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dennis_me

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I was doing pretty good but I am sick now and my Tinnitus spiked so much and is very reactive. I really hope it settles down. I'm so scared Aug 9, 2022 at 10:52 PM

    1. SamRosemary
      SamRosemary
      Hey Dennis, I read that you’re going to be interning at a hospital soon? When’s that? I’m going into level 3 of my nursing program in September and will have clinical rotations at the hospital and it sounds pretty scary at this point.
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      2. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Hi @SamRosemary, my internship at the hospital started on 1st of August. I got sick the first week and my tinnitus spiked and I was doing pretty bad. I'm better now... Working in the hospital is my favorite part of the day, I am distracted and I think less about my tinnitus. What does level 3 nursing mean? Have you finished your training and classes yet?
        Aug 15, 2022 at 8:55 PM
      3. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Personally I finished my second year of med school and I am so anxious about my future... My tinnitus makes my life so difficult and especially my studies. My ability to concentrate has evaporated...
        Aug 15, 2022 at 8:55 PM
    2. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      I was doing pretty good but I am sick now and my Tinnitus spiked so much and is very reactive. I really hope it settles down. I'm so scared
      1. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        It will. Just get though this moment of weakness. Sometimes we just have to purge our emotional attachment to T before we bounce back.
        Aug 10, 2022 at 1:15 AM
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      2. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Thank you so much @BrOKeN_1. You are right. It got a little bit better. I hope I return to my baseline
        Aug 13, 2022 at 11:17 PM
    3. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      I am 6 months in today, T is the same as in the beginning but I am doing so much better, this forum has helped me so much. Thank you all
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    4. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      I passed my exams, I can't believe it
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @dennis_me WELL DONE! See - you’re much stronger than you realise. Massive hugs to you buddy. Go celebrate that amazing brain and will power of yours. x x x
        Jul 19, 2022
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      3. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Thank you very much everyone. Thank you very much for all the support over the last few months. Tinnitus is still annoying on a daily basis but I am already SOOOO much better than I was 6 months ago. I love you all <3
        Jul 19, 2022
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      4. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        That is excellent to hear @dennis_me, you are loved here too
        Jul 19, 2022
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    5. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      Just finished my last med school exam, finally time to relax and habituate
      1. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        I hope that, with less stress and more sleep, your T reduces
        Jun 29, 2022
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    6. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      I can't handle these deep feelings of guilt and regret, all of this could have been avoided. Going from a perfect life to almost nothing…
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      2. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        But thank you all so much, I hope you are right and that everything will end up « well ». It's just so frustrating to see everyone around you moving on with life and nobody takes me serious with my Tinnitus
        Jun 26, 2022
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      3. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        My first month and a half were some pretty dark times. I felt like I wouldn't be able to cope and do a fraction of what I was normally able to do. I worked hard to build resiliency, figure out the meds with doctors, and reduce reactivity with sound therapy. The mind is more powerful than we give it credit for. And we take you seriously.
        Jun 26, 2022
      4. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        I am already proud of the progress i made. The first three months I was extremely suicidal, never was before, and today I don't have such dark thoughts at all but daily life is still such a pain and my exams stress me SO much. I know you understand the struggle. I was talking about my family and friends :( But thank you for your nice words @Joe Cuber, you really seem to be a good person
        Jun 26, 2022
    7. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      Wanted to share the song "J'entends" It's from a famous belgian singer (Angèle) She got Tinnitus after a live TV accident.It helped me a lot
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      3. ThomasF
        ThomasF
        Not to my knowledge. I know a great deal of American musicians have Tinnitus but as I understand it there isn't a lot of talk about T in their work.
        Jun 22, 2022
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @dennis_me “slowly growing deaf” by Mister Bungle. I can guarantee you won’t like the song, so probably best just to look at the lyrics. :)
        Jun 22, 2022
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      5. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Oh wow, this song is definitely special and interesting, thank you for sharing it :)
        Jun 22, 2022
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    8. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      Left ear is so weird, sometimes it's loud and other times it's silent.Right ear is always catastrophic.Anyone else goes from loud to silent?
