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Can’t sleep and so decided to change my cats water and dropped the steel bowl into the sink without earplugs in. Fml. So careless lately. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:33 AM

    1. Jenny_S
      Jenny_S
      Hello Kingsfan. Thank you for sharing your experience with Prednisone. It was good to read you had some recovery but sadly other times, no recovery.

      I think what you have shared will be valuable for anyone looking on this forum too for anything Prednisone related.

      Wishing you well through your current spike.
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    2. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Can’t sleep and so decided to change my cats water and dropped the steel bowl into the sink without earplugs in. Fml. So careless lately.
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      3. ECP
        ECP
        Ouch. I figured it would be in the 90s. Maybe you could buy a sink mat from Amazon so the next time you drop something, the noise will be muffled? I haven't had a sink mat in years (because it's one more annoying object in the kitchen to clean and sanitize), but at this point, I'm considering it. I am soooo careful, but I still drop things.
        Jun 12, 2024 at 8:16 PM
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @ECP Yea I've thought about it. I had a sink mat when I had my own apartment, but I was dumping the water out in the bathroom sink attached to my room. I had been trying to wear my earplugs less in the house but I've gone back to wearing them when doing anything with dishes or cleaning.
        Jun 13, 2024 at 2:46 PM
      5. ECP
        ECP
        I go through phases wear I wear protection in the kitchen and bathroom, and phases where I don't (and then I regret it). And I just noticed that there aren't any sink mats on Amazon for bathrooms, only kitchens, because nobody but T and H sufferers would be interested, LOL. People like us will have to get creative and make our own, or trim the kitchen mats to size. I hope you're feeling better today.
        Jun 13, 2024 at 6:17 PM
    3. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Well now I get to spend my evening in torment wondering if the two shitbags on harleys in the parking lot just made my life even worse
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @gameover Winter is much safer. I was completely unprepared. I guess now I know. My preparations are like OSHA rules, written in blood.
        Jun 10, 2024 at 5:59 PM
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      4. gameover
        gameover
        I sadly live near rednecks that who addicted to creting noise. Harelys, pickup trucks, garbage muscle cars, all modified. Plus exurban losers who have nothing else do to but cut 1 inch grass. Just because riding lawn mower is fun. Human race is despicable.
        Jun 11, 2024 at 6:39 AM
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @gameover Grass lawns.. don't get me started. We can thank Thomas Jefferson for bringing that European concept of showing off wealth to the US. What a waste of time, petroleum, and hair cells.
        Jun 11, 2024 at 7:18 PM
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    4. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I need to overcome phonophobia
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      2. cjbhab
        cjbhab
        @Thizzle that is exactly what i told my audiologist. i know what is going to happen when i expose myself to certain noise. it is not an irrational fear.
        WeLL hoW do YoU kNoW? they say. because i’ve been living with this long enough to figure it out.
        Jun 8, 2024 at 4:33 PM
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Thizzle That's how it started, but now I have to have protection on just to open a door for fear any squeaking will worsen me. I believe I have H from overprotection. Many of my spikes may be from H now.
        Jun 8, 2024 at 5:23 PM
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @cjbhab I'm starting to think earplugs don't do much but worsen H over time. My T has only gotten worse over time despite wearing protection religiously and so has my sound sensitivity. Nothing spiked my T when I first had it except rigorous physical activity, and I didn't wear hearing protection for the first month or two. Now every little things spikes it.
        Jun 10, 2024 at 4:36 AM
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    5. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Youtube videos need to be normalized. Video was only 65dBa yet it left my right ear feeling full and slightly painful. I def have H.
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      2. snizzleberry
        snizzleberry
        Sounds like H
        Jun 4, 2024
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    6. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I've come to realization that the only way i'll back to LA is to move without a job like I did the first time. The only issue is I have no $
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    7. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I'm now holding balances on my credit cards bc my bank account will be in the negative if I pay them. Will have to pull money out of my 401k
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      2. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        I always hear SSDI is very difficult to get for a condition like this. Even for mental health, you have to show a history of treatment and documentation from your dr that you aren't able to work, then usually need a lawyer and still maybe wait for 2 years. It's an injustice to those people. I know it's been discussed in a thread on Tinnitus Talk.
        Jun 3, 2024
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @RunningMan I'm able to work. I want to work. I'm tired of rotting.
