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Damn. Didn't mean to slam that plate. X( Ear hurts. May 2, 2021 at 10:41 PM

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    1. aot
      aot
      Damn. Didn't mean to slam that plate. X( Ear hurts.
      1. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        dishes are the worst
        May 3, 2021 at 1:47 AM
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    2. aot
      aot
      Temporary crown put in yesterday and so far, no spike at all!
      1. twa
        twa
        Yay!!!
        Apr 30, 2021 at 9:55 PM
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    3. Sayeed
    4. aot
      aot
      Spike is gone. :)
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Awesome!
        Apr 23, 2021
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      3. Lucifer
        Lucifer
        Is this the spike from the root canal that went away?
        Apr 24, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        Yay!!!
        Apr 29, 2021
    5. aot
      aot
      Can't sleep.
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      2. martinberryhorse
        martinberryhorse
        Sometimes when I can't sleep I'll put in earplugs and at first the sound is overwhelming, but because there is no contrast noise it is easier for me to tune out enough to eventually fall asleep.
        Apr 21, 2021
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      3. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        I couldn't either. I'd lie as still as possible and then I'd get that "heart sinking into stomach" feeling.
        Apr 22, 2021
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      4. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        @martinberryhorse - I can sometimes do that, and it settles a bit into a steady "whoosh," but didn't work last night. I was agitated all around, throughout my body, not just the noise.
        Apr 22, 2021
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    6. aot
      aot
      @Lurius, you're not supposed to like Rorshach.
      1. Lurius
        Lurius
        Hahaha, why not?
        Apr 21, 2021
    7. aot
      aot
      @Orions Pain, I see your posts and I think about you a lot. I'm so damn sorry you suffer so much.
      1. LilSass, Lucifer, kuromi and 4 others like this.
      2. Orions Pain
        Orions Pain
        This is very nice of you to say, thank you. I'm so sad any of us have to suffer with any level of this. It's not fair and we deserve better care
        Apr 19, 2021
    8. aot
      aot
      Higher in volume but lower in pitch.
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      2. kuromi
        kuromi
        I'm certain it'll subside with time, aot. Hang in there!
        Apr 19, 2021
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    9. aot
      aot
      A spike AND Intrusive thoughts. How fun.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Hope you manage to calm down those thoughts. Have a cup of green tea (it’s rank!) but good for relaxing, or some other bullshit lol How’s the spike?
        Apr 19, 2021
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      3. aot
        aot
        Spike is still going up and down. It's ok at this moment. I hope your injury hasn't affected your T at all.
        Apr 19, 2021
    10. aot
      aot
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Thanks buddy! Currently waiting on an x-ray. Bad times.
        Apr 18, 2021
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    11. aot
      aot
      Still higher pitched. Fluctuating throughout the day. Gonna reschedule my crown appointment.
    12. aot
      aot
      T is a bit higher today, probably because of the root canal. But I'm not worried. Confident it'll go down.
    13. aot
      aot
      Root canal is done. Dentist was *very* understanding. Wore muffs. Ears are a tinsy bet sore. If I don't get a delayed spike I should be good
      1. Steph1710, tracyNYC, Lilah and 7 others like this.
      2. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        Very relieved to hear that. I was a bit worried for you.
        Apr 14, 2021
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      3. convolution
        convolution
        This is great news :)
        Apr 14, 2021
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    14. aot
      aot
      Any treatments for Sjogren's syndrome, @Zugzug?
      1. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        Not much has changed other than a big relief of having objective evidence for disability (which will still be really hard) and I no longer have to feel like the doctors think I'm nuts for suggesting various treatments. We'll see though.
        Apr 11, 2021
    15. aot
      aot
      Don't tempt me, @Jack Straw. It's hard to resist enough as it is, lol.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I used headphones for the first time last week, since developing T. I listened on low volume for 1 minute, and freaked out about the possible damage, and threw them back in the draw forever! I miss headphones so damn much :(
        Apr 10, 2021
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      3. aot
        aot
        Sorry to hear that, Steph. This stuff is rough.
        Apr 10, 2021
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      4. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        Along the same lines, do hearing aids contribute to T? I need them to hear, and strictly out of fear, I no longer use the Bluetooth streaming function.
        Apr 10, 2021
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    16. aot
      aot
      Random right ear burning for no reason. How fun. Been protecting/avoiding loud noise for over a year, but I still get ear burning?
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      3. aot
        aot
        Do you think this is a bad sign, @Vassili? I know you've mostly recovered. Maybe it's nothing, but I'm anxious as hell.
        Apr 6, 2021
      4. Vassili
        Vassili
        Hey, @aot! I think it's a good sign because if some symptom comes and goes it means that someday it will go away completely (my opinion). For example, yesterday I had a very quiet day, almost without any tinnitus, but in the evening my ears were burning, teeth were aching a bit and tinnitus was absolutely gone for a few hours.
        Apr 7, 2021
      5. Vassili
        Vassili
        I think if our hair cells are not dead then someday we will make it. (^.^)
        Apr 7, 2021
    17. aot
      aot
      Happy Easter!
