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Shelbylynn

Member, Female, 26, from Fresno, California

I was roller skating indoors and dropped a wall remote for the fan yeah It crashed vertically and made noise for a plastic thingmay try NAC Jan 22, 2022 at 2:26 AM

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    1. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I'm very grateful to everyone on this forum who have made this transition in my life much easier. Sincerely. I was so panicked. Now I cope.
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      2. aot
        aot
        So happy for you!
        Jan 20, 2021
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot thank you! Of course it's an ongoing process and it's not something that can be definitive. Hope I continue on this way though and others can too
        Feb 1, 2021
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    2. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Someone made a lot rip with their car modification. I think sound mods for cars have to be the most annoying thing. It's actually painful.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        The noise used to really make me cross even before I had T and H. There's no bloody need for them to be so loud!
        Jan 10, 2021
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Lucifer i wouldn't be surprised if they were where I live in California. But possibly not enforced
        Jan 20, 2021
      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Steph1710 yes me too! Now when I hear them from even far away I duck and cover lol
        Jan 20, 2021
    3. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I took excederine for a headache. T seems louder than usual but I'll just distract myself as much as possible. Been ok lately. Used to it
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    4. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I dried my roots a little with a blow dryer. Will report back. It averages 70 dB. Is there a way to dry waist length hair in the winter lol
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I have lots of hair, around waist length as well. I blow dry my hair in muffs after trying to dry them thoroughly with towels. #highlife
        Dec 9, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Jan 20, 2021
    5. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I can't lie, I miss headphones. Currently walking a few miles and can't help but think a podcast or audiobook would have made this better
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I had the same thought yesterday.
        Oct 19, 2020
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      4. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I miss em too. Cycling to work without music isn't the same.
        Oct 19, 2020
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot you're a brave one! My version of that is doing it on a night drive.
        Jan 20, 2021
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    6. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      syringing ears make t worse? I lightly syringed my ear because I have a random, what I believe is a nail polish chip by my ear drum. Yikes
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Yes, syringing can cause a permanent spike.
        Sep 29, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Bill Bauer yikes. Need to figure out a way to get this thing out or else I'll live with a paint chip in my ear lol. No spike thankfully.
        Oct 8, 2020
      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @all to gain ty. I avoid messing with my ears as much as possible now. I sleep with socks on my hands because I involuntarily scratch my ears when I'm asleep :(
        Oct 8, 2020
    7. LilSass
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Thank you Sarah this definitely does help!
        Aug 22, 2020
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      3. LilSass
        LilSass
        How r u doing these days? I'm 9 mos now with no real improvement. I do get quiet days sometimes. This is hard.
        Aug 22, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @LilSass I've been doing a lot better with coping with it. The t doesn't change as much as my feelings on it do. Unless I get sick etc. it's so hard. Harder than people unlike us know.
        Oct 8, 2020
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    8. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I think I'm gonna be brave and take my blood pressure Meds (lisinopril). So many meds are ototoxic and I can't put my health off any more.
      1. Julien87
        Julien87
        It's probably best, yes. And some drugs are labelled ototoxic even when the risk of ototoxicity is extremely low.
        Aug 13, 2020
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        Julien87
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Aug 22, 2020
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    9. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I have a fear of getting covid and my t getting Worse more than just being afraid of covid. That's kinda twisted isn't it.
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      2. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        Same though
        Aug 7, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Aug 22, 2020
      4. Mathew Gould
        Mathew Gould
        I got my rosacea from covid (dec 2020) I think.. Yeah I'm not sure if I should get the vaccine now or not.
        Jun 13, 2021
    10. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Really hope this doesn't get worse from being exposed to two loud alarms in a week
      1. WillBeNimble
        WillBeNimble
        Aug 5, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Aug 7, 2020
    11. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      And it went off. I jump up too get my muffs but they're hard to do put on fast as their shooting ones. I took magnesium.
    12. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I have to have the fire alarms in my new house disabled or at least one taken out of my bedroom. Today is the second day someone cooked 1/2
    13. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hope everyone is doing well or coping well. How is everyone? I'm doing okay. Tinnitus could be quieter but I try to think glass half full.
    14. LilSass
      LilSass
      Hi Shebylynn! Has your t gotten better since the onset? Mine is the same at 8 months.
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I occasionally have my days where I feel "wow it's a lot quieter today" and some days I feel "geez it's so annoying". So a bit here and there. Regardless I just try to keep coping as best as I can. Hoping for some quiet days in the future for us both!
        Jul 23, 2020
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      3. LilSass
        LilSass
        Thanks Shelbylynn! I have quiet days as well and make the most of them. Sometimes it's hard because then the next day will be louder - I almost get fooled into feeling it will go away. Yes, I hope so too! :)
        Jul 23, 2020
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    15. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Where ear protection if you're going outside!
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      2. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        Over protection can also be a problem causing T to get temporarily worse as well as making some people develop H. I agree we should protect our ears but everyone needs to find a comfortable level for them without making things worse.
        Jul 5, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Jack Straw i should have specified because of the fireworks for United States Independence Day stuff :)
