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Shelbylynn

Member, Female, 26, from Fresno, California

I’ve been taking magnesium for 3 days straight. I borrowed some NAC from my brother but I’m a little apprehensive to try it lol Jan 17, 2022 at 5:02 AM

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    1. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      How long do your spikes last? Hoping mine resolves :(
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        After the MRI, mine was spiking for about or a bit more than a week, but sometimes it can take months to subside. :(
        Apr 30, 2020
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      3. Flyingsheep
        Flyingsheep
        Around a week, just keep telling yourself it WILL return to baseline.
        May 1, 2020
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      4. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        @Shelby, Yes, turns out I've got some kind of autoimmune issue, where my body attacks itself and turns out my hearing in my left ear was attacked. First time was in 2015, Second time was December of 2019. That's when my ENT discovered the issue. Really sucks because I'd adapted to it the first time and then I had this damn spike.
        May 2, 2020
    2. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Do any of you read? I have a harder time concentrating, thinking about playing fan or rain noises in background to help
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      2. aot
        aot
        Reading was tough when my T worsened, but I made it work again. Sound enrichment works well. I actually spent a fortune in milkshakes because every other day I would vist a local ice cream place, and sit on the bench outside and read while my T was masked by night traffic and people walking about. Now I use a mixture of rain sounds and crickets when I need it.
        Apr 30, 2020
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      3. aot
        aot
        If you find prose difficult, try reading comics. That's what I did. The illustrations made it easier to concentrate, and I worked my way back to prose slowly.
        Apr 30, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Thanks @Steph1710 ! I will look it up and try that. I'm fine reading forums/messages/texts/news. It's more technical and complex reading that has a lot of conceptual stuff I struggle with. Which is my favorite reading! Lol
        Apr 30, 2020
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    3. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      The worst thing about tinnitus for me is that it's constantly aggravating my anxiety. Accidents keep happpening, I can't prevent a spike
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Do you know what caused your tinnitus? Was it caused by headphones or other forms of noise exposure?
        Apr 30, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Apr 30, 2020
      4. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Apr 30, 2020
    4. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Pinged a mug on the microwave glass platter. The loudest PIIING. Ugh the sound of glass on glass KILLS me
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Oh yeah same! Gives me a sharp pain down the ear canal:(
        Apr 30, 2020
    5. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I swear from the evening to the morning someone turns the volume of my t up. And in the afternoon I'm fine
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      2. aot
        aot
        Does your T sound changes in the morning? Some mornings it sounds like I'm in a spaceship.
        Apr 29, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @aot my sound is generally the same and consistent it's either the actual volume or my perception of it
        Apr 30, 2020
    6. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Ugh I just shouted a family member for their stupidity for a bit, I don't normally lose my temper. And when I do shout I regret it bc my t.
    7. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      don’t take either is an option.
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I ended up avoiding the vicodan but I was in pain
        Apr 30, 2020
    8. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I know hydrocodone&ibuprofen are both Ototoxic but those were the pain meds I was given. Any 1 worse than the other? I've been on ibuprofen
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      2. aot
        aot
        I don't think ibuprofen is especially damaging, unless taken in high doses.
        Apr 28, 2020
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      3. Tweedleman
        Tweedleman
        not sure but ibuprofen is an NSAID and I've encountered alot more warnings of their ototoxicity than opioids online. I'd take the hydrocodone, probably better at killing pain and at least it'll feel good. But I'm a bit of a junkie so don't mind me lol
        Apr 28, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I’ve been using ibuprofen and haven’t noticed a different in my T. X
        Apr 28, 2020
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    9. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I wish I never did the surgery but was told I could run into problems in the future :( I kept putting it off
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      2. Labyrinthine
        Labyrinthine
        Look at it positively. You got all four wisdom teeth out and you won't have to do it in the future. I still have three to go and with extreme H that will not be possible for years! I wish I had them all removed. You'll be OK :)
        Apr 27, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Labyrinthine youre right! I'm going to do my best to avoid dental work from now on though! Thank you! :)
        Apr 30, 2020
    10. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Terrified of a delayed spike from my surgery... feel like I'm counting down the days :(
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Julien87 I developed t in Jan so I haven't gotten completely familiar with my version of it yet
        Apr 28, 2020
      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @ASilverLight Thank you! I'm trying to remind myself that if it spikes it may just be temporary
        Apr 28, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
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    11. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      In your experience are spikes gradual or sudden in terms of volume?
      1. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        For me, sudden.
        Apr 26, 2020
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      2. aot
        aot
        Sudden.
        Apr 26, 2020
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    12. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Coming out of anesthesia was the most quiet hour and a half I've had since getting tinnitus
