Tinnitus worse than ever and strange whooshing sound?

I'm due to see my endocrinologist this Friday but before I go I want to make sure I'm not going to get laughed out of the consulting room and labelled a crazy person. Over the past few weeks my tinnitus (which I've had for a number of years by the way) has suddenly increased in volume and I've developed a strange symptom when I move my eyes and head, it even happens when I walk. Basically, I get a strange a whooshing sound which seems to happen when I move my head and eyes. It's sounds like a quick blast of tinnitus which also seems to upset my balance when walking. I'm hoping for a final diagnosis very soon but all of my symptoms point towards Hypothyroidism, which tinnitus is one of them. Does anyone else get this weird on/off sound of tinnitus?

Many thanks,

Martin

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Yes, I've had this and many variations on this theme for over 35 years. On a positive note, once I started treatment of B12 jabs for pernicious anaemia it lessened considerably. I still have flare-ups of all kinds of tinnitus plus the moving swishing sound. The latter might be related to high BP in some people, but whenever I've checked mine, it's been only slightly above 'normal'.

I know that some people on T3 monotherapy, like myself, have also reported tinnitus, even when FT3 test results are within range. PA and hypo-T are just two conditions which can cause these aural phenomena - there may be others.

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Tinnitus can be low B12, “car alarms” when mine is low, though you might want to consider an inner ear issue, too.

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Thanks I'm seeing a functional doctor very soon so I'll have this looked into by her. I don't trust my GP to deal with it 😳

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Sublingual B12 raised my levels well. Good luck getting help!

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Thanks I'll get it checked out.

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Suggest you get B12, folate,ferritin and Vitamin D tested

Very common to be too low

See Dr Gominack on link between vitamin D and insomnia too

Endo is unlikely to be interested in vitamins, but thyroid patients know they are essential to be at good levels to help thyroid hormones work

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Thanks slowdragon

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