erik
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erik

Manager, Male, from Washington State, USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGhoLcsr8GA. People either love or hate this song. I like it. Filmed in city I live in Sep 6, 2015

    1. rod710
      rod710
      Hi Erik,
      I've had tinnitus for about 3 months now most likely due to hearing loss in the high frequencies. the first month was bad then the 2nd much better but now im having more tones and spikes more often as well so I don't know what to do because I don't think im doing anything wrong it just happening and is harder to cope with it.
      1. rod710
        rod710
        However, I was thinking taking magnesium. Any advise on what type , the brand and the dosage? thanks for your help!!
        Oct 5, 2016
      2. erik
        erik
        Hi Rod. You are likely going thru a bad spell, a set back. Happens to us all from time to time. Don't fret. Just stay positive and keep moving forward. You are doing great even if you don't think so at this moment.
        Oct 6, 2016
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      3. rod710
        rod710
        @erik thanks for the support!!. Any advises on supplements? i've read magnesium seems to work for some. you know what type is the most effective?
        Oct 6, 2016
    2. HkT!
      HkT!
      Due to delay in getting a confirmation email, I accidentally opened two accounts. Can you delete one?

      Also, related? I am getting a (useless) error message when adding an Avatar.
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi HKT, that shouldn't be an issue. Try again
        Sep 6, 2016
    3. HkT!
      HkT!
      Due to delay in getting a confirmation email, I accidentally opened two accounts. Can you delete one?

      Also, related? I am getting a (useless) error message when adding an Avatar.
    4. Liztintin
      Liztintin
      Hi! Do you have any knowledge regarding hearing aids for tinntus? I'm about to spend a lot of money...& trade vanity for sanity! I am wondering if you know of any cases where this device took the ringing away? Thank you!
      Liz
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi Liz

        As far as I know, no - hearing aids will not take the ringing away. What they can do is help relieve tinnitus especially if it is caused by hearing loss, by allowing you to hear sounds better thus making the tinnitus seem lower because can hear more sound. Some of the newer hearing aids have sound generators in them to help mask tinnitus.
        Apr 22, 2016
    5. Joeyan
      Joeyan
      I feel like my body is adapting to this stuff way too fast. I want to try valerian root but fear the dangers the interaction between benzos and valerian.

      Any advice would help man.
    6. Joeyan
      Joeyan
      I come down with T in the past weeks and I am trying really hard to cope. I read one of your early post on Google about in your T onset you used ativan. I am on it now But use it only sparingly. It was prescribed for ibs. But since T, it seems like i need it more often. Prescribed to me on 2/15 and have only used 7-8. 1mg. was up till 3:34 and it was my only option. I took a 1mg tablet and slept for 2hours,
    7. Mike D
      Mike D
      Thanks Erik. What meds did you try in the beginning? I am currently on lexapro for anxiety/depression and ambien to sleep
      1. Mike D
        Mike D
        Oh, and would a mag supplement help right now with H?
        Mar 11, 2016
    8. Mike D
      Mike D
      Hi Erik. I am new to the entire world of T and recently H (UGH). I have been reading many posts on this site for a couple months and a lot of them give hope. I have read a bunch of things you and Billie48 have written that seems to be the way to go about being positive and giving myself time to heal.
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      2. Mike D
        Mike D
        I got all of this from traumatic stress and anxiety and dont think it was from a loud noise. Im currently in therapy with a psychologist, psychiatrist who prescribed Lexapro and Trazadone for anxiety and sleep.
        Mar 10, 2016
      3. Mike D
        Mike D
        She seems to think that because of my extreme stress, anxiety, and sleep deprivation from the emotional trauma i went through and obsessing with T that it got worse and I noticed H coming on gradually during this period. Ive had this for a little over 2 months. Any advice, help, or positive comments are welcomed. I dont know why I am asking you all this, you just seemed like the right guy. :)
        Mar 10, 2016
      4. erik
        erik
        Hey Mike D....hang in there. Yes stress, anxiety and all that will make your tinnitus and H -100x worse than it really is. Get your stress and anxiety under control and your T and H will be better.
        Mar 10, 2016
    9. Coregame3
      Coregame3
      Erik, I got tinnitus from a concert I went to 6 days ago, do you think it will go away? It has decreased in time, but it may be because of the pills I've taken (Magnesium, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, NAC).
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      2. Coregame3
        Coregame3
        Hopefully I can become a doctor and cure this. I can't imagine living my life like this. One week is bad enough.
        Feb 16, 2016
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      3. Coregame3
        Coregame3
        Have you ever forgotten that you even had it? I remember waking up happy and normal, and then my tinnitus started to kick in. My hyperacusis made it worse, but I think it's getting way better now.
        Feb 16, 2016
      4. Coregame3
        Coregame3
        I had a VERY MILD case of tinnitus since January 2015. I could only hear it if it was quiet and my right ear was on the pillow. I don't know if I can go back to that. That was the best case of tinnitus a man could dream of.
        Feb 16, 2016
    10. rooster
      rooster
      Hi erik. I went to a bowling lane place for a birthday party saturday and my normally manageable T has splked since then. I'm at a loss at how to deal with it until it settles back down. Do you have NY suggestions. Have hadT and H for 4.5 years. Appreciate it. Rose
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi Rose. The best thing you can do is to know that spikes are temporary and will calm down in time. Bowling alley is highly unlikely to cause any damage to make it worse. I bowl occasionally and it causes me to spike too but always returns in a day or so. I suspect it will for you also. I just got over 2 week spike today, so sometimes it does take a little longer.
        Feb 11, 2016
    11. Kane Moffat
      Kane Moffat
      Hey Eric, how much magnesium do you take before and after extreme noise exposure. I'm thinking of making this a regular thing every two weeks when I go to a concert/ club.
      1. erik
        erik
        Dec 2, 2015
      2. erik
        erik
        Dec 2, 2015
    12. Gregory
      Gregory
      Hi Erik, Saw your earlier post on the Serenade device for $975. Can you tell me who the provider was and/or contact info. Thanks.
      1. erik
        erik
        I got it from a local clinic in my city but that was several years ago.
        Dec 2, 2015
    13. Anusha Mohan
      Anusha Mohan
      Hi Erik,

