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It’s almost like this angle grinder noise is controlled with my thoughts lol. Stress/anxiety blows it up Jan 20, 2022 at 4:40 AM

    1. 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
    2. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Noises aren’t even bad or loud just annoying now lol. Squeak squeak squeak (heartbeat) plus eeeee
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    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. 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
    6. 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
    7. 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
    8. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Tomorrow I will start prednisone as it has helped covid vaccine peeps, doesn’t hurt to try since I’m getting worse.
    9. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      When my kid yells my ears spasm lol. Also covering my left ear in the car I can’t hear the radio unless it’s loud.
      1. Farida231
        Farida231
        Do you over-protect your ears ?
        Jun 1, 2021
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Farida231 id say I’m wearing plugs about 8-12 hours a day now and increasing. I really don’t want to overdo it but my son is wild and yells randomly
        Jun 1, 2021
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    10. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Damn my tinnitus getting worse... higher pitched and volume after using sound for sleep wtf :(
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Wrfortiscue You probably have reactive T which may be related to hyperacusis. Do you feel that some sounds are "too loud"? You don't have to feel "pain" in order to have hyperacusis. My 2 cents is; don't go around in earplugs 24/7 because that will make you more sensitive. Try to avoid the sounds which causes increases, while continuing to do that which works fine.
        Jun 6, 2021
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Yea @Stacken77 some sounds are uncomfortable and make me wince. Today I used plugs way less
        Jun 7, 2021
      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Wrfortiscue Yeah that sounds a bit like hyperacusis, or some sensitivity. Also try to avoid sound that make you wince, since too much of those may cause a setback. It's sad, but with tinnitus and hyperacusis, we're walking a pretty tight rope of over-protection vs under-protection.
        Jun 7, 2021
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    11. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      I realize trying to listen to my tinnitus in quiet rooms is not the way to go lol. Started using rain and my tinnitus actually lowers.
      1. LukeYoung
        LukeYoung
        This was how i habituated actually.. its tough at first, but sat in quiet rooms on my phone
        Oct 18, 2021
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    12. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Damn even the electric weedeater with decibullz plugs spiked some. This condition is ass
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Could it be cubital tunnel syndrom? Does your pinky finger get numb and/or do you have hand weakness? Being a musician I've had to deal with both carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome.
        May 31, 2021
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        You have been taking all of these risks - it isn't surprising that your T has been getting worse. I hope you will learn from your mistakes and give your body a chance to heal.
        Jun 1, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Bill Bauer I don’t know what to do I feel like I’m overprotecting my ears as is because my kid yells all the time lol
        Jun 1, 2021
    13. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      @Michael Leigh is it possible to habituate to very high pitched intermittent up and down tinnitus? Also masking brings the noise higher
    14. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Was putting in those tree ear buds when i put it wrong and it made a loud noise. My ear spiked trying to protect it... lol smh
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Wondering if I should take prednisone or not?
        May 29, 2021
      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Bill Bauer they were decibullz to protect the ears. I took them off weird and the tip popped against my canal
        May 29, 2021
      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        All my previous spikes go away in hours, this one hasn’t gone down. All from ear protection.. the irony lol
        May 29, 2021
    15. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Not sure if this is hyperacusis but the tv seems louder than normal and bothers me. Doesn’t hurt but ears feel sensitive sometimes.
    16. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Anyone else get noise in the ear while walking with plugs? Is that vibration ok?
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      3. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        Occlusion. Gave me some low hums. Use some looser plugs and softer shoes.
        May 26, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Thanks. I read from Michael Leigh not to overprotect unless you have bad hyperacusis. Should I not wear plugs walking then?
        May 26, 2021
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I would say it really depends. I would try to eliminate it as much as possible. I'll have to find the source, but it was determined occlusion can increase sounds by up to 20 decibels or something like that. Try to get deeper fitting plugs or walk lighter like Matchbox said.
        May 26, 2021
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    17. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      First time I slept without waking up. Took forever to fall asleep. First time I woke up with very low tinnitus too. Spiked later... still :)
      1. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Spoke too soon it’s spiked really bad. Couldn’t sleep
        May 25, 2021
    18. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Dog whistle jumped into right ear for the first time. Can anyone recommend good daily ear plugs that I can still hear out of?
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @kingsfan what are using at night for sound enrichment? You also suffer from the dentist drill like me lol
        May 30, 2021
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I have a sonos play:1 that I play cricket sounds on. It used to mask everything, but not so much anymore. Sometimes I'll also play audio books on my iPhone along with the cricket sounds.
        May 30, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @kingsfan thanks. I actually slept 4 hours last night. Tried enrichment but the buzz kept poking though the sound and I felt it. I just smiled and relaxed, helped some
        May 30, 2021
    19. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      My overall volume is going down but this high frequency dog whistle noise sucks. Distract distract distract
    20. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      Trying to stay strong
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