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Flyingsheep

Member, Male, from Cleveland, OH

Having a really hard time. Been having severe T for SO long now without a break. The future is not promising for me with this condition. Jun 20, 2020

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    1. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Having a really hard time. Been having severe T for SO long now without a break. The future is not promising for me with this condition.
      1. Tavia R
        Tavia R
        I feel you there, sometimes it feels like if you could only get a break for one day you'd recover enough to handle it again. I hope you get a break soon
        Jun 22, 2020
    2. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Well it's been long enough since my MRI that any worsening from it would be noticeable by now. Still got the same cycles of mild and spikes
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    3. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Why does T always come back with a vengeance if you have too many good days? Out of nowhere right ear BLASTS with 18khz tone and it HURTS.
    4. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      I did a frequency range test on proper speakers up to 20khz, turns out I can hear them all evenly without cranking the volume. 20khz is LOUD
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      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I haven't, I've just used very high quality headphones that can go up to 20k. I do know that around the onset of my tinnitus I had a major panic attack lasting over 2 days and after that it became the way it is now.
        Jun 1, 2020
      4. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I also get one tone loudly when I'm either super hot or emotional so I wonder if blood pressure has a say in that. I know mine isn't noise induced, at least that's not the main culprit at all. No acoustic trauma before onset and not all that much loud noise exposure.
        Jun 1, 2020
      5. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        So stress/anxiety, along with a sinus infection and some other likely issue AND neck trauma... I'm just hoping that once some get treated, the tinnitus goes down too.

