Patient discussion about ring

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Q. What causes high pitch ringing in one ear?

A1I never knew that about Iron. Thank you F3_4u
A2Many people have a ringing in their ears and there they never figure out what it is caused by. In my personal case, the ringing in my ears went away after I was treated for extreme anemia (treated with Iron).
A3Acoustic neuromas. it's small, slow growing benign tumors that press against or invade the auditory nerves. If your tinnitus is only in one ear, you should see your physician to rule this one out.
also one side ripping of eardrum.
wax blockage.
one ear infection.

some of them you know you have (ripped eardrum) and the others- it'll be a good idea to see a Dr.

Q. Tinnitus (Ringing and Other Ear Noise)

Anybody have this problem? Urrrrrrrrrrr, I think I want to shoot myself,you know what I mean. It is worst than the chinese torture. Someone, please send me a good tip how to stop it. I have this for 4 yrs and it is driving me crazy. You cannot enjoy total complete silence. They say silence is golden but not when you have this ringgi in your ears. It gets worst when there is no noise. The only remedy I have is eating hot spicy curry, it helps for 2-3 wks and then it comes back again and then eating spicy food again. Listening to classical music helps to. Oh well.....just have to suck it up.
A1I've read that lipoflavinoids can help.
A2I think I am use to it and I will just get use to it.
I talked to others and they said there is no cure, just suck it up
A3hhmm.. sounds really disturbing. I will suggest you to go see your ENT specialist. it might be correlated with your inner structure inside your ear.

Q. How do you wake up in the morning if your narcolepsy is so severe you can't hear the alarm clock, phone ring?

biggest problem is sleep paralysis, can't wake up. Late for work, everything, life is suffering because of severity. Have tried ritalin, natural supplements, hypnosis therapy, Provigal, antidepressants, nothing seems to work. Employer thinks it's an excuse, friends are irritated, I'm at my wits end. Life is spent sleeping more than awake.
A1Narcolepsy cannot yet be cured. But EDS and cataplexy, the most disabling symptoms of the disorder, can be controlled in most patients with drug treatment. Often the treatment regimen is modified as symptoms change. For decades, doctors have used central nervous system stimulants-amphetamines such as methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine, methamphetamine, and pemoline-to alleviate EDS and reduce the incidence of sleep attacks. For most patients these medications are generally quite effective at reducing daytime drowsiness and improving levels of alertness. However, they are associated with a wide array of undesirable side effects so their use must be carefully monitored. Common side effects include irritability and nervousness, shakiness, disturbances in heart rhythm, stomach upset, nighttime sleep disruption, and anorexia. For full article: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm#120393201 Hope this helps.
A2was it diagnosed as narcolepsy? if so- there is little know on that disease yet (although there are a lot of research going on). and i also know that the drugs offered right now doesn't treat the paralysis before waking. i think explaining your boss about the situation, showing him a Dr. note can be a great start. may be find a job that you can do independently, like "do this until monday" and then it doesn't matter if you stop in the middle of the day for 2 hours or coming late to work. as long as you do yourjob as required.
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