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Well, drinking seems to lower my T a bit. How fun Jan 19, 2020

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Jan 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM
    1. aot
      aot
      Hey, I saw that your T and Hypercusis came from a botched ear irrigation.

      If you don't mind, could you tell me more about that?

      My T is probably noise induced but I've been getting my ears checked to be sure. I just had my ears irrigated and it was a bit unpleasent, but the doctor said that he's certain that the earwax was the problem, and that I'm gonna be fine. Getting my hearing tested later this week.
    2. aot
      aot
      @astaff14 I tried lipo flavonoids, and they actually helped a little bit, but they made my heart beat too fast, so I stopped taking them. I'm almost deaf in my T ear, so I might try a hearing aid. Maybe that'll help.
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        I’m sorry about the heart beating too fast effect! That sounds awful. I’d guess with that a hearing aid probably would help!!
        Jan 20, 2020
    3. astaff14
      astaff14
      Well, drinking seems to lower my T a bit. How fun
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      2. aot
        aot
        How lucky, lol. Be careful not to go overboard. unfortunately, I haven't found any food or drink that lowers mine. But then again, I'm not much of a drinker.
        Jan 19, 2020
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      3. astaff14
        astaff14
        @aot haha yeah I’m sure T with a hangover is absolutely awful I didn’t have too much, just enough to feel it and have it raise my mood. Have you tried any supplements? I’m not either honestly, I also hadn’t drank at all since my t spike, so I was a bit nervous.
        Jan 19, 2020
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    4. astaff14
      astaff14
      I hope everyone is doing okay. T is a strange condition that never really lets up.
      1. LukeYoung
        LukeYoung
        We can all agree on that! Hope you are doing ok also
        Jan 17, 2020
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    5. astaff14
      astaff14
      Coworker dropped a giant metal bowl right next to me, ears feel swollen & muffled hearing. Can’t wait to see how my t is tmrw ha ha ha
    6. astaff14
      astaff14
      Love starting off the day with 5 police cars and 2 fire trucks blaring 5 feet away. How do they all not have awful T?
      1. aot
        aot
        Oh no! I'm very sorry to hear that, Astaff. What was going on? Is everything ok now?
        Jan 2, 2020
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        @aot thank you! not sure what was going on, but I was waiting at a bus stop when they all came right by. Even with ear plugs and hands over my ears the sound just cut right through me! I hate it. My ears are a little sensitive and T a little louder, but I’m dealing alright. Hope you’re ok too!
        Jan 2, 2020
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    7. astaff14
      astaff14
      Damn I never realized how loud the gym is. People dropping their weights left and right, smh
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      2. all to gain
        all to gain
        Yeah, it is loud. Until 2 years ago i was a regular gym goer and used relatively heavy weights doing deadlifts. The sound from dropping that would reverberate around the gym. Gladly I gave up the gym before getting tinnitus. But now I am fat. Can't win.
        Dec 29, 2019
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      3. Deamon22
        Deamon22
        I use foam earplugs for the gym since I got tinnitus, no problems for me.
        Dec 29, 2019
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      4. astaff14
        astaff14
        @all to gain it rlly does reverberate, i was shocked. i was over in the room with only cardio equipment mostly and the sound was ridiculous! im glad i wore ear plugs, even with them it was fairly harsh. lol ive gained weight recently that’s why i went, i don’t usually. once it’s warm i think ill stick to running in quiet areas
        Dec 30, 2019
    8. astaff14
      astaff14
      Man, I miss using earphones. Even just not using them has lowered my quality of life unbelievably lol.
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      3. astaff14
        astaff14
        @Agrajag364 lmaooo hey whatever works right? when im closing @ work ill put my phone in my shirt pocket and listen to music like that! better than nothing
        Dec 28, 2019
      4. astaff14
        astaff14
        @Kriszti it really sucks! and to think earphones probably contributed to a lot of people’s tinnitus. I have always wondered how hearing aid with masker function are any different than earphones
        Dec 28, 2019
      5. astaff14
        astaff14
        @Shaz1 I feel that :/ I’d use them as such a comfort crutch, and now listening to music so much less just sucks. Don’t be too hard on yourself, most of us only learn about possible damages after we already have hearing problems!
        Dec 28, 2019
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    9. astaff14
      astaff14
      I hate my life. Stereo system is broken at work and it’s making a high pitch squeal, literally can’t do my job I can’t do it
      1. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        So sorry to hear that - call in sick for work today? Say that you are not feeling well or something and get back home?
        Dec 23, 2019
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        @RishRamsey thank you. noises like that are seriously panic inducing for me now! I told my managers that I wouldn’t be able to do my job if it wasn’t fixed and they were able to somehow, I think they disabled the audio to the kitchen so I was able to get on ok but it did come back on a couple times throughout the day. So awful.
        Dec 24, 2019
      3. JohnAdams
        JohnAdams
        that sucks. what a fucking nightmare
        Dec 26, 2019
    10. astaff14
      astaff14
      Every time I have a good day it seems to be followed by several awful ones
