Ryan Scott
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Ryan Scott

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Apr 12, 2024 at 7:20 PM
    1. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Still listen to fishing podcast every weekend sitting in the boat rigging rods. Still have the drive just can't get on the water anymore.
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      2. brixenbrixen
        brixenbrixen
        To loud on the water? Windy?
        Mar 11, 2024
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      3. Pixelito
        Pixelito
        Seems like that would be quiet and relaxing.
        Mar 28, 2024
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      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        I find it hard to stay away from the few things I love. They worsen me but I do them anyway, I’m an idiot. Not doing them is just as damaging for me. I can’t find reason for living if I can’t do anything. I know we need to change. Don’t follow my advice. :(
        Apr 13, 2024 at 3:09 AM
    2. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      You have hearing loss due to gunshots just as me. Do we have hope to make recovery? Is your life 1 year later still lingering heavily on this? Do you feel like you can live a normal life nowadays?
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      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Cmon Scott don’t leave me hanging like this
        Jan 29, 2024
      4. Pixelito
        Pixelito
        Hey Ryan, what is your baseline volume? Do you get quieter days?
        Jan 30, 2024
      5. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Pixelito I pretty much hear it all day everyday unless I am staying busy doing something outside. I have noticed that if I go in a noisy environment for a few hours (like people playing music too loud 75 dba), that I get a spike for usually right around 2 weeks. So far it has settled back to baseline every time though.
        Jan 30, 2024
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    3. 4Grace
      4Grace
      How have you been doing?
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        Hey @4Grace not much has really changed everything is pretty much the same as the day it started tbh. Just taking it day by day and trying to stay as busy as I can to distract me from it. The mornings are not nearly as rough as the afternoons.
        Jan 29, 2024
      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        Do not get me wrong, I hear it in the mornings loud and clear, but it does not bother me as much. By the time the afternoon comes it just gets so loud its starts to really consume my concentration.
        Jan 29, 2024
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      4. brixenbrixen
        brixenbrixen
        Same here
        Mar 11, 2024
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    4. gameover
      gameover
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @gameover Happy New Year Brother. Hoping for a better year for us and the entire tinnitus community! A year of progress in our personal lives dealing with this condition and progress within research.
        Jan 3, 2024
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    5. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Dude on the side of me in the sauna has his airpods on so loud I feel like I'm watching TV, can hear every word lol.
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    6. Phou
      Phou
      Hey Ryan, you there?
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        Dec 2, 2023
    7. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Condition has destroyed my life first then my relationship. What else is next for this great condition.
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      3. Joshua Macleod
        Joshua Macleod
        I'm so sorry to hear it, Ryan. We're all here if you need to chat.
        Nov 16, 2023
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      4. gameover
        gameover
        @BB23 Mostly my experience, too. Sad.
        Nov 16, 2023
      5. brixenbrixen
        brixenbrixen
        So your girl couldn t handle it?
        Mar 11, 2024
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    8. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      tinnitus is like that pesky algebra equation with the unknown variable that cannot be simplified to solve.
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    9. gameover
      gameover
      @Ryan Scott. So you are 1 year in. Noise trauma from gun shots. No hearing loss (in normal range), right? Seeing how many people improved or even completely got cured in situation exactly like yours, I bet we will be celebrating your recovery in like 1 year. Or sooner.
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @gameover I do not have hyperacusis; however, I would not consider the tinnitus stable. I am constantly getting spikes for no reason. What kind of work are you doing, I do not find that work necessarily distracts me from T.
        Nov 6, 2023
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @ErikaS I am unfortunately pretty doubtful that I will see an improvements regarding the volume of tinnitus or spikes for no reason, the spikes just seem to be apart of this awesome condition. I am definitely hopeful, for habituation at least lol.
        Nov 6, 2023
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      4. gameover
        gameover
        @Ryan Scott Software. My ability to get distracted from T varies, hard to know why sometimes it works, sometimes not at all.
        Nov 16, 2023
    10. 4Grace
      4Grace
      @Ryan Scott how’s it going? Are you doing any better…. I am kinda reaching out to people since my T has taken a turn for the worse today. Hope you are doing better
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @4Grace I am not really doing any better a year into my tinnitus journey, still hoping for the best and praying everyday though. How are you doing?
