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taritari

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Hi, I'm new to the board. My tinnitus and hyperacusis are much worse in the fall and get better in the spring. Also they are accompanied with feelings of movement, especially when I'm trying to go to sleep, and balance issues. Any thoughts or ideas?
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Taritari-
I have no idea what may be going on with you, of course, not being a doc and not knowing you, but as one who suffers from allergies to indoor and outdoor things, any time someone has a seasonal variation in some symptom I tend to wonder if allergies could be involved. Ears can be affected by allergies. Inner ear problems can make you feel off balance and make you feel like you are moving when you're not. I trust you have seen doctors and had some tests about these things? There are many possible causes of imbalance/dizziness, as well as H and T.
My observation is that my H feels worse during allergy times when my sinuses and throat are irritated or inflamed. It could be just too many accumulated stresses and discomforts in my head or it could be a direct physical cause. I also feel I am affected by pressure changes in weather. 
Just some things to think about. It has taken me years to sort of out my allergies and now it is taking me years to sort out my hyperacusis. If you got a quick answer to your problem you would be a very lucky person.
Good luck!

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taritari

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Hi, Anniekin - thank you so much for responding and sharing some of your story. I suffered from hayfever as a child, especially in the springtime, but after taking raw honey everyday, my symptoms have really cleared up. No more itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, or scratchy throat. As an adult, I have developed the hyperacusis and tinnitis, and they both get much worse as soon as the weather even thinks about getting cooler. I've had one severe vertigo episode and suffer with balance issues the last 7 years. I believe I have Meniere's Disease, but doctor's can't seem to align on this diagnosis. Some say yes, some say no. If I watch my sodium intake, it helps some. (People think I'm crazy when I say that salt makes me dizzy!). In all my research, I'm not finding anyone who has related to Meniere's being worse during certain seasons, so it's really all a mystery. Dizziness can be debilitating, and it makes working very difficult as it's hard to concentrate. And I've found it hard to try explaining my symptoms to people at work, friends, family because no one I know can relate. Especially when I say, I have hyperacusis - my hearing fluctuates, and while sounds are extremely loud to me, I am also hard of hearing at the same time. Ha! Very confusing. and Isolating.

I feel like I'm rambling, but I wanted to thank you and wish you well. 

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