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Melike

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A new diagnosis : visible deformative changes on both TMJ & misalignment & inflammation. Will start the treatment at the end of April. Mar 22, 2019 at 12:10 PM

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Viewing thread Somatic or Noise Induced? Help Please!, Mar 24, 2019 at 9:23 PM
    1. Melike
      Melike
      A new diagnosis : visible deformative changes on both TMJ & misalignment & inflammation. Will start the treatment at the end of April.
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    2. Bill Bauer
      Bill Bauer
      For some of us, hearing both at the same time is easier than having to listen to T alone.
    3. Melike
      Melike
      2 years today. Tinnitus is louder than ever, plus new and new morse codes. No, it does not get better.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Hopefully your T is due to TMJ, and many people (e.g. threefirefour) got rid of their T once they got TMJ under control.
        Mar 22, 2019 at 2:55 PM
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        Mar 23, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        He says he can still hear it in quiet rooms. He credits his TMJ treatment for his improvement.
        Mar 23, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    4. Melike
      Melike
      Muscle relaxing lotion and 1 week of supplemental magnesium intake eliminated my 4 morse code tones. Tell me I don't have somatic T again.
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        Or muscoflex. Smth like that
        Mar 12, 2019
      4. Mert
        Mert
        Melike merhaba, sayfana yazdığım için şimdiden özür dilerim, şu sebeple buraya yazıyorum çünkü teknolojiden anlayan biri olarak bir türlü özel mesaja cevap vermeyi başaramadım, yardımcı olabilir misin? :)
        Mar 12, 2019
      5. Melike
        Melike
        Selam, yok ya sorun degil. Benim sana yazdigim mesajin altinda "write a reply" diye bir kisim olmasi lazim o yok mu? Yoksa benim profilimdeki information kisminda start a conversation diye bir bolum var. Oradan bir konusma da baslatabilirsin
        Mar 13, 2019
    5. Melike
      Melike
      Here is some positivity;I learnt how to milk a cow yesterday. Not metaphorically, literally. It was a very nice feeling. T is still EXTREME.
    6. Melike
      Melike
      Does anyone get a hum in their head when in higher altitudes? Not a sound, but like a pressure feeling.
    7. Melike
      Melike
      Do you think not committing suicide because of being afraid of hurting your loved ones is a hopeful sign?
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        Sorry to hurt your feelings but this was my opinion. Because it is so easy to judge people for living for 'others' when you don't have the experience. There is a thin line between caring for someone so much as if he/she was your own self and living for 'him/her'. @TheDanishGirl
        Mar 3, 2019
      4. Melike
        Melike
        And you are so wrong about that not being able to be deeply felt love thing as I am one of the most love&care deprived child I've seen in my life. It is just luck & timing @TheDanishGirl
        Mar 3, 2019
      5. Melike
        Melike
        oh @OnceUponaTime sorry I somehow missed your comment ! Thanks for the uplifting words. I am currently at a very low point in my life and have little hope all will get better, but as you said, I'll hang on just for the little possibility of having more beautiful days with that man next to me.
        Mar 4, 2019
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    8. Melike
      Melike
      Why isn't there a suicide line in Turkey? Even killing yourself is considered as 'luxury' here in this darn country.
      1. dpdx
        dpdx
        :(
        Mar 3, 2019
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      2. Mert
        Mert
        :/
        Mar 3, 2019
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Mert Welcome to the forum fellow sufferer ! Don't feel depressed reading my status updates, I belong to the minority whose tinnitus has gotten worse over time.
        Mar 3, 2019
    9. Melike
      Melike
      Had a VERY traumatic wisdom teeth removal. The surgeon had to remove a small portion from my jaw bone bcs the tooth was behind my palate!
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        Sadly lidocaine did not eliminate my T. Maybe reduced a little. But my morse code was nearly silent, then it came back.
        Mar 1, 2019
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        At least it doesn't sound like your T got worse following the traumatic procedure...
        Mar 1, 2019
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Bill Bauer yes, actually at least there is that. But impacted wisdom teeth removal is no joke if the tooth is located in a weird way. Swallowing feels like somebody is stabbing my tonsils, soft palate and eustachian tubes lol.
