Greetings from a Spaniard Tinnitus Sufferer

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by siroconoto, Aug 19, 2013.

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    1. siroconoto

      siroconoto Member

      Location:
      Santander, Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2012
      Hi everyone, I´m a 32 years old guy from Spain. Looking on the Internet I´ve found this forum months ago and I decided to read some of the threads before writing. English isn´t a strong language for me when I want to explain ideas (it´s easy to realize this, no?....hahahaha, I apologize for my poor English expresive skills!) but I think that this forum is the best place for T sufferers that I´ve discovered on the Net.
      I suffer from T caused by acoustic trauma since a year (I used to hear loud music for hours meanwhile I was training indoor cycling); first times were a nightmare and nowadays I bear it as best as I can. My T is quite strange: I have I in the right ear that consist in a permanent nor very loud sound like the TV static noise or white noise but sometimes I also hear a intermittent noise close to the Doppler noise, like car engines that are getting closer to me.
      I was completely ignorant about this condition however when I was trapped by T I discovered that most of my musical heroes have also T.
      I try to carry a normal life: I have to confess that I miss the silence, mainly when I go to bed but I fall asleep quickly and also in the mornings because T mixes when the sounds of nature near to my house (the see, birds, the wind…). I try to read, to do exercise and all the kind of things I did before T. I have nor hearing loss neither hyperacusis, so I feel fortunate at that point. Months ago, when T started I was taking benzos for 5 month because I suffered a huge anxiety but one day I decided to change my mood to a more positive one. I´m a little obsessive person, but I can control that.
      Doctors here have a very poor idea about this condition and some of them didn´t talk clearly, so they confused my mind, but reading the information you post here is helping me a lot, thanks!... and nowadays I´m sure a cure will be possible in the near future. I feel full of hope. Today I find out that a member has travelled to Bangkok to be treated… a brave person, no doubt. Scientific knowledge changes and become more subtle and deep every day.
      If someone want to talk to me about whatever I´ll be pleasured.
      Thank you all in this forum again!.
       
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    2. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Hello siroconoto, thank you for your post, it's the same situation with doctors here in Canada :(
       
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    3. aura

      aura Member

      Location:
      romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      05.2012
      Hola, Siroconoto!
      Nice to see such a positive attitude!:)
      Could you tell us pls some tips for coping with T ? I find magnesium suplements and the sound of refrigerator very helpful!
       
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    4. siroconoto

      siroconoto Member

      Location:
      Santander, Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2012

      Hi Sherri796!

      Thank you for replying me. Doctors have here an attitude of being undeniable, I´m not a doctor but I´m not stupid and some of them tried to make me believe that my problem was Eustachian Tube Dysfunction,but after some research I concluded that it was a mistaken diagnosis and I have an argument with them (they said they work with facts however they prefered to point out my anxiety and not to consider facts like that Eustachian Tube Dysfunction not causes the kind of noise I hear but causes another symptoms that I don´t suffer like hearing loss). If you are an ignorant in some field or problem, please, recognize your knowledge limitations because it´s necessary if you want to get a solution.....Doctors have too much social power and some of them behave like owning the absolute truth and trying to mock you because you don´t have some specific kind of studies.

      Nowadays I want to see an true specialist because, if it´s possible I want to know some facts (for example: cloud be possible to have a real image of your damaged hair cells or the par of your brain that is overactive?)

      If you want to tell me something specific about your condition or simply talk or give me some kind of advice I´ll be sincerely grateful.
       
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    5. siroconoto

      siroconoto Member

      Location:
      Santander, Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2012

      Hi aura!

      Thanks, Someday, after I´d had the worst ideas I guess a human being can think when he is suffering and also seeing what medication was doing to my health (for a 6 months time) because it´s side effects I realized that in my particular case the biggest problem was my attitude towards the T. It was caused because I trained cycling for hours listening music with an iPod and after my T appeared I not only blame myself I aslo blame the music and I develop a complete music phobia. I thought that my life was runied: I believed I couldn´t sleep like before T, I couldn´t concentrate while I were reading or seeing TV.... but I realize that the worst of T was in my own attitude (always taking about myself, of course, I don´t want to pontificate my opinions!).

