Confession: I've Started Calling My Tinnitus "A Migraine'

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lynny, Mar 23, 2022.


Have you ever made up an excuse for your t or h?

  1. Yes

    9 vote(s)
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    1. Lynny

      Lynny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly stress
      I simply don't want to have to casually explain the worst thing that’s ever happened to me. (And then be met with confusion or distrust.) My tinnitus gets structurally worse and it's a fucking punch in the throat every time.

      When it gets really bad I take a day off. I can't handle it 24/7, I can’t ignore it. I try, but I can’t. Hence why I've been calling in sick with a migraine every once in a while. I don't feel guilty. Just tired
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    2. Michael1122

      Michael1122 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      There’s no shame in that!
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    3. LostSpartan

      LostSpartan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I just often go with some excuse like, "I'm not feeling really good."

      It helps to get someone to immediately understand and provide some sense of empathy- it at least can help you feel a bit better in the moment, at least for me anyway.

      As Michael said, don't sweat it that much. Tinnitus isn't exactly the most 'public' illness that everyone can relate to. I think it's vital that we do whatever we can to help ourselves feel better. World's too short to sit in misery and force ourselves to be stuck in it without any attempt to at least help it a bit, right?


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