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PennyCat

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10 days until my surgery. Trying not to be pessimistic about it, but also don’t want to get my hopes up either. Hard to balance it!! Apr 21, 2024 at 2:51 AM

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    1. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      10 days until my surgery. Trying not to be pessimistic about it, but also don’t want to get my hopes up either. Hard to balance it!!
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      2. Utdmad89
        Utdmad89
        Good luck
        Apr 21, 2024 at 7:16 AM
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    2. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Any good vibes would be appreciated. My PT bothers me more than my T. It would be a relief to finally get this cured after 2 surgeries
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      2. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        Good luck.
        Apr 7, 2024
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      3. tpj
        tpj
        You're a trooper @PennyCat. Best of luck to you.
        Apr 8, 2024
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    3. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Not super hopeful it’ll work as prior testing indicated it might not, but it’s my last option. After this, if it doesn’t work, that’s it :,(
    4. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Having another surgery for my PT on April 30th. Stent & coils being placed in my jugular bulb diverticulum. Another overnight ICU stay too
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    5. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      My boyfriend… or I guess ex-boyfriend helped me through some of the hardest times with my tinnitus. Now he’s gone. I miss him so much
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    6. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Another night up past 5am crying, throwing up from crying so hard, and listening to my ears scream all at the same time. Yayyy breakups!
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      2. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        I'm sorry you're going though so much pain. It's not easy to deal with a break-up, let alone with tinnitus. Stay strong
        Mar 20, 2024
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @PennyCat - such beautiful and strong people on here. Stay strong. You are not alone.
        Apr 18, 2024 at 5:59 PM
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    7. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Going through a breakup while having tinnitus and BPD… I’m not sure if there is a worse combo. 5:30am and still no sleep. Wish me luck :,)
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      2. streifzug
        streifzug
        good luck pennycat!
        Mar 19, 2024
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      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        Take it easy Penny, breakups are rough especially with everything else you're dealing with. But you're going to be alright.
        Mar 19, 2024
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    8. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Maybe it’s not “worse”, but some tones that seemed to have lessened or gone away are back. Kinda stressing about it.
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    9. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      I had a bit too much to drink Friday night, woke up Saturday hungover, T was worse. But it still hasn’t gone back down. Did I fuck up?
      1. Viridiana
        Viridiana
        I don’t think so, just a temporal spike for me
        Mar 5, 2024
    10. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Does your tinnitus get worse when you’re hungover? And does it settle back down?
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      2. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @Marshall It hasn’t settled for me yet. How long does it usually take for you?
        Feb 26, 2024
      3. eldudebro
        eldudebro
        I think it’s fairly common for it to seem worse when hungover.
        Feb 26, 2024
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      4. Marshall
        Marshall
        The whole next day until I wake up again
        Feb 29, 2024
    11. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Hey everyone, hope you’re all hanging in there. I’m trying my best. Nothing has changed for me symptom/sound wise, but I am coping better!
      1. Tom Okay, tpj, BellaMia and 6 others like this.
      2. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        It's great to see you're coping with everything better! Just one question, has your TTTS calmed down at all?
        Feb 23, 2024
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      3. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @HearingHell Hey! I actually just left a comment about that on @BB23 page if you want to read that. But TL;DR, yes for the most part it has. I still get flare ups maybe once every month or two and it lasts for a few days to a week. But in comparison to how it was this time last year, that aspect is much better.
        Feb 23, 2024
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    12. BellaMia
      BellaMia
      Hello Penny Cat, did you have the procedure for pulsatile tinnitus?
      1. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        I did! I was stented because I had Venous Sinus Stenosis. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me in regards to getting rid of the sound. I had more testing done which lead to a dead end, and now I have scans scheduled for March 3 - getting scans of my temporal bones to test for dehiscence. Are you struggling with PT as well?
        Feb 23, 2024
      2. BellaMia
        BellaMia
        Mine comes and goes. Seems caffeine can irritate it. I'm sorry it didn't work for you! I'm not a candidate for the stent. Hopefully they can find another way to get that fixed.
        Feb 23, 2024
    13. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      (2/2) Balloon occlusion test in the diverticulum didn’t alleviate my PT so we are unsure if a coil would fix it :( I’m at a loss
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    14. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      (1/2) Cerebral angiogram today… SO painful. Diagnosed with jugular bulb diverticulum and a small aneurysm… :,)
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      3. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @tpj I’m okay, my groin is just super sore where they went in. And I’m pretty devastated that the balloon occlusion didn’t yield positive results, because if it did, that would indicate that a coil in the jugular bulb would fix my PT. But he is consulting a colleague to see whether I might have superior semicircular canal dehiscence, which can be caused by the turbulent blood flow of the stenosis and diverticulum.
        Jan 12, 2024
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      4. sakrt
        sakrt
        Any news from results from angiogram? (good I hope) @PennyCat I'm sorry you're going through this. Is this T different than what you had before the stent?
        Feb 10, 2024
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      5. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @sakrt The angiogram showed a small aneurysm but nothing to be concerned about. I had a balloon occlusion test done in my jugular because I have a diverticulum (outpouching). But sadly the test didn’t indicate that fixing that diverticulum would solve my PT ;( so I’m having even more testing done on March 3rd. Thank you for asking! The T is still the same though sadly.
