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PortugalTheMan

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Hey guys, look this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5y1WZxRp88 Oct 22, 2021 at 7:58 PM

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    1. PortugalTheMan
      1. Vassili likes this.
      2. Vassili
        Vassili
        Interesting video. Maybe the blood flow in those areas of the brain will recover with time on its own?
        Oct 22, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    2. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      i just had a fleeting 500hz hum I was filled with fear.
      1. Vassili
        Vassili
        I remember I had a period with lots of humming.
        Oct 22, 2021 at 1:55 PM
      2. JPGL
        JPGL
        como sabes que la frecuencia era la de 500hz?
        Oct 23, 2021 at 12:09 AM
    3. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Glass concert sound, static sound, cricket sound, 500hz sound and high frequency sound. I have this in my left ear.
      1. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Oct 22, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Stacken77 The high frequency and static sound I think is only masked by 60/70db sounds.
        Oct 22, 2021 at 10:22 AM
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    4. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I have seen now without pure tinnitus podcast, that there is acute cochlear damage when there is anxiety and exhaustion.
    5. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      waking up with the multi-tonal T and still thinking "today I'm going to win this day", I didn't think it could be that strong.
      1. Steph1710, JPGL, Damocles and 3 others like this.
      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Wouldn't expect anything less from the @PortugalTheMan I know.

        My man! ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ
        Oct 21, 2021 at 12:22 PM
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        Oct 22, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Oct 23, 2021 at 7:55 AM
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    6. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      When science finds out how the T works, and if it has no comparison with hearing loss, let's laugh a lot! :)
      1. Damocles likes this.
      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        The ultimate joke would be if some scientist discovered completely by chance, maybe by an accident, that you can remove your tinnitus by standing on your head or something stupid like that. Or by eating marshmallows with mustard.
        Oct 19, 2021 at 5:39 PM
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Lurius gravity was discovered by dropping a apple on top of a person :)
        Oct 19, 2021 at 7:23 PM
    7. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I went to the best ENT in my country, he has a lot of knowledge about T. But he says he wants me to do an MRI to rule out the neuroma.
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit If they find a neuroma, I guess they'll treat it somehow? But my understanding is that neuroma being the culprit is highly unlikely.
        Oct 19, 2021 at 5:46 PM
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        I think they should be able to see an hint of a neuroma on a ct/pet..
        They just don’t say it because it would mean doing mri afterwards., so the poor ct machine gets no action...
        Oct 19, 2021 at 6:28 PM
      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        I've already done a CT and didn't charge anything. The doctor thinks it's important given my severe tinnitus and not having hearing loss.
        Oct 19, 2021 at 7:21 PM
    8. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      @Charburchar you must be especially careful with MRI and electrocochleography.
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Oct 18, 2021 at 6:02 PM
    9. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Less time spent on the forum, I try to come here once a week :)
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    10. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I took 1 mg of sedoxil upon waking and my T is lower than ever. I only have a slight hiss and I can't hear 3 pure tones anymore.
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      2. aura
        aura
        Still good?
        Oct 5, 2021
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Need to get me some of that sexodil.
        Oct 5, 2021
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      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @aura, @Damocles, @Gabriel5050

        Sedoxil is a very mild anxiolytic, but from what I can understand some of the tones I had was due to anxiety because I ran out of those tones after taking 1mg.
        Today I took it again and I still have a slight wheezing.
        Oct 6, 2021
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    11. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I'm having trouble staying asleep. I need to take antidepressants, but I'm afraid it will affect T.
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @PortugalTheMan Yeah, in my experience, anxiety affects sleep massively, sometimes more than the T itself, so getting it under control would be a good start. When I was very anxious I took 10 mg Hydroxyzine before sleep. It's an antihistamine used for anxiety and should be one of the safer drugs, but we should be vigilant in case we see worsening in T or H.
        Oct 1, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        I'm not completely sure, but it may have affected my T and H after taking it for 5 consecutive days. What helps in the long run though is of course habituation, but it takes time and is no quick fix.
        Oct 1, 2021
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        Hey @PortugalTheMan, is it Citalopram you said the doctor prescribed you?

        I've been taking Citalopram 10mg for almost 6 years.

        It spiked my tinnitus for the first couple of days I took it, then it settled.

        Never caused me any problems since.
        Oct 1, 2021
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    12. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      everything from the neck up is hardly curable.
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      2. danielthor
        danielthor
        There was a time not too long ago where nothing was hardly curable. Science moves fast these days. Doors are being opened as we speak. Google “top 10 medical breakthroughs last decade”
        Sep 30, 2021
      3. Foamearplugssuck
        Foamearplugssuck
        funny because all of my issues are, quite literally, in my head
        Sep 30, 2021
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    13. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      3-0 over barcelona. that dream victory for Benfica.
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Meh. They ain't no big deal without Messi...

        Easy win. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
        Sep 30, 2021
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      3. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        Xavi time? xD
        Sep 30, 2021
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    14. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      When you are feeling bad about T what do you do? I used to think this was going to come out, and it got better, now I can't think like that.
      1. danielthor
        danielthor
        I just take it hour by hour. Before you know it the day is done and we’re one step closer to the cure
        Sep 27, 2021
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @PortugalTheMan I try to occupy my mind with other things and do that which makes me happy. Definitely second that which @danielthor said.
        Sep 27, 2021
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    15. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I can't stand waking up to this noise every day. Please a cure, for all of us!
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @aura My sleep is good. I run 10 km every day, so I'm always going to sleep exhausted.
        Sep 27, 2021
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      4. aura
        aura
        Have you ever had sleeping problems because of the tinnitus?
        Sep 27, 2021
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      5. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @aura In the first month because of anxiety I fell asleep quickly but only slept 3 or 4 hours. I took diazepam for 1 month and went back to sleep for 8 / 9 hours
        Sep 28, 2021
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    16. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Doctor asked me to have a neurology appointment.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Is this a good thing? Did you ask for an appointment?
        Sep 24, 2021
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Steph1710 yesterday the doctor said that if the ENTs say that my auditory system is ok, for me to go to a neurologist because there are many things that interfere with the auditory system. I haven't made an appointment yet, I'm looking for a good neurologist.

        so it's neither good nor bad, it's fighting for a better life.
        Sep 25, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @PortugalTheMan well I wish you the best of luck my friend! Fighting for a better life is all we can do. X
        Sep 25, 2021
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    17. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Hospital wsites have articles talking about T, and all the articles say that T comes with antidepressants, yet do ENTs still prescribe it?
      1. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        I think its a numbers game. Anything and everything is potentially ototoxic, just depends on to what degree. I take buspar which is not as effective as benzos but less ototoxic. Anxiety and depression increases T..so once that is under control you will be able to deal with it better my friend.
        Sep 22, 2021
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    18. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      If I won the EuroMillions, I would have 1M for me and the remaining 48M would be for a cure.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Damocles you can count yourself out then. ;)
        Sep 22, 2021
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      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Damocles @Steph1710 I would certainly organize an event for us all to get together, and who knows if I would offer you a silent car so that you can enjoy good trips :D
        Sep 22, 2021
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      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        @Steph1710. Always thwarting my plans! (ง ಠ益ಠ)ง
        Sep 22, 2021
    19. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Everything is so confusing, all increases T, medicines, eating, sports, everything increases, nothing can be done in this life.
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      2. Nadia231
        Nadia231
        I feel you... Going outside for work increases my T, staying at home at the weekend increases me T... Seriously...
        Sep 21, 2021
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    20. 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
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    21. 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
    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. 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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    28. 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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    29. 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
    30. 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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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portugal
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2021
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones