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bethadtr

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silence again.... Aug 8, 2020 at 4:09 PM

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    1. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      silence again....
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    2. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      One month with T <3 so romantic
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    4. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      T has developed a new low tone as well as my high frequency static noise :( oh well
    5. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Always find that when my T localizes back to my head, I can't ignore it, no matter how mild it is. So annoying! Feels like electricity
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      2. sensualmosquito
        sensualmosquito
        Every once in a while my T localized like that. I get waves in my left ear occasionally. Quite annoying indeed.
        Aug 5, 2020 at 5:21 PM
      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        My most annoying tone is like that too. I always say it's like an old charger. In silence I hear more tones but those do mask easily.
        Aug 5, 2020 at 7:37 PM
    6. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Silent T, but pain in my ears? Not complaining, but what on Earth is happening!
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Over the next 2-3 years you will want to be extra careful. Compared to what it takes for a healthy person to get a serious T spike, it is easier to get a serious T spike now that you have T. Even after the 3 years are over, it will probably not be a good idea to attend concerts, etc.
        Aug 4, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Thuan I've had minor bouts of T in the past after festivals that lasted a few days, but this has been constant for 4 weeks, it has gotten milder though!
        Its funny you say that, because my parents say they also have mild T if they focus in a quiet environment.
        Of course I will! I am very lucky that mine is so mild, I praise every single person on this forum that have been suffering for years.
        Aug 4, 2020 at 2:59 PM
      5. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer thanks for the reassurance - still very new to all of this.
        Aug 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    7. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      I CAN HEAR SILENCE ??????
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      2. Tanni
        Tanni
        Good, now get off this forum :)
        I'm pleased for you, keep distracting yourself and don't listen out for it. Sounds like you will be just fine :)
        Aug 2, 2020
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    8. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Ear fullness and popping back after a loud day - T is very quiet though. Hoping I haven't done further damage and that it subsides :(
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Does "loud day" mean that you were exposed to loud sounds? Or was your T loud. Ear fullness is a sign of your ears being hurt. Try to avoid the activities that result in ear fullness. The good news is that after several months ear fullness usually resolves itself.
        Aug 2, 2020
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    9. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Question for all: after a loud noise, do spikes occur straight away or can they be delayed? and whats the latest they can be delayed for?
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      2. aot
        aot
        Most spikes are the day after, but it has be known to be delayed, sometimes two days or more. Try not to stress about delayed spikes though. Usually if it's not worse the next morning, you're fine.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    10. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Anyone know any good vitamins to be taking to maximise recovery? I take b-12, zinc, magnesium & a multivitamin at the moment :)
      1. Lilah
        Lilah
        I take vitamins religiously but they do not help the tinnitus, but I do feel better healthwise.
        Aug 1, 2020
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    11. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Three week update - tinnitus has been milder, able to sleep 8 hours a night, have random spikes for moments. But overall better :)
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    12. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Tinnitus appears to be getting less noticeable, feeling more relieved
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    13. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      its been a better day today. I can only hear my T when in quiet rooms, at night, or when i plug my ears. I just hope it continues to fade.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        After less than a month, you are where most people (those who end up recovering) get to after 1-2 years. You have nothing to worry about.
        Jul 27, 2020
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    14. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Woke up this morning after no sleep and my tinnitus is so high pitch I can hear it over everything, it’s in my head too, can’t get relief :(
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Lack of sleep definitely increases mine. I find if I spend a couple of days in quiet, then it settles down pretty quickly. Junk food also increases my T, and lack of water it seems.

        Sending love hugs <3
        Jul 25, 2020
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      3. Thuan
        Thuan
        I understand you. Sometimes my T is localized to one ear and sometimes it goes into the head. It is disturbing, jarring and increases our anxiety. Hang in there.
        Jul 25, 2020
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      4. Tanni
        Tanni
        @aot is right. It's normal for it to fluctuate in the early days. Also, try not to monitor it if you can. It will help push it to the back of your mind.
        Jul 25, 2020
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    15. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Was up all night crying at the idea that this could be for life, I feel like I’m never going to be happy again :(
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I know the feeling Beth. I was actually okay with it when I first developed T, but after a temporary but major spike, I became terrified at what it could potentially become.

