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Tinnitus

I would like to know if lyme could cause constant ringing in both ears.
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Yes, I think it can.  I have tinnitus, but not sure I still have Lyme, so it might just be some supplements I'm taking or my low blood pressure.

I just searched online for "Lyme tinnitus" and got quite a few hits.
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I have had tinnitus since I was in my early teens.  I believe that it was caused by infection with mycoplasmas, it started soon after I received an immunization for typhoid.  That is not to say that all cases of tinnitus are caused by mycoplasmas, but it is another possibility.  Recently I've been reducing my load of parasitic little vermin, and volume of the tinnitus is going down.  Over 40 years of it, might not hear quiet until I die!  No doubt audiologists will give you a lot more theories of what causes it, and something I remember reading while going to college was that high levels of carbon monoxide causes paralysis of the cochlea.  At that time I was a smoker.  Quitting did decrease the volume, and improve my hearing.  I even made that fact part of presentation I did in technical writing, for the kids.  (I was in my mid thirties when I went to college).
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Many symptoms are attributed to lyme, and other co infections tht arnt actually from the infection.  sometimes these symptoms are secondary affects like Lymes involvment in nutrient depletetion or symptoms you already had before or were going to get regardless of the lyme. if you have hyperacusis or lound noises make things worse and your ears hurt.  I would suggest you get a rbc magnesium.  As the lyme depletes magnesium. however when the avegae person gets lyme they dont deplete there mangensium so you would have to find out why if you magnesium is low.  DOnt get the serum tested cause that will almost always be normal except in extreme circumstances.  What alot of people find able to work to get rid of the tinnitus, is b6 in the form on p5p(used to retain magnesium that is often deficeinct in lyme and stress. and magnesium injections and you will probably not be able to get levels up with oral because of lyme and stress... another thing is there are certain things that make you prone to tinnitus mag defciency(iv read another one is copper toxicity) is one and its not until something happens that it develops like loud noise or drug withdrawl (withdrawal) or something like that.
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Tinutitis is on the list of symptoms of bartonella and I had it as a very early symptom when I knew nothing of Lyme . If finally went away with medication.
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Hi mojogal, you said your tinnitus went away with bartonella treatment. Which drugs did you use? I've heard different drugs can cause tinnitus and want to steer clear of them.
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Tinnitus may be a temporary side effect, and skipping meds because they might bring on tinnitus would not be good.  I would check with the doc and pharmacist before discontinuing use of any med that's been prescribed.
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