Every morning when I wake up, my heart begins to pound and race. My anxiety kicks into overdrive as I think, "Is it gone? Will it be worse today then yesterday? What if its louder, what will I do?" etc etc until I get up and realize that yes, I can still hear the high pitched ringing sound (difficulty describing) . Then the regular anxiety kicks in and I have to busy myself to "forget" or "ignore" the noise I'm hearing. Its only been a little over 2 weeks for me and the anxiety is just a killer.. It's like all I want to do is sleep, because at least then I'm not bothered by the noise. I have 2 small children, a full time job (911 dispatcher) and am currently pregnant (7.5 months). Medication is not really an option at this point due to pregnancy so I'm just trying to take it day by day but I just can't imagine having to live like this everyday. My partner wants to go out to his parent's tonight to watch the local fights on television and I am terrified of going! What if the noise makes it worse? What if everyone is too loud and I have an anxiety attack? I'm sitting here, 2 hours after waking up, tears streaming down my face while I try to focus on my work because I'm afraid. I'm just afraid in general. I'm trying not to let this control my life and I know many of you have been dealing with this for much, much longer then me but I do gather so much strength and support from all of your stories and advise. Sorry for posting so much, its just that no one else understands. My boyfriend doesn't get it and thinks I should just ignore it.. If it was only that simple.