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Carolina

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Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« on: July 24, 2010, 03:33:52 PM »
OK, Team Sjogren's:

For the past week or so I have had this periodic ticking sound, very fast, in my left ear.

Not connected to my mouth or jaw or swallowing.

I have tinnitus, mostly terribly loud in my right (more deaf) ear.  So I don't 'hear' the tinnitus in my left (less deaf) ear.

But now I have this ticking.

I believe I am having every idiotic thing known to man and beast right now!

A month ago it was (idiopathic) (pseudo) intestinal obstruction, now my ear is sending me messages in Morse Code.

And I don't KNOW Morse Code.

Any ideas?

I Googled and got zero help.  Well something called transverse myelitis, and that only through weird connections.  I don't see how that could just cause clicking when it's rather serious.

????????

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 04:04:05 PM »
The past few months, I have been having a type of noise like that in my right ear, also.  It is maddening and I cannot figure out why or how it starts.

Liz

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 04:16:16 PM »
Carolina, pls consider going to see your ENT (ears nose and throat specialist) to get this checked out.  My mother has Meniere's disease which has cost her her hearing in one ear completely and 70% of her hearing in the other ear as well.  She started off with some tinnitus and then had some dizzy spells and now has terrible tinnitus with all sorts of whirly noises, clicking, loud hums etc... each hour of the day.  If she had been able to get medical treatment when this was developing she might have avoided some of the severity that she experiences now. 

Some tinnitus is part of Sjs for sure, as I experience that from time to time but if your is becoming more severe, you may want to consider getting it checked out.

Daisy

inga

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 07:18:02 PM »
I get this periodically.  There is a small muscle near the ear which can cause this.

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 10:09:46 PM »
I get it and it bothers me while I try to go to sleep mostly in one ear.  I think it's water from the shower and/or ear wax.

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 04:18:52 AM »
Liquid in the ear.  When I was a swimmer I got it a lot.  Still happens if the water from the shower doesn't all get out.  Also, could be liquid from a slight infection that you don't realize you have. 

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010, 05:44:40 AM »
Interesting ideas!

Daisy, I saw my ENT last summer about my ears.  He said IF it were Meniere's there wasn't anything he could do, but told me to take an OTC thing.  The short name is NAC.  I've taken it for about a year now, and notice no difference.

I don't think it IS Meniere's cause I don't get that horrible vertigo, that puts you on the floor with the room spinning around.

Liz and Inga, it's reassuring that you have something like it.   How weird to feel that way, but there it is!  I did read about the muscle thing, Inga, tho' it seems weird to be a muscle.

I don't think it's water in my ears, from outside, but I suppose a slight infection is always possible, Liz.   I've been a swimmer all my life and this isn't the water in the ear sound, I'm pretty sure.

Last September I had a bizarre episode of 'mania' probably connected to stress and the psychiatric conditions that go along with auto immune conditions.  During that time I heard the phone and the doorbell constantly, AND radio programs playing the the back of my head!   Everything is stored somewhere in our brains of course, and with the 'right' conditions all sorts of voices and noises can appear!   This clicking doesn't seem to be like that, however.

It doesn't scare me, or really even bother me.   With all the noises in my ear, AND my deafness, it took me a while to even notice it.  The muscle thing seems like a possible option, Inga.  I think my entire body is getting very 'wonky' with nerve damage, which keeps changing.

I also have to remember that I tend to feel worst in the morning, and that my day  could improve!  It's morning here now, and I'm hoping to feel better as the day proceeds.

Kisses

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Re: Clicking, rapid, in my ear, periodic. WHAT'S going on?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2010, 06:21:15 AM »
Carolina,
  Your post made me giggle. When I first started Percocet I kept hearing the door bell ring:) I would wake up in the middle of the night scared because I thought someone was at the door.  husband works far away so he was not home and was getting irritated with my phone calls. Now I notice if I forget to take my antidepresnt and only take my pain pills I hear things. I did that a few days ago and I thought I heard my husband singing in the middle of the night, so of course I started to sing also. My poor husband! He married a nut:)