        Feb 23, 2024
    15. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      I really hope 2024 is a better year for me, especially medically. I hope it’s a better year for all of us.
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      2. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        SAME!! ❤️
        Jan 1, 2024
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    16. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Happy Holidays! My TTTS is still here & is really bad today :( Scared it’ll never go away again… but it has before, so odds are good, right?
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      2. DimLeb
        DimLeb
        TTTS as in spasms reacting to external noise? I have that too, but my plague is actually MEM which is spontaneous spasms' episodes lasting for hours at a time... Scared it'll never go away as well. Hope the new year help us!
        Dec 25, 2023
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      3. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @DimLeb Yes, the spasms in response to sound and my own voice. I had it for a good 4-5 months earlier this year, but as the year went on I had long stretches of time where it disappeared, then came back for a few days. But it’s sticking around longer this time :(
        Dec 25, 2023
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    17. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      My TTTS is still bothering me. Really hope it settles again
    18. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      I’m finally getting over this sickness, still have a few lingering symptoms. But my anxiety has just stayed high the whole time :(
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    19. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Why do I have to be sick AND listen to this shit??? Pick a struggle please
    20. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Because I’m on aspirin & blood thinners, I can’t take Nyquil/any other flu meds, not even ibuprofen. I literally just have to sweat it out
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    21. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      This flu is no joke. I can’t remember a time I felt this bad, and my pain tolerance is high. Thankfully it’s not covid but damn I’m in hell
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      3. Juliane
        Juliane
        Hope you recover soon!
        Dec 14, 2023
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      4. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @kingsfan Somehow I have all of the symptoms except the respiratory ones. Vomiting, fever, violent uncontrollable cold sweats/shaking/chills, muscle aches, headache, eye pain (which is very random?), fatigue, and probably a few more symptoms I’m forgetting. But no cough, sore throat, or congestion which is weird.
        Dec 14, 2023
      5. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        Dec 14, 2023
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    22. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      I think I have the flu or something, I honestly feel like death. I know I will likely be more aware of my T when I am not feeling well :,(
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      2. tpj
        tpj
        Being sick with T is awful. Hope you feel better soon.
        Dec 14, 2023
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      3. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        Dec 14, 2023
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    23. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      TTTS back with a vengeance today. Hoping it settles back down again soon. :/
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    24. Viridiana
      Viridiana
      Hi! How You doing?
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      3. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        My mentality has improved. Tinnitus, not so much. =(
        Dec 9, 2023
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      4. Viridiana
        Viridiana
        @SarahMLFlemmer so sorry to hear that, I hope it gets better with time, wish you the best
        Dec 9, 2023
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      5. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        Dec 9, 2023
    25. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Today is officially 1 year with T. It’s actually much worse than it was when it first started, by a lot. Lucky me.
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      3. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        Ugh. I just hit my one year too.
        Dec 9, 2023
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      4. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        @SarahMLFlemmer TT just gave me a 3 year trophy today. I definitely earned it I suppose. Glad to see you hanging in there. Stay strong girlie!
        Dec 10, 2023
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      5. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        @BrOKeN_1 at least someone recognizes our fight! Lol. Congrats??!!
        Dec 10, 2023
    26. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      Living w/ borderline personality disorder & tinnitus is no fun. BPD = extreme emotions, T = anxiety/depression… I get xtra strength versions
      1. SarahMLFlemmer
        Dec 1, 2023
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    27. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      If you’ve had a tinnitus spike that eventually subsided, how long did it last?
      1. DimLeb
        DimLeb
        My spikes usually last 1-3 days 1 or 2 times per month and come about randomly. In a sense that the regular tones of my mild tinnitus (an air exhaust sound in my left ear and a group of mid tones in both ears) get amped up and become more noticeable. They come back to normal after the night's sleep on that 2nd or 3rd day.
        Dec 1, 2023
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      2. DimLeb
        DimLeb
        For reference, my T is idiopathic and doesn't spike to outside noise. And I also get periods where I get many many SBUTT's (with loud tones appearing for seconds).
        Dec 1, 2023
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      3. PennyCat
        PennyCat
        @DimLeb I’ve been having a new tone for a week now so I’m not sure if it’s a spike or not, but I hope it is
        Dec 2, 2023
    28. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      It might be time for me to end it
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      2. L along the way
        L along the way
        Sorry to hear.. Just never be impulsive about that one (neither while under influence) is what I told myself... trying to keep hope that it may get better with time.. for all of us..
        Nov 28, 2023
    29. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      I don’t know how to keep going
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      2. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        One day, one moment at a time Pennycat. I am so sorry you're going through this. One foot in front of another.
        Nov 28, 2023
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    30. PennyCat
      PennyCat
      I don’t think I’m going to get through this this time
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      2. tpj
        tpj
        Nov 26, 2023
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      3. L along the way
        L along the way
        Just going day by day is only thing i can say... pffft.. wishing us all well..
        Nov 26, 2023
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    Gender:
    Female
    Tinnitus Since:
    12/2022
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unknown
    22 years old. Intermittent right sided pulsatile tinnitus ~2 years, normal T since Dec 2022, TTTS onset about a month or so later. Hyperacusis added somewhere along the way, probably goes hand in hand with TTTS.