Hi all, I thought I'd update my situation, and get some advice. I've had T for almost 10 months now. For the past couple of months I've had days where it is almost nothing, and days when it's driving me mad. I guess others have had the same situations? Here's my info with questions at the end. This is a typical day for me. In bed by 9pm, up at 4.30am. T is the first thing I hear...annoying, loud, but not as loud as the first couple of months when I first came down with it. I drive my wife to work and I'm home by 6am. T may have calmed down by then, maybe not. I'm slightly anxious...will it be a good/bad day? I have a shower. After a shower I'll either have almost no T and I know it's going to be a good day. If after the shower I hear it and it's annoying...then I know it's going to be there all day. This has been the "pattern" for the past 3-4 months. The "good news" is that I can now go 3-4 days with almost no T, and then I'll have a "bad" day. When I have good days I think to myself...maybe it's going? When I have a bad day I get depressed. I've made changes to my diet...cut out sugar...I still play squash every week (I'll be 62 in April) and my weight has dropped from 73kg to 65kg. I'm happy I've got a flatter stomach, but friends are commenting that I don't need to lose any more weight! I think about everything I eat now, wondering if it makes the T worse. Yesterday I had some lime and chili cashew nuts...woke up at 2am with raging T (just like it was when I first got it)...managed to get back to sleep, on and off until 6.30. Got up, had a shower and it was almost gone. At 2pm I decided to clean out the laundry as our hot water system has died...being replaced tomorrow..$$$$ (stress). I put on my ear muffs (the type you wear when using loud appliances) and water pressure cleaned the floor downstairs. My T immediately got louder after taking the ear muffs off...it's loud now! Sorry for the long story, but is what I'm experiencing what others are? Good days outnumber the bad, but there's no rhyme/reason. Is this habituation? My wife is also dealing with pain on a daily basis...she's worried about me, I'm worried about her...vicious circle. I'm a teacher and I just found out last week that a fellow teacher has had T for years...she said "I can hear it now"...but she's used to it. I asked her if she had days where she doesn't hear it...she said no. I have days where it's almost nothing, where I have to listen for it to notice it, and others where it's to loud to ignore. Anyone in a similar situation? Thanks all.