Avatar universal

Could I have damaged my ear from this?

Hi all. I wasn't sure where to post this but thought I'd start here. So, I'm a 16 year old with severe anxiety - particularly regarding health (hypochondria), and I often suffer panic attacks and get very angry. I had one of these anger moments 2 days ago, as I was angry about some hypercausis I've been experiencing (believed to be caused by stress). Before I go into detail my ears were thoroughly checked this February due to other concerns and as of then, I have no hearing loss or any damage anywhere. Anyway...

During this outburst of anger, I stomped my right foot on my bedroom floor fairly hard. This isn't the first time. I lay in bed feeling exhausted of stress afterwards (also it was quite late), to realise a new tinnitus in my right ear. My anxiety quickly made the link between stomping with my right foot and the ringing in my right ear, and now I'm convinced that I causes some kind of trauma to my ear my stomping on the ground. I also feel as though I hear blood moving in that ear now, and it feels slightly more heavy. I've had a lot of experience with tinnitus, but this time it's a low pitched droning sound. I recognise the sound because I've had the same in the left, also after a moment of stress and anger. This time it's quite bad and hasn't gone after 2 days.

Am I overreacting by thinking I caused some kind of trauma, or could I have actually damaged my ear from stomping. Again I feel some pressure in there, like blood moving, along with this low pitched whining kind of sound. Please help me because coming to forums is not something I do unless times like this happen, when I feel so down that I need suggestions. Thank you for any responses.
1 Responses
Avatar universal
Can anyone please answer I'm starting to worry that I burst some blood vessel.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Ear, Nose & Throat Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Think a loved one may be experiencing hearing loss? Here are five warning signs to watch for.
Discover the common causes of and treatments for a sore throat.
Learn about what actually causes your temperature to spike.
Find out which foods you should watch out for.
Family medicine doctor Enoch Choi, MD helps differentiate between the common cold and more threatening (bacterial) infections
Dr. Steven Park reveals 5 reasons why breathing through your nose could change your life