First week of Audiology

Discussion in 'Support' started by Neenie, Jan 31, 2014.

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    1. Neenie
      Depressed

      Neenie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      So I've just done week one of Masters. It's so full on. I've been going to bed at 8pm every night and still waking up exhausted. Well, I've been waking up at 3am actually, but that's probably coz I went to bed at 8! We're at uni from 8-6pm every day and then after we're expected to study another 3hrs, which I haven't done even once. Tinnitus is being a real pain. Almost lost it in class today but just made it to the bathroom before I started sobbing. Then I had all "cry eyes" after and was extremely embarrassed. I still don't know how I'm (a) every going to get used to this tinnitus and (b) have enough mental strength to get through the Masters. Everyone else has just done honours in auditory science so they know so much more than me! Me? I'm just and old lady who used to be a Maths teacher. Can't keep up with the youngies! Meanwhile some girl asked me today which high school I went to. I'm like, dude, im almost 36! Haha. Anyway, im tired. I have bad tinnitus. It's never gonna get better. I hate my life. The end. Byyyyyes for now
       
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    2. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Are you kidding me neenie? 35 for real? I thought you were like 27/28 or something?! You look wayyyyy younger ... No wonder they are asking about your high scool!
      Keep it up, you will make it through yous master studies... The first week is always extremely hard, with or without tinnitus, you'll just have to adapt and in a months or something you won't be as exhausted anymore.
       
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    3. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Shit from your photo I thought you were still in high school!
       
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    4. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I thought you were way younger too!

      And honestly - you are stronger than the T! Doing your masters!!! Imagian how much that would piss your T off - thinking and focusing of something bigger than it! :)
       
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    5. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      oh my god, 25 maximum i thought!
       
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    6. Neenie
      Depressed

      Neenie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Hi guys!
      Yer I'm not sure why I look so young. My sister is 11 years younger than me and whenever we are out everyone assumes I'm the younger sister, haha. My sister doesn't like that much! The weird thing is that I never used to look young for my age. At 20, I looked 20. But then haven't aged a day since. The only thing I can link it to was the fact that I was anorexic from ages 20-34, and all I was eating in a day was 7 strawberries (no idea why i decided 7 was the magic number..). And nothing in my body worked. I never slept. I never ate. I didn't ever have to cut my fingernails coz they didnt grow. My hair didn't grow, at all, for several years. So maybe I just stopped the aging process by not eating, and only just restarted it now? Yer, its not fun looking really young because when I was teaching Maths in highschool it was just a bit awkward because I looked like one of the students, even though I was quite old at the time and then when we had parent/teacher interviews the parents never took me seriously, and neither did the kids! And the other thing that didn't age is my mind. I still talk and act like I'm 2o!
       
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    7. Neenie
      Depressed

      Neenie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Oh yer and also, so this is a photo of me right now. Sorry, no makeup and in my pj's. And I am nearly 36 in this photo
       

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    8. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Hell I still act 20 and I'm 45
       
    9. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      well that's at leastwhat my wife says
       
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    10. alibee
      No Mood

      alibee Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      ?, big spike in 11/2013
      Do you think you could have gotten T from your ED?
       
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    11. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      That would possibly make sense.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=aging+process+fasting
      https://www.google.com/search?q=caloric+restriction+aging
      From one article:
      One mechanism that has been investigated is that fasting triggers a gene whose job is to promote survival by protecting cells during times when food is scarce.

      Researchers say it helps repair the damage done by free radicals and prevents cells from dying prematurely, as well as lowering inflammation.

      'The gene can also slow the ageing process by reducing the risk of age-related diseases and health threats,' says Dr Johnson. 'It can reduce markers of inflammation and oxidative stress, two primary causes of ageing.

      'Studies show that individuals who live to be 100 years old have lower levels of oxidative stress than those who live to be 70.'


      Your period of fasting (which 7 strawberries pretty much is, or at the very least extreme caloric restriction) was very long, so who knows, that may have inhibited your aging process.
       
    12. Neenie
      Depressed

      Neenie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      ha! interesting! maybe i should stop eating again then? haha, nah, its too boring!
       
    13. Neenie
      Depressed

      Neenie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      And nah, i doubt I got tinnitus from anorexia. The only thing that I can think of is that i started a bunch of new meds. But even then, I only have it in one ear, and im assuming ototoxic medication would affect both, so no idea why
       
    14. alibee
      No Mood

      alibee Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      ?, big spike in 11/2013
      Boring, and it will kill you!
       
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    15. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      neenie, im a bit worried to be honest seeing that last picture of you...you look a bit sick, pale (but not the kind of pale because you dont wear make-up,but because you dont feel good)tired and exhausted. not healthy at all ;( . nothing like in all the other pictures from better times that you have posted ;( . i tell you this not to offend you obviously, but as a little "wake-up call" for you to care more about your well-beeing..try to do what ever brings joy into your life.
       
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    16. Neenie
      Depressed

      Neenie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Thanks man. Yer, it wasn't my finest photo. I was in fact very tired in that photo. How about this one, this is my 35th birthday. I got a badge that said "35" on it and yayay, I wore it all day! :)
       

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    17. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      yeees neenie! the last picture-thats it! forget what i told you before ;) .this is how you have to look (again)- healthy and happy!:love:
       
    18. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Michela, love your avatar!!!
       
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    19. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Beautiful inside and outside, and very intelligent to boot. What a woman!
       
    20. NeoM
      Moonlighting

      NeoM Member

      Location:
      America
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/31/2013
      Just develop a routine and stick to it and before you know it staying busy and being occupied will help you cope with tinnitus.
       
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    21. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      ha ha, thanks gary! i thought a bit of laughing can not harm people in here!:cool:
      this is me after my mri scan of my cervical spine, they said everything will be fine when i come out of the mri but as you can see -it was NOT! ha ha ha:LOL:
       
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