Hello, I joined this forum around two years ago and haven't posted in over a year and a half. Since then things have gotten significantly worse. I am no stranger to tinnitus that started 6 years ago or the hyperacusis it turned into about 2 and a half years ago. Generally I have always had a pretty upbeat attitude about it. I have just learned to accept it and for the most part have continued to live my life. I am in only slight pain some days but at least half of the time over the last year I have been in considerable pain. In the last month after going to a festival with my friends with loud music for 3 hours it has gotten much worse. I did not know about what we were doing or the music until we got there or I wouldn't have gone. Basically I just want the pain to stop. Managing these symptoms while trying to go places and do things just isn't working. I don't want to isolate myself but my pain tolerance only goes so far. I cant ignore the pain anymore. I am tempted to try to go and get painkillers to help on days like today. I don't want to do that but I see little choice. I know many of you have been through this and my positive attitude about my condition has evaporated. What do I do?