I Can Hear You!

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I am still here…fighting a few MS issues but plan on getting back in shape for the 2014 season. I am still working on the training schedule and hope to run my usual spring half marathon, The Capital City Half Marathon, in May.

This afternoon I was reading an article my brother-in-law sent me about updates on marijuana for treating MS and noticed another article to the side related to hearing. The past year or so I have developed hypersensitivity in my left ear when the left side of my face goes numb so the article caught my interest. I was not aware that hearing hypersensitivity was indeed a “common” symptom of MS. I just thought I was weird…well, weirder then I already thought. :-) Has any one else experienced this symptom? What have you done to deal with it or treat it? I would love any suggestions. Since I am inside sales I don’t really have a quiet job. It can sometimes be really irritating and painful when the hearing hypersensitivity starts.

Here is the article if anyone wants to check it out!

6 thoughts on “I Can Hear You!

  1. I wonder about this myself. I was diagnosed with MS almost 2 years ago and have only had minimal symptoms since the initial diagnosis. I have for years noticed I am more sensitive to noise than others seem to be, though. I feel like my head just can’t handle the noise…and I have a very hard time focussing with external noise around me. I had no idea that it could be MS related until I recently read something online about it. Very interesting to know.

  2. dear ms runner, I’m further on with this ms and no longer able to run. Persistent Sensory symptoms for me were truly awful for about 5 years, but gladly since following wahls diet those symptoms have at least reduced by about 70%. I had issues with my ears for few years off and on, and ok might again. One of the less issues was going completely deaf for just a minute or two, and then sounds were really loud and reverberating. Like a booming. My ear symptoms usually preceded vertigo, and were themselves usually preceeded by pains in ear and head. My neurologist commented that ear symptoms weren’t commen for people with ms. But you get to know your own symptoms and know whats ms and what probably osn’t. Best regards to you, keep it going, and a very peaceful New Year, DD

  3. This is an interesting post. I was diagnosed with MS 2 years ago and definitely have some hearing sensitivity. I also will get a sensation like my ear is clogged (like on an airplane) sometimes when I am running harder than normal. I have not been able to find anything about that, but I wonder if it’s related to this. Thanks for posting!

  4. I don’t have hypersensitivity to sounds but when I am with a group or in a noisy location it gets hard (and exhausting) to try to focus on one conversation. The holidays were tough because there is so much background noise (at least in my family) that I end up not saying as much because it is to tiring to concentrate on what everyone is talking about and trying to block out what I don’t want to hear. I do have hypersensitivity to the cold which makes living in WI really tough in the winter. I practically end up living under my electric blanket for 2-3 months and I don’t have time for that!

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