        Mar 1, 2019
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    10. Melike
      Melike
      I am planning to travel abroad next year if I can find myself a reputable ENT or whatever doctor that might be able to understand my case.
      1. Gman
        Gman
        Good luck on that epic quest. Maybe you should try to make an appointment with brownbear from this forum who is an ENT with T. I'm sure it would make him one of the better ones out there.
        Feb 28, 2019
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        Thanks @Gman. I'll try to get in touch with thim first. Thanks for the advice. I had a very traumatic impacted wisdom teeth removal yesterday and along with the unbearable pain and a screaming T, I was thinking I'd go anywhere to even get a pinch of relief.
        Mar 1, 2019
    11. Melike
      Melike
      My ear is like a darn instrument. I can make 35 different noises just by moving my ear canal! I might have a treatable cause, SO ANGRY !
      1. Melike
        Melike
        But of course ENTs won't be able to find it. They are only good at removing nose adenoids.
        Feb 28, 2019
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    12. Melike
      Melike
      Believe it or not. I currently have more than 8 tones all in morse code form aside from the regular T. I wonder how much worse it can get.
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    13. Greg Sacramento
      Greg Sacramento
      Have you had a neck X Ray to see if you have loss of normal lordosis - a straighten c spine? With a straighten C spine there may be compression of a nerve and the occipital and vertebral nerve can relate to TMJ and contractions of the tensor tympani muscle. Is your neck ever sore? Your problems may be all related to a dental procedure and not your teeth. Could you give a list of dental procedures.
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        As for the dental procedure, I hadn't had any dental procedure since I was 13 until this years January. I got two fillings and had 2 wisdom teeth extracted last month, no effect on T. But my morse code went literally through the roof after I got the TMJ MRI where I had to bite something for 15 minutes which I believe put a lot of pressure on my neck & jaw combined with the anxiety of the MRI ( claustrophobia).
        Feb 23, 2019
      3. Melike
        Melike
        Morse code also went through the roof when I got an middle ear infection from the flu, so I am confused. Spine or middle ear issues?
        Feb 23, 2019
      4. Melike
        Melike
        By the way, so sorry for this long posts, but I think this is important ; I have something called thoracic outlet syndrome and my left arm gets purple and numb after a while when I raise my hand after (started 2 years before T). Which means there is a vascular compression somewhere as well, doctors couldn't find anything. @Greg Sacramento
        Feb 23, 2019
    14. Greg Sacramento
      Greg Sacramento
      Sorry Melike, I didn't see your last post. The white matter would not be demyelination and it's probably a harmless mass. What type of tinnitus do you have, because a tapping type could relate to ear muscle spasms and then to the facial nerve? Pulse types of tinnitus would be excluded from facial nerve interaction. Do you get headaches and have you ever been tested for Lyme which is an easy fix in Turkey.
      1. Melike
        Melike
        Hey @Greg Sacramento , no problem and thank you for your help ! I have both regular high pitched T and a typewriter (also known as Morse Code ) T which I can modulate, change or create new sounds by moving my ear canal with my finger. I also have TTTS although not severe. I have never been tested for Lyme, but all of my problems are only located in left. My right side is healthy as a baby.
        Feb 23, 2019
      2. Melike
        Melike
        I get headaches but not very often ( I generally get sinus related headaches after a windy day) and I don't have most of the Lyme symptoms as far as I know. @Greg Sacramento. I get an exploding head syndrome at my sisters and mothers house which are a little above the sea level, which I still cannot understand why. All of these could be related to a super narrow jaw and impacted wisdom teeth I believe.
        Feb 23, 2019
    15. Melike
      Melike
      3 docs (2 ENT) confirmed that the lesion on my parotid gland was nothing but a very common, simple mass. My paranoia doesnt let me relieve.
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    16. Melike
      Melike
      My USG scan revealed that I have an enlarged (swollen?) lymph node and a incidental cyst on my left parotid gland. No idea what that means.
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      2. Greg Sacramento
        Greg Sacramento
        Where is the lymph node? Place 'enlarged swollen lymph node tinnitus' into internet search. I'm just saying that they can relate to tinnitus, but I would need more details and location. Place 'incidental cyst on parotid gland tinnitus' into search. More details are also needed. Hard, soft, size.
