered Seizure Symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally that would be considered a hearing and vestibular problem. It could bring on a seizure, but would not seem to be a symptom of a seizure. You should consult with a doctor if this is a continuing problem.

  25. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears and dizziness help?
    sometimes when i eat something that is very fattning like fast food after an hour or so I get this ringing in my ears and I get dizzy it scares me so my heart starts beating really fast and after that I get heart burn pains in my chest I have been told I have acid reflux disease(gerd) but I don’t know if this could be causing this can anyone tell me if they have ever had somthing like this happen to them thanks
    I do not smoke anything or drink anything I only drink water and that also gives me heartburn
    I am 31 yrs old and I am overweight and scince I started feeling like this I have changed my diet and I have lost about 15 lbs I know thats good and i am happy about loosing the weight but I wish I did not feel all this to loose weight

    • ANSWER:
      If you notice these symptom after you eat something, best advise is to omit these items from your diet. You didn’t say how old you were, whether or not you lie down after eating, if you are overweight etc. If you are being treated for gerd, for sure do not lie down on an empty stomach, and most physicians suggest that you raise the head of your bed 4 inches so you get no reflex (or less anyway) when you sleep. And for sure, don’t go to be on a full stomach. Erosion of the esophagus leads to scarring, and in later life, difficulty in swallowing. This area then has to be stretched mechanically under a general. Treat your gird and excess stomach acids with OTC drugs or script ones, and avoid foods that have adverse effects…..Helpful?

  26. QUESTION:
    Can eating less cause dizziness and ringing in ears?
    Okay So I’ve been eating less the past few months because I’m getting over having a stomach ulcer (which I’ve already gone to the doctor for) Anyway I mostly eat toasted bread, cheerios, bananas, rice, bagels, peanut butter, and peanut butter crackers. Also all I drink is water. Well tonight I ate a piece of toast and some cheerios and when I stood up to go into the kitchen I all of a sudden felt really dizzy, had saw black spots in front of my eyes, and had a ringing in my ears. And my hearing became all fuzzy like I was under water. It only lasted about 30 seconds then went away. My mom thinks its because I haven’t been taking any vitamins and lack of eating. Is that what caused it? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      This is normal for someone who has been inert for a period of time and then is rushed into action. It doesn’t happen often but I used to get this all the time as a kid. Being malnutritioned could have something to do with it but more than likely this isn’t due to anything serious. If the problem starts to happen a lot more frequently go see a doctor.

  27. QUESTION:
    Just wondering if pregnancy normals woes have symptoms of dizziness and ringing swimmers ears?
    I’m about 19.5 weeks prego…And these past few days everytime I’ve been in the middle of eating dinner I would get an extreme wave of dizziness for about a minute or so. It literally has happened everytime at dinner for the past 3 days then this morning I had a weird case of ringing swimmers ear after I got up to use the restroom and have been getting a few more dizzy spells throughout the day. I’m not stressed about it since dizziness is common in pregnancy but just want to make sure it’s nothing serious that I am overlooking~ I have a my 20 week sono on friday and will see the doc them but wondering what I can do myself just to prevent it from happening ..thank everyone :)

    • ANSWER:
      you’re dehydrated. Pinch the skin on the back of your wrist for 3 seconds, then let go and see how long it takes to return to normal. If it’s longer than … immediately; you need more fluids. Actually, being pregnant, I’m not really sure that’s the correct test for you- but it may work. You’re still describing dehydration /anemia symptoms. They both can cause lack of oxygen to your eyes and brain, causing dizziness. The dehydration from reduced volume in your bloodstream, and the anemia from reduced oxygen carrying red blood cells. Talk to your doctor either way.

  28. QUESTION:
    after a funeral and a long plane ride I now have rhythmic ringing in my ears and dizziness – PLEASE HELP ASAP!?
    I am also very depressed – can’t stop crying (not like me at all) – but the ear problem and dizziness is the worse!!

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Headaches dizziness neck stiffness muscle pain twitching ringing ears?
    Hello,

    I am a nineteen yo female. I have been have dizzy headAches now for just over a month. They are constant and they do not go away. I do not feel like the room is spinning more that I am swaying and I need to steady myself. My neck feels stiff and turning my head makes me feel nausea. I am sick physically every few days and wake up every morning feeling sick. I struggle sleeping and my headaches feel more sever at night when I’m lying down and this is when my ears tend to start ringing. My left arm is feeling heavy and it hurts to touch in places, I also struggle to carry heavy items in it. My legs twitch and spasm when I hold them out straight and this also occurs when I try walking down the stairs. I am seeinG a specialist on the 22nd and I am scared stiff. What could this be? Also, a week into the symptoms my boyfriends mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I am worried that I have one. It is constantly on my mind… The worry.. Could the stress be causing the problem, please help I’m really scared. Also my bp was 138 over 88 when usually it is around 100 over 70 and my heart rate was 96 on four occasions.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress could well be the cause of all your problems – including a slight rise in your BP.
      Anxiety precipitates a multitude of symptoms, see link.

      It could be a viral infection ofthe inner ear (labyrinthitis) which is leading to headaches, vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
      Or, as suggested Meniere’s disease.
      You must understand we can only guess.

      Neither of the above have anything to do with a brain tumour, which is most unlikely at your age.

      This won’t stop you worrying, but do try to stop taking your pulse and BP, by doing so you create a vicious circle as anxiety sends them up.

      I am sorry about your boy friend’s mother, you and he are bound to be upset, comfort each other.
      Good Luck on the 22nd

  30. QUESTION:
    for the past three months i’ve been having this bad ringing in my ears, dizziness Vomiting for x 1 week why?
    for the past three months i’ve been having this bad ringing in my ears, dizziness. Vomiting for x 1 week and i dont have insurance. called an ent consultation varies from 300 – 500 hundred. could that be symptoms of brain tumor or just tinnitus ? saw a general dr and he said it was sinuz infection. Gave me Augmentin, but dizzness and ringing still here and BAD to the point i can’t sleep at night. What shoud i do ?

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, nausea, and ringing in ears keeping me up all night (and more) What could it be?
    I am a 20 year old female suffering from slight dizziness all day, extreme fatigue, gagging (this has been happening since I was 15, I will randomly gag for no apparent reason, and will not be able to breathe for 5-30 seconds) occasional ringing in ears it gets worse when I lay down, at night I can not sleep for the past 3 nights when I try to sleep because my body is exhausted and I can’t keep my eyes open I lay in bed for hours not falling asleep, I get too dizzy and nauseous to fall asleep and toss and turn so much my husband can’t get any sleep either. last night I was up until 10 AM but I was so dizzy and nauseous I couldn’t leave my bed. I constantly feel heavy headed, and my stomach is always nauseous, even when I am hungry.
    I have also been experiencing a lot of vomiting and diarrhea the past few weeks, for about 4 nights in a row because I got intense stomach pains and horrible diarrhea the same time, at first i would get dizzy around 9PM, pains started and got worse at 9:30, and I would be running to the bathroom for about 20 minutes by 10 and then be running back and forth for a few hours and after the diarrhea ended, my nausea and vomiting began for about an hour.
    Does anyone know what these symptoms could be?
    Sorry this is such a long post I am just getting concerned, I do not have health insurance so seeing a dr is expensive.
    Thank you in advance for your answers :D

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Constant Dizziness / Ringing In Ear?
    quick question , im suffering with constand dizziness ( the feeling like the wolrd around me is spinning) i have a crunching in my ears when i yawn and a high pitch ringing when its quite it the room. im 20 years old. someone help me

    • ANSWER:
      Look up Meniere’s syndrome online or on the dictionary, I know that it causes dizziness but I am not sure about the ringing in the ear. Just a suggestion, cant recall entire definition! Sorry!

  33. QUESTION:
    Headache,ringing in ear,dizziness?
    I need answer what is the ringing in ear,headaches and dizziness means and what can i do about it?
    my ears are hurting and ringing also.

    I also have a Eye crustyness can’t open them in the morning.

    I can hear few times with my hearing aid but i need help.
    also it happenes when i have a cold,runny nose and swelling tounsels(throat)
    I will get it checked my my doctor tomorrow they are closed and im hard of hearing.
    after visitong doctor’s office yesterday, i found out that i had a mucus in my system and gave me mucudex dx and some med and then today im feeling well and my ear is not ringing and hurting.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get that checked its probibly something with your inner ear and you could lose your hearing if you dont get it checked by the doctor, you really need to get it checked

  34. QUESTION:
    What could cause dizziness, ringing in the ears, dark blurry vision, and nausea?
    I’ve experience the above symptoms three times. Once was today and the other two times were a couple years ago. I get so dizzy I’m unbalanced and I can’t walk. My vision gets blurry but really dark. It’s like when you hold a cloth in front of your eyes, but it’s really bright outside so you can still see some light and shapes, but its mostly dark. Today it happened while I was standing up, and I sat down for a while and it went away. I stood up again and it came back and I had to lie down for awhile. I ate breakfast right before it happened, and I don’t have high blood pressure. Any suggestions to what this might be would be very helpful!
    Edit : Thank you for the two responses. I was already standing up at the times when it happened, so I don’t think it was caused by standing up too fast.

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, ear ringing, etc.?
    For a week already I am having ringing in my right ear only. The sound is quite soft and can only be heard at quiet times such as in bed. The ear does NOT hurt. Also today I’ve start to feel some dizziness and my peripheral vision seems to be less clearer also. 2 days ago I was on the plane for 13 hours and it was quite tiresome; I had quite a headache then, but now I don’t have headache anymore, the dizziness is there and the ear is still ringing if I listen to it closely at night.

    For the past 2 years I had an average of 7 hours sleep per night, and in the past week, my sleep was not very good since I had to switch the time change from US to China (traveling), so I am not sure if that’s part of the factor.

    I just want to know what is wrong with me. Thanks for any help.
    Oh also, I have a feeling of lightheadedness… I wonder if it’s vertigo. Just another note, recently, after the plane ride, I don’t recall for any more headaches.

    • ANSWER:
      My first reaction is that you are experiencing and inner ear issue… this can be a mild fluid build up to a possible full blown infection…

      The ringing isn’t really the clue here… the dizziness is…

      I suggest you get the advice of a competent Dr… it could be a simple fix like a decongestant…. or an allergy med… or it could require an antibiotic if it is an infection….

      good luck and feel better soon…

  36. QUESTION:
    rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and loud ringing in ears while asleep?
    Upon falling asleep a few minutes ago, I had a dream that I was lost… I suddenly began to get dizzy and my ears started to ring… following that was a rapid heartbeat… In my dream I was about to ask if someone could take me to the hospital but I couldn’t talk… so I scared myself awake and these symptoms went away…….. what happened?!?!?! I’m scared this could be a sign of a heart problem, ear problem, or even worse- a brain tumor… was it a panic attack?

    If Its of importance, I had taken a small dose of melatonin before bed but I doubt that is the issue.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you probably dreamt your symptoms, if you didn’t feel anything when you woke up.

  37. QUESTION:
    headaches, dizziness, ear ringing for four months..?
    can this be related to a tooth that broke( about a third of it).. the headaches started the next day.. the tooth is in the back of my mouth… i have had 2 mri’s. i have saw a ENT and a Nuerologist.. They are guessing migraines.. The pain is really messing up my life.. I haven’t saw a dentist because the doctors say its not tooth related but I’m getting desperate and wonder if any one has any suggestions or information that suggests that i could be tooth related.. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      See a dentist it could be the tooth

  38. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears, headache, dizziness, tired… what’s going on?
    Sunday during church, my left ear started ringing – badly. It went away after a couple minutes, but I got a really bad headache through my entire head. I took some Excedrin Migraine and slept once I got home, made sure to up my water intake, and felt better.

