Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is something I have lived with for over 20 years but never realized it was connected to fibromyalgia. In this post I share how tinnitus feels to me and what I have discovered about tinnitus in fibromyalgia.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. MAYO CLINIC
Tinnitus involves the sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus symptoms may include these types of phantom noises in your ears:
The phantom noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it can interfere with your ability to concentrate or hear external sound. Tinnitus may be present all the time, or it may come and go.
My Experience With Tinnitus. (originally written in 2009)
Listen! There are a thousand chirping birds in my head most nights. In the day they reduce to a high pitched group of crickets singing in unison. I am a nature lover but this is ridiculous.