        Oct 30, 2023
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @Ryan Scott - very sorry to hear. I am the worst I have been tinnitus wise. For the moment, for some reason, I am feeling indifferent about it. I think I may have just discovered why mine is so unique. Posted a thread. Talking to God.
        Nov 2, 2023
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    11. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Would love to be enjoying a few beers, the cool front and college football at a party right about now.
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Mo8409 Just so hard to go enjoy yourself in an environment you can't control.
        Oct 8, 2023
      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        This hits home. You are not alone my friend. Hope we all see some better days soon.
        Oct 9, 2023
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      5. cjbhab
        cjbhab
        i went to football last night - we lost 38-13 - suffice to say, it was not loud in there.
        Oct 9, 2023
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    12. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Just imagine if funding for tinnitus research was not a problem. We would probably already have a treatment option.
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      2. cjbhab
        cjbhab
        We need bezos to get serious T and H.
        Sep 27, 2023
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    13. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Just have to keep praying harder than ever. Can't give up on prayer.
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @SarahMLFlemmer - you are a true Saint. It’s must be awesome to be comforted by the fact that you are going to heaven. That might have been peace of mind enough for me.
        Sep 30, 2023
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      4. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        @4Grace I'm just a sinner, saved by His grace and mercy! Thank you for your kind words. ❤️
        Sep 30, 2023
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      5. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        @Juliane I can't, God can. I appreciate your kind words, guys!
        Sep 30, 2023
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    14. gameover
      gameover
      What was the noise that caused your T? I forget if you shared that...
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        Someone shot a shotgun on the side of me before I could put hearing protection in or cover my ears.
        Sep 9, 2023
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @Ryan Scott reminds me of a time when I was younger. We were at farm. My cousins had a shot gun with a scope. We took turns shooting a target. It was so loud you went completely deaf for a few seconds after each shot. We thought it was funny. Little did we know we were playing with fire.
        Sep 22, 2023
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      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @Ryan Scott - another story Favourite band Tool. They once played at the Humming bird Centre in Toronto. 3000 person theatre.I remember telling my friend “holy f..k it’s loud” you could feel the music. Now when I think back I am so angry. It should be illegal. They used enough speakers for a stadium. Okay it was awesome at the time ..but now that I know the danger… it’s not right.
        Sep 22, 2023
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    15. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Took an Adderall yesterday to get some work done and had a cup of coffee. Won't be doing that again anytime soon lol.
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @SarahMLFlemmer literally can't do anything with this condition, it's insane.
        Sep 8, 2023
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      4. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        Sep 9, 2023
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      5. cyberspace
        cyberspace
        has it gone down? i took my prescription dextroamphetamine two days ago (haven’t taken it for a year before that) and my tinnitus is way worse again now
        Sep 28, 2023
    16. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Well I guess at least it is officially college football season and the fall. First thing I've looked foward to since getting tinnitus.
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        NHL hockey starts next month
        Sep 3, 2023
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      3. cjbhab
        cjbhab
        @kingsfan go habs. How are you liking Danault? Lol
        Sep 4, 2023
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    17. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Am I the only one who gets extreme depression from having to try and live like this?
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      3. orenge01
        orenge01
        Not at all
        Aug 6, 2023
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      4. Juliane
        Juliane
        No you are not. I don't recognize myself anymore. Never been this low. Not just low. Broken.
        Aug 15, 2023
      5. 4Grace
        4Grace
        No you are not alone.
        Aug 28, 2023
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    18. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      If people who didn't have tinnitus, would actually listen and try to understand people with T it would make life a little easier.
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Joshua Macleod exactly man my family has zero understanding. I am trying brother but it has been hard.
        Aug 5, 2023
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      4. Joshua Macleod
        Joshua Macleod
        @Ryan Scott Yeah, they so often don't apparently. No point of reference in most cases, I guess. I'm sorry to hear it, Ryan. I hope good days help make the bad ones endurable.
        Aug 7, 2023
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      5. 4Grace
        4Grace
        They think I’m just not strong enough to deal with it.
        Aug 28, 2023
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    19. SarahMLFlemmer
      SarahMLFlemmer
      How are you Ryan?
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        Here Sarah thanks for checking in. I am back at the office at work so I am actually enjoying that quite a bit. My tinnitus is pretty much the same, just been taking long walks in the afternoon to try and exhaust myself enough for sleep. Still just waiting on Dr. Shore and future researchers lol.
