I've had the dreaded ringing in the ears since a night out listening to a band just after Christmas last year! So I'm quite new to it. The first few weeks were absolutely horrendous, panic attacks, constant anxiety, no sleep and all of that stuff. However, I've been getting a lot better since then but still have some bad days. The tinnitus doesn't really bother me that much if I'm honest (don't really hear it most of the time) but the anxiety is still very difficult. I suffered a bit with anxiety before my Tinnitus but it was just the usual work, stress, life, parenting etc and always manageable. I guess I just want some reassurance that the anxiety will get better, or that others have suffered similarly in the early days of their tinnitus. The doctor has assured me that the anxiety will pass and that the tinnitus will either go with time or improve to the point where it bothers me very little! He also says that because my Tinnitus has improved since it began that it is a really good sign. So fingers crossed, I'll be free of it (to some extent) one day!