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Hypothyroid Symptoms Ringing In Ears

Tinnitus Symptoms Treatment Plans

The proper term for a ringing in the ears is tinnitus and it can be quite debilitating especially if it is accompanied by vertigo. Vertigo is the strong feeling that you are falling down, even if you are lying down.

Those who experience extreme tinnitus with all the side effects are going to want to find a tinnitus symptoms treatment plan that they can use to get relief when the tinnitus is at its worst.

Your very first step obviously is to discuss it with your doctor. A doctor can offer advice and can draw up some tinnitus symptoms treatment plans that can offer the patient options on how to help the symptoms lessen so that the attacks are less debilitating. The options could include prescription medications as well as natural tinnitus remedies.

As a rule you will use the prescription medications to relieve the vertigo or nausea and use natural tinnitus remedies to relieve the tinnitus. Gingko biloba is often recommend to relieve tinnitus and ear ringing. Gingko is known for it's ability to increase blood flow in the blood vessels. Increasing blood flow levels in the ears can dramatically decrease the ear ringing symptoms.

You will find that your tinnitus levels will increase dramatically when subjected to stress. The best way to reduce the attacks of tinnitus is to de-stress your life. You will experience a quite dramatic reduction in your tinnitus levels once you remove stress from your life. The same studies have shown that those who live relatively stress free lives are less likely to have sudden attacks of tinnitus than those whose lives are very stressful.

There are obviously many other ways to treat tinnitus.

The advice discussed is simply for researching purposes only. No advice is implied. As with any condition it is best to talk with a health professional when considering medical counsel.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    constant ringing in ears?
    i am 17 years old and have recently noticed i have a constant ringing in my ears. its been going on for a few weeks and is really annoying and really starting to freak me out what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a thyroid problem. One of the symptoms for hypothyroid is constant ear-ringing

  2. QUESTION:
    How severe can hypothyroid symptoms be Please help?
    Im experiancing joint stiffness and some pretty bad joint pain in my knees ankles,wrists n finger, im having hyperactive reflexes n i have some back and neck pain also but i have a bad back oh and i have slight swelling in hands feet and face. Last time it was really bad was around Easter and i couldnt even walk i had hyperreflexia, my skin was always dry and felt sunburnt n look flushed everywhere my feet hands and face swelled up. I couldnt bear the weight of my newborn baby and i was tired and very anixous and depressed and im just curious if anyone knows if the symptoms can get that severe PLEASE someone know all about this and have the perfct answer!!!! also i havent been diagnosed with it yet but my T4 level was very low so they made me take another and ive had a positive ANA test but everything else is pretty perfect so does anyone know if hypothyroidism can cause this severe of symptoms?
    Just so everyone knows i got to my dr ever 2 days i was just wondering if someone who had it could give me insight but thank your mr world wide md for your referal to my dr. Im asking what other people with this disorder go through thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Here are symptoms of a thyroid problem. You may have one of these, a few of these or all of these. Some people with just the beginnings of a thyroid problem don t have any symptoms at all.

      Gaining weight inappropriately
      Unable to lose weight with diet/exercise
      Constipated, sometimes severely
      Low body temperature (You feel cold when others feel hot, You need extra sweaters, etc.)
      Feel fatigued, exhausted
      Feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic
      Your hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
      Your skin is coarse, dry, scaly, and thick
      You have a hoarse or gravely voice
      You have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
      You have pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
      You have developed carpal-tunnel syndrome, or it's getting worse
      You are having irregular menstrual cycles (longer, or heavier, or more frequent)
      You are having trouble conceiving a baby
      You feel depressed
      You feel restless
      Your moods change easily
      You have feelings of worthlessness
      You have difficulty concentrating
      You have more feelings of sadness
      You seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
      You are more forgetful lately
      Your hair is falling out
      You can't seem to remember things
      You have no sex drive
      You are getting more frequent infections, that last longer
      You are snoring more lately
      You have/may have sleep apnea
      You feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
      You feel the need to yawn to get oxygen
      Your eyes feel gritty and dry
      Your eyes feel sensitive to light
      Your eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes, which makes you dizzy/vertigo and have headaches
      You have strange feelings in neck or throat
      You have tinnitus (ringing in ears)
      You get recurrent sinus infections
      You have vertigo
      You feel some lightheadedness
      You have severe menstrual cramps

      Normal TSH range is approximately .3 to 3.0. If the TSH level is at the higher end of the range, or above the range, your doctor may determine that you are hypothyroid (underactive thyroid.)