    The next day, I had four or five periods where my ears would ring (sometimes one, sometimes the other, and even once both), followed the first time by a headache that pretty much lasted all day. Again on Tuesday, the same thing happened. Yesterday it wasn’t as severe with the headache, but the ringing was there. Tuesday night I also started getting dizzy spells, and I’m incredibly dead tired. I slept for 10 hours last night, got up and have been exhausted all day. I’m putting off going to sleep until this headache subsides enough to warrant trying.

    Anyone have any ideas what’s going on? I’m a 23 year old female living in SE Montana, I eat a healthy diet, and drink about 4 1/2 twenty ounce bottles of water a day….

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should get your ears checked. I have migraines, but this summer got really bad dizziness/vertigo when travelling. When I saw my doctor, which was later after the symptoms had lessened, he suggested something called an “Epley’s maneuver”.

      At least try to get some heat on the worst ear, like a blow drier or heating pad.

      Get better soon!

  39. QUESTION:
    Sudden dizziness, nausea, shaky legs, and loud ringing in ears?
    I just got my period yesterday.
    It wasn’t that bad until about an hour ago.
    I took two advil about ten to fifteen minutes ago.
    I’ve been up all night; a storm as well as horrible cramps kept me awake.
    I got up to go upstairs and get a glass of water and a snack and I suddenly felt dizzy.
    I also felt very shaky and there was a loud ringing in my ears.

    I went back into my room, relaxed on my bed, breathed through my mouth for five minutes, and everything but the ringing and the cramps pretty much went away.

    What could’ve caused this?

    • ANSWER:
      Some women get horrible cramps because their back muscles are tight and messing with the nerves going to the ovaries. Tight back muscles can tighten up the neck muscles, as they share muscles together, to cause the dizziness, nausea and ringing in your ears. When the neck muscles are tight they press into the blood vessels to restrict the flow of blood leaving the head. That limits the amount of fresh blood entering the head to cause a reduced oxygen level in the brain. There are three stages of lowered oxygen levels in the brain and they are; feeling very tired; getting dizzy or light headed; and passing out. The neck muscles go to the top of your head passing just inside of your ears. When the neck muscles are tight they can press onto the nerves going to your ears to cause the ringing you had. I don’t get the connection with tight neck muscles and nausea other than the fact that most people who complain about tight neck muscles list that as a problem. To get rid of these problems you have to free up your neck muscles and here’s how to do that:
      Neck Release:
      Place your hands behind your head touching your fingers. Press into the back of your neck with them and hold the pressure on them. After 30 seconds slowly lower your head until your neck is fully extended. Release the pressure but hold your head there for another 30 seconds.
      When the back muscles are tight they can press into the nerves, as they leave the spine, going to the organs. If the ones being pressed on go to the ovaries it will give you pains in them as they try to function. All this happens because when your cycle starts it causes the body to tighten up a bit and anything that was in a tight mode already ends up with enough pressure on them to cause the rest of the problems to happen. Once they are freed up it should help reduce the pains a lot. To lessen the cramping pain you have to free up the back muscles, which also caused the shaky legs, and here’s how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For both- for best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  40. QUESTION:
    What is it when you having ringing of the ears, neck pain and dizziness!!!!?
    All of this started about 2 weeks ago and has gone away and then came back the other morning. I woke up and my neck was sore then did my morning ritual then as I was heading out the door my ears starting ringing and I got really dizzy, in turn making me nauseated. The dizziness subsided as well as the ringing but I still has pain in my neck and it is making my head, teeth, and jaw hurt. At first I thought it was sinus pressure but I have not been congested so I am not sure what is going on. Can anyone help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you have a Chiropractic problem in your neck. They can easily cause sore neck, ringing in the ears and dizziness.
      Have you been under lots of stress, or have you had a neck or head injury even a long time ago?
      I would highly recommend seeing a good insurance list Chiropractor in your area. They will help you and give you a discount too if you aren’t insured.

  41. QUESTION:
    What happened? Increased Heart , intense heat, dizziness, silence then ringing in ear.?
    I was sitting in class and then I coudlnt hear anything although eevryone was still tyalking and then a really loud ringing for 3 seconds, and then my heart was pounding really fast , and I went really dizzy for a couple seconds and couldnt see straight. It went away after a couple of seconds but head still feels cloudy .

    What happned ?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same thing happen to me. I ended up going to the doctor and they found I have an iron deficiency.

      Even if it only happened once it is worthwhile going into your GP and just having it looked at. You will probably have to have a blood test done and then the doctor can go from there.

  42. QUESTION:
    ringing in both ears head aches dizziness all day?
    last week on Monday i got sick on a Friday went to the hospital i was told i had sinus infection they gave me a scrip of some meds i ended up with allergic reaction to them on Monday i went to see my family
    doctor she gave me a shot of a steroid since then i have not gotten any better i have ringing in both ears all day long it don’t stop along with the head aches all day and dizzy all day my heart feels like its fast and i feel like i can’t breath also in the middle of my neck and shoulder blades hurt as well i am really scared i don’t have insurance i do hope someone can help me and give me some idea to what it can be i have looked online but came across many things it can be this has been like this for almost 2 weeks now

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  43. QUESTION:
    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME??(Dizziness,ears blocked and ringing,vision problems)?
    this happened to me around 4am in the morning ,i have blood pressure problems and type 2 diabetes
    so the back of my head was hurting so i took a pain killer and went to sleep around 12am
    then as i was sleeping i suddenly felt like the whole room was shaking and i heard this really loud noise (like the noise that comes from the air conditioning but 10x louder) so i woke up to see the time
    as i looked up i noticed i couldn’t see the time it was blurred
    all i saw was the red light coming from the clock and i felt like the room was turning really really fast and
    my left ear was completely blocked and in my right ear i can only hear that real loud buzzing sound
    i didn’t feel no pain no where
    it was so bad i thought it was an earthquake
    so i got up and took the support of walls and furniture to get myself to the kitchen
    this happened to me for 20 min
    i did go to the ER and they checked my blood and did a brain scan but didn’t say what happened
    they just told me that im not in danger
    i though i was going to die or sum thing it was that bad
    i just wanted to know what happen to me and why
    so does anyone know
    or
    did anyone experience this..what should i do?
    thank u
    i am alright right now but i feel like i have no energy and i have alot of anxiety and a bit of dizziness

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    If you are familiar with Meniere’s disease can you tell me if these symptoms sometimes occour.?
    I have the classic dizziness, ear ringing, ear pressure and vision problems but sometimes I also get a numbness in the face and tension all around my head. Any experience with these additional symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Shelly -

      I have a form of Meniere’s and I never get the numbness.

      Have you seen your doc recently? The tension may be minor, but numbness can be serious.

      I’ve found that sometimes I tense up my facial & neck muscles – then get a headache. But numbness – never. Dizziness, ringing and vision headaches are common.

      Dan

  45. QUESTION:
    Developing hearing loss and ringing ear before vertigo in Meniere’s disease?
    I went to an audiologist about a year ago and discovered I had some low pitch hearing loss, worse on the left. She asked me specifically about ringing in my ears and dizziness which I presume was a reference to Meniere’s disease. At that time, I didn’t notice those symptoms. I still haven’t had any vertigo, but I have had very frequent ringing more recently, especially in my left ear.

    Has anyone had any experience with Meniere’s disease? Is it very common for vertigo to not present until later?

    Thanks!
    Just a few more details…I have episodes of sensitivity to sound where it feels good to just hold my ears. I also have episodes of a sensation of twitching in my ears, what I assume to be the stapedius muscle. Also, I am 24 years old.

    Thanks again!
    I have never had any exposure to loud noises; I don’t use headphones, don’t like rock music, etc. I got out of woodworking because the equipment hurt my ears despite use of protection…same with hunting with my family.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for the middle ear infection and dizziness to go away?
    im taking augmentin plus my ent gave me ciprofloxin ear drops for dizziness and ringing in the ears is it common to feel dizzy and off balance

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. Last time I had it, it lasted for nearly a week.
      UK

  47. QUESTION:
    I have constant ringing in my left ear. Why when I do housework does this get worse and cause dizziness?
    I have been diagnosed with possible Menears disease since I have a high pitched hearing loss in my left ear and in the past have had vertigo. When I clean my house and bend up and down a lot it gets much worse with the ringing and dizziness

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not a doctor, but it sounds to me like your equalibrium is off. This happened to my father when I was younger. He had the same symptoms that you are describing. What you do, is go to a doctor. If it IS the equalibrium that is off-balance, they will have you lie on a table and they will do some sort of procedure where they put something into your ear. The room will look like it starts to spin while they are fixing it, but then it stops and everything is back to normal. Thats what happened to him atleast. If not equalibrium, it could be your blood pressure also. Whatever it is, it sure does not sound fun. I would get it checked out ASAP.

  48. QUESTION:
    Trouble breathing, strange wooziness, gas, ringing ears, stomachaches after eating, etc?
    For the past few months, I’ve been having some trouble with my health. I’ve been to several doctors, but none of them can tell me anything useful. I found out that I am allergic to many grasses, molds, trees, etc. I also have been switching birth control pills, which I take for PCOS, out of fear it may be a cause, at least partially. One doctor tried to tell me I have anxiety, although I don’t have much to be anxious about. Others say allergies, one suggested I have sleep apnea, I’ve had an echocardiogram to check for heart problems, came back fine. Had a blood clot test when it first started, I went to the ER at the time. They thought it was a bad reaction to some Claritin I took that morning. When it first started, it was in the car on a trip, on the way back I had trouble breathing and dizziness, and my fingers, toes, and face/ears felt kind of numb. Anyway, it’s been a few months now and some days I feel mostly fine, and other days (like today) I feel terrible. The thing that concerns me most is the breathing troubles and wooziness. I can’t describe them, but the breathing trouble is a shortness of breath, and it is very scary. The wooziness is.. just a feeling like my balance is off or something. It helps to lay down, usually. I do get headaches pretty often, and the past few days I’ve been getting stomachaches after I eat anything, even something as simple as broth with mushrooms. I also have been getting ringing in my ears, today I had it in my right ear, twice. This never happened so often before. I also have been getting bad gas. Earlier when I had a particularly bad breathing problem, I also had bad gas, and then a bit later, diarrhea. I also (for some reason) seem to have small coughing fits, one of which just happened after the breathing trouble. It may be worth mentioning that I do have acid reflux. I’m only 17, by the way, and female. No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, nothing like that. I should be healthy. Does anyone have some idea what might be wrong with me? Nothing is adding up..

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any old water leaks in your home? Sounds like its possible your being exposed to toxic mold. Toxic mold grows in no sunlight conditions with a water source. For instance a leaking pipe behind a wall, humid basements and crawlspaces etc. Search your home for leaking pipes and water leaks. God Bless

  49. QUESTION:
    Is a ringing in the ears after a MINOR head injury dangerous?
    I threw a rubber ball at my 14 year old brother. It hit him in the ear. 2 hours later, his ear is ringing and he can’t hear that well out of it.
    My mother is a very neurotic woman and insisted I check out if it was a big deal.
    I’ve researched it a bit so far… it says that after a major head injury, i.e. a concussion, there could be ringing. I personally think it was caused by impaction. Sorta like a plunger to his ear or something.
    Does anyone out there (any doctors) think he should go in for a checkup? The only symptom I know of was the ringing. No dizziness or anything as far as I know.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      NO. He’ll be fine after a night’s sleep. He just had a blow to the ear, that’s all, and it causes the tiny bones in your middle ear to vibrate.

      Did you see Saving Private Ryan? Remember how Tom Hanks becomes temporarily deaf after a bomb blast? Same idea, only it was a sonar blow to the ear, rather than physical.

