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update: have successfully quit vaping. it was VERY hard..but i've done that and have started working out. now i just need to eat more :) Aug 9, 2021

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    1. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      update: have successfully quit vaping. it was VERY hard..but i've done that and have started working out. now i just need to eat more :)
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Good work on quitting the vape; there is evidence to suggest a link between vaping and tinnitus/hearing loss, so a wise decision.
        Aug 9, 2021
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    2. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      moving on monday. gonna really start taking care of myself. working out, quitting vaping, taking supplements and vitamins, etc. wish me luck
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Good luck!!
        Jul 10, 2021
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    3. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      starting to really think this is TTTS. wtf is the treatment for it? im assuming i gotta at least get my anxiety under control for sure
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      2. danielthor
        danielthor
        Wish I knew what to tell you. If it’s TTTS then sound-exposure is the right course of action, but if it’s not then you might get permanently worse
        Jul 10, 2021
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      3. danielthor
        danielthor
        If it’s TTTS then muscle-relaxers might be able to help. In fact, It’s probably a good way to test if it’s TTTS or not, because I don’t think they will do anything for regular H. If you get a specialist to prescribe them for you, and you find that it helps, I think you can safely assume that it’s TTTS and from then on you can start exposing yourself to sounds while on it, getting your system used to sounds again.
        Jul 10, 2021
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    4. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      anyone ever heard of tonic tensor tympani syndrome? i feel like that could be an explanation for all my symptoms
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      2. danielthor
        danielthor
        But then there are those who’ve had multiple setbacks, who’s ears are still damaged, and when they try to push through they get worse. The key is to find which group you belong to. I wish there was a test so one could see if there was actual damage or not. Maybe one day
        Jul 8, 2021
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      3. danielthor
        danielthor
        That’s my understanding anyways
        Jul 8, 2021
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      4. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @danielthor tysm for the information. my H suddenly developed after having T for like 8 months. i took very good care of my ears during those months. plus, i have no hearing loss or damage to my ears. what i do have, however, is crippling anxiety LOL. so, that's why i think it might have to do with TTTS
        Jul 9, 2021
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    5. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      it's officially been 1 year since my T started. it's sooo much better than what it used to be. my biggest issue now is the noise-sensitivity
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      3. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        Does booze help the H?
        Jul 8, 2021
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        tae.aot
        Jul 8, 2021
      5. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Matchbox i have no idea, i've never drank booze before. however, i've heard that alcohol can temporarily spike T. so, my guess is that it probably doesn't help H
        Jul 8, 2021
    6. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      can't even listen to others laugh without cringing and covering my ears. oh what a pitiful life this is. i'm so tired of it all.
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    7. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      i miss when my ear would simply ring and have occasional pain. now i'm collecting physical symptoms like they pokemon. gotta catch em all!
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    8. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      my right ear be the culprit of everything. it rumbles/hums like once a month for 1-2 days and now the inside twitches- wtfff >:(
    9. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      could someone plz tell me wtf that is. it was only my right ear that did it. it's like the inside of my ear was twitching.
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      2. martinberryhorse
        martinberryhorse
        I might get that too. My guess is the tempor tympani is spasming because of my eustachian tubes being screwed up.
        May 15, 2021
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      3. martinberryhorse
        martinberryhorse
        I'm at two years and I've maybe experienced that 12-20 times.
        May 15, 2021
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    10. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      wtf. this is new. it felt like the inside of my ear was expanding and contracting quickly. lasts like 15+ seconds and happened 3 times today
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        You mean your outer ear or your middle ear? Maybe some pressure issues? ETD? The twitching can be caused by the muscles in your middle ear spasming.
        May 15, 2021
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      3. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Kriszti idk it just felt like the inside of my ear was spasming/twitching. i swear something is up with my ears and it ain't just noise induced like everyone here likes to quickly deduce. my hearing is perfect and i get really weird symptoms such as this >:(
        May 16, 2021
    11. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      the rumbling/humming is SOOOO loud right now. gosh ik it goes away but when it comes i always fear it'll stay this way
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    12. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      woke up to my right ear at its "rumbling" phase. super fucking annoying and loud. glad it only lasts 1-2 days and goes back to ringing
    13. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      i got: eye and jaw pain, tinnitus, headaches, and noise sensitivity. i swear if i don't have tmj i give up
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      3. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Sayeed same. i've always had visual snow since i was younger but recently it's gotten worse and more noticeable. it honestly seems like i keep gaining more and more physical problems and it's BEYOND exhausting. i be catching symptoms like they're pokemon
        May 12, 2021
      4. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        Uhmm how are your anxiety and stress levels?
        May 12, 2021
      5. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Sayeed they are astronomical. i even had to take the semester off school cuz my anxiety/panic was so bad but it's still not good at all.
        May 13, 2021
    14. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      tinnitus is still there. suddenly have noise sensitivity too so that's great :)
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    15. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      yooo its been a while
    16. Matchbox
      Matchbox
      Any update?
      Lidocaine is very, very well known to turn down T, so we're waiting to see if it came back for you or not post wisdoms.
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      2. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        im really late but my tinnitus is still there. loud and proud :)
        May 12, 2021
    17. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Yeah omg the T is quieter after removing the wisdom teeth- if I jinx myself I'mma be so mad >:(
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      3. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @LukeYoung Butttt this removal was for not only getting them suckers out bcuz they didn't need to be there, but they were causing more problems for my bite and my TMJ sO. Hopefully after I am all healed up and treat my habitual clenching with a guard my T will reduce if not go away c:
        Dec 15, 2020
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      4. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @LukeYoung SORRY one last thing, lol. The lidocaine has already worn off for me. If I am not mistaken, that causes the facial numbness, yes? I only have the tiniest numbness in my tongue but other than that all feeling is back
        Dec 15, 2020
      5. LukeYoung
        LukeYoung
        Yes lidocaine is the local anaesthetic they use most of the time. It’s what causes the numbness. See how you go over the next few days. I also have TMJ.