      I am a graduate student from the Dallas/FW area and working with participants with tinnitus who are younger than 35 years. I am looking for research participants who are in the area and would like to participate in a research study. Please let me know if there is anyone you may know who would be interested.

      thank you very much
      Anusha
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi Anusha

        I see you posted a thread about this already. Can you answer some of the questions that Markku had on your thread so others can see it and decide if they want to participate or not?
        Nov 2, 2015
    14. Rina
      Rina
      hello erik! how are you? I'm doing better these days with less panic attacks...still have set backs but not as bad as at the beginning! how are you theses days?
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi Rina! I am doing ok. I am glad to hear you are having less panic attacks. Mine took several months to completely go away (thankfully!) so I am happy you are on the same path. Stay strong!
        Nov 2, 2015
    15. orangesky
      orangesky
      Hi Erik, New here. Tinnitus 1 years. Want to attend a concert next year but has an opening band so might be in loud music for at least 3 hours. Is there added protection wearing both foam plugs and muffs? What about time spent in loud music?
      1. erik
        erik
        Can you just skip the opening band to limit your exposure time? Get some good 33db foam plugs and you should be ok. Stand near the back and not close to speakers. Take some Magnesium and NAC 2-3 days before and after. Muffs would add protection but then you probably couldn't hear anything
        Oct 21, 2015
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      2. orangesky
        orangesky
        I thought of skipping the opening band but it is general admission (no assigned seats) so I probably will be stuck in the back when the band I want to see plays. Yeah I guess the back of the venue is the only safe place for me. Long gone are the days of rushing to the front of the stage. :-) Thanks for the suggestions about the magnesium and NAC. I want to hear the band but mostly want to see them.
        Oct 21, 2015
    16. erik
      erik
    17. Jamie14
      Jamie14
      Hey Erik, I'm new to this forum and was wondering if I could private message you some questions I had? I'm not sure how to start a conversation on this. Seeing your posts on threads has already been very helpful. Thanks!
      1. erik
        erik
        Sep 5, 2015
      2. Jamie14
        Jamie14
        It says I don't have permission to perform this action?
        Sep 5, 2015
    18. erik
      erik
      I'm chill and surviving. I am loving summer months!
      1. Richard zurowski
        Richard zurowski
        Good nice to hear that.
        Aug 31, 2015
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    19. Elad
      Elad
      Hi Mr Erik! is there any way I could message you privately? :D I have a few questions to ask if you do not mind :)
      1. erik
        erik
        Yes, choose conversation under your "username" at the top right of page and "Start conversation", then you can private chat!
        Aug 12, 2015
      2. Elad
        Elad
        I'm sorry, where?
        Aug 13, 2015
    20. Dubbyaman
      Dubbyaman
      Hi Erik. I was just wondering if you could tell me how many members there are here? Thank you sir.
      1. erik
        erik
        Good question! You might want to ask Markku. He would know for sure.
        Jul 16, 2015
    21. Shadgirl
      Shadgirl
      Any way to deal with unfriendly debates on hear? A friends thread is contently being bashed because he try ed sharing a message of hope.
      1. Shadgirl
        Shadgirl
        It was about how God helped him through the hard times. He wanted to encourage others to not give up and trust the lord. Don't seem fair to turn that message into debate of religions.
        May 4, 2015
      2. erik
        erik
        I agree and glad he is trying to stay positive. However, religion and politics I stay out of because no matter how strongly you feel one way or the other, you will never make the other side see it your way. We are flawed in that respect and it's not really worth the debate. Our energies are better focused on things we can control and less on things we cannot. Thanks for your contributions to this forum.
        May 5, 2015