  50. QUESTION:
    Has anyones experienced from dizziness, fatigues and or ringing in the ears after spinal anesthesia?
    I have been suffering from these symptoms for three months now; all this happened aprox. 3 days after spinal anesthesia was administrate and I was wondering if this goes away on its own. Has anyone experienced these symptoms after anesthesia was given?
    have been suffering from these symptoms for three months now; all this happened aprox. 3 days after spinal anesthesia was administrate due to a c -section and I was wondering if this goes away on its own. Has anyone experienced these symptoms after anesthesia was given?

    • ANSWER:
      I suffered from dizziness/vertigo for about a month after general anesthesia. It drove me crazy! I talked with my pharmacist, and he suggested that it was a normal kind of reaction for some people, and to try taking Meclazine. I took it, and it did the trick.


Ringing In Ears Causes Mayo Clinic

Written By: admin - Oct• 18•12

Tinnitus has no external sound and can be very annoying: it causes buzzing, ringing, whooshing, popping, crackling and booming. When the Eustachian tubes become clogged, these sounds can become amplified. Sinuses cause ringing ears when the ears are full of mucous or polyps.

It is more probable that when the ears fill with fluid and become plugged, you will experience sinus ringing ears. This can cause the sounds to be more of an echo. You are the only one that can hear these annoying noises internally; they cannot be heard by others on the outside. Having a plugged ear can be annoying all on its own and to not be able to hear correctly on top of that can be devastating.

You can find relief for your symptoms but as you will learn about the condition you will see that there is no cure for tinnitus. Consulting your doctor for alternative remedies may be of some use. You may want to have surgery if it is a sinus problem that needs to be taken care of outside of the use of medication. Once the surgery has been performed, there is a big difference that will be very noticeable in your breathing and sinus ear ringing.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    mayo clinic?
    If a person has a back injury “lower and top” could this cause ringing in he ears, also could it cause trouble using the restroom ‘urining and Bo movements”.
    I was hurt in a mining accdient, and have bar and pin in my back, also have had both shoulders operated on and both hands from it.

    • ANSWER:
      I am very confused… You should talk to your doctor…


Ringing In Ears

Written By: admin - Oct• 14•12

Could diabetes and Hyperinsulinemia be part of the causes of ringing in ears your experiencing? Well recently, a study from Brazil revealed a directly link among your body’s inability to metabolize sugar from diabetes and sufferers of tinnitus.

In fact, the study showed that between 84 and 92 percent of those individuals studied complaining of tinnitus also had a metabolic disorder called hyperinsulinemia.

Hyperinsulinemia refers to an elevation of insulin levels in your bloodstream. This disorder is a pre cursor to diabetes and is a direct consequence of insulin resistance. In a nutshell, insulin is being transferred properly from the bloodstream to the cells. This means the pancreas produce more insulin to lower the glucose levels. In turn, insulin levels rise even more.

This being known then a quick blood test from your family doctor can confirm if your tinnitus is linked back to Hyperinsulinemia. Even so you’ll also want to strengthen your efforts by augmenting your diet with certain nutritional supplements. A fantastic place to start is with the B-complex of vitamins. This family of nutrients has been known to help stop the ringing in your ears.

Of these vitamins, choose B12, B6 and B5, actually if you take B6 2-3 times a day. Natural healers say that this helps to stabilize the fluids of your inner ears.

There are natural ways to get a good intake of vitamin b6 just buy eating grains, bananas, eggs and diary products.

B12 is extremely important as well. Recent research is showing that more people than originally thought are both suffering with tinnitus and deficient in B12. Not only that, but this deficiency has been reported to be common in people whose tinnitus is caused by the continued loud environment of their workplace.

Vitamin b12 is another great vitamin to take. There is research that showed in a study that a lot of the tinnitus sufferers tested were indeed deficient in vitamin b12 and the deficiency was linked back to workers that worked in noise polluted environments.

Injectable vitamin B12 can only be bought through prescription only. Unfortunately, no research exists for the oral variety on tinnitus. Nutritionists suggest that the vitamin can be consumed through eggs, milk fish, poultry and lamb to name a few.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How To Cure For Ringing In The Ears?
    Is anybody can tell me about how to cure Ringing In The Ears ? Where should I get the best medication for it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no ‘best medicine’
      You need to see an ENT specialist to find out the cause.

      1. Caused by impacted wax, appropriate drops and syringing the ear (by doctor)

      2. Eustachian tube dysfunction – caused by a congested nasal lining (stops middle ear secretions from draining properly), an antihistamine or a decongestant will help. Don’t use decongestant sprays for longer than 5 days as you then get rebound congestion.

      3. Pulsatile tinnitus, due to a change in blood flow in the vessels near the ear or to a change in awareness of that blood flow. treat hypertension if it could be the cause.

      Most tinnitus, it’s a matter of learning to live with it, tune it out.
      Have a radio on, do something that makes you concentrate and forget the noise

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of ears ringing with tinnitus remedies?
    What is ringing in the ears treatment or ringing in ears treatment? I’m searching the information of ringing ears treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      This web has information about getting rid of tinnitus remedies at here.

      http://www.cure-tinnitustoday.info/articles/cures-tinnitus/what-home-remedies-for-tinnitus-work

  3. QUESTION:
    Can multiple and advanced earpiercings cause ringing ears?
    I have multpile ear piercings in each ear. However they are not the standard piercing they are very complex and intricate. IE, they are not the standard lobe and cartiledge piercings, they freak some people out. Could these piercings cause ringing in my ears. It comes and goes and when it comes it is loud and comes in patterns. Help??!! The material of the jewerly is all APP (Association of Professional Piercets) certified. I do have TMJ problems, could it just be that acting up, since when it does flare up my ears ring?

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt the problems are caused by the ear pieces. Speak to your doctor about it.

  4. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a sound effect of ringing ears like in call of duty?
    I am doing a project at school and I have to make a war scene. I decided to make it a 1st person video and a need a sound effect like the ringing in your ears in call of duty. I appreciat (sorry for bad spelling) your help.

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re asking about the sound effect that they use when you get disoriented by a flash bang (such as in Call of Duty 4), I believe all it is is a high pitched buzz or hum that drowns out other sound and lasts for a couple of seconds.

  5. QUESTION:
    does anybody have a remedy for morgellons symptoms? Such as ringing in the ears and the crawling feeling?
    My neighbor believes she has Morgellons but won’t see a doctor. She complains of ringing ears and her hearing has decreased, as well as she feels like bugs are crawling all over her. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are the symptoms of Morgellons:

      http://www.rense.com/general74/morg4.htm

      Also this website might offer some insight:

      http://www.allaboutworms.com/morgellons-worm-symptoms

  6. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of ringing ears?
    About 10 minutes ago I was listening to really loud music in one of my ears from an iPod. It was with one of those small headphones that fit inside your ear. Ever since my ears have been ringing like crazy, and It’s quiet where I am now. Whenever I plug my ears or sit still for a little while it gets worse. It’s starting to hurt, and I’m starting not to hear other outside sounds. Any temporary relief before I call a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Everytime you listen to music, and your ears ring afterwards, you’ve lost a little bit of hearing ability.

      A way to lessen ear is to, I know it sounds strange, but take two pieces of garlic, peeled with the edges cut off, and rest them in your ear.

      It works, because I had an ear infection and it worked really well.

      If you get a wringed, hot flannel and place them over your ears when the garlic is in there, the relief is even quicker. :)

      Good luck, and I hope you get better soon. :D

  7. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the Stabelite to work for ringing ears?
    I have a ringing in my ears. & I found in the cumpurter that this Stabelite will stop it I was wondering how it would be before it stops

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is not curable so don’t waste your money on things that can’t help. If you have tinnitus you need to see an ENT doc to rule out any cause for it and so they can check for any hearing loss. Other than that tinnitus is not cureable.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it normal for a 21 year old to have ringing ears?
    It started a few months ago when I got sick. I don’t have any hearing loss and now I’m in a support group with all these elderly people who wear hearing aids and have ringing ears. Is it normal for someone like me to have this problem? I’m a college student.
    I do not listen to any loud noises at all. In fact I’m really careful because I want to be an audiologist and I have no hearing loss.
    The ringing started with an illness.

    • ANSWER:
      everybody’s ears get a ringing once in a while so you dont have to worry about it unless it never stops

  9. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of ringing ears?
    2 hours ago, my friend had one of those horns where you blow it at football games. We were in a room where it echos, she blew the horn right next to the right-side of my ear on accident, for a minute i couldn’t hear on my right. Now i keep hearing ringing and it feels like my ear is plugged. Does anyone know what i can do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Wait about a day and see if it goes away. If it doesn’t you are screwed because you now have tinitus ( look it up). There is no cure for tinitus. It is permanent damage to the little “hairs” (not really hair) in your ear that transmit sound. Although there are a lot of home remedies that I have tried and spent money on, none work. I bought a book about it and there are a lot of suggestions, but none of them work. The book also said that in some cases it can cause insanity. I haven’t felt any of that coming on , but I keep an eye out for it. I have had it every day for 10 years after a buddy fired a handgun next to my head.

      It sucks …. and you can sometimes filter it out but other times it is deafening. If you mow the lawn or go to a loud bar…. you can forget about hearing for a day or two because the ringing is so loud. Also I find that different foods make it ring louder, but I don’t bother because it is not that much of a difference.

      Tell your buddy he is a dick……..

  10. QUESTION:
    How to cure my ringing ears? is it Tinnitus?
    I always have a ringing in my ears. What could cause this? Is there any way to help it?
    Could this be related to tinnitus?

    • ANSWER:
      I have this same thing but I’m not quite sure if it’s related to tinnitus. You could be getting destracted very easily because you may have ADD. ADD isn’t related to tinnitus but the ringing is actually just normal for most people.There are numerous things that can cause chronic ringing in the ears. Inflammation of the inner ear is one of many, but the most common cause nowadays is psycholgical. It’s a “somataform” illness, or “conversion disorder.” In neurology they call it a “disturbance of function.”
      It’s easy for a doctor to rule out psychogenic tinnitus, though, by simply putting a stethoscope to your ear. If he or she can hear the ringing, then it isn’t psychogenic.

      now you can find simple cure for tinnitus , just with 3 easy step must you do. no surgery, you can find it at this link http://tinnitushealer.com/
      just try it

  11. QUESTION:
    How can you get over sweaty palms and ringing ears when you have to speak in front of others?

    • ANSWER:
      They’re just people.
      Talk to them just as you would to a bunch of your friends.
      Once you get started, it’s easy, and the next time it’s easier still.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can I stop ears ringing?
    How can I stop ringing ears? I want to know how to stop ringing in ears or how to clear tinnitus.

    • ANSWER:
      You can get how to stop ears ringing here.

      http://www.cure-tinnitustoday.info/articles/cures-tinnitus/tips-to-help-you-to-stop-tinnitus

  13. QUESTION:
    Is ringing ears a sympton of IBS, and heart pain and feeling like your throat is closing?
    He has been diagnosed with IBS but he has had heart pain and he says his throat closed up for a second. he has had ringing in his ears and the doctors don’t think anything is wrong with him except IBS

    • ANSWER:
      I have had IBS for 20 years now. I’ve never heard of anyone having ringing in the ears because they have IBS. It sounds like he should seek a opinion from a heart specialist. These symptoms to which you speak of sounds like heart issues. He really should get some help. My motto has always been “when in doubt, check it out”. Family physicians are not specialized in all areas of the medical field. I urge you to take him to see a heart specialist.

      I hope he feels better soon. Have a nice day.

