I'm no expert whatsoever, but I can say a couple things that might help. Whatever seizure medicine she is on, perhaps she should have a higher dose. She might could use a tranquilizer, as well, so her nerves won't be quite so on edge. But the easiest thing to do is get her some earplugs or gently but firmly put cotton in her ears every morning, and it will lessen the intensity of sounds. I recall long time ago in this forum someone talked about earplugs that you can get at a sporting goods store that are particularly good for people who have to wear them a lot. I hope your good wife's memory came back to some degree after her operation, but these things do happen despite knowledgeable doctors. I sympathize with you so much, and I wish you and your family strength to cope with the situation.
thanks for your comment. Her Memory came back completely- in fact it is 100% insofar as the past is concerned, However, her temporary memory is a problem.
The doctors did try to put her on an Antibiotic course and increased the dosage of the seizure medicine, but it actually worsened the situation as she was unable to tolerate the increased medicine.
We have tried some of the best available Ear Plugs and also tried Noise cancellation head phones, which she cannot use as it compresses the area of surgery.
She appears better with each passing day, but we do need a solution as each time a noise irritates her, she has a minor seizure.
thanks once again
I am so glad your wife got her memory back! Maybe the short-term will return with a bit of practice, I don't know. Do try getting a bag of those little balls of cotton, they may work better than earplugs. You might have to pull one of the balls apart, into halves, for it to fit in her ears. Also, I take a tranquilizer, sounds bother me too, and the drug keeps me calm. Altho I don't have a seizure at noises... it's certain pitches that merely irritate me. Anyhow, I just wanted to remphasize the cotton and a tranquilizer. Oh, and last time I forgot to mention that in your own household, you can disconnect the doorbell and turn off the ringer on the phone... ask friends to call a buzzing cell in your pocket to let you know they're wanting to talk or come up to the door. I'll leave this post be, so others can make suggestions.
I understand the trauma your wife must be going through. The noise sensitivity or noise intolerance has occurred due to the use of Tegretol. Noise sensitivity is one of the major side effects of Tegretol. The only way to minimize the side effects of medication is a good nutrition to counter the adverse effects of medication on the body. Excellent nutrition can work wonders in patients with drug induced health problems. Please give your wife good natural supplements of multivitamins, multiminerals, Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium and specifically magnesium. Magnesium has been found to be very effective in reducing the noise intolerance. Take care that the supplements are natural and of good quality. Please try to reduce the noise in house. Make your wife’s room sound proof for some time till her symptoms improve. Please consult an ENT surgeon for examination and possible treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!