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Have a woman in my life for first time since I got tinnitus 1 year ago. Will report on the effect on my T. Jan 20, 2023

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    1. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Have a woman in my life for first time since I got tinnitus 1 year ago. Will report on the effect on my T.
      1. Lurius
        Lurius
        Women have the potential for causing a positive effect on the male nerve system, I've found.
        Jan 20, 2023
      2. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I have found that to be true in most cases - and quite rarely - the exact opposite.
        Jan 20, 2023
      3. Lurius
        Lurius
        Yes, but lets not mention that too loudly :P
        Jan 20, 2023
    2. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      My T has been 2 x louder in the last few days. I am taking 200g of spinach tonight - will report back.
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      3. sakrt
        sakrt
        Love old cartoon classics. Exceptional, yet so simple that never ceases to amaze me; it's visuals, humor and the amount of work involved.
        Jan 14, 2023
      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        woke in the morning with still quite loud hiss in left ear so much so I thought it had wandered to my right ear. Spinach did not seem to do its magic this time.
        Jan 15, 2023
      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        It seems to have settled down. Have had no spinach in 3 days so don't know if the 200g dose I had is responsible for the improvement. I now were ear plug in both ears while practicing the violin - maybe that is the reason it is better. Violin caused the spike - maybe.
        Jan 17, 2023
    3. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all at the forum. May your ears not ring in the new year.
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    4. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      2 smoke alarms went off yesterday due to cooking. had my ears plugged and got the windows open. very piercing
      1. SamRosemary
        SamRosemary
        My building had a fire actually a few days ago and the alarm’s definitely messed me up. It was so bad.
        Dec 23, 2022
    5. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Went to bed last night and a twitch started on my cheek. Twitching like crazy for 2 hours. Is OK now. Not an another issue!
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    6. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Latest dream. I am on a concert platform sitting at a piano with big audience and I can't play a note!
    7. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Terrible dream. I was grinding my teeth and my teeth were all wobbly loose. Relived to wake up and find my teeth ok.
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    8. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      It is cold. When the temp is over 5 degree C. My flat is ok. But under 0 - my hands are cold.
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      2. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I bought a small fan heater which has made quite a difference.
        Dec 11, 2022
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    9. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      I know this is crazy. I am taking up the violin. I will use ear protection.
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      2. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Crazy yes! But aslong as you are fully protected and you feel comfortable in doing it, then go for it :)
        Dec 2, 2022
      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I always wanted to try violin. I can't let tinnitus stop me. Thanks for your suggestions.
        Dec 2, 2022
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      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I got my violin. Just spent 2 hours getting it tuned up and played out of my book for novices. I did use a 3m foam ear plug in my left ear and all seems to be well. No spike, so far.
        Dec 3, 2022
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    10. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Have just eaten 240 grams of fresh spinach - cooked. Will report on my levels tomorrow. As I sit here I have level 4 screech.
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      3. ZFire
        ZFire
        Thanks for the update @Stuart-T . I suppose I’ll give this a look then. Nice to hear you’re at level 2.

        If you don’t mind me asking, how do you usually prepare your spinach?
        Nov 30, 2022
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      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I fry it up with onions. However - have been reading about oxalic acid and risk of kidney disease/stones and it looks like boiling is a better bet.
        Nov 30, 2022
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      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I left off spinach for 1 week and my levels certainly became a problem once more. I am now putting spinach in every evening meal about 80g at a time and really levels are lower. Probably anti inflammatory is the reason.
        Dec 17, 2022
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    11. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      I have two other conditions - DRY EYES! Plus inflamed tendon on upper arm. Painful to put a shirt or coat on.
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      3. Lurius
        Lurius
        There's some things you can do, a lot of it is not optimal long term. The two things that worked for me was to turn the fan I use for my tinnitus at night 180 degrees so it doesnt blow right in my face. The other is that I have rosacea on top of the dry eyes, I recently got a cream for that and it has helped tremendously with the eyes as well.
        Nov 19, 2022
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      4. Lurius
        Lurius
        Unfortunately, the cream spiked my T. But of course it does.
        Nov 19, 2022
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      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I dont use a fan and I don't have rosacea. My eyes feel better today but tinnitus worse.
        Nov 20, 2022
    12. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      I have had some very quiet wakings in the night - hardly any tinnitus. Maybe a good sign.
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      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        My daily regime now is I have brekkie at 9 am and finish eating for the day by 7 PM. Every day. So that gives me 14 hour fast every 24 hours.
        Nov 19, 2022
      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Woke this morning with level 2. Normal for the morning is level 5. Maybe random temporary improvement. I have honed a diet which I think may be the cause. Will post it on here if my improvement is sustained.
        Nov 19, 2022
      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Sadly all is back to normal levels more or less. I had 3 very quiet days last week. I am trying to establish what it was which reduced my levels. A combination of things or just one thing. I have a 240g pack of spinach which I am going to shred into some rice and have it all today. Will report back.
        Nov 22, 2022
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    13. ItalianMan
      ItalianMan
      Hi Stuart, I see you very active on the forum, but do you believe in this noise that would cancel the tinnitus ? ... to me it seems so much bullshit ... to me it increases it ...
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      2. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        which noise? tinnitus mix?
        Oct 27, 2022
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        Oct 28, 2022
      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I have doubts about tinnitus mix. It sounds to me like random cacophony of a set of electronic sounds. I would rather live with my current level of tinnitus than listen to that every night for the rest of my life as Mr Case does.
