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HeavyMantra

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    1. 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 at 8:35 AM
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    2. 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 at 10:58 PM
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    3. 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 at 2:18 PM
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    4. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Anybody get bad spikes from colds? Been a week of 10/10 and I'm worried it won't go back down
    5. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Noisy neighbours suck when you can't use earplugs for sleeping.
    6. 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
    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 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
    11. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Making music again without any problems or spikes so far. Major victory.
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. 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!
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      2. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Well I knew he was near-deaf obviously
        Jul 27, 2019
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    15. 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...
    16. 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
    17. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      My T is almost always "only hear in a silent room". Much less fluctuations, but never complete silence anymore. Still feels better now
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      2. Watasha
        Watasha
        Very fortunate, congrats!
        Jun 18, 2019
    18. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Truly, I didn't understand how completely fucked Sweden is until I needed substantial medical attention. This country has dug it's own grave
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      2. stacey
        stacey
        It's not only Sweden, it's everywhere :(
        May 30, 2019
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      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        What's happened?
        May 30, 2019
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      4. Mymlan
        Mymlan
        I can just agree.
        Jul 30, 2019
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    19. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Have entered a downward spiral. Isolation, fear of sound and music, deep depression and anxiety. Nobody knows anything about anything.
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      3. stacey
        stacey
        Same :(
        May 30, 2019
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      4. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        That doesnt sound good. Hang in there man... It will turn better again.
        May 30, 2019
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      5. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Hang in there, Swede! xx
        May 30, 2019
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    20. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Apparently my teeth are very ground down for my age to the point of hurting. I hope my night guard has positive effects on my tinnitus too
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      2. Jazzer
        Jazzer
        Bruxism can be cured by concentrating on oral discipline.
        I have some notes which may help you.
        Jazzer x
        May 23, 2019
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    21. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Seeing improvement still, more quiet days than loud most weeks. Took 6 months before I started to see improvement. Don't lose hope!
      1. COYS
        COYS
        Hope you’re right. 5 months in for me
        May 13, 2019
      2. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        i soon have 2 months full, and there as been improvement for me also. Some bad days, but some good days too. It's back and forth...Not losing hope!
        May 13, 2019
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    22. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Why is it impossible to get a hearing test over 8000 Hz?
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      2. Snake
        Snake
        May 10, 2019
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        So true lol
        May 10, 2019
    23. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Could a new memory foam pillow really spike my tinnitus and give me a tone in my good ear? Why is there even a new tone? What's going on?
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      2. GSC
        GSC
        oh man... if yours is heavily influenced, maybe you should try a splint or therapy for your neck mayhaps.
        Apr 8, 2019
      3. Kai Love
        Kai Love
        Yes, so many sleep positions are not good for posture and alignment. Especially if you have an issue with your neck (bulging disk), poor "sleeping posture" can exacerbate effects. Even if your neck is ok, and your jaw/teeth/bruxism issues are the reason for T, that can still be influenced by your neck (by creating more muscular tension and tension in the jaw).
        Oct 15, 2019
      4. Kai Love
        Kai Love
        Also, if you have jaw issues, you might just be putting the wrong amount of pressure on your jaw. Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss further.
        Oct 15, 2019
    24. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Well, had 3 good weeks but it seems that might be temporary
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Hopefully you will start getting more of those good periods and they will keep getting longer.
        Apr 5, 2019
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I think that's what's happening. Gone today again. Thanks for the encouragement Bill
        Apr 5, 2019
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    25. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      I think it's getting better. Only had intrusive tinnitus for about 10-20 percent of the time the last 2 weeks. Feeling hopeful right now
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      2. Striveon
        Striveon
        Wow that’s great! Anything different you’ve been doing?
        Mar 30, 2019
      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I did change a lot of things when I got my bad spike in october or november, perhaps the result is felt now? The past month I have been working on releasing tension in my neck and shoulders, been using many yogic chanting techniques to de-stress. Sometime during this month I mostly stopped caring about the T when I have it. I stopped resisting, and something changed.. Or so I feel
        Mar 30, 2019
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      4. Striveon
        Striveon
        Wow! Sounds like you’re on the right path to easing your mind and letting go. Seems like the results are finally kicking in :) congratulations! I will also look into yogic chanting as I’m looking for techniques to de-stress also.
        Mar 30, 2019
    26. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Having more and more 1/10 days, and I'm slowly starting to enjoy being alive even on my bad days. I'm starting to consider myself lucky
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      2. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        I've been seeing fading the last 4 weeks or so, but it's never truly silent. It's still better than it was at the start, however.

        I think comparison to others can be good, but equally it shouldn't invalidate your or others' suffering.I see some people do this on this board and I think it's a dangerous road to go down.
        Mar 24, 2019
      3. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        Happy for you!
        Mar 24, 2019
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      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        You are very lucky. Even though bad T days are always rough.
        Mar 24, 2019
    27. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      I'm supposed to be able to fucking live like this? I don't know man, not feeling it. EDIT: feeling better
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      2. PDodge
        PDodge
        I feel ya, Today is a poor day. I feel like tomorrow will be better
        Mar 15, 2019
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      3. Striveon
        Striveon
        I know how you’re feeling, but we are all in this together. I hope you feel better.
        Mar 15, 2019
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      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Back to a 2/10 and feeling better. Had a bad streak of three 10/10 days in both ears (always in left only before) and was despairing. You were right Pdodge
        Mar 15, 2019
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    28. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Is tinnitus related to neck pain and tension curable?
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    29. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Has anyone here habituated to intermittent tinnitus?
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      3. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Is the tinnitus appearing more often or is it that the severity is increasing?

        I’m sorry to hear about the other conditions compounding the problem. I hope you’re staying vigilant with your ears
        Feb 1, 2019
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        It's been appearing less often the last month, but when it does it's more severe. Always wearing earplugs when outside of my apartment and I've stopped using headphones. Not sure if low music through speakers is giving me spikes or not, maybe I'll stop that for a while as well. The problem is that creating music is the most important thing in my life

        Thanks for your concern, I hope you are doing OK at your end
        Feb 1, 2019
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      5. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        You should stop using the headphones. Hope you feel better soon.
        Feb 2, 2019
    30. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      On days when it's so silent it's almost gone, I can't imagine it coming back. On days that it's loud, I can't imagine it ever going away.
      1. Striveon
        Striveon
        Truee
        Jan 31, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sweden
    Occupation:
    Nekrointrovert
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Headphones and/or HPPD?