Fatigue

Discussion in 'Support' started by Larry OT, Dec 21, 2014.

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Does your T cause fatigue

  1. Never

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  2. Sometimes

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  3. Almost always

    10 vote(s)
    52.6%
    1. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      I get so fatigued from something. Either it's my depression and anxiety from this crap or it's the T dragging me down...
      Or the anti depressants, but I wake ok and get out to walk dog, then I go between being ok and falling down tired.
      I can handle the anxiety attacks ok lately but I'm not sure it's the underlying anxiety that gets me because I eat a lot, don't work out like I used to and still don't gain weight, so I guess the anxiety burns it off.
      I'm tired of being a mess from day to day.
      Your story is appreciated. Thanks
       
    2. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I used to be on antidepressants. Different ones did different things to me. 3 altogether I think. I remember that Zoloft hit me right behind the eyes, like beer does to some people, and it made me tired. But everybody's different when it comes to medicine.
      I used to be on Ativan too.
      I'm not saying you don't need antidepressants, but I think you should tell your doc this stuff.
      I was stressing out pretty badly a few months ago til I started doing an attention switching technique. Search for my post called Back To Silence. I bet you'll think it's worth a try. Good luck.
       
    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      For me it is sensory overload...I would like to chill in the real quiet for a while and recoup but obviously can't.

      I'm sure the pills will sedate you somewhat. And the constant worry is not good either. It can wear on a guy. I find it all very tiring personally. Can't wait for bed every night where as before T I never wanted to go to bed.
       
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    4. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      Immediately i started thinking this year and the suffering i have seen.

      and what did the specialist ask first when i met them? "Can you sleep"?
      i always said "yes, no problem with that cause i am absolutely tired to the point i almost fall down literally after a day´s work, crash to bed unconscious, and sometimes even cant remember how i got come around 4.40pm". Tinnitus screaming so loud i couldnt really talk at the phone anymore since i paid too much attention to my t than to the caller´s voice.... that kind of stuff. absolutely exhausting.

      specialist: "oh, you sleep well....that´s good"
      -i guess they thought my ear isnt really giving me any problems at all. those were the doctors, shrinks understood my point.
      i have been taking bupropion for 2 months now. Not my first experiment with these kinda meds but the best so far.
      psychiatrist told this one´s suppose to work differently and has to be taken in the morning. should cheer me up and give energy. i have been feeling quite OK, dont know why but i have.
       
    5. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      I miss taking a nap, t is always worse after a short nap or if I wake up too often through the night.
       
    6. mrd28s
      Curious

      mrd28s Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2000, severe at 2006, externally audible at 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise damage, machinery
      The fatigue you feel may also very likely be hypothyroid. It not only causes the fatigue and depression, but is very frequently misdiagnosed as depression. I have both T and hypothyroid, for many years before a thyroidectomy. Next time you go to your physician, ask for a TSH test for your thyroid. I know exactly how you are feeling, and have been there many times before finding out the root causes. Good luck.
       
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @MichaelM
      I was on ropinerole which is a dopamine agonist. I started feeling good on it but my T became louder.
      It's a hell of a trade off.
      I stopped taking it and have been on Abilify and remeron.
      No great mood lift or change in T. Hopefully in time I'll feel better.
      It's great your feeling ok. I rarely do.
       
    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      I've had that checked before. I just did another blood test to check again.
      I'm afraid it's just another component of depression that's keeping me down and fatigued.
       
    9. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      yeah. Thyroid is easy to rule out with a simple blood test.

      I think i haven taken remeron at some point. Abilify sounds serious stuff to me.
      Your tinnitus is still quite new, friend. As i´ve been saying to every new sufferer here: that´s a good thing.
      It´s not chronic yet. It might fade away.
       
    10. mrd28s
      Curious

      mrd28s Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2000, severe at 2006, externally audible at 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise damage, machinery
      My experience is that like in morning the loss of a loved one, or in rehab, etc you go through some sort of staged process.
      awareness, acknowledgement, realization, depression, acceptance, coexistence, embracement.
      Ill let you know when I get to embracement. ;)
      hope you get to coexistence soon!
       
    11. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      I am the in middle of depression. I hope I will reach the other states.
      @Larry OT Larry. I also have fatigue, dizzines and vertigo sometimes.
      It is all psychologically on my side. Side effects of depression and anxiety.
      I push me every day for a walk, more is not possible.
       
    12. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      @Martin69
      Friend.... stress and anxiety and depression can cause almost anything. But vertigo is a bit something else.
      i recommend you read this http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/signs/vertigo and discuss that vertigo-feeling with your doctor if you havent done that already. Vertigo has so much to do with the inner ear that i would immediately rule out all vestibular stuff (link auf Deutsch) with MRI´s, CT scan´s... because vertigo and vertigo-like symptoms can in some cases mean something serious.
      (not that depression isnt serious enough)

      edit: seems to me that the word "serious" in doctors´ language mean lethal/you will have visible injuries -stuff.

      one ENT said to me: "well, you are lucky your´s isnt anything serious".
      and i was thinking to myself : "WTF, this has almost destroyed the person inside me...what"?
      doc waited a second and said: "no tumors, no nothing, you will live".
      i said: "yeah, sure i will, but what´s the quality of it".
       
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    13. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hi Michael,
      After my T onset I had vertigo for two weeks.
      They did all tests who are available on earth for a "private" patient where everything is covered by insurance.
      My ears, balance etc. were all fine.
      The vertigo disappeared after two weeks. It was a result of exhaustion/burnout.
      Unfortunately, this loud, high-pitched T (like yours) remained. And currently I have a difficult phase.
      I just think it is because I thought after 14 months, things will be better. Maybe I thought, after 2014, things will shine again. Since they do not, I guess this is my psychosomatic problem causing sometimes a slight vertigo.
      And yes, doctors are crazy. They also told me: Just do not listen to your T.
      I am still puzzled how someone cannot listen to a dog whistle in his head.
      But as I have learned, one can even ignore this. Still not there.
      Take care,
      Martin
       
    14. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @Martin69

      I hear you. I'm the same way, but no vertigo. Trying to keep my head above water.
      My head spins sometimes. The docs say it's the depression. I try and not think about my future as anxiety takes a hit on me.
      Have as good of a holiday as possible. It's so hard this time of year.
      I wish you the best and a lifting of the depression so maybe we can deal with the noise better. It's different every day for me.
      Peace.
       
    15. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Thank you Larry.
      Yes, I think it is all side effect of depression.
      I wish you also all the best.
       

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