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going through a spike... could be Covid Jan 13, 2021 at 10:07 AM

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    1. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      going through a spike... could be Covid
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I'm sure you'll be fine Beth. I had quite a big spike when I had a nasty virus. Though I appreciate it wasn't covid. But I'm still sure you'll be fine. Xx
        Jan 13, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Are you having any Covid symptoms? I know if I were in your situation I would be paranoid and checking my tinnitus constantly. Have you managed to isolate yourself from your partner?
        Jan 13, 2021 at 5:34 PM
    2. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Has anyone here who’s had Covid noticed a change or spike in their Tinnitus? My partner is in fact positive so now I’m worried :(
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      2. Croaker
        Croaker
        Not personally but that has been widely reported.
        Jan 7, 2021
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      3. aot
        aot
        Ed209 had a spike, but it went back to baseline.
        Jan 7, 2021
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      4. starrynights
        starrynights
        Got COVID and there was no noticeable change in my tinnitus.
        Jan 7, 2021
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    3. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My partner is suspected to have covid and my T has suspiciously spiked for no apparent reason..... weird...
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @aot we are both young fit and healthy so should be ok! More worried about the effect it may have on my T and VS if I get it :(
        Jan 6, 2021
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Can you and your partner stay in separate rooms? I remember back in April there was a girl who was tweeting about her isolation in her room for two weeks and how her dad would sit outside the door with her during meals so she wouldn't have to eat alone.
        Jan 6, 2021
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I can't be sure, but the tones appeared the same day my partner started feeling symptoms. I was mostly asymptomatic. Seems unlikely that this was a coincidence but it's possible.
        Jan 7, 2021
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    4. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      well, looks like Tinnitus is following me into 2021 and probably my whole life. Here’s to coping and fading. Happy new year all
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Have you experienced some fading?
        Jan 3, 2021
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer i did in the beginning, and have noticed it less over the months. I had another acoustic trauma about 4 months in which is now fading again slowly, but it bothers me less overall!
        Jan 5, 2021
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Steph1710 I’m optimistic for you! You seems to have experienced some great fading. Here’s to better times and a cure! :) x
        Jan 5, 2021
    5. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Happy Winter Solstice everyone, legend has it our tinnitus is merely the energy of the universe that we can hear (I wish). Enjoy ✨
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Happy Winter Solstice Beth!! And Happy Yuletide! x x x
        Dec 21, 2020
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    6. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Went out Christmas shopping and a alarm went off for 5 seconds, it was pretty loud. Covered my ears but they now feel full :( fed up
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        The fullness usually eventually goes away. If you don't get a T spike when you wake up the next day, you are going to be ok.
        Dec 16, 2020
      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @aot no I took them out in the store as it was really quiet, obviously not the smartest idea! :(
        Dec 16, 2020
      5. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer no spike as of yet, mine normally take a few days to appear though weirdly. Thank you though!
        Dec 16, 2020
    7. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Woke up and my T has gone all ‘tinny’ sounding in my ear and it’s really loud and I have no idea why?!? It’s awful... no idea why :(
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I think it's just the way it is. My tinnitus is different sounds and volumes every day, all throughout the day. It's never the same. *hugs*
        Dec 11, 2020
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Dec 13, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @bethadtr I'm actually doing a lot better than I was a month ago. T has been very quiet, apart from a week's spike from mountain biking. I went over loads of trails and it wasn't good on the ears. Way too much vibration. :(
        Has your T settled down after this weird tinny thing they did? Xx
        Dec 14, 2020
    8. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Can a cold be the reason by T and VS seem to be spiking out of nowhere?...
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      2. aot
        aot
        Yes
        Dec 9, 2020
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    9. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Thinking about how the last song i listened to in my earphones before I got T was ‘White Noise’ by Disclosure... hahaha what are the odds
      1. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        My T presented itself during a Friends episode (earbuds in ofc): No one told you life was gonna be this way. How ironic. :(
        Dec 7, 2020
      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Kriszti omg !! That’s crazy, isn’t it weird that it happened like that? Guess we have to see the the humour in it some how
        Dec 7, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Well mine started after cleaning the bathroom, listening to a podcast about happiness and being still and at one with yourself. Haha. F*#king brilliant! I still say antibiotics weakened my ears, and then listening to the speaker in a small and echoey room really finished them off.
        Dec 7, 2020
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    10. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Visual snow has became hellish
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @TrevorSanders in envious I wish I had it since birth because then I wouldn’t question it! Has yours stayed the same over the years?
        Dec 4, 2020
      4. orbiter12
        orbiter12
        Is it getting worse for you, or just your reaction to it? Mines stayed The same for 18 years
        Dec 5, 2020
      5. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @orbiter12 no it’s gotten worse, my closed eye hallucinations are hell and I’m struggling to sleep. Feels like I’m travelling through space when I close my eyes :/
        Dec 5, 2020
    11. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Woke up to a whole new tone of T, sounds like crickets..... wtf....
