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Shelbylynn

Member, Female, 27, from Fresno, California

Hi I have a cold but I'm ok. I wanted to say hi also zoloft has helped me so much. My tinnitus doesn't bother me anymore. yay. Jan 6, 2023

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    1. pez
      pez
      So happy for you mate.
      I’ve got this T since last October

      I read yours was also like mine where its reactive to external sound as it happens.
      I’ve also got kinda like 3 tones
      Ones a ring ones a hiss and there other is chirps
      Iam hoping the reactive side calms down and I can live with what’s left
      In a dark place atm with this.
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    2. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hi I have a cold but I'm ok. I wanted to say hi also zoloft has helped me so much. My tinnitus doesn't bother me anymore. yay.
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @AnthonyMcDonald Thank you for looking out for me :) luckily they haven't had this effect on me but they do treat my mental illness well! The tinnitus not bothering me is just a nice side effect for me.
        Jan 13, 2023
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Joe Cuber Hi! Long time no see! Yes it's working much better than I could have ever imagined. I'm honestly kicking myself for not tying it sooner. :))) Thanks for all your help and assurance that helped lead me here.
        Jan 13, 2023
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      4. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        You bet @Shelbylynn It's one of those personal gambles we take, glad it worked out for the better for you. I took the same chance when I was desperately spiraling. Has your perspective of your T changed at all?
        Jan 13, 2023
    3. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Ugh some truck across the street had a semi truck horn and blasted it twice while I was handing out candy for Halloween D: ugh
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        Get some filtered earplugs to wear outside
        Nov 1, 2022
      4. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Filtered ear plugs definitely take the edge off any potential or unexpected loud noises.
        Nov 1, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @kingsfan I am fine but I really hate that guy Lol. Also love your icon pic .
        Jan 13, 2023
    4. makeyourownluck
      makeyourownluck
      Hey @Shelbylynn, how are you getting on with the Zoloft?
      1. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Hello! Thanks for checking up on me that’s really sweet of you. I’m doing very well! It has been SO HELPFUL. My anxiety has reduced so much like 70%. (Prob part of why I’ve been MIA) Has not effected my t. (YAY) I feel so much better. I’m going to increase to 75mg from 50
        Oct 22, 2022
      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I will let you all know how that goes. Hopefully better and doesn’t effect t. So far hasn’t. None of my daily meds have (lisinopril) (allergy meds)
        Oct 22, 2022
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      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Glad to hear your getting on well with your meds. Your mental wellbeing can certainly make or break you with this condition. Cheers!
        Oct 24, 2022
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    5. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I got the Covid booster so I’ll let you all know how that goes. The last 3 I did didn’t change my t
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Didn’t change it
        Oct 24, 2022
    6. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hmmm can’t tell if my t is louder cause it’s night and quiet or cause it’s actually louder, only right ear…. Annoying. So far it’s been good
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      2. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        It's so subjective huh. The Back to Silence method suggests focusing on your feeling instead. Like right now, I'm pretty damned annoyed lol
        Sep 24, 2022
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    7. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I'm dogsitting for a friend. A puppy. I haven't even had time to think about my ssris or the t. It's just been "DROP THAT!" this week
      1. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Lol. Love It!
        Sep 18, 2022
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      2. SmallRonnie
        SmallRonnie
        I've been minding a kitten recently and it's a really nice distraction from problems. Might just keep it!
        Sep 18, 2022
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    8. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Took my first Zoloft/sertaline tablet. Dr prescribed one a day 50 mg.
      1. CRGC
        CRGC
        Hope it works out well for you!
        Sep 13, 2022
      2. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        Big step, fingers crossed!
        Sep 14, 2022
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    9. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Today is antidepressant apt. I don't know whether to go for zoloft or lexapro or let the dr figure which is best, I'm sure he'l have opinion
      1. makeyourownluck
        makeyourownluck
        Hope it goes well.