      So today my life is almost like my past life before T. I overcame all my phobias and sleep very well, I work perfectly (I teach Philosophy at a Highschool), I read like in the past (this year I wrote and explain my Master dissertation), and I ride bike better than in the past. I had to confess that cycling is my T catharsis, it makes me forget all about T, so I ride for hours almost everyday. The T shadow is over my life, I want to get rid of it if it´s posibble and I guess it´s not only possible but also probable ;-D It has become a very common condition in the last twenty years and this means money for the health industry, we´ll see solutions in the next years, we live " in the Neurocentury and inside the Biotechworld!" The are a lot of kinds of hope and faith, mine is rational faith! But despite T shadow I can enjoy my life. When my T attitude started to change I began to name it "my sexy little thing" hahahahaha. I love a rock band, Toto, its guitar player and composer Steve Lukather has T since 1986 and he talks about it in a way that I consider the best: laughting about it. I´m talking everytime about T caused by high sound and not having Meniere or another condition that could cause other symptoms like pain, vertigo, etc. I want to be completely respectful with the others suffering!

      aura I don´t know what was the cause of your T and I don´t thing my style of live could be the solution to others but in my case I had to say that I eat healthyly (mediterranean diet!) and I get all magnesium I need enyoing nuts, my girlfriend take magnesium suplements (for other questions far from T) but I prefer to get it directly from food; I listen tons of music when I´n not working; I ride bike 4/6 hours a day (I always slept only 5/6 hours - and a 10 minutes nap after luch... in Spain it´s unforgiveable not to have it :-D - so I have a lot of time) and I go to the gym 3/4 times a week for rowing and improve my heartrate and breathing, not lifting weights! hahahahah. But don´t misundertand me: I don´t believe that a healthy lifestyle could improve your T sound level if acoustic trauma caused it, I think that there is some paranoid ideas about it, at least, my T is always the same. Nowadays I fall asleep without using any kind of sound maskers like fans or relaxing music or nature sounds. I tried to use it in the past but it didn´t work for me because it only recalled me that I had T. I get into bed, start to think about how beautiful my vegetable garden is, how catchy was such song, how funny behave my students at classroom or whatever and in less that 5 minutes I´m completely asleep! I never use sound maskers, the only reason is it don´t work for me. It´s more a "spiritual" question: I prefer not to depend on external devices to cope with T. I´ve learned to live without it, but I one day it has a cure, better than better :-D

      If you want to ask any kind of question about whatever, please, don´t hesitate. I´ll be glad to write you. I sincerely thank your reply. And I have to say that your sunflowers profile picture is truly beautiful: things that grow fron the soil and plety of cheerful colour try to reach the sun!

      Hasta luego!
       
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    6. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      Welcome to the forums siroconoto, i have to agree with you, i also think tinnitustalk is the best place for T on the web because it's neutral and everyone is respectful !

      I think we have a lot in common, my T is in my right ear, sounds a lot like TV, noise trauma i guess, i work at university also, and riding my bike is one of the best activities i have today, i don't use any masker to sleep because i don't want it to remind me of the tinnitus

      by the way, i'm not really a fan of TOTO but hey, no one is perfect hehe !

      Have a nice browsing around :)
       
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    7. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Hello siroconoto, good to read your post , as it makes me feel positive ! Thank you. Tonight my T is very very low , am very surprised and very happy :) but I'll wait and see how it is when I wake up tomorrow morning ! Too soon to get to happy lol ! Take care
      And I hope you're having a good day with a calmT. Yes you're right ,I had to do all my own research and treatment , all that my doctor did was give me some anti depressant sleeping pills... Which I threw away lol. I drink camomile tea and I take two magnesium supplements for a good night's sleep.
       
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    8. siroconoto

      siroconoto Member

      Location:
      Santander, Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2012

      Hi JW!

      Thank for your reception!

      As you prefectly say whe have a lot in common.... acoustic trauma you too?, caused by loud music?... sometines T is the price you have to pay for passion and..... ignorance (at least, my case).... Toto didn´t cause my T.... I guess it was somehing more contemporary and powerful! :-D
       
    9. siroconoto

      siroconoto Member

      Location:
      Santander, Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2012

      Hi Sherri786!

      I feel very grateful if reading me helps you a little. It flatters me! Thanks!

      It´s pleasant to hear that your T is being "benevolent" with you for a while. I hope it lasts as long as possible.

      If camomile and magnesium works for you, perfect. After antidepressant and benzos I started drinking a passiflora infusion, if you want to try.... when you accept T probably you don´t need that but its taste was good for me!

      Saludos!
       
    10. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Hi ! That's quite a co incidence ! I've been taking passiflora herbal pills thrice a day as suggested by a spiritual healer and I must say
      My T remains very calm, if I don't eat spicy food and avoid sugar , caffeine etc .
       

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