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    12. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Dog barked right in my good ear, took loads of magnesium but I think it’s going to be bad. Ffs so tired of this :(
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      2. Martinf
        Martinf
        Take NAC
        Nov 27, 2020
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If you don't experience a spike when you wake up tomorrow (or earlier), you ought to be ok. Most spikes are temporary spikes. For now it makes sense to assume that in the long run you will be ok.
        Nov 28, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Hey Beth, I know it doesn't help, but I've unfortunately had a few people laugh/scream near my ears, and definitely a couple of naughty dogs bark right next to my head - and I was actually okay. Have you noticed a spike yet? Best to try not to focus on what happened, because you might worry over nothing and make it intentionally worse. Sending love x x x
        Nov 28, 2020
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    13. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Just had the scariest fleeting T. It was the loudest low ‘beep’ sound in my HEAD, never had that before. Made me panic so much :(
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    14. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      My nice 'static' T is now both a pure tone whistle T, it weirdly bothers me less but its such a horrible sound :/ hope it fades
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        That's not a good development.

        There is still a reasonably high chance that eventually you will be back to your static T. Do you have any idea what might have caused this change?
        Nov 20, 2020
      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer accidental loud noise exposures over the months I guess, people shouting too close to me :(
        Nov 25, 2020
    15. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      my doc wants to put me on antidepressants but I’m worried about the effect it may have on my T & VS, know too much as a psych student lol
      1. weab00
        weab00
        I have the same concern, psychiatrist wants to put me on some AD because of depression caused by H. I'm terrified of it worsening, T, H, VSS, and any other underlying condition I have. Also the side effects like anhedonia, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain scare me. Psychiatrist was acting like none of these side effects exist.
        Nov 18, 2020
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        Michael Leigh
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    16. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Looking back on old videos of me at heavy metal gigs right next to the speakers headbanging all night.... I wish 16 year old me knew :/
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      2. Lucifer
        Lucifer
        I agree. I blamed musicians the most even though they do have tinnitus they don’t even explain the severity of it and no wonder why no one takes tinnitus and hyperacusis seriously. I hope one day theres someone out there that will tell people about the severity of these conditions. It’s not a joke.
        Nov 18, 2020
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      3. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        Can't beat yourself up about something you didn't know would happen.
        Nov 18, 2020
      4. tbuzz89
        tbuzz89
        I think about all the times I'd blast my AirPods riding on the NYC subway back and forth to work everyday, and for six years! Never had a problem before this year. Never thought twice about it, and at the time, was never warned. I still struggle and blame myself but it's not your fault.
        Nov 18, 2020
    17. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Walked outside and a firework went off.... Cba
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Uhhrr!!! My worst fear. Hope your okay.
        Nov 7, 2020
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    18. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Have this feeling that my VS is going to get worse......
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        My eyes are doing the same things as they did the last time before my VS came on, (eye-twtching, headache, blood shot eyes) and I just have this gut feeling :( @Steph1710
        Nov 7, 2020
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Well I don't want to jinx myself because I don't have VS, but I do suffer from red eyes (which I absolutely hate), eye twitching, and headaches. So I can sympathise Beth. :( sending massive hugs your way. Just to think we were probably healthy this time last year. <3
        Nov 7, 2020
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      5. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Steph1710 it’s just so odd, so hard to know what tomorrow will bring with incurable conditions :( I’d do anything to go back 5 months ago, I didn’t know what suffering was like. But in a way, we aren’t unhealthy, in fact getting VS & T has made me healthier... don’t see yourself as un well, just see it as part of you. Thanks Steph, hope you’re ok <3
        Nov 7, 2020
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    19. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      I’ve had fleeting tinnitus about 5 times today.. anyone else?
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I still have fleeting T quite a bit, but not as much as I was having it. A month or so ago, I was having fleeting T regularly through each day. I probably only have it twice/three times a day now.
        Nov 6, 2020
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Thanks guys
        Nov 8, 2020
      5. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Dec 3, 2020
    20. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Spike kinda subsiding slightly thank you GOD
      1. Nadia231
        Nadia231
        You are very lucky! Hope it completely goes down to your baseline
        Oct 31, 2020
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Yay! Good grief. <3
        Nov 1, 2020
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      3. akirakurosawa
        akirakurosawa
        That is awesome Beth! glad to see someone recovering from a spike!
        Nov 10, 2020
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    21. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Will my Visual Snow get worse if my Tinnitus gets worse? Looking for anyone’s experiences here as I’m panicking.
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      3. weab00
        weab00
        I notice that as hyperacusis and T gets worse, so does my VSS
        Oct 30, 2020
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      4. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I've had VSS for years. I think I just notice it more, because it's still really mild. I also assume this is because I'm just tired all the time more than any other reason.
        Oct 30, 2020
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      5. Zeneth
        Zeneth
        I actually don’t think so. When you have spikes, does the VS increase at the same time?
