Back to Misery Again After Recovery from Tinnitus — Thanks to a Firework on New Year's

Discussion in 'Support' started by Matty1996, Jan 7, 2022.

    1. Robster
      Irritated

      Robster Member

      Location:
      South Gloucestershire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma - MRI
      @GeorgeLG, you can never go wrong with Dire Straits. I met Mark Knopfler a few years ago, incredibly nice man!
       
    2. Johan001

      Johan001 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication
      Sting is a fellow tinnitus sufferer. Great guy who does support hearing charities too.

      I think celebs have lots of issues, mental, physical health. The drugs are probably so common there because of all the mental pressure to perform.

      i have an IT job and if I’m having a hard day I can just hide away in my laptop with a grumpy face but still do my work :) I can’t imagine being a signer or actor who has to be full of energy for the audience, regardless the mood.
       
    3. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Hello @Matty1996, I’m so sorry to hear about your recent setback and struggle to rehabituate yourself again. Your story resonates so much with me as I too am there right now and feeling pretty hopeless about it. I understand your frustration at having come so far and through no fault of your own, to be set back. I often liken tinnitus to a game of snakes and ladders.

      That’s pretty amazing that you had experienced silence for so long too after your first onset. Hold onto that. You sound like a strong, mentally positive person which is so important in dealing with this.

      I’ve had tinnitus for 6 years and recently caught COVID-19 which has made mine a high pitched unmaskable frustrating cricket noise which has caused me so much anxiety and stress and I feel very frustrated, like you as all the positive advancements I have made I feel are wiped out. Seeing daily progress gives me strength and when you can’t see that, it’s tough.

      I see you and you’re most definitely not alone here. Take comfort in that. I believe you will get there again xx
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Matty1996

      Matty1996 Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1st August 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much Skálmöld
      Thank you very much for saying so. I'm sorry to hear that you are going through a spike as well due to COVID-19, it's quite unfair to have such a setback when it's due to something so beyond our control. I hope that it's just a minor setback for you in the grand scheme of things and that you can recover your progress.

      Last night was a little bit easier I think and so far today, everything has been quite mild, good signs I hope. I'm feeling a bit more optimistic.
       
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    5. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      That’s amazing! Sounds like you are making some good progress there! You sound like a pretty switched on guy and I have every confidence you’ll get through this! x
       
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    6. Roosevelt DuPree

      Roosevelt DuPree Member

      Location:
      Georgia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxic medication
      @Matty1996, I really feel your pain. Having overcome/habituated to tinnitus & hyperacusis three years ago, they have both come roaring back into my life full force after getting COVID-19 a little over a week ago. I'm sorry you're having to deal with these issues again, my friend, and am sending you good vibes for health & healing - You beat it once, you can beat it again!
       
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    7. GeorgeLG
      Wishful

      GeorgeLG Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      I got to thinking about this thread and the tone of the discussions here. I answered the question quite literally regarding what songs used to give me energy but I was thinking today about songs for healing which I think is more in line with our group here. I have been performing since 1965, music has been a part of my life for 60 years. As an adult I have been largely a hard rock guy as illustrated by the songs I listed earlier however...

      Many years ago I was in a music store when this song came over the speakers. It’s not usually my kind of music and I thought what a strange song for this store to be playing, and then she hit me. This angel started singing and I was so instantly moved that I started crying on the spot. I had never been so emotionally impacted by anything musical in all those decades. I rushed to the front desk to discover this obscure relative unknown artist, Eva Cassidy. She has such a beautiful and emotional voice. She never met with much commercial success and was taken far too young from illness but of every song I have ever been inspired by, I think that this probably belongs on this forum most. I cried again looking for this link as I listened to her. What a tremendous gift she had. And to take on such a song, Judy Garland’s masterpiece. Most artists won’t go anywhere near something this iconic but her interpretation is just beautiful:

      Eva Cassidy Somewhere Over the Rainbow


      George
       
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    8. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @Roosevelt DuPree, snap! Same for me too! It’s so frustrating isn’t it! Hope you’re coping ok x
       
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      AUTHOR
      Matty1996

      Matty1996 Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1st August 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much Skálmöld
      I'm sorry to hear that you experienced a worsening from COVID-19 too. It's particularly unfortunate because of how difficult it has been to avoid.

      Thank you for the words of encouragement. For me today has been quite positive, the first half of the day has been very mild, everything seems to be going down somewhat. It may spike back up in the night again, but it's enough for me to be optimistic at least! As you're also not too far into your spike I hope your recovery can happen just as swiftly.
       
    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Matty1996

      Matty1996 Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1st August 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much Skálmöld
      After 2 overall rather mild days, I had another difficult night which has remained the case so far today. My tinnitus seems ridiculously inconsistent however, it's gone from a high pitch tone at the start to haywire electrical chirping to crickets and now to this strange intermittent electrical whooshing sound followed by these short beeps, really quite bizarre. Volume is all over the place, last night and this morning it was far too loud to focus on anything else, then I went outside and I could barely hear it over the ambient sounds, so I don't know what to say.

      It's been difficult today, but I am taking the inconsistency as a good sign. I remember from the first time round my tinnitus was quite irregular too, though nothing as strange as now. It's still early on and at least I have had some calmer days and moments, hopefully I get more of those as time goes on.
       
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    11. GeorgeLG
      Wishful

      GeorgeLG Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower after yrs of rock guitar, constr & comp shooting
      ...

      George
       
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