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Ricardo1991

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Been a while since I've last logged on. Guys, I've lost count of the years but you will get through this. Jul 1, 2020

    1. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Been a while since I've last logged on. Guys, I've lost count of the years but you will get through this.
      1. Zugzug, tbuzz89, Steph1710 and 3 others like this.
      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Definitely needed to hear this today. <3 thank you.
        Jul 2, 2020 at 12:23 AM
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Jul 2, 2020 at 11:26 AM
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    2. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      I am deeply saddened by the news of Allan1967, I did not know him or his struggles but just know that we are all here for each other.
      1. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Please know that if you are struggling there is hope for you, whether it is speaking to a fellow sufferer, a friend or family member, you have somebody there for you.
        Jan 13, 2020
      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Not to make this about myself, but if there is anything I want to do in 2020 is I want to be more positive and to make a difference. I am pledging now to speak up more about the good days with my tinnitus. This is absolutely heartbreaking because reading Allan's past posts, I felt his pain. I was there right with him when I had first developed my tinnitus.
        Jan 13, 2020
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        It's horrible to have lost someone who had suffered immensely. God rest his soul and please please please if you feel at your lowest please come find us that can at least give you a shoulder to cry on.
        Jan 13, 2020
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    3. GabyM36
      GabyM36
      Hey Ricardo I was wondering do you still have H?
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Hi Gaby, I do not. Or at least I don't think I do - I see this question pop up quite a few times to the point where I question it myself
        However, I do not feel I have H as much. I do have sensitivity to certain tones if that makes sense?
        Jan 13, 2020
    4. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      I'm happy to report that usually I have a bad association with Christmas as that's when my tinnitus started but this year I didn't care.
      1. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        I have this very same association with new year's. Absolutely hate it now.
        Jan 2, 2020
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @RishRamsey don't worry, you won't forever. You'll learn to love it again!
        Jan 2, 2020
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    5. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      If tinnitus has taught me anything, it has taught me to be patient.
      1. Sannush, Daniel Lion and Striveon like this.
      2. Striveon
        Striveon
        Has it gotten any better over time??
        Nov 18, 2019
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Striveon, I am not sure but I have definitely gotten better. The other day I was thinking about how it was so loud and obnoxious but I was busy doing something important so I didn't mind it as much because I was focusing on something more important. Whereas at the start, I would've been so distraught and listening to it for hours. I think that definitely shows my progress as far as self-healing.
        Nov 21, 2019
    6. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Even tho it may feel endless, you will survive and enjoy life again. Find ways to ease your pain, treat yourself!
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        And most importantly, be kind to yourself. You deserve it.
        Nov 12, 2019
      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        How to I ease the pain of hyperacusis? I don't think all pain can be eased. Otherwise a good message.
        Nov 12, 2019
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      4. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @TheDanishGirl, I don't know but sometimes I think we just have to find what works. For me, masking helps most days. Otherwise I sometimes meditate to be at peace with the screech. I hope you find something to help you in the meantime!
        Nov 18, 2019
    7. Ctw
      Ctw
      I love your positive attitude!
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Thank you! It's one of the most important things we can have!
        Sep 18, 2019
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    8. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      I went camping this weekend. My tinnitus didn't bother me as much.
    9. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Went to the sauna last night and after I got home my tinnitus calmed all the way down. Anyone else experience this?
    10. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Has anyone actually had the vagus nerve stimulated and seen improvement? I've seen there's a surgery but has it actually helped anyone?
    11. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        I talk about food and history, but here's a video where I interviewed one of my favorite restaurants. (I'm not vegan but I sure do love it!)
        Jun 10, 2019
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    12. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      I have no idea what I did but my tinnitus is super quiet today after a week of hell haha
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @jay777 eh, it'll probably go back to 'normal' tomorrow. This morning it was buzzing but it seems to be quiet again
        Jun 2, 2019
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      4. jay777
        jay777
        i hope it lasts ricardo
        Jun 2, 2019
      5. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @jay777 'back to normal' today haha oh well, was nice while it lasted!
        Jun 3, 2019
    13. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Hungover but hanging in there! haha
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    14. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Reddit does not have the answers. I get annoyed when I see people talk about their T and the response is always, "Look at Reddit!"
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @threefirefour I haven't seen that yet. It's so annoying; I think the YouTuber Jacksepticeye talked about his tinnitus but of course the internet was like,
        "Here try this :) do this! Oh you have that? Why didn't you do this?"
        He handled it better than I would have, I get annoyed when I see stuff like that, like stop it's not like a magic button come on
        May 24, 2019
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      3. Jazzer
        Jazzer
        I need to join in here.
        I get so F***ing pissed off when lightweight TT members say - try not to worry - it gets better and better and you will find you can do more and more, and soon be back to normal.
        I could “SCREAM !!!!!”
        May 24, 2019
      4. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Jazzer I mean, yes and no. Like I agree it does suck and sometimes I feel like my brain is melting but I think it does get better, some days when it's really bad I think "well what other choice do I have?" and i am able to ignore it. But that's just me.
        May 29, 2019
