Melike
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Melike

Member, Female, from Istanbul, Turkey

Despite the relatively rare occasions that T bothers me A LOT, like today, I am happy to say after 9 months, I am %90 back to my old life. Dec 7, 2017 at 6:23 PM

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    1. Melike
      Melike
      Despite the relatively rare occasions that T bothers me A LOT, like today, I am happy to say after 9 months, I am %90 back to my old life.
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        @Luman Hey Luman, thank you so much for the nice words. Although I am improving day by day, I don't think I am anywhere close to writing a 'success' story. I still am not habituated , I still hate the noise but it just doesn't occupy a big place in my life. I hope you get better too !
        Dec 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @jjflyman Hey Jj ! Thank you so much and I am really happy for you too ! Although I am back to my old self almost completely, I don't think this is because the volume has went down. My attitude has changed maybe?
        Dec 12, 2017 at 6:34 PM
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @jjflyman But also I sometimes realize that I dont hear my tone in places where I previously would. I really don't know, it is quite hard to distinguish. Being T free would be too good to be true but I still believe that I will keep improving. 9 months is still the early stages for this monster, right?
        Dec 12, 2017 at 6:35 PM
    2. Melike
      Melike
      I had a major spike yesterday night. Seriously, it was horrifying. But it made me realize how much I've improved since the onset. A lot.
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        It still can subside. Hold on there. We are this >> . close to overcoming this shit. @Shera
        Nov 23, 2017
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      4. dpdx
        dpdx
        I hope you are doing well Melike?
        Nov 23, 2017
      5. Melike
        Melike
        @dpdx hey. I had better days, actually. My T is a bit loud for some reason nowadays but I'm coping better compared to the first few months after the onset.
        Nov 26, 2017
    3. Melike
      Melike
      It is so strange that first my boyfriend, then my sister and recently my mother developed T too. It all happened it just 2 months! So weird.
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        @Equalizer Can you just f-off? I am better. I don't talk about my T at all. Why the hell they keep telling me about their T then? why do they lie for no reason? Don't comment on my posts again.
        Nov 12, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @JurgenG I would say chronic stress. We all have been going through really difficult times in terms of financials, family issues etc. No, we all live in different cities but they spent a considerable time in my house of course.
        Nov 12, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @khushbu Thanks. No, it did not. It is strong as hell. Still can stop it by pressing my TMJ but I am not able to afford a treatment for my jaw at the moment. My T is not that loud, not noticeable during day time (%90), only annoying at home and night thankfully.
        Nov 12, 2017
    4. Melike
      Melike
      I now have a job ! A pretty good one indeed.
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        @victoria9273 thanks victoria :) I still have bad days where the volume of my T is pretty high, but I am so busy that I can't even think about it. Nighttimes become a torture at that times. On my good days, I don't hear my T during the daytime and I manage to sleep the whole night without waking up
        Nov 11, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        Nov 11, 2017
      5. dpdx
        dpdx
        why not Melike?
        Nov 11, 2017
    5. Melike
      Melike
      In a much better place despite my loud new secondary tone. Thank you my dear over-demanding and merciless school.
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      2. SandraKD
        SandraKD
        Wow, how do you maintain such a calm demeanor? :P, Im envious of that....I would have been in great despair if I developed a loud new tone
        Oct 27, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @SandraKD I am sick and tired of being a mess over and over again. I think I finally learnt how to say 'fuck you' to every trouble that comes with T. My sister, my boyfriend and recently my mother developed T in the last 2 months, that helped me to think that I am not alone, to be honest.
        Oct 29, 2017
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      4. SandraKD
        SandraKD
        As much as I am sad that your family members has also developed T, I do understand you! It helps to be around people in the same situation, who understands you. I am beginning to become habiatuated but I am not quite their yet.
        Oct 29, 2017
    6. butterfly75
      butterfly75
      Selam. Yakında Istanbul'a yine gidebilirdim ve garip bir soru biraz, ama şehrin sokaklarında nasıl yürüyorsun orada? Istanbul'da araba kullanamiyorum, ve şehir çok gürültülü tabii ki. Eğer kulaklık giyersen, çınlaman daha da hâlâ yükseliyor mu? Kusura bakma, türkçe ikinci öğrendiğim dil, mükemmel değil.
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      2. butterfly75
        butterfly75
        Çok teşekkürler! :) Biraz rahatladım bunu duyunça.
        Oct 20, 2017
      3. butterfly75
        butterfly75
        Keşke sadece o otobüsler kornaya o kadar basmasaydılar geçerken haha.
        Oct 20, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @butterfly75 o beni de rahatsız ediyor evet, olabildiğince trafikte yürümemeye çalışıyorum ben de :) Rica ederim.
        Oct 20, 2017
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    7. Melike
      Melike
      I need someone from Canada to get in touch with me asap.If you are currently in a job searching process, thats better. I have some questions
    8. sanj100
      sanj100
      Hey there. Hope you're well. I read that you had rTMS done and that it helped you, but from your recent messages it sounds like you are still suffering from tinnitus. Did the rTMS only work short term?
      1. Melike
        Melike
        @sanj100 hey, the short answer is yes. But it is still unclear if my T was brought by a disorder in my left TMJ. rTMS wouldn't work anyways if it was.
        Oct 18, 2017
    9. Melike
      Melike
      I feel like I've had 0 improvement overall for the last 7 months. I can't focus on my life goals. I don't know how to get out of this :I
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      2. vermillion
        vermillion
        No we don't. It's hellish.
        Oct 11, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        Oct 11, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Equalizer So? It is the nature of this monster, what can I do?
        Oct 12, 2017
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    10. Melike
      Melike
      I am officially diagnosed with TMJD on my T side today. I don't know what to think.
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      2. Casper
        Casper
        Hey @Melike, thanks for your reply. I hope this is the beginning of some real improvement for you. If you don't mind me asking, what kind of treatment is he suggesting?
        Oct 10, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Casper he said that we need to get an MRI of my temporomandibular joint before we choose any kind of treatment method.
        Oct 10, 2017
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      4. Shera
        Shera
        Keep us posted! I'm very curious what he will have you do.

