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Interesting read.."20Q: Dietary Supplements for Tinnitus https://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/20q-dietary-supplements-for-tinnitus-13916 Jan 26, 2021 at 6:13 AM

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      1. Drachen
        Drachen
        Certainly interesting indeed, and a lot of what he said rings (sorry!) true, but he also takes a bit of a "doctor good, supplement scary" approach, especially with that last line. He doesn't seem to understand how many ENTs/audiologists don't know/care about the condition and can't really consult with you anyway on supplement strategies.
        Jan 27, 2021 at 1:43 AM
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    2. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @mrbrightside614 I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed listening to the frequency therapeutics podcast you co-hosted. Best wishes
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    3. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @Drachen Good luck with the ENT today. Fingers crossed you'll find some relief bud.
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        How I wish that were the case. If you're interested, I updated my introduction thread with how it went and how today is going. Not feeling too hot, but I appreciate your warmth.
        Jan 25, 2021 at 11:37 PM
    4. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Stuck in a strange sleep cycle.. 4 hrs.. 6 hrs.. switching each night for the last 8 days. Maybe it's the meds? I guess I should be grateful
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      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        I take lorazepam 1mg before bed and Prozac to beat back the Devil. I've quit taking all but a couple supplements because they are expensive and weren't doing much. I wasn't sleeping at all a week ago. That's why I say I should be grateful.
        Jan 23, 2021 at 4:17 PM
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      4. Drachen
        Drachen
        That's certainly odd. I wonder if your rhythm is still out of whack in some way. I've been going between 3 and 6 straight, but I've never clearly alternated like this.
        Jan 23, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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      5. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Still better then a couple weeks ago. Getting off graveyard shift was the right thing to do.
        Jan 23, 2021 at 11:46 PM
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    5. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Just a couple days away from the 3 month onset. I know acute.. sub acute.. and chronic are all subjective anyways. Just keep Swimming!
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        That's terribly unfortunate, but here's hoping there isn't a fourth to worry about!
        Jan 22, 2021 at 3:49 PM
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I've never heard of it going away during one's fourth month.

        It might go away either during the first week, or after 1-3 years.
        Jan 23, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    6. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Pro Tip from a newbie... get out of the house! Bird watching may be my new thing :D sing for me you little shit! Haha
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Hahaha. Damn! That made me laugh!
        Jan 20, 2021
    7. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      I've been trying out some Oticon hearing aids for the last few weeks. With a masking feature added this week. So I guess we'll see.
      1. Drachen
        Drachen
        Interesting. Let me know how those go. My audiologist had floated the idea of hearing aids + maskers, but I'm not sure I want to make that expense, especially with something like FX-322 on the way. Is your hearing bad enough to warrant the device or is it primarily for the masking?
        Jan 20, 2021
      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        @Drachen No my hearing is still pretty good. But since my tinnitus is in the high Frequency it helps alot to have some masking. Normally I would pass but I'm fortunate to have an employer who will pay for them. At first they were really frustrating because having all the extra noise seemed to aggravate the T. But that has gotten better.
        Jan 20, 2021
      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Audiologist believes they will provide relief as well as help me habituate. With my poor mental state I need supplemental support until we get something like FX-233 on market.
        Jan 20, 2021
    8. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      This Emotional Rollercoaster is daunting. Just let me sleep already :(
    9. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @Drachen It's two forward.. One back. Your doing good. Hang in there.
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    10. jay777
      jay777
      not much coal where i am from thatcher killed that
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      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        I imagine our incoming president is going to make my life a little more difficult. Obama left the coal industry hurting and Biden just may finish us off. But who knows.. I'm just trying to make it through the days lately.
        Jan 16, 2021
    11. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Funny. Working in a coalmine I figured I'd shovel enough coal here to avoid doing it in hell. And then T happened. Can I get a mulligan? :p
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      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        @jay777 Live in Utah.. Work in Colorado. You?
        Jan 15, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I'm guessing Wales, Scotland? Or North of England or Midlands somewhere? By the way @BrOKeN_1 your profile picture is beautiful. Did you take it.

        Edit: Well. I couldn't have been more wrong on the location haha.
        Jan 15, 2021
      5. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        @Steph1710 Yep. I gotta a couple of shots of this guy with the cell phone leaving work a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately I had to switch shifts because of my sleep so no more morning bucks for a while.
        Jan 16, 2021
    12. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      I just wanted to say how grateful I am for this group. Having others that genuinely understand helps in the healing process.. here's to you.
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    13. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Insomnia has me by the throat...
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        Great! I don't want to offer medical advice, but I am personally afraid of benzos and the implications of using them long-term. I think it is wise of you to perhaps switch to something more mild, though do be sure to discuss it with your doctor relative to your symptoms.
        Jan 9, 2021
      3. Drachen
        Drachen
        I have nothing against using medication if you need it because I have done the same myself in the past. I would encourage trying some of the more natural alternatives just to see if they work so you don't have to deal with any potential side effects. No guarantee either way, but all we can do right now is try things and wait!
        Jan 9, 2021
      4. Drachen
        Drachen
        @BrOKeN_1 The graveyard shift business might also be hampering your ability to sleep correctly. I have historically disregarded the circadian rhythm at my own peril, but now that I've somewhat forced myself into one, it seems night time = sleepy time as anticipated.
        Jan 9, 2021
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    14. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      It only took 2 1/2 months but I can finally describe my T. It's like I've been hit by a flashbang on COD.. or that ambience post explosion.
    15. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Apparently.. Sleep is off the table today. Gotta love the 48hr marathon.. lorazepam doesn't seem to be effective at the moment. Now what?
      1. Born To Slay
        Born To Slay
        A Benadryl and melatonin combo could help u. Take 50mgs of the former and 20mgs of the latter. Good luck buddy. Sometimes I add a shot of vodka if it still doesn’t work.
        Jan 5, 2021
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Benzos don't make me tired either for some reason. 3mg of melatonin seems to help a lot, but I try not to take it often so it keeps it effect when I need it.
        Jan 5, 2021
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      3. Drachen
        Drachen
        I will echo the above and throw my support in for melatonin. I've been taking it off and on almost my entire life. It generally does the job, and seems to help at least get me to sleep.
        Jan 6, 2021
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      BrOKeN_1
      As I head off for another graveyard shift. May the sandman find you all this night and beat your asses to sleep . Gnite Fam.
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    18. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      To Accept and Habituate..Thats where I'm at.. I have to be. Time to reevaluate my approach. Change course... I will be happy.
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        Please let me know what sort of strategies you may come up with, because frankly I am still at the "don't know what to do stage". I fear I could be hurting myself by my indecisiveness.
        Jan 3, 2021
    19. Zulla Haile
      Zulla Haile
      I appreciate the support brother. It went away in the morning. It's back to it's normal 2/3. I am praying for everyone on here constantly now it seems. I can only imagine those that are always at a 6 or so. I pray they come up with a cure soon too. Be well and Merry New Year
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    Tinnitus Since:
    10/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    High Frequency Hearing Loss