Hi I had my CI operation on my right side last Monday (I am profoundly Deaf in both ears) and ever since, my tinnitus in the CI ear has gotten considerably worse along with dizziness - it even sounds different and much louder. I had tinnitus before the surgery anyway but it’s scary how it has intensified. I know this is fairly common and should get better after activation - but I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to deal with it? The same ear also feels very full - probably of fluid - which I think is maybe causing the tinnitus.
Is there any exercises that I can do to help my ear drain the fluids more quickly? I do practise yoga but I’m scared having my head down below so much may might make the dizziness and tinnitus much worse,
I’m also tempted to give my nose a good blow to see if it helps clear my ear a bit - can I give it a go?
Also a weird thing I’ve noticed after the op is that when I look up - the tinnitus gets a lot louder then settles down when I look back down. Has anyone experienced this too? It also gets louder when I lie down on my bed on the pillows - so I’m not sleeping great either.
I’ll really appreciate any advice towards this - it’s definitely a very difficult time for me at the moment.