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Seems my mri spike is back. Wish I had something positive to share lol Sep 22, 2021 at 10:22 PM

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    1. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Just a bunch of noises no big deal. Squeaks, whistles, buzzes, hisses and rings… life is good. State of mind
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I was being sarcastic lol however yesterday and today I had about 10-15 minutes of silence followed by old tinnitus volume. Felt wonderful… Laid down and the high pitched squeaks are back lol. It’s really high freq ringing but it’s so faint it sounds like something needs to be greased
        Jul 13, 2021
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    2. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Tinnitus spiked due to cold, been taking mucinex. Anything I should or shouldn’t be doing? Don’t want to hit uncharted territory lol
      1. aot
        aot
        You'll be fine.
        Jul 12, 2021
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    3. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      10 year anniversary coming up in October. Vegas trip planned… do I hold back in fear of getting worse, or go all in?
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Jul 12, 2021
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Don't do the crime, unless you are prepared to serve the time (louder T).
        Jul 12, 2021
      4. russiancarl
        russiancarl
        Congrats on 10 years!! Gotta live life at some point but also have to weigh the downsides. If you do go, make sure you are prepared and do it as safely as you can. Earbuds, maybe drive instead of fly, etc. But have fun too!
        Jul 14, 2021
    4. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      3 months in… do my constant tone changes signify worse to come?
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      2. Tanni
        Tanni
        @Wrfortiscue It's different for everyone. But it's just very common for it to happen in the beginning. It will settle/ease off in time. If it's at all possible, it's better to try to ignore it, yes. Just keep protecting in loud environments, and let time do the rest :)
        Jul 11, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Tanni is right. Great advice as always.
        If it helps, the first 6 months, I had all sorts of new tones and changes to my T. However, like everyone said, they settled down - I mean I have multi-tonal T, but all those tones stay the same, and don’t fluctuate anymore.
        Jul 11, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Steph1710 thanks for that. I mean, I’m trying to go about and live my life but the constant changes so freak me out not gonna lie. I woke up middle of the night and could barely hear it, does tease me like that sometimes
        Jul 11, 2021
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    5. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Anyone feel a fluid feeling in ears when bending over? My ears get full for about 30 seconds after lifting my head. ENT shrugged it off
    6. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      my dental drill that nearly went away came back and intrusive again. I hope it’s due to this cold I feel I’m getting. Screwed otherwise lol
    7. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Almost 3 months in and damn tinnitus keeps changing. Not doing any pharmaceuticals and I wear protection, what gives
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      2. danielthor
        danielthor
        Is it increasing? Could be infection. Could be neuroinflammation
        Jul 8, 2021
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      3. Diesel
        Diesel
        You're still early, it'll do that for a while. Even almost 3 years in, I have louder days and quieter days... can't always tell why, kind of stopped caring.
        Jul 8, 2021
      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @danielthor @Diesel I have like 4 tones. Left ear has a faint squeaking tone that sometimes changes to an electrical flatline noise. Was maybe a 4-5 a month after onset and then everything improved for weeks. All of a sudden I had a spike and now the squeaking is louder. Seems like the tones keep evolving slowly just not in a favorable way lol
        Jul 8, 2021
    8. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Went to the movies with decibullz and covering my ears yet woke up at 2am with left ear spiked. Only difference was I had Benadryl earlier
      1. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Spike went down but constant electrical noise which is annoying lol
        Jul 7, 2021
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    9. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Does anyone have faint beeps or squeaks that sometimes react, get louder or change, then go back to original tone? Like a dormant beast lol
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    10. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Beep boop screech hiss buzz… brain you’re drunk lol
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    11. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      With positivity I think I can habituate in 20 years. Goal set
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        That's the spirit
        Jul 2, 2021
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      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        you'll get used to it if tinnitus doesn't increase in 20 years :D
        Jul 2, 2021
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    12. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Right ear went deaf for a second and insanely High and loud pitch then went back. Scared the shit out of me
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      3. Lurius
        Lurius
        That would have scared the shit out of me too. A few days ago I got a pure tone in both ears for 5 seconds, a permanent pure tone is my worst nightmare so that made me freak out a bit.
        Jul 1, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Lurius new tones scare me more than any spikes do. I heard a computer sound beep the other day, just one… and I frantically asked my wife did you hear that? I had my plugs in traffic so not sure lol
        Jul 1, 2021
      5. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I think that's fleeting T. Happens to me from time to time, scares the hell out of me, because it's so loud.
        Jul 1, 2021
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    13. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Anyone get ear pain? Wth does that mean lol
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Just constant ear fullness, but never any pain =/
        Jun 30, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @kingsfan what the heck does that mean? Is it a psychological component?
        Jul 1, 2021
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        When your ears feel like they need to pop
        Jul 1, 2021
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    14. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Anyone else have suggestions to treat reactive tinnitus? @Stacken77 suggest ear plugs at night which sounds good. Anyone get rid of theirs?
      1. danielthor
        danielthor
        Some people see improvements by going monk-monk. monk-mode is generally not recommended though, because you’ll risk getting hyperacusis. I’ve been thinking a lot about this, and I think This type of hyperacusus is 100% psychological. I recommend going monk-mode for a period of time too see if it makes a difference. If you find yourself sensitive to sounds all of a sudden, you know why and you can override it.
        Jul 1, 2021
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @danielthor unfortunately can’t because of my wild 4 year old that wants to be near me 24/7
        Jul 1, 2021
    15. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      So my T has been permanently spiked for the past 2 days. Only thing is I’m coming off prednisone. New tone too, this sucks
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        [2/2] Get a few hours each day where your ears can hear sound. It doesn't have to be loud or moderate, just let them hear sound. I fear that my problem is that I've protected for 24/7, hence broken my dynamic range, making me more sensitive to higher frequencies. By ensuring the ears get some time without hearing protection in our homes, hearing the ambience, we may fix this problem.