        Oct 31, 2020
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    22. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      From a static hiss only audible in silence to two pure tones that I can hear over the TV, all thanks to the careless of people around me :((
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Hi Beth. Trust me, it will go down again. It's going to take a while, but it seems your T journey has been pretty similar to my own (I've read your posts). I had only a static hiss and unfortunately experienced a terrible spike after an ear infection (I think) but after 4/5 months, it has almost gotten back to baseline. It takes ages sometimes. Don't stress too much.
        Oct 28, 2020
      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        My best advice is to carry on as you were before, even though the sound is so intrusive, and eventually it will start fading without you realising it. <3
        Oct 28, 2020
      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Steph1710 Hi Steph. Thanks for the reassuring words, I really appreciate it. I’m hoping it fades over time I really do, I have VS too so I’m worried my T worsening will affect that too, but I could just be overthinking. Just so disheartening when I was finally accepting my T and getting back to normal, I guess recovering is never linear! Thanks again. Hope you’re well <3
        Oct 30, 2020
    23. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Well, it’s official. My Tinnitus has never been this bad. Feeling so defeated right now :(
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      2. aot
        aot
        Don't give up! Most spikes are temporary!
        Oct 27, 2020
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      3. Nadia231
        Nadia231
        Is it bilateral? How does your T increase? Is it gradual or like a sudden permanent spike? Mine has been horrible for 9 weeks since huge spike :(
        Oct 27, 2020
    24. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      just as I was getting over my spike... my mum screamed down my ear :( i am at my witts end rn, i want to cry
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @Bill Bauer she is, although I don’t think she realises how sensitive my ears are - no one understands T until they get T I guess. It was an accident of course, but I am just so upset. My T is mild and I protect my ears all the time, all for it just to be gone in a second.
        Oct 26, 2020
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      4. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @dan nothing as of yet but my ear is hurting badly and the pressure is there, give it a few days and I can just feel a pure tone coming on over my usual mild static. So worried :(
        Oct 26, 2020
      5. dan
        dan
        dont worry you're young and beautiful, everything will be great. You think you know what being at wits end is, but luckily for you, you dont and lets hope you never do...
        Oct 26, 2020
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      bethadtr
      I miss rock music and dancing in bars, fuck this cruel condition
      1. dan
        dan
        dancing in bars is not something to miss...
        Oct 26, 2020
    27. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      a pal laughed down my ear too close & has left me with a pure tone in my left ear with pain & pressure, just when it was getting better :(
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      2. aot
        aot
        Hey Beth. Same thing happend to me today. No effects yet, but I'm nervous. Do you take any supplements?
        Oct 14, 2020
      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        @aot hey man, oh no fingers crossed you’ll be ok. Mine was right next to my ear so I was expecting it :( it took 2 days for mine to show up. I do! I take a lot but mainly magnesium, zinc, B2, B12 & D.
        Oct 15, 2020
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It will most likely be temporary. If it doesn't get better after a month, THEN there might be a good reason to be worried about it.
        Oct 15, 2020
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    28. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      If it’s got this pulsing in my head that’s only going to get worse I seriously don’t know if I can do this anymore :( it’s not fair
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      2. Michael01
        Michael01
        I've had the same thing in my head for a number of years. It does get better eventually,but not overnight. I'd advise you to see a neurologist and have your head thoroughly checked out.
        Sep 28, 2020
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Give it at least three months, or even a year or two. Only then you will have a better sense of what the long run hold for you.
        Sep 28, 2020
    29. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      can feel my pulse in my head? Is this pulsatile T? I can’t ‘hear it’ unless I put my head to a pillow, but I can feel it pulsing/throbbing
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      2. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        I have but many people describe it as a sound, I can feel my actual pulse throbbing on my temples, like a bad headache. But this has been going on for 3 days now non stop, I can’t hear it unless I put my head to a pillow, idk if it’s normal or not? @Steph1710 x
        Sep 28, 2020
      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Is it normal? I’ve had it before for moments when my pulse has become elevated for some reason, but this has been non stop. I can literally feel my pulse twitch in my temples, but I can’t hear it as such. It feels like my head is throbbing like a headache, it’s driving me nuts ;( @ASilverLight
        Sep 28, 2020
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      4. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I don’t have it nonstop so I dunno about that, but I definitely get the feeling too
        Sep 28, 2020
    30. bethadtr
      bethadtr
      Wearing earplugs wherever I go from now on, I was too careless for a few days and I’m now facing the consequences. Hoping I recover :(
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        You will recover from it. I have made loads of mistakes since developing T. My biggest was thinking I'd be alright driving without ear protection - turns out I was wrong! I've recovered from it though. <3 it's all a learning game from now on.
        Sep 25, 2020
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      4. orbiter12
        orbiter12
        You’ll recover. My T used to spike because of anything and I’d be scared to go outside without earplugs due to random car alarms or bikes etc. I never wear earplugs for anything anymore apart from loud bars and my T is the same. Also your T can fluctuate randomly for reasons other than noise so don’t be so hard on yourself
        Sep 27, 2020
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      5. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        @Steph1710 hi Steph. What do you use when you drive? Just earplugs? I use earplugs when I drive and shower.
        Oct 21, 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