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Has anyone out there found a solution to improve tinnitus that zings? It’s like sparks or electrical shocks. High frequency and is felt too May 28, 2022

    1. KoolKat
      KoolKat
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      3. KoolKat
        KoolKat
        I dont have H i had something similar to it briefly , basically when i first got my tinnitus a sharp instant sharp pain in my ears dropped me to my knees, ever since then i had T. and i did have reactive T briefly.
        Nov 29, 2022 at 9:15 PM
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      4. KoolKat
        KoolKat
        that said I always thought Tinnitus was far worser because at least you can rest in peace with H, and literally hibernate and some what live. Tinnitus follows you everywhere.
        Nov 29, 2022 at 9:17 PM
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      5. Jerad
        Jerad
        Yup. I agree. :(
        Nov 30, 2022 at 2:47 PM
    2. KoolKat
      KoolKat
      God bless you i cant believe you had this since 2 THOUSAND AND FREAKING TWO! *MIND BLOWN* you are a veteran OG for real. the 90s and early 2000s were such a wonderful time and it saddens me you couldnt enjoy those years to the fullest. post 2013 when i got tinnitus everythings been a depressing down slide blur. ive literally just been existing for the past 9 years like a zombie. so i can only imagine.
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      2. KoolKat
        KoolKat
        i mean for christ sakes the freaking twin towers was still burning with smoke literally near the time you got tinnitus, im sorry but it just blows my MIND how much time has passed from 02. God you are strong. you deserve a cure so much. please let us be the last of this generation to deal with this suffering.
        Nov 28, 2022 at 8:24 AM
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    3. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Just wondering - the illustrations/cartoons you post - do you do those yourself?
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        It doesn’t look like I can post my pics of my work on here for some reason.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 7:51 PM
      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I really like that Batman artwork - quite powerful imagery and you chose very well which images to use. I have a dark sense of humour so actually found myself chuckling at imagery and the mood. You should be able to post your art - there is a thread I think for this purpose in the general chat category. Do you make money out of art? Or just spare time hobby.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 8:26 PM
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      5. Jerad
        Jerad
        Thanks, @Stuart-T. I have a dark sense of humor, too, sometimes. Ya, I’ll have to look into posting it on that thread. It doesn’t let us post images in these chat boxes. I also like the Batman artwork because it’s like a comic strip along with the writing. No, I don’t make $ from art, so it’s just a hobby. For most of my career, I was working in radio and television/NBC until recently.
        Nov 26, 2022 at 8:48 PM
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    4. ajc
      ajc
      I really like how you talk about these things, it makes for intriguing reading. thanks man.
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      2. Jerad
        Jerad
        You’re welcome. :) & thanks, man. I’m glad you enjoy what I have to say.
        Nov 24, 2022
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    5. Jerad
      Jerad
      Has anyone out there found a solution to improve tinnitus that zings? It’s like sparks or electrical shocks. High frequency and is felt too
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      3. AfroSnowman
        AfroSnowman
        Distraction.
        May 28, 2022
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Haha I feel like I just want to jab an electrical rod in my brain and jolt that noise away
        May 30, 2022
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      5. Hottopic29
        Hottopic29
        I had that was like a wine glass being rubbed its one of my tones that come during a spike its been a month since i heard it
        Jun 1, 2022
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    6. Jerad
      Jerad
      Need advice- Audiologist wants me to try hearing aids,minor amplification.I got severe T/H from ototoxicity, headphones.Afraid to make worse
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      3. Uklawyer
        Uklawyer
        I replied in your Introduction thread.
        May 22, 2022
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      4. Philip83
        Philip83
        Hey Jerad. I can fill you in with some details about my experience if you want. I’m super busy these next few days though.
        May 27, 2022
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      5. Hottopic29
        Hottopic29
        I wear mine but i have minimal amplification i use for the tones it plays to help with tinnitus i was worried about my hypercacusis but doesn't effect it .. since i control volume keep em low on phone app i have widex ones
        May 29, 2022
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    7. Jerad
      Jerad
      Twilight Zone real episode: “Sounds & Silences.” 1964. “A man who enjoys noise is driven crazy when trivial sounds become deafening.”
