I got T about 2 months ago. I thought my life was over, and I would end up in a mental hospital somewhere. We decided to take it one day at a time, and not think too far into the future. So we prayed and prayed and finally got some answers. Was able to get some sleeping meds to help me get to a normal schedule - that was huge. Then flew to the US (Canada takes forever to see a doc) to see an ENT. Was able to figure out I have conductive hearing loss. Saw another doctor, and got some antidepressants (man was I having crazy irrational thoughts!). After 10 days, those thoughts went away - another huge advancement. Back in Canada, went to the doctor and convinced him this was quite serious, so he put me on some anti-anxiety medication - another huge shift. Now waiting on getting a CT scan to see if I have otosclerosis. The meds are keeping me semi functional until they see if surgery can help me. They tell me some of my meds have a short life - meaning they will not work in the long term and can have bad side effects when going off of them. I just hope that I have enough meds to either get me to surgery or 6 months when my brain filters it out (prob about the same time). For those that are still suffering (like me), i know how you feel. Just take it one day at a time and don't try to think about all the IFs, WHATifs, etc. Stay positive. Overall, I am mostly functional, and cautiously optimistic . . .for now. The past month has been a month of miracles for us!