        Nov 19, 2022
    14. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      It is ringing sharp and loud. Not sure why. Going to try fasting 20 hours a day for 3 days running. Maybe too much sugar.
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      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Some improvement today. Still high but the piercing whine has gone.
        Oct 17, 2022
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      4. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Well it seems to be heading the the right direction at least.
        Oct 18, 2022
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      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I am taking nothing for granted. It is back to baseline more or less. Maybe those 20 olives I had spiked it for a week.
        Oct 18, 2022
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    15. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Certainly having a loud day. I ate 20 olives late last night - from a jar. Possible link.
      1. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Apparently they contain salicylates and phenols that can effect the T. Luckily I cannot stand them.
        Oct 10, 2022
      2. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        The last time I had a big salad with olives & feta over a year ago I woke up at 4 am soaking wet & room spinning. Crawled to bathroom Very sick. Husband called 911. Was diagnosed with Menieres. Since then I take fluid pills & try to avoid salt. I've had T continually since 2020 . I wish u much luck.
        Nov 4, 2022
      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Sorry that you have Menieres. Did you try betaserc? It can help with spinning.
        Nov 4, 2022
    16. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      A new sound last night more in my head than left ear. It came and went. Hope it does not return!
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      2. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        no problems last night - maybe those 20 olives caused it
        Oct 11, 2022
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    17. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Going to a ballet on Monday. Its a small orchestra and I am 6 rows back. I will take some ear plugs just in case but hoping I won't need.
      1. makeyourownluck
        makeyourownluck
        Sounds lovely. I love the ballet. My sister is a professional ballet dancer and the dedication it takes is unreal! Enjoy!
        Oct 6, 2022
      2. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Went to the ballet tonight. It was no orchestra. Recorded music. I sat at the back and after 2 min put my ear plugs in as my tinnitus ramped up.
        Oct 10, 2022
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      3. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        Learned I have to sit far away from live pit at theatre but i can't find any earplugs that fit in my ears so I stuff Kleenex or cotton
        Nov 4, 2022
    18. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      My doc prescribed me Naproxen for some muscular pains in my arm. I just checked - one side effect is tinnitus.
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      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        The doctor said he has tinnitus too. Said it is a real nightmare.
        Oct 4, 2022
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      4. NYCGuy
        NYCGuy
        Tinnitus for sure is not fun, I did ibruprofen now and then and doesn't affect my Tinnitus. My Tinnitus is related to neck and jaw
        Oct 4, 2022
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      5. Flowergirl
        Flowergirl
        My neck is surely involved but recently had scan & Dr said neck spurs so don't get adjusted (chiropractic or whatever)
        Nov 4, 2022
    19. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      Waking in the night last night my level was like 1. It was 3 in the morning as usual. Fasting 20 hours every other day.
    20. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      So much for my fast today. My brother showed up and wanted to go and get some KFC type food. Oh well - tomorrow.
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      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I can manage fine as long as I get a breakfast and lunch. I am not really missing not eating in the evening and I wake up fresher. But I am still testing it. I am managing to flatten out my belly at last with this fasting so is worth it for that.
        Sep 22, 2022
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      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        One difference I have noticed since I started intermittent fasting - I no longer get up in the night to empty my bladder.
        Sep 25, 2022
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      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Im doing the 20 hour fast 2 days out of 3. I may as well say it - for years I have had brownish semen. After 2 weeks of my intermittent fasting it has cleared. Ah so I still have tinnitus but I am delighted with what has happened. I conclude that I have had some minor infection probably in my prostate and the fasting has boosted my immune system and knocked it out.
        Sep 28, 2022
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    21. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      I have my first ENT appointment tomorrow. I hope they dont do any tests that could make it worse!
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      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I already saw the hospital audiologist for a hearing test. Have been on the waiting list for the ENT so might as well see them. Although I am habituated - I could easily get worse and it is better to be on their radar. I might need them.
        Sep 20, 2022
      4. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Steroids? I sincerely ask as I went to a top ENT and he had nothing to offer but meds/steroids.
        Sep 20, 2022
      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        Just back from the ENT. Nothing much happened. Just explained the usual about tinnitus. I was offered an MRI on my inner ear. I passed on that.
        Sep 21, 2022
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    22. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      I woke up today to a beeping sound in my right ear (no T ear)!!! Turned out to be a distant burglar alarm. had me scared
    23. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      There is something wrong with me in addition to tinnitus. Not sure what. The fasting is speculative.
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    24. Stuart-T
      Stuart-T
      So I just completed a 25 hour fast. No change in T but will do 1 x 24 hour fast p/w and 3 x 18 hour fasts. No breakfast is depressing!
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      3. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        There is something wrong with my life energy which predates my tinnitus by 6 months. I suspect I have some low level long term infection. My sex drive has been dead since last year and I feel much more laboured than I should for the exercise I do. I would pay thousands to shake this off so that is why I am fasting. My white count was fine in a recent blood test.
        Sep 17, 2022
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      4. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        I had a chest x ray last week and waiting for the results.
        Sep 17, 2022
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      5. Stuart-T
        Stuart-T
        No more full day fasts. I am doing 20 hour fasts. I eat brekkie at 10 am lunch at 12 and supper at 2. That seems to work for me.
        Sep 20, 2022
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    Tinnitus Since:
    02/2022
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Ear wax or COVID-19 infection