Hey everyone, I'm Sylvia - a humming head for about four years /;

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    1. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      ..well, I've been dealing with tinnitus for more than four years and, well, some days are better than others. It's a bit disheartening to know those close to you can't grasp the amplified hysteria... so, I'm glad I found this site!
       
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    2. Welcome Sylvia, I hope you can find some things that that help with your T. We have a great bunch of people here.
       
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    3. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      Thanks for the warm welcome Warren, hope your 'noise level' is low today! :)
       
    4. Thanks Sylvia , doing ok taking it day by day. It can be hard with a noise in your head that nobody else can hear. Wishes of low T days to you too. :)
       
    5. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      …Thanks for the wishes, and yeas, it's truly disheartening to suffer in silence when in reality it's 'chaotic' lol. Anyways, have you found any medication that lowers your T??
       
    6. Not really , when I first got T I would have panic attacks and my doc gave me xanax and that helped. But really the best thing I have found for me is a healthy diet and pleanty of rest. I found a lot of foods that would Really spike my T. Now I dont eat anything with artifical anything in it. And no caffine, alcohol, salt, suger,or chocalot. For me I find a low carb high protean diet works best.
       
    7. greg evanski

      greg evanski Guest

      I certainly know what you are dealing with and have apathie for you, I to am a well i will call it a sufferer of T, and yes some days are much worse than others, I found that a good diet no smoking and exercise helps alot to for me
       
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    8. Allevous

      Allevous Member

      That's the worst thing! My best friends can't really imagine how it is. Nobody without tinnitus can... It's almost like if you've never been majorly depressed, then it's hard to imagine how's that like and why can't they (majorly depressed) get their s*** together, so to speak.

      Like many things in life, without first hand experience it's difficult to know what something is really like! And belittling tinnitus as a condition frustrates the cra* out of me!
       
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    9. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      @ Warren, sorry to hear about the panic attacks but glad you're better! ... and what an awesome diet, great will power lol I need to check out a new diet, thanks and hope your T is at ease today:)

      @Greg, hey thanks for the comment and the support! Hope you're T is low today:)!

      @Jonathan, thanks for your comment and understanding! I know what you mean about, 'get their * together...' - you hit the nail right on the head lol I get a lot of this: 'mind over matter or don't think about, put some cotton in there' lol that's the funniest one but 'they' just don't understand it's coming from within our head plus everyone'sT is different, as for me, not thinking about is out of the question - it's gotten quite high.
      Belittling tinnitus as a condition pisses me off too lol.
      Hope your T is low today:)
       
    10. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      @greg: your* lol sorry
       
    11. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Welcome from me too! :) I did configure an automated new conversation with anyone who registers, so you probably got that, so let this be me welcoming you the second time.

      Four years is a long time. Especially for a young woman like you (I presume it's you in your avatar?). I'm only at the over 1 year mark and if anything it feels like a long ride for even me.

      Do you know what started your humming, can you attribute it to anything specific? From what you wrote, I take it has gradually gotten a bit worse ("it's gotten quite high")? That's one of the things I fear, and I suspect most of us do. If we get to live a long life, then it's expected tinnitus might at least be perceived louder, since the general hearing is deteriorating. Hearing aids at that point help many with tinnitus though.

      Best wishes,
      Markku
       
    12. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      Thanks for the warm welcome Markku!
      Yeas, that's my pic and these past four years have definitely been chaotic and a definite learning experience with myself and how to handle anxiety and all that comes with tinnitus.
      Perhaps the first year is the toughest, getting into the groove of your T, lol so, sorry you're dealing with that I know it's galling, but thanks for such a great site!
      I had ringing on and off but one day I noticed the perpetual ringing and asked everyone around me, "can you hear that?" of course no one could hear it so, I figured I was the only crazy one lol.
      I'm not sure what caused it, perhaps all the wonderful concerts I went to but my ENT doc was baffled too, he let me know I had nerve damage, hearing loss etc.
      (That was two years ago) and I'd say about a week ago or so, I noticed my usual ringing crescendoed /;
      - that's been tough on me, perhaps it's stress and my little one yelling. I'm taking some natural medication...so, I'll wait and hear lol.
      How have you been dealing with your T and do you know when it derived?
      Thank you again Markku:)
       
    13. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Noticed you were online.

      How are things with you currently? Any changes with your t?

      Hope everything's well!

      Markku
       
    14. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Oh, and it seems I had forgotten to answer your question last April...

      I've been doing quite okay, of course I'd rather be without this, but I categorize myself as fairly well habituated.

      My T started after ear syringing. Yep, ear syringing can cause tinnitus. Had I only known.
       
    15. Sylvia

      Sylvia Member

      ...All is well, same ol same ol with the T..
      wow, syringing huh, sorry to hear. You know, I never figured out how I got my T.
      Thanks for the greeting!
       

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