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It kinda seems like over kill I have to wear leg compression stockings for 1 week after a 60 min surgery with a small wound.. Jan 20, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    1. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      It kinda seems like over kill I have to wear leg compression stockings for 1 week after a 60 min surgery with a small wound..
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        On long flights you can always get up once every half an hour and walk around and do squats. I think that if you do that, you don't need any special gear.
        Jan 20, 2019 at 12:42 AM
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      3. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Do you think you will fly again now you have t @Bill Bauer ?
        Jan 20, 2019 at 12:48 AM
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I began flying a little over a year after the onset. The longest flight I've been on over the past year was 16 hours long. If one doesn't go on turboprop planes (the ones with a propeller), and wears noise-cancelling headphones (with earplugs underneath), it ought to be ok. Airbus planes are especially quiet (unlike Boeing planes).
        Jan 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM
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    2. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I was given some strong post op painkillers and I'm high as a kite. It's not very pleasant, I feel so wired. I don't like this feeling...
      1. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Won't be taking them anymore I think.
        Jan 19, 2019 at 10:11 AM
      2. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Maybe I'll save them for when I feel like a wild night at home, get high on painkillers and dance to Billy Joel. Idk.. I'll think about it.
        Jan 19, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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      3. Contrast
        Contrast
        make sure they aren't ototoxic pain killers.
        Jan 19, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    3. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Home after a holiday and a surgery. Wish I could say I cared less about my T whilst away, truth is I was more neurotic than ever.
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      3. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Also ended up having a small dosage of antibiotics (just one day) as my surgeon strongly suggested this to prevent infection. Guess you have to pick your battles.. no ill effects thus far.
        Jan 18, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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      4. SugarMagnolia
        SugarMagnolia
        Hi Holly. I'm glad you're home now. I hope you can relax. I worry about antibiotics too. Sooner or later, we all end up taking them. A few years ago, I took antibiotics and my T got louder for a few hours after each dose but then returned to baseline.
        Jan 18, 2019 at 2:06 PM
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      5. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Jan 18, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    4. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I'm in Sydney, it's such a vibrant place. We are from a small town and not used to peak hour city driving, it was full on!
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        [This is unfortunate, as lanes end all of the time, so if you don't pay attention and just drive straight, you will eventually find yourself driving in the lane reserved for the traffic going in the opposite direction.]
        Jan 17, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        To change into another lane, you have to steer into the path of drivers in that lane, forcing them to slam on their breaks to avoid a collision.

        Drivers pass you on your left, as you are making a left turn (causing you to slam on your breaks).

        I remember screaming literally in utter terror and horror once every minute or so.
        Jan 17, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Some drivers stop in the middle of the road and chat with pedestrians. These conversations normally take 2-5 minutes (a little longer than waiting for a traffic light to change, but it feels like an eternity as everyone who is stuck behind them is honking their car horn).
        Jan 17, 2019 at 8:15 PM
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    5. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Having a minor operation tomorrow, worried I will need antibiotics after. I'm tempted to say I'm allergic, no one takes tinnitus seriously.
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      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Hey Holly, hope everything goes well tomorrow. I had surgery and didnt need antibiotics. I'll pray for you. :)
        Jan 17, 2019 at 12:33 AM
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      4. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Thank you!
        Jan 17, 2019 at 12:34 AM
      5. Julien87
        Julien87
        Some antibiotics are OK. Ask one that is not ototoxic
        Jan 17, 2019 at 7:48 AM
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    6. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Over the last year I have discovered weight loss is 90% diet 10% exercise.
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      2. linearb
        linearb
        I agree, but it's a really important 10% because it determines the degree to which lost fat is replaced with muscle vs just flabby skin. But, yes, very crudely, weight is just a calorie game, and if your calorie input is less than what you're burning, you lose weight.

        My metabolism is insane, though, I can barely gain weight if I try...
        Jan 16, 2019 at 4:02 PM
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      3. Manny
        Manny
        Over the last year I have discovered my new weight gain is 90% tinnitus, 10% just food :////
        Jan 16, 2019 at 10:31 PM
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Same here, Manny. I got my BMI down to 22.5 and was able to keep it there for years. Once I got T, my weight began to increase and now I am struggling to get back to BMI that is optimal for me - at most 23...
        Jan 16, 2019 at 11:30 PM
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    7. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I wish Dr Nagler would make a comeback, I have found his contribution to this forum very helpful.
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        I don't think you will see Dr Nagler at this forum again, not after reading some of the comments he made about TT that I will not mention.
        Michael
        Jan 16, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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      3. linearb
        linearb
        I think he was extremely divisive, condescending, and that his compassion and good advice was at odds with his basically 1970s understanding of tinnitus which he refused to update.