  14. QUESTION:
    How can I stop this ringing in my ears?!?
    I have ringing in my ears, and am desperately trying to get rid of it. can you please give me any suggestions? It’s been making it hard for me to sleep and giving me a headache. Thanks for helping me. I also have an in fection in my toe that I’m supposed to soak in Epsom salt, and I’m hoping that it won’t make the ringing worse, because iknow one of the causes of ringing ears is an overload of salt. Thanks for all of the help! I will be soooooo greatful for any solutions ! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have Myneres Syndrome which can cause that, but I can hear my heart beat in my ears(which is very annoying). I would recommend going to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and they can put you on medication that might help. They told me to decress salt intake so soaking your toe won’t make it worse.

  15. QUESTION:
    Woke up up to ringing ears what should i do?
    I was sick for couple days spitting up green mucous out of my chest, i woke up one day and it felt like my ear was plugged up but i covered both ears and i could hear fine. I got it to go away but there was a ringing for past 3 days. then i bent over to reach for something and my ear got the feeling of being plugged again. could mucous be in my ear from being sick? how can i get the ringing to stop along with the plugged feeling?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you see an internist specialist and have diagnostic testing done. That way the physician can determine the extent of the condition and an appropriate treatment can be developed.

      Good luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    Why is it that in a quiet room my ears start ringing?
    I was told it is just from loud music for a while. I spent about a week keeping the volume low on tv and music to make the ringing stop but every so often out of nowhere my ears ring again. Why is that? and … Is there a way to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20122183,00.html …)

  17. QUESTION:
    Are my ears ringing as a result of a plane ride.?
    I took a 1/2 hour ride in a Cessna 182 on Saturday. We went up to 6500 feet. Does that have something to do with my ears ringing? How can I make this ringing stop?
    Could there be a pressure change by removing my headset at 6500 feet? Would that cause a problem?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be lingering effects of the pressure changes, or it could be a result of the high noise levels in a typical airplane cockpit.

      Putting a headset on or taking it off won’t affect pressure changes in your ears, but taking off a headset could expose you to high noise levels that might cause ringing later.

      Many aircraft have cockpit noise levels so high that your hearing can be damaged over time unless you wear ear protection (such as a closed headset that blocks outside noise).

      Ringing that lasts for a long time could be a sign of damage, such as a ruptured eardrum. Since it has been several days now, you might want to ask your doctor about it.

  18. QUESTION:
    How to fix ringing ears?
    I used to play in a rock band and was around a lot of loud drums, and amps. That was when I was between the ages of 15 and 18. I’m now 19 and my ears are constantly ringing.

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to have tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      Pulsatile tinnitus can be of both types – subjective as well as objective.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants , pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.
      Utilize masking noise. Tinnitus is usually more bothersome when the surroundings are quiet, especially when you are in bed. A competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan or white noise machine may help mask tinnitus. Small hearing aid like devices which generate a competitive sound may help reduce the awareness of the tinnitus. You may combine such maskers along with herbal & homeopathic remedies.

      According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), there is no known cure of tinnitus, at least with the conventional line of medicine. For a long time though, herbs & herbal formulas have come to the rescue of these tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are Ginkgo Biloba, Rosemary, Avena Sativa, Wild Hyssop, Salicylic Ac. (30C), Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6), Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) etc.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may get more details on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/tinnitus.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my ears from ringing?
    I’ve noticed for the past few days that my ears have been ringing. Anytime it gets quiet, I notice it. I have a headache right now, but I think that might be from sitting in front of the t.v. for too long. Why do people’s ears ring, and is there anyway to stop it? It’s starting to really get on my nerves.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus
      it is called Tinnitus

      Tinnitus, or ‘ringing in the ears’, refers to hearing sounds such as tones, whistling, wind rushing, crickets, etc. that aren’t acoustically generated. In other words, a person with Tinnitus can hear them in a quiet room. The most common Tinnitus sound is a tone.

      Most people experience a temporary Tinnitus condition at some point in their life, such as after a loud concert, or as a complication to an inner ear infection. Unfortunately for more than 16% of the adult population, this condition is chronic – it never goes away. Of the 50+ million people in North America with chronic Tinnitus, 12 million have a severe case. For these people it is not unusual to perceive a tone greater than 90 dB-SPL. Note that 80dB-SPL is the level in industry at which a hearing conservation program is required. (Room-level conversation is typically 65 dB-SPL and a jet engine is around 110 dB-SPL)

      Chronic Tinnitus can be caused in a number of ways: an over-exposure to constant loud or explosive noise (on the job exposure is a common source), reaction to medication, a head injury (car crashes are a common source), complication of illness, and others.

      One of the most common complaints related to Tinnitus is that it adversely affects sleeping patterns. Sufferers find they can’t get to sleep in a quiet room because of the annoying sound they perceive in their head. For many, this results in being progressively sleep deprived, and can start a downward spiral in psychological health. The reality is that Tinnitus is the only hearing affliction where anxiety, depression, and contemplating suicide are normal psychological complications. For most sufferers, their perceived level of Tinnitus is not constant and can worsen from exposure to high intensity noise, negative emotional pressures, heavy physical exertion, caffeine, salt, tobacco, allergens, and certain medications. Note that a common complication of aspirin for Tinnitus sufferers is that it temporarily worsens (makes louder) their Tinnitus.

      Outside of a cure, the most common desire of Tinnitus sufferers is to be able to control their Tinnitus rather than have it control them. A major factor in this is being able to sleep well and have the energy to face Tinnitus every day. When Tinnitus sufferers feel they have control, they are able to lead productive lives and many are able to get off all medications. The key to getting control is working with an audiologist to establish a personal Tinnitus management program.

      A Tinnitus Management program is a set of coping strategies that may vary depending on the level of activity and environment. It rarely is a one-component program. Typical program components include hearing aids, masking, residual inhibition, dietary and lifestyle changes, counseling, and support groups

  20. QUESTION:
    Out of the blue I got really sick. Dizziness, ringing ears, and blurred vision!! Idk what it could have been?
    I was in the store.. It was a little hot but nothing extreme. All these symptoms occurred for like 10 minutes.But then I felt fine. What could have possibly been the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      dehydration maybe..
      make sure u drink a lot of water

      Check out this website…

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=377734

  21. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ears after concussion?
    I have this constant ringing in my ears that wont stop and if they get to bad I start to have axeity. I been to the E.R about my ringing ears and the doctor just said it will go away. Its been a bit over a month now since the concussion and it isnt getting any better. Any segestions?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a symptom of a concussion, but I am unsure whether or not it should be continuing for this long.
      I defiantly recommend seeing a doctor again to get it checked out.

  22. QUESTION:
    For people who have taken Wellbutrin XL, have you experienced your ears ringing as a side effect?
    I’ve been taking Wellbutrin XL 300 MG for about two weeks because have Seasonal Affect Disorder. My appetite is barely exists, have insomnia, and now experience ringing in the ears.

    • ANSWER:
      As for the ringing in the ears, that one is new to me. Wellbutrin can affect you appetite and sleep. I think you need to let your doctor know the effects the med is having on you. He may not think you are having any side effects unless you tell him. He may then change your dosage or put you on another medication that won’t have that side effect. Please let the doctor know.

  23. QUESTION:
    does anyone have ringing ears that get worse when sinus infection or sick does it calm down?
    i have ringing in my ear and it got worse recently from an ear infection and sinus allergiy issues its bugging me has anyone experienced this maybe someone can describe how loud there ringing is so i get an idea of how bad it is. thank you please get back to me oh anyone tried ginko or lipoflivnoids does alchohol make it worse

    • ANSWER:
      you have tinitis and it was made worse by an ear infection? tinitis is ongoing if thats what you are referring too…. and yes it would be made worse by ear infections/ sinus problems. ringing can be ‘deafening’ at times where you dont hear much of whats going on except the ringing!

  24. QUESTION:
    Can thinking of your ears ringing make it seem like they are really ringing?
    I am 15 and ever since I heard that my dad had tinnitus, It’s been in my mind for a lot of the time daily, and I keep thinking of that ringing sound. Well, ever since I thought of the ringing sound, my ears feel like they’re ringing all the time. Is this just my imagination? When I don’t really think of it, I don’t really hear it. And when I imagine the ringing becoming louder, it actually seems like it’s becoming louder

    Do you know what I mean???

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    What could this noise be? Subtle, high pitched/like ears ringing coming from only one room in the house.?
    Four family members of various ages hear the sound in one room only. My son cannot sleep in his bedroom where the noise is heard. We checked all electrical devices and toys, windows (thought it might be crickets and is not), television, lava lamp, smoke detector, etc. You cannot hear the noise in his closet or the hallway or any other room in the house. We even took his wristwatch out of the room. It is a constant, barely audible, high pitched sound as if your ears are ringing and the sound is not real, yet you get an eye/and headache if in his room for more than a few minutes. What else could it be??? What else should we check? He is sleeping in the spare bedroom for now, since it is unbearable. Myself and husband in our 30′s hear it, as well as my son who is 10, and our daughter who is 6. This is not a joke, or riddle…..so please offer only serious suggestions. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I would first shut off the main power supply in the breaker box and then listen for the noise. If it goes away, it is something electrical. Possible the transformer for the doorbell, etc… Next turn the electric back on one circuit at a time to see if the noise reappears. Then follow the circuit to isolate the malfunction.
      If that does not stop the noise try to isolate the noise to see if it coming from the attic, walls, or floor. It could be a water flowing in a pipe or air flowing over a air / vent pipe.

      Good luck…..

  26. QUESTION:
    Can ringing in the ears cause deafness?
    My mom has ringing in the ears and is afraid of going deaf. Is it possible to go deaf from ear ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      typically hearing loss and ringing in ears coincide. As cells in the inner ear are damaged and hearing loss progresses many times the ringing starts to occur. The ringing is a sign that likely hearing loss has already started for her. The ringing will not make hearing loss get worse. She needs to be evaluated by an audiologist to see how bad her hearing is. She needs to try to protect her hearing from loud noise and may need hearing aids.

  27. QUESTION:
    How can I make the ringing in my ears stop?
    5 months ago for some reason I put a little toy gun to my head it was already pretty loud but I had it directly on my ear and the noise made my ears ring and they’ve been ringing ever sense it’s called tinnitus I know that and I’m going to an ear specialist very soon but I need some remedy or way to make the ringing stop now I can’t sleep at night and the ringing is driving me Insane please help

    • ANSWER:
      If the ringing has persisted that long then, yes, you should see a ENT specialist. You may also want to try Murine ear drops available over the counter in some stores. Muring stopped my tinnnitus once. The tinnitus never came back. I guess I was lucky. It can get really annoying after a while.

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there anything i can do to get my ears to stop ringing ?
    Both my parents had their ears ringing permanently, but that started in their 30s, I’m 17. It stated on Thursday, and hasn’t let up since then. Is there anything I can do to make it stop, or at least lessen ?

    • ANSWER:
      A ringing in the ears is commonly suggestive of elevated blood pressure. Your blood pressure fluctuates constantly in response to the demands of the body, and it is normal to have a ringing in the ears occasionally.

      However, if the ringing has been consistent and if it lasts for more than a couple of days, you should tell your doctor because it can be a sign of heart disease/defect or several other more serious problems. I would ask your parents though, high blood pressure can be hereditary and they probably know the source of their “ringing” so you might want to find out from them.

  29. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dizziness and ringing in the ears?
    I get dizzy easily, any time I move my head quickly, my ears ring all of the time. A constant buzzzzzzzzzzz. Any ideas would help. Thanks a million. Dizzy

    • ANSWER:
      Get your blood pressure checked; it could be higher than you think it is.
      Aspirin toxicity can cause tinnitis (ringing in the ears). If you are taking aspirin (esp high doses) regularly, try decreasing your dose & see if that helps.
      Otherwise, yes, see your health care provider as any number of other things could cause this … from facial nerve palsy to Meniere’s to vasculitis. All of them treatable, some more successfully than others.
      Good luck to you.

