I am 41 and have an a small AN (6mm) for about 3.5 years.Ã‚Â I just had my
yearly MRI and all was well (the same).Ã‚Â I've had a slight
loss of hearing and tinnitus from the start.Ã‚Â Last week, I woke
up with almost full loss of hearing in my AN ear, and very loud (and
I went to my local ENT (not my regular AN doctor - Dr. Bigelow at U of
PA) to get a quick hearing test to send to the Dr Bigelow.Ã‚Â The
hearing test was as expected (very bad), and both doctors decided to
put me on prednisone (steroid).Ã‚Â I've read that this can bring back
some or all of the hearing in some cases if treated early.Ã‚Â I visit
Dr. Bigelow tomorrow for a retest and see if this is working.Ã‚Â It's been 5 days
on prednisone and the hearing doesn't seem any different (yet, I hope).
Anyone have any experience taking prednisone for this reason and
getting good/bad/no results?Ã‚Â Any info on vitamins/supplements that might help
Also, is there any treatment method that "might" bring back some of the hearing?
I had been leaning towards Hopkins FSR if I ever had to go, assuming I would watch and
wait, and get it done if growth ever occurred...I didn't expect this!
Thanks in advance.