Hello all, this is my first post on here. I have had a form of tinnitus for almost two and a half years now, and the medical professional seems incapable of diagnosing or treating the problem. I have been to several GPs, had an MRI scan (clear) and last month finally got to see a specialist after a ten-month wait. He gave me a hearing test, which revealed my hearing levels are above average, but that was never the problem. He also stuck a spatula in the affecte ear (my right) and took out a lot of wax, but all that did was make the ear bleed and cause the high-pitched whining sound to intensify. It has ebbed a little since, but still irritating.
My symptoms are these: high-pitched noise in my right ear, much worse when I lie down, bearable in daily life when I am up and about and have background noise to block it out. Occasionally I get noises in my left ear as well, but these only last a few seconds. In my right ear there is constant clicking, as though something has gone wrong in the inner ear chamber and it keeps opening and closing. Very occasionally there is a stab of pain, but this only lasts seconds. About eighteen months ago I suddenly lost my balance and was rushed to a local GP, who said I might have Méniere's Disease. However I haven't suffered any recurrence of this.
Does any of this sound familiar to members on here, and if so can anyone kindly give me some advice as to what I should do? This is getting very frustrating now.
Thanks very much in advance,