My apologies if this topic has already been raised. I realise there are a lot of new and old threads about many related subjects, but I'm posing one that until only recently has related specifically to me. Has anyone gone from having mild to moderate Tinnitus, seemingly from nothing? That it is say; who here has had Tinnitus that was barely noticeable suddenly develop into a full-blown case of incessant ear-ringing capable of being heard over everything? Of course, I obviously ask because this is happening to me. But I'm wondering if it's only a 'spike' or if, for no particular reason that I can fathom, this is my new permanent level of Tinnitus. It's been going on for about a month now. I took 5mg of Valium before bed last night and when that had absolutely no effect, I took half a sleeping tablet as well. Neither offered me the slightest bit of relief or even a wink of sleep. It strikes me as being extremely difficult not to concentrate on the constant high-pitch ringing in my ear (it's more in my right ear than the left) when it's such a new sound and it dominates over everything else. So has anyone else gone from mild to moderate Tinnitus like this? How did you manage to get through it?