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rodmccain

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My wife Kathy has had severe intrusive tinnitus and extremely bothersome hyperacusis.
Ever since an enclosed MRI seven years ago.

11 years ago she had an Aortic Valve replacement.  Her cardiologist has ordered a nuclear stress test be done.  We went into the room where they conduct this test and the machines sounded extremely loud to Kathy and she had ear plugs in.  The frequencies from the machines made her ears feel weird and stuffy.

Has anyone gotten a setback from having a nuclear stress test or a complication that effected their hearing from the dyes that are part of the test.?



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janeygirl

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no but I had a heart block, the say they do use something different where you don't have to run on the treadmill but it sounds like a drug which makes your heart go so fast while you are laying down it's not funny. I have decided not to use it. My Doctors know that drugs and me don't get along.
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rodmccain

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Hi Janey,

So, did you end up having the nuclear stress test??  Yes.. I have heard of that drug that speeds up your heart beat,  and I definitely do not want that.  The machines now sound so very loud to me, l need muff/earplugs,  or both now!  I had no issue with them years ago before this LOUDNESS H and terrible T.  Did not need plugs or hearing protection. 

I am wondering if the loud machine will create a set back too??

Stay well

Thanks for your response.

Kathy McCain
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janeygirl

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well I think folks until they are healed from Hyperacusis and Tinnitus should stay away from loud machines, and also if something has to be done definitely wearing hearing collection with ear muffs AND good earplugs, there is a right way of putting them in and a wrong way. In the early days, my ears did get worse with one of my first MRI's, they weren't even using earplugs then. I bought at the advice of Dan and Rob and everyone here thunder 29 ear muffs. No metal so I can use them during tests. I take them everywhere for tests.

If you have to have the test, probably a good idea but if you are talking about the stress test on the treadmill, I canceled it. I don't want to fall, so many people fall doing treadmill not for the stress tests but at the gym etc. I also don't want to do that medically induced speed up the heart either. However if the test was mandatory and I had heart problems I would do it. I have done it in years past and didn't find the treadmill to be that loud. 

A new thing in my life is flying. I am taking flying lessons and yes the plane is loud for sure when we start it. the muffs are great and it really helps. I'm very excited I can do this for that too was a time I couldn't even consider that!


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