        Sep 12, 2022
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        Shelbylynn
        Sep 14, 2022
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    10. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I'm mad at t today cause my fav band announced a 25 year album anniversary tour. I have a friend that I can visit in LA too. Damn you t!
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @kingsfan like idk how stable/unstable healthy/unhealthy my t is with that level of noise even though I absolutely have fam who have t who don't do any caution with their hearing. I just can't really risk it considering this is how I got t. However I NEVER used hearing protection... but like I said no way. I wish it was an outdoor thing with room. Even that would be better.
        Sep 8, 2022
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Yea none of those venues are very large. They are larger than an average club show though, but those speaker stacks are pretty scary. The ticket price is also scary - lowest I see is $155 for GA, $200 for Mezzanine.
        Sep 8, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Sep 16, 2022
    11. diegooo
      diegooo
      Hey! Saw your post in the introduce yourself forum. The cause of my tinnitus is similar to yours and I was wondering how your ears have recovered after two years. I had somewhat of a setback yesterday (loud house party) and my tinnitus spiked.
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      3. diegooo
        diegooo
        @Shelbylynn Honestly not doing too bad right now. I can't tell if it is back to baseline. I did not wear plugs to the party but I spent most of the time outside (according to my Apple Watch it was averaging out outside to like 83 decibels). I came into the house for a bit, noticed how it was a bit too loud, and left after like 8 minutes. ...
        Sep 9, 2022
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      4. diegooo
        diegooo
        ... I checked my watch data and at one point it apparently peaked at 104 decibels. It was mostly in the mid 90s range though. I'm scared this caused some damage but I can't really do much atm. I kinda want to avoid parties/drinking because I tend to lose my fear of tinnitus when I am tipsy. Idk if you can relate to that lol
        Sep 9, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @diegooo Well that's good, you're likely alright then. Yeah I can definitely understand. I kind of avoided parties for a while because it tends to be loud but for ones I made it and just use the bathroom for breaks or step away at times.
        Sep 16, 2022
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    12. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      My new method of dealing with sudden noise incidents is pretend it didn't happen and only worry if something changes with my t or ears.
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Lurius It's been helping me mentally a lot! I feel a lot more relaxed and happy. It get fleeting moments of feeling the way I did pre t. Free. Sort of peaceful. I think it's essentially just being free of anxiety of a worsening or the obsession with it.
        Sep 7, 2022
      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Strawberryblonde That's great. I try to do this as well, sometimes successfully other times not so much.
        Sep 7, 2022
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      5. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        @Shelbylynn same here, especially when I get a spike from god knows were.
        Sep 7, 2022
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    13. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      My antidepressant consultation appt is on the 12th. I’m getting NERVOUS (lol but what’s new I have anxiety disorder). I really hope it helps
      1. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        As my chiropractor likes to say, "You Got This!"
        Aug 29, 2022
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        Shelbylynn
        Sep 5, 2022
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        Sep 5, 2022
    14. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      NAC is a good friend to me even if it's some placebo effect I feel like it helps.
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      2. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        I'm taking it, not sure what it's doing, but I hear it has a number of benefits
        Aug 11, 2022
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      3. in_LA
        in_LA
        Been taking some as well as B12, honestly at least they'll protect you from further damage in the future. And I've noticed my ears feel more stable.
        Aug 24, 2022
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @in_LA Maybe I should start with some B12 as well.
        Sep 4, 2022
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    15. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Is there like some form of acceptable live music with t? I know live music was my triggering event but life is so colorless without it.
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      3. in_LA
        in_LA
        I have palinacousis and I'm supposed to see Canons in September over here in LA, and my gf is unwilling to accept that I may not be able to go. My issue has turned my life upside down, music is my life, and having to hear it at below average volume saddens me. Colorless is completely accurate.
        Aug 24, 2022
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @in_LA Hey, music is a huge passion of mine so I completely understand. It's a devastating blow. Your feelings are completely warranted.
