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Charburchar

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I've been noticing my floaters a lot more recently. Doesn't help that I moved into a room with all white walls XD May 27, 2021

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    1. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      I've been noticing my floaters a lot more recently. Doesn't help that I moved into a room with all white walls XD
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        @kingsfan I do this but they immediately return. Sometimes I focus on them and watch them slowly move out of my vision to appear smack bang in the middle again lol
        May 28, 2021
    2. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Just went for a trim at the hairdressers. Discovered that my hairdresser also has tinnitus!
    3. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      I really want to go to a demonstration in London on the weekend and wear ear plugs, but not sure it's worth the risk..
    4. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      British weather, please make up your mind!
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    5. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Been feeling really down recently. Can't imagine a future for myself with this evil condition
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    6. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      I got an alert today stating that it is my first anniversary with tinnitus talk. Thank you all kind fellows.
    7. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Sometimes I'm happy that I'm single because since T I can't imagine having another human being in the same space as me in the evening
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    8. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Happy International Women's Day to all of you amazing women on here!
    9. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      One of the worst things about having pulsatile tinnitus is not being able to exercise. I used to love jogging..
      1. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        In fact my first experience with PT was while jogging. I remember slowing down and noticing this intense whooshing sound coming from my ears. That night I could feel my heartbeat in my ears while trying to sleep. Been the same since. Sucks
        Mar 6, 2021
    10. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Happy Valentine's to all my fellow T sufferers!
      1. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        My Valentine's wish is for someone to make a dating app for T sufferers so it doesn't need explaining why I can't do ordinary things that normal people do (like visit a pub) :D
        Feb 14, 2021
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    11. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Woke up today with T in my left ear which after a few hours has thankfully gone. I swear something new happens with my ears every week!
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    12. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      29 today and a year with T. It's been interesting to say the least
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      3. Tweedleman
        Tweedleman
        HBD homie, time flies...
        Jan 25, 2021
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Thank you guys!
        Jan 25, 2021
      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Charburchar urgh a dirty KFC haha. You know I did the same thing last year. I hadn't had one in years, so I went a bought one - it tasted like shit. I'm sure it used to taste amazing!? I was very disappointed. P.S I also look 15 when I shave ;)

        I can't seem to send you a message or comment on your posts anymore, so I'm commenting on here so you hopefully see this!
        Jan 25, 2021
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    13. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Had a dream that I was exposed to loud noise. Woke up with T roaring (it's always dead quiet in the morning) :O
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Charburchar, good to know you're doing okay. I'm doing alright too. T is slightly elevated atm because it's "that time of the month" - luckily you don't have that issue with your T :p
        As for sleeping routines, since I've started this new job, I've forced myself to wake up at 7:30am and to to bed at 11:00, even though I'm working at home till March.
        Jan 22, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        And I don't actually have to start till 10:30. I thought it would be a good idea to get into a routine before I actually have to go into work. Hopefully, that way I won't struggle as much getting up. Anyway, have you moved into your folks place yet?
        Jan 22, 2021
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Oh dear I hope it's not too bad for you! That sounds sensible re reseting your sleeping schedule - I wish I had your discipline! How are you finding the new job btw? I haven't moved yet no, we are planning to later this year :)
        Jan 22, 2021
    14. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Earplugs advice - when I'm wearing my earplugs the sound of my footsteps are SO loud. Are there other plugs that don't have this effect?
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @kingsfan I have mine as far in as they can go and the occlusion effect is still bad
        Jan 13, 2021
      3. Phendran
        Phendran
        If one has plugs custom-made, I know that one may get them shortened if one is a singer, so that one's own voice will not be too loudened. Maybe the same could be done to achieve the result you desire?
        Jan 13, 2021
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Thanku for the responses. I will look into getting some foam plugs & see if it has a different effect & if not then custom made
        Jan 15, 2021
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    15. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      The mood swings that accompany T are exhausting. One day I'm getting on fine the next I feel like the world has ended. Blergh
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I totally understand. Last week my T was super quiet and I felt on top of the world! The past three days my T has decided to play up again and I can hear it outside if I stop and listen - so annoying. Of course this has made me feel like absolute shite. You're right about it being exhausting.
        Jan 3, 2021
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It is normal to have retracements. The important thing is the monthly trend.
        Jan 3, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Bill Bauer - I need a little one of you in my pocket, so when I'm feeling down I can pop you out and speak to you. My monthly trendy is T getting softer and my dominant tones have mainly dissappeared. @Charburchar, sorry I've hijacked your post. X
        Jan 3, 2021
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    16. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Woke up to what I thought was a plane passing over my house but soon realised the sound was coming from my ears. Never ending problems
      1. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        It sounds like wind passing through my ears, keeps coming and going. No idea what's caused this, I've not left the house in ages
        Dec 30, 2020
      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Figured out that it's probably a new variant of my reactive T or sound distortion, as it keeps happening when cars drive past
        Dec 30, 2020
    17. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Haven't read a book in ages :(
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I've read all the classics like Lord of the Rings, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies etc. Some cheesy sci-fi books like Slugs
        Stuff by Irvine Welsh who wrote Trainspotting. Tbh I read whatever I fancy or see at the time. I've just finished reading Mythos, Heroes, and I'm about to start on Troy. And I'm also reading 'Modernism in Metro-Land.' So yeah, a really mixed bag.
        Jan 24, 2021
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Shame about reading giving you anxiety. :( but I understand why. If your H developed the last time you read, then it's bound to make you build a bad connection between the two. I have a similar thing about it being spring time. My T started in April last year, and when I think of it nearly being that time of year again, then that gives me major anxiety.
        Jan 24, 2021
      5. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        That sounds fascinating :O Coincidentally I was thinking about buying lord of the rings to get me started reading again (I've seen the films a thousand times - love em). Have you seen Trainspotting 2 btw?

