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starrynights

Member, Female, 23, from NYC

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    1. starrynights
      starrynights
      Magnesium and melatonin have saved my life.
      1. Drachen, Gareth Davies, GBB and 4 others like this.
      2. weab00
        weab00
        what's magnesium do for you? I was taking 500 mg magnesium glycinate for a month but I never feel like supplements are doing anything & then I give up
        Dec 17, 2020
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      3. twa
        twa
        weab00 Magnesium has helped me to calm down. When I would get anxious or my heart rate was up, I'd put a teaspoon of CALM in water and drink it 1-3 times a day. Helped me tremendously. It will make you a little sleepy.
        Dec 17, 2020
    2. starrynights
      starrynights
      2021 is our year.
      1. bethadtr, Lucifer, wwtsai and 2 others like this.
      2. Lucifer
        Lucifer
        I hope this is true. Sick of playing the waiting game.
        Dec 13, 2020
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Riiiiight...

        I bet we will be remembering 2020 fondly and yearning to go back to it. (Maybe not in 2021, but certainly by 2030 or 2040.)
        Dec 14, 2020
    3. starrynights
      starrynights
      Episode #9435 of my tinnitus being weird: It was so quiet last night that I could almost hear silence.
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      2. aot
        aot
        Congrats. I had near silence about a month ago for maybe 20 minutes. No idea what caused it. Sounded like faint hiss
        Dec 13, 2020
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    4. starrynights
      starrynights
      4 months since my tinnitus spike - and I'm still wearing foam earplugs whenever I'm out. Wondering if this is doing more harm than good.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        " listening to things on my laptop in low-medium volume throughout the day. I still steer clear from blenders and vacuums for the mean time. "

        Sounds like a good plan
        Dec 14, 2020
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        "Point is, I took the advice and my ears eventually settled back after about a month or so, while not wearing earplugs every time I went out. "

        [QUOTE="Johan_L, post: 422356, member: 33823"]It can get extremely bad. I went to clubs and concerts for four years after inital onset of mild T and H, and I was fine. I got some increased T before going to bed, but that was all.

        Until one day, it wasn't.[/QUOTE]
        Dec 14, 2020
      5. starrynights
        starrynights
        Makes sense, but I was not going to clubs or excessively loud events. And definitely do not plan to now. So I can’t say I relate to this person but its unfortunate that that happened to them. @Bill Bauer
        Dec 14, 2020
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    5. starrynights
      starrynights
      Tinnitus has been a lot softer this past week. The fleeting pure tone is gone. Hoping the reactivity starts to go away as well.
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        You will end up being ok.
        Nov 26, 2020
    6. starrynights
      starrynights
      Some good news! My tinnitus has been quieter then its ever been, its quieter then how it was even prior to the second acoustic trauma.
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    7. starrynights
      starrynights
      Tinnitus is much lower today than it was yesterday, thank god. Its been 3 months since my second acoustic trauma. Just taking it day by day.
      1. tbuzz89
        tbuzz89
        Are you noticing more of these variations between high and low as time goes on?
        Nov 22, 2020
      2. starrynights
        starrynights
        Forgot to answer this but its fluctuating a lot less these days and if/when it does its not as extreme as when I first suffered my setback. It wont be dramatically louder than usual. The first 1-2 months after my setback is when it fluctuated A LOT. I think my cortisol levels were also much higher at the time so that could've also been a factor. @tbuzz89
        Dec 13, 2020
    8. starrynights
      starrynights
      Some days I tell myself that I've got this, other days feel absolutely exhausting, and like I still can't believe this is my life right now.
    9. starrynights
      starrynights
      Woke up this morning and did not experience a spike, if anything, my tinnitus is super quiet. Thank god for foam earplugs.
    10. starrynights
      starrynights
      I miss wandering the city listening to my current favorite songs on my spotify playlist...I could only dream now.
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      3. starrynights
        starrynights
        I will definitely look into this though once my ears feel less fragile and I am mentally in a better more secure place :) May take some time but I don't just want to give up on music altogether, there needs to be some sort of compromise. @kingsfan
        Nov 4, 2020
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      4. starrynights
        starrynights
        For a long time I would ask myself why these things were happening to me. I think I'm a good person, I don't cause harm or like to badmouth anyone so I don't understand why I've had to suffer so much in life, and I'm only 22..I do believe that there is a God, or something that lies way above us in a physical and spiritual sense. @weab00
        Nov 4, 2020
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      5. starrynights
        starrynights
        I really do hope some kind of treatment pulls through soon, I don't know how much longer I can cope. I want to at least habituate and have some sense of normalcy back in my life. @weab00
        Nov 4, 2020
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    11. starrynights
      starrynights
      Looking back on how I could've done things differently just makes me want to cry. I wish I could've known better.
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      2. starrynights
        starrynights
        @weab00 Basically that is how it was. No care in the world and we had no idea what kind of damage we were doing. I feel like the education system failed us in a way as well, no one ever tells you about tinnitus or hyperacusis.
        Nov 2, 2020
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      3. starrynights
        starrynights
        Before I thought the worst that could happen would be that you would just go deaf, but this only happened to veterans and people who suffered really severe noise traumas. Didn't think it was possible through ear plugs and concerts.
        Nov 2, 2020
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      4. weab00
        weab00
        Hyperacusis sure does kick your ass
        Nov 2, 2020
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Jan 9, 1998 (Age: 23)
    Location:
    NYC
    Tinnitus Since:
    Unsure but more than 2+ years.
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Listening to music too loud; concerts with no protection.