        Jul 23, 2020
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    16. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Was walking outside and neighbor set off big illegal firework. So far no difference in t. Hope it stays this way, really nervous
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Crossing my fingers you're okay Shelby. <3 my sister shouted really loudly next to my ear just now. :( hoping I don't get a spike too.
        Jul 5, 2020
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    17. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hope all is well with my fellow tinnitus friends here. I'm doing about the same. Managing. As long as I stay distracted I'm ok.
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    18. jordan chis
      jordan chis
      How are you doing now?
    19. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I was walking in my front yard for some exercise and someone used their car horn to catcall me. Instant panic. :( why do people do this
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      3. aot
        aot
        Ugh, people suck. So sorry to hear about this.
        Jun 12, 2020
      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I'm okay so far, I'm getting better at just taking these things in stride!
        Jun 13, 2020
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      5. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        That's still a thing with guys? Idiots!
        Jun 15, 2020
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    20. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Meanwhile I took a ride in an old car forgetting the doors are metal and heavy and when I closed it, not a pretty noise.. paying the price
    21. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Do any of you have t that doesn't get worse with loud noises? My step dad and brother both don't do ANYTHING to protect Yet t not worse?
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      2. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        My T is pretty constant all the time. It basically just depends how I'm feeling for the day. The more tired I am the worse it is. Loud places don't affect me too much but can get annoying. What a life! Gotta just keep on keeping on.
        May 26, 2020
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      3. LilSass
        LilSass
        Mine is intermittent, one day off, one day off (more recently 2-3 days off, meaning barely noticeable), but nothing seems to spike it. Whatever it is after I wake up it's like that for the rest of the day
        May 26, 2020
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      4. LilSass
        LilSass
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    22. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I pulled my neck muscle being an idiot, what's your favorite pain relief as a person with tinnitus?
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot it didn't thankfully!
        May 15, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        May 15, 2020
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      5. LilSass
        LilSass
        Hi @Shelbylynn! I use Robaxin (methocarbamol). It's an OTC muscle relaxer in Canada - no listed ototoxic effects. Maybe there's something similar in U.S.?
        May 23, 2020
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    23. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      So there's a million things that make tinnitus worse and nothing that makes it better? Perfect.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Avoiding noises sometimes promotes healing...
        May 11, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        It's so unbelievably shit, isn't it. Can't do this. Can't do that...
        May 11, 2020
    24. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Does anyone else find themselves waking up multiple times a night? I feel like mine is t related because I never had this problem before ?
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Steph1710 i didn't have any trouble sleeping after a month... until mine got a little worse in recent month. Unfortunately I've always had weird dreams but I heard people are getting weirder dreams from stress from pandemic
        May 7, 2020
      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Orions Pain me as well! I use to sleep a solid 9-10 hours... now I can barely get 6 before I'm tired of making myself fall back to sleep
        May 7, 2020
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      5. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        It's pretty common to have sleep issues. I wasn't sleeping for months and still wake up 2-4 times a night. I used to sleep 8 hours straight...
        May 7, 2020
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    25. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Woke up today and only my right ear is spiked? The only thing I can think of is maybe being on the phone yesterday? I try to keep it away
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Honestly the phone is the worst for me. That and the stupid people who keep slamming the doors in my house! Urgh! So many things we have to worry about now. Glad you had a good birthday though. Did you go/do anything nice? :)
        May 7, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Steph1710 thank you! I honestly just ordered in sushi and had dessert/spent time with family :)
        May 10, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sound pretty perfect to me. Glad you had fun :)
        May 10, 2020
    26. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Had a wonderful birthday, barely thought about t
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      2. aot
        aot
        Happy Birthday!
        May 7, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        May 7, 2020
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        Shelbylynn
        May 7, 2020
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    27. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Dropped a glass of sesame seed oil on tiled floor didn't shatter. But made Loud noise. Sometimes I feel like I can't win.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        This kind of a thing happens to everyone. Every person who got better had experienced multiple incidences like that. Goes without saying that to the extent that you can it makes sense to avoid those incidents. But there is no reason to worry too much about the accidents that do end up taking place.
        May 5, 2020
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    28. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I could kick myself for my own clumsiness these days. Any drop of anything upsets me.
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    29. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Is there hope for me that my tinnitus will settle down again in volume?
      1. Auron
        Auron
        Yes.People report spike's ranging from days to months to settle.There is always hope.
        May 2, 2020
      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If it doesn't start fading after 4-6 weeks, then there would be a reason to worry. For now it is reasonable to assume that eventually you will end up being ok.
        May 2, 2020
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    30. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Back to beginning t days for me where I slept with sound enrichment. Maybe I'll be able to sleep with out it again sometime soon.
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    May 6, 1995 (Age: 26)
    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