Hello. I'm sorry, this is just a cry for help. I would like to ask you, fellow Tinnitusians (a nationality I just made up) about self-esteem and confidence. Because that's what I am losing every day. Since the onset of the MoAT (mother of all tinnituses) I'm losing it. I'm losing myself, I am mourning myself, I mourn the world around me that I can't touch like I used to. Everything is behind this curtain of never-ending tinnitus. And I just can't come out and play. My self-esteem is gone. My confidence in ruins. I loved life. LOVED it. Now I feel like Tom Hanks in Cast Away. A shadow of my former self on a deserted island where every day is a struggle. No Wilson tho. I would like to ask you - what helped you to find yourself again after the onset of tinnitus? How long did it take? Or - in case you never lose yourself, your self-esteem and confidence - how on earth did you do it? It just feels so lonely on this island of constant ringing, when I don't even feel my old buddy self anymore.