        Also, did he advise you to sleep on your back if you're a side sleeper?
        Oct 14, 2017
    11. Melike
      Melike
      Menstruation + a BIG HEAVY flu gave me the worst morse code+high pitch ever. Still waiting for it to fade a little bit.
    12. Melike
      Melike
      Lidocain eliminated my T almost completely. Silence is so beautiful.
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      2. John G
        John G
        Maybe I will try some in my morning coffee haha
        @Melike curious if your T will completely go away after you get your wisdom teeth pulled.
        Oct 3, 2017
      3. ABakos
        ABakos
        So, you have Tinnitus due to an impacted wisdom tooth?
        Oct 4, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @John G hahah, me too !

        @ABakos we still don't know that. A dozen of dental expert think that they are not related. A neurologist on the other hand thinks that it is certainly because of that.
        Oct 8, 2017
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    13. Melike
      Melike
      Now my boyfriend has a brand new tinnitus. We are the T family. YAAAAAAY.
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        @jjflyman Thats unclear. Probably working with loud equipment without ear protection. He is a musician also. I warned him several times but....
        Sep 30, 2017
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      4. jjflyman
        jjflyman
        Hopefully he will protect his ears from now on, and his T will fade.
        Sep 30, 2017
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      5. Doga
        Doga
        Congratz! I feel strangely awkward for saying that. Lol :)
        Oct 1, 2017
    14. Doga
      Doga
      Selam, benzer sorunları paylaşıyoruz. Hatta ben de Ahmet Şirin'e muayene oldum. Erken süreçte olduğu için bana r-TMS uygulamadı hatta FMRI'a bile girmedim ilaç tedavisiyle geçiceği yönünde umudu vardı ama 7 haftadır bir değişme olmadı malesef. Okuduğum bölüm yüzünden ilerleyen günlerde daha da kötü olacağına eminim hatta. Sana birkaç soru sorsam?
      1. Melike
        Melike
        Selam. Olur tabi. Ama mesaj atsan daha iyi sanki, atabiliyo musun?
        Sep 28, 2017
      2. Melike
        Melike
        yorumunu sildim ki mailin görülmesin :) @Doga
        Sep 28, 2017
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    15. Melike
      Melike
      Going through the same old hell again. Morse code + loud scream on the left. I hate these swings.
    16. Melike
      Melike
      That time of the month again. Screaming loud left ear <3
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      2. SandraKD
        SandraKD
        Hugs to you :( I sure as hell hope my monthly friend is just on its way, cause my T is also somewhat worse today (hormones?)
        Sep 25, 2017
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        Oh, thanks Sandra. It is always the same story for me, screaming T which starts 3-4 days before my period until the 2nd-3rd day of my period.

