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Strife_84

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I can hear crickets again... I was watching tv and I heard the crickets in one scene. so happy *small tear* May 22, 2019 at 3:55 PM

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Viewing thread Relationship Between Tinnitus Spikes and Weather Changes? Airplanes?, May 23, 2019 at 9:24 AM
    1. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I just want to make music again. :(
      1. Manny and Contrast like this.
    2. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Mornings are not what they used to be. I am mentally exhausted again. I had few good days in a row but fell back into the pit.
      1. Tanni
        Tanni
        That's normal - there are going to be ups and downs in the journey before it gets better. Hang in there!
        Apr 20, 2019
      2. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @Tanni I guess so. I was feeling better for few days but today I've had terrible migraine and T seems louder as well. All this because I wanted to make my new track sound better. I appreciate the support :)
        Apr 20, 2019
    3. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I wonder how long it takes before I can forgive myself. I just keep going back to the day when I messed up.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It takes about 8-12 months.
        Apr 19, 2019
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      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @Bill Bauer I would be happy with 2. It's just my ears did warn me beforehand but I still kept going. I thought the white noise was coming from my headphones. Well. I am feeling better than week ago.
        Apr 19, 2019
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    4. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Beautiful, warm evening, walked home from my GFs place. For a moment I felt completely fine.
    5. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Going to visit ENT today. I had quite silent morning today. My T IS getting better. That is a relief.
      1. Striveon
        Striveon
        Congrats :)
        Apr 17, 2019
    6. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Time for morning run. Can't outrun T though.
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      2. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Get some.
        Apr 16, 2019
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    7. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Do I have another sinusitis now?There is something in this apartment that my sinuses don't like. At least my T seems lower today.
    8. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I was pretty relaxed yesterday. Even my GF noticed I was more like my old self., I think it's major improvement I was able to relax.
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    9. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Waiting to be able to make music again...
    10. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I am getting mentally exhausted. I am constantly angry. Even cried last night. Simply too much stress at once.
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      3. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        This forum is very important. Most healthcare providers will tell you not to come here. They do so with good intentions, mainly. They just don't want you to start focusing too much on T or the symptoms.
        Apr 13, 2019
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      4. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        At the same time, most people in your normal life probably don't have T, or at least T that's debilitating. The camaraderie and experience of other sufferers is the only way I've learned much beyond the nonsense of the BTA.
        Apr 13, 2019
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      5. Lilah
        Lilah
        It is normal to cry. My ENT said that her patients who cry are always tinnitus patients.
        Apr 13, 2019
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    11. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      My T goes lower after exposure to normal level sounds. But when I get back into silence, it comes back. Some good article about this?
      1. Jack Straw
        Jack Straw
        Why are you avoiding normal levels of sound? How loud in DB is “normal levels”?
        Apr 12, 2019
      2. Yugal Rai
        Yugal Rai
        Omg, That’s literally me.. I find it frustrating sometimes..
        Apr 12, 2019
      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @Jack Straw the sound level of a being in a mall for example. I am not avoiding.
        Apr 12, 2019
    12. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Tried listening some music at low volume. No. Just no. My ears almost did a backflip.
      1. SashaG
        SashaG
        You should try to avoid music, I know it´s hard, been almost 4 weeks now, no TV either for 4 weeks.
        Apr 12, 2019
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      2. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @SashaG yes, I was just curious. It was very low volume.
        Apr 12, 2019
    13. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      It's like it wants to leave but...doesn't. I can feel it behind my head, hanging. But it's more silent today. I think.
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    14. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I took a midday nap. Haven't be able to do that in weeks. Good sign?
    15. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      "Whatever you find worthwhile in life is worth fighting for." right now I need that sentence more than ever in my life.
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    16. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Just couldn't sleep longer... Those radiators keep terrible noise at nights. Been listening them for months now even before T.
    17. Joe P. Tamborra
      Joe P. Tamborra
      hey Strife, I am in Connecticut, (USA). I am doing pretty well! With "T" there are good days and not so good ones. Today was a good one. My tinnitus is intermittent; so it is low at times and louder other times. When it is low, it does not trouble me at all after seven years now!
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      2. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        Nice to hear you can live well with your T :) I am still learning to cope with mine since right now at least, I lost my hobby (music), so it was big change into my life...
        Apr 10, 2019
    18. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Took some pseudoephedrine. It rings! So I have thought this T of mine is blood flow related, even I got it from music.
      1. SashaG
        SashaG
        I think it´s also stress related, I mean we are musicians, it´s terrifying to know that our hearing could be damaged. You need to hang in there and keep your body strong!
        Apr 9, 2019
      2. Hyperanium
        Hyperanium
        Hey there! Did you take the full dose of pseudoephedrine?

