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I got to church today and I realized one of my earplugs had fallen out! Thankfully, I had my Westones in my purse. May 16, 2021 at 9:06 PM

    1. twa
      twa
      I got to church today and I realized one of my earplugs had fallen out! Thankfully, I had my Westones in my purse.
    2. twa
      twa
      Day 25- First day that I woke up, got up very slowly and did not have vertigo!!!
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      2. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        There you persistence and progress!
        May 16, 2021 at 4:06 PM
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    3. twa
      twa
      Went to Eataly for anniversary dinner. Wore earplugs and didn't worry about sound much at all.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Happy Anniversary Twa!
        May 15, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    4. twa
      twa
      Took kiddos to the park and walked a lot today. Tried successfully to get action figures out of the tree(difficult to do with dizziness).
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Tezcatlipoca thank you~ Are you in Mexico? I studied several summers in Mexico.
        May 13, 2021 at 2:02 PM
      3. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        @twa yes I live in Mexico, that's pretty cool that you spent summers here
        May 13, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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      4. twa
        twa
        Sí en San Miguel de Allende y Guanajuato.
        May 14, 2021 at 1:02 AM
    5. twa
      twa
      Day 22- dizziness post vaccine.
      1. LilSass
        LilSass
        Ugh! Is it getting progressively better or has it stopped improving? I'll keep praying for you Teresa! *hugs*
        May 12, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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      2. twa
        twa
        It was getting better and I've had some days with more dizziness. I started doing the Meclizine. Thank you~
        May 12, 2021 at 7:25 PM
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    6. twa
      twa
      I was just startled by loud thunder and lightening. Better get out the earplugs, it's starting to hail! Gotta love Texas weather!
    7. twa
      twa
      Watched a weird show on Netflix called "The Innocents". Scandinavian, a little dark and eerie. Really not my usual genre.
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      2. LilSass
        LilSass
        We watched 'Benji', the 2018 version last night. It was so fun and cute! :)
        May 10, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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      3. twa
        twa
        I haven't seen that one, saw the originals though. :-D
        May 10, 2021 at 4:09 PM
    8. twa
      twa
      Has anyone started a doctoral program with tinnitus/hyperacusis?
    9. twa
      twa
      Watched "The Phenomenon" on Prime. It was interesting, reminded me a little of the X-Files.
    10. twa
      twa
      Beautiful, sunny day here in North Texas!
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    11. twa
      twa
      Day 16- Still dealing with post vaccine dizziness. No previous dizziness or vertigo. Others have reported anywhere from 3 days to 10 weeks.
    12. twa
      twa
      Dizziness, vertigo and neck pain is slowly getting better. Hyperacusis is better too, which is amazing.
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    13. twa
      twa
      My 80 year dad who is hard of hearing went back to exercise class for the first time since the pandemic started. He is my inspiration!!!
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Wow!! Hats off to him!
        May 5, 2021
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Steph1710 he is pretty amazing. He has a huge garden that he has had for about 45 years. He has a year around plan and draws diagrams of the placement of the plants. At any given time he reads 5-6 books and goes to the library everyday. The lockdown was hard on him because he couldn't go to the senior center for exercise or his daily trip to the library to look for the latest mystery novel.
        May 5, 2021
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    14. twa
      twa
      Day 14 at home. What a sight in my pajamas with orange earplugs, trying to keep my balance, running down the street chasing after the dog!
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      3. twa
        twa
        Ok, maybe not running but walking fast! :-D
        May 5, 2021
      4. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I did something similar. My dog got overly excited about a cat, dragged me down by the leash on a steep hill while wearing my trendy, sexy earmuffs. I felt like the town freak. :P
        May 5, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        @Kriszti you made me laugh out loud! I feel that way walking in my neighborhood with orange earplugs and putting my hands over my ears when trucks drive by or planes fly over.
        May 5, 2021
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    15. twa
      twa
      Started work today on a teacher resource for fossils. My son loves fossil hunts. This will be a resource for teachers and kids.
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      3. twa
        twa
        Yes! My all time favorite classes in undergraduate studies were Art History and Architectural History.
        May 4, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I collect fossils, and skulls - anything natural history really. History was always my favourite subject by far - I mean it encompasses everything in life to have ever have happened, been done, or will one day happen. I live near the coast, and we have a plethora of different fossils here. We can sit on the beach and quite literally pick them up around us, especially sharks teeth. There everywhere.
        May 4, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        That is so cool! We have fossils in a creek in our hometown not very far from us. My kiddo loves to go fossil hunting. When they go to east Texas, they find arrowheads from the native Americans who lived here hundreds of years ago. Some of them date back even further. Where my dad grew up in Oklahoma, arrowheads could be found on the side of the road.
        May 4, 2021
    16. twa
      twa
      Has anyone been able to go out and do normal things after recovering from an acoustic trauma? Movie, kid's soccer game, church, etc.?
    17. twa
      twa
      Day 13 at home. I miss normal life, going to the store, eating lunch out, drive to get a coffee. You know the mundane things in life.
    18. twa
      twa
      Day 12- vertigo, dizziness and neck pain are better today. So glad to be finished with the steroids.
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      2. LilSass
        LilSass
        So glad you're feeling better! <3
        May 3, 2021
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    19. twa
      twa
      Husband forgot to wear hearing protection when he shot a shotgun at the range today. The muffs I bought him were on top of his head.‍
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      2. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        (Rolls eyes). There's a toxic masculinity problem with hearing protection. Then one gets T and H and weeps like a baby. I hope he's okay. Most people didn't know. I would hope that living with someone with H would change that, but I'll save that rant.
        May 3, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        After seeing what I've been through the last 7 months with T and H he still is very cavalier about it all. I think he doesn't think it would affect him if it were to happen to him. His mom has said her mother had hearing loss with tinnitus and it wasn't a big deal to her.
        May 3, 2021
    20. twa
      twa
      I went to vestibular.org and there were 137 pages of people with dizziness/vertigo after the first or second vaccine. Story after story...
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      2. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        Haven't you been reporting ear discomfort? That's way more likely imo.

