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How can you truly get rid of anxiety when anything can make you worse? Dec 28, 2018

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    1. Red
      Red
      How can you truly get rid of anxiety when anything can make you worse?
      1. Manny, Striveon, New Guy and 2 others like this.
    2. Red
      Red
      Want to talk to H people. Soon as I load the H facebook support groups I just close. Instant anxiety.
      1. 3ri0w likes this.
    3. Red
      Red
      @AZeurotuner I am different from other H people. I go to the grocery store, I hold down a job, I hardly use ear protection. (Cont)
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      2. Red
        Red
        How can one get sound therapy if the number 1 thing used for it hurts you.
        Dec 24, 2018
      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        I have to protect on the the days where my H is a stabbing pain......I can't endure that kind of pain. it is either protect or avoid in that situation......on my good days I try to subject myself to more noise......but never very loud noises and never for too long......I listen to how my ears react and try to go with my gut instinct.
        Dec 24, 2018
      4. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        But I don't know why you are taking offensive to me telling my story. I am telling it because the reality is simply that some people never get better from their H no matter what they do......Most probably do......but SOME still don't......like Autumnly for example, who I know have tried very much to get better but still are stuck with quite bad H.
        Dec 24, 2018
    4. Red
      Red
      Unlike tinnitus, I see no hope of future treatments for hyperacusis. There's nothing for us. What could a H person possibly cling to.
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    5. Red
      Red
      Almost 4 months into worse H and I can't get through a movie without my face erupting in fiery, awful pain
      1. Red
        Red
        Now keep in mind I have other health problems and this is the only activity my SO and I can do together due to my limitations. -_-
        Dec 24, 2018
    6. Red
      Red
      Can't leave my apartment to go to an appointment. Some type of loud yard work going on.
    7. Red
      Red
      Why is there no 'crying' mood for underneath your avatar.
      1. Manny likes this.
    8. Red
      Red
      Feel like I am about to have a panic attack at work. I can't. I just can't do this. I can't work with the noise. F xmas. Xmas is fing awful
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      3. Red
        Red
        @OnceUponaTime It's hard taking it one day at a time. I miss my friends. They keep asking when I'll be around again. It's been 4 1/2 months and I still don't feel any closer to getting to be with them again.
        Dec 16, 2018
      4. Red
        Red
        It's not the music. We don't play music. It's the electronic shopping carts. Whenever they are put in reverse, they make a sound that -aggravates- my H. There's only 4 in the store and outside of Xmas they don't get used much.
        Dec 16, 2018
      5. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Hey Red, maybe you can have some of your friends over? It takes sometime for your ears to heal but they will. What helped me was putting a pack of ice behind my ear and under chin around the ear, to lower inflammation and Flexeril. Hope you feel better soon.
        Dec 16, 2018
    9. Red
      Red
      @katri How bad is the pain? Bad enough to prevent sleep? Could be appendicitis if so. Maybe stomach virus or food poisoning.
      1. katri
        katri
        It’s like a huge bloated pain. Probably from energy drinks and no real meals.
        Dec 12, 2018
    10. Red
      Red
      Annnd...the receptionist never put my neurology appointment in and I have to wait until Feb. I am so upset. I was supposed to see him in Oct
      1. Autumnly and Jack Straw like this.
    11. Red
      Red
      Stop bumping really old threads in the support forum. (2yrs+) It's really annoying.
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      3. Red
        Red
        Generally, sounds in speakers are compressed into high frequencies.
        Dec 5, 2018
      4. Layla23
        Layla23
        That’s why I struggle with cellphones still. But I’m okay listening to the tv now. It took a few months but I’m generally okay at a low volume. I can’t go outside though. And car vibrations are a bitch for me still.
        Dec 5, 2018
      5. Red
        Red
        Often other car sounds do bother me though. I think it's also important to have a car with a quiet, smooth engine. I lyft a lot (casual taxi service dunnobif you USA) and notice a big difference in comfort sometimes depending who I ride with.
        Dec 5, 2018
    12. Red
      Red
      It's Giving Tuesday! Finally taking the opportunity to donate. Have you?
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      3. 1000
        1000
        Hyperacusis research
        Nov 28, 2018
      4. Contrast
        Contrast
        hyperacusis research defined as noise pain
        Donate to Mass Eye and Ear and request it be given to hyperacusis.
        Dec 1, 2018
      5. Contrast
    13. Red
      Red
      Tonight's tinnitus imagery: tiny hamster is growing marijuana with my head as a greenhouse. But it won't share any.
      1. Striveon and butterfly75 like this.
      2. PDodge
        PDodge
        I dig it! MJ was a huge help for me- before I got T
        Nov 27, 2018
      3. Phendran
        Phendran
        Quite sad, but hamsters are at least cute.
        Nov 28, 2018
    14. Arseny
      Arseny
      How are you holding up today?
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      2. Arseny
        Arseny
        I feel numb too. I go in circles from crying hysterically to feeling absolutely nothing and just staring into the wall.
        Have you considered LLLT for your H? I'm researching this type of treatment right now. I hope you'll get better soon. I've noticed that I've had symptoms similar to TTTS and they have gradually got better to the point that I feel 90% normal.
        Nov 26, 2018
      3. Red
        Red
        Mostly I just want the ability to watch TV with volume on, listen to music and white noise, and voice chat with people without being in pain. These were my coping methods and now they are gone.

        I am considering LLLT. However, I do not have a lot of money and my hours have been decreased after handing in my ADA form at work. There are no easy decisions in life.
