And Cue the Left Ear… Exit

I know I started this blog so that I could document and catalog my personal experience with fibromyalgia, as well as track the research I’ve been reading, hoping to share what research is getting done and what direction treatment options are going, yada yada yada.  I am forced to admit, however, that I’m getting tired of having something new to talk about. But here I am… Hearing loss. Not tinnitus – I’ve had that going for years. This is sudden hearing loss. I woke up Sunday morning without a left ear. I didn’t do a Rembrandt. It’s still attached to my head, but it’s not functioning. It’s not a problem with fluid or wax build up. It’s sensory neural hearing loss. Except for a 30% chance of improvement with the use of steroids (I’m being aggressive and getting both injections and taking oral steroids), the hearing is gone, with the exception of static. My stereo’s broken… A very very quick look indicates some research that people with fibro are more likely to have hearing loss. I have to read more, however. I’ve only really ever read about tinnitus. The study I found, however, is from 2016, so very recent. We’ll see.  In the meantime, for once in my life, please let the steroid do what it’s got a 30% chance of doing? I really don’t like the whole mono sound…  More later.

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