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      3. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Who knows. I hate the fact that most ENTs don't care about Tinnitus. I have to work a month during the summer break at the hospital and I chose the ENT service. I am looking forward for august :) @blamingeverything
        Jun 21, 2022
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      4. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        Totally weird, when I first started reading people's experiences on this forum, I was surprised to see such a variety of experiences and a variety of solutions they've found.
        Jun 21, 2022
      5. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Yeah you're totally right. We are all here for the same problem and yet it can be so different for each person. I am also surprised by the diversity of the people affected. It can literally happen to anyone and when it happens it's too late...
        Jun 21, 2022
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    9. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      How will I be able to finish my studies? I was doing so good in med school and all of a sudden I'm tortured after the fucking vaccine
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I never thought I’d be in the position I am now. In fact, I hadn’t even given my T any thought until I stopped to reply back to you. So, like I said, one step at a time. Protect those ears, and get studying. Don’t let tinnitus ruin your dreams. You’ve totally got this! <3 :)
        Jun 18, 2022
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      3. blamingeverything
        blamingeverything
        I'm sorry man. You can do it though, keep fighting, at 5 months you're still getting better. I'm at 6 months and can't believe where I'm at compared to months 1-3.
        Jun 18, 2022
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      4. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Jun 19, 2022
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    10. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      Feeling so down last few days. Tinnitus is killing me. I'm so scared for my future, my dark thoughts are back. Life was so good before T...
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Joe Cuber I’ve had my “normal” tinnitus (not pulsatile tinnitus) for 2.5 years. I would say it was only at the 1.5 year mark that I really began to habituate properly - as in, I can forget about it for nearly an entire day. :) You will get there too @dennis_me.
        Jun 18, 2022
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      4. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        That's awesome, I really hope I will get to this point of habituation. The best I can do inside right now is not to think about it for like 2-3 minutes. Whole days, that's awesome !!!
        Jun 19, 2022
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      5. Barry098
        Barry098
        2nd time for me on this mary go round. I’m a year in this time and my T is still very intrusive. Last time it only took 6 months to calm down. This time it is mostly screaming 24/7 (with rare exceptions) with no sign of letting up. If anything it has gotten louder recently. I hope to get to a better places with it too.
        Jun 23, 2022
    11. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      I have a new tinnitus sound. That shit is scary, has anyone experienced something similaire ?
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      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        It might go away in a few hours. Very rarely I get T in my right ear as well. Usually only for 2-3 minutes, but sometimes it persists for several hours. It always goes away eventually, unlike the T in my left ear. Just breathe, focus on something else and try to eliminate any worry from your mind. After you sleep tonight it might be gone.
        Jun 7, 2022
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      3. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Thank you very much @Lurius. That new sound appeared when I woke up this morning with a sensation of pressure in my right ear. It’s so weird and far worse then my usual Tinnitus… Everything was getting better :(
        Jun 7, 2022
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    12. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      Life and Tinnitus are slowly getting better :)
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    13. dennis_me
      dennis_me
      Feeling so depressed and stressed, med school exams in 6 weeks
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      3. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        Hi @Kriszti, thank you. I’m in second year of med school in Switzerland. My tinnitus started during the first exam session in January 2022. This semester is so difficilt with this blasting tinnitus. I often can’t concentrate. Don’t know how I will manage my exams in june. I’m so scared
        May 2, 2022
      4. dennis_me
        dennis_me
        I saw that you were at law school in 2019. Are you still studying ?
        May 2, 2022
      5. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I haven't managed to get my degree. I am in a weird limbo of active/passive semesters.
        May 2, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 11, 2001 (Age: 21)
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Occupation:
    Student
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2022
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Vaccine, ototoxic drug, stress, meh idk
    Well, I'm Dennis, I'm 21 years old. Life was pretty good being a second year med school student and enjoying life. That's when tinnitus hit me hard in January 2022. It's so damn loud. I still don't know what caused it, maybe the vaccine (also done in January), loud music, medication, I don't know...
    But this is not going to stop me from living my life. It is certainly an obstacle but we will all overcome this problem :beeranimation:

    Btw. excuse me for my bad english, trying my best. I live in Switzerland I speak French and German ;)