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billie48

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No, you need to click 'start a conversation'. This is profile message which is not private chat. Dec 6, 2018

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    1. billie48
      billie48
      No, you need to click 'start a conversation'. This is profile message which is not private chat.
      1. Contrast
        Contrast
        new users cannot send PM's for atleast 24-48 hours
        Dec 6, 2018
      2. billie48
        billie48
        Thank you @Contrast. That explains it. Thanks.
        Dec 6, 2018
    2. RobertFahey
      RobertFahey
      Is this the mechanism for having a one-on-one conversation?
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      2. RobertFahey
        RobertFahey
        When I click on your name in my intro thread, I see Billie48, Male from Canada. I see five light blue links to click on: Profile page, Follow, Ignore, Find All Posts and Find All Started Threads.
        Dec 6, 2018
      3. billie48
        billie48
        I am not sure if this is due to the newness of your username. You may want to ask others about this issue in the main support forum or better yet search out @Markku to ask him if there is a condition for starting a conversation.
        Dec 6, 2018
      4. billie48
        billie48
        Yes, thanks to @Contrast's clarification, new members can't do PM right away and that is why you don't see that option.
        Dec 6, 2018
    3. Delaspiga
      Delaspiga
      Good morning Billie, thanks for comments.
    4. Delaspiga
      Delaspiga
      Do you think her T will go back to the way it was before she got depressed when her anxiety stops?
      1. billie48
        billie48
        I am not a doctor and so it is not for me to say with certainty about her T. But anxiety and stress are known to make T worse. So if her spike is due to anxiety and stress, then when the anxiety and stress is less, it is reasonable to assume that her T will go back to former level.
        Apr 30, 2018
    5. Delaspiga
      Delaspiga
      Hi Billie, my mom has had tinnitus since the age of 35 she is now 77. Six months ago she went into a deep depression and had to be up in a mental hospital. She has anxiety attacks all day long which makes her T really loud.
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Do you know what her anxiety is about? Usually anxiety caused by distorted thoughts or cognitive distortions can be helped by CBT counselling and also mindfulness meditation. If she has anxiety attacks all day, then the doctors should give her some anti-anxiety drugs to help her.
        Apr 30, 2018
    6. Delaspiga
      Delaspiga
      Thank you. Is it okay if I tell you her story she does not speak English very well.
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Sure. You can click the conversation mode to start some private messaging as this profile only allows limited number of characters per post.
        Apr 29, 2018
    7. Delaspiga
      Delaspiga
      Hello Billie, read your story and it sounds like what my mom is going through right now. I'm losing hope that she will get better, how long did it take you to get back to normal?
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Sorry about your mom. Perhaps ask her to join in the forum so everyone here can give her some support. My first year was filled with sufferings and was on Ativan & Prozac with sleeping pills. The 2nd year was better but still with lots of setbacks. I felt much better and more stable on the 3rd and after that I wrote my success story. Perhaps show her my story to give her hope. Take care. God bless.
        Apr 28, 2018
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    8. robHing
      robHing
      Bille... Thank you for sharing such an encouraging testimony. This is the second month my T & H getting worse due to unexpected acoustic exposure. I am struggling to adjust & adapt to them. Like you said, one step a time to get over it which takes you six months to overcome Hyperacusis. Other than removing ear plugs gradually to let ears desensitized, have you done other treatments like TRT or white noise ?
      1. billie48
        billie48
        I didn't do TRT. Back then there wasn't even a TRT trained specialist in our area anyway. Desensitizing with sound enrichment plus avoidance of loud venues and passage of time seem to be most helpful in my case. For many, H that follows after high pitched T seem to fade slowly over time, many within the year it started. So be patient. Take good care. God bless you.
        Apr 22, 2018
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    9. Nicola8478
      Nicola8478
      Sorry to bother you but saw you have high frequency sounds and now I do too. I think and it’s quickly eating me up. My life has stopped and it’s affecting my personal relationships too. It’s so loud and intrusive and I have pulsing tinnitus on top. I’m slowly fading away right now. How did you even begin to get your head around it. I hope you don’t mind me asking as I have few people to talk to right now.

      Thanks you
    10. Daniel95
      Daniel95
      Hello Billie, you are a gift to the world and a true inspiration. Reading your story saved my life today. You seem to possess the wisdom of the fabled ''wise masters'' and then some. Is there any way I could talk to or chat with you directly? I understand if this is not something you're okay with but I see myself a bit in your story and I feel like I could learn a lot from just a short chat with you.
      Thank you,
      Dan
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Hi Dan,

        Glad that my success story has helped you. Please remember to read up as many success stories as you can to give you hope.

