First Spike! Don't Know Why! Need Help!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jean-Philippe, Jun 22, 2016.

    1. Jean-Philippe

      Jean-Philippe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      Hello everyone

      I'm almost 5 months in with T. Things were going pretty fine lately. Had a great week last week. I was feeling I was habituating. But yesterday my sound level increased and I'm now full of anxiety, stress and fear. It's my first spike and I don't know why. I hurt my neck saturday and have pain in this area since... could it be related?

      I need advices to get through this spike...I hope it's one and not an increase.

      Thank you
    2. LukeYoung

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure

      I have read that neck and back can attribute to spikes. Even posture and positions.

      Sorry to hear you've had a spike! Hope it goes back to baseline for you soon.
    3. KyushuKris

      KyushuKris Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5 months in is still a little early to habituate entirely so you will likely still get the occasional day/week when it seems louder than usual.
      Don't focus on it, keep busy. Avoid quiet rooms. Etc, you heard it all before I'm sure. Definitely don't have any lazy days off doing nothing and not meeting anybody for a few months, always have distracting events packed into your schedule until you feel nonchalant about your T.
      I've had it for 14 years now, I generally get a spike every one or two years, for about 3 weeks. You build a kind of numbness to it after experiencing it several times.

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