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    15. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Just some words of encouragement for us people out there!
        Mar 26, 2019
    16. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      I have such a bad cold right now. I hate it so much. T seems bad but I might just be sensitive from being ill :(
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      2. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Feel better soon.
        Mar 26, 2019
    17. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Been stressed lately, but I'm okay!
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    18. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      been pretty manageable lately. Hopefully stays that way!
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      2. Striveon
        Striveon
        That’s interesting! Can you provide us with details of when you started noticing improvements and if you’ve always taken care of yourself or not? Congratulations btw!!
        Mar 5, 2019
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Bill Bauer yes, 3 years. I think after a year I really started taking control of my life. It's been the same since day 1 but I made efforts to keep myself happy.
        I will say that recently, I went to a club and stupidly didn't wear earplugs (as I usually do) and my hearing/ T got worse. However, it's been somehow just getting better but I'm at a mental state where it doesn't bother me as much anymore :)
        Mar 6, 2019
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      4. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Striveon Well, I don't know when exactly but after my recent flare-up, I don't hear the new noise (if that makes sense) it's back to my familiar sounds. Also, I've been having quiet days as well where I can't hear it at all until night time. So it's getting back to 'normal' but I haven't really done anything just been patient and focusing on myself. Sorry, I can't be more help than that!
        Mar 6, 2019
    19. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      made some amazing fish tacos, the frying masked my tinnitus quite well, and the food was tasty! ;)
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    20. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      acceptance is key
    21. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        I think if I watched his video when I first got my tinnitus I would have harmed myself out of paranoia and desperation.
        This can be said for many people all throughout the world. Also it shifts blame away from real things like hearing loss and otoxicity - which can be prevented in many more cases than none.
        Feb 27, 2019
      4. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        I found his channel to be harmful, the fact that he randomly commented on my video says a lot about what they're trying to do. (or at least it's implied to me.)
        Feb 27, 2019
      5. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        But thank you for liking my video @PDodge haha I will try and make more positive sounds soon, just finding the time lol
        Feb 27, 2019
    22. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Anybody here drink port/ sherry? Just bought some Oloroso, can't wait to break into that baby! (too much for a monday? ;) )
      1. Daniel Lion
        Daniel Lion
        rarely drink, but if and when I do, Port is my absolute favourite. A good bottle is so delicious and enjoyable. Enjoy Ricardo, I hope every drop is a pleasure, happy for you
        Feb 26, 2019
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        Feb 26, 2019
    23. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Let's say Neuromod works, I will continue to wear earplugs wherever I can for the rest of my life. Not worth going through this again haha
    24. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      1. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        Great job!
        Feb 25, 2019
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        Feb 25, 2019
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    25. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      welp, after a few weeks of raging T, it's calmed down to a point where I can't hear it; not sure what I did but glad it's quiet today! :)
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      3. Striveon
        Striveon
        Thank you! I hope your good days only keep improving with time! I am trying my best to reduce my anxiety levels/ reaction, little by little :)
        Feb 26, 2019
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      4. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Striveon absolutely! just keep at it, you'll get there :)
        Feb 27, 2019
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      5. Striveon
        Striveon
        Thank you, I appreciate it!!
        Feb 27, 2019
    26. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      As neuromod claims that their device feels like popping candy. I went out and bought some haha feels funny, but also calms my tinnitus haha
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        definitely do not claim that it's comparable to the device just thought I'd do something fun haha
        Feb 21, 2019
      3. Bob den Hartog
        Bob den Hartog
        Just as well getting used to the feeling!
        Feb 21, 2019
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      4. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Bob den Hartog, lol ya I guess so! I just thought I haven't eaten any in a long time so I thought I'd eat some lol
        Feb 21, 2019
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    27. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      My tinnitus is much quieter today, just enjoying the "silence" just listening to radio and working :)
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      2. Striveon
        Striveon
        Any reasons it’s quiet today? Or just luck?
        Feb 21, 2019
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      3. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Striveon just luck, I never know when anything will ever change I just roll with it. I never actually really do anything aside from mask it.
        Feb 21, 2019
    28. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Went to a club recently and (stupidly) didn't wear ear protection after 3 years and my T has been worse. Been beating myself up BUT i'm ok.
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        I'm better equipped at handling my tinnitus so I will be okay, this is just a learning lesson and just going to wait out the new sounds until I get better mentally.
        Feb 20, 2019
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    29. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      1. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        thank you for making a video to help spread awareness. @Ed209 will be proud!
        Nov 7, 2018
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        @Jack Straw totally! Thanks for watching! I hope to make more similar videos soon :)
        Nov 18, 2018
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      Ricardo1991
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    Gender:
    Male
    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2016
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    The world may never know..
    Expat in London, happily married and I blog! (food/ history/ travel.)
    Tinnitus since Dec 2015

    Let's have a beer sometime :)

    Richie