        I hate PMS. Please hurry up my little ovarium. Come ooooon :( @SandraKD
        Sep 26, 2017
      4. Shera
        Shera
        Mine is coming too and it's already amping things up. Hugs!
        Sep 28, 2017
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    17. Melike
      Melike
      I'll write an article about TT for my community management course homework LoL.
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    18. Melike
      Melike
      I have attended 10 classes since Monday and I rarely heard the T . Feeling a bit normal was definitely what I need. Thank you TT.
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      2. jjflyman
        jjflyman
        Super happy for you! Mine is fading to the point I only notice it in quiet places too. I hope in another 6 months or so we can both post our success stories here.
        Sep 22, 2017
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        @jjflyman Yess ! I hope both of us a continued improvement. I can't wait to read your success story !
        Sep 23, 2017
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    19. Melike
      Melike
      I only experience visual snow when looking at busy patterns & darker objects. Also not all the time. Is that normal?
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        No, I've started to notice it just after I learnt what exactly is VS. I am not quite sure if it is VS. I don't see little black/white dots, it looks like a jumping/bouncing vision or maybe VS with reaaaally large dots. Sky looks clear, also when I close my eyes, it is absolute darkness. I don't know. @Rubenslash
        Sep 13, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Rubenslash It disappears when I look at objects from a closer distance. Maybe something to do with a focusing problem. My mother and BF also say they see it too, but I am not sure we see the same thing.
        Sep 13, 2017
      4. ABakos
        ABakos
        I have been getting flashes of light on the sides of my eyes for a few weeks. It might be visual snow? I thought it was maybe due to a med I was on. I did not know it could related to having Tinnitus.
        Oct 9, 2017
    20. Melike
      Melike
      Spending my days with lots of pickling activities for winter lol. Also preparing lots of tomato sauce. Fully organic !
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Michael Leigh Oh, that would be very lovely and I could also send you a sample of mixed pickle as a bonus :). They make me drool already now. But I have to wait until November to open the bottles :/

