September 16, 2006 3:20pm CST
One of my frnd has just told me like this and asked for my advise: Sometimes i just go into this stare.... i dont have a staring problem but i jst blank out i can still hear my eyes are just so focused on the 1 thing it takes me ages to look away... it feels really comfortably been in this stare but its really hard to look away when people see me in this stare. I dont know whether this is called something or whether its jst a 'stare' but if you know something about it.. please let me know. also i have ringing in my ears...i have it for a while now... it isnt too loud i know there's something the same called tittinus. would u reckon i should go to see a specialist??? in case it gets worse???
16 Sep 06
Sounds like post traumatic stress disorder. Do you have flashbacks of anything when you're staring? Or you could just be in a meditative state. Oh, the ringing, will most likely never go away. It may stay the same, or get worse. Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. It's uncureable, and is most likely caused by exposure to loud noises. i.e.. Rock Concerts, race cars, etc, or in my case, bombs and mortars and gunfire.
16 Sep 06
As far as tinnitus (note spelling) it has many causes and is not always cureable. The staring reminds me of absence seizures but I'm not saying that this is what's affecting you. My professional advice to you is to see your primary care health provider. This is where you start. If your provider deems it appropriate, she/he will refer you whatever specialist(s) you need to be seen by.
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1 Feb 07
Tinnitis can be caused by to much monosodium glutamate (MSG) and other things which contain glutamate. See http://www.truthinlabeling.org/hiddensources.htm for foods that contain it. Also go to http://www.msgtruth.com/states.htm - this site lists conditions that MSG can either cause, or MAKE WORSE. If your friend eats a diet without any of these things for 24 - 48 hours he should see improvement. If your friend's condition is intermittant (just every now and then) he can keep a food diary and see if he is eating a lot of foods with the glutamates in it within 24 hours of an episode. MSG affects different people different ways but it really is easy to check, and eliminate as the problem. IF it is not the problem, I would recommend your friend see a neurologist to get checked out - it could be a mild form of epilepsy or other neurological problem.