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Okay so what helps minor ear pain go away? I drink tumeric & ginger tea. Doesn't help like it used to. Tylenol only lasts temporarily. Mar 3, 2024 at 1:29 AM

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    1. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Okay so what helps minor ear pain go away? I drink tumeric & ginger tea. Doesn't help like it used to. Tylenol only lasts temporarily.
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      2. Sgtjsmokey
        Sgtjsmokey
        What kind of ear pain?
        Mar 3, 2024 at 3:32 AM
      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Ever since the onset on my Tinnitus I've experienced ear pain that comes and goes. Probably related to mild hyperacusis and inflammation. When I take Tylenol or drink tea it does help take the pain away. Since the methods I've been using are not helping like they used to, I was looking for new suggestions.
        Mar 3, 2024 at 11:30 AM
      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        The pain is like a mild ache inside the ear canal but there's no infection. My pain isn't as bad as it used to be either, so I guess that's good too.
        Mar 3, 2024 at 11:30 AM
    2. Stayinghopeful
      Stayinghopeful
      Okay, i've got some horrors for you to watch!

      1. Influencer
      2. A knock at the cabin
      3.Barbarian

      I loved them all.
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      2. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Stayinghopeful Alright, I'll put them on my to watch list. Have you followed the Warrens? The Conjuring and all that?
        Mar 3, 2024 at 1:24 AM
      3. BB23
        BB23
        You want horror? Watch Dario argento classics.
        Mar 3, 2024 at 4:22 PM
    3. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Little sleep, little appetite, lost almost 15 lbs, T is blaring. I need a hug and maybe some chocolate.
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      2. Stayinghopeful
        Stayinghopeful
        I got about 3 hours sleep last night, have a headache. I think im going to lay on the lounge and watch some horrors. I really hope you get some calmer days soon.
        Mar 2, 2024 at 1:26 AM
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I wish I could bring you some chocolate. I love those Merci chocolates.
        Mar 2, 2024 at 8:37 PM
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      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Thank you for the kind words everyone. T is going to make life a lot harder. Especially now... No one to rub my head or tell me it's gonna be okay. The minor ear pain is back now (lucky me). That was gone for a few months and it was nice!
        Mar 3, 2024 at 1:28 AM
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    4. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Trying to slow down on my depressing spam but I'm entering the stages of grief now. Here we go again.
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      2. MindOverMatter
        MindOverMatter
        You will overcome this @BellaMia , with time. Grief is a natural process, although consuming at times. But you have the strength within to get through this storm.
        Feb 28, 2024 at 7:15 PM
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @MindOverMatter Thank you. I hope to be as successful as possible. I'm scared though. I have to pay for a house that's needs 2 incomes all alone now. I'm terrified. I hope I'll make enough money. My poor mother may have to help. I can't believe this is my reality.
        Mar 1, 2024 at 2:26 AM
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      4. Robert Ospina
        Robert Ospina
        You got this, this shit sucks but we cant let it take over our life
        Mar 1, 2024 at 4:25 AM
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    5. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      The feeling of having your heart ripped out & a life you loved ripped from you hurts so bad. The emptiness is louder then the T.
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      2. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        :-( We just dont get a break do we. I wish the best for you.
        Feb 28, 2024 at 2:28 PM
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    6. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Who here is a single parent w/Tinnitus? Or just doing this w/o a spouse? My husband was my biggest support system and now I'm alone. Advice?
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @kingsfan Have you ever tried dating again since your break up? Thank you for your comfort and response. I'm nervous and scared to take on life with this condition alone but maybe because I haven't done it yet.
        Feb 28, 2024 at 2:54 AM
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      4. Stayinghopeful
        Stayinghopeful
        Im doing this solo, its very hard at times. I remember my ex partner telling me before we broke up that ''I can't support you in the way you need to be supported'' and i remember thinking that support only really needs to be a hug or a positive sentence. Im sorry your doing this solo.
        Mar 2, 2024 at 1:30 AM
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Stayinghopeful That's horrible! I can't believe someone would do that. My husband made a bad choice that couldn't be taken back or forgiven. So here I am alone too trying to comfort myself. It isn't the same though. What hell this condition is.
        Mar 3, 2024 at 1:21 AM
    7. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      I think I'm not okay and I'm using this site as an outlet because I'm on the verge of a break down. I'm trembling. What do I do. Idk, idk.
