Hey! Tinnitus Increased a Month Ago — Original Cause Unknown (Noise/ETD/TMJ/Ototoxicity...)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Tatsopa, Jun 11, 2020.

    1. Tatsopa

      Tatsopa Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005 (Onset) 05/2020 (Worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue
      Hello everyone,

      Been lurking in here for a month so I guess it's time to introduce myself.
      First of all excuse my poor English, but hey... I'm French and everyone knows that us, "frenchies" are more than crappy when they try to speak foreign languages...

      I've been "dealing" with tinnitus for about 15 years: very mild, nothing more than an annoyance when it started and nothing more than nothing a couple of months later. The cause of the initial onset is unknown: it could have been anything.
      - Noise? Maybe, I was playing drums in several rock/metal bands. The fact is that drumsticks were out of my hands for nearly a year when the ringing started. I'm sure my ears have been "fragilized" a bit by all those gigs so...
      - ETD/TMJ? Maybe. Since the initial onset I had this sensation of fullness and all those popping, cracking noises that a lot of us, tinnitus sufferers, have when swallowing. Concerning TMJ, if I want to open my mouth, I'm obliged to "slide" my jaw to the right until I feel a "crack" then ONLY I'm able to open it "wide" (not sure this is clear).
      - Ototoxicity? Maybe. I have a hiatal hernia and I swallowed PPI like candies for years.

      That said, what brought me here is the new permanent (I soooooooooooo hope not) spike that occurred a month ago, "just like this", and turned a happy 45 years old man into a f.......g wreck trying not to drown.

      Well, that said, glad I found this place.
       
    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      You do seem to have something wrong with the jaw if you have that kind of problem with the jaw movement. So the first thing is probably to see a TMJ specialist to get an opinion. Have you done that yet?
       
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      Tatsopa

      Tatsopa Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005 (Onset) 05/2020 (Worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue
      Thanks for reply,

      I've already tried it years ago, on my initial onset but it didn't improve things what so ever. And, as said that was a tiny tiny T so I gave up.

      That time indeed I guess It will be my next move but finding a TMJ specialist is not that simple.
       
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    4. Jéssica Amorim

      Jéssica Amorim Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      16/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hello from Brazil! I hope your tinnitus has returned to "normal".
      I am experiencing something similar, I have lived with tinnitus for three years. At first it was very difficult, I thought I was going to go crazy. Gradually I was adapting and things returned to normal. I have a tmj problem, which I do not know if it is one of the causes and I have always heard music at high volumes which seems to be the cause. Anyway, since the problem arose I stopped the music and everything was fine.
      Until last month, I had a peak from nowhere, this week plus one and yesterday another.
      Suddenly that whole nightmare came back.
      I can't find an explanation, maybe stress?
      I just hope it stabilizes again.
      I also apologize for my rusty English.
       
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