Thyroid and tinnitus

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Yes- I've read in several places the link between thyroid disorders and tinnitus. I have hashi's and was having tinnitus really, really bad prior to starting synthroid. I only get it occasionally now.
But since you've got a hypothyroid, which ANY thyroid problem will cause tinnitus as one of the major symtoms, it could very well be that your medicine isn't doing the job, despite your TSH being "within limits." See, blood tests can sometimes be a rather faulty way of determining whether your thyroid is functioning normally, rather symptoms have to be paid attention to equally. In general, getting the thyroid replacement meds right is tricky. 2.
Otherwise food allergies, severe anemia, and high blood cholesterol can also cause tinnitus and muscle and body ache. It can also be chronic fatigue syndrome. Please take a second opinion from another ENT. Take care!
I have tinnitus since my flu shot two years ago, and now after two years associate with numb in my ear, anfd face, nose bleeding, thyroid defficiency, ringind in my ears and headackes. My doctor said is nothing can do except wait to get better (how?), MRI and neuro test was made with negative results. I wonder if my allergies cause this symtom, and I still have some kind of bacteria in my inner nose or sinnus.
5 mg of methimazole (tapazole) to keep my hyperactive thyroid (now in remission) and graves disease (very slight now) in control. i'm thinking about buying some otc stuff to see if that works. anyone have any ideas on what it could be? i do listen to loud loud music when at my cardio kickboxing class, however, i am away now and haven't been there since may 10, and i still have the ringing or noise, like a sharp tuning fork noise or the noise from a hearing test.
Ménière's disease. Otosclerosis. Thyroid disease. Most tinnitus that comes and goes (intermittent) does not require medical treatment. You may need to see your doctor if tinnitus occurs with other symptoms, does not get better or go away, or is in only one ear. There may not be a cure for tinnitus, but your doctor can help you learn how to live with the problem and make sure a more serious problem is not causing your symptoms. The following tips may help you reduce symptoms of tinnitus.
I have had a thyroid issue for 9 years and I have dealt with Tinnitus on and off throughout. Last night I woke up with major ringing in my left ear and I would say a 25% loss in hearing. I went to the doctor this morning they do believe it may be caused by the Thyroid since I am way off still on my labwork results. Also, I do notice and I don't know if this is part of it but when I drink alcohol I tend to get the ringing that night and last night I had a glass of wine while out.
This is the first time I got tinnitus. I sure hope the tinnitus will go away when my thyroid levels get back to normal.
I too have tinnitus and low thyroid. There are times that the tinnitus is almost unbearable and it is all I can think about. There are other times that I forget it's there or it reduces in its level and I don't hear it. I read someone say they stopped their caffeine. I think I am going to try this also. Taking the thyroid medications doesn't seem to help. You mentioned multivitamins, do they contain caffeine?
Hi, I was wondering if an enlarged Thyroid or any thyroid condition can cause tinnitus ?? Since my thyroid enlarged, I've had bad ear ringing, sometimes 2-3 different tone levels, at the same time. At first it was off & on, but since Jan 08, it's been constent non stop tinnitus 24-7, that's driving me insane. Has anyone had tinnitus issues, with thyroid that can share some feedback.
SO, has anyone heard or experienced tinnitus as a side effect of thyroid supplementation ????? I have searched this site and the internet for weeks and have found nothing regarding this. Thanks.
Zinc supplements can lead to decreased levels of magnesium and potassium. Besides low magnesium as a cause of tinnitus, a potassium and sodium imbalance is another possible cause of tinnitus.
A lot of people report tinnitus when they are hypo. It's unlikely that your previous med "stopped working"; more likely that you needed an increase or that you needed to add a source of T3 to it. Many report that when their thyroid levels are right for them, the tinnitus goes away. Do you have recent lab results? If so, please post them (TSH, FT3 and FT4, along with the reference ranges, since these vary from lab to lab, so must come from your own report.
Personally, I've had tinnitus for the majority of my life and can't attribute it to thyroid, but we've had some members who have had thyroid related tinnitus. When thyroid levels are optimized the tinnitus, typically, goes away. Elevated TPOab would be a basis for a diagnosis of Hashimoto's. There's another antibody test you might want to ask for, as well, that would also confirm Hashimoto's. That's Thyroglobulin Antibodies (TGab).