      If your doctor ran a test called Total T4 or Total Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 4.5 to 12.5. If you had a low reading, and a high TSH, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.

      If your doctor ran a test called Total T4 or Total Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 4.5 to 12.5. If you had a low reading, and a low TSH, your doctor might look into a possible pituitary problem.

      If your doctor ran a test called Free T4, or Free Thyroxine, normal range is approximately 0.7 to 2.0. If your result was less than 0.7, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.

      If your doctor ran a test called Total T3, normal range is approximately 80 to 220. If your result was less than 80, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.

      If your doctor ran a test called Free T3, the normal range is approximately 2.3 to 4.2. If your result was less than 2.3, your doctor might consider that indicative of hypothyroidism.

  3. QUESTION:
    Possible Symptoms Of Hyperthyroidism?
    Lately Ive had the following symptoms:
    Nervous
    Fatigues
    Feeling hungry all the time
    Hair thinning
    Shaky hands
    Increased Menstural periods

    What do you think if you are health care pro or dealth with this?
    I guess I should get to a Doc.
    Thankx;)

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a full list of symptoms for hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. The best thing is to go see your doctor. A few simple blood tests will tell you if you have hyperthyroidism. Put your mind at ease, go see your doctor!

      Good luck!

      Hyperthyroidism - Overactive thyroid condition

      Anemia
      Anorexia
      Anxiety
      Breathing Difficulties (shortness of breath)
      Constipation
      Depression
      Diarrhea
      Dyslexia (difficulty with reading, calculating, thinking)
      Erratic behavior, Excessive mood swings
      Eye problems (blurring; double vision; gritty, achy, dry, irritated
      red eyes; bulging eyes; light sensitivity; jumpy eyes; watery eyes)
      Fatigue (all the time, despite sleep sufficiency)
      Fertility problems
      Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
      Hair problems ( thinning and loss, textural changes)
      Hearing disabilities (tinnitus, ear ringing among them)
      High blood pressure
      High cholesterol
      Hypersensitivity to heat (heat intolerance)
      Increased appetite
      Increased frequency of stools (without diarrhea)
      Increased sweating
      Insomnia or restless sleep
      Low resistance to infections
      Menstrual changes (flow, duration)
      Mental challenges (forgetfulness, brain fog, uncontrollable rages)
      Muscle weakness (arm triceps, leg quadriceps)
      Nail problems
      Osteoporosis (demineralization and weakening of the bones)
      Palpitations (rapid, forceful or irregular heart beats)
      PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
      Restlessness
      Sexual dysfunction (low drive in both sexes, impotence in men)
      Skin Changes (rashes, dry, itchy, patchy)
      Swelling (facial, eye or leg)
      Tachycardia (rapid heart beat)
      Throat problems (difficulty swallowing, sore throat)
      Tremors (shaking hands)
      Voice changes (hoarse, husky)
      Weakness (overall, all the time)
      Weight fluctuation (gain or more commonly loss, 6-10 lbs.)
      Hypothyroidism - Underactive thyroid condition

