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How's your spike, @aura? Better, I hope. Sep 5, 2021

aot was last seen:
Sep 17, 2021 at 5:10 AM
    1. aura
      aura
      Thank you so much for you message. It means a lot to me. Especially after last night, when all my hopes died.
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    2. aot
      aot
      How's your spike, @aura? Better, I hope.
      1. Exit and Steph1710 like this.
    3. aot
      aot
      Super high pitched today. ;( I hope it calms down.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @aot I'm sure it will. Xx
        Sep 2, 2021
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      4. aura
        aura
        Is it better today?
        Sep 2, 2021
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      5. aot
        aot
        Yes, @aura. I hope yours get better soon.
        Sep 2, 2021
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    4. aot
      aot
      We're here for you, @aura.
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      2. aot
        aot
        Don't jump into anything too early, @aura. I know it's scary, but most spikes resolve on their own.

        I take Ashwagahnda for anxiety, and it helps a lot.
        Aug 30, 2021
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      3. aura
        aura
        @Christiaan, how can i contact Dr. De Ridder for an online consult? Things are out of control. Before i had fluctuations and some time to breath, but now i have the loudest intrusive tone that only keeps getting worse.
        Sep 12, 2021 at 5:01 PM
      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Sep 13, 2021 at 4:14 PM
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    5. aot
      aot
      Icy-Hot on face feeling is back. Ugh.
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      2. Vassili
        Vassili
        I live almost 2 years with all these feelings. It will go away.
        Aug 28, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I’ve had the same sensations just on the left side of my face for years and years. However, the past two years, it hasn’t happened. So don’t lose hope yet @aot x x
        Aug 28, 2021
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      4. aot
        aot
        I'm trying, @Steph1710. But is totally from Hyperacusis, which just makes me so doomed. :( I'm really trying my best here. I keep thinking about it getting worse and worse.

        I hope you are doing well, my friend.
        Aug 28, 2021
    6. MBH
      MBH
      I had pain in face for awhile, but it wasn't until I had severe pain in my molar / wisdom l went to dentist who told me I needed a root canal. I didn't put two and two together until after the root canal and the pain in my face went away. If you can check it out.
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      2. aot
        aot
        I'll look into it.
        Aug 27, 2021
    7. aot
      aot
      Stronger facial symptoms today. Just when I was starting to improve.
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      2. MBH
        MBH
        Look at root canal of your teeth, go for a all around xray. It could be a hidden infection. That's what happened to me. I had pain face for a long time.
        Aug 27, 2021
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    8. aot
      aot
      Barnes and Noble isn't happening, guys. They don't offer enough for someone in my financial situation. I'll keep looking. Thank you all. :)
      1. ALS, MBH, Christiaan and 5 others like this.
      2. MBH
        MBH
        Manager at small boutique hotel.
        Aug 21, 2021
    9. aot
      aot
      Barnes and Noble job avalible. Posted 2 days ago. Wish me luck, everyone!
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      2. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        Good luck!
        Aug 19, 2021
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      3. ALS
        ALS
        You got this!!!
        Aug 19, 2021
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Good luck mate!
        Aug 19, 2021
    10. aot
      aot
      Heart goes out to everyone stuck in Afghanistan.
      1. Christiaan, Tanni, ALS and 4 others like this.
      2. Adaś
        Adaś
        Agreed. Sad to watch such the world's retrogression.
        Aug 17, 2021
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    11. aot
      aot
      Just bought something from a self checkout and it beeped loud af.
      1. tracyNYC, ALS and kuromi like this.
      2. ALS
        ALS
        I hate grocery store beeps. I work in one, have to constantly eat the noise
        Aug 14, 2021
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      3. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        I hate those things. They are unnecessarily loud.
        Aug 14, 2021
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    12. aot
      aot
      Seriously considering walking out of my job.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @aot sorry you’re having such a rough time :( Working with the public is hard. I done it for years before my last two jobs. Where do you work again?
        Aug 11, 2021
      4. aot
        aot
        Aug 11, 2021
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      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @aot come to England and work in galleries and museums with me. They are very quiet places. Plus, I need your company… actually screw that idea! I will come to the US and we will buy a cabin in the woods or a soundproof apartment together. :)
        Aug 11, 2021
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    13. aot
      aot
      Any advice on looking for a job with H?
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        and honestly @aot, I'm going through the same thing as you; desperate to upskill.