        Asking because the doc prescribed me some too, and would like to know if it made your ringing worse?
        Apr 24, 2019
      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @Hyperanium at first it sounds maybe bit louder but not much. It's safe to take.
        Apr 24, 2019
    19. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Woke up to almost silence. 5 seconds later,: Brains "hey, let's turn on that hearing center" tiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
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      2. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        Same.
        Apr 9, 2019
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      3. Striveon
        Striveon
        Same... stupid brain :(
        Apr 9, 2019
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    20. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      What?I can silence my head by contracting certain muscles in my head. When I release the tension, T is even worse! I need muscle relaxants.
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      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @Striveon it hurt the face like hell. But I tried and the hissing away for that moment. It didn't make it better. :(
        Apr 9, 2019
      4. Agrajag364
        Agrajag364
        I think this is somatic tinnitus. Physio might be worth a shot. Search for physiotherapy and tinnitus in the forum, I wrote a post
        Apr 9, 2019
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      5. Striveon
        Striveon
        I have my 1st physio appointment today...worth a shot..
        Apr 9, 2019
    21. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Computer fans make my T go crazy. Just sitting there. I swear they are not over 80db :D
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      2. GlennS
        GlennS
        I actually love computer fans, or more appropriately, hard drive spinning noise. When I switched to SSDs the white noise from my desktop dropped enough to not really mask very well anymore.
        Apr 8, 2019
      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        My old computer's fan is so quiet. The new computer is horrendous!! I do'nt understand. Same brand...
        Apr 8, 2019
    22. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      How can I find the strength to go back to gym? I am very tired because of lack of sleep...
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      2. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        It takes time. Just go and do what you can for now.
        Apr 8, 2019
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      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @Drone Draper I guess that is the right way. No use forcing myself. I've had sleeping problems for years so this does not improve my situation....
        Apr 8, 2019
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      4. Drone Draper
        Drone Draper
        I got T just before Christmas. I went to the gym when I was sleeping 3 hours a night, going through the motions like a zombie. Just keep with it. Exercise may spike your T, but it's typically temporary and being tired from exercise will help you sleep.
        Apr 8, 2019
    23. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Anyone else feeling physical feeling in ear when spiking etc.? It sometimes feels like my ear has so much tension..like a spring.
      1. SashaG
        SashaG
        Yes, after I left the MRI it was my first symtom. I believed it was caused by a muscle inside my ear, which then lead to issues with the blood flow and finally the noises. I ask my doctor about that on Tuesday.
        Apr 7, 2019
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    24. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Tired as ever. Slept very badly. I miss silent mornings.
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      3. Striveon
        Striveon
        Apr 7, 2019
      4. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        @SashaG yeah, I hoped too. I felt very good yesterday for a moment. I just want to make music...
        Apr 7, 2019
      5. SashaG
        SashaG
        I was making progress, the sounds became quiter I still had a sound, 2 actually, but it seemed to get more quiet, I actually had moments of silence in the morning for a few minutes or afternoon some seconds. On friday I went to my doctor and he said, now is the time to wait and see. I did not take any new meds on friday, did live a more normal life and boom. It came back so loudly that I was crying for hours.
        Apr 7, 2019
    25. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      What is the one thing Tinnitus sufferer would take with to deserted island with? Tinnitus. Because they have no choice. Ba dum tshhh!
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Right now, I would take my Tibetan Singing bowl. It feels like the only thing giving me relief on bad days
        Apr 7, 2019
    26. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I felt normal for 30 minutes. Watched TV, I forgot about T, even tried to listen to it but didn't hear it. Almost had tears in my eyes.
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      2. Striveon
        Striveon
        NICE!
        Apr 6, 2019
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      3. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        I've exposed myself a lot to noises in past 2 days. Vacuuming, listening music on low volume, went to mall..
        Apr 6, 2019
      4. Strife_84
        Strife_84
        But I can still hear it. When I am in silence.
        Apr 6, 2019
    27. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Went to mall today. Had 2 terrible and painful spikes suddenly that I almost dropped my shopping bags. Buzzing like crazy. Effin hate this.
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      3. Striveon
        Striveon
        @Bill Bauer the teacher said turn around & talk to the person next to you, small class, 22 students, it was hard to hear the person next to me as it was loud :( i got out after about 2 minutes... what do you think :(
        Apr 6, 2019
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Did this happen the day before, or the day when you got a T spike at the mall? I can see one getting problems after being in a very loud class for over an hour, but it is difficult to imagine it causing any serious harm in just 2 minutes...
        Apr 6, 2019
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      5. Striveon
        Striveon
        @Bill Bauer i sure hope it didnt cause me to permanently increase and its jus a spike, perhaps no sleep, anxiety and last night using ear plugs is what has t louder? I didnt use the earplugs for class... it was jus so loud tho, but im trying to remain hopeful and calm :(
        Apr 6, 2019
    28. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I feel more aggressive than usual. Lack of sleep, maybe the prednisolon, and the fact I cannot do what I love. And can't even get a job.
    29. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      I slept more than usual but I am tired. Exhausted. Morning was silent but now my head has this "static" noise.
    30. Strife_84
      Strife_84
      Friend came over and we played old Super Nintendo games. At least I forgot about my ears for a moment.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Feb 3, 1984 (Age: 35)
    Location:
    Finland
    Tinnitus Since:
    04/2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
    Electronic Music Producer. I also like videogames and anime.