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My brain is frying digital bacon tonight Nov 12, 2022

    1. Chris1442
      Chris1442
      I’m currently a young poor lost tinnitus sufferer that is in a desperate state of mind if there’s any questions anyone could answer for me it would be greatly appreciated
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    2. NYCGuy
      NYCGuy
      How are you doing? I hope everything is well.
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    3. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      My brain is frying digital bacon tonight
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      2. Guywithapug
        Guywithapug
        It's not as good as analog bacon but bacon is bacon right?
        Nov 12, 2022
      3. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Thats a great first line for a sci-fi story! Hope you are okay my friend...
        Nov 13, 2022
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      4. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Hey, are you back to work? Do you still need a place..you work remote?
        Nov 17, 2022
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    4. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Hangin' on by a thread ⊂(©෴©)つ
      1. aura
        aura
        Hey...it's November again. The month I'm losing it. Let's do it togheter, like in good old times.
        Nov 5, 2022
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        There's nothing better than losing it together =)
        Nov 5, 2022
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    5. Flowergirl
      Flowergirl
      I'm so sorry to read your post. I can definitely relate. Wishing you peace & quiet. A tough spot to be in, hang in there.
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Thank you •ᴗ•
        Nov 4, 2022
    6. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Good old left ear 4khz ring that I got from that Acoustic Reflex Test 2 years ago has been extra loud the past 4 nights. It's getting to me.
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    7. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Is the flu vaccine safe for tinnitus?
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I’m more worried about mRNA vaccines causing a spike then flu shot. I got mine bc work as well no bad effects
        Nov 4, 2022
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      4. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        Had flu vaccine Monday. No effect on T or H.
        Nov 4, 2022
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      5. CRGC
        CRGC
        @kingsfan just checking in to say i got my flu vaccine yesterday, no change on tinnitus.
        Nov 18, 2022
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    8. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Man. A year ago my tinnitus was bad but it was stable and I did what I wanted. Now every little thing makes my ears full and worsens it.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @MaxRabbit I've eliminated most supplements at this point and only continue to take NAC and Magnesium Threonate. I really only take the Magnesium because it helps reduce my migraine frequency.

        I've been taking gabapentin, which helps, but my tolerance seems to build quickly.
        Nov 2, 2022
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @volterra Just slow progression over the past year from a multitude of different things. Covid, noise trauma, alcohol, earplugs that didn't live up to their rating...
        Nov 2, 2022
      5. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        I've been researching gabapentin. Decided against it I think. Good luck hope it helps.
        Nov 4, 2022
    9. Johan82
      Johan82
      Hi Kingsfan, i also had (without informing) the acoustic reflex test in my right ear. After 3 tones i said Stop! I am wondering how many tones did you had? Did you had several tones on different frequencies?
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Honestly difficult to remember, but I think it was just a bunch of random sounds. Also not sure if I'm remembering correctly, but it gradually went up in volume until it was really uncomfortable. I should have tore out the earbuds immediately but I struggled through it. I was very new to tinnitus and didn't know of any boundaries to follow other than, don't go to loud bars and shows.
        Oct 31, 2022
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    10. MaxRabbit
      MaxRabbit
      Hello. Hows it going? Has you T resolved and come back? Was it the same noise each time? Seen you have few onset dates listed. Hope you are good!
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        In the beginning I was keeping track of every time it got worse, whether it was additional tones or tones getting louder.

        I've had some tones come and go throughout the past 2 years, but most have stayed and gotten worse and more keep piling on.
        Oct 31, 2022
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      3. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Same here. Its too much..cant stabilize with excess noise. Is your new spot quiet too? I dont wear any ear protection at home due to my ears always making more noise after. Also, how do you stand the amplification of the noise? Wish I could have given you a place to heal before your move.
        Nov 1, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        My current place is better in that it has carpet instead of hardwood and so isnt an echo chamber. But their are loud bangs and tvs and my nefews over here regularly.

        I've always worn ear plugs when doing any type of chore in the house, but now I double up with ear muffs.
        Nov 2, 2022
    11. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I am the king of run-on sentences
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      2. ZFire
        ZFire
        I feel the same way too.
        Oct 19, 2022
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      3. CW Dragon
        CW Dragon
        I am king of comma splicing, no one can take that crown from me.
        Oct 19, 2022
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      4. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        I'm queen of "& then" ... lol
        Nov 4, 2022
    12. CRGC
      CRGC
      CHRISTAPHA!!! *Adriana voice*
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Have you seen my movie Cleaver?
        Oct 19, 2022
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    13. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Ugh.. nhl commercial has a tinnitus sound in it
      1. in_LA and Nadia231 like this.
    14. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Hit my head today getting out of my car. My tinnitus has been outrageous. Probably a coincidence though.
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    15. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Just had the most intense tinnitus for about 20 seconds. Went completely and temporarily deaf in my left ear. Was having a decent t morning.
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      3. SmallRonnie
        SmallRonnie
        I get this now and again too. Truly a brief moment of terror.
        Oct 14, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @MaxRabbit i protect as well as i can. i double protect just using the microwave. cant wear muffs while blow drying my hair though. wear 26snr custom plugs while driving somtimes into the store sometimes foam plugs
        Oct 17, 2022
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        typing with one hand cat on my other arm atm.

