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Yo-yo days. Down in the sh*t today. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:14 AM

    1. Gman
      Gman
      Yo-yo days. Down in the sh*t today.
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    2. Gman
      Gman
      I'm happy to be able to listen to music on the computer without my tensor tympani cramping. Last 2 years were rough.
      1. Holly1987 and SugarMagnolia like this.
    3. Gman
      Gman
      Did someone leave on an old cathode ray TV or is that just my bloody head? Intrusive. No reset. Was it because I skipped melatonin?
      1. Bill Bauer and Drone Draper like this.
    4. Gman
      Gman
      Today was going to be reactive spike day when I woke up, but I managed to get back to sleep and it reset itself. Go figure.
      1. Holly1987 and Bill Bauer like this.
    5. Gman
      Gman
      Note to self: Do not go out and try to have a "normal" day with a reactive T/H spike of unknown cause. Weekend was a write off.
    6. Gman
      Gman
      Hearing loss is only part of the reason, not the entire reason. When will people stop using it as a blanket statement?
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      2. PDodge
        PDodge
        Hopefully soon. Hearing loss is one of many triggers for T.
        Feb 18, 2019 at 7:39 AM
      3. Gman
        Gman
        Feb 18, 2019 at 7:44 AM
    7. Geekysugar
      Geekysugar
      Hi! I wanted to ask you about the ttts you have. Have you gotten better?
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      2. Geekysugar
        Geekysugar
        Is there anything in particular that you do or did for it to calm down?
        Feb 18, 2019 at 4:18 PM
      3. Gman
        Gman
        @Geekysugar Um nothing specific. Maybe just time, not reacting to it negatively, reducing stress, trying to avoid loud sounds and not overdoing it with noise exposure, not over protecting, listening to quiet music through speakers has prob been most helpful (never using headphones), massaging around face/jaw/head/neck.
        Feb 18, 2019 at 10:30 PM
      4. Gman
        Gman
        Also I can make the fluttering go away for a long time if I circle around the outside of my ear hole with my little finger. But I have other stuff going on so it’s not all good
        Feb 18, 2019 at 10:33 PM
    8. Gman
      Gman
      Certain members on this forum have a habit of giving weird, heartless responses to people who need support.
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      2. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Sadly this is true. Just having a compassionate heart and some uplifting words can help a person so much. I shake my head at some peoples comments.
        Feb 18, 2019 at 2:19 AM
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      3. Aklara319
        Aklara319
        What, you don't think that new members want to hear about cochlear synaptopathy and speculative regenerative medicine (*sarcasm font*)?
        Feb 18, 2019 at 9:43 PM
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      4. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Precisely. My parents both have some hearing loss - no T. I think Michael Leigh's posts are good (but waffly) for a new sufferer.

        I think a lot of new sufferers should be implored go to the success stories section to see how people habituate or have had some sort of recovery.
        Feb 19, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    9. Gman
      Gman
      So many high horses.
      1. Holly1987, Manny and Striveon like this.
    10. Gman
      Gman
      Feel like a yoyo. From one day that's almost normal to another that sucks.
      1. hurtingdream and Striveon like this.
    11. Gman
      Gman
      I hope we are entering a new era when medicos will actually treat us with compassion as there will be an actual treatment
      1. Bill Bauer and Striveon like this.
    12. Gman
      Gman
      MF-ing reactive spike day and I didn't even leave the house yesterday. What gives?
      1. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Bummer. Sometimes not worth asking but roll with the punches. Hope your day gets better.
        Feb 14, 2019
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    13. Gman
      Gman
      Sleep impacted neurological disorder. From almost normal for many days to intrusive T & lowered sound tolerance. T frequency always changes.
      1. PDodge, Drone Draper and Striveon like this.
    14. Gman
      Gman
      If I say I don't want to jinx myself, will that still jinx me?
      1. Jack Straw and Striveon like this.
      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I hope not!!
        Feb 8, 2019
      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Maybe! lol
        Feb 8, 2019
      4. PDodge
        PDodge
        That's the definition of jinxing, just let it be a passing thought.
        Feb 8, 2019
    15. Gman
      Gman
      The difference between days is ridiculous.
    16. Gman
      Gman
      Lately I've been experiencing some of the lowest and most stable T and minimal H in 2 years...strange.
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      2. Gman
        Gman
        Jinxed myself
        Feb 2, 2019
      3. CrystalB
        CrystalB
        What happened is it back the way it was?
        Feb 3, 2019
      4. Gman
        Gman
        @CrystalB Had a random reactive H&T spike + ear fullness day yesterday.
        Feb 3, 2019
    17. Gman
      Gman
      Fell asleep on couch. Luckily woke up to quiet not screech. You never know what it’s going to be.