        soz for the 3 messages lol, feel free to PM if you wanna discuss more!
        Jun 1, 2020
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    5. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      5 days in with the nasal spray and my T has been soo consistently low, with only one incident of it spiking moderately. Hope this continues
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    6. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Saw the ENT today and they did an even more extensive hearing test than before, and there is no hearing loss. She thinks I could have ETD
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    7. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      I'm back into severe T for the longest period ever, starting to experience pain... saw a doctor and they want to do an MRI. What happened?
    8. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      And just like that I wake up to a whole day of near silence. Maybe it has something to do with staying at home and my mental health.
    9. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Now been dealing with the worst spike of my life, in my right ear. It's just a non-stop super loud high-pitch tone. It's so hard to cope.
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      3. bobthebuilder
        bobthebuilder
        Feel your pain brother, stay safe
        Apr 22, 2020
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Tell yourself that it will likely be temporary. Do you know what might have caused it?
        Apr 22, 2020
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      5. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        @Bill Bauer I suddenly woke up to silence this morning, despite the previous days being horrendous. Thank you, you are right. I'm thinking it's the staying at home and increased anxiety that maybe played into it?
        Apr 22, 2020
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    10. Ben S
      Ben S
      Hey man, did you say that you believe your tinnitus may have been caused by alcohol ototoxicity? If so, it looks like it might be time for me to stop drinking!
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      2. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Yes I think it was the trigger. I was at high altitude and wasn't used to it, and drank on my second night. It caused so much pressure in my blood vessels that I'm sure it damaged something, as the moment I woke up the next morning I've had tinnitus ever since.
        Mar 25, 2020
    11. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Worst spike ever resolved. Today all I could hear was the tone of the room. That felt amazing. Staying positive.
    12. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Anybody know why one case of taking Tylenol (the least ototoxic painkiller) would cause such a horrendous spike that just won’t let up?
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Could it be that whatever had caused your headache is what ultimately caused the spike in T?
        Feb 15, 2020
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      2. Rb86
        Rb86
        There's no telling. If I take an antihistamine it sets mine off terribly. Took around 3 days or so to subside to base level.
        Feb 15, 2020
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      3. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        @Bill Bauer I think you're right. It's gone now, doing much better.
        Feb 25, 2020
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    13. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      I just spiked to a severe level and I have no idea why. The only thing that I can think of is I took Tylenol recently for a nasty headache?
    14. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      5 days of pure relief from consuming turmeric daily. About 80-90% reduction in tinnitus. Hoping this keeps going.
      1. Auron
        Auron
        How much were you taking?
        Feb 4, 2020
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      2. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Feb 4, 2020
    15. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Typewriter tinnitus is back, after not experiencing it for almost a year. Same ear, same exact sound.
    16. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Last night was horrific. I don't get the reasoning behind this sudden increase of insanity.
      1. all to gain
        all to gain
        I feel your pain! Mine has been insane for the last few days. Thought I was a gonna three days ago. Hope it gets better for you damn soon.
        Jan 10, 2020
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      2. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Thank you so much. I'm finally getting relief and it's back to how it used to be this whole day. Starting to feel like myself again
        Jan 12, 2020
    17. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Not a good day. T spontaneously jumped from low static to a loud extremely high-pitched drill like a needle in my brain. This is hell.
      1. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Hoping it is only a temporary spike and that you feel better soon. Hang in there Flyingsheep!
        Jan 9, 2020
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      2. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Thank you, it's still bad today. I keep trying to have hope but days like these remind me how easily I can succumb to it if it gets bad.
        Jan 9, 2020
    18. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Nothing but hiss/static the past few days. Ever since I saw my hearing results my hyperacusis has faded to being almost nonexistent.
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    19. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      I got a hearing test, doctor said it's better than perfect and they're perplexed as to why I have tinnitus. Well, at least I know now.
      1. just1morething
        just1morething
        I think you have a lot of hope with perfect hearing.
        Jan 1, 2020
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      2. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        I hope so. Still stuck with tinnitus and it still fluctuates. This audiologist actually cared and tested voice recognition in noisy environments as well, and I passed with flying colors. So no hidden hearing loss either I suppose.
        Jan 1, 2020
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    20. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      The past 2 days I have pretty much NOT heard much T, and when that happens my ears feel weird like I can feel the blood running.
      1. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        it's like my brain wants to hear something.
        Dec 29, 2019
      2. just1morething
        just1morething
        Is that pulsating tinnitus?
        Jan 1, 2020
      3. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        I might have a little bit. It comes and goes, but it's barely audible.
        Jan 1, 2020
    21. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Crazy un-maskable buzzing is finally gone again. It seemed to help to stop caring about it so much. Hearing test is in 4 days.
    22. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      The crazy buzzing went away for two days and things were normal, and now it’s back. It changes depending how I rest my head.
      1. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Also it’s un-maskable by any tinnitus masking track.
        Dec 23, 2019
    23. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Suddenly T sounds like a lot of static in both ears, which is kind of driving me nuts. But it’s not reactive to anything anymore.
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      3. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Thanks, I finally have an appointment to get an audiogram on December 31st. That hopefully can help clear some things up.
        Dec 19, 2019
    24. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      I turned down an appointment with Neuromod in May. Feels like I turned down a girl or something. Hopefully I don’t regret it
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      2. acute
        acute
        Why you turned down?
        Dec 22, 2019
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      3. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Because I still want to give my T some time since it’s had moments of getting better, and wait to see how Lenire develops and if it improves. Right now it seems to only help for 50% of everyone.
        Dec 22, 2019
    25. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Couple days ago, dante's inferno again. Today, sitting in a quiet room and hear nothing, except the quietest buzz coming from a light.
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Could you tell more about how it fluctuates?
        Dec 15, 2019
      3. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        It's reactive to certain sounds. It always returns to baseline when I wake up, which is some white noise in both ears. But depending on how much sleep I get, it can ramp up to a high pitch ringing sound as the day progresses.
        Dec 15, 2019
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    27. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Overcame my fear to see the dentist due to others reporting bad experiences with T. It was so loud but there was zero effect with my T!
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      2. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        People fear monger here a lot. If one or two people have a bad experience, then everyone become terrified that everyone will. Take what you read here with a grain of salt.
        Nov 25, 2019
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Using your logic, it's ok to smoke (as the majority of smokers never experience any health problems due to smoking), and it's ok to exceed the speed limit by 20 miles per hour (as the vast majority of people who do so end up being ok).
        Nov 27, 2019
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Also the vast majority of those who don't exercise and don't have a healthy diet don't notice any problems for decades. So all of those doctors talking about healthy lifestyle are just fear mongering. Right?
        Nov 27, 2019
    28. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Had a ton of loud noise exposure yesterday and then woke up in silence. Really wondering if my T isn’t related to acoustic trauma
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      3. Striveon
        Striveon
        @HeavyMantra what was the cause of your permanent increase??
        Nov 14, 2019
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Pretty sure it was singing with in-ear monitors (earbuds that are completely sealed like earplugs) for many hours during two days. If not that, it was psilocybin mushrooms
        Nov 14, 2019
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      5. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        I use AirPods nearly everyday but never push the volume past 50%, which according to the iOS health app is around 60db. Haven’t experienced any problems using that volume level all the time.
        Nov 15, 2019
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    29. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      Had a cold for a week and it left me with constant tinnitus in my left ear, which used to be mostly silent. Seems this is so common, sadly.
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        How did this develop?
        Nov 14, 2019
      2. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        From the built up pressure from the cold. It finally went away, except sometimes it’s there a bit in the morning and then goes away. So something to do with my Eustachian tube? Either way it’s mostly resolved.
        Nov 15, 2019
    30. Flyingsheep
      Flyingsheep
      It was getting better and came back with rage a few times. Today it’s 100% gone. Still thing these are good signs I’m getting through T
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Have you tried using earplugs in a quiet room? Is it the case that you still can't hear your T?
        Oct 2, 2019
      3. Rb86
        Rb86
        Gives me hope
        Oct 2, 2019
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      4. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        I don’t ever do that. If I give it that level of attention to where I’m listening for the tiniest internal noise, it gets worse. I still plug my ears to check sometimes but I find the less I do that, the less often it spikes.
        Oct 2, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Tinnitus Since:
    09/2018
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unknown