        Nov 26, 2018
      4. Arseny
        Arseny
        I'm very sorry you have to go through this. I'm sorry I don't even have anything to recommend regarding your situation. :(
        I'm considering making my own laser, I'm researching the parts and it seems that I can do it under 100$. I'm running around local clinics and the only one that has 650 nm laser provides treatment for only 4 minutes at 5 mW. It seems to be useless at this dosage.
        Nov 26, 2018
    15. Red
      Red
      New tone. Only thing different was that I used the tragus technique around loud noises. (Not too loud tho, just a H wimp) Never again.
    16. Red
      Red
      I miss my friends.
    17. Red
      Red
      I can, right now, not hear T in my left. The T from the formerly clogged ear. I can only hear the right.
    18. Red
      Red
      My ears have been clogging from fall allergies I think. Unclogged now and T is quieter than before it was clogged. Wonder why?
      1. Jack Straw and Autumnly like this.
    19. Red
      Red
      I have severe depression
      1. katri and Artazanasss like this.
      2. Paulmanlike
        Paulmanlike
        Me too and last year, hang in there. Read about neuromodulation and the research section, very promising results. But first, focus on your depression.
        Nov 13, 2018
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    20. Red
      Red
      The worse my hyperacusis, the worse my visual snow is. My vs doesn't seem to be tied to my tinnitus.
      1. Jack Straw and summ like this.
      2. katri
        katri
        Mine is pretty bad. The lights on cars at night are unbearable. How do you drive at night?
        Nov 12, 2018
      3. Contrast
        Contrast
        interesting, see if others have the same issue.
        Nov 12, 2018
    21. Red
      Red
      @katri -You- saved your grades. But I'm sure god was watching you + knew you would succeed. He's surely watching and is proud of ur strength
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      2. katri
        katri
        That means a lot to me. Especially since you don’t necessarily believe. These days are hard on me and my faith but I can’t let go.
        Nov 10, 2018
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    22. Red
      Red
      I'm done with the "don't overprotect" advice. I'm wearing ear protection everywhere that isn't work/home from now on.
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      3. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        Let your ears rest up as much as possible until the weekend. It's so hard to predict these unexpected events. Hang in there I'm sure it will go down!
        Nov 6, 2018
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      4. katri
        katri
        Wish you the best. Ultimately, it’ll probably work itself out with or without the protection.
        Nov 6, 2018
      5. Gman
        Gman
        I really hate to have to agree with you, but experiences in situations that should have been fine have taught me other wise. I'm protecting more often, but not everywhere (at my own risk).
        Nov 11, 2018
    23. Red
      Red
      Back to the beginning with H, maybe even worse. T sucks but I hate H more. I was doing so good. I had no more ear pain or tension headaches.
      1. Red
        Red
        Just was having some lingering facial pain in response to noise. I didn't even do anything, just was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Car horn at full blast/car alarm at 20-40 ft away.
        Nov 6, 2018
    24. Red
      Red
      I LOVE it when I wake up calm and cautiously optimistic only to end the day feeling scared and hopeless.
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      2. katri
        katri
        Same lmao. Except it’s in reverse.
        Nov 5, 2018
    25. Red
      Red
      "It can be worse!" -No please! Already struggle with suicidal ideation as is. Life right now isn't sustainable, any less is a death sentence
      1. katri likes this.
      2. katri
        katri
        I can understand you. Just take it little by little. You can stand anything for 10 seconds and once those seconds are up. Start over.
        Oct 29, 2018
      3. Red
        Red
        @katri Thanks. What I really need to do is get out of the rut I am in. I am just a shell of a person. I really should be in counseling and on ADs but I'm not. Everything is piling up making it harder and harder to dig myself out. I am a completely dysfunctional person and starting to get old. It feels like it's too late.
        Oct 29, 2018
      4. katri
        katri
        You aren’t too old. Trust me, time works. Don’t give up because you’re in a rut. You’ll grow out of it.
        Oct 29, 2018
    26. Red
      Red
      I transferred my meds bc the pharmacy I used is right next to a fire station. Our f.stations don't have just trucks but air raid sirens too!
      1. Red
        Red
        So if you hear a fire truck siren, there is also an air raid siren going off to call in volunteers thanks to how my area handles fire fighting.
        Oct 28, 2018
    27. Red
      Red
      I am going to start putting some people on ignore. It's not out of ill will. Some posters are making my anxiety worse with their posts.
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      3. Manny
        Manny
        I'm confused ,then what does ignore do? Or does it not work properly. @Red
        Oct 26, 2018
      4. Red
        Red
        You can't see the contents of their post but you can see that they posted. @Manny
        Oct 26, 2018
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      5. New Guy
        New Guy
        Excellent idea, I've done the same.
        Oct 27, 2018
    28. Red
      Red
      Huh. Feel like oversleeping gave me a T spike. What won't give you a spike, amirite?
      1. katri and Tinker Bell like this.
      2. Tinker Bell
        Tinker Bell
        Yes! We’ve all heard of waking up on the wrong side of the bed, well I’ve discovered I have a wrong side of my head. If I sleep too much on my good ear, my tinnitus is louder.
        Oct 25, 2018
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    29. Red
      Red
      Wow. Seems it doesn't pay off to go cheap. My store brand magnesium tablets had talc in them! Trashed.
    30. Red
      Red
      I really feel I am about to lose it.
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Northeast USA
    Tinnitus Since:
    06/2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise Exposure (Headphones)
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