        Take care,
        Stacken
        Jun 27, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        But I can't stress enough that everyone's case, in terms of progression and treatment, is different. Some may need to completely rest their ears, while others may need to expose themselves to sound in order to improve. Don't take my words for definitive guidelines, but rather test the waters and see what works for you. I believe the above applies to my case, and maybe or maybe not yours.

        All the best.
        Jun 27, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Thanks @Stacken77 i appreciate the advice. I just don’t get why my tinnitus is evolving so much in 2 months. Now it’s hissing today lol
        I hope you can recover soon
        Jun 27, 2021
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    16. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Is cyclobenzapine safe? Have a stiff neck that worsens my tinnitus and doctor prescribed it
      1. GBB
        GBB
        It didn't do anything to me. I take it occasionally. Your mileage may vary.
        Jun 25, 2021
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        It knocked me out but didn’t lower T
        Jun 25, 2021
    17. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Two months in and now my right ear has the reactive high pitched tone. Not sure how it shifted there or what it means
    18. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Prednisone has been weening off. Electric noise has been higher. Woke up with fullness in affected ear. This crap never gonna end
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @kingsfan Can I just stay on prednisone forever? Lol they say this vax response is inflammation but I say it’s ear damage that happened. Been doing neck stretches and pulsating has been less too
        Jun 23, 2021
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I agree
        Jun 23, 2021
      5. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I think I may have gotten a new soft tone in right ear after tapering? Or I’m just going crazy lol
        Jun 24, 2021
    19. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Went to the movies and saw a quiet place 2 with foam plugs. Db rating was 80-90 at spikes. No pain or wincing
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      2. twa
        twa
        Was it good? I want to see it. I wonder if it's at home too?
        Jun 19, 2021
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @twa yesh it was entertaining. I actually liked it over part 1
        Jun 19, 2021
    20. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Day 3 on prednisone and the severity has been cut in half. My squeaky beast isn’t overriding sounds as much. Still pulsing cicadas laying
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Tested the box fan last night and seemed to aggravate the beast lol. I guess at this point it’s gonna be permanent up and down
        Jun 19, 2021
    21. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Has anyone had fullness in ears feeling that comes on when bending over or laying down a certain way? It goes away when sitting or standing
      1. Backpacker
        Backpacker
        What does "a certain way" mean? And what exactly caused your symptoms 15-20 years ago? And don't bend over if you don't have to.
        Jun 17, 2021
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Backpacker laying on my left side may cause fullness feeling in left ear and vice versa. Bending over I feel rushing noise to ears and it may cause temporary fullness. 15-20 years ago it was a firecracker. Just had rushing fullness feeling past year. I’ve also used to hear rushing noise in back of skull my wife could hear years ago too. Mainly in mornings waking up. Now I have similar tinnitus noise
        Jun 18, 2021
    22. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      52 days in and I’m having more and more periods of high pitch screeching. Does this mean it’s gonna permanently be like this? Game over lol
      1. Diesel
        Diesel
        No
        Jun 16, 2021
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I doubt it, you're still pretty early in.
        Jun 16, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        It's going to be ok~
        Jun 17, 2021
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    23. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Not sure if I’m healing. Pitch is getting higher but more faint. Goes with heartbeat and spikes sometimes but just for 30 minutes or so
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Also slept more than 6 hours straight last night. First time since onset. Had to sleep with no noise or fan, seems it’s reactive
        Jun 14, 2021
    24. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Mri or CT with contrast… both safe? Earplugs good enough for MRI? Need to check this pulsing in my head.
      1. Damocles
        Damocles
        Had both MRI with contrast dye, and CT scan with iodine contrast dye, 6 years ago. Neither had any negative effect on me.
        Jun 11, 2021
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        Were not good enough for me, ended up with a spike, but it was only temporary. Most people are ok after an MRI though. For pulsatile T, get an MRA as well. CT is quieter, but it's better for checking the bones, also it's a bit of radiation.
        Jun 12, 2021
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Kriszti @Damocles thank you both. The pulsating seems worse when laying and most of the day I can’t hear it only a faint drill noise or very faint squeak even with plugs. Unsure what to do or just wait it out
        Jun 12, 2021
    25. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Noises aren’t even bad or loud just annoying now lol. Squeak squeak squeak (heartbeat) plus eeeee
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    26. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Not sure how to habituate to a faint squeaky noise lol. Sounds like a wheel needs wd40. Then the tiny dentist drill comes in
    27. Damocles
      Damocles
      Man, all these times I've seen your posts on the forum; just worked out your profile picture is a cat.....
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      2. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        I thought it was a lizard for a while.
        Jun 8, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        Lol!
        Jun 16, 2021
    28. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Gonna try this 100mg prednisone taper 10 days
      1. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Did you start this? I only took one 60mg and two 50mg doses so far and I'm just completely crazy right now.
        Jun 10, 2021
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Nah decided not to because I was getting better. Then I got worse just now lol wtf
        Jun 10, 2021
    29. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Not sure what to do. My right ear makes a shrill pitch when in the shower as if competing, and when asleep my T wakes me up without earbuds
    30. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      If I cover my left ear in the shower, my right ear hears the water with a higher pitched shrill. Not sure what that means
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    Tinnitus Since:
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    Cause of Tinnitus:
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