Joe C
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Joe C

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Anyone notice an increase in T after the shower? If I wear earplugs it stays the same but without them after its like noticeable louder? Jul 9, 2020 at 12:49 AM

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    1. Joe C
      Joe C
      Anyone notice an increase in T after the shower? If I wear earplugs it stays the same but without them after its like noticeable louder?
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      2. Gabriel5050
        Gabriel5050
        I avoid using the shower head to not get spikes. I take baths.
        Jul 9, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Yup. The shower always spikes my T. Such a pain cause I don't have a bath :-/
        Jul 9, 2020 at 10:41 PM
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      4. acute
        acute
        Yes, after the shower, especially long showers.
        Jul 14, 2020 at 12:10 AM
    2. Joe C
      Joe C
      Days have gotten easier, Nights still aren't great. Just trying to stay busy/moving. Its exhausting but cant just sit and dwell over it.
    3. Joe C
      Joe C
      Safe sleep medications? My doctor wants me to try amitriptyline, Im weary with its correlation to heart problems though.
      1. Joe C
        Joe C
        Im also a medical cannabis patient and it seems to have a bad reaction with cannabis as well.
        Jun 30, 2020
      2. serendipity1996
        serendipity1996
        I find Mirtazapine works really well for me.
        Jun 30, 2020
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    4. Joe C
      Joe C
      Still unfathomable to me that at 24 with no signs of hearing loss that I can have T this badly. Trying my best to just accept it.
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      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        Same here
        Jun 24, 2020
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      4. Joe C
        Joe C
        @Emgee Mine was tested up to 8k, I would definitely like to get it tested for higher frequency's. I was at 10 Db for everything except 3000hz I dropped to 20 which to my understanding is still "normal"
        Jun 24, 2020
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      5. Emgee
        Emgee
        @Joe C My tinnitus is also really bad. Had two standard audiograms that showed excellent hearing up to 8k. I wonder if we have high-frequency hearing loss or synapse damage.
        Jun 24, 2020
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    5. Joe C
      Joe C
      Can you get a hearing aid with a tinnitus masker without hearing loss? I'm having a really hard time masking/habituating
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I believe you can just buy the masker. Someone sent me a link to some once. I'll try find it.
        Jun 2, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Damn! It I deleted the message. Try typing maskers in the search bar - I'm sure they'll be posts about it.
        Jun 2, 2020
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      4. Joe C
        Joe C
        Thank you very much guys!
        Jun 3, 2020
    6. LilSass
      LilSass
      @Joe C ! Happy Birthday! I wish you all the best and hope that things get better for you soon. Your ginger kitty is adorable BTW. :)
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      2. Joe C
        Joe C
        Thank you so much! I appreciate it and I hope you have an amazing day/night
        May 28, 2020
    7. Joe C
      Joe C
      1 year of manufacturing was not worth a lifetime of tinnitus.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It might end up being a lot less than a lifetime of tinnitus. It might only be something like 1-3 years before you get to the "can hear it only in quiet rooms" stage.
        May 27, 2020
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      3. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        Hang in there man! We've all been there, still are in some cases. Don't give up!!
        May 27, 2020
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    8. Joe C
      Joe C
      Literally just want to cry. I am so sick of this. Have a evaluation with a psychiatrist tomorrow hope that can help me gain some kind of pce
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      2. vermillion
        vermillion
        Believe me I so much understand you.
        May 26, 2020
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      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Then cry. It may help you.
        May 27, 2020
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      4. LilSass
        LilSass
        I hope you feel better & the psychiatrist can help you. :)
        May 27, 2020
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    9. Joe C
      Joe C
      Trying to stay positive today. Ordered Tru Niagen and going to try to get a Ct scan this week to look for reasons of my recent flare up.
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    10. Joe C
      Joe C
      Tonight my T is winning. I feel extremely physically and mentally stressed. Its making me feel alone and just defeated. Praying for relief
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Your T is very new. The first three months are the worst. Hang in there, it ought to get better.

        If your T begins fading sometime over the next month or so, it ought to continue to fade.
        May 25, 2020
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    11. Joe C
      Joe C
      Seeking advice for sleeping, and coping with mental stress caused by tinnitus. Open to any and all suggestions, thank you
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      2. aot
        aot
        Rain sounds.
        May 15, 2020
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Sound enrichment (the goal is to give yourself something else to listen to besides T) and amitriptyline...
        May 15, 2020
      4. Tavia R
        Tavia R
        What's seriously helped me is meditation. Once you achieve peace focus on the T. Have peace and T at the same time. Not very often we have positive experiences with our T. It retrains the brain to start associating T with peace. Really helping out my anxiety. More you do it, the better it works. Down side it, it's taken me months to get good at meditation.
        May 16, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Occupation:
    press operator/manufacturing
    Tinnitus Since:
    December 2019/ improved/ back past month
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise exposure, Think flare up is due to sinus/eust problems
    I'm 23 years old. Most of my life I had very light tinnitus due to wearing headphones. This past year I was in a car accident/and started a manufacturing job as well which both could be increasing my tinnitus symptoms. 5-6 months ago I put in an ear plug at work and it hurt. Then the area around my ear was aching as well. My tinnitus grew incredible loud to the point I could hear it over conversation. I was given prednisone, I believe it helped a little because until this month it wasn't noticeable intrusive unless I blocked it out. I do think I was suffering from a sinnus infection around this time as well but didn't really pay it mind. This month I felt as if I had symptoms of a middle ear infection again. Timnitus grew very loudly again like I left a concert. I was given prednisone over the phone due to the virus but my ear wasn't actually looked at. It didn't improve my tinnitus at all and now it has been greatly impacting my sleep, stress level, and anxiety. I have recently went to an ENT and showed no significant hearing loss. I was told I have Eustachian tube dysfunction and was put on Fluticasone Propionate which is what I was given 5-6 months back. This time im not seeing any noticeable improvement at all. I hope the damage hasnt already been done. Going to try to get a CT this week as well as getting into a dentist to check my TMJ and a neurologist to check for any other causes as well. Considering having the plastic tube placed in my Eustachian tube but i fear it will make my T more clear or worse?