Did You Experience Any of These Conditions Before You Noticed Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinnitus Talk, Feb 27, 2013.


Did you have or experience any or some of these conditions before you noticed tinnitus?

  1. A purely physical diagnosis such as hearing loss, TMJ, etc.

    9 vote(s)
  2. Anger issues requiring anger management treatment

    4 vote(s)
  3. Anxiety

    39 vote(s)
  4. Bipolar

    1 vote(s)
  5. Depression

    25 vote(s)
  6. High blood pressure diagnosis - Took drugs for hypertension

    8 vote(s)
  7. High blood pressure diagnosis - Controlled naturally

    2 vote(s)
  8. Long term stress

    31 vote(s)
  9. OCD

    8 vote(s)
  10. Panic Attacks

    16 vote(s)
  11. Phobias (i.e. fear of snakes, driving, being in elevators or crowds, agoraphobia)

    10 vote(s)
  12. PTSD (Post Traumatic Disorder)

    5 vote(s)
  13. Severe grief, hopelessness, despondent, etc.

    14 vote(s)
  14. Other - emotional issue/s that affect the nervous system or adrenals

    14 vote(s)
  15. I marked more than one category above

    25 vote(s)
  16. (I didn't have any of the above, but I did suffer from... please elaborate in comments)

    1 vote(s)
  17. (I didn't have any of the above, nor did I suffer from any other conditions)

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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    1. Tinnitus Talk

      Tinnitus Talk Knowledge Base

      You may feel free to take this poll as it is anonymous. Although, please comment if you wish.

      (Credit goes to our member calin for this poll, thanks!)
    2. Louise

      Louise Member Benefactor

      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      I had anxiety & long term stress but I've had that for many years prior to T and got the T from the loud music that one night.
    3. Lisa Lindel

      Lisa Lindel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I was having problems with depression for two years. Medication was used to mend the problems but many drugs didn't work. I just layed around the house and it was hard to get out bed to get motivated. It was nearly impossible to go to work but I went anyway. The loud noises from my son's drums didn't phased me. I was too worn out to pick up hearing protection. I thought my hearing would put up with the loud noises through out those two years. I finally got the right combination of drugs to combat my depression. I started to feel good in June 2012 then my tinnitus happen in July 2012. What luck. I'm still upbeat inspite the tinnitus. I haven't stop taking my medication.
    4. Carlo

      Carlo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I had a long term stress
    5. Lulubug69

      Lulubug69 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have had some depression and anxiety. Especially when going through perimenopause. My hormones were all over the place. Now that they are balanced I've had only a few anxiety moments and using herbs has worked great. Depression has reared its ugly head on occasion and I've taken meds to get over the hump. Nothing truly long term.

      I would want to add in Migraines or Vertigo to some of the conditions above. Ive had migraines pretty much all of my life, less than now but still have them. Vertigo was happening when my hormones were crazy. Vertigo has only happened once since my hormones were balanced and that happened when I had the fluid in my ears and was on all the lovely drugs I think contributed to T.
    6. gary

      gary Member Benefactor

      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Very interesting poll results so far, we were/are all nervous wrecks :)
    7. Relic Hunter

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have suffered from depression long before the onset of T..I had mild tinnitus 15 to 20 years ago but it was of no great concern. It was during a period of extreme stress that he tinnitus worsened. Also about the time the tinnitus worsened my blood pressure became so high I was forced to start taking BP drugs. I still have BP problems.
    8. Stina

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I had long-term stress and anxiety. I also had a physical trauma which took quite a while to heal. Have to stay that probably a lot can be done with attitude change.
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    9. EdnaLegume

      EdnaLegume Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      hard to say really. When I got pulsitile tinnitus in 1999 the only thing out of the ordinary at the time I was pregnant with what would become a miscarriage. In fact I developed hives just prior to finding out the fetus had stopped developing a few weeks prior.

      when the ringing tinnitus started in 2011 it was a few days prior to thanksgiving. I guess I would have been under stress due to the holidays. When the volume increased significantly last month I was definitely experiencing major anxiety/stress. For years I've had issues with stress and increased tension in my neck so.. I imagine that's related.
    10. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      A suggestion to possibly add to the polling. Did you have any chronic
      health conditions before tinnitus??
    11. Per

      Per Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      But what do you think caused it?
    12. Per

      Per Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      A multitude of new challenges
      Academic pressure
      Uncertainty in regards to important life changing things
      Pain killers
      Sleep medication
      Fire alarm going off unintentionally close to my door many times
      Tension and physical illness
      Severe muscle and joint pain
      Long term exposure to music trough headset

      BANG! Woke up with loud T. You take a pick.
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