Hi I am new to the site and would appreciate some help please. In 2013 I gave up Deejaying as I noticed I was having 4000 hertz pitched spikes during the day that would last 10 seconds or so before my hearing resumed to normal with no sounds whatsoever. I went for an hearing test and was told I had age related hearing loss but nothing serious. I stopped playing music and returned for another test a year later with no change in loss.
Since that time I have continued to have daily spikes maybe 4 or 5 a day that again last no longer than a few seconds before my hearing returns to normal with no indication of background tinnitus.
I became unwell with wellness issues in 2016 and was given antidepressants that caused me more problems than they were solving.
Eventually last year I agreed to take 15mg of Mirtazapine and Diazipam. I have been on this until 3 weeks ago when my psychiatrist insisted I up my dose of Mirtazapine to 30mg.
19 days after the increase I woke up one morning with an high pitched 4000 hertz tone in my head. I went to hospital and they said no wax blockages in my ears and told me to make an appointment with my doctor.
I saw my doctor this week and I said I had never suffered this before and the only common denominator was my increase in Mirtazapine. I asked for assurances that if I continued the Mirtazapine at the higher dose I would not be increasing my chances of Ototoxic permanent damage. He was not prepared to put his name to my concerns and as now referred me to ENT Specialist.
I spoke to Psychiatrist and she told me to reduce the dose and eventually taper off which I find concerning as that seems like admission to Ototoxic possibility.
I reduced my dose anyway before speaking to doctor etc, so I have now reduced my dose down to 15mg for the last 5 nights and this high pitched sound as not once stopped since it started and it's driving me to insanity.
My question is, I can this be a spike that is none sound related and will it calm down, or am I possibly damaged for life. Even though this sound is unrelenting I have also heard my usual daily spikes on top of this sound that like usual last only a few seconds which is frightening me even more, that this could be permanent.
Any advice is truly appreciated.