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Bob den Hartog

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One week into new dieting regime results: 1) woke up to pretty silent T, 2) still reactionary as heck, 3) craving chocolate SO BAD. Aug 15, 2019

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    1. Sam98
      Sam98
      Hey can I ask if you still experiencing crackling in the ears when swallowing. Or any sensation of ear fullness (not muffled hearing though). Thanks, hope you’re doing well.
    2. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      One week into new dieting regime results: 1) woke up to pretty silent T, 2) still reactionary as heck, 3) craving chocolate SO BAD.
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        So hang in there! Don’t expect any results so early in, as I think you usually start to notice something after at least a month or, with keto, once ketosis sets in, I think?
        Aug 16, 2019
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      4. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        By the way, I just saw someone on Reddit who said he eliminated his tinnitus after he got on the Carnivore diet (aka The MEN! Diet For MEN! Who Love Their MEAT!), but that took at least 6 months. Not to discourage you, but the opposite: it goes to show we’re all different, and it could take a little while until your body starts to adjust and repair.
        Aug 17, 2019
      5. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Either way, I think all the Paleo, Keto and Carnivore diets, as well as the intermittent fasting regimes have one thing in common: minimal sugar and carbs, minimal processed foods, all nature.
        Aug 17, 2019
    3. COYS
      COYS
      How’s your pain been recently? Mines back again. Woo
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      2. COYS
        COYS
        It’s never everboth ears at once . What does that mean do you think?
        May 18, 2019
      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        I have no idea why it’s always only one of them, but the fact that a sound usually affects only one ear while the other one is fine is, like I said, mostly a confirmation that the physical ear itself is fine, and it’s an expression of the brain -coming from the fight or flight stimuli.
        May 18, 2019
      4. COYS
        COYS
        Yeah I see your point. This morning it was my left . This afternoon it’s my right
        May 18, 2019
    4. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Got another random moment of silence while cleaning the kitchen counter. Didn’t want it to end, so, apartments never been cleaner.
    5. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Bad day.
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      3. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        My audiologist pointed out the longer term trends is what matters. This is the same approach as we need to take for a lot of things, from fitness to finance to work. Right now I'm helping produce Q1 reports and it's a lot clearer now how a few campaigns and tests have performed. It really wasn't clear at the beginning, because the daily data was too erratic, but now we can see the complexity of it all.
        Apr 18, 2019
      4. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        It might be good to annotate your T in a diary with a 1 to 10 scale. I got the idea from a powerlifter called Johnny Candito when he did this with a back injury he had. It meant that when he had a bad day, he could look back and see how the overall trend had improved as time had gone on.
        Apr 18, 2019
      5. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Yes, I've started annotating the T several times now, but each time it proved very difficult or undoable, as my T changes so much throughout the day. A day can start very good, and completely go bad, or vice versa.
        Apr 18, 2019
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    6. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      After months of gradual worsening, yesterday, I woke up to no T. It slowly came back, but lower in volume (whisper it: am I... recovering?).
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Hang in there, @Strife_84! You know what they say - the initial volume decrease is more noticeable than later ones. The important thing is, that it IS decreasing!
        Apr 11, 2019
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      4. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Yeah man. You're so new into this nonsense, and you got ye olde prednisone with a normal PTA. Hang in there.
        Apr 11, 2019
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      5. jmasterj
        jmasterj
        I am hopeful for you! Awesome news.
        Apr 11, 2019
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    7. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Ok. Realized T is gone, all of a sudden. Tempted to just stay like this. Position is hurting neck, but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.
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      2. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        No, not something special, just hunching over my iPad. I just noticed, also earlier, that once I move, or do or think something, it comes back. Might have had to do with things I just listened to? That I had just worked out? Combined with position? And my focus on that? Combined with a certain state of calmness.
        Apr 9, 2019
      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Even though my baseline seems to increase lately due to exposing myself to sounds, I also get these random moments of low T. I keep hoping that would also lower my baseline, but the following morning, nope.
