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« on: February 09, 2018, 02:23:52 PM »
Can this be a Sjogren's thing?  Or is it just some special thing all on its own I am experiencing now?

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Re: tinnitus
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 05:13:52 PM »
Both! Sjogren's dryness can cause the ringing. Lack of nerve stimulation can also cause the ringing. When I got my hearing aids the ringing did disappear.
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Re: tinnitus
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 11:06:56 AM »
Do some searching on histamine intolerance and salicylate sensitivity .. either one can cause tinnitus.
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Re: tinnitus
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:53:31 AM »
I developed Meniere's after Sjogren's.   With Meniere's I have only tinnitus, fullness/pressure, and moderate hearing loss.  I don't have the the vertigo, however, for which I am grateful.

I have a 'white noise' machine (think tiny, white box) next to my bed to make a noise that somewhat masks the tinnitus at night.  I can't have it as loud as I'd like since it bothers my husband.  The white noise is at a more pleasant tone than my tinnitus, and of course, comes from outside my head, which helps.

I developed the tinnitus about 2-3 years before Sjogren's actually, but it got a great deal worse after about 5 years, and then the pressure and hearing loss followed directly.

I know for some people, tinnitus is unbearable.  For me, I am able to ignore it, except at night (hence the 'white noise machine'). 

On a scale of the conditions that are part of my Immune Disorder, tinnitus is far down the list of seriousness for me.  One ENT recommended N-acetyl cysteine

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