    18. FGG
      FGG
      Hey, you aren't near Piney Point, I hope...
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      2. aot
        aot
        Thanks for your concern. I'm a little over a half hour drive from Piney Point. We haven't faced any issues thus far, though tbh I haven't kept up much with recent updates about the situation.
        Apr 4, 2021
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      3. FGG
        FGG
        Good, evacuation would be probably the last thing you'd need to deal with...
        Apr 4, 2021
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    19. aot
      aot
      Lots of fleeting T today.
      1. tracyNYC and Steph1710 like this.
      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        That’s me everyday. Constantly throughout the day too.
        Apr 2, 2021
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      3. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        It scares me every time it happens.
        Apr 2, 2021
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      4. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        Fleeting T is terrifying.
        Apr 22, 2021
    20. aot
      aot
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      3. aot
        aot
        I'm doing ok, @Steph1710. Just got my ears cleaned.
        Mar 31, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        How do your ears feel, now they’ve been cleaned? Hopefully better?
        Mar 31, 2021
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      5. aot
        aot
        Much better. :)
        Mar 31, 2021
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    21. aot
      aot
      Just found a job that's perfect for me but it's over an hour away by bus!. :( :( :( :( :(
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      2. twa
        twa
        The right one will show up for you. Often the not quite right choice appears before the right one for you!
        Mar 31, 2021
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    22. aot
      aot
      Also, root canal is on the 14th. Let's hope I'm not paying over a thousand dollars for a worsening, permanant or otherwise.
    23. aot
      aot
      TTTS is back. Probably due to anxiety.
    24. kuromi
      kuromi
      I've been keeping up with your recent posts and I just wanted to say you have my total support. I know with the recent FX-322 news, life feels difficult to manage and anxieties are high but you're a great person, with a kind heart. You, myself and everyone else on here will eventually have better lives. I hope you won't have to wait too long, aot. <3
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      3. kuromi
        kuromi
        @Lucifer I hope that things work out as well. It's truly a shame that the FX-322 results were as they are, but we musn't let our hopes die. Success is only a breath away, I truly believe that.
        Mar 29, 2021
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      4. Ed209
        Ed209
        Aot is an awesome member and an asset to this community.
        Mar 29, 2021
      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Jumping on the @aot appreciation bandwagon here! Aot is awesome! And I can’t wait for a visit to the States, so I can have a coffee with him :)
        Mar 29, 2021
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    25. aot
      aot
      One of my best friends is getting married in a year. Probably won't be able to go to the wedding. :(
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I'm so sorry. Could you maybe attend the ceremony and skip the party? That's what I intend to do when my friends get married.
        Mar 25, 2021
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      3. Watasha
        Watasha
        I went to my first wedding reception last August during a previous relationship. I wore custom musician's earplugs, we danced and had a great time. Took breaks here in there for 5-10 minutes at time. I never thought I'd do it again, but glad we did it. A lot of positive growth with T and minor H came out of that relationship. I think you could do it.
        Mar 25, 2021
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I also went to a wedding last year. Because of COVID, it was outside, in a large open space with only a few people, and no music - Thank goodness! I wore earplugs & enjoyed myself. If there had been music, I would have left. So maybe attend the ceremony, and the meal, if there is one, then go when the music starts? I hate how T has limited every aspect of life. *hugs* to you @aot the struggle IS real!
        Mar 26, 2021
    26. aot
      aot
      Yippe. This day just keeps getting better and better.
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    27. aot
      aot
      Sister yelled two feet away, and now my ear is full, hours later. Either that was an acoustic trauma,or I have an ear infection, as I feared
      1. Lucifer and Daniel Lion like this.
      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Fullness doesn't need to mean trauma. My ears get full from certain things that are loud, but nowhere close to the danger zone. Just hyperacusis I guess.
        Mar 25, 2021
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    28. aot
      aot
      FX-322 failed and now it feels like things will never be good again. I'm stuck with these monkies on my back forever.
      1. Labyrinthine
        Labyrinthine
        I'm sure something will help us someday! Please, don't lose hope. It might be closer than we think...
        Mar 24, 2021
      2. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Fx-322 or the trial itself failed. Fx-322 is not done yet time will tell
        Mar 24, 2021
    29. aot
      aot
      Slept on my ear and it's clogged again. Any advice?
      1. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Have you tried Flonase or similar sinus medicines/sprays/decongestants? I use Flonase twice a day because I live in an area that is terrible for allergies.
        Mar 24, 2021
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I believe they make saline ones as well, netipots too if you're afraid of meds being ototoxic
        Mar 24, 2021
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      3. aot
        aot
        I'll look into those. Thanks!
        Mar 24, 2021
    30. FGG
      FGG
      If you only knew how easy I am to embarrass :)...
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Sep 28, 1998 (Age: 22)
    Location:
    USA
    Tinnitus Since:
    2016. Worsened 11/2019.
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.