        I am often using the Conversation function to do private chat with some members. You are most welcome to contact me and I will do what I can to help out. But don't forget to post more about your situation in the main support forum. Take care. God bless.
        Feb 18, 2018
      2. billie48
        billie48
        Please do feel free to start a conversation with me any time you feel you need support. Thanks.
        Feb 19, 2018
    11. jay777
      jay777
      HI billie you seem to have the same sounds as me jet engine i have it in the left so lound i find it hard to hear my right ear which comes and goes with t I am finding hard to cope on meds have h to certain noise plastic bags are the worst for me How do you manage to sleep without meds regards jay
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Jan 11, 2018
    12. Markku
      Markku
      Billie, you're one of the great stars here. It's incredible what tragedies you've faced in life, yet you've come through, and not only that, but how you bring hope and empathy into other people's lives. I genuinely deeply admire and respect you, and wish you a blessed 2018.
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      2. billie48
        billie48
        Markku, I am deeply humbled by your kind words. I am just one among many on your well-run support forum trying to help. You and your team have done a great job and thanks God for such a forum for those who are deep in suffering with intrusive T. Wish you and your loved ones all the best in 2018.
        Dec 30, 2017
    13. WaqasVic
      WaqasVic
      thank you for the post , it was very positive , i have had T for like 4 to 5 years now .r ecently its high piched and louder , left side only . sleep is not a problem for me . sound masking helps me alottttt ... thanks once again for the positivity bro
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    14. Jazzer
      Jazzer
      I love the way you think Billie,
      the way you write is so helpfull
      Thank you
      Jazzer
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      2. billie48
        billie48
        Thanks for the kind words, @Jazzer. Glad that you find some helpful info from my writing. Take good care. God bless.
        Nov 3, 2017
    15. murderousspartan
      murderousspartan
      how long before it got better ? for me around 2 years till I just ignore it.. I'm still not 100%
      1. billie48
        billie48
        About 3 years for me. It is a progressive thing and there were setbacks in between.
        Jul 26, 2017
    16. khushbu
      khushbu
      How to cope up with hyperacusis..
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Try to use earplugs initially for loud sounds but try not to over protect as your ears need to get used to normal sounds. Hyperacusis is more likely to fade away within a year from start for many members. You should post in the hyperacusis support forum so more members can advise you.
        Jul 10, 2017
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    17. _Memo
      _Memo
      Billie48 I have one question my friend, when you're eardrum is a bit open, do you hear less? Or when you have an infection or have yellow moisture in your ear that drips out?
    18. ChineseHazel
      ChineseHazel
      Thanks for your wonderful story
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Jun 7, 2017
    19. Kakikaki
      Kakikaki
      Billie do you live in Vancouver?
    20. Kakikaki
      Kakikaki
      Billie I have been reading your posts and they have been giving me a bit of hope. I have a high pitched ring and H and have been beside myself. I feel like my life is over and keep rereading your story to carry on. Would I be able to message you personally? Do you live in Vancouver?
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      2. billie48
        billie48
        You can select my or any member's name or avatar to view their profile, just like you are posting on my profile. Once the profile screen is shown, you can click 'Start a conversation'. That is all. However, I tested with your avatar and it works as I say. But my own avatar doesn't seem to have a 'start a conversation' button. Don't know why. Perhaps post an introduction first and I can comment on your post.
        May 15, 2017
      3. Kakikaki
        Kakikaki
        Sorry posted in the wrong area. Do you live in Vancouver?
        May 16, 2017
      4. Kakikaki
        Kakikaki
        Thank you so much for your reply! Really appreciate it Billie!
        May 16, 2017
    21. Believin' Steven
      Believin' Steven
      Hey I am struggling with extremely high frequency T. Was there anything you took in the early days to help you? I haven't slept in 5 days.
      1. Jake007
        Jake007
        Crickets with a sound machine help with high pitch. Take a long shower. Might wanna talk to your doc about getting something for sleep.
        May 11, 2017
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      2. Jake007
        Jake007
        Gotta get some sleep my friend
        May 11, 2017
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    22. RonnieCarzatto
      RonnieCarzatto
      I re-read your success story on my darkest days. Thank you for writing it. It has been life saver, literally.
    23. Tony Phylactou
      Tony Phylactou
      Thank you so much .you have given us all hope from your story.God Bless you
    24. Kristin VT
      Kristin VT
      I'm new here and also suffer from constant, loud tinnitus. I'm very interested to hear any suggestions you might have, especially as regards masking noise and tools for getting to sleep. My T is loud enough to keep me awake all night. Thank you in advance for any direction you might have time to offer!
    25. Jeff M.
      Jeff M.
      Billie48, Happy Holidays my friend!! You are the bomb! Thanks for all you do! You have been an amazing help to me and a huge advocate for all here on TT!!! All the best to you!! Jeff
      1. billie48
        billie48
        Thank you Jeff. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you. I am humbled by your compliment. Just trying to help the sufferers like other members here on TT, yourself included. Together, we can hopefully make it a better day for others who are still struggling and who need some advise to help them out of their suffering. Take care my friend. God bless.
        Dec 24, 2016
    26. Robert Gratton
      Robert Gratton
      Y do some clan that they found a cure only to find its a lie these people are bad for example one person said just buy certain foods and it would clear it but he wants money if this was me and I found a cure I give it away free to help people not make money from people who need help badly shame on themy you know if who you are
    27. Heather415
      Heather415
      Thanks for the like and the support, billie. I can tell your words come from the knowledge of personal experience, and its such an inspiration that you've turned the pain and anguish into a positive thing. Its very hard to do, this forum is proof of how hard it is to do.
    28. attheedgeofscience
      attheedgeofscience
      Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Billie48!
    29. Daniel Nichols
      Daniel Nichols
      3 weeks into my first spike (always had a little very high pitched t)... hanging in there. I think we have the same freq... very very high, difficult to mask. Hard to sleep...
    30. billie48
      billie48
      Thank you all for the kind words. We all do our part to help others from their suffering.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    December 13
    Location:
    Canada
    Occupation:
    Information Technology
    Tinnitus Since:
    03/2009
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    not sure
    I suffered tinnitus and hyperacusis very badly a few years back, with ultra high pitch screaming tinnitus and piercingly hurtful hyperacusis. They together opened the flood gate of hell of relentless anxiety and panic attacks. The sufferings were so intense that I thought I would never be able to have my good life back. But never say never. With the help of many kind and experienced folks, and by listening to their collective wisdom, with gradual switching to more positive approach, my life is back to normal nowadays. Tinnitus still rings with its ultra high pitch, but it has lost its tyranny over me. I don't care a dime about it and I live my life abundantly to compensate for tinnitus suffering (if any). Tinnitus is livable and beatable even if not cured. Don't give up hope and have faith that you can be well in due TIME. God bless.

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