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    8. Jerad
      Jerad
      I just saw a 1964 episode of Twilight Zone where a man develops a condition similar to H. He goes to an ENT who sends him to a psychiatrist.
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      2. sakrt
        sakrt
        Trying, trying to "habituate" which is so hard. My T has been matched to 128db at 780hz. Most times, I relate to that lone soul on the moon looking at earth, except there would be fluctuation of dizzy, busy, particles around my head. You should use your gift to write for a living, if you're able.
        Aug 10, 2022
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        @sakrt thanks for the compliments. I’d like to write for a living. It’s an idea I’m exploring. I’m sorry to read that you’re struggling. I hope we can all recover.
        Aug 10, 2022
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      4. sakrt
        sakrt
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    9. Jerad
      Jerad
      I’ve become just a caretaker in life, trying to care for T, but it bites the hand that feeds it, the Tasmanian Devil it is. Oh, the pain…
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        How can the brain be so stupid
        May 9, 2022
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    10. Jerad
      Jerad
      T/H remind me of “Hellraiser,” where the sufferer is Frank, curiosity meets catastrophe, & the blood keeps running like a sadist’s wet dream
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    11. DebInAustralia
      DebInAustralia
      Hey Jerad. No zaps here. sometimes sensations yes.

      I was reading about zaps. it seems to be a common effect of WD and/or switchng from AD to another, along with hyperexcitation from extreme stress. Is this the case for you?

      https://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-disorders/symptoms/brain-zaps/

      Youve probably read up on it extensively, but I thought this was well written.
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      2. Jerad
        Jerad
        Thanks, @DebInAustralia :-) it sounds like anxiety could be a problem, as I never took those meds referenced. But it seemed that my head t/hissing/electrical/zapping started after topical use of colloidal silver. I appreciate u sharing this. Today was a very bad t day. Days like this make me feel like I gotta try something. It’s just not sustainable like this—too torturous and unreasonable. Idk what to do.
        Apr 23, 2022
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    12. Jerad
      Jerad
      Catastrophic T/H shouldn’t exist; too inhumane. They’d be “just” if—when reaching a certain point—they caused your CNS to shutdown/kill you.
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    13. Jerad
      Jerad
      I first got T in ‘02 & tried to master astral projection to undo it. Time travel…that’s the true cure. Any physicists here? Let’s get workin
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Anyway, it seems to me you're saying we can still go FORWARD. So let's do that!

        LEEEEEET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO @Stacken77!!!!!
        Apr 19, 2022
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      4. Tatsopa
        Tatsopa
        In theory, going forward is possible. You're right, LEEEEEEEEET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOO. Just chain those researchers to the ground while we go around the world at the speed of light. And a hundred revolutions later, a thousand centuries later (for them, not us), if I spot someone with white noise generators, LEEEEEEET'S crash on the nearest mountain.
        Apr 19, 2022
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      5. Jerad
        Jerad
        Ya, going to the future would be good, too. Let’s say we went 300 years forward, certainly a cure or effective treatment would exist by then (I hope). So I guess we wouldn’t need to go to the past. But if we were stuck in the future, we wouldn’t be able to reclaim our former life in this time period with loved ones, etc.
        Apr 20, 2022
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    14. Jerad
      Jerad
      Feelin Christmasy. T—like the 3 spirits that haunted Scrooge—shows u past, present, future, how u F’d them up, what coulda been, is, will be
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    15. Jerad
      Jerad
      T, a parasite that wages war on ur quality-of-life, health, & time itself—the good ol’ days become bygone treasures; the future passes away.
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    16. DebInAustralia
      DebInAustralia
      hi Jerad. is there anything i can do to help you? i know how you feel ...
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      2. Jerad
        Jerad
        @DebInAustralia thanks for reaching out! I appreciate it :-) If u pray please pray for me. I’ll pray for u too. It’s been tough and hoping to find a solution soon. Are u trying anything new for ur t?
        Apr 17, 2022
    17. Jerad
      Jerad
      Debilitating T/H makes u feel anatomically dead, yet still alive…like a zombie, robbed of all the beauty that once embodied ur late humanity
    18. Jerad
      Jerad
      For some ppl, why is tinnitus a physical feeling, too? (and NOT just a sound) Any theories? Mine hurts; feels like electricity shocking me.
