Argh, not having a good month really...

Discussion in 'Support' started by derpytia, Jun 28, 2014.

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    1. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      I'm going on month three and it's getting tough. Even when I don't think I'm stressed I'm apparently stressed. When I first got T I could mask it at night so I could go to sleep. Now I have more tones and the new ones sound like high pitched squeaks and whurrs, like a bad electrical connection or something that sounds like my ears are 'weeping' at a high pitch and I can't mask it. It's terrible :( Knowing that I'll have to deal with this for the rest of my life is really dragging me down.
       
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    2. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Sorry to hear that you're not too great.

      Same here!
      New noises, anxiety, feeling hopeless....
      Thinking what sort of a life is this:(
      So you're not alone at least. It's a horrible horrible condition in sooooo many ways.

      Hopefully we all get some relief soon.
       
    3. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      You didn't always have these tones, so they could go again. I'm afraid I can't advise anything else other then mask them and try to ignore it. It does get better: I am only 5-6 months in and am just getting there. You can still have good moments with T.
       
    4. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      @derpytia First you are still early in the T process. You need to stop saying 'rest of my life ' I have T 24 years. I have had 4 relapses that isn't to scare you. At first I didn't want to take medication but my experience prozac. Xanax morning, early evening, at sleep. 10mg abien at sleep. Sleep to me is an important factor as well as anxiety. All relapses had culminated in habituation. Why I relapse no idea except this time I suspect a virus. I have vertigo too. I'm 6 weeks in and ringing I will habituate again! You will habituate too! Time is our allied. Once I habituate I take xanax morning and evening. That has been the regiment for last 20 years. When I habituate life is virtually normal. I had a 10 years of no relapse now that was heaven.

      P.S. When I habituate I don't think when will the next relapse occur. It happens I take it as it comes. Yes the initial phase I'm terrified. God bless.
      Ken
       
    5. mmacabre
      Ape-like

      mmacabre Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      well, i don't think you will have to deal with this for the "rest of your life". our understanding of the human body will change dramatically in our lifetime, to the point where we will look at everything that is going on today and all the things that we can't seem to fix, and see it kind of like we see the 1950s and 1960s from a contemporary point of view. mental health care was absolutely atrocious back then, and they just gave antipsychotics that caused permanent movement and cognitive disorders, alongside electroshock to anyone that they couldn't "figure out". a lot of the medications and treatments we have now and take for granted (ibuprofen, antidepressants, inhalers, blood pressure meds, etc.) were not available just a few decades ago. intrusive tinnitus should and will become a thing of the past, as will sorts of "permanent" disorders and conditions. we just need to think outside the box
       
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    6. kevin b
      Fine

      kevin b Member

      Location:
      Hope well junction, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Sorry to hear your struggles. You will get better and certainly do not worry about this for life, there are stragies and possible cures on the way. My sounds changed last month just after I get used to my Pulsating T. Please do not rule out some medications to help you out, like people have stated here, sometimes you need a Band-Aid to help, it does not mean you need them forever but they can be a tool in your toolbox. This is not an easy situation to be in and you need to utilize any options out there to get better. I will pray for you and know you are not alone. Believe it or not your youth is your strength.
       
    7. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      How long did your previous relapses last before habituating?
       
    8. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      @Jay M started May 22, 2014. Jay I am in the early stage. Time is my allied. It appears you are currently having T problems. How are you doing?
       
    9. leelo
      Pacman

      leelo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/2014
      I am feeling the same way...at first it was just a static noise i said ok, i masked it at night and during the day i barely notice it. I stop listening to loud music and took some fish oil. But to me its like the second i made an effort to take care of my ears it got worst. Now i have three tones i just dont get it. Cheapest i kept doing me.
       

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