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linearb

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submerged and unafraid Aug 7, 2015

    1. DebInAustralia
      DebInAustralia
      Hi there

      Just a quick question..

      I think i read that you are participating in dr shores study for somatic t? Hows that going?

      Deb
      1. linearb
        linearb
        It went well, though I can't say much about what it did until I get unblinded next month. If I'm right, I think it did something helpful during one month of the experiment, but I still don't know if that was the real treatment month, or placebo...
        May 11, 2016
    2. Bran350
      Bran350
      Hey linearb,
      I am unable to send PM's on here due to being a new member. Out of curiosity, are you from Burlington NC? I saw on one of the threads, I think you said Burlington. If so, I live about 15 min away.
      1. linearb
        linearb
        No, I'm not. I am considering moving to Burlington... Vermont :D
        Nov 2, 2015
      2. Bran350
        Bran350
        Oh nice! Burlington is a nice place. Just a few hours from the beach and right down the road from Greensboro.
        Nov 2, 2015
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    3. linearb
      linearb
      submerged and unafraid
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    4. linearb
      linearb
      caveat emptor. I am the reincarnation of the primordial slacker.
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      3. Street Spirit
        Street Spirit
        ehhh.. screw em!

        jk. It's still good lol
        Jun 30, 2015
      4. linearb
        linearb
        Not offending people is the fucking epitome of what I hope to achieve in life.
        Jun 30, 2015
      5. Street Spirit
        Street Spirit
        LOL ..

        and really? I'm kinda the opposite. .lol..

        nah..i am kind..most usually. .sometimes always, never..
        Jun 30, 2015
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Coast USA
    Occupation:
    software engineering
    Tinnitus Since:
    1998
    At age 20 developed visual problems consistent with "HPPD", also developed tinnitus and severe anxiety. Took benzos at a moderate dose for 5-6 years. Had difficult withdrawal from benzos, which included resurgence in tinnitus, though it was not too terrible after a period of time.

    At age 28, had loud noise exposure from a concert which resulted in severe ringing for several days, which caused a severe anxiety episode, which led to the reinstatement of benzos after ~1.5-2 years off of them.

    Tapered benzos again a couple years later; as of 8/2014 have been off of benzos for 1.5 years. Anxiety and all other associated issues are now well controlled through lifestyle modifications, but the tinnitus is still present and pretty relentless.

    It moves around in my head from left to right, and the intensity waxes and wanes, but overall it is worse on the left side (sometimes things will be pretty quiet and I am only aware of it on the left; it's very rare that I'm only aware of it on the right). Most commonly it is a ~12-15khz tone.

    Overall my hearing is quite good and stable, but somewhat asymmetric, and I do have a deficient in the very high frequencies on the left (which at least partially corresponds to the tinnitus).
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