        I'm very similar - pretty much only read non-fiction over the past few years because I enjoy learning so much (also because of uni).

        I'm sure we'll get over these anxieties soon enough :)
        Jan 24, 2021
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    18. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Cannot wait to move out of London..
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        It's a bit different from architectural history but atm the National Trust are really struggling and they said last year that they were stopping the work placement programme I was on until summer of 2021 when they will look at restarting it.
        So I jumped ship when I saw this job.
        Jan 24, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        It's brilliant though. I work somewhere different week and get paid £1200 untaxed because it's a traineeship, but the pay goes up majorly once I'm qualified. :) tbh, as long as I'm working in the heritage sector, I don't mind too much what I do.
        Jan 24, 2021
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      5. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Haha it's fine - I often get notifications that disappear. I'm glad you got a job in your favoured sector :) it sounds super exciting!
        Jan 24, 2021
    19. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Love getting a spike because your reactive t hates the sound of traffic and wants to punish you for daring to go the shops five minutes away
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        @Bill Bauer most probably, I just dislike wearing them because all I hear is the sound of my own footsteps & I find it disorienting
        Nov 26, 2020
      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Charburchar, I know what you mean about hearing own footsteps, however, I always wear plugs to town/shops etc. To me, it's not worth the risk not to have them in. Hope your spike has faded by now?
        Nov 28, 2020
      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        @Steph1710 You are right, its not worth the risk. I did wear my old on-ear headphones to the shop today (without music of course). I'll probably start doing that for local visits. It seems to have faded yes :) thankfully!
        Nov 28, 2020
    20. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Is this lock-down hair we're seeing? :p I like it!
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Tis indeed! I haven't had a haircut since March! Thank you Steph :P
        Nov 7, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        You got such good hair. Might as well grow it whilst you have it. You might be bald in five years time ;)
        Nov 7, 2020
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Haha I hope not - all the men in my family still have their hair! I am going grey though..
        Nov 7, 2020
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    21. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Twice now in my right ear noise has sounded tinny like it's coming from a broken speaker. Only lasted for about 5 seconds a peice but scary
    22. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      I think I'm going to see docs about my ear cracking/what I assume is ETD. It's just constant. Hopefully the tests are not intrusive
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Yeah I might jump on board and see a doctor about this too. My right ear is permanently blocked and crackles every time I blink. I can't pop it either. The pressure drive me up the wall.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      4. Gareth Davies
        Gareth Davies
        I managed to get temporary relief but gently wriggling my targus - it opened a gap resulting in a reliable POP.
        But it doesn’t work for me anymore :/
        Might for you though?
        (It’s strange. I’m temporarily deaf but the noise is better; might be because the pressure is currently low though...)
        Oct 23, 2020
      5. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        @Gareth I'll see what the ENT says. I no longer get ear fullness of any sort, just constant cracking. I hope yours get resolved!

