Audiophobia with Lyme Disease
Not everyone with Lyme disease has the dreaded tinnitus and/or
audio-pain. But those who do, are greatly disabled from a normal life due to the extreme pain caused by
sound. Typically, with neurological Lyme, the audio-pain is aggravated with additional anxiety when
faced with too much noise, too many people talking at once or even the thought of being exposed to
To relieve tinnitus, I used this product by Thomas Coleman
The sound of someone walking across the floor may cause
excruciating pain, and sudden loud noises can cause a panic attack (see Anxiety).
Additionally there is a constant aching - like "swimmer's ear"
which intensifies in cold or wind. The following suggestions are products I use for managing this disabling
It may seem obvious, but with brain fog it never occurred to
me. I am blessed to have smart people caring for me. This is a link to Amazon where you can buy these high
quality skin colored plugs that are washable and nobody notices them. NOTE: I would stay away from wax plugs
because you can't clean them.
I find that GABA eases the pain
in my ears along with calming the anxiety that accompanies noise. Because the pain is neuropathic, the GABA works
naturally to calm the nerve endings. GABA is essential for relieving the ear pain and the panic that can come
unexpectedly with visitors or sudden loud noises. Read more about GABA
quiet. This is something everyone in your life should be aware of and reminded of to keep you
comfortable. A friend drew a big sign and taped it above my head so that visitors couldn'y help but read it...that
way I didn't have to make a request that some might consider rude.
The author of this website is not a licensed medical
practitioner. This information is based on her research and experience. This website is not intended to prevent, diagnose,
treat, or cure disease, and is not a substitute for consultation with a physician. If you are sick, please
consult a licensed medical practitioner.