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The clicking is actually worse on the opposite ear ironically. Stretching the neck doesn't slow the clicking down. However breathing slowly sometimes does. Lying on my back makes it stronger.

How is an osteopath different than a chiropractor? They adjust bones too.
08-26-2016 07:52 PM
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I'm on the third day of a water fast. So far my ears have less pressure. The TMJ bone seems as if it has contracted out of my ear. I currently have a lot of pressure near my sinuses. I also suffer from a lot of post nasal drip. A few more days and my ear pain will be a non-issue. I've done a water fast before, but 7 I only went 4-5 days. This time I plan on going 14 days water fasting + 7 smoothie fasting + 7 days eating greens. I also have an appointment for a chiropractor tomorrow. I plan on having them readjust my tmj, and I also want to consider Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), it is said to relax your muscles near the jaw. I'll try to document my progress for everyone. Hopefully, I can last the 14 days water fasting. I've heard the first 3 days are difficult, but after you reach the Ketosis stage. By water fasting I am eliminating my body of any toxins and inflammation that may be lingering around.
09-06-2016 01:53 PM
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Props my man, good to see people taking concrete steps to try and overcome this condition.
Keep us posted on your progress, if you see positive results, I will give it a go myself.
The hyperacusis I'm dealing with is annoying but I can handle it most days, it's the fucking clicking/pressure/tenderness I have in mostly my left ear on an ongoing basis, that is more debillitating.
I know it's at least partly sinus related, as I do have sinuses with pressure and pain around my eyes sometimes, and I often feel like my Eustachian tubes are not opening properly, which suggests I may have glue ear.
I also have a touch of nasal drip which I'm sure isn't helping the ears and sinuses, so reducing inflammation seems like the way to go alright.
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Quote:Props my man, good to see people taking concrete steps to try and overcome this condition.
Keep us posted on your progress, if you see positive results, I will give it a go myself.
The hyperacusis I'm dealing with is annoying but I can handle it most days, it's the fucking clicking/pressure/tenderness I have in mostly my left ear on an ongoing basis, that is more debillitating.
I know it's at least partly sinus related, as I do have sinuses with pressure and pain around my eyes sometimes, and I often feel like my Eustachian tubes are not opening properly, which suggests I may have glue ear.
I also have a touch of nasal drip which I'm sure isn't helping the ears and sinuses, so reducing inflammation seems like the way to go alright.

Will do. I just hope I'm not a skeleton at the end of it all. According to data I've dug up, I will lose at least 5lbs of pure muscle. I expect to gain it all back eventually. By the way, if you fast don't do any strenuous exercises - that's what did me in last time. Also, drink plenty of fluids and make sure to do activities that require light amounts of activity.
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09-06-2016 09:21 PM
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@numanist How's it going with the water fast?
I've taken to eating raw ginger and cloves daily now as both are apprarently very effective at reducing inflammation.
I've read cases of people with ear tubes issues and even tinnitus clearing up completely after a few weeks of eating raw ginger, so am going to keep at it.
Neither are particularly palatable, but that said, I think your mouth and tongue start to acclimatise to these hot strong flavours after a while.
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09-14-2016 07:24 AM
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^^^
Not a bad idea.

I quit the water fast after 5 days because the work office had a potluck. I just couldn't help myself and I didn't really notice any real difference.

I'm now doing a dry fast for 3 days, and a smoothie fast for 7 days. During the dry fast, I noticed a difference because dry fasts eliminate water retention. I've also been going to the sauna and hot tub.
09-14-2016 11:41 PM
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After reading this thread, I became more aware of my surroundings. In a major city, the shrieking of brakes in unbelievable - once you become aware of it.

I bought these earplugs for cycling around. They only cut out dangerous frequencies, but allow you to pay attention to your surroundings. They're great.

Cerca $15 for a set of three. They also come with a case that attaches to your keys. That has actually turned out to be really useful, as I have them on me at all times.

They were designed for listening to live music, so great for clubs and shows also. Very discrete look.


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09-24-2016 10:14 AM
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I've done some self diagnosis and finally I think I've found out what condition I have (as well as Hyperacusis).
Patulous Eustachian Tube, an unpleasant condition where the eustachian tube(s) remain open, causing discomfort, tenderness, fullness, 'clicking' and sometimes tinnitus and an echoey effect of your own voice when you speak.
Mine is not a severe case, but on a bad day I have almost all of these symptoms and on those days it's pretty damn depressing, the Hyperacusis is a lesser complaint compared to this thing.
Anyway, am going to keep up as healthy a lifestyle as I can, and see how it goes.
For some people apparently it subsides and resolves itself in time, but for others it can persist.
I'm going to do everything I can to ensure I'm in the first category and nuke this bitch from orbit.
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(07-28-2016 10:05 AM)Speculation Wrote:  There's a short term 'cure' for Tinnitus that made the 'Best Of' list on Reddit:

Quote:Place the palms of your hands over your ears with fingers resting gently on the back of your head. Your middle fingers should point toward one another just above the base of your skull. Place your index fingers on top of you middle fingers and snap them (the index fingers) onto the skull making a loud, drumming noise. Repeat 40-50 times. Some people experience immediate relief with this method. Repeat several times a day for as long as necessary to reduce tinnitus.

