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Well officially 1 month with tinnitus. Guess it's not going away. Aug 13, 2020 at 11:35 PM

    1. asey20
      asey20
      Well officially 1 month with tinnitus. Guess it's not going away.
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        @sleepingsiren at least if I could pick my noise. Thanks. I hope it goes away too, or we make it to a future where there is better treatments.
        Aug 14, 2020 at 6:22 AM
      3. asey20
        asey20
        I'm just really depressed. There is this girl I like that I see being in my future. I just don't know how stable I can be or want to ruin her life because I lose it. :( I used to look to the future but I don't anymore. If this could go away or get reduced and more manageable I think I'd be able to look ahead again.
        Aug 14, 2020 at 6:27 AM
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Trust me, it would have been 1000 times more exhausting if it were to be super loud 100% of the time.
        Aug 14, 2020 at 6:41 AM
    2. asey20
      asey20
      The problem is that it's not just a noise, it's a sensation.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        When did you feel it for the first time?
        Aug 12, 2020 at 9:07 PM
      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @asey20 Thanks. I am sadly 3 years into this and its only gotten worse :/ But I remain hopeful. Otherwise its impossible to push forward
        Aug 12, 2020 at 9:44 PM
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      5. asey20
        asey20
        Aug 12, 2020 at 9:48 PM
    3. asey20
      asey20
      So hard to stay positive when everyones battle with T is different. I've been having near silent mornings last 2 days. It will fade.
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    4. asey20
      asey20
      Going to focus on myself and stop updating. I hope that someday it will go away, get lower and stop bothering me or there will be treatment!
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    5. asey20
      asey20
      Woke up at 5am and it's so loud. Honestly, I don't think this will get better. I'm exhausted.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        > However it's just been pretty loud the last 24 hours and I'm having a tough time telling if it's getting better or not.

        You need to wait for several months to be able to tell whether it is getting better. Ears heal very slowly.

        I believe that HeavyMantra's experience isn't common. It is also possible that eventually the fraction of the good days will keep increasing, but of course nothing is guaranteed.
        Aug 6, 2020
      3. asey20
        asey20
        @Bill Bauer It is true that I seem a bit better after waking up right now. I'll try and be patient and find a way to deal with my anxiety I guess.
        Aug 6, 2020
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        The daily trend has too much noise and is meaningless. Focus on the monthly trend.
        Aug 6, 2020
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    6. asey20
      asey20
      I can no longer gauge the sound of my T. Don't know if it's getting quieter or not or if I'm making progress. Pretty tired of this.
    7. asey20
      asey20
      Turns out it actually is getting quieter. Can barely hear it in the car anymore. I will keep doing what I'm doing. Less anxious now.
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        Aug 5, 2020
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      3. sensualmosquito
        sensualmosquito
        Thats what I'm periodically noticing too. It'll be a while before things improve. It takes forever. Im only 2 months in right now myself.
        Aug 6, 2020
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        When it comes to forecasting one's likelihood of recovery, what matters is the monthly trend and the global lows. What happens on any given day (e.g., a spike) isn't important.
        Aug 6, 2020
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    8. asey20
      asey20
      It's been 3 weeks now. Is there any reason to be optimistic that it will go away or there will be treatments in the future?
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        @Bill Bauer i hope so. I'm having trouble coping sometimes. It seems to fluctuate a lot, however I can't tell if that's just because I'm not focusing on it or it actually is changing.
        Aug 4, 2020
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      3. Gabriel5050
        Gabriel5050
        Yes and yes.
        Aug 4, 2020
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      4. asey20
        asey20
        I'm glad you guys are optimistic. Let's hope good things happen for all of us via treatment or time!
        Aug 4, 2020
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    9. asey20
      asey20
      Seems like noise doesn't spike my tinnitus. I guess that is good news. Still not trying to cause damage.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        The next 2-3 years or so you will likely be vulnerable. You might not be getting temporary spikes, but that doesn't mean you won't get a permanent spike.
        Aug 4, 2020
    10. asey20
      asey20
      Not sure if it's getting quieter or I'm dealing with it better. I'm sure it's both. One step at a time I guess. It may even go away someday.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Habituation happens when one is about 2-3 years in. So your T is probably getting quieter.