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      2. Tweedleman
        Tweedleman
        @Jerad ahhh shite, I'm sorry man, didn't realize you were suffering from both T and pain H. That sounds like hell :( Hopefully there's some kind of underlying physical issue that can be remedied causing this. I know it's apples and oranges, but that was the case for me, and I was stubbornly convinced I had irreversible cochlear/nerve damage for like a year.
        Apr 17, 2022
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        @Tweedleman thanks for reaching out. Ya, it’s hell, for sure. How did u improve? Did u take a supplement, med, or do a therapy? I have intrusive t and loudness h. No pain h, but the intrusive t causes pain sensations.
        Apr 17, 2022
      4. sakrt
        sakrt
        This strongly indicates a form of reactive neuralgia;Sphenopalatine Ganglion Neuralgia, worsened by tension and inflammation. Try Holy Basil Tulsi tea, Spearmint tea and check out Blackseed oil and/or Oregano oil (Takes time to work). Icepacks to back of head/mastoid areas. Deep breathing. -important-
        May 16, 2022
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    19. Jerad
      Jerad
      My T is like Jupiter’s raging atmosphere, an electrical storm of chaos. Most ppl, their headspace is like Earth—peaceful, serene, HABITABLE.
    20. JPGL
      JPGL
      @Jerad excuse me for asking brain zaps, do you mean brain electrical discharges that for a second interrupt the tinnitus sound, as if it were a brain explosion or short circuit?.
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        And it sux because if I didn’t have the hissing/zaps, I would be at peace with my t. Rest of it is tolerable, even the low frequency, vibrating hum.
        Apr 13, 2022
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      4. Hottopic29
        Hottopic29
        I seem to have this zing after acoustic reflex test just sound like a knife rubbing half a rimof glass once in awhile
        Apr 14, 2022
      5. Jerad
        Jerad
        @Hottopic29 does the zing cause a feeling of pain too? Like a shrill pain sensation?
        Apr 14, 2022
    21. Ela Stefan
      Ela Stefan
      thats my kind of t also. and came from a very clogged ear only, no infection, nothing, just a reactive reaction to a mold in the external ear canal which totally closed up my middle ear for weeks. they gave me nothing but drops and sprays saying is etd.wanted to ask , is your kind of t all over the head most of the times, or just ears? thank you.
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      3. Ela Stefan
        Ela Stefan
        mine is such a strange one, came from a very very clogged ear for 2 months like...i had only one ear clogged ,t in both ears even i had only one clogged... i cant understand if is inner ear as i didnt have ears problems whatsoever..sensibility..nothing,,,im afraid was hypoxia in the middle ear..which goes directly in brain steam dysfunction...
        Apr 13, 2022
      4. Ela Stefan
        Ela Stefan
        there is an efferent specific loop for mechanoreceptors in the middle ear, was dry inflammation from an external mold in the ear canal..they kept giving me sprays only saying is ETD..is like a fizzing thing in the brain...when bad just goes in a full steam hissing that takes over the whole brain
        Apr 13, 2022
      5. Jerad
        Jerad
        @Ela Stefan sorry to hear that. Do u feel physical pain sensations with the T? Mine wouldn’t be near as bad if it were just a sound. Unfortunately it’s a sensation too where I feel sharp zaps and painful sensations. I think the frequency is so high and shrill that the stupid brain interprets it as painful cuz in real life encountering that sound would be unpleasant. I also have severe hyperacusis.
        Apr 14, 2022
    22. DebInAustralia
      DebInAustralia
      Hey Jerad! I hope youre hanging in there! As an alternative to ldn, maybe you might want to consider chinese skullcap (drives down tnf alpha) and resveratrol (deactivates microglia) as an alternative to ldn
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      2. Jerad
        Jerad
        @DebInAustralia thanks for the suggestions and checking up on me! Have you tried either of those yet? I’m still having a rough time. T feels like electrical currents and zaps. Yesterday was a better day, but today is bad again. If the better days were the norm, I’d feel like this all wasn’t so bad. They’re not unfortunately.