        Although I like hot sauces, I think I need my head to taste those delicious pickles. Lol.
        Sep 13, 2017
      4. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        lol Melike. We have a lot in common. Tinnitus, opera and classical music and now hot pickle. Where will this end lol? It is my birthday in November I’m a Saggi so looking forward to sampling your mixed pickle. If you don’t mind I’ll contact you by PM?
        Michael
        Sep 13, 2017
      5. Melike
        Melike
        Sep 13, 2017
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    21. Melike
      Melike
      I hate my family.
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        For the last and final time the term is a saying a (euphemism) it does not mean to "skin a cat". I'm sorry if you don't understand I'm sure other people would. I have a pet cat and would never dream of skinning her I assure you. lol
        Sep 9, 2017
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      3. Foncky
        Foncky
        I guess Paul is making fun of you Michael. British humour ! ;)
        Sep 10, 2017
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      4. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        I did suspect Paul was making fun of me Foncky and I even telephoned Glynis as she's a brit and we had a really good laugh about it. I explained that it has nothing to do with skinning a cat, yet Paul was convinced otherwise which led me to believe he knew all along what I really meant. I just played along....Hope you are keeping well.
        Sep 10, 2017
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    22. Melike
      Melike
      Smth strange happened today. My tonal constant T turned into an intermittent faint buzzing for a short period of time while I was doing yoga
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      3. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        That's good Melike if music is played in the background. I hope that you find it helpful
        Take care.
        Michael
        Sep 8, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Michael Leigh Thank you so much Michael ! Also we've started to practice some insanely difficult yoga poses these days,so most of the time I only try to breathe and not to die, I can't even hear my T LOL.
        Sep 8, 2017
      5. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Just make sure you don't get too tangled up in those yoga poses, as you might not be able to get undone...lol Wish you the best of luck with it.
        Michael
        Sep 8, 2017
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    23. Melike
      Melike
      I'm so excited about the new, stronger person that I will turn into when I got through this. What a life lesson at the age of 23.
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      2. jjflyman
        jjflyman
        I feel that way too! When we can put this behind us, the everyday things that life throws at us won't matter.
        Sep 9, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @jjflyman Yes! It has to be some real trouble to hit me as strong as T did. I hope life doesn't surprise me again lol.
        Sep 9, 2017
    24. Melike
      Melike
      I am so scared of the new semester. It will be a tough battle, literally.
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      2. Rubenslash
        Rubenslash
        I have a pretty demanding job and my ears are ringing like crazy. I am sure you will be fine as well, if you are concentrating on something you wont notice the T
        Sep 5, 2017
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      3. Jake007
        Jake007
        Sep 6, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Kolisar I'll try that definitely. But I have no hope. They have an unnecessarily strict policy for plagiarism & cheating during exams. But I'll try to talk to my ENT to get in contact with them. Thanks a lot again !
        Sep 6, 2017
    25. Melike
      Melike
      Feeling a bit better. Thanks TT community. Really. Thanks a lot.
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    26. Melike
      Melike
      All I want is a little reduction in volume, not a miracle for God's sake.
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      3. CrazyT
        CrazyT
        Pray for you Melike :(
        Aug 31, 2017
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      4. Kolisar
        Kolisar
        I hope that you get what you are asking for.
        Sep 1, 2017
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      5. Melike
        Melike
        @SandraKD Oh, I certainly didn't want to mean that Sandra, I am so sorry. I truly believe that yours will continue to improve. The road may be a little lumpy bumpy, but what you experience is a great sign no matter what possible little increase you get on the road. Its just..I am not that sure about my journey....
        Sep 1, 2017
    27. Melike
      Melike
      nearly 6 months in. Left ear still screams like hell. I am on a holiday. But not happy. Not happy at all.
      1. Rubenslash
        Rubenslash
        Where are you on holiday?
        Aug 31, 2017
      2. Melike
        Melike
        My boyfriend's hometown. Eskişehir in Turkey. Not so fancy.
        Aug 31, 2017
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    28. Salih
      Salih
      Selam Melike, kusura bakma ama actigin conversationa giremiyorum. Yani birsey yazamiyorum. Cok kotu durumdayim ya gercekten birisiyle konusmaya ihtiyacim var. Sen nasilsin?
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      2. Salih
        Salih
        Bende anliyamiyorum, hicbir yerde comment yada respond falan yazmiyor :(
        Aug 28, 2017
      3. Melike
        Melike
        Facebook'tan konuşabiliriz istiyosan ya da buradan yaz ama azcık garip gibi.
        Aug 28, 2017
      4. Salih
        Salih
        tmm faceden konusalim. soy ismin ne? Benim ismim Salih Can Ucar, Groningen de oturuyorum.
        Aug 28, 2017
    29. Melike
      Melike
      I urgently need advice for effective TMJ exercises.
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        @Carlyi thanks a lot ! did you benefit from them?
        Aug 26, 2017
      3. Jordy
        Jordy
        Sep 7, 2017
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Jordy Hey Jordy, welcome to the forum.

        Unfortunately, I haven't started doing them yet. :/ But I will, as soon as possible.
        Sep 7, 2017
    30. Melike
      Melike
      Screaming T + loud hiss + probably somatic morse code. This is just INSANE.
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      2. CaRd
        CaRd
        And yet, fight you will. For yourself and the ones you love. Because what is the alternative? You can't give up! I want to be normal too. Ind i hope i will be. But if that doesn't happen, i will still live my life as best as i can. There are still so many things i want to do! I will just have to find a way to do them despite that bugger. And so you will. I believe that :)
        Aug 28, 2017
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      3. CaRd
        CaRd
        I know for a fact, that absolutely nothing in this life is 100% sure. Well ... maybe one thing is ... but we are not there yet ;) So focus your thoughts on the things you like and the ones you love. Discover a whole new world if you must. And if you need to talk with someone "not normal", i am always there ;))
        Aug 28, 2017
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      4. Melike
        Melike
        @CaRd Thanks Zhivko..Everytime I feel down, I go back and re-read what you have written here. I just read a member's post who has lost a loved one recently and he/she was saying that he/she could live happily even with T if that person was still alive. He/she is right. You are right.
        Sep 6, 2017
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Tinnitus Since:
    17 / 03 /2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Stress - anxiety? Noise exposure (rare)? TMJD? not sure
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