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Hi everyone, I have had ringing in the ears for a year before I treated and some vertigo from time to time. Mostly when I was trying to quit smoking the patch made it worse. I started treatment of peg and ribiviran last september and treated 9 months I had to quit treatment due to the side's. I did what I could. well it has been 4 weeks and I feel real good now. but my ears are starting to ring again. is this from the Hep C? Has anyone experienced this? I only had 30,000 viral load and a stage one with type 1a. My doctor said I still have a good chance its gone but my ears are ringing all over again im woried.
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Did you ask your Doc about it? Maybe you have an inner ear infection or possibly wax build-up??? My brother had vertigo and his Doc seemed to think it was because of major wax build-up. After he cleaned his ears out the sx. eased off. It's worth looking into.....good luck.
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i have had ringing-esp when smoking and off& on all during trx...i think it's result of lowered oxygen in blood and therefore in my brain!....ahhhh the fog thickens& i can't even remember the plot.
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Nan, Looked for an email and didn't see one. Also, don't have your addy. How about dropping me a line?
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I have had constant ringing, and sinus pain since I finished my treatment. Docs say I have sinusitis, but I think there must be a connection to the treatment or the disease itself. The docs just don't know evrything.
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The outside of my right ear itches me like crazy and has for the majority of tx.  Sometimes I scratch it so much it turns bright red - my doctor found nothing wrong with it at all of course.....but it drives me MAD!

And it's only the right one and it has no riba bumps nothing. I figure I'm just destined to look more and more freakish as time goes by...God love this disease LOL
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I had very mild ringing in my ears periodically before TX.  During TX, I had severe ringing in my ears (I attributed it to the Riba but I was anemic too) and the severe ringing is still there now, 3 weeks after TX.  I can't stand to be in a really quiet place--the ringing drives me crazy!


I believe that this ringing is listed on the drug side effects for Riba.  It's one of the less common side effects (I think).
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I've had an itchy ear since this last treatment.  I had the doctor check it and the nurse cleaned it out, but it's still itching.  I don't know if the treatment had any bearing on this or not.  Now that I'm off treatment, with a period of time for the drugs to clear out, hopefully, my ear will return to normal.

Susan
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Every time I stop treatment, I end up with either a bad cold or sinus infection.  Is that strange or what?

Susan
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