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tracyNYC

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Last night my left ear spiked, where it remains. It's beyond severe and I'm depressed. Will I ever accept/habituate/sleep?! Therapy @ 3 EST Jan 26, 2021 at 4:17 PM

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    1. tracyNYC
      tracyNYC
      Last night my left ear spiked, where it remains. It's beyond severe and I'm depressed. Will I ever accept/habituate/sleep?! Therapy @ 3 EST
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        I wish you the best with your therapy. I particularly hope you see an individual who is more interested in your care and well-being than they are taking your (or the insurance company's) money. It's something I am still considering, but I have yet to find anyone like that.
        Jan 26, 2021 at 5:47 PM
      3. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        @Drachen, Thank you so much for responding. I'm hoping that therapy will help with my distressed, catastrophizing brain. I always "what if" myself to death.
        Jan 26, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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      4. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        Finding a mental health professional was difficult (most were not accepting new patients), and I gave up early on trying to find one with tinnitus experience. This individual at least ticks off a few of the other "experience boxes" I was looking for. Not sure about her integrity yet. I hope you find the health care professional(s) you are looking for.
        Jan 26, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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    2. tracyNYC
      tracyNYC
      I have no life and I've put my dreams on hold. All I do is fixate on how T has negatively impacted me. Must try therapy; first appt is tmrw.
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      3. twa
        twa
        Hang in there. I hope you have a good appointment.
        Jan 25, 2021 at 6:01 PM
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      4. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        Thank you, Drachen. This is the biggest challenge I've ever been given, but if I don't get it together, my life will be upended. At this stage of my life, that is terrifying.
        Jan 25, 2021 at 6:11 PM
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      5. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        Thank you all for your kind words.
        Jan 25, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    3. tracyNYC
      tracyNYC
      My hearings aids can't mask the constant high-pitched screech. This is exhausting.
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      3. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        No. Too high-pitched and intrusive now. Maybe I’ll find a noise app that will help... FX-322 is suddenly centuries away
        Jan 23, 2021 at 11:58 PM
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      4. aot
        aot
        Try ReSound Tinnitus Relief app by GN Resound. Helped me a bunch!
        Jan 24, 2021 at 12:35 AM
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      5. tracyNYC
        tracyNYC
        Thanks, I will look into that!
        Jan 24, 2021 at 2:47 PM
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    4. tracyNYC
      tracyNYC
      Dropped a dinner knife on a hardwood floor which I convince myself worsened T = more anxiety, making it louder, and round and round we go
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      2. Drachen
        Drachen
        The psychological aspect of this symptom can be so utterly irrational at times.
        Jan 20, 2021
      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I was the same. However, I've now learnt to do the opposite and convince myself that it hasn't worsen my T. So even if it does give me a spike, I'm not bothered by it. I know it's easier said than done, but just try shrug it off and be like, "Oh well. If it spikes it spikes" - because there's nothing you can do about it once it's happened anyway.
        Jan 20, 2021
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I definitely have mini spikes throughout the day because of doors slamming etc. They can't be helped and we can't let this condition rule us. Stay strong x
        Jan 20, 2021
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    5. tracyNYC
      tracyNYC
      T is now very severe. Anxiety at an all-time high. Doc. prescribed nortriptyline but I worry it could worsen T, which I could not handle.
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      2. GBB
        GBB
        I'm on it and it didn't worsen my T. That being said there is definitely precedent for it doing so. I wish you luck in whatever you decide.
        Jan 16, 2021
    6. tracyNYC
      tracyNYC
      Had 12 years of mild to moderate habituated T, and recently two back-to-back noise events severely worsened it. WTF!
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Temporary spikes can last over three months (but normally begin to fade after 4-6 weeks).
        Jan 9, 2021
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    NY NY
    Tinnitus Since:
    2009-2020 habituated; 1/2021 - severe
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise; hearing loss