Does Anyone Look Like They Have Aged Since Getting Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by jeannie, Mar 26, 2016.

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    1. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Does anyone look like they have aged since getting tinnitus?I have people tell me that I look bad from stress and I feel that my looks have really went downhill since I got it and also have gained some weight.am I the only one like this?:(
       
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    2. Blackbird26

      Blackbird26 Member

      Stress does drag us down..and sadly, age us. I feel I have aged in the last 2 months just due to grief, let alone t and h over years. What can you do? Just learn to manage the stress better I guess....but I can't believe people are telling you that, it's just rude. You look pretty in your pp :)
       
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    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      I'm sure you are still beautiful, try not to worry :)
       
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    4. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I have changed a lot!
      Physically and mentally too!
      Tinnitus related stress is as chronic as tinnitus and it can't do any good for anyone!
       
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    5. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Easy for you to say!
      You haven't changed one bit since I became a member here years ago:)
       
    6. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Yes, especially in the last year since the continuous loss of sleep has really worn me down, plus the stress of being so nonproductive and unable to get much of anything done. I used to get compliments frequently, but not anymore. I look tired all the time and I've aged at least 5 years in the last 2. :(
       
    7. Tamara

      Tamara Member

      Location:
      Brasil
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      We aged because stress and, sometimes the medicines we are taking fatten
       
    8. Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      Yes. But t is so scary. I don't give a f^€&. Can't eat. Losing weight. Hollowing out. Pale. Shaved my head bald pouring oils on it. I never cried. I cry everyday.
       
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    9. Fangen
      Caffeine

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      Not sure, had some weird thing with light acne developing just a month prior to my T which makes my skin look a little tired sometimes. Since my bf more or less live with me, he goes to bed late and sometimes he keeps me up by making a lot of noise, which leads to less sleep for me. So I look mostly tired, but people often think I am younger than I am. But that is due to my Asian heritage more than anything else :)
       
    10. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      I am starting to get grey hair. Im 20 lol.
      and I dont mean 1 grey hair but a bunch....:oldman: :ROFL:
       
    11. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      I do get older. I'm just 24 for the God's sake. I supposed not to deal with this T sh*t instead I should make the most of me and enjoy the life! We will never have this life again someone needs to stop this thing!
       
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    12. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I think I've gotten more handsome since I got tinnitus.
      It seems that a lower quality of life can really improve one's looks.
      Or maybe I'm becoming schizo, can't really tell.
       
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    13. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      haven't aged but have stopped caring a little about how i look.... used to go gym that stopped in the initial days when really was at lowest ebb .... hopefully may restart ..... mentally challenging !!!!
       
    14. Purple Parrot
      Bookworm

      Purple Parrot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015 - 3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multiple: anxiety, childhood ear infections, loud music
      I have aged for sure! I've aged by about 5 months, lol (time since onset) :)

      xx
       
    15. Tweaker
      Sad

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I must have aged 6 years since I got tinnitus in 2010.
      Sorry I couldn't resist it.
      On a serious note though, severe lack of sleep, anxiety and stress definitely knocks the stuffing out of you and makes you feel older, if not look older.
       
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    16. Crake

      Crake Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      It would be pretty impossible to NOT age after getting tinnitus. Time passes no matter what.
       
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    17. Mr-T

      Mr-T Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Over exposure to loud music
      My tinnitus started in Feb 2016. I look like I've aged by about two months I would say.

      ....sorry I'll get my coat.

      But seriously for some reason I think I also look more handsome!
       
    18. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      No. I still get IDed for tobacco and I'm 35.
       
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    19. Lex
      Mellow

      Lex Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Southeast Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad decisions
      I lost weight over the stress so I look better now, which makes it so much harder for people to believe I am sick and dying inside.
       
    20. Foncky
      Lurking

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music. Balloon. Genetic.
      Since I got T 13 years ago, yes, I think I've aged.
       
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    21. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I am still beautiful.
       
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    22. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      Me too. Tinnitus has created more character in my face.
      Here is a quick video of me as proof positive:
      JIM CARREY IMPRESSIONS
       
    23. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      I lost a lot of weight through stress due to tinnitus. However due to better diet and less drinking I've been told I look younger and healthier than before. Suppose that's an upside :)
       
    24. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I lost 15 lbs and then gained 25 back from drinking to cope.

      I'm slowly getting my shit together, but yes - I looked like hell for a while.
       
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    25. Scared111

      Scared111 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      the stress and lack of caring on appearance... too focused on tinnitus to care.... never happened in my life. always dressed up . sigh...
       
    26. Champ
      Woot

      Champ Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma from headphones
      Sadly (or fortunately?) I look better than I ever have. I was obese as a child and horrible at sports... now I'm an adult who's been lifting weights/exercising for years (well before tinnitus onset 4 years ago) and now I have a low bf %, more muscle than I ever had, and I've become extremely fast. Makes it more frustrating when I'm dealing with out of shape doctors who clearly think, psh, he looks good on the outside, he must be doing fantastic on the inside!

      Guess what, mental health and physical health aren't perfectly correlated 1:1. I'm proof of that.
       
    27. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I don't look in the mirror so I don't know.
       

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