    22. kmohoruk
      kmohoruk
      Hey Erik. I am about to try TRT for the second time with a more understanding audiologist this time. I heard that you did sound therapy for a bit as well, as you also has issues with Hyperacusis. I was just curious at what your experience with the therapy was and how did it help you? (if it did at all). I currently have mild/moderate T and mild H (my sensitivities are with loud sudden sounds and high frequencies).
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi I did use different types of noise such as white, pink and brown to help me with Hyperacusis. I used simplynoise.com and just played it on my computer. I even recorded it and made mp3 files to loop on my phone. It took a while but slowly the hyperacusis improved. I also was doing CBT therapy which I think help me address my fears and anxieties.
        Apr 13, 2015
      2. kmohoruk
        kmohoruk
        Thanks Erik for the quick reply! It's good to hear that many people do improve. I hope to be in that category as well :)
        Apr 13, 2015
    23. tyty
      tyty
      Erik, I am new to Tinnitus talk and I want to learn how to follow others so I can have a news feed? I am going into my month number three of T and for some reason today is the worst episode ever. Loud Loud Loud and I so worried this is never going to stop. My onset was sudden after a bout with a sinus infection. Are there doctors doing some sort of implant into the ear to help relieve the ringing sounds?
      1. erik
        erik
        Hey TyTy, you are still early in the T stages, it will calm down, just takes a bit of time. Once you get past the 3 month time frame, it usually starts to calm down. It may even go away. Keep the faith and read up on the good info here. To follow someone, click on their profile and select "follow" on the right side.
        May 26, 2014
    24. erik
      erik
      Doin' fine, pretty busy
    25. Rukhaiya
      Rukhaiya
      I am new here, having tinnitus since 2 days.. It really bothers me much. I have my exam in 1 month. am not able to study please please help..
    26. toni
      toni
      Is methylprednisolone 4mg for 6 days strong enough to get rid of tinnitus about 8 days from the sound incident? I'm on my first day and the incident was on December 20th. I've had tinnitus since 2005 but it got worse in the last week after going to a bar for 3 hours with a band. I had my earplugs in the entire time but it seems like it is now a higher pitch. feeling panicked...
      1. erik
        erik
        Toni, How are you doing?
        Dec 31, 2013
    27. nickyt
      nickyt
      hi eric im Nick from rhode island that research about the transponder being planted in a nerve to ease tinnitus sounds awesome ...do you know what the status of that research is ?
    28. matttipekkka
      matttipekkka
      To you Eric. Thanks a lot for your thoughts and comments about T. They have helped me a lot true my bad phases :) Im sure there are many offline users who think the same of you. Good luck in your life and remember to keep your head up! :)
    29. erik
      erik
      No I am not high, I just look this way
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    30. hps
      hps
      Did your chiro do ultrasonic diathermy or TENS?I had single session of TENS and only 20 seconds of ultrasound with an increase of my T. I hope it is temporary.
      1. erik
        erik
        Hi, no I did not do Tens with my Chiro however, I have tried it separately. It did not affect my T either way. Your increase is most likely just temporary.
        Aug 3, 2013
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Washington State, USA
    Tinnitus Since:
    04/15/2012
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Most likely hearing loss
    Aware of my T since April 2012 but I believe I may have had it for many years and not known what it was till it got worse in 2012 and frantically searched the internet for a cause and cure. first 6-8 months were rough, then I began to see light at the end of the tunnel. T will not kill me and what does not kill you does make you stronger. I slowly returned back to my normal life and though I am aware of my T, it does not have power over me. I do what I what, when I want. It takes time to get to this point, but it happens. Your brain is a powerful mechanism that does adapt over time. Godspeed

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