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asey20

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Would've gotten my 2nd dose of pfizer yesterday. Instead Canada is trying this thing where they postpone it to 4 months. Great... Apr 4, 2021

    1. asey20
      asey20
      Would've gotten my 2nd dose of pfizer yesterday. Instead Canada is trying this thing where they postpone it to 4 months. Great...
      1. Steph1710 likes this.
      2. twa
        twa
        Really? What's the rationale?
        Apr 4, 2021
      3. asey20
        asey20
        @twa the country did not secure enough vaccines.
        Apr 4, 2021
    2. asey20
      asey20
      In the next 10-20 years there will be more advanced drugs than ever before.
      1. NTV, starrynights, Lucifer and 4 others like this.
      2. Sironketchup
        Sironketchup
        I like drugs
        Mar 28, 2021
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      3. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        Definitely, and I'm going to do them all
        Mar 28, 2021
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        In 20 years you will be lucky to have access to indoor plumbing.
        Mar 29, 2021
    3. asey20
      asey20
      Starting to feel better lately. Watching tiktoks of blind ppl have made me humble myself a bit. If they can live happy, I can try too.
      1. kuromi
        kuromi
        You're close to reclaiming your life. Based on what you've said before, you seem to be on the way to healing. Keep faith asey!
        Mar 27, 2021
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      2. sensualmosquito
        sensualmosquito
        Perspective helps sometimes. I've had a hard time in the last few days but I keep thinking to myself that it will get better, I will learn to live with it, and things will be better in my 30s.
        Mar 27, 2021
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    4. asey20
      asey20
      Ignored my tinnitus for the whole day today. Subsequently it has been quiet. A long time since I have been able to do that. Great news.
      1. Anniz, Steph1710, Charburchar and 2 others like this.
      2. kuromi
        kuromi
        I've been at the same stage recently. I'm able to ignore it for the whole day and only have to deal with it in the evenings. Glad to know you're doing well.
        Mar 23, 2021
    5. asey20
      asey20
      The hospital I work at just recently acquired a 7T MRI machine. High definition MRIs are finally here. Hoping this will help a lot of ppl.
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        Mar 24, 2021
      4. Lukee
        Lukee
        Awesome. Sunnybrook is the best for neuro in the city.
        Mar 24, 2021
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      5. asey20
        asey20
        @Lukee Yup. They are one of the only hospitals in the world to open up the blood brain barrier. Very good stuff and research going on here.
        Mar 24, 2021
    6. asey20
      asey20
      I have really bad floaters that just keep getting worse. I wish it would go away.
      1. FGG
        FGG
        How is your anxiety level? Floaters are linked with anxiety apparently. The good news is they keep improving laser treatment for them.
        Mar 21, 2021
      2. asey20
        asey20
        really really bad today. I'm feeling horrible right now.
        Mar 21, 2021
      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        I also have lots of floaters. It awful!
        Mar 21, 2021
    7. asey20
      asey20
      Wouldn't be surprised if many things wrong with our bodies are simple fixes. We just haven't gotten to that point yet (of fixing it).
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    8. asey20
      asey20
      Can depression cause tinnitus or worsen it? I think so.
      1. LilSass and Vassili like this.
      2. Vassili
        Vassili
        Anxiety and depression both can. I've heard that if the cause is rooted in your mental state then psychiatrist can quickly help you. If it's noise induced, like mine, I don't think that antidepressants would help me but one thing's for sure - anxiety better be held under control because not only it increases tinnitus, also constant stress can have a negative impact on your kidneys. My ENT told me that.
        Mar 20, 2021
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    9. asey20
      asey20
      Feeling O so tired. If only I could get rid of one of my problems. That would be lovely. Thanks.
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    10. asey20
      asey20
      If I don't make a new status at least every 6 months, then I'm probably dead. I'm doing ok, Just don't want to be forgotten.
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      2. musicblue
        musicblue
        @asey20 Aim for complete silence, but remember it will likely drop in volume at a very slow rate like a radio song fade out. Tbh I think everybody has tinnitus, but like hardened lake ice, ours comes through the cracks due to various reasons. The aim is to sink it back down to an acceptable level and hope it freezes over again.
        Mar 18, 2021
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        Mar 18, 2021
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        asey20
        Mar 18, 2021
    11. asey20
      asey20
      Imo, we aren't even close to a treatment for tinnitus. We aren't even within reach. Might as well give up.
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        @Ilias T it is promising, but is it curative? Not likely. Is it a step in the right direction? Absolutely. Is it exciting? Definitely.

        All I'm saying is that the optimism for fx-322 is overflowing. I'm glad people are getting excited over it, but don't put your eggs in one basket.
        Mar 16, 2021
      3. asey20
        asey20
        For example, they know that amyloid deposits play a factor in dimentia, just like how ear hair cells play a factor in tinnitus. However when they use drugs that target these amyloid deposits, it doesn't necessarily lead to a substantial enough improvement. Otherwise dimentia will be cured or have effective treatments.

