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Steph1710

Member, Female, from England

I start my new job next week. That means I can finally donate to TT monthly. I've wanted to for so long. :) I owe my sanity to this site. Jan 12, 2021

    1. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      I start my new job next week. That means I can finally donate to TT monthly. I've wanted to for so long. :) I owe my sanity to this site.
    2. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Our battle is not lost. Thank all of you on TT for your fantastic support when I developed T last year. I am truly grateful. <3
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    3. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Happy NY everyone. I know it's hard to imagine ever having a great year with T/H/VS, & other horrid symptoms - but we've survived so far.
      1. Drachen, Lucifer, asey20 and 5 others like this.
    4. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Found out a close friend has super intrusive T! Said he can't hear people because of it. He has never mentioned it before I told him of mine
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        He said he tries not think about it otherwise it really gets on his nerves. I hate knowing my friends suffer, but at the same time, I'm so glad they understand what I'm going through. This condition is so much easier when people can relate.
        Dec 16, 2020
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    5. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Got a new job :) Very different from my last, but equally as cool.
    6. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Had a dentist app today. I asked for a manual clean instead of the ultra sonic clean. She was more than happy to do a manual clean for me.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        She was actually incredibly sympathetic about T. She said her Nan suffered terribly with T. She said she will always do a manual clean if people ask, because she would never want to make anyone's symptoms worse... What a wonderful lady. <3 If only others without T could have her attitude. It would make our world easier.
        Dec 8, 2020
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    7. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      I will give it a year, then I'll write an honest post about my T journey - the ups and downs. What helps, what doesn't etc.
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    8. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      I'm not sure how long it's been, maybe a few weeks, but my right ear no longer has T.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        My T originally started in my left ear then spread to the right. Hopefully it will fully fade in the left, but I doubt it. Left was always the louder of the two.
        Nov 2, 2020
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    9. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Probably too much info, but I've just had my first period in over two years, and suddenly my T is 99% gone. What has happened!? Hormones?
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I still protect my ears whilst driving and in noisy environments, but apart from that, my life is 95% back to normal. Some nights I still put on sound enrichment, but not very often. I realise that I'm very, very lucky. I'm not mourning the past as much as I used to, and I even go an hour or so some days without thinking about my T. Habituation hasn't quite kicked in yet, though I still hold hope that it will.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Anyway @Kriszti, how are you doing/feeling these days? X
        Oct 21, 2020
      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Kriszti I still can't comment on your post :-/ I've actually been under a special gynecologist for eight years. I have just come off menopause injections for the first time in two years. You're supposed to have a break from them.
        Oct 22, 2020
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    10. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      last night in bed I experienced T so low it wasn't even audible in a silent room. Absolute bliss. First time that's happened since having T
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    11. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Since developing T, my ability to concentrate and write seems to have gone down hill. Anyone else experienced this?
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @ASilverLight I'm glad it's not just me. My ability to write essays quickly, seems to have gone. I'm really struggling with word structure. I managed to take and pass my exams though, and that was when I first developed T. Such an awful debilitating condition.
        Oct 1, 2020
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    12. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      First head cold since developing T. Let's see how this one plays out. :-/
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        T has increased slightly, but not to an alarming level. I actually expected it to become a lot worse than this. Perhaps I got lucky.
        Sep 25, 2020
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    13. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Woke up & had complete silence for 15 minutes today. First time that's happened in a good couple of months. Fingers crossed it's a good sign
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    14. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Just had a proper diagnosis for my pulsatile tinnitus! And it can be fixed! :D
    15. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      I hate showering. It's the only real thing that spikes my T - wish I had a bath to use. :(
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    16. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      T in left ear, has for the first time, randomly changed. It was a constant high pitched tone - now it's a very low hum. Super quiet though
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        T still changed. Went back to its normal tone yesterday, but today it's completely different again...almost non-existent. Siting in a completely quiet room, window's closed and it's barely there. Hope this lasts. I got to this stage last time, then an ear infection landed me back at the beginning. Went from 1.5/10 to 8/10 over night.