        i used to wear the 19snr earaser plugs and when i worsened i went up their higher rated ones. ive recently found out I wasn't even getting 15db protection from them. I think wearing weak plugs caused me to continue to worsen.
        Oct 17, 2022
    16. Rockman
      Rockman
      NHL season is upon us! Watching the kings as I type. Plus kings got one of my favorite wild players
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      3. CW Dragon
        CW Dragon
        Are you still holding animosity for '93 finals? :)
        Oct 16, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Oct 17, 2022
      5. CW Dragon
        CW Dragon
        I watched the Kings vs Pens game since Wings weren't playing, wishing I hadn't. I don't get what happened to Petersen. Last year he had completely dominated us in a game I remember.
        Oct 21, 2022
    17. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      and now I dropped a dish in the sink without properly sealed earplugs in x_x
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      3. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        I now only use paper plates and bowls, and plastic cups. I don't entertain much anymore :(
        Oct 12, 2022
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @tracyNYC I do use paper stuff every now and them, but all the waste makes me anxious
        Oct 17, 2022
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      5. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        Lately I'm feeling more p*ssed off than anything
        Nov 4, 2022
    18. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Been having a lot of trouble with my hands, more icing on the cake.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Forever hopeful Well I was being a depressed bum and didnt shower for 4, maybe 5 days and my hands, though still pruning, were starting to feel better. I showered today and they are back to being bad. I think my shampoo and bodywash irritated them. it seems like it's a skin issue.
        Oct 17, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I think they may be pruning because my fingers seem to have no grip - as in the skin is so smooth everything slips out of my grasp.
        Oct 17, 2022
      5. Forever hopeful
        Forever hopeful
        Carpal tunnel?
        Oct 17, 2022
    19. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Still trying to figure out why a low dose of gabapentin every other day for 5 days lessens my T for the final 3 days, then stops working.
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    20. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Did you know it's not cool to use periods anymore?
    21. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      My tinnitus has been so bad the past couple of months - tones getting worse, new tones - It seems it's all permanent now, and not a spike.
      1. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Sorry man same here. It seems if hyperacusis can’t stabilize it’s just nonstop worsening :(
        Oct 1, 2022
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      2. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        I was always thrown by the word spike..my shit is just downhill all the time.
        Oct 4, 2022
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Oct 4, 2022
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    22. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Static in right ear is starting to become a ring off and on.
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      2. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Hopefully it rings off and doesn't come back on :)
        Sep 30, 2022
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Strawberryblonde It worsens about every 6 months. Started out as tv static, then switched to a air-being-let-out-of-tire sound, now it's whistling.

        It doesn't behave like the rest of my tinnitus. It never waivers, is always constant at the same volume and intensity, and no medications or other factors seem to change it in any way.
        Sep 30, 2022
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      4. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Sorry to hear that @kingsfan it's bloody awful the way T behaves.
        Sep 30, 2022
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    23. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Time to play "is it Covid roulette" again. Not too worried fyi. It's the new norm now.
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    24. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Can't tell if not taking gabapentin last night or only getting 5 hours of sleep is the culprit today.
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    25. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Gabapentin seems to be the only thing that takes away the electricity in my head. It only works for about 5 days, so I alternate on and off.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @sakrt I'll have to look into it. I've been taking the smallest dose (100mg) once a day, every other day, for 2-3 doses then stopping for 5-7 days. It seems to lower my tinnitus immediately after it is removed from my system (36 hours or so), and the effect lasts about 12-24 hours (I'll have to monitor exactly how long it lasts). I wonder if it's some sort of slingshot effect on gabba production or what.
        Oct 1, 2022
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      4. sakrt
        sakrt
        @kingsfan 100mg is low dose, so I think you'd be ok. Gabapentin is not a nice drug. Zero effect to T, but helps manage H. Brain-fog and numb. Do you get same side-effects?
        @TheDanishGirl Gabapentin may help your spastic click-pain in middle ear. Maybe @kingsfan 's strategy, may help you too?
        Oct 4, 2022
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @sakrt Yea, if I take more than 100mg it gives me trouble with memory and brain fog. That amount also relaxes me, but makes me off balance and drunk feeling, so I stick to the minimum amount.

        I'm thinking of opening the capsules and measuring half the dose daily and see what that does. It does have an effect, but only on certain tones - others it doesn't affect. It's all very strange.
        Oct 4, 2022
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    26. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      "The human ear is most sensitive to sound frequencies between 500 Hz and 6 kHz (especially around 4 kHz)" 4khz is one of my worst T tones!
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      2. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        Huh, I wonder why that is. Human vocal range is much lower than that isn't it?
        Sep 23, 2022
    27. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Wow. $438 for 2 Disneyland tickets & can't enter 2nd park until after 1pm. That's almost as much as 2 premium yearly passes used to cost.
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      2. Guywithapug
        Guywithapug
        @kingsfan yep, went to Animal Kingdom last December and paid extra for fast pass only to find out you have to reserve your times lot on each ride, which was already booked up or unavailable that day. Still was an awesome experience.
        Sep 21, 2022
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I used to go every weekend. We'd all go into the park and I'd run around and grab fast passes for every ride. Then we'd go see the shows and parades, then drink at the cove bar, then finally ride all the rides with our fast passes.
        Sep 21, 2022
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    28. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I just want to tear off my eyelids and rip out my inner ears.
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    29. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      2 years ago today, I would have been testing out used Orange amplifiers in the local music shops all around Orange County.
      1. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Hello and sorry you are still here...hoping you heal up and get on with life! Hugs and support.
        Sep 17, 2022
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      2. in_LA
        in_LA
        Bro that sounds heartbreaking, yesterday I was supposed to be going to a concert, and was anticipating it since last year, had to give up my tickets.
        Sep 27, 2022
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    30. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Since I'll probably forget on the actual day, I'll post it now. Saturday is my 2-year anniversary of this nightmare.
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      2. Leila
        Leila
        Hugs!
        Sep 16, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Coolifornia
    Occupation:
    Writer & Producer of Cleaver
    Tinnitus Since:
    9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    turning everything up to 11