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @BellaMia - you have so much going on so thank you for asking. I just have multiple issues going.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 11:10 PM
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      4. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        Sorry to hear about everything you're going through. I hope you're able to figure everything out. We're all rooting for you.
        Feb 27, 2024 at 2:16 AM
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @HearingHell thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate everything.
        Feb 28, 2024 at 3:02 AM
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    8. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      I'm having a panic attack. How am I going to survive on my own? I'm shaking and completely having a break down. God help please.
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I'm so sorry. It's daunting enough without Tinnitus. A few years ago my engagement ended abruptly. We weren't married yet, but raised a child together and had finances and everything wrapped up together. It's hard but you can do this.

        Do you have family or friends to lean on through this?
        Feb 26, 2024 at 4:40 PM
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @kingsfan Yes, I have family close by, thankfully. I hope I can afford my house on my own but we will see. I'm trying to get a game plan rolling.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 5:48 PM
    9. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Figuring out living arrangements. Who has the money or time for this. Devasted and scared isn't even a word for it. I'm petrified!
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      2. Juliane
        Juliane
        So sorry to hear that
        Feb 26, 2024 at 3:12 AM
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Don't make any arrangements until you speak with a lawyer. In the meantime, your spouse should stay with family or something if they are at fault for the divorce, and you two should make a written agreement on a child custody schedule if you have kids.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 5:24 PM
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      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @kingsfan My daughter was his step daughter. So we have no children in common. He most definitely was at fault. I have to talk to him today about who goes here and who can afford what.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 5:45 PM
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    10. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      How does one rebuild a life at 39 and now with Tinnitus and in this market! I need a miracle. I have to file for divorce.
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        My heart breaks. I am so sorry to hear this. So sorry. :(
        Feb 26, 2024 at 3:23 PM
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      4. Marshall
        Marshall
        Is your partner not supportive? Or making your situation harder to deal with?
        Feb 26, 2024 at 3:26 PM
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Marshall He made a terrible decision that cost him everything.
        Feb 28, 2024 at 3:00 AM
    11. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Well I guess my marriage is over. God protect me as I go through this difficult time.
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      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Not sure if this is a condolence or congratulations situation. But I'll pray for you regardless. Take care of yourself first and foremost.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 2:38 AM
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        The reason for divorce is shocking and devastating. Thank you. I'm scared.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 3:22 AM
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      4. Barry098
        Barry098
        So sorry to hear...that is really rough on top of having bad tinnitus...
        Feb 27, 2024 at 6:52 AM
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    12. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      I wish I could run away from the life I have now, run away and never look back.
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Painful is right. Switzerland looks pretty.
        Feb 24, 2024
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      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        Who knew this kind of suffering existed. I have a fire in me to live. To enjoy all of life’s blessings as I once did for 50 years. Chronic pain and illness keeps us in an invisible jail. Although I think it’s impossible we can’t give up. I wish all of you peace of mind and relief from suffering.
        Feb 25, 2024
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @4Grace Amen! I wish you the best peace of mind and healing too.
        Feb 26, 2024 at 12:36 AM
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    13. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      It's so nice outside! Almost wanna ride my bike. Is it nice where you are?
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        We can stay busy outside again! @MindOverMatter I wish I could walk along the coast!
        Feb 23, 2024
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      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        Man I loved bike rides!! I put 5500 km on bike in 5 years. Hope to get out again this year. Will see.
        Feb 24, 2024
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @4Grace Great for your heart health too!
        Feb 24, 2024
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    14. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Back to U of M Tuesday. I swear I'm there every 4 weeks with a new specialist. Lord
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      2. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        On the plus side, you might have some of the first access to the Susan Shore device... assuming it works.
        Feb 21, 2024
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Tryn2BHopeful They asked if I wanted to join their Tinnitus research program when I was there back in March. I said I'd think about it. This was when I first got T. We will see. I heard Shore moved to California but I'm not sure.
        Feb 21, 2024
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      4. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        Yeah, Shore is working at University of California, Irvine now. Some people think this might mean it'll release in California first, but we'll have to wait and see.
        Feb 22, 2024
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    15. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      So what's up with T anyway? We have this common condition that has been around forever and many, many people have it but still no treatment?
