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I've been upset w/myself most of this yr for having this condition & not being able to do normal mom things. Lately, things are much better! Sep 23, 2021 at 5:44 AM

    1. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      @twa yes it magnified four weeks after surgery….this year…
      But I’m hoping to habituate again like I have for 26years,,,,, it started in 1995,
      But we have to push through….
      I have cried like many on this forum
      I hope for all of us…. We will slowly get better
      Sending prayers ….
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    2. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      @twa little steps but your getting there….
      I’m only 4 months in with this after 26 years habituation to tinnitus…..
      It’s hard but it will get better
      Your so positive
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Eleanor89 I'm so sorry. 26 years is so long to have this condition. You are truly a warrior! Did you have a worsening this year? My otologist said they have seen an increase in tinnitus since the pandemic. I think mine has multiple causes, but my year anniversary is this month. Sometimes I feel like the walking wounded, but I keep pressing on by God's grace.
        Sep 25, 2021 at 5:57 AM
    3. twa
      twa
      I've been upset w/myself most of this yr for having this condition & not being able to do normal mom things. Lately, things are much better!
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      2. Robster
        Robster
        Wish I could be as positive as you. Glad to hear things are getting better.
        Sep 25, 2021 at 12:50 AM
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      3. Eleanor89
        Eleanor89
        @twa
        I had totally habituated didn’t notice it and then after surgery it magnified along with sensitivity….
        I’m hoping to habituate again …. But it takes time
        Do you still get ear fullness….etc
        And how is your tinnitusdo you here it all the time
        I think your doing amazing
        I pray also and it helps x
        Sep 25, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    4. twa
      twa
      You are brave and stronger than you know.
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        and smarter @twa. Don't forget about smarter.

        Sometimes I shock myself...
        Sep 16, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sep 16, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        And witty! :-D
        Sep 17, 2021
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    5. twa
      twa
      Hey friends, thinking about you today.
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Eleanor, I'm almost a year in. I'm much improved, but things do still bother me. I wear earplugs all the time I'm away from the house. I think things started to improve a lot this summer, so about 10 months in. I'm able to do so much more than during the last 10 months. I am teaching, which I never thought I'd do again. I can take my kid most places within reason.
        Sep 23, 2021 at 5:38 AM
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      3. Eleanor89
        Eleanor89
        @twa What ear plugs do you wear and do you still have tinnitus….
        Do you have ear fullness still
        Thankyou
        Sep 23, 2021 at 8:49 AM
      4. twa
        twa
        I wear Mack's foam earplugs from Amazon. I do still have tinnitus that fluctuates and changes tones daily. The ear fullness is much, much better. So are all the strange pains and burning. When this started a year ago, I could barely function because of the pain is my jaw, ears and temples. The headaches were terrible. I used to keep a hot pack on my face or ears all the time.
        Sep 25, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    6. twa
      twa
      How's everyone doing? I miss all my usual TT friends!
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Enjoying life despite suffering with T and other ailments. How you doing?
        Sep 10, 2021
      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        How are you, twa? Hope you still enjoy teaching despite T&H. I'm doing ok and will start working full time in about two weeks
        Sep 10, 2021
      4. twa
        twa
        Hello all my friends! It was good to hear from you! I'm doing well, still teaching 2 classes and taking 2 doctoral classes! What was I thinking? It's been a challenge, but good for me. It has help ground me lately with a good routine and schedule. Hope you all are doing well, praying for you and thinking about each of you!
        Sep 12, 2021
    7. twa
      twa
      It's raining and thundering this morning. I drive down a two lane highway to get to my college. Praying it will subside soon.
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Eleanor I do wear foam earplugs when driving. We have so many big trucks and commercial 18 wheelers along with construction vehicles that I always wear them.
