I simply can not believe how bad the tinnitus has been lately. First, I got that dang pinging sound….drives me insane.
Last night my left ear started roaring so loud I couldn’t concentrate. I get loud noises and squealing sometimes, but that never last that long. Usually, I just have this electronic sounding hum…annoying enough, but I’ve gotten used to it. But the noise last night lasted for hours. I was surprised I fell asleep, but I think it simply exhausted me, and it was a steady noise and I’ve found those aren’t as hard to sleep with. That pinging sound, now that keeps me awake. Every time I start to doze off, PING, and I am startled awake. I swear it’s getting worse.
I went to see Dr. Kaylie yesterday. He’s my otolaryngologist. He’s optimistic because I had such good results from my blood patch at the beginning, but he thinks I may need another patch. He was going to be meeting with Dr. Gray last night to discuss their patients. (they now have 22 patients together. I don’t think they all have Meniere’s. I am only one of 2 that have Bi-lateral Meniere’s.
He told a story of a woman who was found to have high pressure and she was taking the medication to keep it under control. She was symptom free for 6 months and the medicine stopped working. All her symptoms came back. I know I’ve been having a hard time having a relapse after 10 days, I can’t imagine how I would have felt if I was better for 6 months and then it all came crashing back down.