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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:02 PM

Teannitus, medical question, anyone have experience with this disorder?

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(edited to add: this was intended to be a satire)

Iíve done a preliminary search on Google about this, but Iím wondering if anyone here has any experience with this and if you have found any treatment that has helped with your loved ones. This is what Iíve found so far:

What is teannitus?

Teannitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head, during which a person hears and believes strange and erratic messages that they believe, despite having had an education. In many cases it is not a serious problem, but rather a nuisance that eventually resolves. Rarely, however, teannitus can represent a serious mental condition.
It is not a single disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition. Nearly 47 % of Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

What causes teannitus?

Teannitus can arise in any of the following areas: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, or by abnormalities in the brain. Some teannitus or head noise is normal, but for many with this disorder, it is a constant noise that prevents them from being able to focus on what they know to be true.
One of the most common causes of teannitus is damage to the reasoning ability of the sufferer. Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of fear that comes with aging, and consequently this can often become chronic teannitus.
Today, politics seems to be a very common cause of teannitus, and it often damages reasoning abilities as well. Unfortunately, many people are unconcerned about the harmful long term effects of this condition.


Iíd appreciate any feedback, as I have a BIL and SIL who are suffering from this and am concerned that it may be a genetic condition that could effect my 4 nephews in the future.

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condoleeza Oct 2012 OP
LiberalEsto Oct 2012 #1
RebelOne Oct 2012 #2
condoleeza Oct 2012 #3
LiberalElite Oct 2012 #4
RebelOne Oct 2012 #5
condoleeza Oct 2012 #7
CBGLuthier Oct 2012 #12
MiddleFingerMom Oct 2012 #6
Quantess Oct 2012 #8
warrior1 Oct 2012 #9
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #10
Iggo Oct 2012 #11
pokerfan Oct 2012 #13
condoleeza Oct 2012 #14
antiquie Oct 2012 #15

Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:26 PM

1. It's spelled tinnitus

I have it once in a while.
Chewing gum can help, and so does drinking ginger tea.

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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:26 PM

2. It is tinnitus and I have had it for years.

I don't think it is genetic because I am the only one in my family who has ever had it. It is incurable, but I have lived with it. I learned to tune it out. In fact, I am surprised when my head is quiet, which is not often. I drink a lot of wine at night to make the buzzing, ringing and clicking disappear to give me some peace.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:43 PM

3. Guess you missed the sarcasm in this post

I know what tinnitus is, teanittus seems to be a condition that shows up during election cycles. Was trying to be cheeky, I'm sorry you guys have to suffer with this, it can't be easy to live with. My apologies.

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Response to condoleeza (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:45 PM

4. I got it

I didn't get it till the end, but I did get it. It must be the reason nobody can talk sense to these people.

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Response to LiberalElite (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. I get it now.

I guess my tinnitus interfered with my sense of humor.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:09 PM

7. It was a silly joke

didn't mean to make light of the actual condition, but I do have a BIL & SIL that were raised liberal but are somehow suffering from Teannitus now and it's really a mystery how that happens. Family lore is of my 2 yr. old SIL standing in front of the TV in a diaper while Nixon was on and saying "Fuck you Nixon", which clearly came from her Dad. Do worry about the nephews though

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 12:00 PM

12. I relate my own tinnitus with standing 5 feet in front of the PA at several Alice Cooper concerts

back in the 70's. There is no way that was a good idea. If 11 people had not died in Cincinnati I would have stood in front of a few more but they outlawed festival seating (which made it easy to get in front) for a while so at least my ears were spared any more close up punishment. That and a maturation of taste as Harry Chapin did not make my ears ring for a week.

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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:08 PM

6. For those of you who DO suffer from tinnitus (Pete Townend of The Who suffered from...

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... DEBILITATING bouts of it), this seems to be a treasure trove of info... including
personal anecdotes, even poetry from others with that condition.
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http://www.ata.org/stories
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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:10 PM

8. No offense intended, but everyone will miss the sarcasm in this thread.

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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 07:28 PM

9. I have it too

The doctor just said to try and ignore it. Some days are better than others.

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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:51 AM

10. I have for several years. The louder it is, the more dizzy I am. I've been through all kinds of...

 

... testing for it. The closest anyone can come up with is that it's likely an inner ear virus with a stable population. Sometimes I can't even walk because of the dizziness and I don't even think about getting on a ladder anymore.

The first test was in a sound booth at an ENT's office. I aced it. It wasn't because I could hear all of the specific tones, but rather that I could detect the change in the background frequency (there's always one). I'm a musician and a computer geek. My hearing is trained for such things. CT scans, MRIs, blood work, I've been through it all. I think the final verdict was "just live with it, dammit". It has lessened since I started taking anti-seizure medications (for actual tonic-clonic seizures), but it still shows up every once in a while and usually induces vomiting. Fun stuff, eh?

Yes, it can be hereditary if the cause is physical in nature (shape and orientation of the middle ear in particular). It can be caused by a virus, a head injury, or even too much caffeine. As for treatment, not one doctor proposed anything that could help, but I personally have found that Lorazapam (a benzodiazapine which I use as a muscle relaxant) lessens the sound just prior to putting me out completely for the night. And that's only 1mg!!!

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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 10:41 AM

11. There is no cure.

Steps can and should be taken to make sure it doesn't get worse.

Other than that, though, you're pretty much fucked.

EDIT: That's true for tinnitus, also.

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Response to condoleeza (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:55 PM

13. Quietus

as seen on the radio. Doesn't work:

The short answer is no. There are way too many (hundreds) of customer reviews online (including on this blog) stating that Quietus had absolutely no effect. Community doesnít lie.

http://www.healthhound.org/2010/02/quietus/41159.html

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:13 PM

14. Obviously my OP was too obscure

but also obviously lots of people have tinnitus, so I guess it wasn't a completely useless effort on my part. Wasn't trying to be insensitive to them, just thought Teannitus was a good description that fit the Tea Party people.

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Response to condoleeza (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:23 PM

15. Iggo is right but

these might help:

www.salon.com/2011/12/25/how_to_argue_with_right_wing_relatives

www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/22/1135115/--NEW-DAY-How-Do-You-Cope-With-Your-Right-Wing-Friends-Relatives

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