        Apr 12, 2022
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      3. DebInAustralia
        DebInAustralia
        hi Jerad. youre welcome! we are in this together. I have taken chinese skullcap before (lyme), tried it again (t) but didnt take it for long. Think after reviewing data on its ability to drive down neuroinflammation, i will have another crack at it. i just thought id mention it because i know you are hesitant to try the ldn. this might be worth looking into as it also has an effect on pro inflammatory brain cytokines
        Apr 12, 2022
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        DebInAustralia
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    23. Jerad
      Jerad
      Why does the brain have to be so fucking stupid?
      1. DimLeb
        DimLeb
        Our brain*. I have a close friend who had SSHL - one ear almost deaf, only hears a few low tones and she got no tinnitus. Neither does she understand what it means to have it... Me, on the other hand, with no hearing loss even at ultra high freqs...
        Apr 10, 2022
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    24. Jerad
      Jerad
      Tinnitus, the enigmatic POS it is, does not give up its secrets easily. So many theories about its cause, so many questions still unanswered
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    25. Jerad
      Jerad
      So many promising T treatments out there that fail to achieve liftoff cuz they lack funding. Like CS0022. Shame we’re all left grounded.
      1. ThomasF
        ThomasF
        A shining light in such darkness is that the research associated with sch projects is shared in the scientific community and can be picked up by new people. Even a step back is still a step forward.
        Apr 2, 2022
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      2. ThomasF
        ThomasF
        Or rather a "set back is a step forward"
        Apr 2, 2022
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        @ThomasF good point - very true. Xen1101 for example wouldn’t probably be in development if it weren’t for trobalt. So developers learn from others and build upon that. Hopefully a new effective drug will be developed soon that has funding & the proper channels to push it fwd
        Apr 2, 2022
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    26. Jerad
      Jerad
      And that’s why I like Trobalt & the potential of reformulating it. Cuz as bad as its side effects could be, never saw T worsening reported.
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      2. DebInAustralia
        DebInAustralia
        Are you still considering LDN?
        Apr 1, 2022
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        @DebInAustralia I’m thinking about it, but I’m kind of scared because every time I spike, it causes a permanent worsening. And I’ve seen stories of bad spikes with LDN. Seen great success stories, too, though. T has gotten bad & I can’t afford another worsening, even though I’m kind of desperate for relief. Not sure what to do. How about you?
        Apr 1, 2022
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    27. Jerad
      Jerad
      Tinnitus is evil. Every treatment for it can also make it worse. Ur playing Russian roulette & risking worsenings; some permanent. (1 of 2)
    28. JPGL
      JPGL
      @Jerad In response to your question about flupirtine,i,m nota doctor,but if it,s a short 15 days trial, i think it will be safe.A member known here tried it and it was cured after doing therapy with stem cells,laser,and Trobalt,@atteosgeoscience He has a thread here in tinnitustalk on flupirtine,,he,s a genuine member but logically he doesn,t usually come here anymore.
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      3. Jerad
        Jerad
        When ur desperate with bad T tho, u kinda are in a situation where there’s a lot more to lose by not trying, ya know?
        Mar 27, 2022
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      4. Jerad
        Jerad
        There might be ppl in the acute stage that coulda taken trobalt for 3 weeks and been permanently relieved of disaster. And 3 wks use probably would be safe in most situations, even with a hard drug.
        Mar 27, 2022
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      5. Jerad
        Jerad
        I mean, it’s no diff than chemo - look how hard that is on the human body. Tinnitus at its worst can be a life ending monster like cancer so ya I think they shouldn’t have pulled trobalt but rather kept it in use for brief weeks only treatments (for acute)
        Mar 27, 2022
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    29. Jerad
      Jerad
      For T that’s loud hissing or steam escaping, & unmaskable, has anyone on this forum ever had hearing aids improve by using amplification?
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 3, 1985 (Age: 37)
    Location:
    Ohio; United States
    Tinnitus Since:
    2002
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Medication ototoxicity
    I have tinnitus and hyperacusis. I have had these conditions since 2002. I’ve recovered twice along the way, but had relapses. Issues were originally caused by medication ototoxicity (tinnitus) and overprotecting (led to increased hyperacusis). Just had a relapse in August of 2021 from taking turmeric for back pain.