        Sep 10, 2020
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    17. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      I've learnt my T is incredibly fluctuating. Yesterday I woke up & couldn't hear it at all. Today I woke up & had to use sound enrichment.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        And today it's hardly there again.
        Sep 5, 2020
    18. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      I travel through Europe regularly. If I were to pass through your country, would any of you want to meet up? I'm not a murderer btw. ;)
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      3. Jaka
        Jaka
        If you pass by Slovenia tell me! :)
        Aug 21, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Actually @Jaka, I have a whole road trip mapped out for Slovenia. So 100% yes! I will tell you :D
        Sep 3, 2020
      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Julien87 I can't start a conversation with you. Can you start one with me please
        Sep 3, 2020
    19. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Oh dear. I have developed hyperacusis. This shit be paaaainful!
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      2. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        Aug 3, 2020
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      3. LilSass
        LilSass
        Hey Steph! How are you doing now? I'm in Ontario, but I lived in Vancouver for a few years when I was in my 20s. I have yet to stock up on supplements but will let you know. :)
        Aug 5, 2020
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Hi @Tara Lyons, how are you getting on these days? How's everything with your ears? Mine have been up and down. Some days are good, some are bad.
        Sep 4, 2020
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    20. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Can you habituate to multi tonal T? My left ear is a faint single tone but right ear is many tones & drives me nuts.
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      4. just1morething
        just1morething
        @Steph1710, Did you have an ear infection in your right ear? I had a barotrauma in my left ear.
        Jul 27, 2020
      5. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I personally think yes, it might just take longer.
        Jul 27, 2020
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    21. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Wish my right ear would ShUt tHe F*#k Up!!
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        My left ear I might reward, as it's been behaving for a couple of weeks.. Well done left ear.
        Jul 24, 2020
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    22. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      When you go to sleep, wake up & fall asleep again - the T goes CrAzY! Won't be doing that again.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        It's never happened to me before. I think it's probably because I had a dreadful night's sleep and I'm feeling pretty sick today... That never helps
        Jul 17, 2020
      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Weird - mine gets a bit lower-
        Jul 17, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Well mine usually does so I can only put it down to being restless when I fell back asleep the second time. :-/ hopefully I'll sleep better tonight.
        Jul 17, 2020
    23. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      T is 1.5 out of 10 today. However my spike 2 weeks ago was a good 8/10 Nothing covered it. Thankfully it's gone completely back to baseline
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @ASilverLight I know what you mean. My T has hit a 3 again today because i woke up and fell back asleep two hours later. Yesterday it was lovely and quiet. Today it's pissing me off. If it stopped bloody fluctuating, I'm sure I could get used to it.
        Jul 17, 2020
      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        @Steph1710 I can easily deal with my 'baseline'. But even laying in bed with plugs I notice changes all the time. It's so exhausting
        Jul 17, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Mine has been all over the place today. It’s actually quieter now it’s evening, which is unusual.
        Jul 17, 2020
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    24. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      So I've hit my 3 month mark of T. Guess I'm out of the acute stage?
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      2. Tanni
        Tanni
        Agree with @tbuzz89. The 3 month timeline from acute to chronic is given for ALL conditions - insomnia, nerve pain etc. But it doesn't mean anything. They just have to have a cut off point. But people recover well after this time, for all sorts of conditions. I wish they wouldn't distinguish between acute and chronic -- less people would panic and assume the worst if they did away with it.
        Jul 13, 2020
      3. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        I agree that the chronic label gets given too easily and too often. It doesn't help a person's state of mind and this can negatively influence the healing process. Besides, sometimes issues are ignored and once those are treated, others can improve too.
        Jul 13, 2020
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Thanks guys. Your messages really made me feel a lot better :) I have good days and bad days with my T. Some days I think screw it, I've got this - and other days I feel completely defeated. But I know you all know how it goes. X
        Jul 16, 2020
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    25. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      All you wonderful people! My spike is almost back to baseline. Thank you all for your care & support on this forum. I'd be lost without you.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Shelbylynn thank you. I’m so pleased. First proper spike was actually hell. Hope you’re doing well?