        What you mentioned to Bill yesterday doesn't often happen with care by a good doctor.
        Feb 21, 2019
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Greg Sacramento The lymph node is also placed on my parotis gland. If it is the same node, I remember it getting swollen for a few times for the past 3-4 years. I did some research but I am trying not go get into too much detail because everything relates to parotid cancer and facial paralysis at the end and my anxiety is already driving me crazy :(
        Feb 21, 2019
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Greg Sacramento The lymph node is around 1 cm and the cystic lesion is around 7 mm ( hiperintens nodular lesion it says?). Do you think this area might be related to also TTTS? All doctors say it affects only the facial nerve so there cant be any relation to T but I have symptoms of TTTS induced by cheek touching etc. as well :/
        Feb 21, 2019
    17. Melike
      Melike
      Saw a dentist who has an interest in treating T today. She suspects that my T might be due to the lesion in my parotid gland. Scared.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Aren't you hopeful, too?
        Feb 20, 2019
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Bill Bauer actually I am scared. The only way to treat that lesion is surgery which may result in potentially severely worsened Tinnitus and a complete face paralysis. Then I'll face with the choice of either having debilitating tinnitus all my life or risking a facial paralysis + worsened tinnitus.
        Feb 20, 2019
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Horrible...

        I sincerely hope that it won't come to that...
        Feb 20, 2019
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    18. dpdx
      dpdx
      Is the cause of your T noise induced hearing loss (acoustic trauma)
      1. Melike
        Melike
        no
        Feb 15, 2019
    19. Melike
      Melike
      Regular T is nothing compared to this Typewriter Evil T. You can't mask it, you can't habituate. Thank god it is not always existent.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Do you have any ideas of what might have caused this new type of T for you?

        In an earlier post, you mentioned that your boyfriend had developed T several months after you got T. How is he doing?
        Feb 16, 2019
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        @Bill Bauer I have so many ideas and there are so many theories outside, it makes me feel stressed actually. Btw, this typewriter T is not new at all, it started 2 months after the regular T onset but it is never always present, but when it is, it sometimes takes 1 -2 months to go away / reduce again.
        Feb 16, 2019
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Bill Bauer Actually he is doing okay. By personality he is just the guy who never cares about what has been going on in his body unless there is EXTREME pain. And he is also a workaholic and %95 of the time thinks about his art so he habituated to it just like that. Lucky bastard :/
        Feb 16, 2019
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    20. Melike
      Melike
      At least I am grateful for my two wisdom teeth removal with no complications so far. I'll get rid of the remaining two on 21st of Feb!
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    21. Melike
      Melike
      TMJ MRI revealed that I have a noduler lesion in my parotid gland (very close to T ear).I am freaking out and unexpectedly suicidal tonight.
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        @MuffinMan serious clicking & locking on the T side and a TMJ specialist examined my jaw movements and said there is definitely something wrong. But my TMJ MRI says everything is fine, so I am confused a little. I wonder if we still can have TMJD even if the MRI results seem fine.
        Feb 9, 2019
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It seems to me that it is too much of a coincidence for you to have that lesion AND T. The doctors who say that it can't cause T are likely wrong. Consider looking into getting that lesion treated...
        Feb 9, 2019
      5. Melike
        Melike
        Will consult a few more ENTs...Will keep you updated about the situation @Bill Bauer
        Feb 9, 2019
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    22. Melike
      Melike
      Had 2 wisdom teeth removal today. Little pain so far. 2 more to go on the T side. Hope it will be the same for them too.
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      2. MuffinMan
        MuffinMan
        I have removed 3 wisdom teeth, I lower left was a night because it was impacted, I got sick for 2 weeks from infect, I still have the lower right to remove, and it's on the side of my T ear.
        Feb 8, 2019
      3. Zeneth
        Zeneth
        my sister had all 4 of hers out at once with no problems
        Feb 10, 2019
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @Zeneth hmm, strange...I felt sad for her, she probably had difficulty with eating for a few weeks :/
        Feb 15, 2019
    23. Melike
      Melike
      My sisters intermittent T is gone on the right and reduced significantly on left after bilateral wisdom teeth removal. DOCTORS ARE CLUELESS.