I hear the sound of wind blowing in my right ear, and it pulsates with my heart beat, I have been to an ear nose and throat specialist and she told me that I do have pulsatile tinnitus. I had a CT scan done, looking for tumors, and all was good. She told me I'm fine and have nothing to worry about, but then why is this happeneing? I'ts been almsot 4 years now. Ive been reading up on it and everywhere I read it tells me there can be many different causes, not just tumors, for this condition.
The tests you are undergoing will help your ENT diagnose the and treat the right ear hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss typically occurs with some underlying problem of the eardrum or middle ear space. The heartbeat sound is actually quite common. The possibility of tumor or AVM is highly unlikely. Follow your physician's advice and continue with the recommended testing.
Extremely loud pulsatile tinnitus in right ear (and I can now slightly hear it in my left ear as well), seven sinus infections in 7 months, severe pain in right shoulder, elbow and wrist, pain in lumbar region of back including fatty tumors, pain in my tail-bone that makes sitting painful, pain in back of legs and hips. I amy almost always nauseated and throw up at least 3 times a month. TMJ . Constant tingiling in right leg down to small toe, headaches, Goiter, athsma has worsened.
Hello, what valuable info. Thanks for sharing! I am going to order "The Thyroid Diet" right now! I have also found that Tai-Chi helps. I have always been into exercise, but I had to cut back dramatically since becoming ill. I am just now getting into a pilates/walking routine, and I plan on reinstating my gym membership next week. I, too, have ear issues: pressure, pain, congestion and sometimes bleeding from the left ear.
(I do have quite a lot of hearing loss, especially in my left ear) but I am wondering if treating the thyroid problem will also help the tinnitus and vertigo. When I mentioned this to the ENT doctor and nurse they both made me feel like I was really, really stupid for even suggesting it. I would like to know if they can somehow be related and if treating the hashimoto thyroiditis will help the tinnitus and vertigo before I go to the expense of buying hearing aids.
if my pressure is up again then it is a good sign i have ITP besides the other symptoms i have that point to ICP - waking in morning with horrible throbbing headaches that get relieved once i am upright for a while sometimes takes half hour for it to go away once i rise then the pulsatile tinnitus and high ringing in my right ear and the dizziness and naseau. I called my NS today to let them know i want to be tested for ICP. i will let you know what happens after dr. visits.
Actually, too much calcium from too much vitamin D can cause tinnitus and many other drugs can cause tinnitus and there is no real evidence for Vitamin D (low) causing hair loss or adding Vitamin D and gaining hair. However, hypothyroidism will cause hair loss and tinnitus. But you say your TSH is normal? So it may be due to some other drug you are taking or low iron or magnesium can cause hair loss. One in five people get tinnitus. So, it is hard to pinpoint the cause.
The latest thing is tinnitus, I hear my heartbeat and a swooshing in my ears. Is that related to menopause? I did go to my doctor, she didn't feel that it was anything serious since I do not have any risk factors for heart/artery disease, don't have high blood pressure and am otherwise in very good health. Should I be concerned?
In the last 9 months, it has been accompanied by headaches and tinnitus. The tinnitus is mainly ringing in the left ear, but occurs in both ears. I also notice that I sometimes get a gravely voice in the afternoon. This does not happen every day. At first, I thought the thickening in my throat and gravely voice may be an allergy, but now I wonder if the neuropathy, the tinnitus, gravely voice and headaches are related. A good rest helps the condition as does limiting stress.
71- 180 I have been having increase heart rate, nervousness, increased blood pressure, and since February tinnitus. My nephrologist did this routine blood test and suggested I contact my gp. When I did she wasn't concerned at all . I told her I was. She couldnt decide if I needed increase or decrease and went w increase of Synthroid. To say the least, I am concerned about her decision. Please help. What are your thoughts?
I have a few symptoms that began at various times (years apart) so I didn't believe the symptoms to be related until I read a post on another website (see below). My symptoms are almost identical but not nearly as severe (I have posted an extract in case the other website goes down). In particular the dizziness, "brain fog" (described below), head rush with first bite of food and tinnitus are particularily discomforting. Can anyone suggest a cause/s for these symptoms?
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