  30. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you hear ringing in your ears?
    My ears ring and it’s like I hear wind in them and I can’t really hear that well.I want to know if it is anything serious.and why is it happeing?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you listen to music at a high volume? Do you do that frequently?
      Do you go places – clubs, concerts for example – where music is played a high volume?
      Are you exposed to loud noises at work (like in a construction job, working at an airport, for example) or do you have hobbies or interests that expose you to loud noises – such as trap shooting or target shooting, or woodworking with power tools?
      If you mow lawns, do you use hearing protection?

      A common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud noises for long times, or very loud noises for short times. It can be caused by various other things as well. Sometimes caffeine (as in coffee), can make it worse.

      The only thing that you can do is to go to a doctor and get a referral to an ear-nose-throat specialist and/or an audiologist for a hearing evaluation.

      In some cases, it goes away after a while if it was brought on by short term exposure to a some very loud noises. It does tend to be a long term (as in permanent) issue.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why do people think ringing in their ears mean someone is talking about them?
    I’ve heard that it’s supposed to happen when people are talking crap about you. I believe its a myth, yet every time I see someone who I know will talk shit my ears ring. Why do you think it is, and how did the myth start?

    • ANSWER:
      It is what is in their head..

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I stop this ringing in my ears?
    When I am under stress my ears ring. Any suggestions on how to make it stop? My dad has the same thing.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      Ginkgo Biloba is recommended when circulation is bad and this could be caused by stress and ringing in ears a result.

      Find it in your vitamin section WalMart or others.

      Darryl S.

  33. QUESTION:
    How can i stop my ears from ringing?
    I have had this problem for s long, i cant even remember. My ears ring everytime its quiet, i cant be in a quiet room or i hear the ringing and its extremely LOUD! When im at home, i have a box fan going 24/7 and i sleep with my fan on at night no matter how cold it is. I can NOT sleep w/o that fan. I also have bad ear aches about 4 or 5 times a year, it comes and goes. If its my right ear with the ache, i wouldnt be able to turn my head far to the right becuz its very painful. I dont have insurance to go to a doctor, so is there anything to help this problem? some kind of medications over the counter that i can get? If i did go to the doctor without insurance, how much would it cost me to go see him?? Please share your ideas, thanks!!
    i clean my ears, so i know that is not my problem…and i never listen to music loud, never, so that isnt my problem either…

    • ANSWER:
      I have ringing in my ears too.
      First it was hearing loss. Went to the Dr and was found to have 5% hearing loss in my right ear. A few year later, it began to ring in that same ear and I don’t have the same sense of location for sound perception.
      I don’t think there is a fix for it.. the fact that you’ve had it forever I guess is a good thing, you’ve learned to live with it as I have. I didn’t think I listened to loud music either but I think it was headphones. As for ringing when it’s quiet.. same for me.. it’s the only time that it’s quiet enough to notice. I feel your frustration.
      If you need the fan, try earplugs. (but I think they might make it too noisy for you to sleep) I grew up with ear aches also. Had tubes in my ears twice. If you keep your ears clean.. that’s good. Try sweet oil for the pain (olive oil works fine too) Warm it up and drip it into your ear and clog it with a vasiline cover cotton ball to keep it in.
      It won’t help your ringing but hopefully not worse.
      Oh, have you every tried a noise-canceling device? Have to get use to THAT sound, but I think it works a little.
      Best of luck.

  34. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing slightly 2 days after shooting a 22 caliber pistol?
    shot several clips without ear protection. I’m 14 years old and this was the first time i shot a gun. the ringing is in both ears. and was very loud for the first 5-6 hours then i slept and it went to ringing every couple of hours for about 30 seconds. i then went to a concert and it is back slightly.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be fine. It’s just all the noise after the gunshot and then the loud concert.
      However if it’s ringing badly after a week then you should just go to the doctor.
      But if it’s just SLIGHT ringing I wouldn’t think much of it.

  35. QUESTION:
    How can we get rid of ringing in the ears?
    Ear ringing goes on all the time. Is there a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom takes antivert for that. Is your ringing followed by dizzines? If so you may have problems in the middle ear. I suggest you go to the doc. If not it could be tinitus and that doesn’t go away . Also it could bea rare condition called menier syndrome. Google those deseases and head to the doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    What is the OTC ear drop to alleviate ringing of the ears?
    Several years ago critical case of encephalitus. Only injury is Short term memory loss and this constant ringing in ears. Sometimes increases in loudness. Saw a commercial on TV promoting an OTC ear drop to help alleviate the ringing. What is it? My family physican did not see anything abnormal wants Ear,nose,throat specialist to access.No longer have health insurance.What is available OTC?

    • ANSWER:
      The only one I’ve ever heard of in the form of drops is called RingStop. You may be able to check at your local pharmacy to see if they have any available (so you don’t have to scour around to find one).

      Otherwise, there are a few natural pills that can help with ringing in the ears…. although it may take a few months to notice a difference because the ear tissue is so delicate. For that option, there’s RingStop and Lipoflavonoid as the two I’ve heard of. Good luck in your search!

  37. QUESTION:
    ringing ears and bad taste in throat?
    for the past week i have had a constant buzzing feeling in my head and a nasty taste in the back of my throat? What may be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      that is vertigo. when you listen to something on one ear more than another your ears become unbalanced (to say it in a way) and everything starts spinning. it goes away but if it is too severe like when you drive and it affects you there is meds.

  38. QUESTION:
    does post nasal drip cause ringing in ears?
    I have lots of post nasal drip and mucus coming down to my throat. With this, I also have ringing in my ears. Sometims the ringing is in the right ear and sometimes it is in the left ear and sometimes i feel it is in both the ears.
    Does post nasal drip and mucus cause ringing in the ears? Please let me know. If yes, please suggest any home remedies for the same.

    • ANSWER:
      Indirectly.
      If you have post nasal drip the lining of your nose is likely to be congested.
      This stops the Eustachian tube (little tube from the back of the nose to the middle ear) from opening. Normally it opens when we yawn or swallow to allow secretions to drain from the middle ear.
      When it can’t open fluid can collect in the middle ear.
      You can then get tinnitus (ringing in the ear), muffled hearing and sometimes pain.
      Ask your pharmacist for a decongestant or an antihistamine. If your problem is caused by an allergic reaction an antihistamine would be the better choice.

  39. QUESTION:
    how to start home remedies for ringing in ears?
    how to start home remedies for ringing in ears

    • ANSWER:
      A deficiency in manganese (that’s not magnesium) causes ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Make sure you are eating healthy, including plenty of foods with manganese (pineapple being the highest in manganese) and you might also want to take a multivitamin that has manganese in it.

  40. QUESTION:
    Large pimple in my ear, with ringing ears?
    A couple days ago i noticed a large bump in my ear. It hurt alittle bit and I think that its a pimple, but then this morning I noticed ringing in that ear and when I yawn, the ringing is very loud and it sounds like when a speaker goes all crazy. Does anyone know whats going on? Theres not alot of pain, I think alittle bit from messing around with it but I have no other symptoms.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Can Toprol Blood Pressure Medicine cause ringing in ears and swelling of toes and fingers?
    Can Toprol XL cause constant ringing in ears and other symptoms, such as swelling of fingers and toes, mood swings, hateful thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to treat heart attacks. Extended-release (long-acting) metoprolol also is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard.
      Metoprolol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
      * dizziness or lightheadedness
      * tiredness
      * depression
      * nausea
      * dry mouth
      * stomach pain
      * vomiting
      * gas or bloating
      * heartburn
      * constipation
      * rash or itching
      * cold hands and feet
      * runny nose
      Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
      * shortness of breath
      * wheezing
      * swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
      * unusual weight gain
      * fainting
      * rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
      Metoprolol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
      Do not stop taking metoprolol without talking to your doctor. Suddenly stopping metoprolol may cause chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Metoprolol (generic name) Toprol (brand name)

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of ringing in ears & what is it caused from?
    I have this annoying ringing in my ears, and it’s only gotten worse the last few weeks. I listen to my headphones, but it’s not too loud. A little over a month ago, I went to the doctors because of ear pain and the ringing, and they said that i had fluid, and i started getting that under control. The ear pain’s gone now, and i’m left with this ringning. Does anyone know how to get rid of it? And what it may be caused from? Thanks in advance! :)

    • ANSWER:
      I would say you are suffering from tinnitus. It is fairly common and unfortunately you just have to live with it. Some people believe it can be alleviated by using some herbal medicines but don’t hold out much hope.
      The damage has probably been done by your headphones so if you want to make a worthwhile contribution to the world warn all your young friends now.

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do I hear ringing in my ears?
    I don’t have a cold or anything, but when it’s really quiet my ears ring and it’s kind of annoying. I can hear it the most when I’m about to fall asleep. I fall asleep fine and everything though. Anyone know what causes this and how I can stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m an Audiologist.

      Any sound inside your head is called tinnitus – it’s a very broad, generalized term. Many people just have it naturally. I have had it my whole life. The reason it seems louder when you are going to sleep is because there is less external noise to drown it out. I run a fan to mask the noise in my ears, and many people buy noise machines for this purpose.

      Sometimes people hear the ringing if there is a blockage of the ear — from wax, negative pressure restricting eardrum movement, fluid build-up behind the eardrum, or an ear infection. In most cases, once the blockage is removed/treated and the ear has recovered, the ringing goes away.

      Does your ear feel plugged? You don’t mention a clogged sensation or fullness or hearing loss. The only way to know if there’s a blockage is to have a doctor look in there. If there is fluid behind the eardrum, it may not be visible through the otoscope; the best way to measure the eardrum movement is through a quick and easy test called a tympanogram. It simply changes the air pressure in the ear canal and measure if/how the eardrum responds.

      Tinnitus is also one of many Migraine Aura and may occur simultaneously with a headache or separately. Caffeine is a known Migraine trigger, so it can trigger/increase tinnitus for some people. In addition, some people who grind their teeth or have problems with their jaw joint (TMJ) can also have tinnitus.

      Noise exposure and systemic causes of tinnitus, like smoking or certain medications, typically effect both ears. One might be worse than the other, but almost never is only one ear effected. None of those herbal supplements have been scientifically proven to reduce or cure tinnitus. Ginko Biloba is the ONLY substance to date that has some scientific correlation to tinnitus reduction in SOME patients.

      More serious conditions can cause tinnitus, but usually have other associated symptoms like dizziness or significant hearing loss. Some of these can be Meniere’s Disease, Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Acoustic Neuroma.

      As you can see, tinnitus is like headache or fever as a symptom – it can be congenital and benign, as it is with me, or it can be symptomatic of an ear or neurological disorder. So if you never had tinnitus, but do now, you should go to the doctor, especially if there are other symptoms, like hearing loss or dizziness, associated with it. The key is to find the underlying cause, if possible. Therefore, it is crucial to have an accurate diagnosis made. See your family physician and/or an otolaryngologist.

  44. QUESTION:
    any remedies out there for ringing ears?
    I have now had this ringing condition in my ears for about the last 5yrs….it seems to be really noticiable now when I’m ready for sleep….do any of you out there know of any type of Medication or herbal pills I could take to help….its really annoying….and very hard to get proper rest…please let me know ASAP…I’m going CRAZY!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. For me to sleep I need to listen to music or have the tv on, just something to distract me from the ringing. During the day when my mind is occupied, I can usually ignore it. I’ve never asked anyone about medication, but I would imagine sleeping pills would help.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else get ringing in their ears after sex?
    after sex my ears ring. for about five seconds. is this harmful?

    anyone else have this?

