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Tonight-T lowered to the point I had to listen for it. I felt normal. It was strange. My H was killing me all day. A little gift at the end Aug 1, 2020

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    1. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Tonight-T lowered to the point I had to listen for it. I felt normal. It was strange. My H was killing me all day. A little gift at the end
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    2. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Not sure why my T changes so much. New head sounds sneaking up on me in very quiet places. Guess I’ll try my- eat nothing tasty diet. Lol
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      2. tbuzz89
        tbuzz89
        So sorry @MusicTeacher. I've been experiencing the same thing lately but am trying to reframe those new, quieter sounds by telling myself that they're just being created by my head. Seems to work to a point... just wish it would work for the loud and intrusive sounds. Hang in there.
        Jul 30, 2020
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    3. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      I hate spikes.T and H have jumped -no obvious reason. Progress has been good lately, but it feels like a huge leap backwards. Stay positive
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    4. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      I no longer hate myself. I can even feel bits of normalcy from time to time. I DO hate: dishes, silverware, children screaming and eeeeeeeee
    5. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      6 months today. What I’ve learned:meditation, exercise, clean diet, and moving on with life are all key pieces to recovery- at least for me.
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      2. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        I have three different methods. Sometimes I go to a very quiet space- accept the sounds, and eventually they start to become secondary to my breath. I’ve noticed I can control the volume of different pitches as well. Sometimes I go to the beach- the wind and waves pretty much bury my tinnitus .
        Jun 12, 2020
      3. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Lastly, if I can’t deal with the sound, I put in my hearing aids with some white noise to offset everything in my head.
        Since I’ve started meditation (and living healthier) my low tones are 90% gone and the shaking I’ve felt in my chest is much less. All good stuff.
        Jun 12, 2020
      4. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        The normal pitches are still there but I’m staying hopeful they will fade.
        Jun 12, 2020
    6. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Had a couple good days. Tinnitus didn’t rule my existence. It almost seemed lower. Today was super stressful and my T is as loud as ever.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        My days are also like this. Seems common place with T. Hope it settles soon.
        May 19, 2020
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Tinnitus can be a gauge of stress levels, diet, muscular things like that.
        May 19, 2020
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    7. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      5 months yesterday. When does this get easier?!?!?!
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      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Mine started off as one relentless sound. Then it was gone about 50 percent of my days. Now I have 3-4 different tone, but all but the first one is so quiet I can only hear it with earplugs. Except from the most recent low hum sound, no idea how that one will pan out.
        May 14, 2020
      4. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        This new sound makes me realize how accepting I am of the original sound... I'm not very bothered by it after 1,5 years. I was suicidal for about a year after it started, but that had a lot to do with me not being able to work as a music producer or create music anymore.
        May 14, 2020
      5. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        I’m in the same boat with the music. I started with crazy full head noise that settled in one ear, then both ears, then head as well, mostly back to the ears now. My tones are not so silent, but hoping they fade.
        May 14, 2020
    8. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Ok. Trying the gluten free diet. Nothing to lose except a few extra pounds and maybe some T decibels. H is getting much better. T Hates me.
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    9. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Just like that- back to d.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        d? disease?
        May 5, 2020
      2. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Should’ve been more clear. The note D. It changed this morning to a g... then back to D.
        May 5, 2020
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      3. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Hate this
        May 5, 2020
    10. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Right ear sounds different today- the pitch changed... and a little louder than usual. D to a g. Maybe the Gabapentin...
    11. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Low drone is back in my left ear. Was really trying to be positive yesterday. There is no mercy.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Nope. The sound is relentless. I know it so well. Mine has decided it's going to be such a high pitch today, that my whole head is vibrating!
        May 2, 2020
    12. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Anyone’s H spike with allergies? I always get them this time of year. Wondering if it might be contributing to my H spike.
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    14. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Two days of prednisone complete- ear is less full..I’m not hearing the low drone/car driving,by last night or this morning. Fingers crossed
    15. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Ears are feeling a bit clogged. Volume and intensity seem to change by the minute. Might try Gabapentin for the H.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Full ear sensation is an indication that ears got hurt. Normally it goes away after 3-12 months.
        Apr 21, 2020
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      2. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Considering taking prednisone... my three year old screamed in my ear.
        Apr 21, 2020
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If I were you, I would take it. It could have side effects, but the risk seems to be worth it.
        Apr 22, 2020
    16. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      4 months tomorrow.Feels like my body is vibrating from low hum.I can feel my heart BEATING! Sometimes high pitches get lost in the daily.
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      2. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Then I had head T in February, which seems to have gone away completely. The more recent low grumble that sometimes pulses (this is still a quiet room situation) - started around two weeks ago after stretching. I’m not sure what to make of it. Hoping it fades away but no luck so far. So... in general, I wish I was hearing less sound. A more direct route to habituation?
        Apr 14, 2020
      3. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Honestly, it’s hard to remember exactly what it was like in a quiet space three months ago, but I know I have had quieter times than right now.
        Apr 14, 2020
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        > It sounds like a hiss sometimes, but when I use ear protection I can make out the pitch.

        I've had that too. It proves that a hiss is a less intense high-pitch. It looks like you are slowly making progress (your T has been fading and so it ought to continue to fade). Hopefully that low grumble will also begin resolving itself and soon.
        Apr 14, 2020
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    17. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Anyone else feel like their emotions are ALL OVER the place with their T? Days where I forget about it for hours-and then days like today.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Many people here can't forget about it for more than 30 seconds. When T is loud as soon as one doesn't think about it for 30 seconds, one thinks "what's that noise"... The fact that you get those good days is an encouraging sign.
        Mar 27, 2020
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      4. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        Sometimes I don't notice it at all, wonder where my T went and it comes back to my attention... those moments are the worst. But yes, I do experience this frequently.
        Mar 27, 2020
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      5. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Today I took my three little guys biking. I have a 2, 5, and 7 year old. Between the wind, crying, etc. I didn’t really notice it. Step into my house- BOOM. Today, my left ear has taken the lead roll in my tinnitus journey. A nice change. Lol ‍♂️ Sounds like someone left the water on in the sink. And my original pitch (although faint and no longer a pure tone) still fighting to get in the game.
        Mar 27, 2020
    18. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Had a moment of near silence today. If it can happen once, it can happen again.
      1. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        This is the hope I try to live by as well. I've had one moment of complete silence, and by now many very short moments of near silence... it's possible, I just need to be patient.
        Mar 18, 2020
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      2. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Exactly where I’m at. Maybe the next three months will bring more moments like that one. What an amazing feeling to have silence... even if it was short lived.
        Mar 18, 2020
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      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I try to keep in mind that progress isn't linear. Just because one moment may be worse than another doesn't mean it hasn't improved overall - as long as there's some kind of weekly/monthly progress overall there's a lot of hope. Hope our next silent moments come soon :)
        Mar 19, 2020
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    19. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Tinnitus is back in my head. . Feeling a little bit hopeless.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Did something cause it to come back?
        Mar 10, 2020
      2. MusicTeacher
        MusicTeacher
        Life has been a little stressful over the last few days and I lowered my Xanax at night (for sleeping). That’s about all the change I can think of. And I’ve been wearing hearing aids on and off for a few days.
        Mar 10, 2020
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    20. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      Life is a little quieter today. After a week of crazy, I’m Hopeful things are headed back in a good direction.
    21. MusicTeacher
      MusicTeacher
      So... head tinnitus is absolutely terrible. Ordering hearing aids Thursday. This is another level of cruel.
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    12/12/19
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