Hang In There

Discussion in 'Support' started by I who love music, Dec 21, 2014.

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    1. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I want to provide some encouragement for the folks trying out my recently posted attention switching technique. I posted it recently in a thread called Back To Silence. I've read of some folks here on the forum trying it and I want to say - Stick with it. I explained it to a friend out here in the real world and he's already having success and he's had T a long time like me too. So hang in there.
       
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    2. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I'm trying it. A lot of the stuff I say is "yes, I hear you T and you are pissing me off!" But hopefully as I progress I can become more positive!
       
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    3. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      I think its more like saying "I'm pissed off!" if I remember correctly. Then you're focusing on addressing being pissed off, not your T.
      Am I right?
       
    4. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Try "...I'm pissed off."
      The important word is "I'm"
      I'd bet money this is going to help you.
       
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    5. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      What would be best example sentences to use to get started?
       
    6. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      "I hear you, I feel (insert feeling)"
      No more comparing it, measuring it, or "checking in" on it.
      You'll know it's working when you start to realize your responses are getting fewer.
       
    7. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Will do, thanks :)
       
    8. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      Can I just say in in my mind?
      How many times?
       
    9. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Yup, say it silently to yourself. I make sure I almost mouth the words, to make sure it sinks into my brain. hehe
      When I started, I was doing it probably 30 or 40 times a day. I'm down to maybe once or twice a day. Whenever I hear it. Can you believe it?
       
    10. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      I hope this works for me.
       
    11. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      It's been helping me. Attention shifting it is right?
       
    12. Miss lavender

      Miss lavender Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/01/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus
      Not sure what is wrong with me then. As i am trying this I am also saying to myself this better work. I cannot truly focus on the mission at hand. Another voice always interrupts this thinking. What should I do?
       
    13. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      "I hear it, I'm bothered."
      "I hear it, I'm too busy to care."
      "I hear it, I'm not inerrupted like yesterday."
      "I hear it, I'm not so nervous as Monday."
      "I hear it but I think I have better things to worry about."
      "I hear it, I'm actually happy because this is the first time today."
      etc....
      And you will notice that your responses will get fewer every day and that's the way you know you're not hearing it as often.
      It works for me.
       
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    14. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      @I who love music - I'm still trying this. Got a big bogged down today when my low buzzing came back (it's my scary noise!)

      But I wanted to ask a question - I'm finding that most of the things I say are negative. Like "I hear you and I'm annoyed" or "I can hear my T and I'm scared". Is that just because I'm starting out on this, or should I try to be more positive?

      I also find that I still I'm still brought back to my T at intervals during the day even when I'm in a noisy environment and not hearing it. Is this normal?
       
    15. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Ya, I think it's normal. This took a few weeks to start working for me.
      I think being honest is more important than being positive.
      As days go by, try to think of how much less you are responding and you'll notice you're responding a lot less I bet. Then you'll think back to times you didn't hear your T.
      Good luck, keep at it.
       
    16. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      So lets say I get distracted and somehow I don't pay attention to t. Then I start to hear it again. What should I say. In my mind the feeling is: "again, I was feeling good and here we go again", "I am sick and tired of it, I feel violated" , "I am busy now, I am going to sleep and feel angry to hear anything"
      Does this work? Can I say it in my mind only?
       
    17. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Yes, those are appropriate responses ... say them to yourself.
       
    18. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      great, initially there are no results but over time magic happens?
      So far i am noticing that when i say those thinks i put attention on T and i hear it more.

      thx
       

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