        Jun 4, 2024
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      4. Juliane
        Juliane
        @kingsfan I understand completely. You should be working, using your skills and talents. Not working as a groundskeeper!
        Jun 6, 2024
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    8. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Redesigning and rewriting my resume for the 100th time. Redesigning my portfolio website and coding in Astro. Rewriting case studies...
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    9. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Wish I could win $50k in the lottery so I could move back to LA. I'm missing my daughter's whole teenage years.She will graduate next spring
      1. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        Yeah, I wish I could win $50M in the lottery. But I don't even play the lottery... ever. Anyway, hoping something works out for you.
        May 30, 2024
      2. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @kingsfan - you are a very strong. My heart goes out to everyone on here. Such heart breaking stories.
        May 31, 2024
      3. Juliane
        Juliane
        Jun 6, 2024
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    10. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Just ordered 1of1 custom solid earplugs in greeeeeeeen. 15% off today and tomorrow.
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    11. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Spiked T after a loud car wash kiosk yesterday while I was out picking up a robot vac to vacuum without making my T worse. I kid you not.
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Well it rained today, so exposing myself was all for nothing.
        May 27, 2024
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      3. Juliane
        Juliane
        Damn it
        May 27, 2024
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        May 27, 2024
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    12. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Well got one health flair up under control and now a completely different one pops up. Of course I still have to deal with T.
      1. Juliane
        Juliane
        Sorry to hear that :-( Sounds like how my life has been for the past few months
        May 26, 2024
    13. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I need to vacuum so badly, but I can't. It's too loud. I'm embarrassed to say how much time has passed since I vacuumed last...
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      3. DesertRain
        DesertRain
        If you're able to leave home, you can try using a Roomba to vacuum while you're gone. I believe the new ones can be turned on/off remotely.
        May 22, 2024
      4. cjbhab
        cjbhab
        Vacuums are the worst. Thank god for my cleaning lady.
        May 23, 2024
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @cjbhab If I ever get a job again that's what I want to do. I've racked up a lot of debt being unemployed though so who knows if I'll ever be in that stable position again.
        May 23, 2024
    14. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Strung a couple of decent days together (with the new louder static) only to have the high freq hiss back today. Haven't done anything new
      1. Juliane
        Juliane
        Do not like
        May 18, 2024
      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Juliane Ended up with a major headache so maybe the T spike was a precursor
        May 18, 2024
    15. Manny!!
      Manny!!
      Hey there, I remember seeing something that you had some custom earplugs made using 3-D scan was wondering how was it did it hurt etc. etc.
      1. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Yea I have a couple pair of custom molds. Having the molds taken is painless and only takes a minute or two. Feels like shaving cream or whipped cream in your ears.
        May 16, 2024
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      2. Manny!!
        Manny!!
        That’s great. So nothing really to worry about. Thanks appreciate it
        May 17, 2024
    16. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I wonder if magnesium glycinate might be spiking me. Looks like it has happened to people here. I'm taking it for non-tinnitus reasons
      1. Pinhead
        Pinhead
        It gave me new temporary tones that would wake me in the middle of the night. They stopped as soon as I switched to Magnesium L-Threonate. It doesn't help the screeching, but it helps me sleep.
        May 15, 2024
      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Pinhead Yea I've taken L-threonate without any issue
        May 15, 2024
    17. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Played my electric guitar unplugged yesterday with only fingerpicking. Was nice, but immediately spiked me and has carried over into today.
      1. Utdmad89
        Utdmad89
        I miss playing my Guitar so much
        May 14, 2024
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    18. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Am I really worried that clipping my cats nails without hearing protection will worsen me? Got that TTTS pressure in my right ear now
      1. JeffToob
        JeffToob
        When I worsen ALL sounds scare the shit out of me. Then a few day go by, I'm still alive, my nerves calm some. But while I'm in that state I do overprotect. After that my ears crack and flutter adjusting back to no plugs. Its better than damage on top of damage.
        May 12, 2024
      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @JeffToob Yea I have ups and downs with it, but it's always 2 steps, 1 step forward with my tinnitus. So I'll get better, but never back to the previous level.

