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Sleep is starting to slip away agian... course correct.. course correct!! Hold the line! Apr 13, 2021

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    1. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Sleep is starting to slip away agian... course correct.. course correct!! Hold the line!
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    2. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Took my son to see Godzilla vs Kingkong! Glad I took plugs! Awesome Movie. Very Loud! #protectyourself #livealittle
    3. BrOKeN_1
    4. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      At this point I don't think the T volume changes.. merely my perception of the volume. Highly dependent upon environment and stress level.
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    5. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      May be sabotaging myself. Trying to enjoy previous habits got me spiking a bit. I know.. I know.. 'stupid is as stupid does'. Forest Gump
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      2. starrynights
        starrynights
        What kind of hobbies?
        Mar 14, 2021
      3. twa
        twa
        hugs~
        Mar 15, 2021
      4. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        The kind some T sufferers would frown upon. I'll leave it at that. ;)
        Mar 15, 2021
    6. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Just another T-eriffic Saturday night! Evenings are always annoyingly loud or at least precieved that way... another day in paradise.
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    7. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @twa started Journaling about 3 weeks from onset.. I've actually gauged my progress on less but more positive entries.
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    8. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      It hurts my heart that other can not at least enjoy low volume entertainment. Please don't be too hard on yourselves. Much Love!
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    9. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @Steph1710 Music and Podcasts are essential to my sanity.. I cannot.. Will not.. stop. Music stays at or below comfort level always.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If you are getting T spikes after these music/podcast sessions, you are playing with fire.
        Feb 28, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Bill Bauer, me, personally, I don't ever have spikes from sound. Also, I only listen to music whilst wearing earplugs, and I mostly listen to it when I'm working outside. I also play it through my Bose speakers which are very good quality. :)

        Oh, and if I think my ears aren't enjoying a certain frequency, I soon turn it down or off.
        Feb 28, 2021
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      5. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        @Bill Bauer fortunately I never get spikes from music either. I understand the sentiment. My audiologist suggested that my T might get worse after returning the hearing aids I couldn't afford a few days ago. Whether that is true or he is just disappointed about not making a sale. Idk. I refuse to be a slave to this incessant noise though.
        Feb 28, 2021
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    10. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Must manage perceived volume.. had to return the hearing aids today. Skeptical of aid help. Or if tolerance improved. Either way.. looking^
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      2. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        If I didn't have hearing loss, I'd return mine. I keep wondering (worrying!) if they are worsening my tinnitus.
        Feb 26, 2021
    11. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Hurry Up And Wait... On the cusp of month 4 now. Coping better and not downward spiraling anymore. T is still constant.. life goes on.
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    12. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      3 1/2 months later.. tone and pitch remain steady. Tolerance much improved. Steady we go... baby steps.
      1. Ilias T
        Ilias T
        Hopefully turn into giant steps. I wish I got this when I was like 50 or something but not 15 :(
        Feb 14, 2021
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      2. convolution
        convolution
        Kinda same here, except that I am almost 4 weeks behind you. Sursum corda!
        Feb 14, 2021
    13. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Took the family tubing and ice-skating yesterday. Was a good distraction. Wish that worked for everyone here. Never a dull moment with T.
    14. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @Orions Pain Have you tried crickets? They are almost as annoying as the T. Yet I've learned to almost enjoy the chirpy little bastards!
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      2. Orions Pain
        Orions Pain
        I have :( any audio from a speaker flares my face/ear pain badly. Thank you though
        Feb 4, 2021
      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Sorry to hear that brother. I'm such a puss I can't imagine have pain accompanied tinnitus. Stay strong man.
        Feb 4, 2021
    15. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Heads Up. It's gonna be a rough one. I need one of those "hang in there" kitten posters today.
    16. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Played some FFX Remake today.. tolerated it ok. It's a hard life for a gamer with T. No more FPS for this guy.
      1. Gareth Davies
        Gareth Davies
        I'd recommend Subnautica; no guns in sight. Buuuut you might want to avoid if you have thalassophobia.
        Feb 2, 2021
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    17. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Uncomfortably Comfortable.. Excitedly Anxious.. Obnoxiously Noisy.. Neverending Nervousness.. Obsessively Compulsive.. Sleep Deprived Daily.
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      2. vermillion
        vermillion
        Tell me about it.
        Jan 30, 2021
      3. Drachen
        Drachen
        Would love to have some nootropic of some sort that just allows your brain to *chill* without messing with the necessary functions. It honestly seems like so much of the problem just deals with overexcitation.
        Jan 30, 2021
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    18. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      LOFI or MONOMAN is my goto music of late. Generally easy on the ears. Results may vary...
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    19. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      Can someone pull the T over and let me out. Its been fun and all but I'd like to go home now and get some sleep. Does humor help? Idk... :/
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        I'm with you there. This has certainly been an experience of which I no longer wish to be a part. When things calm down, I will most certainly have a better appreciation of life. This all has trivialized a great majority of my depressive triggers from before. Quality of life is of utmost importance.
        Jan 28, 2021
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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
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    21. 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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    22. 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
    23. 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
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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
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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
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    24. 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
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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
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    25. 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
    26. 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
    27. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      This Emotional Rollercoaster is daunting. Just let me sleep already :(
    28. BrOKeN_1
      BrOKeN_1
      @Drachen It's two forward.. One back. Your doing good. Hang in there.
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    29. 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
    30. 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
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    Gender:
    Male
    Tinnitus Since:
    10/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    High Frequency Hearing Loss