        Jul 9, 2020
      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Christiaan yeah we have big wasps here, and hornets. We also have the great Asian hornet on rare occasions. Our weather is becoming hotter and more wet, so bigger and different species are arriving. Ahhhh! (Side note: I actually love bugs and insects - just no wasps in confined spaces haha)
        Jul 9, 2020
      4. AnxiouslyWaiting
        AnxiouslyWaiting
        Hi @Steph1710, glad to hear your spike has subsided. Did you do anything specific or did you just wait it out?
        Jul 17, 2020
    26. Cass
      Cass
      I'm a college-aged woman like yourself so I was intrigued by the similarities and was hoping to talk to you about the specifics of your tinnitus sounds and the changes you've been experiencing (if you're comfortable with it) to compare and contrast, see if we're experiencing some of the same things. (3 of 3)
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    27. Cass
      Cass
      I've gone through the insane diagnostic process that I'm sure you're familiar with - MRI's, MRV's, plenty of eye exams, lumbar puncture, etc., and at the end of all of that, it was still inconclusive as to whether or not I actually, technically have IIH. (2 of 3)
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    28. Cass
      Cass
      Hi Steph, hope you're doing okay. I was interested to read in one of your posts that you mentioned having idiopathic intracranial hypertension. I was interested to hear this because my doctors at one point believed I may have it too! (fun stuff... lol) (1 of 3)
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Hi Cass! Sorry I haven't been responding to messages recently (having a mini crisis) I'm feeling much better now so hopefully I can answer some questions. Did you want to PM me? Probably easier than trying to squeeze it all into messages on here. :) <3
        Jul 4, 2020
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      3. Cass
        Cass
        Hi yes, DM's would be ideal! Feeling a bit stupid though - how do I go about sending one? Still not entirely familiar with the site's format lol
        Jul 14, 2020
    29. Steph1710
      Steph1710
      Cried this morning brushed myself off & forced myself to sit with everyone at breakfast. Now feeling better even if spike/new sound is crazy
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Eloy
        Jul 4, 2020
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Eloy Resendez Jr thank you so much for your sweet message. You're so right! T can absolutely knock you down. I had such a rough week when my T spiked, but I decided to carry on as normal as I could. I had to remind myself that if I beat T once before, then I could sure as hell, beat it again. :) thank you so much for your support. And as always, I hope you & the family are happy & well. God bless you. <3
        Jul 4, 2020
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      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @LilSass hello gorgeous lady. Thank you so much for your message. Everyone on here has been so kind & supportive. Sorry to hear about your migraines. Mine have been horrendous too recently. I have a funny/frustrating story to tell you, about my experience with the hospital this week. I'll PM you. It might be of benefit to your situation. <3
        Jul 4, 2020
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      Steph1710
      Past few months T lowered to an unnoticeable volume. Then I used a topical skin cream & suddenly T spikes so I can hear it over things again
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Bill Bauer Hi Bill! Just letting you know that luckily it turned out just to be a spike and not a new tone. Or at least there doesn't seem to be a new T. The spike has almost gone back to baseline. It's becoming hard to hear unless I plug my ears or listen to it again. It's crazy to think it can fluctuate so much. It goes from near enough silent, to so loud I can hear it over everything.
        Jul 4, 2020
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Even the car isn't loud enough to mask the sound. I think the culprit might not have been the skin cream, but instead an ear infection from swimming. I used some non ototoxic ear drops from my doctor (who also suffers with T) and it seemed to do the trick. Thanks again for your help Bill. Please come to England so I can meet you/take you round cool places.
        Jul 4, 2020
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I am glad to hear your good news. After experiencing countless spike none of which ended up being permanent, I learned to not get too upset about spikes and to wait a month before getting worried. Don't worry about it getting loud. The fact that it gets to near silence so soon after your onset, means that it is likely that eventually it will be gone or nearly gone.
        Jul 4, 2020
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    October 17
    Location:
    England
    Occupation:
    Architectural Historian
    Tinnitus Since:
    08/04/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Antibiotics - I think