Can You Feel Your Tinnitus Too?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Poyraz, May 24, 2016.

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    1. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Yes, I know it is weird. But I can feel my tinnitus. I have hissing, sizzling, crickets, electrical storm, tea kettles and morse code tinnitus mostly in the left side of my head and I can feel it. It is like bunch of ants walking through my brain. Is it normal? It sometimes gives me heahaches. I hate the fact that my tinnitus is more than sound.
       
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    2. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      Yeah, i could regularly feel the hyperactivity in the left side of my brain for the first 4 to 5 months. Really weird sensation. It seems like it is abating now, guess the neurons are bored or tired from firing at random..
       
    3. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Yes, I can feel my tinnitus, too. I have a high-pitched hissing/electrical sound that is constant, and pulsating, also constant. I can not only hear it, but feel it, all the time. I've often thought that if I could get rid of one or the other, it would be much easier to live with.

      However, since I've had this for six years now, I've learned to distract myself. That really helps, and it makes my tinnitus seem calmer. If you can find ways to keep yourself busy and your mind distracted, it will help you, and you'll feel better, too.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    4. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      I always feel the tinnitus. If I did not feel it, I think I could completely habituate.
       
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    5. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Wow. I really do not know if I should feel lucky or sad to know that I'm not alone.
       
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    6. Ricardo1991
      Fine

      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      Yea, I feel mine in the back of my head. Seems to go away for a while after I take a long hot shower. I have synesthesia so I can see where it's coming from.. I think, lol not sure but I think it's in the back of my head.
       
    7. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yeah! Pretty much exactly the way you deccribe it. I can feel it all over my brain and my ears. It's driven me to madness at this point.
       
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    8. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      It's all over my head at times then goes back to my ear. Wish it would come into my hands as an object so then I could throw it away.
       
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    9. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      I can feel my tinnitus when the hissing is loud, more than when the tea kettle sound is dominant. Sometimes I shake my head, trying to shake out the sensation, but of course it never works.
       
    10. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Sort of. It feels like a pissed off nerve. Actually that may not be too far from the truth.
       
    11. InfiniteLoop
      Sunshine

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure. Long-term microbial overgrowth?
      @Poyraz

      Your merry-go-round zoo of T sounds is very similar to mine. I don't have the ants moving in my ear, but instead I get a myriad of small electrical particles going up and down and they feel real, perhaps they are the same as your ants, but the description of this subjective realities is just so challenging. Keep the hope up, I think you have been following my messages, and I am making progress treating a symbiotic microbial overgrowth in my left middle ear that will do no harm, but give a very special kind of T hell.
       
    12. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Some days yes. Then it feels like my brain is being probed with a live wire, and every sound I here takes up at least part of the buzz.
       
    13. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Yes, my tinnitus has a physical feeling too:(
       
    14. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Hey All
      Thank you for all the answers. Since this sensation seems very common in us sufferers I really wonder is there any scientific explanation to this?
       
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    15. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      The scientific explanation is that there is no human thus far that has been intelligent enough to to figure it out. And I put a challenge out there to anyone that can figure it out and cure this monster they can have ownership to everything material I own.
       
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    16. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      This disease(Yes, I call it disease) have been existing for centuries and still so little is known is such a shame. I still doubt if they know all of our symptoms such as ear crakling, ear fluttering and the sensation of tinnitus. I bet they still think of it just as a sound.
       
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    17. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      My doctors do say that... It's just a sound and get used to it. No, it's a horrible form of torture that doesn't let up.
       
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    18. hanks

      hanks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/22/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I'm glad I read this thread as I was really annoying by this weird feeling. It's like if the back of my brain was constantly pinched, but without pain.
       
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    19. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Yes, actually there is no pain that I can feel. It is more like electricity running through the left side of my brain. It seems to me strange that I have tinnitus in both ears but I can feel this sensation only in the left. Weird.
       
    20. Karl K

      Karl K Member

      Location:
      Manchester, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes my head buzzes with vibrations when my hum is on full drone mode.
       
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    21. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      i dont think i "feel it"
      just hear it and have a sensation.
       
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    22. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      I think that is also what I meant by saying I feel it. It feels like my head is really pissed off hot and someone needs to put some water on it :confused:
       
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    23. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      My "bad" ear feels tingly/ticklish and full 24/7.
       
    24. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I can feel mine 24/7, but it always seems worse late in the afternoon. I don't know why, but it's always like that. If I can get through the late afternoon, things usually improve later in the evening.
       
    25. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      My tinnitus comes and goes. Before it starts, sometimes I can feel it before I hear it. It's almost like my brain is being charged up and then once it is fully charged, in comes the tinnitus. After a few hours, once it has fully discharged, the tinnitus goes.
       
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    26. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I can totally relate to that:(
       
    27. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      So many of you are very new to tinnitus and it brings back memories when I find certain posts like this.

      The first year I could feel my tinnitus something similar to bees buzzing around, electrical zaps, a very jarring type of LOUD one tone tinnitus that would actually knock me off my chair and one where my ear would seem to go numb/deaf for a few seconds. I was told this was nerve damage that would heal eventually. And for me it did.

      All of those symptoms went away. Just the one very seldom of numb/deaf still happens for a few seconds. No rhyme or reason for that. Every once in a blue moon I will get the loud tone symptom.

      So do not let yourself be too worried about this. And know that symptoms will ease up in time.
       
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    28. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Hi starthrower

      Thank you for the answer. This is really encouraging. Can I ask are you T free now? Or is your tinnitus mild? And did you get any spike in your first year?
       
    29. grate_biff
      No Mood

      grate_biff Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      aucustic trauma, benzo withdrawl or both
      Excactly how I would describe mine. It feels so fckn intimate too.
       
    30. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      Hi Poraz,

      So glad you found some sort of relief knowing the “feeling tinnitus” stage eases and or goes away. It is so hard to be patient. But I do remember one doctor telling me maybe in six months it will go away. I held on so tight to that idea. It was probably one of the only thoughts that helped me get through different stages.

      But six months passed. I still had my very intrusive tinnitus. It bummed me out totally for a while. Because the second part of that sentence back then was if it does not subside or go away you will probably have it forever.

      I am trying hard to remember all that took place in 2002. Because now all these years later the tinnitus is the same, maybe a bit less in intensity. When the “feeling” tinnitus subsided it became easier to cope and find different ways to get back some sort of normal in my life.

      And yes that first year was filled with high spikes. But gradually I learned to enjoy the times it was not as loud instead of dwelling on it is gonna be back.

      This is still so new for you since your profile reads tinnitus since February 2016. Four months is still very hard to cope with the noise and anxiety and worry. Everything just becomes one big blur of horror. So you are not alone in this stage. I got through it.

      It is so easy to become OCD with this. I did. Oh my God a spike. Oh my God someone wrote that they are still suffering. Oh my God I will never get over this. Oh my God that fricking car horn. Oh my God that damn fire alarm.

      It is a real vicious circle. I found an exit though by using patience and gradually learning to calm myself down. I needed my doctor’s help. I needed other strategies which I just sort of made up along the way.

      Once that anxiety issue is dealt with you can move forward. Some move slowly and some more quickly. I was a slow one. : (
       
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