    • ANSWER:
      DID you bang your head on wall during sex? lol

  46. QUESTION:
    Last night my vision went white and ears ringing and couldn’t hear well and nausea for about 5 mins. Any ideas?
    I have a history of heart disease.. an irregular heartbeat (AFIB) and angina after a heart surgery in 2005.
    Ppl have suggested migraine and/or dehydration. I have no headache and drink a lot of water daily. Put in a call to my cardiologist and have been awaiting a response.

    • ANSWER:
      When that happens to me I start drinking water to revive my energy levels and then im fine. Its important to drink water everyday.

  47. QUESTION:
    when you have ear ringing, can the sound of the ear ringing itself hurt your ears?
    i have ringing in my right ear, and im wonderind if that constant ring can cause damage, just like a hihgh pitched sound would, or is the ringing just an illusion of sorts(your eardrum isnt actually picking up or making any sound, you just hear it) beacuase im wondering if its actual sound, or an illusion sent to your brain from your cochlea

    • ANSWER:
      Yep – What Calli said is pretty much correct. Another way to put it is that the damage is already done, at the nerve level. There isn’t actually any real sound causing the ringing sensation, so it can’t cause further damage.

      One important thing to watch out for – since there has already been some injury to the cilia and nerves, it’ll be easier for loud noises to cause more damage. If you like loud music, use firearms or work in a very noisy environment you’d be smart to start wearing something like those foam or soft rubber ear plugs. You can find them in Walgreen’s, WalMart or almost any pharmacy. I’m not kidding. I learned the hard way.

  48. QUESTION:
    32 weeks pregnant ringing ears..seeing spots and tingling lips?
    I am 32 weeks pregnant and have being seeing stars often even when im Just sitting watching TV and not doing much..I’ve also noticed ringing ears a lot and tingling lips out of no where…has anyone else experienced this? This is my second pregnancy and I never had this in my first thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like pre-eclampsia Id get in touch with your midwife asap as it can be very serious…

  49. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears. Possibly from having wisdom teeth out 3 weeks ago?
    I have some ringing in my ears. Could it be that they messed something up when they extracted all 4 of my wisdom teeth 4 weeks ago? I have only noticed this ear ringing problem for the last week and there is some slight pressure in my ears as well from time to time.

    Possibly seasonal allergies?

    I am sneezing and coughing more than usual these past several days.

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody’s ever mentioned anything like that. It must be from Novocaine though. Generally, the herb Ginkgo Biloba helps with ringing in the ears.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is ringing in ears caused by wax build up?
    I’ve had a viral infection for a few weeks now, it’s affected my cynuses (sorry if the spelling is wrong) and my ears. The nurse looked in my ears as part of my exam and there is a lot of wax in both ears. I’m trying to remedy this but can anyone tell me if this would explain the constant ringing in my ears?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally with ringing in the ears the first cause to be eliminated is a mechanical source such as a wax build up. It is also possible that there is a post-viral cause which usually clear up over time. Many of us have this and there is no identifiable cause….very frustrating.


Ringing Earth

Written By: admin - Oct• 13•12

In almost all the countries of the world, wedding commences with a ring ceremony of with exchange of rings. Ever wondered what the wedding ring actually signifies.
Heres an answer:-
The circle of a wedding ring symbolizes undying love and the continually renewed promises of the married couple. Since the time unknown, circles have been archetypes for not only timelessness, but also wholeness and homecoming. The circle also represents the constant round of the heavens, as well as the eternal return of the seasons, marked by cyclical ritual and celebration.
The endlessness of a wedding ring is the perfect symbol of oneness and unity that has no beginning or end. It is also a symbol of the sun, earth and universe, and represents holiness and peace. Even the caveman, our forefather, used to bound himself to his mate with a cord of woven rushes as a symbol that their spirits were one. In Ancient Northern, it was believed that a lover’s knot was a symbol of love, faith, and friendship. This knot was made out of the hair of the beloved. It was first woven into a knot that was then worn as a ring.
During the wedding ceremony, the ring is usually placed on a ring bearer pillow because of the fact that these rings are sewn or tied on the pillows. The ring bearer pillow has originated from the Roman and Egyptian customs. During that time, the pillow was used to carry silver and gold stones. But now it is used to carry the cherished wedding rings.
A wedding ring is a symbol of the matrimony; the words said during the exchange of rings should reflect the couple’s hopes for their marriage.
Some things one need to take care about the wedding rings:-
One should never wear a wedding ring before marriage as it is considered as presumptuous and bad luck.
If one loses or drops the ring during the wedding ceremony, one has to start the wedding proceeding all over again.
One is not supposed to wear someone else’s matrimonial ring unless their marriage is very successful with lots of love and happiness.
Wedding rings are something that we keep with us for a lifetime. So, it should be a jewellery piece that we cherish all our lives. Not only they should be beautiful but they should also enhance the beauty of out hands.
So, choosing a ring can be a very exciting and wonderful experience.
How to choose a wedding ring:-
Now that you know who is going to be your life partner. The next decision is to choose an appropriate wedding ring. First of all, you need to get your ring finger measured by a professional jeweler to ensure that you can ask for the correct size to try on when you are out shopping for the ring.
Another important decision is to think about the type of metal that will be suitable for your budget and lifestyle. The most popular precious metals are platinum, white gold and yellow gold for a ring. Platinum is the most expensive option, but it is also the strongest, so if you are looking for something stylish and durable, you may want to consider spending a little more on this stronger metal. But if you think you cant afford platinum, white gold is the option for you as it can be polished and brushed to resemble platinum’s ultra modern look.
The most conventional choice of a wedding ring is yellow gold. Remember that the carat designates the purity of the gold – higher the carat the more gold it contains. Jewelers usually recommend 18ct, which is considered as a good compromise between luxury and practicality.
Lat but not the least, think about your own personal style while choosing a wedding ring. If you are a bold, daring person there are lots of modern, exciting designs now available in the market. If you are creative, go ahead and sketch out a design of your own, and then get it custom made by a goldsmith. It is a tradition to wear matching rings, but you can add your own twists to the design, for example both wedding rings could be the same metal and pattern, but the bride could have the addition of some diamonds or some other precious stone.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can one earthquake trigger another earthquake just opposite of earth?
    I lately heard something amazing so called P-waves traveling from a earthquake straight to earth. Are these waves strong enough to trigger on a already installable part of the tectonic plates a earthquake or even add up to make make earth ringing like a bell causing series of earthquakes just opposite on earth from each other like North America and Asia?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not, but it is possible. When there is an earthquake it is because of tectonic plates, rubbing, sliding together, or sliding apart. If an earthquake hit one area, it could possibly trigger the plates of another area to move. But it takes years and years for tectonic plates to move around enough to cause an earthquake big enough to feel. Earthquakes can cause tsunamis, volcanoe eruptions, and landslides/mudslides, but usually not other earthquakes.

  2. QUESTION:
    how many rings does earth have around it?
    you know, like saturn has rings around it.. so what about earth? how many rings do we have? is the moon caught on one of the rings?

    • ANSWER:
      There are no rings around the Earth. The moon stays in orbit because of the Earth’s gravitational pull.

  3. QUESTION:
    which statement is true about Saturn’s rings as seen from Earth?
    A) We sometimes see the top of the rings, the bottom of the rings, or the rings edge-on depending upon where Saturn is in its orbit..
    B) We always see the bottom surface of the rings.
    C) Saturn’s rings are actually an optical illusion.
    D) We always see the top surface of the rings.
    E) We cannot see the rings from Earth unless we use the very largest telescpes.

    • ANSWER:
      Please do your own homework.

  4. QUESTION:
    Are the 12/13 contellations of the “zodiac” ringing around the SUN or the Earth?
    which constellations now in the northern hemisphere here on Earth can you not see right now?

    why is this?

    I am guessing Pisces would be one because the Sun is blocking it?

    which constellations are dominant now in the night sky from earth in the last week of February.

    please describe and explain

    • ANSWER:
      Constellations in the sky changes.At 8Pm,we can see about constellations then slowly over night, as Earth turns, one by one in the west set and new ones rise in the east.Particular constellation in which Sun is located, will not be visible due ti light from Sun.
      At 8pm, from the west, aquariums,pieces,Aries,Taurus,Gemini, Cancer,Leo is visible. As it gets late night, constellations in the west will set and new ones will rise in the east.

  5. QUESTION:
    What would our days be like if earth had rings like Saturn?
    What would our days be like if earth had rings like Saturn? Would the shadows from the rings cause a dark time in the middle of the day?

    • ANSWER:
      The rings would be shading the surface from the sun during the winter time in each hemisphere. It wouldn’t be complete shade, as many have said, but it would definitely be blocking a good amount of the Sun’s light.

      From the surface, the rings would be more or less the same in the sky all 24hrs, except for variations in the textural appearance as different parts of them rotated around.

      Depending on the size of the rings, and distance from Earth, they would cover a different part of the sky. From the surface, the sun would appear to move behind them during the winter when its course through the sky is lower. The amount of time
      the sun is behind them would also depend on your latitude. Equatorial latitudes would be much less affected.

      In the summer, the sun would be “jumping over” the rings from your point of view.

      The end result of these rings would be much colder winters. The summers would be a bit warmer as well, because a portion of the light reflected by the rings would be hitting the summer hemisphere – adding more light = adding more heat.

  6. QUESTION:
    My fridge keeps throwing the earth ring after exactly 4 hours and 59 mins?
    I have an AEG fridge. For some reason, if I set the temperature setting to less than 4 (out of 6), it throws the earth ring in my house consistently every 4 hours and 59 mins (it may be 5 hours exactly). Does anyone have any idea what component in the fridge may be causing that?
    Earth ring: When the kitchen was installed, the electrician installed something called an “Earth ring” – basically it’s like a fuse box, but I think it’s attached to the earth that all of the electrical applicances are attached. So I imagine what is happening is that the fridge is shorting or something every 5 hours which in turn results in that earth fuse being thrown and all power to the electrical applicances in the kitchen shut-off. I am just guessing on the way that the “earth ring” works, I’m not an electrician but it’s a fuse box with “earth ring” written on it, and I know what it’s connected to the electrical ring that all of the kitchen appliances use. Hope this helps…
    Hi Mellow – yeh, that’s spot on – I’m in the UK and that all makes sense for the circuit… any idea though what/why the fridge is throwing it every 5 hours.. could there be something wrong with the thermostat? (why every 5 hours? that’s what’s got me)

    • ANSWER:
      hey paul, another one from across the pond that doesn’t know anything about the earth ring, but a little fridges. since it kicks the power out after five hours continually, it is a timed occurrence. which leads me to believe that you are on the right track in your thinking regarding the timer. check if the defrost timer is programed to cycle every five hours. either look in your owners manual, the wiring diagram on the fridge, or on line maybe. if that doesn’t yield any results, check with an appliance parts store. it might be a defective defrost heater, a thermostat, the timer, or related wiring that is shorting out. unless you are handy with electrical testing equipment, i am afraid you will need a repairman to find the short if there is one. wish i could offer more conclusive advice but i am not familiar enough with products over there. good luck, and hope you get to the bottom of it!

  7. QUESTION:
    Why doesnt the earth have rings around it?
    Saturn and uranus both have rings around them so why doesnt earth?
    If there was enough material orbitting earth would we then have rings?

    • ANSWER:
      NOTICE only the gas giants have rings and thats mainly because “scientificly speaking” these gas giants gravity pull gravitated all of the remaining floating particles of the solar system forming rings. NONE of the inner planets nor outer small body plutiods, e.g. Pluto has rings. Gas giants has a much stronger gravitational pull on particles and materials floating through space in which causing these materials to form an orbit around the planet. In time, can stack on one another causing a visible ring, e.g. Saturn. Or an invisible ring, e.g. Jupiter. Earths gravity simply isnt strong enough to support a ring and if so, Earth would have DEADLY meteor showers everyday and night lol. So although it looks pretty on Saturn. It would be deadly for us.

