Can't sleep, can't mask - what to do?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Amy, Oct 1, 2014.

    1. Amy

      Amy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I keep going through up and down periods with my T. For a long time this spring/summer, I felt like I had, if not fully habituated, then definitely adjusted to the T and found ways to deal. Since July, though, I've found myself having horrible spikes every few weeks. The spikes then take a week or two to resolve themselves.

      This time it's way worse - I can't sleep at all, my usual meds aren't helping (I take trazodone as needed to sleep), and my usual masking methods (fan, Sleep Machine's white noise app) are no help whatsoever. And it sounds like my T has changed in pitch and even type of noise. And just a month ago, I could barely tell it was there and had no trouble sleeping.

      I am under enormous work stress right now and that won't change for at least a few weeks, but in the meantime, I have no clue what to do. If I could sleep I wouldn't feel as hopeless. But I can't, and nothing seems to be helping. I just don't know what to do or how to cope with this anymore, it's so horrible and frustrating and I hate the vicious cycle of it all.
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    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Perhaps make an appointment to see @Dr. Hubbard?

      Dr. Stephen Nagler

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