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@Damocles Who is older, the sun or the moon? Sep 17, 2021 at 12:23 PM

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    1. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        So, the popular theory is that the Sun is 4.5 billions years old, while the Moon is 4.53 billion years old; making the Moon older than the Sun.

        But according to research released last year, the Moon is actually 85 million years younger than we previously thought (making it 4.425 billion years old; thus for now, the belief is that the Sun is older than the Moon.
        Sep 17, 2021 at 2:18 PM
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    2. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      It's my birthday, and i can't be excited. T what have you done to me!
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      2. aura
        aura
        But the problem was that the constant pain almost drove me insane. I've been prescribed antidepressants and sleeping pills. And the antipsychotic drugs were just around the corner, that's what the psychiatrist told me. I wasn't depressed,i was just insane because of the constant pain.
        Sep 11, 2021
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      3. aura
        aura
        After the hardest battle of my life, i managed somehow to sleep again and to get back on track. And just when i thought that the nightmare was over, boom.Tinnitus again. This time louder, and with new tones.
        So 6 months later...here i am.
        Sep 11, 2021
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      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @aura Did you ever take anti-psychotics?
        You know, those who don't feel our suffering say it's depression, because for others, a person who suffers has to be happy with life.

        Today I ran out of some new tones that I had won and I didn't do anything, but they were with me for 2 months. Even so, I'm still not as I was before.

        Yours can still go out again.
        Sep 15, 2021 at 3:32 PM
    3. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Valerian tea seems to help calm me down and forget about noises.
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      3. aura
        aura
        @Exit or Propofol. In 3 seconds you're out.
        Sep 9, 2021
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      4. Tau
        Tau
        @PortugalTheMan I was taking valerian tablets for my anxiety and you do get mild withdrawal symptoms when you discontinue them.
        Sep 9, 2021
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      5. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Do valerian interact with antidepressants? I want to try it but I am on 2 antidepressants.
        Sep 9, 2021
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    4. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I even cry with joy to see that Dr. Shore's device says "treats root cause of tinnitus".
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        F*cked if I know @PortugalTheMan. The only way I survive this sh*t is by not researching anything to do with it. I no longer concern myself with treatments or cures.

        I was just so happy you were happy.
        Sep 9, 2021
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      3. Lurius
        Lurius
        I'm not saying it is a lie, it's just that DIrk De Ridder said that these kind of devices first and foremost treat the distress and not the sound. But I'm not 100% sure what the Shore device actually does, it would be nice if it was *THE* cure.
        Sep 9, 2021
      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Damocles What made me happiest was knowing that I was going to be without T and live like a normal person, being able to have fun without being afraid of making this condition worse.
        Sep 9, 2021
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    5. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      There is a popular saying which is: "There is a cure for everything but death", I think they have forgotten about the T.
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        What do you mean?

        There's already a cure for tinnitus.

