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HeavyMantra

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Tinnitus had me on the floor, then C19 came and kicked me in the nuts in terms of worsened tinnitus. Scared to get it again. Mar 25, 2021

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    1. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Tinnitus had me on the floor, then C19 came and kicked me in the nuts in terms of worsened tinnitus. Scared to get it again.
    2. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      What's up with this low humming sound that comes and goes for many of us? Was gone for like 6 months, now back in bass thump city.
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    3. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      More or less confirmed that my low freq tinnitus attacks are caused by a vascular loop.
    4. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      So the danger with MRIs is only the noise levels right?
    5. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      I was doing well. Now this virus has destroyed what was left. I can't handle these new tones. I want to die but I can't
    6. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Heartbroken over the fact that C19 gave me two new tones. Endless suffering.
    7. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      When you guys talk about spikes, do you only mean a louder version of what you have or does it include new tones that then disappear?
    8. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      I can't take this insomnia. I've been stoic for 2 years but I've had it: I need sleeping medication. Are there any safe alteratives?
    9. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      The only thing I can think of that could have caused this new tone was a 0,5 second house alarm that was set off by a thunderstorm
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Now I know I got the tone pretty much exactly when I got Covid19. Pretty sure that's the cause. Note that I was largely asymptomatic and did not have any mucus or other respiratory symptoms.
        Dec 10, 2020
    10. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Has anybody had new tones go away or diminish in volume?
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    11. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Total amount of classroom time spent on T and H in the 3 year audiology education in Sweden: two hours. TWO HOURS.
    12. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      4 years ago my apartment was bombed (I wasn't the target). The blast woke me, so I didn't hear how loud it was.
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Confused, I looked out of my huge window. The blast wave (from ground level, I was 9 stories up) imploded the window seconds later and showered me with glass. I think this + the extremely loud sub bass tinnitus attacks is why I have mild PTSD. I was also on p s y ch e delics at them time. I wonder if this was one of many events that gave me tinnitus.
        Nov 10, 2020
      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        The owner of an establishment hired people to bomb it for insurance claims, but nobody was charged. My GF was one inch from losing her eye because she fainted face first into a glass door. At least she has a badass scar below her eyebrow
        Nov 10, 2020
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    13. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Are there earplugs that don't have the occlusion effect when talking? Like musicians earplugs or something?
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I want to be able to attend family gatherings and not sit quietly in a sofa with mah plugs
        Nov 10, 2020
    14. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Sometimes unable to tell if I'm hearing some of my T sounds currently, or if I'm just hearing my memory of them.
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    15. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Not posting here much. Just want to say to you all, especially those who are new to this: it can and often does get better. Give it 2 years
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I haven't had really bad hyperacusis like many of you here. I can only imagine how that would be like. My hyperacusis has improved a bit but not fully, I still can't reallt tolerate music for instance. But from what I've read hyperacusis is actually treatable in many cases.
        Sep 4, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Thank you for giving me some hope today.
        Sep 4, 2020
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Aaand sometimes it also gets worse.
        Nov 10, 2020
    16. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      My new rhythmic subwoofer sound is so much worse than the high-pitched stuff. About once a week it gets 20x louder instantaneously.
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Ended up in a psych ward the last time that happened. It was truly suicidal level tinnitus. If it ends up being that loud permanently I see no reason to press on. Scared and confused. Giving up music at low volume even though I suspect this sound is TTTS or blood flow related. Giving up everything that could have caused this sound. Only focused on surviving for the sake of my partner.
        Aug 9, 2020
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      2. all to gain
        all to gain
        Hang on in there mate. Let's stay optimistic that regenerative drugs will help us and soon. You are one of the good guys!!
        Aug 9, 2020
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I have mild PTSD from these extreme attacks. I wake up terrified and with panic when there are bassy low sounds around me when I sleep. A neighbour playing music, a distant truck..
        Nov 10, 2020
    17. Star64
      Star64
      fully understand why you are worried but wearing both ear plugs and muffs gives you far more protection making it much safer than only using one or the other. Make sure you explain your concerns to the tech and have the panic button in your hand to cease the mri if it causes you any distress...
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Wearing them together increases the protection of the one with the highest protection (of the two) by 5 dB. 5dB is a lot.
        Jul 21, 2020
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    18. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      How safe is it to do and MRI with earplugs and muffs? I have to know what's wrong with my hip since I probably need surgery, but I'm scared
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I had exchanged personal messages with 4 people who got a permanent increase in their T as a result of having an MRI done. But keep in mind that people from all over the world use this forum...
        Jul 21, 2020
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Bill, do you know if they used protection? I'm also wondering if it's just the noise, or if it's something else with the MRI technology that causes issues.