        Jan 16, 2019 at 4:03 PM
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      4. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Oh wow I missed all that drama.
        Jan 16, 2019 at 7:17 PM
    8. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      People that complain about Easter eggs and hotcross buns in Jan are not people I want in my life.
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    9. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I'm part of one other health forum (not tinnitus related) and the people there are no way near as cool as TT members.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Jan 15, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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      3. threefirefour
        threefirefour
        Oh it's Gerard Green. He's a professional mover.
        Jan 15, 2019 at 5:28 AM
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        LOL! Awesome.
        Jan 15, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    10. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I'm struggling on this trip, the familiar masking noises from home are gone (the crazy old noisy fridge) it's hard adjusting to a new place.
      1. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        The place we are staying is super quiet and my tinnitus sounds 100 times louder. Perhaps the anxiety of travel made it louder too...
        Jan 14, 2019
      2. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        V nice shower here tho, it's like the size of our whole bathroom at home lol.
        Jan 14, 2019
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    11. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      We are on holidays and just drove 8hrs because I refuse to take a short flight *sigh* ah well at least the drive was scenic
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      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        You guys are in Australia?
        Jan 14, 2019
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        In an earlier post, Holly mentioned that she is Australian. I live in Canada.
        Jan 14, 2019
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      5. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Yep I'm in Australia :)
        Jan 14, 2019
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    12. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I will never understand businesses that don't get back to you/ have crap customer service.
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      3. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        (Massive first world problem)
        Jan 12, 2019
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      4. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        I wish I knew how style hair myself..
        Jan 12, 2019
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        > (Massive first world problem)
        Well, yes, being transformed from first world to third world (and you had described one sign of that) is unique to the "first world." The guiltier people like you feel, the faster we are becoming a third world country. So don't worry, soon there will be many more problems for us to deal with, and the problem you described won't seem so unusual.
        Jan 13, 2019
    13. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Sometimes I pretend my tinnitus is something else, I think "oh no that's just something outside, your T isn't that loud"
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      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        I tried thinking like that but I can't seem to make it work :/ I can't hear it as anything else then coming from my head. Sometimes though, I will go to audionotch and find my tinnitus tone and then make it a tiny bit more low pitched and then play it as a masker......somehow "taking the noise out of my head" and playing it from a device helps.
        Jan 11, 2019
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      4. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        That's such a good idea!
        Jan 11, 2019
      5. hurtingdream
        hurtingdream
        I go outside and pretend it's a bird making the high pitch sound. Sometimes it helps. Winter time don't help because you're stuck indoors.
        Jan 11, 2019
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    14. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Sometimes I wonder if I'm one of the annoying people in this forum, I think I am lol. Sorry everyone x
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      2. hurtingdream
        hurtingdream
        You can always chat with me. I have nobody to talk to about T either :(
        Jan 10, 2019
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        >sometimes I feel a bit neurotic posting so much.

        Tell me about it!...
        Jan 11, 2019
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      4. Manny
        Manny
        You are not annoying at all!! I for one like your comments.
        Jan 14, 2019
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    15. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I have quit caffeine and am interested to see if it helps my t. I'm up to day 4 caffeine free and there is no change, perhaps a bit louder.
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      3. New Guy
        New Guy
        Have you punched anybody?
        Jan 6, 2019
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      4. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Lol not yet, dont have the energy!
        Jan 6, 2019
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      5. New Guy
        New Guy
        I've cut soda out of my diet several times. The first 3 days I could barely stay awake. I feel your pain.
        Jan 7, 2019
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    16. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Even if I didn't have tinnitus I couldn't think of a worse way to start the new year than fireworks and crowds.
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      3. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        And maybe reflect on the past year and quietly sob.
        Dec 31, 2018
      4. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        This was a really awful year to be honest, I felt deep unhappiness for a lot of it. I hope next year is better.
        Dec 31, 2018
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      5. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        It was an awful year for me too. Glad is over. Praying 2019 will be better for all of us.
        Jan 2, 2019
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    17. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I don't know why it's so confronting for people to hear I'm choosing to be childfree because I don't think this planet needs anymore people.
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        That's so true. I don't want to have children mainly because Like you I feel I would be a bad mother because of this condition and mental problems, but I also think I am doing the world a favour because the planet is way over populated, but people just don't understand these reasons for not having children.....
        Dec 23, 2018
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      3. Red
        Red
        When it comes to children, for most people, self awareness concerning the subject is curiously switched off.
        Dec 23, 2018
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      4. SugarMagnolia
        SugarMagnolia
        I also chose to be childfree and I have never regretted it.
        Dec 23, 2018
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    18. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I dunno what it's like where y'all live but property prices in Australia are insane, I'm going to rent till I die.
