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A decade ago I woke up one morning with such a loud ringing in my right ear that I thought the fire alarm was going off. And over the next few hours I had a bout of vertigo while throwing up the entire time. It was plain awful. I went to see the ear doctor that afternoon. After I told him that I had had Mexican food and a margarita (with salt on the rim) for dinner, and a 2am snack of a full bag of Cheetos, he said that too much salt had caused the illness. He also later determined that I had tinnitus as well as endolymphatic hydrops. And I had a loss of hearing in the right ear. Through research on the internet and with advice from my doctor, I lowered my sodium intake dramatically, which helped to reduce the level of the ringing. I also read that too much sugar, alcohol and caffeine would cause the ringing to intensify, and occasionally lead to vertigo. And dehydration could cause the tinnitus to flare up. Since I am a very disciplined individual (having spent almost four years as a teenager at a military academy), I was able to drastically reduce the use of salt, alcohol, sugar and chocolate. I quit drinking caffeinated beverages altogether. As a result the ringing was reduced to a whisper unless I was eating out and accidentally ate too much salty or sugary foods at a restaurant or a friend's house where I wasn't in control of what was in the meal. My last episode of vertigo was 1 ½ years ago after having to endure a dozen episodes over the prior eight years. ...
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