March 1, 2007 6:20pm CST
I went to a ear specialist back in December for a ringing in my ear. He checked everything out and said he could do surgery and put a stent in it to make the ear work properly. He said it was more exploratory than anything cause he did not know for sure if that was the problem or not. He also did a catscan and found nothing. So I figured he was the doctor and should know what he was talking about. So we scheduled the surgery for the first week in January. Had the surgery done and now it is march 1 and the ringing is back and he says it is tenistis and nothing else he can really do. Said we had to wait until april to check hearing again and then go from there. The ringing is really annoying and I am tired of it. Can't believe there is nothing that you can do about it. It all started in November when I got a sinus infection. Would you trust what he is saying or try and find someone else to get a second opinion? My husband agrees with him and sees no reason to go elsewhere. I just don't know what to think of. Cost lots of money for no results. Doctors make me so mad that is for sure. Tell me what you would do in this situation? Any comment will help me out.
• United States
2 Mar 07
How is your blood pressure? Did he do a thorough check on that and ask that you take it when the ringing is severe? I always advise a second opinion no matter what, it is the best policy. Also, limit any intake of tylenol, since it is known to cause ringing in the ear if to much is taken. My mom had sever tinnitus and took SonarX and it worked for her. It can be ordered online. Check out the American Tinnitis Association website to learn more about this condition, it's causes and treatments. http://www.ata.org/about_tinnitis/consumer/treatment.html#1