There's various theories for why this works. Some people think that it directly stimulates the ear via vibration through the skull. The nerves no longer receive signals from the killed off 'hairs' that normally pick up certain frequencies so instead send 'ghost signals' to the brain which is interpreted as the ringing white noise of tinnitus. When those nerves are directly stimulated they recalibrate and stop sending the ghost signals.

Anyway, I've found it works for me.

Good fucking God! This just reduced the ringing in both my ears by a significant amount!

I've had horrible tinnitus in both ears for decades.

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Gentlemen, I may have mentioned this website before but it really is a godsend for anyone suffering from Tinnitus or Hyperacusis or related conditions.
This page alone is a brilliant overview of these conditions and what can be done to help, it's written by a guy who competely cured his Hyperacusis and made significant progress with his Tinnitus, so definitely worth your time to read.
Sound Enrichment Therapy using White Noise Generators seems like one of the more effective ways to help both Tinnitus and Hyperacusis.
That will be the next step for myself in trying to resolve my Hyperacusis.
I also have popping/clicking ears, pressure and tenderness which is frustrating and can be debillitating but I've heard that improves in line with your Hyperacusis/Tinnitus, so no time like the present to get started on this.
https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/an-...tus.12100/
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11-22-2016 09:33 AM
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So...has anyone else had persistent ringing in their ears go away after a couple weeks or so? I am...not in a good place right now and could use some hope. Trying to stay positive and have faith in my body to heal like Chaos and amity have said but it's difficult. I am scared, more than ever in my life honestly.

Soonest audiologist/ENT/whatever appointment I could get is for this coming Wednesday. On the night of the 8th I noticed a faint ringing, a few days later on Saturday night it suddenly got worse and I was up until almost 6 am unable to sleep. Sunday night I had a panic attack. I have been resting my ears as best I can and resumed my multi-vitamin and magnesium supplements. Just got some more zinc today, fuck it, why not right? Believe it or not that Lipo-flavonoid stuff is actually taking the edge off for me, I had heard it was nothing but snake oil, so I'm hopeful it's not permanent noise related tinnitus since it probably wouldn't do anything in that case.

I'm not really sure how it could be from noise but I am worried it is. I've been to maybe half a dozen loud music events ever and to the club exactly twice. I've been consistently using headphones for almost 2.5 years now and thought I was always being careful with the volume. The last thing I did before the faint ringing was some music on some speakers at what I thought was a reasonable volume. I used headphones a couple times in the following days. I mean I'm not some idiot who blasts music at levels that shake the earth. 70-85 decibels at most and for 1-2.5 hours at a time for the most part...how the fuck could my inner ear already be badly damaged? I guess headphones are really just bad no matter what. As far as I'm concerned I'm never touching them again.

I don't notice any hearing loss or damage. I'm 28. Is it possible for me to recover from this? I'm really hoping this is one big warning from my ears that I can learn from.
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I just found this thread since Roosh closed a recent one that was a dupe. I could swear I already commented on this subject years ago on this forum, but since I can't find those comments, I'll put my thought here now.

I have had tinnitus longer than most of you have been alive. I've had it over half my life. It manifests itself as a toneless "hisssssss." It's the same sound you used to hear when you snapped off those old-fashioned analog TVs. It's like a "thinner" more trebly version of the white noise effect found in the sound editing program Audacity.

It never got worse. But it never went away either. It seems to germinate from "beyond" my eardrums inside my head. It's actually different than ringing in the ears, which I get after a concert.

Mine came on after a nasty flu. But I'd had years of sinus, ear, and lung problems and it's likely all of that is what caused it. It's low enough in volume that I don't hear it unless I concentrate or the room is totally silent. I sleep with a noisemaker.

Whatever the case, if I can live with it, you can. It totally freaked me out at first. But you get used to it. Life could be worse. I know people who have/had chronic endless back pain (and are now being denied pain pills). I see veterans with missing limbs. I have relatives who lost their vision. I once went through a period where I hand constant tingling in my hands, probably because of a herniated cervical disc. That was 100 times worse.

All told, although permanent ringing in your ears seems horrific, if it's not that loud it's not the worst thing you can experience.

One final thing: Audiologists were useless. My hearing is perfect, so they didn't know how to assess my problem. They could not make the connection between sinus troubles and ear infections back when I was young, although that seems pretty clear now.

Also, nothing worked. I tried various remedies, but they were all useless. Then again, as I said, it never worsened, so I can at least go to concerts and listen to headphones with no worries of deafness.

And despite the tinnitus, I still have ears like a dog. When I worked in an office with my ex-wife, I could actually recognize her footsteps (as well as those of some of my other co-workers) without having to look up. That's how acute my sense of hearing is. So at least I'm not going deaf.

PS: When I first got really depressed about this, I'd console myself thinking that all the rock stars I loved probably had it. That turned out to be more or less true, it seems. They probably have it worse, too. You can be around blasting amps for years on end without creating problems for your ears.
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This is a GREAT thread. Thanks to everyone whose made positive posts here.

I've been suffering tinnitus for the past couple of months since some dentistry and it's been pissing me off.

I found a study that noted the only correlation between patients that showed remission from tinnitus was a lack of depression (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358289/).

Interesting. I joined a few facebook support groups and my feed filled up with victimhood and negativity, even the intentionally positive ones.

I even got booted from one group for highlighting the negativity, so I started my own.

If anyone's interested, drop me a message.
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