        @Steph That sounds terribly frustrating. I think an appointment would be worthwhile! See what they have to say.
        Oct 26, 2020
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    23. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Wow, just experienced a vibration/spasm inside my right ear which lasted for about 30 seconds. Another symptom to add to the list!
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      3. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Thank you Steph! That means a lot. I'm sure you'll do great :) You're clearly a very determined person yourself completing your exams with T. It isn't easy!
        Oct 10, 2020
      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Still have your sights on Cambridge? Oh I have no idea, still trying to work that out. And how strange that we have experienced the same symptoms back-to-front!
        Oct 10, 2020
      5. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        @Enkidu man that really sucks. So strange how anxiety can do that to your ears? If it happens again I might try that myself (put in an earplug)!
        Oct 11, 2020
    24. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      The wind has really gone and made my reactive tinnitus worse.. hopefully temporary
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    25. Zigs
      Zigs
      Hello
      I was reading your posts and saw you said you’ve noticed some improvement since following a routine. Could you share what you have been doing? I’ve had T for almost a year now but recently my left ear has been hurting. Very worried that it is H. I also get reactive T / H which is annoying but it’s the pain I’m very scared of!
      Thanks
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Hi Zigs, when I had H I did not use ear protection around the house - I carried on as normal and hoped my ears would adapt, which luckily they did. I also went out for a walk once a day to the park or sat in the garden a lot to expose myself to normal outside noise. However I would always plug my ears at the sound of motorbikes or loud vehicles.
        Aug 23, 2020
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      3. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Bear in mind that although this worked for me, it might not work for others. I did this because my H developed during lockdown when things were very quiet and I spent all day in my room studying. Because of this, I believe my ears adapted to the quiet and couldn't tolerate ordinary noises. That's why I made sure to expose myself to ordinary noises every day.
        Aug 23, 2020
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        I hope things work out for you!
        Aug 23, 2020
    26. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      Can anyone with PT "feel" their ears move with each pulse? Is this just what PT is?
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Thanks Steph. When I put my finger in my ear I can "feel" the pulse, in the same way you can "feel" it on your neck or temple. Very weird. Hope you're well.
        Jul 16, 2020
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      3. bethadtr
        bethadtr
        Was browsing through threads and saw your comment @Charburchar. I’m going through the same thing? I can’t ‘hear’ my pulse unless I try but I can feel it?! Did it turn out okay with you? I’m unsure if I’ve developed PT or not :(
        Sep 27, 2020
      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Hey @bethadtr! I'm sorry to hear that you're going through the same thing. Unfortunately I still have it. How do you feel it exactly? For example, if i put my little finger in my ear I can feel the pulse, but I can hear it at night when things are quiet and my ear is on the pillow. What's it like at night for you? Sorry for the late reply, btw!
        Oct 1, 2020
    27. Bill Bauer
      Bill Bauer
      >The H has improved since I first developed it

      H ought to stop being a problem 12, possibly 18 months after the onset. After 2-3 years you ought to be back to normal, at least as far as H is concerned.
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        That's promising to hear. Thanks Bill
        Jun 20, 2020
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    28. Charburchar
      Charburchar
      I've spent 5 years in higher education learning to become a teacher only to develop T and H as I'm about to graduate. A cruel world indeed
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      3. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        @Kriszti Yes that's definitely an option.

        @Lucifer I'm sorry to hear that dude. I hope so too. I'm optimistic for the future with so many regen drugs on the horizon. The sooner the better, for all our sakes.

        @Christiaan I'm sorry :( What did you teach? Do you think it's possible to teach with mild T?

        @Tweedleman Man that sucks, I'm sorry to hear. Fuck this condition!
        Jun 20, 2020
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        ey there @Charburchar . Yay, it's alright to work as a teacher with mild T. On what kind of school are you going to teach? I taught French and English at a secondary school. The kids were fun, but there were places that were off limits for me. Like the playground/schoolyard. There were lots of screaming and overexcited kids running around:)
        Jun 21, 2020
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      5. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Hey @Christiaan thanks for the response. I plan on teaching sociology at secondary school. I only have mild T and if my H continues to improve over the next year I think I'll go for it. I guess I'll just have to stay away from the playgrounds!
        Jun 26, 2020
    29. Andymo
      Andymo
      Also, unless you can pin your H down to a specific loud or continued noise exposure, recovery will be most likely. Count ourselves lucky v the full version of H. No more trolling!

      Just think of the guys in army combat and what they endure. I'm 42 so may recover.
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        I hope so! Hopefully we both get better in time.
        Jun 14, 2020
    30. Andymo
      Andymo
      Great to hear!

      I've always suffered from insomnia, but stressed out worrying about the damage I may or may not have done.

      Getting over the guilt of wearing buds on long 4hr bike reads will take time. My case is mild as does seem yours. Only notice it indoors.

      You look a young guy and will make a full recovery in time.

      So glad you're recovering. A strong life lesson to us both: look after our lugs!
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        A life lesson indeed! Thank you, that's appreciated. I hope your H improves. It really is an awful condition.
        Jun 14, 2020
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Tinnitus Since:
    January 2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
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