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When you talk on the phone do you do anything special? I feel like my phone ear is louder? Apr 8, 2020 at 6:03 PM

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    1. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      When you talk on the phone do you do anything special? I feel like my phone ear is louder?
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      2. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        I usually talk on speaker phone or angle the phone so its not directly pressed against my ear and lower the volume.
        Apr 8, 2020 at 11:21 PM
      3. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I use the phone solely on speaker now. And on reasonable volume.
        Apr 8, 2020 at 11:28 PM
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    2. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      So stressed about Covid. I still have fluid behind my ear drum and I'm worried I'll get an ear infection again when I get sick
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      2. aot
        aot
        There's no gurantee that you'll get sick. Wash your hands, be socially distant.
        Mar 30, 2020
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      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        Hang in there!
        Mar 31, 2020
    3. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I've been doing a lot better with my tinnitus lately but for some reason feels or is louder. Hope this is temporary!
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        This is to be expected. Most likely this setback is temporary.
        Mar 30, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Bill Bauer thank you. I hope so, I at least hope I get used to it again.
        Mar 31, 2020
    4. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Scratched my ear canal like an idiot.... uhm? I guess dab some alcohol on it?
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Be careful! Alcohol is ototoxic (as is polysporin, as is hydrogen peroxide)... I guess as long as it doesn't get on the other side of your eardrum, you ought to be ok. So if you use it, make sure for it to all go into the wound, and for no drop to roll down your ear canal.
        Mar 26, 2020
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    5. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I can’t get my Eustachian tubes to open. I want the fluid from my ear infection to drain already.... it’s been a month at least
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      2. aot
        aot
        Dude, same.
        Mar 21, 2020
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    6. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I wonder what it’d be like to suddenly have my tinnitus go away..... I think I would be scared something was wrong with me...
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    7. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      With all this craziness I forgot I had tinnitus you guys
      1. DebInAustralia
        DebInAustralia
        You are safe Shelby
        Mar 17, 2020
      2. acute
        acute
        Lucky you.
        Mar 17, 2020
      3. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        Same here, goes to show if our mind is occupied by other things tinnitus doesn’t have to overwhelm us. Be safe everyone, God Bless!
        Mar 19, 2020
    8. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Randomly got pusilate tinnitus in my left ear ?
    9. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Anyone else take lisinopril? I was supposed to start but I’ve been afraid of making t worse. Now that I see HPB makes me at risk for virus
      1. DebInAustralia
        DebInAustralia
        If you have hypertension, try magnesium and coq10 instead. How does HBp put you risk for virus?
        Mar 15, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @DebInAustralia it puts me at risk for complications and death :( they say those with pre existing condition get sicker
        Mar 17, 2020
    10. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      This corona thing is wrecking my nerves. I have a headache and I can’t help but freak, certainly doesn’t help the tinnitus
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      2. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        me too. My tinnitus is not effected though, but my hyperacusis IS :/
        Mar 12, 2020
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    11. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Scared to say this because I might jinx myself, but I have gone from actively wanting to die to now being “ok.” And that is good to me.
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      2. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        :) Indeed, that is good Shelby.
        Mar 11, 2020
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      3. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        No jinx! ok is still a step forward. Good for you.
        Mar 11, 2020
      4. Julien87
        Julien87
        I am glad you are :)
        Mar 12, 2020
    12. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Anyone else get a brief t that’s like the kind we got before perm tinnitus? Suddenly 1 ear will fade to silence while the other ear rings?
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      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Exactly the same. ughhh
        Mar 11, 2020
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      4. Candy
        Candy
        Yes...same thing
        Mar 11, 2020
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      5. Orions Pain
        Orions Pain
        Yup, once every few days. Scares me each time, especially when it lasts longer than usual
        Mar 11, 2020
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    13. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Burnt my right hand baking. So yes I took the forbidden Advil!! as my hand swelled. Will try to respond to everyone with my left hand.
    14. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Can’t figure out my tinnitus sound. It makes the sound a plastic bottle soda makes when you first open the cap and some pressure is let out?
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        In the past, had it been a high pitch tone?
        Mar 7, 2020
      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Bill Bauer i can’t remember, I think it was more of a ring. I used to compare it to a piece of technology left on in a room like a computer. But now it’s shhh and sometimes my right ear has a cricketish quality.
        Mar 11, 2020
      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot i get crickets too! Sometimes.
        Mar 11, 2020
    15. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      My parents loud dogs are as any good of a reason as why I need to move out ASAP.
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    16. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      What’s your best coping mechanism?
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      3. aot
        aot
        Reading. It took awhile to start reading again with sound enrichment, but I've got the hang of it now.
        Mar 5, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot reading novels or anything? I haven’t tried novels yet. Only informative text, news, articles. Sometimes t distracts me from shows but I’m getting better at ignoring it :)
        Mar 5, 2020
      5. aot
        aot
        Anything, @Shelbylynn. My T was so bad at some point that I actually had to kinda reteach myself how to read. Started with comics, worked my way on to prose. It helped a lot. Sometimes I need noise, sometimes I don't.
        Mar 6, 2020
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    17. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hopefully the hpv shot doesn’t increase my tinnitus :( I’m scared but I still did it. Now wondering if I should finish the course
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    18. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I got 1 out of the 3 hpv vaccines today. I hate having to worry if it’ll effect my tinnitus. :(
    19. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I don’t have tinnitus in dreams. A remnant of my old perceptual experience of this life. I hear it boot up as I re-enter consciousness.