      Also, very clever joke Scott C LOL!

  8. QUESTION:
    What would happen if there was a solid ring around the earth?
    If someone were to make a solid ring around the equator of the earth about 100 feet above the ground in all areas, would it just float in the air?
    Guys, please pay close attention to the solid part. The ring would be solid, like the ground which you stand upon.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe for a while, depending on what it was made of, but it would probably eventually be torn apart from gravitational forces. A disconnected ring would be more stable, and might serve to shade or cool the earth

  9. QUESTION:
    What would happen to the Earth (or how would life change on Earth) if the moon was hit by a large asteroid?
    You always hear about the catastrophic results of an asteroid impacting the Earth, but what if it hit the moon? Would the moon break into pieces and form a ring around Earth, like Saturn’s rings? Or, if its orbit changed, what would happen to our tides? Our weather?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how large the impactor was and how fast it was moving. A large impact would make a new and very large crater on the moon. A couple days later we would have a great meteor shower display here on earth as pieces impacted our atmosphere.

      If it was large enough to shatter the moon you could end up with several large pieces orbiting separately. Again, it depends on the size and speed of the impactor. If you broke it up sufficiently, you could form a ring.

      That brings us back to what would then happen on earth. The obvious answer is the tides would be much smaller. We would still have tides, but they would be: (1) Caused by the Sun and therefore smaller. (2) They would come at roughly the same time each day.

      This would affect a good deal of the marine life that depends on the tidal changes.

      Lighting would also change. Reproductive behaviors in a number of animals are goverened by the moon’s cycle. It is not known how much the moon’s absence would change this.

      The days would not grow longer as someone suggested. The opposite is true as the friction overcome in producing the tides takes energy. That energy is coming out of the earth’s rotation and the moon’s orbiting around the earth. The moon is slowly moving farther away and the earth is slowing down so the days are getting longer. Of course, this is an extremely slow process and you are not going to notice any change. The moon’s absence would mean it wouldn’t take place.

      Earthquakes would not be affected. They are caused by plate tectonics, which is independent of the moon.

      If you are interested in the moon, try

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lunar-obse…

      Hope this helps

      Chuck

  10. QUESTION:
    lord of the ring middle earth 2 or End War?
    I am looking to get a fun strategy game to play. Which one is good? Lord of the ring battle for middle earth II or Tom Clancy’s End War?

    I don’t care about multilayer, actually would prefer better single player since both game are old and probably no one online.

    If you have better suggestions enlighten me too!

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      haven’t played either of them, but I heard tons of good things about middle earth 2 in person, it’s suppose to be like battlefront for lord of the rings, I’m actually gonna buy it soon.

  11. QUESTION:
    explain the steps in the formation of satellites and ring. Why don’t Venus or Earth have rings or extensive?
    explain the steps in the formation of satellites and ring. Why don’t Venus or Earth have rings or extensive satellite systems?

    • ANSWER:
      Rings form when a satellite gets close enough that tidal stress can overcome its internal gravity and chemical bonds, and it breaks up into fragments. This is known as the Roche limit.

      Rings are typically unstable – the fragments deorbit within a short time, geologically speaking. Even the magnificent structures around Saturn are thought to be only a few million years old.

      Satellites can form in a number of ways. Either (as in the case of the larger moons around Saturn and Jupiter) forming from the same cloud that the planet coalesced from, or by being captured by the planet at some point. There’s a third process, collision, that produced our own moon, but it’s likely a unique event in our solar system.

      Unless the main planet vastly outweighs the moons, there are tendencies towards instability in the satellite system as well. For the smaller planets, neighbouring planets will also perturb any satellite orbits enough to affect them. In the case of the Earth, the Moon pretty much restricts the stable orbits to the L4 and L5 regions of its orbit. There is some gravel and small rocks in there, but nothing of note.

  12. QUESTION:
    How does a planet get rings? Can Earth have some in the future?
    Could you get an entire sphere of rings around a planet?

    • ANSWER:
      If it was a sphere than they wouldn’t be rings. The rings usually form around the equatorial planar extent in space. There are several ways that a planet can get its rings. One way is if space debris enters the Roche limit where tidal forces brake apart the object or large impacts can cause the debris to be ejected into space and form a planetary ring. The rings form in line with the equator due to the centrifugal force which is greatest at the equator. It’s sort of like when you spin a ball in water. The water is ejected at the circumference of the ball where it spins the fastest (the equator). This is why the rings are usually aligned with the equator of the planets. So, no, you can not get a spherical cloud of space debris, the centrifugal forces will cause it to form a ring at the equatorial planar extent. For earth to have rings, the most likely event that would have to occur is a giant impact like the Mars-sized planet that slammed into earth to form the moon. I don’t think that you want to be bombarded with a piece of space debris around that size. For one, it has the potential to destroy the entire planet depending on the angle of impact and either way the advent of extinction comes to all life on earth. The chances of an impact like this now is extremely rare and I don’t think that earth will have planetary rings in the future.

  13. QUESTION:
    When I Play Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth, My units randomly Die. What’s the Cause?
    When I play Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth (not 2) My units all of a sudden Die. Or during a skrimish match, Base and units die. Why does this happen? Or is it the way I play the game?

    • ANSWER:
      same happend to me.. i think it started doing that ever since i change either the graphic settings or some setting and it said “are you sure, it can ruin the game play”. i didnt care so i just click yes and then my units started to randomly die. so i would get mad whenever i play online and i just randomly die so i re-installed it and everything went back to normal.

  14. QUESTION:
    What if our planet have rings surrounding our planet earth..?
    What if our planet have rings, like planet saturn.. Do you think it is safe to live if our earth have rings..

    • ANSWER:
      Saturn’s rings are made mostly out of tiny ice particles and some dust. This would be safe rings around earth, though gradually they would fall down. But vaporize within Earth’s atmosphere. Even meter sized ice would not hit the ground. So, yes, it would be save.

      There is a very nice visualzation of living beneath rings on Earth, by the way:

      Amazing how it would appear!

  15. QUESTION:
    After we send enough junk into orbit to make a solid ring around the earth and glue all the pieces together?
    (and smooth it out a little probably) to make a giant race track, what kind of vehicles will we drive on it? I don’t think most conventional earth cars would work out there. How about Moon Rovers?
    billruss, any nation that can’t solve those little problems does not deserve to have a giant race track/skateboard park all the way around the planet. What ever happened to Yankee Ingenuity and American Know-How?

    • ANSWER:
      read a science fiction story called “Ring World” it is famous and imagines such a thing

      what are the “rings of saturn?

      learn and think, good imagination

  16. QUESTION:
    lord of the rings battle for middle earth I,i lose after 3 minutes?
    lord of the rings battle for middle earth I,i lose after 3 minutes.
    is there any solution?

    • ANSWER:
      Your going to have to give me a lot more information then just that. I need to know which campaign you are doing, and where you are at when you lose.

  17. QUESTION:
    why does jupiter have rings and the earth doesnt?
    at my school we have to design a project and come up with something. and my project is why does the earth not have rings and jupiter does? i really need help with these

    • ANSWER:
      The Sun would melt the ice and the solar wind would get rid of the dust. The Earth is just too close to the Sun. Also, Jupiter’s gravity is much stronger than Earth’s gravity.

  18. QUESTION:
    What would happen if a comet got caught by Earth’s gravity and became a moon?
    Would the ice and dust being ejected by the comet create a ring around the Earth with a bulge where the comet nucleus was? And how long would it last before all the comet’s ices melt?
    This has nothing to do with the asteroid.

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    If the Earth had a visible set of rings, how would life have evolved differently?
    If Earth had a visible, and beautiful, set of rings that was somehow permanent (or at least until the sun died), how would life have evolved differently?

    • ANSWER:
      Life might evolve to use the rings to navigate by.

  20. QUESTION:
    The Lord of the Rings The Battle for Middle earth 1?
    i just would like too know if the original lord of the rings battle for middle earth requires a disk to play.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, but you can download an executable that mistakes the game into thinking you have the disk (known as a crack) here:

      http://m0001.gamecopyworld.com/games/pc_lotr_battle_for_middle-earth.shtml

      simply download the file, and copy and paste it into your installed directory.

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any games like Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth?
    Don’t answer the second game of Battle for Middle Earth. I want another game that’s like lord of the rings but a different view. Like it’s whole different thing but still a real time strategy game. I’m asking if there are other games that involved the medieval/renaissance times or any other times in the past that doesn’t involve much of modern technology.

    • ANSWER:
      Could you be mroe specific on what you like about LOTR besides medieval era? I can name alot of RTS games that are medival, but I’d need to know more. Here are some Old age War games I’ve heard good things about and/or enjoy playing.

      Warcraft 3 RoC/TFT
      Total War
      Black and White 2
      Age of Mythology
      Dragonshard
      The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

      Thoes are all I can make. Good luck

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there a name for that earth ring thing in HALO? is there anything important i should know about it?
    Plz and thank you.
    oh so the game is named after the ring earth.
    and a weapon?
    i play halo and i just never understood, noob.

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    What would happen if Earth had rings?
    So I’ve been wondering, what would happen if Earth had rings like Saturn? I can’t find any answers on the internet, so I need real answers. Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing would happen

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you make maps on the lrd of the rings;battle for middle earth?
    I want to kow how to make maps for the battle for middle earth!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the game directory and you will find an exe file called
      world builder or something like.

  25. QUESTION:
    How would the Earth be affected if it had rings like Saturn?
    How would the Earth be affected if it had rings like Saturn? and how would it affect us?

    • ANSWER:
      A ring system would not be an impossibility on Earth. A ring system is also not an impossibility with a moon. Indeed Saturn has at least 63 substantially sized moons as well as the rings. The rings of Saturn are also very light, and are probably no more than a metre or so in thickness.

      It is thought that the fate of at least one of the moons of Mars will be to break up and form a ring of debris around the planet. This cannot happen with our own moon, because rather than getting closer to the Earth, it is actually receding. The main effect of a ring around the Earth would be the casting of a shadow over where the Earth is tilting. If the ring was tilted southwards in the daytime for example, the southern hemisphere would have sunlight wholly or partially blocked out, resulting in a drop in average temperature and affecting weather and tide patterns.

  26. QUESTION:
    How close would the moon have to be to Earth to enter its Roche limit?
    Will the Earth ever have rings like Saturn if the moon gets close enough?
    You’re right for now Qualkar, but that will change over time.

    • ANSWER:
      Using the formula from the source and looking up the sizes and density of the Earth and Moon, I calculate this:

      About 1.4 times the radius of the Earth, or 9,496 kilometers.

      That is the distance between the centers of the two bodies. Subtracting the radius of the Earth and Moon, the two surfaces would be 1,381 kilometers apart. That is about 830 miles.

  27. QUESTION:
    If Lord of the Rings battle for middle earth 2 demo works on my computer… Will the full game work???
    I want to buy lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 and i have the demo installed and it is working. I am wondering if the full game will work but I do not know what is my graphic card. Please Help Me!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      That’s one of the purposes of a demo. To see if your computer will be able to support the full game’s graphics. So if the demo works, the full game is guaranteed to work.

  28. QUESTION:
    lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 trainer dont work?
    i cant get lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 trainers to work i open it and lord of the rings i press the key but it dont work? help

    • ANSWER:
      I could help you if I knew what a trainer on the game was. Not to sure what you’re talking about right now

  29. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me how to make lord of the ring middle earth work on my computer?
    I just copy it from my friend computer via Flash memory his computer work but mind don’t . when i open it, it said ( This application has failed to started because d2dx9_27.dll was not found) so can anybody help me out here ?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    What would Earth be like if it had rings around it?
    Would having rings like Saturn have had an effect on how Earth developed and how people/animals/plants evolved?
    Thanks for the great answers, I appreciate it!