        Now, I am not saying this is a great analogy. However, it is important to consider these things...
        Mar 16, 2021
      4. asey20
        asey20
        @Steph1710 Thank you for understanding. Venting is important part of getting through things.

        Just because I'm being a downer doesn't mean I don't want a cure or effectivetreatment. I want a cure or treatment for everything. I just hate to see excitement which could be leading to a dead end. Always good to be a little skeptical. Going on the fx-322 post these days is not even constructive anymore.
        Mar 16, 2021
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    12. asey20
      asey20
      Day 245: Tinnitus still not gone yet.
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      2. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        I'm at day 1390 something. Lol
        Mar 14, 2021
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    13. asey20
      asey20
      Does anyone else here have visual snow syndrome? Please comment so we can discuss. I would like to not feel so alone.
    14. asey20
      asey20
      Once again waking up to NO tinnitus. None and then it creeps on. A quiet static and pain in the right ear and neck.
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      2. Dolgoruki
        Dolgoruki
        same here! I wake up with near to no tinnitus and to a much smoother tone too. As time goes by throughout the day it start to get louder and it usually peaks at around bed time.

        I still see it as an improvement since until only a few months ago the volume was pretty much the same morning till evening...
        Mar 14, 2021
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      3. kuromi
        kuromi
        @Dolgoruki We have very similar progressions! In the months right after my onset I had the same level of volume consistently, and now I have that barely audible, softer level for most of the day until the evening where it gets more obnoxious.

        It's pretty much been the only way I've measured progress as with the way it is now, I'm very close to total silence.
        Mar 14, 2021
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      4. Dolgoruki
        Dolgoruki
        @kuromi that's great to hear!

        Sometimes when I get frustrated in the evening I remind myself that my current worst is better than the older best. That thought keeps me hoping I am on a path of further recovery.