      Allergies (developing or worsening)
      Anxiety
      Breathing difficulties (shortness of breath, chest tightness)
      Cold body temperature (feeling cold too)
      Constipation (not usually relieved with the usual aids)
      Depression
      Dizziness (often accompanied with vertigo)
      Eye problems (bulging eyes; gritty, dry, achy, blurry, irritated, red eyes; light sensitivity; double vision; jumpy eyes)
      Facial puffiness (eyes, lids too)
      Fatigue (despite sleep sufficiency)
      Fertility problems (miscarriage too)
      Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
      Hair problems (coarse, dry texture) (hypothyroid hair loss: head and outer edge of eyebrow )
      Hearing disabilities (tinnitus, ear ringing)
      High cholesterol levels
      Infections (less resistance to them)
      Low blood pressure
      Menstrual changes (flow, duration)
      Mental Challenges (brain fog, lack of focus, concentration)
      Mood changes
      Muscle and joint aches (severe, especially hands and feet)
      Nail problems (dry, brittle)
      PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
      Sexual dysfunction (low drive in both sexes, impotence in men)
      Skin changes (dry, itchy, patchy)
      Sleep apnea (lapses of breath while sleeping) and snoring
      Slow pulse
      Throat problems (swallowing difficulty)
      Voice changes (hoarse, husky)
      Weakness (overall, all the time)
      Weight fluctuation (gain or loss)

  4. QUESTION:
    Can hypothyroid cause insomnia?
    I know that a hyper thyroid can cause insomnia, but what about hypo? I am really tired, but can't sleep; been diagnosed with a hypothyroid (not on medication for it yet). Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have had hypothyroidism for many many years. Yes, one of the main symptoms is that you are very tired, yet you can't sleep. It's horrible! Here is a check list of hypothyroid symptoms. Not everyone who is hypothyroid has all of these symptoms. Everyone is different:

      Gaining weight inappropriately; unable to lose weight with diet/exercise; constipated, sometimes severely; hypothermia/low body temperature (feel cold when others feel hot, need extra sweaters, etc.); feel fatigued, exhausted, yet have trouble sleeping or have insomnia; feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic; hair is coarse & dry, breaking, brittle, falling out; skin is coarse, dry, scaly, & thick; have a hoarse or gravely voice; have puffiness & swelling around the eyes & face; have pains, aches in joints, hands & feet; have developed carpal-tunnel syndrome, or it's getting worse; having irregular menstrual cycles (longer, or heavier, or more frequent, or they skip a month or two or have stopped); having trouble conceiving a baby; feel depressed; feel restless; moods change easily; have feelings of worthlessness; have difficulty concentrating; have more feelings of sadness; seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities; more forgetful lately; hair is falling out; can't seem to remember things; have no sex drive; getting more frequent infections, that last longer; snoring more lately; have/may have sleep apnea; feel shortness of breath & tightness in the chest; feel the need to yawn to get oxygen; eyes feel gritty & dry; eyes feel sensitive to light; eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes, which makes you dizzy/vertigo & have headaches; have strange feelings in neck or throat; have tinnitus (ringing in ears); get recurrent sinus infections; have vertigo; feel some lightheadedness; have severe menstrual cramps.