    13. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Sometimes I can't tell if hyper vigilant. I mainly cope by distraction but sometimes my t just makes me stop and go holy crap that's loud
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    14. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Full 24 hours from surgery. Can't tell maybe slight spike?? Bearable. Hoping it stays ok and no crazy delayed spike
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    15. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hoping everything remains ok or goes back to a relative base level
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    16. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hi everyone I got all four wisdom teeth out today. So far no tinnitus spike everything is same or quiet. They had to use drill for bottoms
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    17. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Emergency wisdom tooth extraction. Ugh. Pray for no spikes
    18. Daniel Lion
      Daniel Lion
      It was fine for me...I think you’ll be fine as well. It’s not noisy at all
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    19. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I think I'm going to have to get my wisdom teeth pulled! Has anyone tinnitus been ok with that?
      1. Labyrinthine
        Labyrinthine
        I was fine. If you're unlucky, they have to break the tooth into smaller bits and pull them out separately (all under local anesthesia ofc). I asked the surgeon to take frequent breaks due to T as the drilling is quite loud.
        Apr 24, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Labyrinthine apparently I have bony impaction on the bottom so I'm worried about the use of drill.... thinking of just having the one bothering me taken out for now. And do bottoms later? Not sure what to do besides wear ear plugs
        Apr 24, 2020
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Labyrinthine i got all 4 taken out at once and was put under so not sure how much drill was used. The nurse said probably only two needed drill
        Apr 25, 2020
    20. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I mean how long til You know you're in the clear of a spike after being around loud noise?
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Bill Bauer is there a a way to tell I'm having a spike or just being hyper vigilant?
        Apr 23, 2020
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        When you have a T spike you KNOW that you are having one. If you aren't sure, then you are either not having one, or it is minor and you don't need to worry about it as it is even more likely to be temporary.
        Apr 23, 2020
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      4. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Bill Bauer i had to have wisdom teeth removal so I'm terrified :( we'll see fingers crossed
        Apr 25, 2020
    21. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      How long does a spike take to set in? My parents dogs were barking so loudly and I thought someone was breaking in so I stayed.
    22. Aaaron8
      Aaaron8
      was it the neomycin that worked for you?
      1. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        Don't take neomycin. Aminoglycosides are proven to be ototoxic.
        Apr 22, 2020
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      2. Christopher805
        Christopher805
        Agree with Kritszti. Don't take neomycin. It is what gave me tinnitus and hyperacusis. Totally turned my life upside down.
        Apr 23, 2020
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    23. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Tinnitus sucks. Hard to create music with it. Hard to play guitar/sing. Hard to sleep. Hard to think sometimes too.
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    24. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Can one ear spike louder than the other unprompted? I can't figure out why my right ear is louder today
      1. john paul
        john paul
        yes totally normal. I always have one bad side and one ok side, it alternates every day pretty much.
        Apr 26, 2020
    25. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Does anyone know how covid has been effecting those with tinnitus??
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      2. aot
        aot
        I think @Ed209 said that it made his spike, but went back to baseline after recovery.
        Apr 20, 2020
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    26. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I think I'm having a spike... Hope it's short lived
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    27. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Can a non ottoxoic drug cause a spike? I think benedryl May be spiking my t? I didn't take and it went town. Took last night and loud again
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Yes, unfortunately it does happen. Check out
        https://www.tinnitustalk.com/search/4130271/?q=benedryl&o=relevance
        It looks like there are many posts about it, so if I were you, I would try to find something to replace it with and never take it again. Before you take the other drug, search this site to see whether there are any horror stories about it.
        Apr 14, 2020
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      2. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        @Bill Bauer i have really bad allergies so I usually take zryctec lot lotradine And I don't have any problems with it
        Apr 15, 2020
    28. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Annoyed that I was doing so good now I'm back to being annoyed/bothered :(
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      2. aot
        aot
        I'm having trouble too, Shelby. I hope we both get back on track.
        Apr 9, 2020
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    29. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      My tinnitus sounds like the buzz of a computer it's so annoying lately
    30. 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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      3. New Guy
        New Guy
        Same here, speaker only, lower the volume as much as possible and hold the phone in front of my face, not next to my ear, in case it gets loud.
        Apr 9, 2020
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      4. Julien87
        Julien87
        I use an external speaker for long calls. I find the noise of my phone built-in speaker a bit aggressive to my ears.
        Apr 9, 2020
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      5. SugarMagnolia
        SugarMagnolia
        I also use speaker phone only. I actually got my T from a phone, so I no longer press noise-creating devices against my ears.
        Apr 10, 2020
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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