        Sep 8, 2021
      3. Nadia231
        Nadia231
        Can I ask you what type/brand of foam earplugs you wear? I need them while driving but the ones I use cause me pain, occlusion and the tinnitus feels really loud
        Sep 8, 2021
      4. twa
        twa
        @Nadia123 I ordered beige foam earplugs from Amazon. They are called Mack's Ultra Soft.
        Sep 10, 2021
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    8. twa
      twa
      Hope everyone in the US has a peaceful holiday weekend! XO
      1. Damocles
        Damocles
        What about those of us that aren't in the US, @twa??

        You want us all to have a horrible holiday weekend!? >:O
        Sep 5, 2021
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Damocles, I can always count on you for a witty rebuttal. :-D My thought was that only the US is celebrating Labor Day this weekend, but feel free to join in the celebration!
        Sep 5, 2021
      3. twa
        twa
        @Eleanor, I'm doing good. Vertigo and dizziness are better. Tinnitus and hyperacusis are still here, although I can tolerate more sounds. This is the 10th month since my acoustic event. Hope you are doing well.
        Sep 5, 2021
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    9. twa
      twa
      So much to be thankful for, but feeling overwhelmed.
      1. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        You've got this, keep going!
        Sep 3, 2021
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      2. twa
        twa
        Thanks @Mister Muso. This was a hard week, 4 classes and two are doctoral level.
        Sep 4, 2021
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    10. twa
      twa
      First student with Covid. Ugh.
      1. aura
        aura
        Take care!
        Sep 1, 2021
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    11. twa
      twa
      Ringing for two days straight. Really tough. Usually, I have periods of airplane engine/static throughout the day and it is tolerable.
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      2. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        I hope it gets better twa, hang in there!
        Sep 1, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Charbuchar I've had some static today and it helps. Thank you for the kind words. I don't know if it's that I've been sick and my allergies are bothersome or adding more stress with work and school.
        Sep 2, 2021
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      4. Eleanor89
        Eleanor89
        Hope your ok now x
        Sep 3, 2021
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    12. twa
      twa
      First day as a college professor. Everything went well!
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Christiaan I teach Reading and Writing. I would love to teach Spanish, but professors need 18 graduate hours in the discipline they are teaching.
        Aug 25, 2021
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      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Still awesome to teach those subjects @twa . These were def one of my favourite things when I studied English & French literature
        Aug 25, 2021
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      4. Eleanor89
        Eleanor89
        Congratulations professor x
        Excellent
        Sep 5, 2021
    13. twa
      twa
      Working on class syllabus, for a few moments everything seemed quiet.
    14. twa
      twa
      Enjoy the days that are good and give yourself grace on the rest of them.
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      2. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Thanks for these words of wisdom @twa It really helps to put things in perspective at times
        Aug 18, 2021
      3. twa
        twa
        Aug 20, 2021
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    15. twa
      twa
      First faculty meeting for higher education today. It seems that K-12 education has the monopoly on organization.
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    16. twa
      twa
      An improvement I've noticed is that I am better able to tolerate my own voice. The resonating sound of my voice has calmed down.
    17. twa
      twa
      Rapid Covid test is negative, flu is negative, waiting on the PCR test.
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      2. twa
        twa
        PCR was negative, must be a bad respiratory infection. We all three have it.
        Aug 16, 2021
    18. twa
      twa
      Has anyone done monoclonal antibody infusions for Covid?
    19. twa
      twa
      Anyone have issues taking Claritin? Also known as Loratadine.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        None at all @twa. I take it everyday.
        Aug 12, 2021
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    20. twa
      twa
      Both the kiddo and I are sick. Hoping that it is seasonal allergies or a cold and not the Delta variant. Ugh.
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Tweedleman I feel the same way. No energy at all. Did you get a Covid test?
        Aug 12, 2021
      4. Tweedleman
        Tweedleman
        @Steph1710 Much appreciated my homie <3 Yeah, you know it must been bad if I voluntarily stopped smoking for 2 days eh! lol. Sounds like the same bug indeed! I'd have loved to call in sick with you and just get loopy on cough medicine together! Lol I wish we had like, advanced highspeed underwater rail between our countries. Like why hasnt it been done already!