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        Luckily we are in the most medically advanced, and researched time period for T so hopefully in our lifetime!
        CBT is one of the biggest reasons research got pushed, not knocking it bc habituation is real, but there are severe cases that are past the point of help.
        Feb 20, 2024
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      4. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        Yeah, most people have mild tinnitus and can habituate so that it doesn't bother them much. I used to have that myself. So there are too few of us (as a %) with severe T that enough effort / money is put into finding a real treatment. TRT, white noise generators, and CBT aren't the answer. A real treatment that helps most people could be many years off. Hopefully Shore device helps many of us.
        Feb 20, 2024
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        It's just so horrible guys! Great points though.
        Feb 21, 2024
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    16. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      "you can't wait until life isn't hard anymore, before you decide to be happy" Wise words from a cancer patient who passed. This sank in.
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      2. MindOverMatter
        MindOverMatter
        That is so true.
        Feb 20, 2024
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      3. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        I'm trying! I hope someday when my daughter ask me how my day was I can say good again.
        Feb 20, 2024
    17. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Idk what that detector did but it reprogrammed my T. One day it's loud, the next at a 1-2. What's going on?!
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      3. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        Yeah, I it's intrusive even at its lowest broken static sound, but most intrusive when it's a single tone squeal. I guess part of the issue is those ratings don't mean a whole lot. Who knows what a 10 really is - it can always get worse. When I hear 1 or 2, I think of my mild tinnitus from over 2 years ago.
        Feb 20, 2024
      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        I rate 1-2 where I can barely hear it but still hear it. I rate 10 when it's intrusive and screams. I've been having 10 in the middle of the night ever since that little episode. It's causing a ton of stress. I'm sorry yours became intrusive. I know how that feels. Mine is a constant just below the intrusive line but still loud during the day.
        Feb 20, 2024
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      5. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        Yeah, feels like a 9 or 10 now with the squealing. Only slept 4 hours, and that's with zolpidem. I would probably not rate my tinnitus below a 6 at its lowest these days. I would probably say 2 or 3 going back over 2 years ago. It wasn't much of an issue then.
        Feb 20, 2024
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    18. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Let's go Susan Shore ❤️ We are waiting ever so patiently.
      1. gameover
        gameover
        Not really. It could not go slower. I am really appalled.
        Feb 18, 2024
      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        Susan Snore xD
        Feb 18, 2024
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Stuff like this takes a long time. I'm sure it could be quicker but still hoping for this summer and if not then there's not much we can do.
        Feb 18, 2024
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    19. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      And stop myself from taking that drug... I'd still be my normal self. Sigh.
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      2. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Marshall I'm so sorry you got it that way too! At least we're not alone but yes I still go through periods of being scared.
        Feb 15, 2024
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @kingsfan You're right.. we can only move forward. We can't changed what's been done.
        Feb 15, 2024
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      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Joshua Macleod I'm 11 months in. A fb memory popped up of me in the hospital today. My T onset was last week of March 2023.
        Feb 15, 2024
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    20. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      The safest drug out there to see if it would help. Which led me to Tinnitus. If I could go back in time and trust my hesitation
    21. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      I finally gave up and thought to myself..maybe it was. I didn't feel nervous, I felt like it was inflammation of the heart. Then I asked for
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      2. Juliane
        Juliane
        Did you have a vaccine prior to tachycardia?
        Feb 19, 2024
      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        I've had it before COVID but it seemed that after getting COVID multiple times that it got 10x worse. It was to the point of heart failure symptoms. I was out of breath just taking a shower. I tried ignoring it but it was just beating way too hard.
        Feb 19, 2024
      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        I had it before the vaccine as well.
        Feb 19, 2024
    22. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      1yr ago today I was at U of M with tachycardia caused by something unknown. They said it was anxiety but it wasn't. A HR of 140 for 3 days.
    23. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Happy Valentine's Day ❤️
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    24. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      And why do these status boxes only allow so many letters? Anyways wanted to warn anyone just in case I vent or rant in the near future.
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @kingsfan Seriously, I hope they do fix it lol. I don't want to write 5 posts for one rant.
        Feb 12, 2024
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @BellaMia I usually write my post in a notes app, then paste in the maximum allowed characters, wait for the CDN cache to update (which sometimes takes hours), then post the rest in the comments.