        It's always been up and down with TTTS as well. It will get better. I'll stop protecting for every little thing, then eventually it comes back and I'll begin overprotecting again until it settles. Rinse and repeat.
        May 12, 2024
    19. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I'm just baffled that a few seconds of a hand dryer WITH earplugs would increase my T so much. I survived it 100 times before with less pro
      1. Juliane
        Juliane
        Stop using hand dryers. Honestly. Not worth it. How about a towel?
        May 14, 2024
      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Juliane I didn't use it. Some teenager turned it on right as I walked in the door.
        May 14, 2024
      3. Juliane
        Juliane
        Oh :-(
        May 15, 2024
    20. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I was hoping 1of1 would have a mother's day sale as I really want to get custom solids. I don't want to wait until memorial day
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      3. snizzleberry
        snizzleberry
        Thank you so much. Can you recommend the best ones to get from them?
        May 12, 2024
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @snizzleberry They are having a 15% off sale today and tomorrow. I caught the email they sent me a little late, the sale started last week.

        I personally like the Pro-20 and Pro-27 as they don't attenuate low frequencies as much and sound better in every day situations.

        The Pro-17 and Pro-26 have more low freq attenuation and probably sound better for concerts with large subwoofers.
        May 27, 2024
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      5. snizzleberry
        snizzleberry
        May 27, 2024
    21. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Once again, dealing with more than just my tinnitus. My body is a wreck.
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        Same here brother hang in there. The last 6 months of my life has been a total wreck.
        May 6, 2024
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      4. Utdmad89
        Utdmad89
        Yep 18 months of this crap. When will the suffering end
        May 7, 2024
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I've been dealing with this particular health problem for about a year now. It's extremely painful, I slowly rehabilitate, only to re-injure and continue the cycle. I feel like it's just going to continue and never really fully heal.
        May 7, 2024
    22. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      It's interesting reading other's noise trauma experiences. Mine are so bland - going to mechanic, walking into a restroom. My life is sad.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @4Grace No I only took it the one time
        May 5, 2024
      4. snizzleberry
        snizzleberry
        It’s not too late to start living again. We only live once.
        May 6, 2024
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @snizzleberry I've been trying. Being unemployed and unable to snag a tinnitus-safe job for almost 3 years has really hindered me. I did get to witness the total solar eclipse a month ago though, so that's something. Saw it alone though.
        May 6, 2024
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    23. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Seems this elevated head hiss/static will be the norm now.Static in right ear has elevated to an uncomfortable level.It used to b a nonissue
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    24. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I don’t know what’s happening. My tinnitus is astronomical right now. Intense static in both ears. Louder than ever. Intense pressure
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        May 5, 2024
      4. Juliane
        Juliane
        May 5, 2024
      5. Juliane
        Juliane
        I worry I might have that condition myself. It would be very difficult to escape
        May 5, 2024
    25. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Another day of recruiters contacting me on LinkedIn and then ghosting me. Down to my last dollar. Yet another worsening. My end is nearing.
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      2. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        I keep hearing about more tech layoffs. Two family members have lost IT jobs in the last year. Neither has found a new one.
        Apr 30, 2024
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      3. Juliane
        Juliane
        How about unemployment benefits?
        May 1, 2024
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    26. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I cant handle my right ear.The static is too loud and harsh and the tone too variable.ear feels clogged bc the static is blocking my hearing
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      2. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @kingsfan / this is insane. So sorry. Just no words. Last year you had mentioned mirt. Did it help? Gabapentin - help? Any medication that helped? I have Nox and need something.
        Apr 30, 2024
    27. 4Grace
      4Grace
      @kingsfan - hey long time. Sorry I’m spamming today, how have you been doing?
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    28. Juliane
      Juliane
      I am worried about you. How are you @kingsfan?
      1. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        One of my cats passed away. I regret every decision and my indecisiveness while he was in the ER, and now he is gone.
        Mar 21, 2024
      2. Juliane
        Juliane
        Mar 24, 2024
      3. Juliane
        Juliane
        ❤️
        Mar 29, 2024
    29. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Are earplugs a waste of time? Ive been wearing them since the beginning. Ive experimented with many different kinds.But I continue to worsen
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      2. Joshua Macleod
        Joshua Macleod
        They've been really beneficial for me, I think.
        Feb 28, 2024
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Joshua Macleod I think I'm just going to get custom solids. Filtered don't seem to be enough, and I use the strongest filters available for my customs (ACS Pro26).
        Feb 28, 2024
      4. snizzleberry
        snizzleberry
        I’ve gotten worse from wearing them. That’s why I stopped pretty much.
        May 1, 2024
    30. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      At this point, this Auricle device will only get me to less horrible tinnitus. If I could have had it before Dec. I may have been saved.
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      2. streifzug
        streifzug
        It wont save me either :(
        Feb 28, 2024
      3. cyberspace
        cyberspace
        Need to combine it with XEN-1101
        Feb 29, 2024
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Occupation:
    Writer & Producer of Cleaver
    Tinnitus Since:
    9-17-2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    turning everything up to 11