        Sep 4, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @in_LA I feel like I'm still in a tailspin and confused about how to proceed from here and I got two 2 years ago. IDk, if it feels like an identity shock. I hope we can both find ways to let music back in our lives safely.
        Sep 4, 2022
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    16. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Not even the 4th yet and I’m hearing explosions everywhere. That means 2 more days of this? Hooray
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        You'll be alright @Shelbylynn.

        Just make sure you're always wearing hearing protection outdoors, and always have ear defenders nearby you when you're at home.
        Jul 3, 2022
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I've been ok, surprisingly more quiet than last year so far. I live in a more secluded area that is farther from other houses (not much but better) so It's a LOT better and reduced volume due to that. The illegal ones aren't being set off right next door like last year.
        Jul 4, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Definitely gotta be weary once the sun goes down cause that's when people set them off! I haven't been outdoors in the evening in a few days because of it though.
        Jul 4, 2022
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    17. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Tinnitus at its worse when trying to sleep. I can never tell if it’s louder or I’m just tired. I’ve had a loud week so it’s a bit amped
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @El BUZZ Mine too. If I sleep in it makes it a lot more tame, if I don't get sleep or get really tired it seems louder. could be perception but it does affect it for me.
        Jun 27, 2022
      4. Robster
        Robster
        Lack of sleep definitely makes mine louder the next day. Mine also gets louder as the day goes on, so is at it's loudest when I go to bed.
        Jul 2, 2022
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      5. in_LA
        in_LA
        I believe in brain plasticity, hopefully in 6 more months your T will be softer, definitely do whatever you can to keep yourself at a baseline, suplements may help you. Mine has gotten softer over time, I always took ginko and magnesium, and helped keep it at a baseline.
        Aug 24, 2022
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    18. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I was wearing silicone ear plugs while driving on freeway and went over a 2-3 min patch of bad road, is the occlusion effect damaging?
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I don't think it's anything to worry about as long as it wasn't for hours at a time.
        Jun 15, 2022
      4. Lurius
        Lurius
        Shelby, you need to not worry so much about whatever comes your way. Anxiety and constant worry will probably do way more damage than every little sound. I say this with the best intention. Obviously don't go to a metal concert unprotected but try to lower your shoulders and worry less. If something is insanely loud you can take measure, but every small thing is not worth fussing over. Hope you have a nice day.
        Jun 15, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Thanks everyone for chiming in :) I don’t typically wear plugs driving anyways even though my cabin is fairly noisy online cause I don’t drive long enough to warrant it
        Jun 16, 2022
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    19. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I finally realized a way I can describe this sound I occasionally get. It's like a lighter flick.
    20. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      How loud does clogged sensation last from noise trauma?
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Shelbylynn yeah it’s crazy. I’m starting to notice ear trauma can cause pain just around anywhere in the head, neck, jaw etc. I get pain near my temple and jaw/ear area. I think you’re at a point where you just need to play it cool and don’t blast your ears lol. Heed the warning
        Jun 12, 2022
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Wrfortiscue trust me me too !! I really can’t be around anymore blasts
        Jun 12, 2022
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      5. in_LA
        in_LA
        Mine took 2 months, I would have good days, bad days. Have you gotten a hearing test yet?
        Aug 24, 2022
    21. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      What really sucks is I had noticeable decrease in volume/sounds last night. I felt like I lost a ring and it was only hissing.
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Oh my god another Burgular alarm Went off by me this morning and I walked right next to the box. If my t survives this then I will truly believe I have stable t
        Jun 11, 2022
    22. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I think I’m spiking slightly for the first time but we will see how it goes. I took NAC and magnesium. Gotta just ride this out :/
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      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        Stay Active. Breathe Deep... Remind T who is in charge. Take a bath... meditate... I think I'm recovering from my first real spike. We have the tools. Best of luck!
