Ticking noise in ear and eyesight deteriorating

Hello everyone

Can I ask if anyone else is concerned that their vision is deteriorating. I have glasses for distance but I now really struggle without glasses to read anything close up. es. Often I see small yellow circles and today I thought I had coloured my washing as a navy and white top was the colour red.

Another question looking for any advice for a recurring clicking in my right ear. It is not painful. Feels like when you used to put your watch to hear it tick.

Thank you for reading my grumbles. Take care everyone.

22 Replies

  • My eyesight is deteriorating quite quickly, but I haven't had the colour problems that you have. A visit to the optician might be the best thing for you. As regards the ticking in your ear, I have tinnitus, but its more like a white noise sound with the occasional high pitched whine! Hope you get sorted soon. Fibro problems are never ending aren't they?

  • Thank you for your reply. Just had my eyes tested a few months ago but I can't read anything now without reading glasses. Ticking reminds me when you were trying to sleep and all you could hear was the clock ticking. Take care

  • My eyesight seems to be constantly changing but have had no colour problems. I would get it checked out in a hurry.

    I also have tinnitus and over the years i have had many odd noises, including ticking. At the moment it has changed again and it often sound like church bells or choral singing in the distance. but right now its just high pitched whistling.

    Hugs sue xx

  • Thank you we are so lucky to have this group as it is comforting to know others have similar symptons. Take care xx

  • I would definitely ask your GP to refer you to a neurologist. x

  • Hi. I was at one a few months ago and I felt that he was in a hurry and more or less sent me for a head ct scan which was clear so that he could move on. Take care and thank you for replying. Xx

  • Oh that's sad, that he spent so little time that you felt not taken seriously, but at least a ct will have ruled out anything too serious. x

  • Mine is also tinnitus, and yes, it's frustrating and sometimes distressing to have lots of problems that all seem linked but with no real answers. x

  • YES! I have exactly the same problems, deteriorating vision, ringing in the ears and vertigo, all relatively recent. I have seen my optician and he can find nothing wrong. I haven't had the yellow circles or colour problems though. I am putting it down to a virus, but it has been ongoing for some time now and I can't get anyone to take it very seriously though it is for me.

    I agree that you should see the optician and then your GP if nothing is found.


  • Thanks for your reply. I think I just blame the fibromyalgia for every new symptons. Doctor called yesterday make an appt please so see her on Friday. Take care.

  • Please get medical advice

  • Doctors appointment on Friday. Take care and thanks for your reply.

  • This us q great place for info, I always wondered what Tinnitus sounded like and reading your replies have just found out and realise that I also seem to have it.

    Anyway, back to you, I would go and have your eyes checked very soon, changeing eyesight is probably normal enough but the colour changes is definitely worth seeing about quickly. Any big changes are worth getting checked, if even just for your own piece of mind.

    I hope it all works out for you :)

  • This does sound very much like tinnitus which many of us suffer from. if you can find a noise which blanks it out that sometimes helps. Mine is a loud high pitches sound which my GP says many people have. That having been said I think you should contact your GP just to check it out,

    I really hope it gets easier for you and am sending positive vibes your way :-)

    Foggy x

  • Thank you Foggy :) I will get it checked out, better take my own advice hehe xx

  • Thank you for your reply. It is so good to share symptons with people who understand what you are saying. Xx

  • Hello. Thanks for your reply. Yes I always use glasses for distance but this is totally different xx

  • Hi ef59

    I am so sorry to read that you are having such issues with your eye sight and I genuinely hope that you find the answers that you are searching for. I visited an optician a few months ago as I was experiencing some terrible problems with my eye sight, and she said that Fibro also weakened the eye muscles and I now have some spectacles.

    I want to wish you all the best of luck.

    All my hopes and dreams for you

    Ken x

  • Hi,

    My eyesight has sudden variations & pain behind, fluctuating . Think possibly due to muscle weakness .

    I also suffer constant ear noise, likely tinnitus. ENT consultant can check this out for you (told there is one condition that can cause this other than t tinnitus). If you have had a head MRI ENT Dr can check scan at your appointment.

    Neurologists ....mmmm can be dismissive, surely not all, but should have picked up on any scan issues.



  • traits horable I need my glasses much more take care x

  • Thank you.

  • I also have tinnitus. It can be in either ear or both. I have never had a ticking sound, but many sounds are reported. Mine is like a whirring and often a steady high-pitched noise.

    You can mask it with white sounds, but the best thing is to become acclimated to it. If you except it for what it is, you won't be bothered by it, unless you stop to hear it.

    However, as others have said, this ticking could be something else and you should talk to your GP. You might need to see an ENT. I know without a doubt that mine is T so I never had to have it diagnosed.

    I wish you the best and I hope it is nothing serious. As for the eye test being OK, have you gone to an actual opthamologist, not just an optometrist? Mine just confirmed that there was nothing wrong but dry eyes, and gave me a good eye drop for it. But I mostly had blurry vision and a lot of it in my right eye so that I could barely see out of it. I had no color changes.

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