    • ANSWER:
      The trouble is that rings are tough to create and maintain. For Earth to create rings, it would have to have something (probably a comet or similar small body) get close enough to it to be ripped apart by it tidal forces, thus creating the particles that the rings are made of. The distance from the center of the planet in question after which an object is torn apart is called the Roche limit. The Roche limit for the average comet to be torn apart by Earth’s gravity is about 17,880 km. That means that the average comet would have to get within about 11,500 km of the Earth’s surface in order for rings to form, which is unlikely.

      After being torn apart, the remaining particles would have to establish a stable orbit, which is also quite unlikely. The reason that planets like Saturn and Jupiter are able to have such stable rings is that they have many moons. Those moons’ gravity keeps the rings from straying too far away from their planet, or from being pulled into it. This process is called shepherding. Our moon is a great deal farther from Earth than any rings would have to be upon formation, so I don’t think it would be practical for maintaining stable rings. Rings tend to form around gas giants, which are very massive and often have many moons.

      If Earth did have rings, somehow, I doubt it would have very much affected evolution, except in a chaos-theory everything-affects-everything sense. Someone said they thought we’d be able to discover new elements in the rings. This is highly unlikely, because any undiscovered elements (at this point) can be expected to be very massive and unstable, and rings come from comets and meteors being torn up, which are made of ice and dust, not rare, unstable elements. If the rings were visible from Earth (though I’m unsure of the likelihood of that), it would certainly have effected human culture and the like. It’s so unlikely, though, that it can be hard to tell what the implications would be.

      Also, there would still be tides. …Unless, of course, you mean that there would be rings instead of a moon, but I don’t know why you would assume that, since moons are actually helpful for maintaining rings.

  31. QUESTION:
    Where can I get Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth 2 on PC?
    I am looking to buy lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 and its expansion on pc but am having trouble finding it in stores, does anyone know where i can get my hands on it? I live in US btw

    • ANSWER:
      I have both. I got them from GameStop.com

  32. QUESTION:
    Could I still buy Lord of the rings battlegames middle earth miniatures?
    I know that they are now pretty old and are no longer available in shops but can I still find all the issues at a gamesworkshop store?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah check out that site or check out sale websites like ebay that sell loads of stuff no matter old nor new hope that helped!

  33. QUESTION:
    How do u charge the earth ring in star ocean: the last hope?

    • ANSWER:
      once you get to En II, there’s a girl you can talk to who can charge all of the rings.

  34. QUESTION:
    why cant i install (lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2) on my vista home premium laptop?
    i have a fujitsu siemens amilo li1718 laptop with vista home premium.i bought lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 for my lapotp. unfortuantley it gets to 65% when it is tryin to install worldbuilder.exe and says it cant copy from media device. what do i need to do to get it working. any ideas? THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Purchase another copy

  35. QUESTION:
    Game help for the lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 problems?
    hi i need help i just bought the lord of the rings the battle for middle earth 2 and i can use create a hero but when i click on play skirmish tutourial or campaing it loads compleatly closes down and asks me to send an error report pls help me! best answer gets 50 points i just want to pay that game!!!

    • ANSWER:
      i though you already bought the game? why do you want to pay it?

  36. QUESTION:
    Is Lord of the Rings Battle for Middle Earth avaliable on PC?
    i have the 2nd Battel for Middle Earth on xbox 360. but for those kinda games (strategy)id rather have them on computer. easier to sellect people and stuff like that u know. so are the both for computer? or just 1? or none. 10 points

    • ANSWER:
      you can get the collectors that has both games and the expansion pack for the second one for PC at best buy and most likely any other place of the sort. when i got it it was around most likely has gone down by now.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have mercury marques 2000.Now can you tell me what a tone ring & earth magnet are and where there at?
    I’m having trouble with mercury marques and I was told to clean my tone ring &earth magnet and I have no idea what they look like. thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Neither does the idiot who decided to pull your chain. If it was someone on Y/A I apologize for their stupid idea of a joke and advise you to repost the problem. If it was someone in your circle of acquaintances tell them you need to borrow their left handed monkey wrench and sky hook to do the work with, then post the problem on Y/A.

  38. QUESTION:
    What causes the direction of the ring current in the Earth’s magnetosphere?
    what causes the westward direction of the ring current?
    is it the curvature or gradient drift?
    is it the polarization drift?
    is it all of them?

    • ANSWER:
      The ring current is one of the major current systems in the Earth’s magnetosphere. It circles the Earth in the equatorial plane and is generated by the longitudinal drift of energetic (10 to 200 keV) charged particles trapped on field lines between L ~ 2 and 7. During geomagnetic storms, ring current particle fluxes are dramatically increased, with the peak enhancements occurring in the inner ring current (at L < 4). The quiet-time ring current consists predominantly of H+, while the storm-time ring current also contains a significant component of ionospheric O+, whose contribution to ring current energy density may even exceed that of H+ for brief periods near the maximum of particularly intense storms.

      The formation of the storm-time ring current has been attributed to two different processes: (i) the injection of plasma into the inner magnetosphere during the expansion phase of magnetospheric substorms and (ii) increased convective transport of charged particles from the nightside plasma sheet deep (L < 4) into the inner magnetosphere as a result of an intensification of the Earth's dawn-dusk convection electric field during extended periods of strong southward IMF. The present understanding of ring current formation tends to favor the enhanced convection model over the substorm plasma injection model; however, it is recognized that substorms, while not the primary driver, nonetheless play a significant role in the growth of the storm-time ring current (e. g., by energizing ions in the near- Earth plasma sheet prior to their transport into the ring current).

  39. QUESTION:
    What is the name of the radioactive ring around earth?

    • ANSWER:
      Van Allen radiation belt

  40. QUESTION:
    The Lord of the Rings Battle for middle earth 2 cd problems?
    I recently installed my old copy of battle for middle earth 2 on my mac using crossover games application, the installation went fine but when i try to load the game, it says “cannot locate the cd please insert the correct cd and restart the application” or something like and ive done it loads, uninstalled reinstalled it and nothing. Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      If you are having problems installing Lord of the Rings with CrossOver Games, please submit an email support ticket at: http://www.codeweavers.com/support/

      You can also browse the forum for this application to see if there has been anything written about this application at: http://www.codeweavers.com/compatibility/browse/name/?app_id=7001

      It appears that this application has not yet been tested with CrossOver Games.

  41. QUESTION:
    The Q factor and damping force of the Earth?
    a) It has been stated that the vibrating earth has a resonance period of 53 min and a Q factor of about 405 and that after a large earthquake, the earth “rings” (continues to vibrate) for about 2 months. Find the fraction of the energy of vibration lost to damping forces during each cycle.

    b) What is the fraction of earth’s original energy of vibration 4 days after an eqarthquake?

    • ANSWER:
      “Physically speaking, Q is 2Pi times the ratio of the total energy stored divided by the energy lost in a single cycle” (see reference), i.e. to find the fraction of the energy of vibration lost to damping forces during each cycle you have to find 2Pi/Q.

      The energy left after time t is equal to exp(-2Pi t/(QT)), where t = 4days = 5760 min and T=53 min, i.e. exp(-1.6)~0.185

  42. QUESTION:
    Is the battle for middle earth 2 expansion compatible with the non-expanded game?
    Hi,

    My brother has the Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II for PC. I would like to be able to play multiplayer with him, but it does not seem to be sold any more. However, it is sold with the expansion pack The Rise of the Witch King.

    Does anyone know if network play is possible between the game with the expansion and the game without the expansion?

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      if you install BFME 2 onto your computer then u can install the expansion even if your brother has it too….. however because you need the disk to play the game only one of you will be able to play one version at a time, this means you wont be able to play online together because they are different versions (the one with the expansion will have features that the original doesnt)… sorry
      but u can if u both buy the expansion, but only one version of the original they u will both be able to network with the expansion……
      (me and my friend did this)

      ps. if u have any questions or problems e-mail me at messymilkshake2@hotmail.com

  43. QUESTION:
    For DC and Marvel fans, what do you think would happen to Earth if Hulk used a red power ring?
    I read that the red power ring works by its user being full of rage so what would happen to people on Earth if the Hulk used one. Would heroes or villains be powerful enough to stop him?

    • ANSWER:
      It would take a whole league of super heroes to stop him.The villains and the super heroes would have to join together and take him down. Hulk is tough enough already give him the red power ring and he is indestructable!

  44. QUESTION:
    What is the cheapest way possible to purchase the lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 expansion pack?
    I need to purchase rise of the which king but everywhere I look it’s redicilously expansive. I just need to know the best place to buy it, does EA still do direct download for it? If so how do I do that?

    • ANSWER:
      Try at the #1 site for purchasing everything around the world since over 16 years

      http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=gananci-20

  45. QUESTION:
    In Lord of the Rings, is Middle Earth a continent or a whole world?
    When the elves leave, are they simply going to another continent or are they going to a supernatural other world? Can anyone go?

    • ANSWER:
      From what I remember, when Tolkien created Middle-Earth (the world of mortals) it was supposed to be likened to our Earth (the whole world), except that his stories took place during a fictional period of time and the names and locations were fictional. Middle-Earth was primarily the home for mortals, though there were some Elves that lived in/on Middle-Earth that had not yet “crossed over the sea” .

      When the Elves leave, they are going to another continent. This continent was called Aman,and the Elves had to travel across the Belegaer (a large body of water, often called the Great Sea) to get there. In the books, I don’t think they make mention that Aman is a continent, but is made to seem as though it’s another “world”. If you were to ever read more into Tolkien’s studies, there is a lot of information to be found on the languages and places mentioned in his books. Aman is said to be a continent to the west of Middle-Earth, and Middle-Earth is but one continent of Tolkien’s “Earth” called Arda. Within Aman are several realms, like Valinor (or the Undying Lands, though Aman is sometimes also referred to by this), the home of the Ainur (spirits), Valar (similar to angels), Maiar (kind of like “lesser” angels) and three races of Elves: Vanyar, some Noldor, and some Teleri.

      Aman and all of its realms was eventually made unreachable by Men, and only Elves were granted passage after Numenor was destroyed. Only immortal beings and souls were allowed entrance into Valinor. However, in the last book of the Lord of the Rings, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins–and Samwise Gamgee much later, if I remember correctly– are given permission to enter Valinor by the Valar, because they were all bearers of the One Ring.

  46. QUESTION:
    How much can i get for lord of the rings battle for middle earth 2 at gamestop?
    The game costs used how much trade credit do you think gamestop will give me for it?

    • ANSWER:
      PRE-OWNED: .99
      DIGITAL: .99

  47. QUESTION:
    Is Lord of the Rings Battle for middle earth offline?
    I am looking for a decent RPG game that is offline, i have Oblivion and am bored of it at the moment. I found Lord of the Rings Battle for middle earth and i dont know if it is offiline.

    Any Suggestions and is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is offline

      But it isnt an RPG its an RTS

  48. QUESTION:
    Did you know if everyone on the planet held hands and formed a ring around the earth?
    2 thirds of them would drown?

    • ANSWER:
      hahahaha, never thought about that! :P

  49. QUESTION:
    what catapult has furthest range on lord of the rings middle earth?
    Humans, Dwarves, others?

    • ANSWER:
      damn you’re a dork

  50. QUESTION:
    Is the lord of the rings battle for middle earth gone forever?
    Ok so recently i tried to log into bfme2 ( battle for middle earth 2) and it says connection timed out, so i went on google and looked up the problem and it says they shut down the server on december 31 2010/january 2011 midnights….does anyone know if the server is coming back?

    • ANSWER:
      No, not coming back. It’s shut down permanently, the game was not doing well and they decided it was not worth keeping the servers up.