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PortugalTheMan

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I think my anxiety made my tinnitus worse from the start. I don't understand how, but it must have been. Oct 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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    1. 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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    2. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      How are you today? I'm trying to distract myself with my work to get through the day.
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    3. 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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    4. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Crying is already part of everyday life
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I wish it wasn’t for you :( <3
        Aug 10, 2021
    5. 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
    6. 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.
    7. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      otonomy could be my religion for years to come. I pray for them
      1. JPGL, aot, Steph1710 and 3 others like this.
    8. 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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    9. 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
    10. 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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    11. 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
    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      6 months without silence. Why does my body still want silence?
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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. 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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    19. 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
    20. 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
    21. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      First dose of covid-19 vaccine, wish me luck
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Good luck dude! I’m sure you’ll be fine. I was. :)
        Jul 12, 2021
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Steph1710 I got the janssen shot, so far so good. :)
        Jul 12, 2021
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    22. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      When they tell you you might have meniere's having tinnitus doesn't seem so bad anymore.
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      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        I don't know if I have. I'm suffering in anticipation unfortunately I only have an exam on the 22nd.
        Jul 9, 2021
      3. convolution
        convolution
        Man, I would be quite surprised if you had Ménière's. It's rather rare. Plus, you do not have vertigo / dizziness. In Italian we say "non fasciarti la testa prima di averla rotta".
        Jul 9, 2021
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        It can indeed be quite manageable, like @aot says. Even more so, researchers in the Netherlands are currently working on a relatively new technique (clipping the endolymphatic duct) to effectively treat (maybe even fix) Ménière's disease
        Jul 9, 2021
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    23. Matchbox
      Matchbox
      Didn't you find flunarizine helped you? What happened?
      1. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        Hello @Matchbox .
        In May I started taking flunarizine and had relief from tinnitus, I started to have tinnitus that I only heard in quiet rooms.
        In June I stopped taking it, and after 1 month I got loud tinnitus again.
        Jul 9, 2021
      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        I went back to taking flunalizine now and it got better again.
        On Tuesday I had an appointment with my ENT to tell me how it was. And he asked to do an electrocochleogram (ECOG) because he suspects that I have meniere at a very early stage.
        Jul 9, 2021
    24. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Hello everyone, yesterday my ENT asked to do an intratympanic electrocochleography? Has anyone done? Do I take risks?
    25. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I'm going to have to leave the forum for a while, I get panicky and come here looking for something to cure me and I start to cry.
      1. JPGL, Christiaan, Charburchar and 2 others like this.
      2. twa
        twa
        @PortugalTheMan that is probably the best thing to do to help our condition. I enjoy talking to most of the people on the forum, but it's not always a positive place when you are hurting. Keep the faith, take good care of yourself, sending prayers for health and healing.
        Jul 5, 2021
      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        I'm sorry to hear/read that @PortugalTheMan . FWIW, I'll miss your sharp contributions on TT and hope you'll find your way back to this forum after a well deserved rest.
        Jul 5, 2021
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      4. JPGL
        JPGL
        si es absolutamente terrible esto,lidiando con un mal pico,cuidate amigo,un abrazo
        Jul 5, 2021
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    26. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      i want to be cured!
    27. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I just had tinnitus relief from taking flunarizine, has anyone else?
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      2. danielthor
        danielthor
        A lot of people report feeling relief after taking it
        Jul 2, 2021
    28. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I read a post on the forum by people who want euthanasia.I got panic attacks and depression from reading this.I'm afraid to getto that point
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        I would stay away from them type of threads, mate.
        Jul 1, 2021
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      3. convolution
        convolution
        Jul 1, 2021
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      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Charburchar you have to be in a very deep hole to think about such a thing. right?
        Jul 1, 2021
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    29. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      Dr.Drew My loud tinnitus virtually resolved within 30 minutes of first dose. Other long hauler symptoms improved especially fog and fatigue.
    30. PortugalTheMan
      PortugalTheMan
      I don't know I'm going through a spike, I don't even know how I got with it. But I'm back to negative thoughts and despair.
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I agree with convolution. We can’t control tinnitus but we can control our reactions. I’m back and forth from not caring to it being devastating
        Jun 30, 2021
      4. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @convolution and @Wrfortiscue many thanks.
        right now I'm calmer. but yes now you can give suggestions for series I appreciate it
        Jun 30, 2021
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      5. convolution
        convolution
        @PortugalTheMan I am into crime stuff: True Detective (all seasons), The Killing (the American remake, but the Danish one should be good as well), Mindhunter, Red Riding, The Sinner, Broadchurch, Karrpi. Others (not nec crime): Mr. Robot, Stranger Things, Sherlock, House, Lie to Me, Devs.
        Jul 1, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Portugal
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2021
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones