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Shelbylynn

Member, Female, 26, from Fresno, California

Occlusion effect sux! Nov 26, 2021 at 6:04 AM

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    1. 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.
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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
    5. 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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      3. Julien87
    6. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I think I'm having a spike... Hope it's short lived
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    7. 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
    8. 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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    9. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      My tinnitus sounds like the buzz of a computer it's so annoying lately
    10. 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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    11. 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
    12. 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
    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. 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
    17. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Randomly got pusilate tinnitus in my left ear ?
    18. 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
    19. 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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    20. 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
    21. 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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    22. 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.
    23. 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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      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
      5. kuromi
        kuromi
        My tinnitus is similar to this, a staticy hiss. Thankfully it's become very low in volume. (Moderate when it first started.)
        Jun 16, 2021
    24. 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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    25. 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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    26. 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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    27. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      I got 1 out of the 3 hpv vaccines today. I hate having to worry if it’ll effect my tinnitus. :(
    28. 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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    29. 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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    30. 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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    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