I have only been diagnosed a little over a year ago and I have terrible ringing in my ears. It makes it very difficult to enjoy outings to any public place with a din of background noise. I start to get dizzy and then panic that I am going to pass out. Not to mention it's just plain annoying. Some days are worse than others. Just wondering if anyone else experiences this or if I have a different issue going on.
Though people with MS can experience problems with hearing, such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) that you have described, it's really not as common of a symptom of multiple sclerosis and you can verify this fact with your Neuro. Because Tinnitus is rare to occur as an MS symptom, it is important to have other causes of hearing problems ruled out, such as excessive ear wax, medications that can harm your ears (ototoxic drugs), Ménière's disease or other illnesses, or tumors.
Not a doctor but do have medical professionals in my family including one who is PHD Audiologist. who who like my Neuro who is an MS Specialist has confirmed confirm that Tinnitus is not a common symptom of MS.
Determine what are and what are not symptoms of MS is not an exact science. More often than not you need to rule out everything else that can be causing it before your doctors will settle on it being a symptom of MS.
I have high pitched ringing where all other sounds become distant. Not too often though. Maybe once every couple weeks it'll happen.
I got up, took my @aubagio, @ampyra and brushed my teeth. Started watching TV again and my ears were ringing to an annoying state. They were not ringing before I got up and the @aubagio or @ampyra had not been in my system long enough to cause this. Toothpaste? I googled my toothpaste and shows toothpaste for sensitive teeth that has patassium nitrite can cause/increase tinititus (ringing in ears). I'm sure my ms has something sneaky to do with this to.🙉 Guess I'll be changing toothpaste.
after joining this site I can't believe how many different things you can suffer from having MS I find it scary
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