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    24. Melike
      Melike
      Had a dental procedure today ( cleaning + one filling on the T side). No spike so far ! 1 filling + 4 wisdom teeth removal coming soon :(
    25. Melike
      Melike
      I got a middle ear infection in my T ear(due to flu).Regular T is not affected that much, but my intermittent morse code went thru the roof.
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      2. Tinker Bell
        Tinker Bell
        Sorry to hear that! I hate how getting sick affects my ears more than it ever did before hearing loss. Hope you’re feeling better soon!
        Oct 16, 2018
      3. Melike
        Melike
        Thank you so much @Tinker Bell! Actually I know how you got your T and you and your story were always on my mind this week. I have to take antibiotics but there is nothing else I can do to prevent a possible spread to inner ear.. :/
        Oct 16, 2018
      4. Tinker Bell
        Tinker Bell
        It’s frightening. We worry so much about noise exposure but can overlook the danger of viruses. It sounds like you’re doing a great job of being proactive and doing what you can to quickly recover. I use Flonase and Claritin now at the first sign of a cold and they seem to help dry out my nasal passages. Eww, I know, but necessary for me. Keep me posted on your recovery!
        Oct 16, 2018
    26. Layla23
      Layla23
      I used to have exploding head syndrome too. It sucked sooo bad. I’m always afraid it’ll come back but I try to not think about it.
    27. Layla23
      Layla23
      Hi! I have a lot of your symptoms. Did your visual snow/floaters/other visual stuff get better?
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        Hey @Layla23. I still don't know if I have VS or not. The only thing that I know is I see flickering when I focus on busy dark patterns like the surface of my carpet. But it is absolutely dark with zero texture when I close my eyes. So, I don't know about the VS
        Sep 26, 2018
      3. Melike
        Melike
        @Layla23 I still have lots of light floaters and blue field enthopthic phenomenon(which I believe almost everyone experiences). Exploding head sensation is gone for good thank god. It is so strange that here are lots of mysterious sensations that come with T, some of them leave some of them stay.
        Sep 26, 2018
    28. Melike
      Melike
      I think my T volume never went down for real. I just got better at masking it all the time with other sounds. Sad truth.
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      2. Shera
        Shera
        Well at least you know masking works and can get some relief that way.
        Aug 1, 2018
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      3. Melike
        Melike
        Aug 1, 2018
      4. Shera
        Shera
        A little off. I thought I was starting to habituate, but I've been a bit off the rails lately. The intensity is killing me.
        Aug 2, 2018
    29. jjflyman
      jjflyman
      How is your T doing? I'm 21 months in and I had a little spike (small acoustic shock), but it went back to my baseline (mild T) in a couple days.
      So even after this long spikes can still happen. My overall T has decreased a lot, and I'm still hopeful for a full recovery,(it continues to SLOWLY fade) but it may take another 6-12 months
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      2. Melike
        Melike
        @jjflyman Thanks ! I really hope it is a sign of full recovery :)
        Jun 29, 2018
      3. dpdx
        dpdx
        How are you Melike? is it better now?
        Jul 21, 2018
      4. Melike
        Melike
        @dpdx No, its been really spiky for a few weeks for some reason but I tell you what, nobody's T journey is the same so it is probably healthier for you to not check out for other people's progress and compare. I'm assuming you are doing this because I've been there too and it did not do any good. No offense please, just sharing my experience.
        Jul 22, 2018
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    30. Melike
      Melike
      Hi all.Today is my 1 year anniversary with T and I am experiencing the most silent days of this year nowadays. It really gets better :)
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      3. dpdx
        dpdx
        any update Melike?
        May 14, 2018
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      4. Melike
        Melike
        @dpdx unfortunately my T has been a little louder than its normal level for the past 2 months. Don't know why.
        May 16, 2018
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      5. dpdx
        dpdx
        I been dealing with intrusive tinnitus since January, before that I had mild tinnitus. Hyperacusis is also bad. Life sucks now.
        May 18, 2018
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Tinnitus Since:
    17 / 03 /2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Most probably TMJD and neck issues that came with it.