        Aug 12, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        Back to feeling like poo.
        Aug 12, 2021
    21. twa
      twa
      @Charburchar that's great about your Master's! I say we have to keep moving forward with our lives in the midst of adversity.
      1. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Thanks twa! Absolutely. Hope you're well.
        Aug 10, 2021
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Charbuchar we are sick over here, but otherwise doing well.
        Aug 11, 2021
      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Charburchar I second what @twa said - congratulations man! So, so proud of you. Don’t let this horrid condition win! *virtual high five* :)
        Aug 11, 2021
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    22. twa
      twa
      Ideas for natural anti-depressants that are safe to take with T/H.
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      3. JPGL
        JPGL
        para dormir recurro a mirtazapine,aunque ya se que NO es natural
        Aug 9, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Farida, I haven't heard of sweet basil tea. I'll check it out, thank you~
        @Damocles that's funny! Caffeine makes me super jittery and uncomfortable. :-(
        @PortugalTheMan I love a decaf latte once in a while. Love the smell of coffee!
        @PortugalThe Man I agree! I love to walk and swim!
        @Leila I've been curious about St. John's Wort. I'll check it out. Thank you~
        @JPGL Gracias a Dios yo puedo dormir bien.
        Aug 10, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        Thank you for all the suggestions! You guys are awesome! Muchas gracias para las sugerencias. !Ustedes son increíbles!
        Aug 10, 2021
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    23. twa
      twa
      Asking for prayer.
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      3. twa
        twa
        Thank you all, for your thoughts and prayers. I am feeling better.
        Aug 8, 2021
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      4. Sentinel
        Sentinel
        My prayers are with you twa.
        Aug 9, 2021
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      5. Anniz
        Anniz
        In Jesus name I command the tinnitus to leave! Amen.
        Aug 9, 2021
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    24. twa
      twa
      Visited the new campus to sign paperwork, had lunch with my college roommate and went to a graduation party. Nice to do normal things!
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    25. twa
      twa
      My husband listens to loud podcasts every night and sleeps with earbuds in. He says he's just lucky, he doesn't have tinnitus. Smh...
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Steph1710 it was a hard week, thank you for checking on me. I'm doing better. Had a better day today. That's amazing that he hasn't been sick in 6 years! When I taught school, I was sick quite a bit. Now that I've been away from the school environment for 4 years, I only get sick seasonally. Do you think you have allergies that trigger other illness?
        Aug 7, 2021
      4. twa
        twa
        @Michael Leigh yeah, you may be right. I've talked to him several times about tinnitus and ear phones or earbuds. What worries me is that he allows my son to wear earphones. He thinks if it's low, it's ok. He also talks to people all day long on the phone for his job, so some days he wears earbuds all day and night.
        Aug 7, 2021
      5. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        @twa listening to earphones, earbuds etc at low volume will not usually cause harm. However, I advise to give the ears a rest and not listen for hours and hours. This is for people that do not have tinnitus. Anyone with tinnitus, especially noise induced, my advice is to never use any type of headphones even at low volume.
        Aug 7, 2021
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    26. twa
      twa
      Such a hard day. Loud ringing all day, not sure why.
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      2. aot
        aot
        Sometimes it gets aggravated. Try not to worry.
        Aug 6, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        @aot thank you. A family member is very argumentative and it doesn't help things.
        Aug 6, 2021
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    27. twa
      twa
      Has anyone taught at the college level with T/H?
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    28. twa
      twa
      Starting a new chapter in education this semester as an Adjunct Professor.
    29. twa
      twa
      Why am I so tired?
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Me too. Me too. :(
        Aug 3, 2021
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    30. twa
      twa
      Vertigo and dizziness are much better! It's been 14 weeks!
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    US
    Occupation:
    Education
    Tinnitus Since:
    2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    meds/acoustic trauma