        Jul 22, 2020
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        One or two people posted here that not only they used protection, but they also looked for a hospital with an MRI machine that is being marketed as being quiet. They still got a spike. However, in those cases I don't know whether the spike ended up being permanent. Having said this, plenty of people with T get an MRI and are ok afterwards.
        Jul 22, 2020
    19. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      What causes new sounds? Can it be random?
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Thanks to the both of you
        Jun 14, 2020
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      3. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        I am only referring to Noise induced tinnitus and my belief is the unchanged:
        New sounds develop for 3 reasons. The first, is further exposure to loud noise. 2nd, If a person is sensitive to moderate or low level sound and a spike occurs or new sound develops, the usual reason their hyperacusis has not been treated. 3rd cause is stress.
        Jun 14, 2020
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I think stress could be the reason. I developed the new sound during a time where my PTSD got triggered by some events at night. I got PTSD from having my apartment bombed many years ago..
        Jun 14, 2020
    20. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Still freaking out about the faint new tinnitus that sounds just like footsteps, my neighbours subwoofer, distant machinery.
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      2. Mymlan
        Mymlan
        For how long did you have this new sound?
        Jun 13, 2020
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        A bit more than a month. The only other new sound I have gotten before is still here 1 year later
        Jun 14, 2020
      4. Mymlan
        Mymlan
        It might go away, but it can take a while. Do you know why you got this new sound?
        Jun 14, 2020
    21. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Do seasonal allergies increase tinnitus for you?
    22. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Has anybody tried and open MRI? Are they quieter?
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      2. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        In my experience (open MRI and closed MRI for jaw surgery), the open one is more quiet than the other one. However, keep in mind that the open MRI is less accurate.
        May 17, 2020
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    23. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Tinnitus is making me withdraw from everything I loved to do. Why did it become worse? I did everything right. Everything is dangerous
      1. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Sorry to hear of your discomfort. Is it possible to have a talk with your GP/family doctor? Perhaps get a referral to ENT or Audiology?
        May 17, 2020
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sorry to hear this buddy :( T is f*#king awful. Everything makes mine spike. Even though mine was quiet today, it still got me down, especially when I went to put music on in my car and remembered I couldn't.. *hugs*
        May 17, 2020
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      3. Phendran
        Phendran
        I know those feelings. Those thoughts.
        I wish someone would figure out the major whys of this.
        May 18, 2020
    24. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Now this is a mindfuck: hearing a new tone that sounds EXACTLY like an actual sound of construction machinery that my GF can hear as well.
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I think I expressed myself unclearly. I have a new sound that's internal, but it sounds just like many other sounds in our apartment that are external. I can't really tell when it's footsteps above, when it's distant machinery, or when it's internal. And it's often quiet when I cover my ears which makes it even more confusing.
        May 13, 2020
      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I think people call this "reactive tinnitus" because it layers itself on top of other sounds, and is almost not audible in silence
        May 13, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @HeavyMantra you have literally described my Tinnitus! I can't tell what is T and what are external sounds and like you said, it's almost not audible in silence.
        May 13, 2020
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    25. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      The humming, idling truck sound seems to be here to stay.. It comes and goes. Did absolutely nothing to cause it.
      1. aot
        aot
        I think I know what you're talking about. It's not as infruriating as my usual T.
        May 9, 2020
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    26. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Pulling for you as always...
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    27. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Welp, I think I have Covid
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Mild symptoms so far, no idea if it's covid but so far it fits the symptoms. I've definetly been exposed a lot due to my job so it was a matter of time

        I have a lot of undiagnosed chronic pain so I'm a bit worried that I do in fact have some unknown health condition, but I'll probably be fine
        Apr 28, 2020
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @HeavyMantra I don't know you personally, but I don't want anyone to suffer, so please if you feel too sick, tell someone so they can keep an eye on you. Where do you work? X
        Apr 28, 2020
      5. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I panicked a bit at first, but symptoms are very mild. Swollen lymph nodes, joint pain, sore throat. Nothing to worry about so far. Thanks for your concern! @Steph1710
        Apr 29, 2020
    28. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      So I got a massive spike from using saline solution to clean my eyes before bedtime. The more you know..
    29. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Praying for you HM....hope your back to normality asap
    30. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Scared. Woke up to a loud new tone, sounds like machinery far away. Wtf is going on, this is so different from my usual tinnitus
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I have had countless spikes, and I learned to wait before getting concerned...
        Mar 22, 2020
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        But have you gotten many new sounds Bill?
        Jun 12, 2020
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I haven't...
        Jun 12, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Tinnitus Since:
    Steadily worsening since 2018
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unknown