Got Tinnitus Last September, It's Very Depressing and Controls My Life

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Naples1420, Jun 4, 2015.

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    1. Naples1420

      Naples1420 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Got T in 09 '14. Have no idea how. The only thing I can think of is that it started because of severe anxiety and stress. No hearing loss from the hearing test. It slowly faded as months went on. The only time I could hear it was if I put my fingers in my ears or went in a quiet room. Then last last night out the blue my left hear went off with a loud tone. No idea why. This is very depressing and controls my life. Feeling very hopeless.
       
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    2. Lorenzo74
      Mellow

      Lorenzo74 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Hi @Naples1420 and Welcome to TT..

      It might just be a spike, as it can happen sometimes that the sound increases, and it usually settles back down to baseline.. It might take longer than a day to do so, so don't think catastrophically about it yet.. Did you ever had any spikes since you developed T ?

      All I can suggest is to keep busy and try not to think of it too much... Maybe try some calming supplements to work on your anxiety.. Maybe some meds but do check with your doctor first..

      Hang in there and best of luck !!

      Take care of yourself and your ears !
       
    3. James Brown
      Sporty

      James Brown Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      09-1998
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposition
      Like Lorenzo said, sometimes we have spikes who can last some days or go away soon. T can change in so many ways that is hard to predict what will happen. By what you describe you have a mild T. Soon you will adjust to it.
       
    4. Naples1420

      Naples1420 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Thanks for the repsonses. Have only had one other spike and that was a couple weeks ago. The last several weeks have been good. In fact on Sunday I got stuck in a quiet car and could not hear it. What happened last night freaked me out. I'm thinking of getting devices for my ears to mask it and hopefully retrain my brain. Have you tried that?
       
    5. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Your T is still relatively 'young' so setbacks can happen. These spikes can come out of the blue and you need to mentally prepare for them so you won't react with so much panic. Count this as a positive so that next time you just tell yourself to calm down as the spike will likely settle down.
       
    6. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Sounds like you just had fleeting t . I would not sweat it.
       
    7. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Don't let it control you. Try to carry on as normal. I'm sure this is just a spike and will settle down again. Everyone's "normal" is different and even sometimes changing. We can learn in time to live happily with new "normals." You never know how strong and resilient you really are until things like this happen and you find out you're not the wimp you thought you were but a strong and courageous person.
       

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