Some background: I've had Tinnitus for over 4 months now. I'm 99% sure that it was caused by acoustic trauma since it showed up after a very loud night at a bar watching a cover band. Like many on here, my T is multiple tones in both ears (sometime more in the head). There's a high pitched squeal with some fluctuation, a constant tone that is slightly less high pitched, and a lower background tone that seems to be reactive to sound (especially road noise and vibrations). I've been making slow progress over the last few months getting used to the noise. At first it was completely unbearable, but in the last two months I've gotten to the point where I can go hours without noticing it too badly, and days where I don't have a strong emotional reaction to it. Although I always hear it. But the last few days have been terrible. For some reason, I can't seem to cope anymore. My primary T noise seems to have gotten louder and harsher, but I'm not sure; I can't tell if it's actually changed or if I am just completely fixated on it. Either way, I'm not sure what to do next. TRT seems like it works for many, but it's out of my price range. I had my doc prescribe me some anxiety meds (just in case), but I haven't used them yet. I don't want to develop a dependency on them. I've been forcing myself to continue on with life as if nothing's wrong. I still work, go out, exercise, drink with friends, etc. etc. Fake it till you make it, I guess. But I don't seem to be making it. I thought I'd be further along in the habituation process by now. If any of you T veterans have any advice / words of wisdom, they would be much appreciated. If not, just consider this my public venting therapy. Thanks.