Chronic Severe Pain and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Street Spirit, Oct 20, 2014.

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    1. Does anyone have both? If so, how do you manage??!!

      I need to get on an anticonvulsant or else up my dose of clonazepam greatly...Percocet spikes my T and my T is already worse..anything I can take for pain that won't spike my T? I've read stories of those perc spikes becoming permanent. .

      I am losing it. Plain and simple. I have to fight between two evils and I don't know I can continue unless I can get some relief of one or the other..problem is I am looking at meds..

      Tell me, can one habituate to severe T? My anxiety towards it getting worse is out of control. I am awoken at night with severe T, I presume from jaw clenching..if I could just not give a crap about T, I could focus on treating my pain more effectively..but, I can't. I'm terrified.

      Are antidepressants o.k? anyone on Cymbalta? I desperately need something to help me..maybe I should look at natural for that..I am scared to be on all these drugs.

      I am a year in..My T is worse..H..a little better I guess..frankly it can still suck but I don't care as much..My TMJD is excruciating atm with some nerve pain ( ATN)

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    2. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      hi Lynn, sorry for what you're going through. So you are you saying that you need to take meds for pain but afraid that Mr.T will get worse? where is the pain if i may ask?
       
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    3. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      If I understand the pain comes from the TMJD? Can't anything be done for that? What do your dentist/GP think?
      Perhaps do try antidepressants. Normally with ADs the loudening comes if you taper off too fast, if you too it slowly it shouldn't do anything. I advise you too see a good psychiatrist about that.
      Also, how long have you had the pain? Have you always had it or has it come as a result of smth?
      I am sorry you are suffering but there is still hope that it might be solved. :(
       
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    4. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Yes, Lynn, being that you feel "desperate" I believe you need to be on an AD for a while. I've had to go on an AD twice over the years because of prolonged severe spikes. They were the only thing that pulled me out of that downward spiral I was in. You need to get your anxiety level down ASAP!! I can tell you from experience that fear and anxiety make a T condition worse. Once you get on an AD, your anxiety level will gradually come down and the severity of your T will probably diminish as mine did

      So, have your doctor prescribe an AD for you. Don't put it off because they take a few days before you begin to feel relief. Don't let your fear of going on one stop you! I never had any problem going on Venlafaxine of coming off of it. Perhaps there are better ones out there now. Just remember to come off of it gradually and you won't have a problem.
       
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    5. @dan Thanks, it's a flare my TMJD..which is jaw joint..also sets off nerve pain..it's pretty terrible..this is how my ear issues began so it's all connected.

      Thanks @Stina you arw always so helpful :) I am looking at therapy for my CP and T and H. I need to get a a handle of how my life has been completely changed over the last year. ( my pain worsened last September- could be from mild whiplash in august.

      @jimH thanks..I am seeing doc today and will condider trying an AD. Since this is all began she has wanted me on one as she believes that my physical issues are caused from anxiety and depression. ..there is no evidence in that mind you..other than stress can cause flares like I am in right now..I was in remission with my nerve pain and either weather changes or stress brought me out..either way, I need help coping at this time.

       
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    6. I have pretty much the same as you Lynn. My jaw is a total mess from hard grinding at night. Never had problems with that before my T onset. I know what you mean with handling both pain and T, and when you know that the one affects the other it´s a really hard circle to break. Do you have pain in the joint or in the muscles?
       
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    7. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
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    8. Yes I do @Nick the Swede ...quite a lot..I have a severe case of tmjd. I can't actually chew any food without pain most of the time. .I have limited opening. I see both Osteo and NM dentist early November

      Doc suggested I up my clonazepam to 1 to 2 mg a day for nerve pain and also add topamax.
       
    9. thanks @dan :) I am awaiting injections..I've been waiting a year...either steroid or botox..He is supposed to be very good which is why I've waited so long.
       
    10. Dan77

      Dan77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Dear All,

      Because of the things I faced and the things I saw in the world, I believe it's all due to microwaves hearing concept, may be that's why you wont have this when you are under water and it reduces while you are having a shower. I also believe that we should push our governements to stop this crime.

      Regards,
      Dan
       
    11. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      If you have to live with severe chronic pain you must be doing pretty well considering that you are still trying to live. Do not put too high expectations on yourself or beat yourself up that you should be more productive or happier etc. Give yourself moments to feel sorry for yourself as well ( or at least in the beginning of therapy).
      I am glad though that you could do the injections. Perhaps tell the doctor that you can not wait any longer?
       
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    12. @Lynn, I had cortisone injections in both my joints and they really helped me a lot. I am also seeing a specialist in sweden who fitted me with a new mouth guard, i am better than a couple of months ago for sure. I know what you mean by eating soft food, so boring just to eat soup and mashed potatoes. I find to let go of the tension as the hardest part, you really need to relax to sort it out.
      Hang in there and put faith in the injections.
       
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