        Feb 12, 2024
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      5. 4Grace
        4Grace
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    25. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      It's like I'm back in that state of living in constant anxiety and stress. The noise seems more intense like it did in the first months. Ugh
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      2. Barry098
        Barry098
        It is often 2 steps forward and 10 steps back when it comes to living with T. I feel your frustration about the anxiety. Seven years of dealing with this and at this point I could care less about the multitude of noise in my head, it’s the seemingly uncontrollable anxiety reaction that is so debilitating!
        Feb 12, 2024
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Barry098 I hope to get to a point you're at. I really do! Thank you for the encouragement.
        Feb 12, 2024
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      4. Barry098
        Barry098
        I’m not a role model for how to deal gracefully with tinnitus. I’m more of a brute force method guy. I just keep walking until I put enough distance between myself and my injury!
        Feb 13, 2024
    26. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      It's more of an eeee tone now and it's loud again at night. I was finally starting to get into an okay place and now I have a setback. #sad
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @RunningMan but I had my husband test the detector and it's only 70-77bd. So maybe it was the pitch of tone that got me because that's not enough to cause hearing damage.
        Feb 12, 2024
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      4. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        High frequency sounds effect me much more than low ones at the same level
        Feb 12, 2024
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Beware of smoke detectors! My husband took them all down until I can heal again.
        Feb 13, 2024
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    27. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      I'm starting to get a feeling that the detector may of change my T tone or knocked me back a few months in healing.
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      2. MindOverMatter
        MindOverMatter
        You will fight through this temporary setback @BellaMia - stay strong and try not to overthink it. It can't be undone. Im positive you will start feel a bit better again, if you can manage to rest up for some time, in a few weeks time.
        Feb 12, 2024
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @BellaMia I sure hope so. It took so long to get to a point I was almost okay. It's just aggravating and stressful. Keep pushing forward. I read that detectors are only 85dec? But I'm having my husband test that out with a sound reader to see how much zapped my ear.
        Feb 12, 2024
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    28. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Today it's a 4/10. At times I heard complete silence. What the hell?! This condition is going to be the death of me. How are you guys?
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Feb 12, 2024
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      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @BellaMia - silence is a lost dream for me. I chronic loud 24/7. By 9pm I am spent and I spend most of my day masking. Listening to it is too exhausting.
        Feb 12, 2024
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      5. BB23
        BB23
        If you could hear complete silence, it might even go away for you. I hope it does, so you can spend more time with your family worry free.
        Feb 12, 2024
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    29. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Struggling with this spike. It's so loud! 10 out of a 10. How horrific.
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @BrOKeN_1 I'm so sorry you're dealing with a spike as well. You think when the pressure changes with storms that it could mess with your T?
        Feb 10, 2024
      4. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        You got this :)
        Feb 10, 2024
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      5. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @Chess One day at a time! We're in this together.
        Feb 10, 2024
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    30. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      I feel like if it was a spike from the detector then it wouldn't of been a good day yesterday? This is giving me bad anxiety.
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      3. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @RunningMan You're right! This condition is so unpredictable. This is the loudest it's been since my onset of T. I'm not looking forward to tonight. It's a 10/10... So hard to pretend you're keeping it together in real life. I don't even want to leave my bed.
        Feb 10, 2024
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      4. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        @RunningMan Yeah, mine changes in intensity too. How's your hyperacusis? I think my slightly returned from that freaking detector. I don't have hearing loss... How would a sound cause a spike! Ugh.
        Feb 10, 2024
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      5. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        @BellaMia My hyperacusis is still there, but it's mild. It seemed to be at its worst last Sept. TTTS is occasional, and I can deal with moderate hearing loss. It's the tinnitus that's the big issue for me and causing a lot of anxiety and insomia two years now.
        Feb 10, 2024
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    August 7
    Occupation:
    Cardiovascular Technologist
    Tinnitus Since:
    03/2023
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Busphar
    Hello I developed T in March of 2023. I was hospitalized and was given an anti anxiety drug called Busphar. I took a quarter of the lowest dose for 3 weeks and that's all it took to turn my life upside down.

    My hearing and ear structure are perfectly fine but something got screwed up along the way. I'm a Cardiovascular Technologist and also a Neurodiagnostic Tech at a small hospital and try my best to manage each day. Some days are harder then others but here we are. Sorry to meet you under these circumstances. ❤️