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Napping for some means louder T, but for me it gets quieter. Apr 21, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    1. Gman
      Gman
      Napping for some means louder T, but for me it gets quieter.
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    2. Gman
      Gman
      T is a condition that starts as physiological then becomes neurological and then even psychological.
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      2. Gman
        Gman
        Yet it is still dismissively called 'a symptom'.
        Apr 21, 2018 at 5:07 AM
    3. Gman
      Gman
      Stapedius or tensor tympani humming very low frequency like crazy in right ear. High frequency also in the mix. Never gets boring.
    4. Gman
      Gman
      Bad vertigo lastnight. I think it was the neck massage I gave myself. Anyway my ASD kind of chilled and H seems less today. T okish.
    5. Gman
      Gman
      Terrible ASD weekend. Lastnight took .125 (no effect), bumped up to .25 (nada), then during night took another .25. Woke up fairly normal.
    6. Gman
      Gman
      Some ASD clients have unfortunately had ...symptoms permanently exacerbated as a result of a traumatic response to acoustic reflex testing.
      1. Jiri H
        Jiri H
        So did I and I'm not even ASD. Just returned from an ENT t&h specialist and she confirmed this test is dangerous to people with such medical conditions.
        Apr 16, 2018
      2. Gman
        Gman
        @Jiri H you ok? I’m just unlucky even when trying to get help... I had micro suction, tympanogram and LDL test with ASD.
        Apr 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM
      3. Jiri H
        Jiri H
        Actually, I think all these radical tests performed by rather uneducated ENTs on the subject contributed to worsening of my tinnitus. Thx to this forum I avoided micro suction.
        Apr 17, 2018 at 5:35 PM
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    7. Gman
      Gman
      Friday seems to be ASD day. Spike > reactivity > ear fullness > ASD symptoms. After a few days low non reactive T with minimal fullness.
    8. Gman
      Gman
      First high frequency spike in a week. Of course it could be due to several things I did differently, but none were sound related.
    9. Gman
      Gman
      TRT should be called HT, because it is effective for treating hyperacusis.
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      3. Gman
        Gman
        @SugarMagnolia I wish I had some answers or advice. I’m not sure what to do myself. I’ll be addicted to clonazepam if I don’t make better progress. Symptoms keep returning. Feeling quite disillusioned today.
        Apr 15, 2018
      4. SugarMagnolia
        SugarMagnolia
        Sorry to hear that @Gman. For some strange reason, no one ever offered me tranquilizers. Only antidepressants, which I absolutely refuse. So I'm dealing with this without medication. I can usually get my anxiety reduced when I have a little more control over the noises in my environment. Then my symptoms get reduced. The problem is, eventually some unexpected sound spoils everything and I'm starting all over again.
        Apr 15, 2018
      5. Gman
        Gman
        @SugarMagnolia I know exactly what you mean. That's the case for me usually. Last week though I can't attribute my flare up to any noises - I was having a lucky week. It's confusing. But of course once your symptoms worsen, so does the luck with noises. But even with medication, the symptoms seem to come back. even without anxiety.
        Apr 16, 2018
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    10. Gman
      Gman
      Another decent day, but I can feel the ASD lurking. Random momentary ear fullness and jaw pain... keeping thoughts positive.
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    11. Gman
      Gman
      A good day.
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    12. Gman
      Gman
      Success with 0.125mg.
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    13. Gman
      Gman
      Taking .125mg to see if it can undo it.
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    14. Gman
      Gman
      Woke up with ASD symptoms after low T and a relatively pleasant, if slightly broken, sleep. Low T day and H is ok. So what gives?
    15. Gman
      Gman
      Keeps happening. Twice in 2 days even after .25mg of clon. Took 1st .5mg. H ok. Being positive. Why is my ear jamming up? Is this life now?
    16. Gman
      Gman
      Slight spike day. H is ok but T more reactive. Not enjoying having to take clon once a week to keep ASD at bay. Pretty sure it’s chronic.
    17. Gman
      Gman
      Noticing a pattern. Once a week acoustic shock ear seizes up. Clonazepam keeps it away for a while. H improving. T been ok.
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    19. Gman
      Gman
      Regression weekend. Oh well.
    20. Gman
      Gman
      The sad truth is there’s zero chance I would ever have been diagnosed by an ENT, GP or most audiologists with this TTTS/ASD thing.
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    21. Gman
      Gman
      Now able to listen to low volume music on my computer without too much middle ear irritation.
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      2. SugarMagnolia
        SugarMagnolia
        That's awesome Gman. I often listen to music on my computer speakers and it's a great distraction from T.
        Mar 31, 2018
      3. Gman
        Gman
        Definitely. I missed music. :)
        Mar 31, 2018
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      Gman
      1. Apolonia
        Apolonia
        ears are so complicated :/
        Mar 30, 2018
      2. Gman
        Gman
        @Apolonia Yes, too complicated. It's a pity they don't just fix themselves like a wound. I'm glad I know exactly what I have now and can try to do something to improve things.
        Mar 31, 2018
    23. Gman
      Gman
      Slight set back yesterday. TTTS flared up without me being consciously aware of it. T spike today with reactivity. Got to keep positive.
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    24. Gman
      Gman
      Doing ok... H improving. TTTS/ASD improving with a few close calls. Only one spike day for the week. No meds.
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    25. Gman
      Gman
      Clonazepam calmed it right down. So much for positive thoughts alone...
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        I have tried in the past to send you a PM @Autumnly with advice when I've read your posts with questions but I'm unable to? I have clonazepam on prescription since 2010 and it has helped me through some difficult times. I will not always reach for it and wait to see if the tinnitus will calms down. You might find it helpful.
        Mar 17, 2018
      3. Autumnly
        Autumnly
        I’ll check my account settings. I don’t why you’re unable to send me a PM especially as we’ve talked via PMs before... weird!
        Mar 17, 2018
      4. Gman
        Gman
        @Autumnly 1st time. I've been reluctant to take anything. But I asked for it to help when my horrible TTTS flares up, as muscle relaxing is part of what it does. I refused Aprazolam. Only took .25mg & it was extremely effective & mild - it worked. Long lasting. Agreed it's not long term. I only aim to take it when these bizarre symptoms happen - not everyday. As I desensitise I'm hoping it will be a rarity.
        Mar 18, 2018
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    26. Gman
      Gman
      Trying to stop my middle muscles ear from seizing up is like hostage negotiation. Talk it down...
    27. Gman
      Gman
      Ear seized up with TTTS for no reason lastnight. Must be work stress. Who cares... gotta ignore it. Normal T is fine.
    28. Gman
      Gman
      First slight raise in T in almost a week. Progressing well.
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    29. Gman
      Gman
      With TTTS, you CAN make your middle ear muscles relax by positive thinking & believing sounds are not damaging. Also use white/pink noise.
    30. Gman
      Gman
      Ignore condescension, negativity and irrationality.
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