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HeavyMantra

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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 Sep 4, 2020

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    1. 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
      1. aot
        aot
        Is this only for T, or does it apply to H as well?
        Sep 4, 2020
      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
    2. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      I'm now an Audiology student.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Amazing!!
        Sep 4, 2020
    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Do seasonal allergies increase tinnitus for you?
    9. 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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    10. 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
    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Pulling for you as always...
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    14. 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
    15. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      So I got a massive spike from using saline solution to clean my eyes before bedtime. The more you know..
    16. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      Praying for you HM....hope your back to normality asap
    17. 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
    18. 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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    19. 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
    20. 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
    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Anybody get bad spikes from colds? Been a week of 10/10 and I'm worried it won't go back down
    27. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      Noisy neighbours suck when you can't use earplugs for sleeping.
    28. 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
    29. 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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    30. 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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    Gender:
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    Location:
    Sweden
    Occupation:
    Audiology student
    Tinnitus Since:
    Steadily worsening since 2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unknown
    My avatar depicts a grave. Some day, this suffering will end unless reincarnation is real.