A quick update on me

Discussion in 'Support' started by Amelia, Jun 15, 2014.

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    1. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Hi T family!

      I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I haven't forgotten any of you and still think about how you are doing every day.

      I've been trying to stay away and put T out if my mind and coming here as much as I used to was becoming painful for me. People who got T after me were posting their success stories and becoming habituated and I was becoming bitter and upset about that. And if I read one negative thing on the forum I wouldn't let go of it for weeks.

      I do have some good days where I only notice T when it's quite but unfortunately I still notice it multiple times a day and the cruelest part is that if I'm not noticing it my brain reminds me about it. I am trying hard to not let it impact my life but I'm still fearful of so many things. I have a dentist appointment in a few days and I'm petrified! And I don't know what id do without my iphone and the constant masking tracks I have on.

      I'm still taking magnesium and have started taking taurine. Still not sure it's making a difference but I'll continue with it. I also have some nasty eye floaters and taurine can help with that. I'm also still using the Avamys nasal spray, and my dentist trip in a few days is to explore TMJ.

      So anyway that's were I am. I still pop in from time to time (usually limiting myself to the success stories) but I wish all of you well and hope you are doing ok!

      Amelia x
       
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    2. Jeff M.
      Cowabunga

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Hey Amelia!!!!!

      Miss you my sista in T!!! Sorry to hear of your struggles! I totally get it! I take a break every so and again myself from TT. But never forget (I know you don't) that we ARE a family here on TT and this is a safe haven to run to when needed. As you know, WE GET IT!!

      I wish you relief and peace and rest my friend!! Be well and don't be a stranger!

      All the best!

      Jeff

      :rockingbanana:
       
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    3. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Thanks @Jeff M :) Though I better do a post so you guys didn't forget about me!
       
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    4. Jeff M.
      Cowabunga

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Never forget about you lassie!! :)
       
    5. alifalijohn

      alifalijohn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/14
      All the best you and Hang in there sister..prayers you way!
       
    6. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      We're glad you updated us, Amelia. You can come back here any time to vent or to discuss your concerns. We understand, and we'll listen!

      Don't worry too much about that dental appointment; I've had several procedures since my T, and didn't have any real problems with tinnitus getting worse. Even if yours does, it should be only temporary, and will return to baseline level within about 24 - 48 hours.

      Glad you're still taking magnesium. It's a subtle, slow-acting kind of improvement, but it has helped me, and I'm continuing to take it. I find it easier to get to sleep after taking magnesium, which I take about 1 hour before bedtime.

      Best wishes, and please do drop back in to let us know how you're doing!
       
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    7. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      @Karen - don't think ill ever stop the magnesium! Helps combat stress too and i can use all the help I can get in that area ;)

      Thanks for the info about the dentist too ... That's definitely calmed me down. I'm anticipating a filling too so I'm glad you have had no permeant changes with your dental work :)
       
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    8. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      No. Not Forgotten. I recall your story from right around the time I joined this board last year. Some peoples' accounts stand out more than others, and I recall how yours was different ie. the unusual way you developed tinnitus. I always feel particularly sorry for those who simply develop this rubbish out of the blue, and for no apparent reason or at least, for reasons outside of their control.

      You are a "cool Aussie". Like most Australians. Probably the most friendly people in the world.
       
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    9. patty

      patty Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Hi there Amelia. It's good to take a break from the boards and check back every so often. How was the dentist visit? I have been avoiding the dentist, but felt confident enough to go. I asked for a manual cleaning, but the hygenist started the electric tooth polisher before I could say anything. It wasn't too bad. But... I need a root canal with a cap, and need to get a cap removed, decay cleaned, and another cap. Will use earplugs and headphones. All of this joy starts tomorrow.
       
    10. carol kane
      Wishful

      carol kane Member

      Location:
      Lincolnshire united kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      Hi Patty, good luck at the dentists tomorrow, i also have been avoiding the dentist but will have to brave it soon, please let me know how it goes.
       
    11. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      From my experience with the dentist, you should be fine. And if you do experience any spike after the procedure, it shouldn't last long, and go back to baseline. Good luck!!!
       
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    12. patty

      patty Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Good news! Not even a teeny bit of a spike after the root canal. As a matter of fact, I am having quite a low T day.
       
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    13. carol kane
      Wishful

      carol kane Member

      Location:
      Lincolnshire united kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      Fantastic news, did you have drilling done? i'm presuming you did !!
       
    14. patty

      patty Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yes, I had the drilling done w/ no problems with the sound of it. I used only headphones with some music on very low. Root canals just suck anyways, but I know the drill haha.
       
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