        Jun 11, 2022
      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Hang in there. Try and distract the mind you’ll get better <3
        Jun 11, 2022
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    23. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I must have the worst luck in the world. Was at a taco place for lunch and their burglar alarm went off for like 4-5 seconds WHY ME.
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        You’ll be ok. I think we all have bad luck. Dropped like 3 pans in 3 days, stubbed my toes on metal bins twice, dropped my sons metal water bottle all unprotected
        Jun 11, 2022
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    24. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Wanted to update on my t journey: went to a louder party for about 2 1/2 hours Sat. I used foam plugs. No spike! Gives me some hope. :)
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      2. DimLeb
        DimLeb
        That's great! Did you communicate with others well enough? Or did you have to remove them to speak and stuff?
        Jun 9, 2022
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @DimLeb I could communicate! At first I used some attenuated ones when the music was quiter so I could definitely hear people then, and then I switched to foam. But I could still hear since people were talking louder since there was music. It's kind of ironic but I have "good" hearing, I can hear speech decently well.
        Jun 10, 2022
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    25. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Now why the hell did this attachment make the vaccum 100 db?! I didn’t even know for 5 min. Thank science for peltors I guess?
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @kingsfan Oof lesson learned. I was trying to get under my bed. I wouldn't be so thorough if it wasn't my dust allergy. Next time i'll just swivel it the best I can underneath w/o attachment. And double protect. Luckily i'm finding my ears aren't reactive or spike if i use protection while vacuuming and do it quickly/breaks. sorry though, IT's definitely LOUD.
        Jun 9, 2022
      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @kingsfan, “I need to vacuum the crevices of my couch” - that made me laugh. Sounds funny. XD
        Jun 10, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Steph1710 gotta get all those mcdonalds french fries out.
        Jun 10, 2022
    26. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I took really good care of my ears for two years and the sound is relatively the same. I never had pain. This is as good as it gets for me.
    27. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I feel like a very cautious armchair scientist experimenting with my t in whatever safe way possible and introducing diff noise scenarios.
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    28. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Uber loud alarm went off again but this time I had peltors on so thank goodness for that. They really can block noise.
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      2. ZFire
        ZFire
        You deserve a Tinnitus Medal of Honor for readiness and preparedness!
        May 31, 2022
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    29. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I’m gonna volunteer for a local county office for experience and I am really hoping they don’t have me on the phone too much
      1. Rockman
        Rockman
        Ya phones are a biggie
        May 24, 2022
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Rockman Hmm, well Luckily I think it's mostly scheduling appts if that so there should be breaks in between, I'll definitely have to see.
        May 26, 2022
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    30. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Tried to go to a picnic thing but turned around asap because the music was pretty loud from a distance. I hate the isolation!!
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    May 6, 1995 (Age: 27)
    Location:
    Fresno, California
    Occupation:
    Vintage clothing dealer
    Tinnitus Since:
    1/2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Concert/lifelong music abuse
    :cyclops:Why hello there, and welcome....
    To the house of cicadas that never shut up and to the Television set to static which resides in my head and never turns off.
    I'm writing this "about me" in a moment of sustained anxiety and over whether I'll spike so that should already tell you a lot about the struggles of tinnitus and me. Sometimes it's hard to tell who is more important in this equation the t or me?
    I hope it is me.
    26 years old and as of June 8 at 1am (the time I am writing this to you dear reader) my tinnitus is moderate. Subject to change. Indefinitely.
    I hope that in some ways we can foster a sense of community here and in the least have a support group for a symptom that many don't understand just how debilitating and isolating and it can be.
    I wasn't always this scared or this doom and gloom, in fact here is a real life pic of me before getting tinnitus ->:rockingbanana:. Yep. That idiotic going to concerts, clubs, you name it. If it was loud- I was there. Never wearing or knowing how important war protection is. Young and reckless and thinking tinnitus was for older people.
    If you ever need me shoot me a message I will try to respond in a timely manner. I may forget that I opened it though and will respond months later when it's no longer any use to you. But I will try! :p