Help at Wit's End

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Donnauk, Mar 22, 2016.

    1. Donnauk

      Donnauk Member

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      Hello I'm Donna new to this my buzzing in my ears started about two weeks ago I had a head cold and suffer with catarrh ALOT but also have anxiety and depression I cannot sleep tonight and the anxiety is bad any suggestions about how to get to sleep would be appreciated x
    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Welcome to the forum. Sorry about your struggle with T. It is quite normal at the beginning to feel the way you feel. You are never alone here as we have been where you are and have deep empathy for your suffering. If your T is so new, perhaps consider to try out prednisone although it is more for new T from acoustic trauma.

      For sleep and anxiety, you can of course get some meds from the doctor. However if you wish to try some natural alternatives, here are some suggestions, such as Catnip, Valerian, Hops, Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Lavender, Kava, Melatonin etc. You can google search each of them to know their use and see if you can take them as a supplement. Check out this site on using natural herbs for sleep problem:

      Another way to help your sleep is to mask T at bed time. Here are some suggestions. Take care & God bless.

      1) Mask at bed time so you can sleep better. Find whatever sounds/music that are soothing to you. You can use a sound machine or sound pillow for this, or a computer with speakers.

      2) If you need masking on the go, try load an ipad with nature sounds or music using itune, or use smart phone. You can also order some nature sounds via ‘itune’ to play on your PC.

      3) If you have computer and speakers, you can try these excellent masking sounds:

      TT's audio player:

      or download free sound generator ‘aire freshener’:

      or make your own rain sound:

      or search youtube with words like 'tinnitus masking sounds', 'white noise', 'rain sound' etc.
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