        Jul 21, 2023
      3. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        Good to hear that you're back at work, that's progress! I'm still taking Amitriptyline for sleep. =| But I have had quite a few "good days" again so, that's good.
        Jul 22, 2023
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      4. Juliane
        Juliane
        Hey @Ryan Scott It is very positive to hear that you enjoy being back at the office. May I ask if online meetings are part of your job? And if so, how does your T respond to wearing a headset?
        Jul 25, 2023
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    20. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Gym is 55 dBs loud I wonder if that would be a problem? Seems unsafe to workout with ear plugs.
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      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        @Ryan Scott not so much but I've been looking into it lately. All the local gyms in my area seemed a bit noisy. Especially the recreational center.
        Jul 22, 2023
      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @MeadowLane22 Yes they do unfortunately. I am pretty sure that majority of gyms these days do though.
        Jul 26, 2023
      4. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @MeadowLane22 I have not yet but am planning to try soon. I have been running and it doesn't seem to effect my t. Those tonal gyms look pretty nice.
        Jul 27, 2023
    21. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Has anyone tried taking Calm (Magnesium powder)?
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      3. MadeleineHope
        MadeleineHope
        I second magnesium glycinate - especially in powder form, where you can regulate your dose better. I also find it to be more effective than capsules for some reason (could be a brand thing though).
        Jul 15, 2023
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      4. MadeleineHope
        MadeleineHope
        I would avoid the Calm because it's got other things in it & it also has a very high amount of magnesium.
        Jul 15, 2023
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      5. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        I have the powder and take it hot like tea before bedtime onve in a while. But I prefer the calm gummies because they are quick and I just dose with my other vitamins. I quit looking for something to help with my t and just started taking them for health benefits.
        Jul 22, 2023
    22. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      Getting in my truck set the cruise on 25 and just going ride around all night. Tired of fighting it in bed.
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      2. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        Bad night here also - up until 3 AM with anxiety and high pitched squealing tinnitus over my crickets audio, and only got to sleep then after taking zolpidem, then only to wake up 4 hours later and not able to sleep more.
        Jul 1, 2023
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      3. SarahMLFlemmer
        SarahMLFlemmer
        I wish I didn't have to take meds to sleep. ;(
        Jul 2, 2023
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      4. ErikaS
        ErikaS
        Ugh, my heart breaks for you. I know you are hesitant of meds, have you tried a Benedryl, melatonin, and magnesium combo? My melatonin that dissolves in the mouth is the best kind I have ever had.
        Jul 2, 2023
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    23. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      I have never felt so lonely and in such a dark place in all of my life. Like I keep climbing struggling but somehow keep falling.
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      3. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        My dog is like another kid to me, I would feel the same way! He will always be with you. You will get through this!
        Jun 30, 2023
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      4. ErikaS
        ErikaS
        Ryan, I am SO so sorry for the loss of your pup. My pup is my world. Don’t feel you need to minimize this loss and that he was “just a dog”. This is like losing a family member. I think it is safe for you to try something like Remeron, especially with this recent loss.
        Jun 30, 2023
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      5. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @ErikaS & @Tryn2BHopeful thank you for the encouragement. I am just so heart broken and devastated. He just meant so much to me. Then I guess already being in such a dark place with tinnitus doesn't make it any better.
        Jul 1, 2023
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    24. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      2 Pac - It's a struggle everyday got to hold on. Another long sleepless night.
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        As far as sleeping with noise goes I always use crickets as background noise, there is no way possible way for me to tolerate a quiet room lol. I often use an air purifier also.
        Jun 19, 2023
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      4. ErikaS
        ErikaS
        Well I hope you can get your sleep back soon. Sleeping is a huge factor in the healing process, it’s when our brain detoxes, heals, and resets.
        Jun 19, 2023
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      5. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        I am taking Mirtazapine (remeron) at a low dose... Apparently its one of the "Safer" drugs as far as ototoxicity. It does help me sleep "better" No ill effects other than being hungry all the time thus far.