        Best of luck!
        Mar 14, 2021
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    15. asey20
      asey20
      Pretty certain tinnitus is forever... And that's sad.
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        @ASilverLight Unfortunately, I don't even know what the issue is and when this exactly began. I only noticed this on July 12 of last year. All I know is that I experience pain on my right side near and around my ear and neck. Also, this visual snow syndrome I'm experiencing doesn't give me hope that this can go away at all.
        Mar 14, 2021
      4. asey20
        asey20
        @ASilverLight I feel like a lot more people have a lot more to be hopeful for then I do. I'm tackling several problems here. Maybe I'll get lucky. Maybe I can be happy. It's tough. I did definitely improve but I don't know if that will continue.
        Mar 14, 2021
      5. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I have VSS too and reactive tinnitus. I have a lot of issues too and still don't know the exact cause. But this hope is the only thing getting me through each day
        Mar 14, 2021
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    16. asey20
      asey20
      aren't we overly optimistic about finding a treatment soon? People are too excited on fx322 me thinks... Sorry to burst any bubbles. :/
      1. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Optimistic because of how well it's doing. I don't think there is a better candidate out there. If it succeeds this trial, we are looking for a possible cure in 2023, best case.
        Mar 13, 2021
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      2. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Well, did people say the same thing in 2010? Probably, but now we have something that might actually work. We lived in 2015 with computers 5x slower than today. Science is moving super fast.
        Mar 13, 2021
      3. asey20
        asey20
        @Ilias T I get what you are saying but it was the same thing in 2010, computer got 5x faster by 2015. It's Moore's law, every 2 years technology doubles (as in transistors on a chip). Tinnitus is multifactorial and therefore will be hard to treat, unfortunately.
        Mar 14, 2021
    17. asey20
      asey20
      There is pain/discomfort on the right side of my ear which just won't go away. I'm sure that this is causing the tinnitus. What do I do?
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Ent?
        Mar 12, 2021
      2. asey20
        asey20
        @Bill Bauer they said they couldn't see any inflammation
        Mar 12, 2021
    18. asey20
      asey20
      Any tinnitus I had in my left ear is effectively gone. It's the right ear that's the problemo.
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      2. kuromi
        kuromi
        Mine's the reverse. Zero issues with my right ear but my left ear is left with 5% of leftover tinnitus that won't seem to leave, lol.
        Mar 11, 2021
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    19. asey20
      asey20
      Lol If only I just had tinnitus and not this visual shit. LOOL fml
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      2. kuromi
        kuromi
        You've seen tremendous improvement with your tinnitus, and I'm sure the same will happen with your VS. I know how difficult it is to keep positive about things when reality seems to unforgiving, but you will get through this!
        Mar 9, 2021
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        @kuromi Thanks for the encouragement. Yeah I tend to forget the amount of progress I have made with everything, but overall I am grateful. Hopefully I'll continue to see improvements in everything. It will be even better if there will be more treatment options and even cures in the future. I'm hopeful because tech has advanced so quickly.
        Mar 10, 2021
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      4. kuromi
        kuromi
        @asey20 I'm honestly the same way, so don't worry about it. I sometimes have to stop and put things in perspective to see how far I've personally progressed when I think about it too much. Keep your head up!
        Mar 10, 2021
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    20. asey20
      asey20
      Honestly this is so distracting. I just want some peace. I wanna sit in a quiet room and hear nothing.
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    21. asey20
      asey20
      Getting the Pfizer vaccine today...
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Good luck with it. Let us know how it goes :)
        Feb 27, 2021
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        Feb 27, 2021
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      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @asey20 Yayy! thats good to hear. Hope your second shot will go just as smoothly.
        Feb 28, 2021
    22. asey20
      asey20
      Nothing interesting on here as of late. When will fx-322 results be available? Not sure if it would even help me but still interested.
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      2. Lucifer
        Lucifer
        Sometime in March. I really hope the results for Phase 2a clinical trial are positive. I’m not sure what I would do if additional doses don’t work to reach deeper in the round window.
        Feb 24, 2021
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I've been patiently waiting for oto-313 trial recruitment to start.
        Feb 24, 2021
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    23. asey20
      asey20
      My tinnitus appears to be 95% gone most times. I usually cannot hear it unless its really quiet. Doesn't get louder when I plug my ears.
      1. Gabriel5050
        Gabriel5050
        You're fortunate to improve this much. So just avoid hurting your ears in the future :)
        Feb 17, 2021
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      2. asey20
        asey20
        @Gabriel5050 Thanks. Unfortunately I still have to deal with visual snow, but I'm way better off than 6 months ago.
        Feb 17, 2021
    24. asey20
      asey20
      For some reason my tinnitus has improved even more recently. It used to be hellish in the car but now its manageable and can be tuned out.
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      2. vermillion
        vermillion
        great news!
        Feb 10, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        This is your second improvement. Sounds like you could be experiencing healing. You are 7-8 months in, correct? Many people start to experience improvements at 9-10 months. You are young, which helps the healing process.
        Feb 10, 2021
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      4. asey20
        asey20
        @twa tbh I'm surprised. Didn't think it would improve much more.
        Feb 10, 2021
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    25. asey20
      asey20
      Every morning I get peace from tinnitus. It is nice.
      1. twa
        twa
        That's great! Is this progress for your T?
        Feb 6, 2021
      2. asey20
        asey20
        @twa Yes. It's also progress on my visual snow syndrome. Things slowly get better but there are also times it regresses and I lose hope.
        Feb 7, 2021
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    26. asey20
      asey20
      Good Friday people. It's hard to stay positive but let's keep at it.
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    27. asey20
      asey20
      Found out I'm not at risk for glaucoma. Eye pressure was normal. Good optic nerve. There is some light at the end of the tunnel.
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      2. twa
        twa
        How did you find this out? I had a high reading the other day also.
        Feb 4, 2021
      3. asey20
        asey20
        @twa i went back to the Opthalmologist. The tech did the readings again and it was now 18 in left and 22 in right. After my eyes were dilated, the Opthalmologist checked my eye pressure again (holding my eyelids open since I have trouble keeping them open during these tests) and he said it was 14 in both eyes and normal.
        Feb 4, 2021
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      4. asey20
        asey20
        He also looked at the OCT results I did last visit and said the optical nerve is normal and overall everything is normal. No family history of glaucoma as well.
        Feb 4, 2021
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    28. asey20
      asey20
      Depressed and I cannot fix it.
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        @Steph1710 maybe we both got covid? Sorry to hear that you are going through those things as well.
        Feb 2, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I'm actually classified as 'extremely vulnerable of becoming seriously ill' if I do catch it. But last year I ended up having a problem with my lungs. I was put on antibiotics and steroids to fight some sort of virus, which they said wasn't covid - I'm still thinking it could have been
        . I haven't been right since. Nothing like not being able to breath :( are you thinking covid has something to do with your eyes?
        Feb 2, 2021
      5. asey20
        asey20
        @Steph1710 Not particularly. I will find out tomorrow what the Opthalmologist thinks about my eye pressure. However, I doubt I'll have glaucoma but there is a good chance I'll be considered a glaucoma suspect and put on eye drops to reduce eye pressure. We will see tho. However I don't think that was necessarily caused by covid. Probably just stress and bad habits.
        Feb 2, 2021
    29. asey20
      asey20
      Believe it or not, I used to be very happy in this shitty life of mine. Its only until I realized how shitty it is that I ended up this way!
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        I certainly did not realize how trivial many of my concerns were before onset. Just don't lose hope. Happiness will return eventually. It does suck that the period in which you must wait it out is indeterminate, but life always brings change.
        Jan 31, 2021
    30. asey20
      asey20
      Went to ophthalmologist for some testing, eye pressure was 23 and 25. Normal is 11-21... Yay! Here comes glaucoma. I love health anxiety!
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      3. asey20
        asey20
        Jan 31, 2021
      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Just curious. I have lots of them too, and they give me so much anxiety :( My eye pressure has been examined and its normal though. Very scary that you maybe are getting glaucoma. Im sorry for you.
        Jan 31, 2021
      5. asey20
        asey20
        Jan 31, 2021
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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:
    Not sure.
    一日一歩。One step at a time.

    Elon Musk's neurolink will cure tinnitus.

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    Can't wait to get Neuralink implanted into my brain and turn me into a cyborg.
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