I am sorry this is happening mommysunshine. You have such a good outlook and all - but I am one to believe your treatment by medicals will be "experimental" at best. From what I read here: http://curezone.com/forums/am.asp?i=1416252 this woman feels this way:
As a tinnitus suffer myself, I've become frustrated with the lack of support for it in the medical world, and even with the number of junk results that you get from a search engine by searching for anything tinnitus related.
I don't know how many suffers will read this message but I would just like to wrap up what I have come to understand of tinnitus through my experience with it and what little valuable information you will find on the subject elsewhere on the internet.
Tinnitus is currently not curable outside of becoming totally deaf. There are several solutions in the form of procedures or medication that doctors or other "companies" are willing to offer you. None of these solutions will necessarily reduce the effects of your tinnitus, in fact as in the case of the OP, some solutions will actually make your tinnitus worse.
There are certain cases where particular solutions may greatly reduce the effects of your tinnitus. For example, pulsatile tinnitus has been known to be greatly reduced from certain procedures relating to the artery under your jaw line. Your ENT will know more about these cases.
In most cases however, there are different things you can try to reduce the effects of your tinnitus your self. Different things work for different people - unfortunately there isn't a single catch-all solution that works for everyone. For me, listening to quiet white noise can reduce my tinnitus such that I don't really notice it.
Tinnitus is not a disease, and is very rarely a symptom of a serious medical problem. But it can drive people crazy. Michelangelo wrote in his memoirs that he was “plagued by the incessant chirping of crickets.” It may also sound to the sufferer like buzzing, humming or even roaring — but no-one else can hear it.
__________________ There is no "getting over it" after a socipathic entanglement, and people who have not experienced the complete devastation of these exposures simply don't "get it." ~SoulfulSurvivor
Happy2behere, THANK YOU for that really good article. It nailed some things right on the head. There is an infection in my "tonsillar pillar" as they call it in the article you noted. I've been gargling with iodine/dmso, colloidal silver, mms, salt water.....doing netti pots and spraying water gently with my water pik with no relief from the infection. I'm going to give the Eustacian Tube Drainage technique described in the article a try. It feels like there is something lodged in there. I have a growing belief that chemicals from a new crown that gradually dissolved is lodged in there and an infection developed. The tinnitus developed soon after dental treatment. The crown now has a large hole in the center of it where the material has dissolved out. I may benefit from doing some gargling with clay or charcoal if my theory is correct. Thanks again for your help.