Hi all! This is my first post here so please bare with me... please! Also, it's kind of long as I'm giving my history, so I truly appreciate anyone who took the time to read my story. Thank you!! SO! My tinnitus started around March of this year, I noticed that my nose was extremely stuffy for about 3 weeks, stiff neck and shoulders, ear fullness, popping, then our favorite friend tinnitus decided to stick around for a while. I went to my primary a couple times and she diagnosed me with ETD the first time, gave me Flonase and antihistamines. I did that for 3 weeks with no relief. My jaw started hurting and started to get headaches along with the other symptoms and she diagnosed me with TMJD. I went to see an ENT, had a hearing test done. The audiology results were beyond average, everything is working properly. ENT THINKS maybe I'm at the beginning stages of hearing loss (talk about added stress!) I'm going to digress a tiny bit and say that I do have a lesion on my brain stem which my neurologist says that it would not cause these specific problems. I was due for my 3rd MRI and the ENT piggybacked it to add a test to check on my nerves for hearing. That was a week ago and I haven't heard back yet. So I went to see a dentist, which she confirmed tmjd and said my tinnitus is caused from that, she referred me to a TMJ specialists, I saw them about 2 weeks ago and they confirmed it as well. They (TMJ specialist) said my TMJD is being caused by sleep apnea. I was tested for apnea years ago with results being mild apnea. I had a CT done and my nasal passages are very inflamed, which caused my jaw to accommodate my lack of breathing at night. I have grooves along my tongue that show that my tongue is pushing my jaw up to allow more air. Now this TMJ specialist was not covered by insurance, as I was desperate for answers before waiting to hear back from my insurance. Yesterday I did and I was approved to see a TMJ specialist that's covered by my insurance. So now that I've given a brief history, i want to know if anyone who's tinnitus was caused by tmjd had relief of their tinnitus or know of someone who does. I read that people mainly post in their crisis but forget to post when things have gotten better. I think Ive habituated very well to it as I have no trouble falling asleep and I don't hear it at all during the day. Just night and morning when things are still quiet. I have more positive days than bad days, but it still sucks. I miss the silence.. Any positive feedback would be greatly appreciated!