        Correlation ≠ Causation
        May 2, 2021
      3. martinberryhorse
        martinberryhorse
        Well sign me up
        May 2, 2021
      4. twa
        twa
        Yes, after the vaccine. Seems like most people are experiencing symptoms like mine 5-10 days after the vaccine.
        May 2, 2021
    21. twa
      twa
      This is my first experience with vertigo. PA said once you have you are more inclined to get it again. Has this been your experience?
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      3. Robster
        Robster
        I had vertigo for the first and only time back in November last year. Hasn't come back since.
        May 3, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Robster did you have Covid or the vaccine?
        May 3, 2021
      5. Robster
        Robster
        No, no idea what caused my vertigo attack last year. Thankfully I've not had another one.
        May 8, 2021
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    22. twa
      twa
      Going to the dr this morning to get ears checked. In a lot of neck and ear pain. Is Tylenol considered ototoxic?
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I think it is, but it’s still pretty safe. If that makes sense.

        Edit: I take it nearly every day.
        May 1, 2021
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      2. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        I don't think it's ototoxic
        May 1, 2021
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      3. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        I take it all the time with no problems. As long as you dont take a lot in one day for days. MHO
        May 1, 2021
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    23. Forever hopeful
      Forever hopeful
      Steroids can also lead to dizziness. You might be getting a double whammy with the steroids and the vaccine.
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      2. twa
        twa
        May 1, 2021
      3. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        I've never heard of steroids causing dizziness. Makes no sense, if it did that I'd be worried it's causing hydrops by interacting with mineral receptors. I got worse off steroids and believe this was at least partially why.
        May 1, 2021
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    24. twa
      twa
      Day 9 of steroids, they make me feel terrible.
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      3. twa
        twa
        @GBB thank you, it's good to know that it can intensify the T. I just feel awful. I feel jittery, depressed, heart palpitations and flushed. I'm ending the taper today. Thank you @VeryUnfortunate. Good to know @Zugzug.
        Apr 30, 2021
      4. hurtingdream
        hurtingdream
        When I took them it made me have bad anxiety and insomnia and my tinnitus was super loud. But after I stopped it took a few days for all the symptoms to go away.
        May 1, 2021
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        twa
        May 1, 2021
    25. twa
      twa
      Movies in the queue: Handmaid's Tale, Love and Monsters and The Chosen.
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    26. twa
      twa
      Day 9 of dizziness after 2nd Pfizer vaccine. Praying that is will subside along with neck pain.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Did you start steroids the same day you got vaccinated? Steroids usually make me lightheaded, so maybe it's those?
        Apr 30, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @OnceUponaTime, I let both my PCP and Otologist what has been happening. They were the ones who prescribed the antibiotic 6 weeks ago and then the steroid this time. If I'm not better tomorrow, I'll message my PCP. Thanks for the kind words.
        Apr 30, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        @kingsfan I started getting dizzy around the 10th day after the vaccine. I started the steroid about a day later.
        May 1, 2021
    27. twa
      twa
      So I watched "Sound of Metal" on Prime. It's really, really tough. I would not recommend.
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Robster it was not a wise choice on my part, especially when I'm at home with a setback. It really threw my mindset in a tailspin.
        Apr 30, 2021
      4. Charlesm0513
        Charlesm0513
        I was gonna watch it this weekend. Can't mentally mess me up anymore then I already am lol
        May 1, 2021
      5. twa
        twa
        @Charlesm0513 I know curiosity is part of human nature, but I encourage you to watch something happy or funny.
        May 1, 2021
    28. twa
      twa
      Good night, praying for a quieter tomorrow for us all.
    29. twa
      twa
      Day 8 of dizziness after the 2nd Pfizer vaccine.
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      2. twa
        twa
        Apr 29, 2021
      3. LilSass
        LilSass
        Ugh!
        Apr 29, 2021
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      4. MrCrybaby
        MrCrybaby
        I rooting for you for another steady recovery!
        Apr 29, 2021
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    30. twa
      twa
      This morning I did an online study and I'm about to have an appointment with my nutritionist. It's good to connect with other people.
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      3. LilSass
        LilSass
        So true Teresa! I started an online Alpha course last night on Zoom and actually saw my neighbor there. It was a welcome distraction!
        Apr 29, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Lil Sass what is an Alpha group? @Sayeed mine is pretty good about nutrition, but not so versed in vitamins, supplements, etc.
        Apr 29, 2021
      5. LilSass
        LilSass
        Hi twa! Alpha is a Christian-based study group.
        Apr 30, 2021
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    US
    Occupation:
    Education
    Tinnitus Since:
    2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    meds/acoustic trauma