        Dec 16, 2020
    18. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      So scared to get my wisdom teeth removed. I couldn't care less about the pain, I'm worried about my T and if it'll make it permanently worse
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      2. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        Update: My T is actually quieter..I was expecting it to at least get worse for a bit but not yet. I'm just in a lot of pain and my wounds won't stop bleeding :(
        Dec 15, 2020
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    19. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Oh! Also, I am getting my wisdom teeth out on Monday. Fingers crossed that it improves my T instead of making it worse.
    20. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      I think I'm gonna start going to therapy again. All this shit is..ig making me suicidal. I just want it to end
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      3. Tanni
        Tanni
        No worries. Anxiety is a nuisance condition, and hyper-focusing on breathing etc is definitely a symptom. I've had all kinds of other weird anxiety symptoms too, like nerve pain, twitching etc. All went away. It's because when we're incredibly stressed and anxious, the body begins to play up physically. Once you tackle the anxiety, all the physical manifestations will stop.
        Dec 14, 2020
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      4. Tanni
        Tanni
        Re the eye issues, it helped me to go to the optician to rule out any vision problems and put my mind at rest. Once I knew that I wasn't in danger of losing my sight, that made it much easier to deal with.
        Dec 14, 2020
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      5. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Tanni Ah, tyty! I'm seeing the eye doctor on the 28th and I'm sure everything will be fine. But I did get my lungs x-rayed and tested for covid and everything was perfect..so now I know it's just anxiety. Which- still isn't fun but at least I can stop fearing that I'm dying, yk?
        Dec 15, 2020
    21. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Ig when your body is constantly in fight-or-flight mode it can fuck you up physically. I know that now for sure. Ok I'm done spamming <3
    22. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Anxiety and panic disorder is just- the worst. I am hyper-focusing now on simple things like breathing and my vision. I'm in constant fear
    23. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Stress/anxiety is what caused my T in the first place, I believe. It caused me to clench my jaw, bite my nails, etc and now my jaw's fucked
    24. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      My health is going to shit, both mental and physical. I think I'm experiencing all these physical symptoms bc of severe stress.
    25. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      T has been real loud today >:( hope it'll quiet down tomorrow so I can enjoy my Thanksgiving
    26. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Bruh tell me WHY my left ear decided it suddenly wanted to be louder than my right? Huh? This ain't a competition. Stfu and stay quiet
    27. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Ever since my Saturday panic attack I have been hearing voices and sounds when I close my eyes to go to bed. Is this T or panic? Idk...
      1. Nadia231
        Nadia231
        You know what, that happens to me from time to time also when I'm in bed, and it used to happen every day after having my big spike. I thought I was going crazy... I definitely think it's part of the stress/anxiety
        Nov 12, 2020
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    28. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      My anxiety and panic disorder are so draining, honestly. It makes me wanna die. The T is just another reason to make me wanna. I'm so tired.
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    29. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      I keep getting random small panic attacks. My left ear will lose hearing for a split second and my entire body will go into panic. Wth :(
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    30. tae.aot
      tae.aot
      Klonopin is the only thing that helps these attacks. Idk what else to do..I just am convinced I'm dying the entire time. T doesn't help it
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      2. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Gman Are you saying like a therapist? I have a psychiatrist but that's it. Maybe talking to someone will help.
        Nov 11, 2020
      3. Gman
        Gman
        Yes, a therapist who can help you develop strategies and coping mechanisms to help overcome the panic attacks and anxiety. But to be honest, I thought a psychiatrist should be helping you do that (?).
        Nov 16, 2020
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      4. tae.aot
        tae.aot
        @Gman Nah, psychiatrists are only drug dealers. They just prescribe you meds and that's it. I learned from a nursing student (probably shouldn't trust him lmao, but-) that both meds my psychiatrist has prescribed me can cause tinnitus :D Even when I told her I had it already. SO, they really aren't looking out for your wellbeing they're just there to hand out drugs.
        Nov 17, 2020
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    Occupation:
    University Student
    Tinnitus Since:
    07/07/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    i dunno. maybe TTTS or TMJ/clenching my teeth
    hello! just a bit about me i guess...
    ~ i am 21
    ~ my T started on july 7, 2020 and my H started around april 2021
    ~ hearing is perfect; no damage or hearing loss
    ~ suspect this is all from anxiety/TTTS
    ~ i am a university student and am studying criminology and criminal psychology
    ~ i love anime! my favorite being attack on titan and my second favorite being death note
    ~ i love music. my ultimate favorite genre is any form of rock but i listen to almost anything besides country
    ~ i struggle a LOT with mental illness. here's my stupidly long list: generalized anxiety disorder, health anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder, and ADHD
    ~ i am on two medications atm. i am on a vERY low dose of sertraline (zoloft). starting off low because my health anxiety makes me deathly afraid of the side-effects of medication. i am also taking klonopin which is a take as needed type medication. i take it for anxiety and panic attacks. i will soon probably begin something for my ADHD, most likely one that is not a stimulant since that'll only make my anxiety/panic worse..and i rEALLY don't need that >:D

    ...please feel free to start a convo with me. i'm super chill and will answer any questions or just chat with ya. wishing everyone the best of luck with their ear issues x-x