        Apr 9, 2019
      4. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        And yes, it’s great and encouraging that it can go this low at times, even though it’s combined with moments of louder T. Mornings are sometimes louder than evenings now... the complete opposite of before.
        Apr 9, 2019
    8. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      During running, somewhere halfway I lost the signal. Once I realized, I had to look for it. Why again do I always go looking for it?
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      2. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Oh me too, it's ridiculous!
        Apr 10, 2019
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        It is! Why don’t we just enjoy the quiet?!
        Apr 10, 2019
    9. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      When I wear my earplugs at night, I often completely forget I have them in. Really, brain? *This* you chose to habituate on?
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      2. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        @Drone Draper, extremely heightened. Only wear them when I also have the dishwasher running that night. My ears still need to readjust to sounds.
        Apr 9, 2019
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        @Strife_84, I also usually feel better when they’re in, since I can tell myself the heightened T isn’t real, is not as loud as compared to regular sounds, it’s just my perception. Also, you don’t need to think about environment sounds. But I overplugged for a month due to pain hyperacusis, so I really need to work on desensitization and plug as little as possible.
        Apr 9, 2019
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      4. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        I do think, and have experienced, that the more you wear them, the more your T will spike.
        Apr 9, 2019
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    10. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Now that I’m working on sound exposure, I’m getting randomized moments of low T near silence, in between louder T. Weird. And confusing.
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    11. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      If you can *also* hear it in a quiet room - does that count?
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      2. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        As T? I would assume so.
        Apr 7, 2019
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    12. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Exposed myself to lots of sounds yesterday, went to bed with bad T, accepted it as a result, and now... it’s so... quiet?
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      3. SashaG
        SashaG
        @Strife_84 thats exactly how it was for me on friday afternoon, I guess we were not ready yet for the exposure to sounds. In my case, it might have been the PC fan, but I dont know for sure, as I also did not have my meds that day.
        Apr 7, 2019
      4. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Apr 7, 2019
    13. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Thought my tinnitus wasn’t so bad, if it weren’t for that constant vacuum cleaner sound. Turns out my neighbor is actually vacuum cleaning.
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @Lilah Same! I always panic a little until I realize it is coming from an outer source
        Mar 26, 2019
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Haha, yeah, me too. Though I seem to be learning: nowadays I have my earmufs at hand to check if the sound diminishes if I put them on for a second, before I start panicking :).
        Mar 26, 2019
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      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        I usually just press the tragus into the ear, to check.
        Mar 26, 2019
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    14. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      My T just changed to the sound of twittering birds. So I’m basically producing my own masking sounds.
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      2. jay777
        jay777
        lucky you it sounds nice
        Feb 25, 2019
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        They’re a little too busy to be relaxing, but yeah, could be worse. The only constant for me is change though, so it won’t be for long.
        Feb 25, 2019
    15. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Going outside again for a walk, first time since H major backlash. Wish me luck .
      1. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Best of luck
        Feb 15, 2019
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      2. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Hope it went well and you enjoyed your walk.
        Feb 15, 2019
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      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Thanks! Well... the walk itself went well, it seemed. Sunny outside, enjoyed it very much, no pain, so I didn’t plug. Got home - half an hour later, the pain hit. Not fair, should’ve given me a fair warning. Oh well. It seemed to have gone down again by now... :).
        Feb 15, 2019
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    16. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Setback last night, while talking with a friend. Right ear now also painful. But! H improved significantly in 2 weeks last time, now again?
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    17. Bob den Hartog
      Bob den Hartog
      Watched favorite tv program last night. Hardly H pain, reactive T did react, but did not *override* tv. Feels like I can watch tv again!
      1. Markku
        Markku
        Hey Bob. That's great to hear! Can I ask what is your favorite tv program? :)
        Feb 10, 2019
      2. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Hey! Currently that’s the Dutch show Wie Is De Mol, haha (I live in the Netherlands). It’s my favorite of everything that’s not Netflix or HBO ;).
        Feb 11, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Tinnitus Since:
    11/2018
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noice induced