      1. PDodge
        PDodge
        Lucky, That happened to me the other day. Fell asleep with little to no T woke up full on head buzz
        Jan 30, 2019
    18. Gman
      Gman
      Woke up with head humming but it turned out to be an ultra low T day - 1/10. H was basically non existent.
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      2. Arseny
        Arseny
        @Gman I have TTTS (official diagnosis), but it has gotten so much better that I don't notice it any more. But this vibration I think is a separate thing.
        I had several mornings where I woke up to absolute silence in my left ear and then after I moved my neck just a tiny bit vibration started immediately and ringing followed. No way this can be from hearing loss.
        Feb 7, 2019
      3. Arseny
        Arseny
        @Gman do you have inflammation or neck/TMJ problems?
        I recently talked to a guy who had this vibrating tinnitus for a year. Then he did some valsalvas and got better and recently he completely eliminated it with neck massage. He's tinnitus free for 5 days now.
        I wonder if muscle relaxants can make a difference.
        Feb 7, 2019
      4. Gman
        Gman
        @Arseny I agree. I don't think it's sensorineural hearing loss related. As far as I can tell it's a mechanical thing going on. I have a few things going on including neck, nerves, muscles, ET, sinus, etc. It could be any number of factors including hypersensitivity/reaction of the middle ear muscles and trigeminal nerve to noise. I just massage around my face, ears, neck and temples and it helps reduce it.
        Feb 8, 2019
    19. Gman
      Gman
      Reactive T/H spike day. Shower reset didn’t work. Upper body exercises made it even worse. Ugh. Only 3rd spike day in 2wks. Not bad.
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    20. Gman
      Gman
      Saw someone wearing ear muffs in public for 1st time. Felt bad for the guy, the noise level was most definitely safe without ear protection.
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @Gman Thank you. I hope you continue to improve.
        Jan 26, 2019
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      3. Bam
        Bam
        Strangely enough I too saw a waiter in Wagamama the other day wearing Peltor muffs. He looked exhausted, black sunken eyes. He was right in the fire. Written all over his sad as hell face.
        Jan 27, 2019
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      4. Arseny
        Arseny
        I have yet to see anyone in public with ear plugs or earmuffs, but a lot of people I know have tinnitus. It seems to be very common.
        I wonder why they have mild and stable tinnitus while their hearing is objectively worse than mine?
        Jan 28, 2019
    21. Gman
      Gman
      Sudden fleeting deafness/tinnitus in left ear today. Things are changing, just not sure if for better or worse. T low & stable, H better.
    22. Gman
      Gman
      Twice in 2 days getting sudden deafness & fleeting T in right ear. No vertigo. T has been low and stable. Very weird.
      1. Julien87
        Julien87
        I experience this sometimes. But it's a "mechanical" thing, at least in my case, it is caused by the position of my head and my jaw. I generally don't give it much thought.
        Jan 16, 2019
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      2. Gman
        Gman
        @Julien87 that’s interesting. Could be the tensor tympani and stapedius being weird maybe. Hadn’t thought of that. As long as it’s not sensorineural. I often get little dizzy feelings. Menieres would be my concern.
        Jan 16, 2019
    23. Gman
      Gman
      delta, theta and beta brain waves
    24. Gman
      Gman
      I loathe adhesive packing tape.
    25. Gman
      Gman
      Some louder sounds on the edge of comfort make my jaw hurt and really tense up and I don’t mean clenching or anything like that.
    26. Gman
      Gman
      First reactive day in almost 2 weeks. I know why.
      1. PDodge
        PDodge
        Sleep?
        Jan 10, 2019
      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Why?!
        Jan 10, 2019
      3. Gman
        Gman
        People. Dumb, inconsiderate, noisy people. Oh and maybe some extra stress. @PDodge @Bill Bauer
        Jan 10, 2019
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    27. Gman
      Gman
      I’m thinking it might be melatonin that’s been helping me. I took a week off and it wasn’t great.
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      2. Arseny
        Arseny
        I think I experience a reduction in the morning from Melatonin. I have not used it for a month and tinnitus is louder in the mornings in comparison when I was taking melatonin.
        Jan 28, 2019
      3. Gman
        Gman
        @Arseny I really want to stop taking it. I’m slowly tapering the amount to see if I can go without it and have T not increase.
        Jan 29, 2019
    28. Gman
      Gman
      Waking up during night with anxiety. Forgot how much it sucks.
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    29. Gman
      Gman
      Yet another day, sitting listening to the shower reset unravel... T creep back in. The worst. Maybe this is it...
      1. PDodge
        PDodge
        Ya, I got a few hours today, was nice. tonights just shit though
        Dec 31, 2018
      2. Gman
        Gman
        Mines been shit for the past few days. Could be done for now @PDodge
        Dec 31, 2018
    30. Gman
      Gman
      T still not great, maybe a bit better. What triggered this spike? No idea.
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    Gender:
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    Tinnitus Since:
    07/2016
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Ear wax and ear wax solution.