        Have more confidence in yourself and your ability to do so; it's very typical for us to assume that people are simply smarter and/or better than us, and it's rarely the case. I've done a hell of a lot of things I thought I sucked at, and would be impossible for me to achieve with this condition over the last 3 years. SO LETS GO!
        Aug 7, 2021
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      4. MBH
        MBH
        National Parks, museums, hotels, tour guide, small river cruise ships. Life guard. Web designer. One might work.
        Aug 8, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Thanks @Damocles . Some may find it admirable, while others may deem it insane, risking ones health, but it's a risk I'm currently willing to take as I feel I've come home with regards to employer and colleagues; I couldn't have found a better job. I'm aiming to persevere until I get permanent employment, then I may go on sick leave whenever I need.
        Aug 8, 2021
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    14. aot
      aot
      Really bad stress spike. Holy shit.
    15. aot
      aot
      Only did one thing today, really. But it's more than when I could do nothing.
      1. Kriszti, danielthor, NTV and 5 others like this.
    16. aot
      aot
      No matter what plugs or muffs I wear, it never feels like I'm protecting enough.
      1. Vassili
        Vassili
        Actually it's true because sound can go through the bone.
        Jul 24, 2021
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    17. aot
      aot
      Edmond Dantes didn't become The Count Of Monte Cristo by being a free man. He had to be locked up first.
      1. aura, LilSass, Steph1710 and 3 others like this.
      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Why would he want to be the count of a sandwich?
        Jul 19, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @aot A brilliant novel, pretty much changed my view on life in some ways.
        Jul 19, 2021
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      4. LilSass
        LilSass
        An amazing come back story! I liken it to 'V for Vendetta' - one of my favourite films. :)
        Jul 22, 2021
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    18. aot
      aot
      OCD, rearing it's ugly head once more.
      1. ALS, pleasejuststop and kuromi like this.
      2. AbeS
        AbeS
        I'm sorry, I know it's horrible.. I've suffered from OCD since I was maybe 9 but it has become more managable through the years, with some bad periods now and then. One downside for me with having it diagnosed is psychiatrists and others have been connecting my ear issues to it...
        Jul 18, 2021
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    19. aot
      aot
      I want a coffee so bad. X(
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Stay strong brother!
        Jul 16, 2021
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      3. musicblue
        musicblue
        Decaf?
        Jul 17, 2021
    20. aot
      aot
      Facial numbing at work, even though I'm wearing 31 dB plugs. What the hell? This is a Walmart, not a race track for fuck's sake.
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      2. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Jul 13, 2021
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    21. aot
      aot
      More facial pain/numbness. How could I let this happen? :(
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      2. ALS
        ALS
        @aot You're already in pain, blaming yourself only adds onto the pile. It's tempting; I struggle not to sometimes. But you're young, and I believe you will get better. You've got to keep the faith.
        Jul 13, 2021
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      3. Vassili
        Vassili
        It wasn't you. In my case sometimes I felt more pain in total silence. So it's not you but processes that occur in you inner ears.
        Jul 13, 2021
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    22. aot
      aot
      Some of my tones are reactictive now. Great.
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      3. aot
        aot
        Jul 12, 2021
      4. Tanni
        Tanni
        I once had a 'reactive' tinnitus sound during a really stressful period - it went by itself in a few weeks, after the stressful period had ended. I know it was 'reactive' because I could hear it when the car was running, then it would immediately stop when the car was turned off.
        Jul 13, 2021
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      5. Tanni
        Tanni
        I don't really have any advice because I didn't do anything much. I just made sure not to overprotect, as I believe it *can* be related to noise sensitivity and it was the ear that I have mild hyperacusis in, so I wanted to retrain my ear not to be so sensitive to noise. But really, I think it just went by itself.
        Jul 13, 2021
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    23. aot
      aot
      RIP to the English.
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      2. Tanni
        Tanni
        Nah, we'll see you in the World Cup mate :P
        Jul 12, 2021
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    24. aot
      aot
      Qutting coffee today. Wish me luck.
      1. ALS, Keith Handy, danielthor and 2 others like this.
      2. twa
        twa
        Hope it goes well. I quit coffee 5 years ago and have a latte occassionally now. My nervous system is much calmer without it or chocolate.
        Jul 10, 2021
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      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Good luck! And if you really miss it, you can always go for decaf. I personally feel way more relaxed without coffee. Hope it works the same for you.
        Jul 10, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        Cold turkey on coffein isn’t smart, regardless of t or not:-)
        Jul 11, 2021
    25. aot
      aot
      1. Gabriel5050
        Gabriel5050
        Only my left ear gave me some trouble. Today it feels better than yesterday.
        Jul 9, 2021
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    26. aot
      aot
      Tomorrow, my therapist is gonna get her ear talked off about *my* ears.
      1. Exit, starrynights, bethadtr and 6 others like this.
    27. aot
      aot
      Anxiety is through the stratosphere again.
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      2. Vassili
        Vassili
        I think you should concern some medication because anxiety in the end robs you of will to go further, to live, to do something. See a professional.
        Jul 7, 2021
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      3. aot
        aot
        I do see a professional, @Vassili. But thank you for your concern.
        Jul 7, 2021
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    28. aot
      aot
      Is your first real H setback the easiest one to recover from?
      1. danielthor
        danielthor
        Yeah, and then it seems to get harder and harder
        Jul 6, 2021
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        Opposite here. The first one was the worst. After that, over time, much quicker and less severe.
        Jul 6, 2021
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    29. aot
      aot
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    30. aot
      aot
      Carrying two pairs of filtered plugs from now on, one of which is 26 DB.
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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.