Back to "Normal"

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by TwinGlocks, Mar 7, 2015.

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    1. TwinGlocks

      TwinGlocks Member

      Location:
      Houston, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/20/2013
      So I came down with T about a year and a half ago and like many of us, I had a difficult time dealing with it at first. I had the typical quasi suicidal emotional reaction like many of us because I thought there was no way in hell I would live the rest of my life with this condition. I went to my GP and an ENT but they basically told me there was nothing they could do. Like most of us, I researched online in vain for a cure while hoping T would go away on its own. Unfortunately, the condition hasn't gone away completely for me and I've accepted that T is here to stay.

      Over the past year and a half the T has gone quieter and my mind is thinking less and less about this condition to the point where my T has become an almost complete non-issue. I have realized that the fact that I had this condition bothered me a lot more than the actual noise because 95% of the time, I can't hear the noise due to the background noise masking it. Yes I have the occasional spike which I can shut down by using the anti-T application on General Fuzz's website.

      At this point, even late at night when I'm in my office and it's absolutely dead quite. I can't "hear" the T because by mind has completely tuned it out. When I put my pillow to my ear in bed, I hear the T but it doesn't bother me. To be brutally honest, I don't know that I would really care if my T went away. Life would still be the same for me.

      I still don't know know why I came down with T. I don't have much of a history of loud noise exposure, my hearing is normal, I don't have ear pain, or vertigo, or H. Maybe blood pressure meds but otherwise, it's a complete mystery.

      For those early in their journey to habituation, I offer the following advise:

      1) Trust that your condition will get better. Don't be alarmed by extreme stories of people killing themselves. The overwhelming majority of us will revert back to our pre-T mental state whether or not T goes away.

      2) Hold off of the devices. There are a multitude of devices on the market that purport to cure or help you habituate to T. In my opinion, these expensive devices only serve to exploit your desperation for a cure. Your mind will eventually habituate on its own rendering these devices uneccessary. There are also free alternatives like General Fuzz's website: http://www.generalfuzz.net/acrn/

      3) If see seek medical attention, be sure to go to a T specialist. Many GP's and ENT's don't know how to deal with T.

      4) Protect your hearing going forward. Avoid ototoxic drugs and improve your health to increase the possibility that you can get off drugs or reduce their dosage.

      5) You really have to believe that your mind will eventually tune out the noise. Life will go on. Believe me, life does go on.

      Good luck,

      -TwinGlocks-
       
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    2. Lucy B

      Lucy B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2007
      Thank you so much. You are echoing exactly how I am currently working on how to deal with T. Your journey will be my journey.
      Warm regards,
      Lucy
       
    3. RB2014
      Confused

      RB2014 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014 became noticable
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loss of hearing and then stress and anxiety
      I'm trying to get there to. 3 1/2 months into it, but I'm making progress. I have my good and bad days but I'm hopeful as well. Congrats.
       
    4. Minghui

      Minghui Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknow; stress or too much red wine or much fitting exerciers?
      Greatly motivated! thanks for sharing your story!
       
    5. Joe P. Tamborra
      Inspired

      Joe P. Tamborra Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic neuroma tumor
      Nice recovery, I'm so happy for you. What a blessing to not be afflicted anymore.
      Good for you. Thanks for the testimony.
       
    6. Rina
      Energetic

      Rina Member

      Location:
      florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really don't know
      Amen! Just want I needed to hear! I've had T for 6 weeks now and I had a good week last week.. But today I'm having anxiety attacks and this message just gave me hope! Thanks! And may God continue to give you grace and recovery!
       
    7. steve10608
      Supportive

      steve10608 Member

      Location:
      Boerne, Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2015
      Thank you for sharing the encouraging words. I developed T a little over two months ago. Positive words like you have shared help me more than anything.
       
    8. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      Very, very awesome. I appreciate your words. Here's to peace and quiet for all of us.
       
    9. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      It all depends on how loud your tinnitus is...For example, before trobalt there was no way I was living with 10/10 tinnitus, just no way...However trobalt saved me, thankfully I am in a better place...So to me, it's all dependent on the frequency and volume. I am unsure how bad your tinnitus is, but I am glad to hear it's got better, just wished that happened to me.
       
    10. Robert_Pa

      Robert_Pa Member

      Location:
      Allentown,PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1993
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unsure-head trauma ?
      Hi TG...what is the "anti -T application you talk about on generalfuzz website ? ps.....I'm thankful for your thread and your inspiring words.
       
    11. TwinGlocks

      TwinGlocks Member

      Location:
      Houston, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/20/2013
      Here you go: http://generalfuzz.net/acrn/
       
    12. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I use this, really does help me sleep! I leave the laptop and just fall asleep with this...Great stuff! Also great if you're in a quiet room.
       

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