      It is extremely important that you get treated for your hypothyroidism right away. Not getting treated can cause serious & life threatening health problems. I highly recommend that when you do get treated, that you get on Armour Thyroid medication instead of Synthroid. The biggest difference between Synthroid & Armour thyroid is that Synthroid & other Levothyroxine drugs replace only one thyroid hormone: T4 the inactive thyroid hormone. The logic is that T4 will be converted into T3, the active hormone, in the body. But the problem with that logic is that if you have an unhealthy or dead thyroid from hypothyroidism or Hashimoto's or you ve had your thyroid removed or killed off, you do not have a healthy, living thyroid that can do the converting of T4 to T3. Also, many people s bodies just have a difficult time converting T4 to T3. Armour Thyroid replaces both T3 and T4. In 1999, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of a study conducted on patients who received Synthroid and Armour. Patients given Armour showed improved mood & neuropsychological functioning. They also scored better on 6:17 measures, while those taking Synthroid showed no improvement. Some doctors think Armour Thyroid isn t as good & will refuse to prescribe it. If that happens, find another doctor who will prescribe it. These doctors who are against Armour believe the myth that, "unacceptable level of variability batch to batch, often resulting in unacceptable variation in thyroid-stimulating hormone". In other words, they mistakenly believe that Armour Thyroid s dosage strength is not reliable. However, this is an absolute myth! Armour Thyroid has each batch tested by the FDA. There are many myths about Armour Thyroid and none of them are true. Unfortunately, many very good and knowledgeable doctors believe these myths. It has been on the market & safely used for more than 100 years. Until synthetic thyroxine (also known generically as Levothyroxine, with brand names including Synthroid, Levoxyl, & Levothroid) was introduced in the 1950 s, Armour Thyroid was the only thyroid hormone replacement medication. When synthetic thyroxine was introduced, there was a great deal of hoopla about how modern it was, compared to "old-fashioned" Armour Thyroid -- & many doctors switched patients over to the synthetic medication, & never looked back. Meanwhile, synthetic thyroid -- namely Synthroid -- became a hugely profitable mainstay for the various drug companies that have owned the rights to Synthroid over the years. All along, Synthroid has been sponsor of medical meetings, golf outings, symposia, research grants, & speakers' fees, & is the chief provider of lunches at medical offices, patient literature, pens, pads, mugs, & other freebies, giveaways, & marketing items for decades. We now have several generations of doctors who have been trained to believe that synthetic thyroxine -- & specifically Synthroid -- is the only thyroid replacement medication available or worth using. They simply don't know anything else. They don't know that treating & managing patients with hypothyroidism using Armour Thyroid is not especially difficult, because they've never done it, & all they've heard is negative things -- mainly from sales representatives for synthetic drugs. They hear ridiculous rumors on a regular basis -- spread by drug reps for competitive levothyroxine drugs -- that Armour Thyroid is going off the market. And they believe those rumors. Forest Labs who manufactures Armour Thyroid says they & the FDA are not taking Armour Thyroid off the market. There is also a rumor going around that there is a shortage of Armour Thyroid & pharmacies can t get it. That is not true. All dosages except (3 grain/180 mg) is available. I am on the 3 grain/180 mg dosage & I just take three of the very tiny 1 grain/60 mg pills each morning & I do fine. I have been on both Synthroid & the other Levothyroxine medications & by far, Armour Thyroid is superior to both of these. With a successful track record for more than a century, natural hormone replacements such as Armour Thyroid (there is also two other brands that are natural like Armour & have T4 & T3 in them Naturethroid & Westhroid, both are very good, but just not as popular as Armour) remain a superior option for hypothyroid patients. I never felt well until I was on Armour Thyroid. I still had hypothyroid symptoms until I got on Armour Thyroid. Most doctors will start you out on a very low dosage of Armour Thyroid & work you up to a dosage that is right for you. Even on a very low dosage you will immediate (within a few days or weeks) start to feel better.

      I suggest you educate yourself on your Hashimoto s. There is a very easy to read book that will really help you. It s called, Living Well with Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon. You can get it cheap on Amazon.com or you can buy it in a book store. If the book store doesn t have it, have them order it for you.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing in teenager? What is this?
    Im a 14 year old male . My ears has been ringing nonstop for about 2-3 months. I'm scared to death and it's really annoying. It started alittle after Christmas around this time I had been listening to my iPod ALOT pretty loud. I'm a hypochondriac as well but I'm telling you this is very real. It just kind of started all the sudden. In just a snap of a finger. I've never had this till now. I'm worried it could be a brain tumor or hypothyroid disease. I have other symptoms from time to time like eye floaters (my eye doctor said its fine), when I don't eat for about 4-5 hours I get weak and shaky and my heart beats faster, panic disorder, what could be causing this? One ent said he didn't know and the other one said he thinks I need to stay off my iPod until it stops because I've damaged my ear drums and I need to let them heal. He said it may take awhile. But I don't think that's it... What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, even tho you are a self-professed hypochondriac, you may want to get checked.

      You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH norm should be .3 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start) it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (...OR Graves Disease HypERthyroid from beginning).

      WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

      Ck these:
      http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/
      http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html
      http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/b

      ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.

      God bless you


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