      1. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Rent is crazy too, $400 a week for a tiny 1 bedroom apartment in a mediocre suburb.
        Dec 17, 2018
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      2. New Guy
        New Guy
        The housing bubble 'burst' here in the US around 2010 but it's still tough to afford your first house. There were some government programs with tax incentives, and possibly lower mortgage rates, to try and stimulate the economy.
        Dec 17, 2018
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      3. Red
        Red
        Lol. For millennials? Nothing.
        Dec 18, 2018
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    19. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Christmas and all the stuff that goes along with it is meh, I just don't give a shit tbh. The only gift I want is silence.
      1. Striveon
        Striveon
        I agree :/
        Dec 14, 2018
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Yeah that feeling when people ask you what you want for christmas and then only thing you can think of is impossible to obtain (healthy ears) :/
        Dec 14, 2018
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    20. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Spikes are the bane of my existence. You can do everything right and they still happen. Sooooo frustrating.
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      2. just1morething
        just1morething
        Sorry to hear. Health problems are really frustrating.
        Nov 7, 2018
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      3. InfiniteLoop
        InfiniteLoop
        Randomness is a big component of T (at least of mine). It goes up and down for a myriad of logical and illogical reasons (mostly illogical ones).
        Nov 7, 2018
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    21. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Eye floaters are soooooooo annoying, I have 4 new ones. I keep telling myself "at least you're not blind" still sucks though..
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Sure does! I have about 10 of them in total. I want to have surgery to remove them someday.
        Sep 1, 2018
      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        I am suicidal over the floaters sometimes, so the doctor's better be able to remove them :(
        Sep 1, 2018
      4. fade2black244
        fade2black244
        Treatments exist but they are very expensive and not all are treatable unless you drain all of the eye fluid and replace. I've had them since I was very young and have learned to live with them for the most part.
        Sep 10, 2018
    22. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I am currently on a net break while I finish my final essay but I've returned to warn you all about egg boiling machines. They are loud af.
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      2. AZeurotuner
        AZeurotuner
        Like blender loud?
        Jun 3, 2018
      3. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Probably louder :/
        Jun 3, 2018
      4. AZeurotuner
        AZeurotuner
        Wtf?!....that's crazy. Luckily I'm a scrambler not a boiler haha.
        Jun 3, 2018
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    23. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      The bear attack in the revenant is crazyyy. V good movie.
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      2. Dylan Blake
        Dylan Blake
        "THIS IS INSANE, I CAN'T LIFT 3 TIMES MY OWN BODY WEIGHT WHY DO I LIVE IN A NEST!?" sorry I miss read that I thought it said The Raving Ant.
        May 21, 2018
    24. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Those Siamese fighting fish kept in tanks the size of a shot glass make me so sad.
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    25. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I wonder if you can go to the "mums and bubs" sessions at the movies if you are childless, would that be weird? It's half the volume.
    26. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Decided to cut my long hair semi short to avoid long blowdrying sessions. I underestimated how vain I am, I miss my hair :(
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      3. Jazzer
        Jazzer
        I miss your lovely hair too Holly,
        but now we can’t see it anyway, now you’ve changed your avatar.
        (photos are so much more personal - IMNSHO !)
        May 16, 2018
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      4. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        @Jazzer That picture previously on @Holly1987 avatar was not her. You're not vain at all Holly, as it's said a woman's beauty is in her hair....
        May 16, 2018
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      5. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        Yes that wasn't me Jazzer! I did a post about it, it was my favourite character from a TV show. Sorry for the confusion.
        May 16, 2018
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    27. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      It's so awkward when you’re trying to overtake someone on the path and suddenly you are next to them and you have to pick up the pace.
      1. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        And then you realise they are quicker than you thought and you're not sure you will make it.
        May 15, 2018
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      2. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        It's v stressful
        May 15, 2018
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    28. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      I'm glad no one can see my search history in here, I've searched some weird stuff..
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      3. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        My stalking days are over.
        May 14, 2018
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        May 14, 2018
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      5. Dylan Blake
        Dylan Blake
        Wait, I'm not suppose to see this?
        May 21, 2018
    29. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Is it ok to use a hairdryer with earplugs a few times a week ? I'm paranoid it's making it worse.
      1. Apolonia
        Apolonia
        I Always wear earplugs with my hairdryer...
        May 14, 2018
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    30. Holly1987
      Holly1987
      Tinnitus is so weird.. mine went back to it's base level for around two hours, it was amazing. Now it's suddenly gone louder than ever.
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      2. Holly1987
        Holly1987
        I don't really care or panic like I used to, it's just so confusing.
        May 14, 2018
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    Gender:
    Female
    Tinnitus Since:
    09/09/2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
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