        It's called TRT. ༼ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° ༽
        Sep 7, 2021
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    6. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      T spike after cr7 goal at 90+5. I sent a big scream
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        lol, CR7 needs to start coming with a health warning.
        Sep 2, 2021
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Damocles There are peaks that are worth it. And yesterday's game, with Ireland wasting time the whole game, it was beautiful to score a goal at 90+5
        Sep 2, 2021
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        The guy is already a legend, but he's now a living God. C7 has just broken Ali Daei's eye-popping world record of 109 international goals:0
        Sep 2, 2021
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    7. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      No matter how much we talk here, there won't be anything to cure. We are in the hands of science and doctors, and the cure is not yet close.
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      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Christiaan After this interview I'm hopeless about any medication and I lost hope in oto-313, the T is much more complex than I thought. since he says that correcting hearing loss may not mean anything for tinnitus.
        Aug 31, 2021
      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        @PortugalTheMan I think he was talking about probabilities. So something like FX-322 is not a one-size-fits-all medicine that helps people with tinnitus, regardless of the cause (e.g more effective for people with NIHL than for someone who has somatic tinnitus).
        Aug 31, 2021
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Christiaan It's all based anecdotally. I've just seen people post here and reddit and a few other places about psilocybin helping them but nothing positive about ketamine.
        Aug 31, 2021
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    8. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      This week I'm on vacation and I haven't been around here. To make a normal life i hope i don't regret it. Exposed to everyday sounds.
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    9. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      because of T I can't go a day without crying, has anyone managed to get through this without medication?
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      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Well, in my case, it took quit some time until I was out of the mental anguish phase. I think it started to change when I combined a holistic approach by using supplements like probiotics (which seems to work well for mood according to science), healthy diet, exercise (daily on the rowing machine for example) and just do stuff to keep your mind of your T
        Aug 20, 2021
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        like several meet ups with friends during the week, a walk in the park, and watching shows (especially comedy!). Those things really helped in my situation. You can always try some of those things and see if it works for you
        Aug 20, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Thank you so much @Christiaan for your kind words, it means a lot.
        Aug 20, 2021
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    10. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      horrible I can't enjoy the holidays, screaming children, people with portable music speakers, I have to wear ear plugs all the time.
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      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Anyway, don't forget the match between Benfica-PSV! Our team is on fire! Do you think your team stands a chance against ours?
        Aug 18, 2021
      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Christiaan I would like to lie down with the towel and be relaxed listening to the sea, but the noise of people makes me uncomfortable and I think I'll take the worst T.
        Aug 18, 2021
      5. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Wow, it's like we're talking about the same beach XD Do you also have a car route next to the beach boulevard? It really gets noisy with those cars. I only go to the beach between 10 am and 2 pm. After that, it's just pure chaos of noise.
        Aug 18, 2021
    11. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      My Peltor X5A has just arrived, and I notice you hear less of the T than if you wear foam ear protectors.
      1. JPGL
        JPGL
        ¿se siente el tinnitus mas insoportable con los tapones de espuma que con las orejeras ?
        Aug 13, 2021
      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @JPGL
        Sí, mucho más insoportable con tapones para los oídos de espuma y silicona que con protectores auditivos.
        Aug 16, 2021
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    12. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      How are you today? I'm trying to distract myself with my work to get through the day.
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    13. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Full of new tones after traveling for the weekend. I'm finished. the volume is low, but not that many tones!
      1. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @PortugalTheMan At one point I acquired a bunch of new tones within a short time due to noise exposure. A lot of the tones did go away after weeks to months. In my opinion; tones and frequencies can be distressing, but what really matters is volume as increasing volume really can push our limits. Tones may come and go, frequencies may change.
        Aug 10, 2021
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      2. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        @Stacken77 Is absolutely right. Many people here have tones come & go. I too had a new tone two nights ago, but now it's luckily gone.
        Aug 10, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Yup! @Stacken77 and @Christiaan are both right. I had a really annoying chirping tone come when I was sick last week. However, it’s gone already. I’ve had loads of tones come and go. I would agree that volume is more worrying than new tones. Anyway, I understand it isn’t easy @PortugalTheMan. None of this is. :(
        Aug 11, 2021
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    14. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Crying is already part of everyday life
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I wish it wasn’t for you :( <3
        Aug 10, 2021
    15. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Worst summer ever, I can't enjoy anything thanks to this shitty noise.
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      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        This summer has been especically challenging for me as well, the last 2 was better even though I had tinnitus in those too.
        Aug 9, 2021
      3. JPGL
        JPGL
        yo igual ya no disfrutas de nada con un sonido intrusivo-severo en los oidos,tenia una moto deportiva me deshize de ella,con tinnitus la calidad de vida se fue por la borda,ya no disfrutas de nada
        Aug 10, 2021
    16. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I would like to be sure of the cause of my T. I think it would be easier to accept, and hope for a cure.
    17. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      otonomy could be my religion for years to come. I pray for them
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    18. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Today I woke up, and felt different sounds in my ears.I panicked and cried, it seems that instead of getting better things are getting worse
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      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Steph1710
        I think it depends on the person's personality. I'm a person who doesn't give up on anything, even if I want to give up I can't.

        I'd like to think this is forever, and that's okay. But that doesn't happen.
        Jul 29, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @PortugalTheMan you’re just like me. I never give up, even if I want to. I’ve had an unbelievably tough life, and getting T was the icing on the cake, but I still haven’t given up lol. High five to us!
        Jul 29, 2021
      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Steph1710 If you need help with something, there's a good shoulder here :)
        Do you like to surf? I wanted to learn to surf too, or learn bodyboarding.

        Think on the bright side, at least you don't have a boring life like many people do. :)

        I know you will win all the bad times, because from what you tell me you have been strong so far, so you won't stop being strong!
        Jul 29, 2021
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    19. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      My T varies in tones, is this normal? either I have a 14khz or it disappears and I have a static. does anyone else have something like that?
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Christiaan should we eat foods rich in glutamate or stop eating?