        A common outcome is getting to the "can hear it only in quiet rooms" stage. Of course some people report hearing complete silence.
        Aug 3, 2020
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        That's good news then. Let's keep the progress going. Sleep has been helping and I'm starting to sleep better. Even if this goes away I will I'll stay on this forum to support the cause.
        Aug 3, 2020
    11. asey20
      asey20
      Surprisingly, my T is bothering me less today. It is quieter albeit still noticeable sometimes. Healing maybe? I hope. :)
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        Nights are still bad but at least I get some bliss in the mornings now.
        Aug 3, 2020
    12. asey20
      asey20
      Went to ER and the doc had T. Told me he just doesn't think about it. Guess I'll just have to live with it then and hope it gets better.
    13. asey20
      asey20
      Starting to forget what true silence sounds like. I still feel like I have some silent moments thought idk if my brain is tricking me.
    14. asey20
      asey20
      Woke up today with T almost non existent in left ear (even with ears plugged). Not sure if right ear got better too. Still getting bad sleep
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      2. tbuzz89
        tbuzz89
        This is a good sign. You're going to experience ups and downs but from everything people say on here, the early fluctuations are a good thing.
        Aug 1, 2020
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        I hope so
        Aug 1, 2020
      4. asey20
        asey20
        Isn't it strange how it can become barely noticeable in the morning but gets worse. Especially the more that I think about it. Must be a sign that I can eventually get this under control to a point where I'll barely notice it.
        Aug 1, 2020
    15. asey20
      asey20
      This is pure torture. If my right ear could just stop a reach the same level as my left ear I would be fine. I can't sleep.
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        I also noticed that my left ear gets louder when I plug it in but my right ear doesn't really get louder anymore. Idk what any of this means or if its good signs. I guess its good that there isn't tones really present and its mostly static sounds and sensations.
        Aug 1, 2020
      3. asey20
        asey20
        Anyways, thanks guys for the support. It's been helpful and I don't think I could make it without the support. Sometimes I cannot really hear it and I feel normal again. I guess this is good and hopefully this continues to be the case.
        Aug 1, 2020
      4. Tanni
        Tanni
        Yes, Tinnitus generally does fluctuate A LOT at the start. That's totally normal and expected. As time goes on, it will generally settle down and lessen, if not disappear. Try to only read the success stories on this site if the support forum is making you anxious, and give it time.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    16. asey20
      asey20
      The perfect pill would be taken everyday for sleep, stop T the next day and protect your ears. Too bad it doesn't exist. Good night.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Even sunblock combined with bug repellent (which you would think is a lot more mainstream) doesn't exist...
        Jul 31, 2020
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        @Bill Bauer I'll invent that first and raise enough money to invent my pill
        Jul 31, 2020
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    17. asey20
      asey20
      I am now currently in my quiet room eating BBQ crispers chips and have almost complete silence. Maybe chips is the cure. WTF. lol
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        As long as you don't hurt your ears a second time (especially over the next three years), you ought to be fine.
        Jul 31, 2020
      3. asey20
        asey20
        @Bill Bauer I don't even know what I did to hurt my ears the first time. T__T
        Jul 31, 2020
    18. asey20
      asey20
      Glad I could barely hear it this morning but it gets louder every night or when lying down. Less anxious right now though. Hope it goessss.
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      2. tbuzz89
        tbuzz89
        Hey man, I'm four months in and know how you're feeling. Some days are hell, others are a bit more tolerable. I've had some mornings where I've woken up to silence as well, and assume this is a good sign, so hang in there. It seems that most people do get better, it just takes a lot of time which isn't an easy fact to accept this early in the game. If you need to talk feel free to send me a message.
        Jul 31, 2020
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    19. asey20
      asey20
      Lorazepam helped me for a bit. I felt a bit like myself again. If I can control my anxiety I may be alright. I think I can sleep tonight...
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        Had the mildest T since I took lorazepam at 8pm last night to 6 pm tonight. I even fell asleep after the lorazepam had worn off. Hopefully these are good signs. T gets loud every night but quiets in morning.
        Jul 31, 2020
      3. asey20
        asey20
        EEEEeeeeEEEEeeeeEEEEeeee wtf sigh
        Jul 31, 2020
    20. asey20
      asey20
      Does this actually get better? Only slept one hour last night. I'm suffering. May need to ask for sleeping pills.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        >I barely slept last night

        This is a normal reaction during the first few months. Make sure to try masking. Playing nature sounds gives you something else to listen to besides your T.
        Jul 30, 2020
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        You will want to make sure that you don't hurt your ears during this period of vulnerability as your body is healing. You will want to avoid taking ototoxic drugs, avoid microsuction or syringing (performed when you need to clean wax out of your ears; a manual tool should be used), and not let your dental hygienist use an ultrasonic scaling tool on you (a manual tool should be used). For more details, see
        Jul 30, 2020
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    21. asey20
      asey20
      Sitting here at 2am listening to the fridge. Ears feel at peace. Some sense of quiet at last. A sign I should stop looking for the T.
    22. asey20
      asey20
      Taking a break from this site. Been reading too much negatively. Will finish off by reading some success stories.
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    23. asey20
      asey20
      Guess I'm just gonna have to learn to live with it.
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    24. asey20
      asey20
      Only hearing a slight ringing in the left ear and static hissing in the right ear now. Gives me hope it will get better. Scared to sleep.
    25. asey20
      asey20
      Ears are hurting today. Feeling head and ear pressure. Stressed out even though I've been trying to relax. Hopefully will get better.
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    26. asey20
      asey20
      Saw my GP today. She told me she believes the T will go away. Quiet all day today except for bad flare up tonight. Trying to sleep now. :(
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 2, 1997 (Age: 23)
    Location:
    Toronto
    Occupation:
    Computer Science
    Tinnitus Since:
    July 13, 2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    10 sec SBUTT (R ear), stress, anxiety, neck, jaw, not sure
    一日一歩。One step at a time.

    Elon Musk's neurolink will cure tinnitus. Calling it right now.

    Currently trying:
    Omega 3 with coq10
    NAC
    ALCAR
    Vitamin B12
    Vitamin D3
    Curcumin with black pepper
    Magnesium
    Zinc (sometimes)

    Shakes with ashwaghanda, spirulina and moringa
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