Definition of a Spike/Setback

Discussion in 'Support' started by Megatron, Sep 23, 2015.

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    1. Megatron

      Megatron Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2005
      Hi all,

      I have been wondering - when people write they have a spike is it then because their existing sound/s increase in volume or do they get new sounds added for a period of time?

      Next what is a setback - is it when the sound is suddenly high again or it is due to new sounds - or it it because of the perception changes?

      Just wondering?
       
    2. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      For me, a spike, which I never encountered until this year, after 3 years of stable T, is indeed when the volume goes up and it seems to me I perceive the electrical impulses actually spinning in my head.
      I would say a setback is also what I have after years of stable T, to get spikes, sleep disturbance, new sounds and very reactive is a very big setback.
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Most people see a spike in a increase in sound.
      It can last a few hours or days and sometimes weeks.
      When the spike settles your tinnitus goes back to your normal base sound.
      Some people have unwanted emotions and anxiety and low mood but is soon short lived when their sound settles down....lots of love glynis
       
    4. SteveSkis92
      Dumb

      SteveSkis92 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicity from Electronic Cigarettes (Propylene Glycol)
      Sorry to hear about the increase NB, really.... Any idea what caused the spike? Noise exposure? Medication? It was it just an "out of the blue" kind of deal?

      Best wishes
      -Steve
       
    5. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      In my opinion it is all medical, general anaesthetic, medication overload, legal, and hormones due to my age.
       

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