Hi. So I posted on the intro. forum a little while ago and people have been really helpful. I hope they can be helpful again. Thing is, I am getting frustrated. Basically my tinnitus is a ringing in my left ear after a cold. I had a cold, and I should mention I had earache a week prior to noticing the noise, but I assumed this was the cold (I had earache in BOTH ears). On Friday 17th Jan., after listening to my iPod I turned it off and noticed a ringing. I didn't worry too much because I had listened to music before and it had caused a ringing, and I managed to fall asleep. I feel that the noise level of my T did go down. When I woke up the next day I didn't really notice it until the middle of the day when I blocked my ear and realised "Hey, the ringing hasn't gone". The worst point was the previous week. I had headaches, couldn't eat and kept feeling sick - I actually threw up a couple times. I do not know whether that was to do with a cold or not. Anyway, I've calmed down now and am doing much better. However, T is still presence. I went to the doctor and she said that there was pressure behind my ear that was causing this because of the cold I had. While at first I was disbelieving, I actually think she is right. For example, when I try to unblock my ears (block my nose, try to blow it, and swallow - the doctor advised me to do this) my right ear will pop, but the other one won't. I've also noticed that when yawning, if I try to yawn a few times in a row, that ear will hurt. I was also in the show last night and used the former technique and it actually popped! But now it's back to not popping. Another good sign is that my T is not always presence. Two nights ago I went to bed and listened for the T, something I know I shouldn't do. But I couldn't find it! For a night I had quiet. I actually thought my ears were getting better, but then yesterday it came back. My T is very mild and I can successfully sleep with it. My other ear makes noises too, and I think that I have had a bit of T for years, only know it's gotten worse. I just want the ringing in my left ear to go! I am coping by telling myself that it is because of my cold and it will go away, and because it was getting better I was feeling more confident. Now it's ringing again and I am frustrated and confused. My question is do people think my T will go away, looking at these symptoms? I am taking metatone tonic and zinc and vitamin C tablets; the doctor also gave my a nasal spray for this T. Is there anything else people can recommend? I have had a bad experience with drugs and am reluctant to take anything because I'm certain it'll make things worse.