Hi everyone. Hard to believe that I have just found this site. I have been suffering from T for about 8 years now and I believe it all started when I had a very bad reaction to some dye. My face and around my eyes swelled up freakishly and my doctor prescribed steroids. Well....the swelling went down but the "ringing" began. I have pretty much tried every so called miracle cure over the counter remedy out there and nothing has worked so I have just learned to live with. I have self diagnosis myself as having brain tumors,inner ear cancer, high blood pressure, oncoming stroke victim, brain cancer, blood clots, and almost anything else that I happen to read about what causes T. The good news is that I haven't died yet! I just recently retired so I have much more time to be preoccupied with my T. So I have decided to do some of my own research and take more attention to this most annoying condition we are all suffering from. I have started to chart out how the noise spikes and started writing in a journal to record the things that I do to lessen the ringing levels and what seems to make it spike. A pattern is developing since I have started this documentation. I have noticed a pattern of peaks and valleys. Has any of you noticed such patterns?