Big Spike in Tinnitus, Really Depressed

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    1. ben_147
      Doubtful

      ben_147 Member

      Location:
      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Hi there. I started having T about 4 months ago after having an inner ear infection in both ears. (My hearing is fine, a T specialist tested it). At first I was incredibly depressed but after a few weeks of huge stress and worry, the T diminished so much I almost forgot I had it. For 2 whole months, I coped so well. It's was almost like I'd been cured. But since Friday it's been back with a vengeance especially in my left ear. Had a terrible night's sleep and now I'm incredibly down again. Is this spike a temporary thing do you think? Or maybe I have another infection? My right ear has been a little sore this past week. Please, does anyone have any advice? It's now so bad I can hear it in the daytime - it's a piercing tone, so low it's almost hard to hear but it's definitely there, like a cricket screeching away. I feel hopeless, like I've fallen back into the hole I'd almost climbed out of. Can't see how I'll cope with it like this. I'm in my final year of university too - I can't let it pull me down academically after all the work I've put in.
       
    2. Ty shattuck

      Ty shattuck Member

      Location:
      Chicago Illinois
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2013
      "Prepare for the worst; Hope for the best".
      Ben this can go either way, do not sit and wait for it to settle just try to go on with your daily activities (With masking noises!)
       
    3. Jill Edmonds
      Artistic

      Jill Edmonds Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/12/2003
      Ben, have you seen an ENT?
      It may be something simple - you mentioned ear pain.
      With final year exams etc you are under stress.
      Take a big breathe and as Ty said, get on with it as that will take your mind off it.
      Don't stress about what might happen in the future as it may never happen.
       
    4. mick1987
      No Mood

      mick1987 Member

      Location:
      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Unfortunately I'm in the same position, got mild tinnitus, 15 months ago, habituated, doing great for 9 months. But I slammed a car bonnet 5 weeks ago and now it is a very high hissing noise I can hear over the tv, bedtime sleeping is now impossible without drinking alcohol. I so hope it will go back to baseline, but it is going on 5 weeks and I'm totally miserable that this might be permanent.
       
    5. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      How did it go for you ?
       
    6. Inge
      Cool

      Inge Member

      Location:
      california
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzodiazepine withdrawal
      You said the T spiked after a bad night's sleep. From experience I can tell you sleep is super important to control T. Take sleeping pills if you have to, but make sure you get 8 hours every night.
       
    7. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      This is an old thread. So the OP may not be posting actively any more. You may want to tag him with an @ before the poster name so there is an alert for him. But if he is not reading the forum anymore, than you may want to start a conversation with him so he gets a email notice about that.
       
    8. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Why are you afraid of this? Has anything happened to make you believe that you can't live like this or that somehow T is going to destroy you? So far I think you've proven that you are stronger than the T and have managed super well! Give yourself credit for what you've done so far. You deserve a pat on the back for getting this far and coping so magnificently!
       
    9. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      It's a two year old thread..the member is not even a user anymore. I hoped to get info from the perspective of time.
       
    10. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      8 hours every night are you joking. I never got 8 before I had T, then I got T but could still sleep, now Im in a T and H collapse and menopause and I wake every hour. Guess what there is nothing I can but wait.
       
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