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    11. astaff14
      astaff14
      Feeling good today.
      1. acute, Mymlan, JohnAdams and 4 others like this.
    12. astaff14
      astaff14
      Sounds like screeching brakes today. It’s faint but if this keeps up I don’t think I can cope
    13. astaff14
      astaff14
      Christ my ringing is so loud and crazy. I smoked a little and it’s absolutely insane. Hope sleep takes it away
      1. aot
        aot
        Cannibus actually makes T worse.
        Dec 11, 2019
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        It really does. When I had milder t I would smoke every day and be fine, now it makes it go from about a 3 to a 9. Gives me 7-8 tones too. Those have gone away after sleeping, but it’s still louder unfortunately.
        Dec 11, 2019
    14. astaff14
      astaff14
      Love when a siren starts up 10 ft away from you. So awesome
      1. threefirefour
        threefirefour
        I like when someone decides to stand on their horn near you
        Dec 8, 2019
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        @threefirefour , I hope you’re being sarcastic on that one lol because man that’d be ridiculous
        Dec 8, 2019
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    15. astaff14
      astaff14
      Can’t escape stupid loud noises. Dropped my PS4 controller and my ear is all swollen now. Seriously?
    16. astaff14
      astaff14
      Scared, had a pot slam at 93 dB and a car door slam both after I’d (stupidly!) smoked weed. Ear is a little swollen and t is louder
    17. astaff14
      astaff14
      Bout halfway thru my first shift and my ears are swollen and I feel spike-y but I think it’s bc I’ve worn plugs all day & had to talk w them
      1. astaff14
        astaff14
        Yeah I’m definitely spiked. Hopefully sleeping will help.
        Nov 26, 2019
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      2. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        It will. Sleep resets it all :)
        Nov 26, 2019
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    18. astaff14
      astaff14
      Going back to work in a few days after 2 weeks off, I work in a kitchen & im so nervous
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        Somehow didn’t see this until now my bad! I don’t have good earmuffs but I do have plugs + some thin ones that I plan on wearing. It definitely is pretty loud, ambient noise is at about 70-75db
        Nov 25, 2019
      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Sounds good. 70-75 db doesnt sound too bad at all. I would have thought it was more noisy in a kitchen.
        Nov 25, 2019
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      4. astaff14
        astaff14
        There are definitely spikes of noise but yeah it stays around there
        Nov 25, 2019
    19. astaff14
      astaff14
      Ears have taken a beating today with noise, no spike or anything yet but my ears are definitely full and swollen
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      2. stacey
        stacey
        I also think H is worse then T, the swollen feeling make makes living with this unbearable. But trying to be strong :/
        Nov 21, 2019
      3. Rb86
        Rb86
        You HAVE to get in the practice of carrying earplugs with you every time you leave home. It's easy and becomes habit. I use mine all the time, I work in noisy situations
        Nov 21, 2019
      4. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        Same here, they feel full a lot of time now, even with regular noises. I wanted to PM you, but can't find a way. Is it possible?
        Nov 21, 2019
    20. Chrispodie74
      Chrispodie74
      Have you heard about Botox as a treatment? I’m going for consult tomorrow. I’ll let you know. Anyone with this condition that hasn’t jumped off of a bridge is strong. It’s maddening for sure.
      1. astaff14
        astaff14
        I have! I’ve considered it actually but wasn’t sure if it’d be good for the type of T I have. How did it go for you?
        Nov 20, 2019
    21. Chrispodie74
      Chrispodie74
      Hi, thank you for your words. I’m new here, so I’m not sure if this is the right way to reply. Haha! No recent noise trauma, and I had wax removed a few weeks ago when this bubbling thumping thing started. No help. You are strong too! It’s nice to meet you.
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        Man! It’s definitely a rough thing to deal with. I hope it gets easier on you!
        Nice to meet you as well :)
        Nov 20, 2019
    22. astaff14
      astaff14
      Hyperacusis definitely feels worse after getting ear wax out you really can’t win with this condition
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    23. astaff14
      astaff14
      Doing good today and feeling very grateful
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      2. pinklights98
        pinklights98
        yay!!! I hope your spike is fading and continues to do so. This makes me so happy.
        Nov 18, 2019
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    24. astaff14
      astaff14
      Doing so badly rn. My ear is vibrating and I hear a siren, birds, crickets. I want to die
      1. just1morething
        just1morething
        So sorry to hear that. I understand as I often feel the same way. We only have these short lives and it’s miserable to suffer.
        Nov 16, 2019
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      2. astaff14
        astaff14
        Thank you. It really can be so miserable sometimes, I appreciate your kind words. Hope you’re doing okay.
        Nov 17, 2019
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    25. Jaysterk
      Jaysterk
      How are your ears today?
      1. astaff14
        astaff14
        Pretty bad. I’m 5 days on and my tones keep changing plus the hyperacusis seems to keep getting worse; I’m quite scared. Thank you so much for checking up on me, it really means a lot.
        How are you?
        Nov 11, 2019
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    Gender:
    Female
    Tinnitus Since:
    03/2018
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Earwax/Botched Irrigation/Noise Trauma