Gareth Smith
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Gareth Smith

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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Feb 9, 1970 (Age: 50)
    Location:
    Manchester (UK)
    Occupation:
    Financial Advisor
    Tinnitus Since:
    O2/2016
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unknown
    Yet another T sufferer Newbie.

    One week ago at night I got this high pitched noise in my head and thought it would be gone by morning, needless to say it hasn't.

    I have gone through all the reasons how I got it, I had returned from a plane flight 10 days earlier, I had dental work earlier in the day where they numb your gum with anaesthetic and then performed a filling. I have also been on omneprazole 20mg twice a day for acid reflux for the past five weeks. Yes like everyone else we try to pin down what caused it!!!

    To cut a long story short, my tinnitus whilst being totally annoying is the high pitched one but it is not that loud in that I have to search for it when watching the TV, I don't hear it outside at all. It is now whilst typing this in the silence middle of the night that it sounds so loud.

    After an horrendous night of sleeping I went to see the practice nurse at my local GP who told me I had reddening of the ear canal and a grey build up behind the ear drum on my right ear (I have T in both ears). She told me that she could have prescribed Antibiotics but advised that I wait three weeks to see if it clears up and if not would refer me to ENT. She seemed positive it would go but I am thinking that was to try and allay any fears.

    I am realistic to know that I now may have it for ever and as such at present not seeking the miracle cure

    The answer I am looking for is how do people sleep, tonight as an example my T was very quiet as I hit the pillow but my mind couldn't relax and then an hour and a half later and it got louder and suddenly the anxiety hit, my legs got week and hear I am after only six or so hours in the last 2 nights wide awake.
    Very reluctant to take Meds to help sleep and would like advice and tips how to get through the first month.