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Has anybody tried and open MRI? Are they quieter? May 17, 2020

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    1. 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
    2. 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
    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Pulling for you as always...
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    6. 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
    7. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      So I got a massive spike from using saline solution to clean my eyes before bedtime. The more you know..
    8. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Praying for you HM....hope your back to normality asap
    9. 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. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        It seems like the sound is gone now after 4 hours.
        Mar 22, 2020
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        @Bill Bauer The last new sound I got from nowhere is still here after 7-8 months so I was worried about this one too. Seems like I was more lucky this time
        Mar 22, 2020
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      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I have had countless spikes, and I learned to wait before getting concerned...
        Mar 22, 2020
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    10. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Is ear pain from jaw problems etc. a stabbing, intermittent pain? How am I supposed to know if my pain is hyperacusis or jaw related?
      1. Orions Pain
        Orions Pain
        The only way to rule it out would be to see a tmj specialist. If you try a jaw treatment and it doesn’t do anything it’s probably H related
        Mar 12, 2020
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    11. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Waking up after 7 hours of sleep: 10/10 personal T scale. After another hour of sleep: 1/10. Does anyone else routinely experience this?
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        My t always seems loud when I wake up :(
        Mar 1, 2020
      3. Mymlan
        Mymlan
        Mar 4, 2020
      4. KathyN48
        KathyN48
        Mine always louder in morning
        Mar 5, 2020
    12. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Does anybody else get lower tinnitus for the rest of the day after excercise...? People usually report the opposite
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      2. Agrajag364
        Agrajag364
        YES i often get this. I wrote a post about it. My blood pressure is good
        Jan 22, 2020
      3. Artemis2K
        Artemis2K
        I've been curious about exercise. Exercise releases growth factors that are good for helping tissue and nerves, yet I keep seeing that it causes spikes. I wonder why.
        Jan 22, 2020
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I think the temporary spikes are blood pressure related. And I get those too!
        Jan 23, 2020
    13. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      5 weeks says that common colds can permanently worsen tinnitus. We'll see what happens.
      1. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Oh dear. I hope you feel better soon.
        Dec 29, 2019
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    14. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      One month since I got a cold, T has been worse ever since. Is life really this ridiculous...?
      1. Star64
        Star64
        Tinnitus is the evil gift that keeps on giving
        Dec 19, 2019
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    15. Star64
      Star64
      Colds, sinus infections will usually exerabate tinnitus. it should settle back down but spike can last a few weeks from my own 18 years personal experience
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Thanks, I'll try to stay hopeful. My T got worse this time of year when I had 4 separate colds in 4 weeks! Probably sound that worsened it though
        Dec 3, 2019
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    16. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Sorry, my bad. Then just time...arghhhhhh. Rooting for you HeavyMantra
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Well, I've not been bothered by my T today at all so that's good! Rooting for you too, you seem to be a good person
        Dec 2, 2019
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    17. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      i think its pretty common, the mucus running up and clogging your ETubes. Try a steam bath, even put your head over a pot of hot water with a little eucalyptus and clear all the gunk out. Hot steams and lots of ginger and garlic tea will banish your cold fast. Your spike should come down as well......keep us posted
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Thanks bro. I've tried all those things
        Dec 2, 2019
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    18. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Anybody get bad spikes from colds? Been a week of 10/10 and I'm worried it won't go back down
    19. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Noisy neighbours suck when you can't use earplugs for sleeping.
    20. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Another full week of 1/10 tinnitus, just two weeks after the last one. I must be doing something right. Quiet room only = cured in my book
    21. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      How do yall use cellphones with tinnitus? Just had to be on the phone for one hour and it feels teeeerrible for my ears
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      2. Lilah
        Lilah
        Mostly speaker phone.
        Oct 25, 2019
      3. Kai Love
        Kai Love
        Typically speaker phone. Occasionally with Sennheiser over the ear headphones--my tinnitus is not from hearing loss, though. If direct from the phone, it is too "sharp" for me, and I avoided using a phone like this for many years, even prior to T.
        Oct 25, 2019
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Well, I have to buy a new phone anyway so I'll get one that has good speakerphone capabilities
        Oct 25, 2019
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    22. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Could be fleeting...this may be a good sign,,,mine never changes.
      Eat your blue berries and be positive..this could be good
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    23. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Still no idea why my T fluctuates daily without any apparrent triggers. For weeks it's literally been one day on, one day off. Anybody?
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      2. Kai Love
        Kai Love
        I have been weaning off caffeine to reduce jaw tension. Also, cutting alcohol (mostly, it is hard, I like wine), to prevent grinding (even with mouthguard/splint) during the night. The guard/splint does help distribute the force, however I would like to minimize all by eliminating what causes grinding in the first place.
        Oct 25, 2019
      3. Kai Love
        Kai Love
        For me, if I watch something before bed that really gets my mind going before bed, I tend to grind more. I try to avoid electronics an hour before bed. If I read a relaxing/enjoyable book before bed, it helps ease me to sleep. Also, a warm shower helps me, and I have heard that similar warm baths have helped others grind less.
        Oct 25, 2019
      4. Kai Love
        Kai Love
        Agrajag364, the mouthguard/splint has alleviated some jaw tension in the morning. I am having it readjusted next week at the TMD clinic to give better alignment. My dentist made my original splint. The TMD clinic said, the more teeth in contact with the splint, the better. It makes sense, since it helps distribute the force.
        Oct 25, 2019
    24. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      The improvement I've seen the past two months is unbelievable. If this continues, I'll consider myself one of the luckiest men alive
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      3. Agrajag364
        Agrajag364
        Awesome. Did you do anything that might have caused the improval?
        Sep 11, 2019
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        If this isn't temporary, I will write a detailed post about what I've done. Then again, a lot of spikes get better within a year so it might just be time that has caused improvement, not all the herbs and other dietary changes I've made
        Sep 12, 2019
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      5. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Well, looks like I jinxed it. Back in hell again this week!
        Sep 14, 2019
    25. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Making music again without any problems or spikes so far. Major victory.
    26. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Sisters husband had hyperacusis and tinnitus from tense jaw/stress for a long time, was cured with physiotherapy
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      2. Agrajag364
        Agrajag364
        This is also interesting. An ENT was emphasising to me the other week what a factor that was
        Sep 12, 2019
    27. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      10/10. Just kill me already
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        That's good to hear. It's weoird how some tinnitus fluctuates that much.......mine almost never fluctuates.
        Aug 5, 2019
      3. Fifth Business
        Fifth Business
        Roaring yesterday; .5/10 now. I'm erm... Cured??
        Aug 8, 2019
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I'm "cured" every other day. It's weird, but it seems pretty common with these fluctuations
        Aug 8, 2019
    28. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Found out my grandpa has NIHL and T from his army service. He's practically deaf now. Tough old man, has survived skin cancer FOUR times!
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Well I knew he was near-deaf obviously
        Jul 27, 2019
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    29. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Haven't had a low T day for almost 2 weeks. No idea why, maybe from a cold. Certainly doesn't seem to be related to music at least...
    30. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Why do I get a delayed spike every time I listen to music even below 60 db? This is ridiculous. The one thing I love has been taken from me
      1. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        I can't listen music well either. I can watch movies but some reason music still causes problems for me. This really sucks.
        Jun 26, 2019
      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Sure does. I'm starting to realize that music might not be a part of my life for a while or forever. I hope the situation can improve with time. Idk, many people continue making music it seems. Maybe it took a while for them to be able to come back to it
        Jun 26, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sweden
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2017. Worsened 10/2018, 01/20
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unknown