        Jun 30, 2023
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    25. Hardwell
      Hardwell
      Hope you are doing well brother, weathers really nice here and I’d love to be out on my boat with a couple of cold ones and my lines set. One day…
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      2. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Hardwell I agree man and hope hope you are starting to feel better. This is the best time of year, all my friends from high school just got back from a weekend fishing trip we take to an island every year. Hopefully one day we can all enjoy life again, I guess until then all we can do is live like a hermit and pray.
        Jun 13, 2023
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      3. Hardwell
        Hardwell
        Sorry man I completely missed this, I ironically got an email the same day I wrote this to you. To inform me my rod licence has expired which was another kick in the teeth. I’m curious with your T and not sure if I asked you before or not. Does it change or react at all? Or does it remain constant pitch and volume?
        Jun 19, 2023
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      4. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Hardwell Sorry man just seeing this. For the most part it stays a constant high pitch but does seem to get worse as the day progresses. How are you doing brother?
        Jul 12, 2023
    26. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      @cjbhab Does the sound of hitting the golf ball off the face bother your T? Does anyone else play golf?
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      3. Stayinghopeful
        Stayinghopeful
        You could even go somewhere and mark out a fake green and just use your PW/SW and practice getting it into your demarcated green? Then hit some with your 3 iron and see how that sounds/feels?
        Jun 14, 2023
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      4. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Stayinghopeful I have been going to the putting some afternoons and that has been pretty fun. Idk guess my nervous are still too bad probably just give it a little more time. I guess watching golf on TV will suffice for now lol.
        Jun 14, 2023
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      5. Stayinghopeful
        Stayinghopeful
        Definitely consider doing some chipping stuff when you feel confident and build up from there
        Jun 15, 2023
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    27. gameover
      gameover
      Hey @Ryan Scott. Since you work from home, are you able to forget about T while you concentrate on work tasks?
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      3. ErikaS
        ErikaS
        @Ryan Scott Remeron seems to be the safest antidepressant for many. I take it at a very low dose (3.75mg) as a sleep aid which does work well for that, but I am not at the mg amount that is used for depression (15-30mg). I will try Tegretol if/when I know I need a medication for mood and possibly help my morse code tones.
        Jun 12, 2023
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      4. Stayinghopeful
        Stayinghopeful
        What do you do for work Ryan?
        Jun 13, 2023
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      5. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Stayinghopeful My degree is in chemical engineering my job title is process design engineer. Basically plant designs and safety system.
        Jun 14, 2023
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    28. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      I had to get an abscess on my back lanced and drained today. Doctor prescribed me Keflex(antibiotic) anyone have experience with this on?
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      2. Eleanor89
        Eleanor89
        Hello @Ryan Scott take the medication as it may get worse, and sounds very painful.
        I’m just finishing a course of steroid and antibiotics.
        Jun 11, 2023
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @Eleanor89 It was very painful when he was cutting it open because he said the numbing anesthetic doesn't work once their is inflammation. He had to cut it 3 times I honestly almost passed out but didn't feel anything when he was draining it. Anyways tinnitus is way more torture than that was I'm going to ask my family doctor his opinion tomorrow I'm terrified of making my T worse.
        Jun 11, 2023
    29. gameover
      gameover
      Hey, @Ryan Scott. It's like 6-7 months for you. No improvements at all?
      1. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @gameover It has been 6.5 months and unfortunately no man I haven't seen any improvements, actually pretty sure the opposite to be honest. At the point this bs has pretty much sucked all the life out of me. Just got to keep praying and hoping for better days.
        Jun 8, 2023
      2. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        16 months since tinnitus went to a level that really changed my life, and there's only been some worsening since then - new tone, worse piercing sound.
        Jun 11, 2023
      3. Eleanor89
        Eleanor89
        Hello @Ryan Scott

        You will get very poorly if you don’t take your medication, and stop reading the horrific posts on what MIGHT happen….
        I have been frightened, but I do know that infections need to be dealt with quickly….
        The stress your putting yourself under, worrying over tablets is far worse for your tinnitus….
        Take care x
        Jun 11, 2023
    30. Ryan Scott
      Ryan Scott
      What a daily struggle this condition is. Come on Susan Shore or somebody.
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      2. brixenbrixen
        brixenbrixen
        I know I know I know …
        Jun 2, 2023
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Louisiana
    Occupation:
    Chemical Engineer
    Tinnitus Since:
    11/2022
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise Induced