• Is becoming tone deaf and high heat intolerant normal when you have brain cancer?

    Asked by MarktheMan on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Is becoming tone deaf and high heat intolerant normal when you have brain cancer?

    It seems I have ringing in the ears and can't hear things like I used to, and I swear I'm hot all the time when it doesn't seem like it's hot. No fever though.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Mark, I can't say about that side effect, I didn't have brain cancer so I don't have that experience, but if you will use the search tool in the experiences tab, you can search for any condition or side effect. You will probably find something in the results. Let me know if I can help you any more.

      over 5 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I don't have brain cancer but what you mention could be side effects of treatment. I do sometimes get ringing in my ears but usually goes away. Touching really hot or cold stuff hurts....part of neuropathy. Hot sweats, hot flashes and cold sweats have become the norm for me since I had a radical hysterectomy. I've just learned to deal with them. I've heard others have had these side effects brought on by treatment too. Definitely let hour doctor know of any changes you notice. Hugs.

      over 5 years ago
    • Boombeen's Avatar

      I have ringing in my ears all the time & sometimes a tic toc sound which sound subsides after a while. I had both before even when the brain tumor was removed. Docs told me all the medication I'm on was causing these side affects & will go away after meds. I'm on high dose of speroids which is being reduced gradually. Now I am living with the ringing in the ears.

      over 5 years ago
    • Fusionera's Avatar

      Mark, I had hearing loss as a latent result of radiation therapy following my first craniotomy. The hearing loss didn't hit me until about 4 years after radiation. I didn't have tinnitus (ringin in the ears) as a result of my surgery and treatment though. I've also noticed a t times my hearing is more sensitive to certain tones, especially shrill sounds.

      over 5 years ago
    • jREINHARDT's Avatar

      Mark-- I can relate with you, except i always feel cold. It seems my thermometer was removed with my tumor. I have only put shorts on once this year and that was to mow the yard. I really have to watch to not overheat. My understanding is that some seizure medications can cause the ringing in the ears. My doctor asks me everytime during my monthly follow up if i have ringing in the ears. I think it is pretty common amongst brain tumor patients.

      over 5 years ago
    • LuckyDogs' Avatar

      I had similar side effects with the cancer as well. Normal noise and light conditions - sunlight, headlights, etc. were all very extreme to my ears and eyes when I was going through treatment. The coldness in the right hand and feet was more pronounced then, I was always cold even in the heat of the summer. As the radiation and chemotherapy effects left my body, these side effects were minimized over time. Three years out and I still experience coldness with my right hand, but most other symptoms are completely gone. It takes time and a lot of patience.

      over 5 years ago

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