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ringing in the ears in pregnancy

(7 Posts)
Lionsntigersnbears Sat 23-Feb-13 20:18:32

thanks Chairman- will do! I really appreciate this !

ChairmanWow Wed 20-Feb-13 21:04:59

Hang on in there. If you do start feeling overwhelmed really do feel free to inbox me. I struggled with it for a while and would be happy to give advice or support.

Lionsntigersnbears Wed 20-Feb-13 19:42:02

Thanks chairmanwow! It's such a flipping relief it's not just me! I have been avoiding Dr Google like the plague for exactly what you say, I know that I'm going to find lots of people talking about really rare problems and then feel overwhelmed & petrified. I'll definitely try the radio idea !

Lionsntigersnbears Wed 20-Feb-13 19:37:11

Thanks HP! That was oddly exactly what I was hoping someone would say. I feel like I can cope ok as long as I know it's going to go away at the end. I'm turning into a right hypochondriac these days and I get very panicked. Thank you! Though I'm sorry that you've suffered too, it's horrible! really driving me up the wall. hmm

ChairmanWow Wed 20-Feb-13 19:34:37

Me too. I thought I was the only one! I got it really badly last pregnancy and it took a little while to resolve afterwards. Weirdly nothing this pregnancy. I had rhinitis last time though and am not suffering this time, so I agree it's likely to be your eustacian tube, though apparently pregnancy hormones can cause it. Oh the joys of pregnancy!

My advice is not to sit in a quiet room and to try and distract yourself from it. Put some music or radio on in the background and try not to think about it. Once I started doing this it made me feel much better and less panicky. Also you do right to stay away from t'internet. I made the mistake of looking and found some forums full of people with hearing damage etc who weren't very happy. This is different.

It won't be here forever. But it can feel a bit rubbish and you have my sympathy. Feel free to PM me if you need any more info.

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Wed 20-Feb-13 18:04:59

Yes, normal. Another fun thing about pregnancy. I also get episodes where i lose the hearing one side as if there's water in my ear after swimming. Got it last pregnancy too. It's to do with swelling blocking the eustacian tube. Annoying, but will go away.

For the pressure, you can try holding your nose and closing your mouth and trying to force a breath out, often makes the ears pop quite satisfyingly, but always failed for me in pregnancy.

Ah the joys.....

Lionsntigersnbears Wed 20-Feb-13 17:35:53

Has anyone else had this? I'm 23 week pg on Friday and for the last couple of weeks I've had this hissing sound. Sometimes feels like I have pressure on my ears too, like when you get off a flight. Its only when I'm in a quiet room but I'm in a flat panic about it. I'm also too scared to google! Reassure me please!

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