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Horrorpopz ugh I have a feeling this may eventually happen to me as time goes on because it becomes more a part of my constant life. It’s still new to me (month and half maybe). sorry to hear that.
        Mar 4, 2020
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      4. aot
        aot
        Happy to say I've never had T in dreams that weren't about T itself.
        Mar 4, 2020
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      5. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        I dream of tinnitus and hyperacusis every now and then, but only once can I recall hearing a ringing in my dreams (that sounded nothing like my own T)
        Mar 4, 2020
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    20. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I’ve been looking for work and it’s so difficult to get hired. I’m a recent graduate too. Trying to look for fairly “quieter” jobs.
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      2. Orions Pain
        Orions Pain
        I struggled with this a lot too 3 years ago. Not sure of your degree but admin can be quiet depending on the field!
        Mar 3, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Orions Pain for as neurotic as I am, I actually have a psych degree. Honestly want to get my masters/license for MFT
        Mar 4, 2020
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    21. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Anyone else have asthma? I haven’t needed my inhaler since I got tinnitus so idk how it reacts with mine. But breathing getting a little eh
      1. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        I do. I take my inhalers (salbutamol mostly) quite regularly and haven't found them to affect my ear issues.
        Mar 2, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @RishRamsey that’s good to know! I have albuterol. I don’t need it all the time just occasionally. thank you! :)
        Mar 2, 2020
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    22. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Ok so... ear/eye infection gone. Basically I have terrible allergies and fluid still stuck in ear. So just treating allergies now :)
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      2. aot
        aot
        Glad to hear it, Lynn. Is your T any better at all now that your infection is gone?
        Mar 1, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot its much better thank you! :) It’s come back down to its original volume I think. With ear infection it went from binaural to one ear tinnitus. Now it’s back to both ears. I’m still taking lots of allergy meds so not sure if they will influence it.
        Mar 2, 2020
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    23. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Goodness once all this illness passes I’ll be so happy to not have to deal with it. Feel like I’m almost there. Hope so!
      1. Horrorpopz
        Horrorpopz
        I'm a lil jealous :x
        But insanely happy for you!
        Feb 28, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Horrorpopz thank you. I hope whatever is bothering you gets better!
        Mar 1, 2020
      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Horrorpopz I still have tinnitus. I’m just not having an infection and tinnitus at the same time anymore lol
        Mar 1, 2020
    24. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Finally got rid of my ear infection!!! F I N A L L Y. Eyes feeling gritty terrified of pink eye comin back and Reinfecting ear, eye dr tom.
    25. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      went to urgent care today and nurse practitioner said ear looked ok and healed. So no new antibiotic. I’m having pain so not sure why.
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      2. James1977
        James1977
        Has your distortion improved? able to listen to music yet?
        Feb 27, 2020
      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot things much better! Only thing bugging me still is my eyes, going to get checked out tomorrow make sure no more infection. :)
        Feb 28, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @James1977 i either got more used to it or it’s improved a little! I think it’s still there a bit but not nearly as pronounced! I still have fluid behind my ear drums. As of today not infected but fluid still.
        Feb 28, 2020
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    26. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Anyone used neomycin drops for ears since tinnitus ??
      1. James1977
        James1977
        You probably know it's ototoxic. Some say it's just a risk if you have a torn ear drum. I took one dose on Jan 26 and swear I developed a new tone. I would be afraid to take it ever again.
        Feb 24, 2020
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        It's supposed to be only ototoxic if it gets through the eardrum. 1I used an ointment for ekzema on my hand 2 days prior my HF tinnitus appearing. I have like 5 other possibly causes why after my unilateral, low freq T started to resolve I developed the bilateral screaching hell, but I won't touch neomycin again unless it's something totally life threatening comes up and I don't have a choice.
        Feb 24, 2020
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    27. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      8th day of my ear infection and it’s still causing me pain, at my wits end. May go back to urgent care tomorrow. Wish this thing was gone
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I went to urgent care today and np said it look ok and healed. So very weird I have pain still?
        Feb 25, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I shall see if it clears up or comes right back after antibiotic course finished tomorrow
        Feb 25, 2020
      4. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        Are you taking pain killers? Your ear may be sore after the infection. Give it a few days. Stay away from loud noises.
        Feb 25, 2020
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    28. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Does anyone know an antibiotic besides augmentin that would help middle ear infection? I’ve been on augmentin 7/10 days. Still infected
    29. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Prescribed Flonase and Allegra. Hopefully my tubes open up so I can hear well and enjoy music again.
      1. James1977
        James1977
        I've had tinny sounds for several weeks too. I had fluid build up as recent as last Friday that muffled my hearing. Middle of the week I started taking Sudafed 12 hr and its improved a little. I take it with my Nasacort / Claritin as I'm still very very congested.
        Feb 23, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Ugh it’s this worst! Some songs just sound weird as my own voice, I figured out it’s higher frequencies. My ear infection is just hanging on to me 8th day. Sudafed helped me a lot with the fluid/pressure. Hang in there, I know I’m trying to.
        Feb 24, 2020
    30. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Continuing on same antibiotics. Apparently I have fluid trapped behind both ears so that’s probably why everything sounds tinny I’m assuming
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    California
    Tinnitus Since:
    1/2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Concert