        It might be a test for me to do :)
        Jul 28, 2021
      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        @PortugalTheMan Quite the contrary, ;p And it's nearly impossible to avoid glutamate, because it's almost in all kinds of food. But you can reduce your intake of it. Sometimes, it's best to start small & focus on foods with high glutamate properties. In my case, I started off by avoiding chips & popcorn. That did some wonders in avoiding temporary spikes
        Jul 29, 2021
      5. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Jul 29, 2021
    20. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      SPI-1005 is about to complete phase 3, but I don't see many people happy or arguing about this drug. Won't it be good for us with T?
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        Jul 26, 2021
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Wow, that's a shocker! I'm glad you did some digging there. Results are probably expected in 2nd or 3rd quarter 2022. This is definitely good news! Bring on the SPI-1005 juice, baby;)
        Jul 27, 2021
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      5. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Christiaan I hope it brings us some relief. I will want to try this drug, :)
        Jul 28, 2021
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    21. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      My problem is going to sleep every day hoping that the next day it will get better. But no, I'm still in this hell.
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      3. Massi91
        Massi91
        It has to do with the nervous system, you are scared of the night because you know you will hear the T louder thus making you get anxiety thus making your T higher. So you need to look forward. There is always hope, have you ever tried to go on healing service (prayer) ?
        Jul 26, 2021
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      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Massi91
        I would like to find hope that this suffering will not be for life.
        Jul 29, 2021
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      5. Massi91
        Massi91
        @PortugalTheMan So if you don´t stress yourself it might go away on it´s own if it´s recent (within 2 Years). If it doesn´t go away your brain will adapt and it will get better or you will habituate if you don´t think of it as something bad.
        The brain collects bad experiences and it more wary of them than good experiences.
        Jul 29, 2021
    22. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      (2/2) I feel that when I go for a walk that I don't take advantage of the moment because I'm afraid of making the T worse.
      1. Massi91
        Massi91
        Don´t live in fear, if you respect God he will take care of you.
        Jul 29, 2021
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    23. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      (1/2) Will I ever walk without worries on the street?
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I believe so. It took me a while, but I no longer worry. If I am going somewhere I believe will be noisy, I keep earplugs in, which means I definitely don’t worry. Give it time my friend :) x
        Jul 25, 2021
      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Steph1710 whenever I left home and am exposed to volumes of daily life, I am always worried if the tinnitus has increased, the first thing I do when I get home is to check if it feels louder or if it has changed in volume.
        I don't want to live like this. But what I most want is for my T not to increase.
        Jul 26, 2021
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    24. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      6 months without silence. Why does my body still want silence?
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    25. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      It's my electrocochleography today, I haven't slept at all, I'm scared that my T will get worse.
      1. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Jul 22, 2021
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      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Stacken77 Piercing the eardrum is not pleasant. the sounds were about 30 seconds each at 100db, 90db and 50db. My T didn't change and the exam was fine. So the exam went well.
        Jul 22, 2021
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    26. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Thursday I will do the electrocochleography. I will ask for a maximum of 50db. it's safer that way right?
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    27. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I learned today of a person who has meniere with vertigo and severe hearing loss, but does not have tinnitus. How is it possible?
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        They are incredibly unlucky and incredibly lucky at the same time.
        Jul 18, 2021
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    28. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Whether the OTO-313 works effectively for the acute treatment of tinnitus. Will people with chronic tinnitus be forgotten?
      1. Diesel
        Diesel
        No.
        Jul 14, 2021
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    29. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      The first step in finding our cure is to understand why person A has hearing loss and tinnitus and person B only has hearing loss.
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @PortugalTheMan That's a really good starting point. I firmly believe genetics are a huge predisposition in developing tinnitus - it runs in my and many others families. But I believe most people can develop tinnitus if they suffer a powerful acoustic trauma that blows out a bigger part of hearing suddenly.
        Jul 13, 2021
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Stacken77
        My father has a hearing loss, my grandfather hardly heard anything and didn't have tinnitus.
        but I think I would go through seeing the genes or what is different between these people and us, and trying to change it so that we don't have tinnitus.

        Does tinnitus have a logic? does there have to be? everything in life is math :)
        Jul 13, 2021
      4. Sironketchup
        Sironketchup
        I think it might be about 1) speed of onset of hearing loss. If you develop hearing loss over time you might have lower chances of getting T than with a rapid onset 2) stress during onset of hearing loss
        Jul 13, 2021
    30. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      it's so scary to wake up in the middle of the night and go back to trying to fall asleep.
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      2. danielthor
        danielthor
        Was there last night. My day started at 3AM
        Jul 13, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portugal
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2021
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones