For the past, maybe 10 days or two weeks, I've had a constant ringing in my ears. Not really ringing, more a steady, high-pitched sound, not horribly loud, but loud enough. It's bad enough that I have a sort of constant low-grade headache and queasiness.
After about two days, it went away for a while, and then came back, and it's been steady ever since.
I checked the web, and it said that sometimes it's a symptom of high blood pressure, so I went to the mall, and after sitting quietly for a couple of minutes, mine measured at about 125/180, which is higher than it should be, but not scary high, I don't think.
I haven't worn earphones or plugs in a long, long time (think a couple years for plugs, and longer by far for earphones). I haven't been at anything really loud.
The web site also said that sometimes it's from an aspirin overdose, but I haven't taken aspirin in years.
I sometimes have a nightcap, and I stopped that for a week, but the ringing continued.
Finally, today I called to try to make an appointment at the clinic. The doctor I saw there before moved a while back, and I haven't been sick since, so I haven't gone, so now I have an appointment to see a new (to me) doctor there, in January. I sure hope the ringing stops before then, because it's irritating.
(The web thing said that it wasn't usually a sign of horribleness, and the person making an appointment at the clinic didn't say I should go to the emergency room ASAP either. So I'm not really worried, but more frustrated. It's hard to concentrate this way.)