Is there anyone here that just suffers from T and not anxiety? I think that I might be on my own here. I can not believe how many people with tinnitus suffer from anxiety, what is the conection? Do you ACTUALLY suffer from REAL tinnitus or are you just freaking out? Is most of it just in your anxious mind? Maybe a light ringing and you loose it, you think that it's a big deal because you have heard scary stories then get a panick attack or something? How much of T is real, and how much is panick and overreaction? People keep telling me to try not to be anxious over my hearing issues, that is THE standard advise that I get. My reply is that I don't have anxiety, I just have shity ear issues for f//k sake. And then you get the success stories from people with a history of anxiety. Like did you overcome T or just your anxiety? You say that you had bad T and H but that could have just been the anxiety talking (making something out of nothing) and not your tinnitus. I am very skeptical to believe any kind of success story handed out by those idividuals that blow things out of proportion and freak out to begin with. I mean, sure it's real to them, but really, is it? It could just be the mental illness talking and not really tinnitus. As soon as someone tells me that they have overcome tinnitus and that they have a history of anxiety I write it off completely. Am I wrong? Any opinions on this ? Ps-absolutely nothing against anyone with anxiety here, it's just another health issue, no big deal! I hope that no one takes offense to my post, that is definately not My intention.