        If I could come and comfort you I would. In fact I would visit everyone I’m friends with on here, just so we wouldn’t feel so alone in all this. <3
        Jul 25, 2020
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      2. Stu1983
        Stu1983
        I understand your pain and i'm sorry you're going through this tough time. You will be happy again. I have very severe unmaskable T with several sounds that I can hear over the shower and everything else. Your T is new and you have great chances of improvement, Time is your friend :)

        Love and respect
        Stu
        Jul 25, 2020
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    16. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My T is mild but it definitely comes from my head which is making it harder to ignore, even in quiet rooms it’s mild, but its just THERE
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    17. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      2 week update: my T is very mild, i can only hear it in silence and it is easily masked. I'm trying to remain hopeful I am anxious.
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        Fingers crossed you're gonna be okay. :) rooting for you.
        Jul 23, 2020
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      3. aot
        aot
        We believe in you!
        Jul 23, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        So pleased for you girly <3 I have everything crossed for you!
        Jul 23, 2020
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    18. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      I can barely hear my tinnitus now which is a good sign, however, when i plug my ears the ringing is really loud? so it's still there?
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Yes, it's still there, but quieter. It will keep getting quieter, but the quieter it gets, the slower it will be fading. Unfortunately there is a relatively high chance that you will always hear T when it is quiet or when you plug your ears. Not many people on this site report eventually hearing true silence.
        Jul 22, 2020
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      3. Diesel
        Diesel
        Yes. Although, it may have been there and you were just never aware. Stay consistent with protecting your ears and you’ll probably continue to see improvement. It takes time, patience, and lots of discipline.
        Jul 22, 2020
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    19. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My tinnitus has been very quiet, almost silent these past few days. However, my ears are feeling blocked/full again - anyone know why?
      1. AVIYT
        AVIYT
        Maybe the eustachian tubes, I have ear fullness more often recently (mainly at evening and night time).
        Jul 21, 2020
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Ears take months or years to heal. The ear fullness ought to go away after 6-12 months.
        Jul 21, 2020
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    20. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      I can currently hear silence? I hope this is a good sign. Trying not to jinx myself
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Seems like you might be lucky. If it goes, just remember that sound exposure you could tolerate before getting tinnitus can make it come back much worse and be permanent.
        Jul 19, 2020
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      3. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        It is! You are very early in, you may be one of the lucky ones. Keep protecting your ears and fingers crossed that you'll be fine. I'm so glad for you. :)
        Jul 19, 2020
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It's a sign that eventually you will get to hear silence. Make sure to not hurt your ears again, and you ought to be fine.
        Jul 21, 2020
    21. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My tinnitus has been stable now for 3 days, definitely quieter and less intrusive, it spikes randomly for a few moments but its manageable
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    22. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Has anyone found that their tinnitus gets louder after / during drinking alcohol? It may just be a coincidence but mine seems to spike
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        Yep. Alcohol consumption can make it louder temporarily.
        Jul 18, 2020
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      3. Julien87
        Julien87
        Everytime that affects bloodflow/blood has an impact on mine. I think it is very common.
        Jul 19, 2020
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      4. Deamon22
        Deamon22
        Yes, most of the timen when I drink my tinnitus is louder for a bit.
        Jul 19, 2020
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    23. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Updates: my tinnitus has been less noticeable the last few days, it’s still there but very mildly. I can only hear it in quiet rooms
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    24. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Hi all, great news. Last night I could barely hear my tinnitus and this was in a more or less silent room with just a fan on! Hopeful
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    25. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Using this as a diary now to update progress - it seems as if my tinnitus is getting quieter but higher pitched, is that a good sign?
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Ok thanks guys - mine is also now more located in my head rather than my ears, its like a high frequency static sound, as opposed to the ringing ears i had earlier this week. I've read that this can also mean improvement? I really hope so
        Jul 15, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        My T over the past week has also gotten quieter and higher in pitch. It is a good sign as before my last spike, my T went this way then virtually disappeared. Hope that helps <3
        Jul 15, 2020
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Oh thats made me feel a little better - I'm only on day 6, but my god I hope its temporary.
        Jul 15, 2020
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Bath, Uk
    Occupation:
    Sociology & Psychology Student
    Tinnitus Since:
    08/07/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Loud Earphone Use