Do any of you get tinitus (sp) as a migraine symptom, and if so, what do you do to relieve it? The ENT specialist I went to see suggested decongestants but it doesn't help, and usually heightens my anxiety. It's SO LOUD!

I just wanna relax and go to sleep but this shriek is overwhelming and the stress is making my headache worse. T^T

30 Answers

Simone.wornout
Answered 9 months ago    reply

The only thing I can do is cover both my ears with my hands like I'm trying to not hear someone yelling. Fingers to the top of my head. And drum my fingers. It only works for a bit but helps when it's bothering me.

reassuringjiggle90
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Sadly, this only works as long as the drumming continues


disgustedboa
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I often get it as my migraine is starting but it doesn’t usually last long. I’m sorry you have to deal with that

reassuringjiggle90
Answered 9 months ago    reply

It's an Eternal Shriek for me, but it's been particularly loud this week.


lisbeth88
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I’m so used to it by this point that it doesn’t phase me, but that’s prob not a good thing

reassuringjiggle90
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Or you're just better at accepting annoying stuff lol

lisbeth88
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Dana I like that spin on it


hyun72
Answered 9 months ago    reply

The normal screech (or maybe like crickets) in the background isn't so bad for me, however when it starts ringing loud I firmly press my ears closed and it lowers the noise level at least.


Bischoff.69
Answered 9 months ago    reply

It’s a sensory aura, so I don’t know if you can do anything to stop it. I also get it before and during a migraine:(


irritated_carlie
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Check your blood pressure

lisbeth88
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Good advice (and important because these things should be checked), but I get the ringing in my ears with perfectly fine blood pressure (sometimes even low, which I know isn't ideal either but yeah! )

irritated_carlie
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I have the same issue, but do know that once my blood pressure was addressed with meds years later. the ringing stopped. Right now I have a cold and the ringing is awful.

lisbeth88
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Carlie That happened for my dad! He fixed his blood pressure & it stopped. Sadly not my case, though


gratifiedmole80
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I have tinnitus in my right ear its not part of my migraine I wear ear plugs to sleep it helps a bit

reassuringjiggle90
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I wish earplugs worked for me


extralarge.umbrella75
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I started sleeping with headphones in and low volume binaural migraine and or sleep music playing. Many run for three hours so I can get sleep.


showalterevelynn66
Answered 9 months ago

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Esta_Villalpando
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I use cozy phones head phones. They are easy to sleep with and can be used as a sleep mask. They are very soft too


rashpoultry
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Tinnitus can be maddening. I have it in my left ear really badly, which is my pain side.
Caffeine makes it much worse, and so does chocolate.
Some medicines do too, like Aleve or ibuprofen.
It used to drive me wild until I realized adding background noise concealed it.
So I have the TV or radio on all the time.
Also, I use a bite guard because when I grind my teeth it’s much worse.
Sent with love.

reassuringjiggle90
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Yeah I use a white noise generator on my phone and it helps big time.


hellish_wave
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Google the Reddit tinnitus cure. It works for some people

GeneviveB
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I'd be very surprised if that's a cure at all, who ever invented it would be a billionaire by Now!

hellish_wave
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Its free


casper_k
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Non stop ringing for several months now. Used to be just occasionally


neomi81
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I was low on b12 and started taking a daily supplement and it’s helped my vertigo, along with magnesium. I also use Flonase daily.

neomi81
Answered 9 months ago    reply

It helps tinnitus is what I meant to say too!


GeneviveB
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I've had permanent tinnitus for 4 years Now! It's making my migraines worse, but it's usually a lifetime affliction so I have to put up with it.


pointlessboutin
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Constant and has been going on for as long as I can even remember. I honestly don't even remember a time when my ears didn't ring. Sometimes it gets very loud and I have trouble blocking it out, other times I am just so used to it, it is kind of like people who live next to freeways and don't hear the constant hum of the traffic anymore. When it gets really bad I will usually run the air conditioner and listen to that steady hum instead just so I can sleep.


Earhart.85
Answered 9 months ago    reply

Sorry about your major disruption. Get it all the time. Have it right now. Somehow I just learned to live with it. Think of things that interest me and do things I enjoy. Perhaps listen to an audio book or music to help fall asleep. Perhaps ask doctor for sleeping medicine like Trazadone.


taboophalange
Answered 9 months ago    reply

I have it every day n gets worse when a migraine is proaching


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