Hi everyone, Guy from Sweden here. Got tinnitus August this year. Not sure where it came from but I think several things may have played into it. A loud concert, stress from work and possibly unhealthy diet (do workout though). Like many else in the beginning, I'm really depressed right now. :-( I've been a lurker here for a while and I rarely engage in forum activities but I felt like writing something today. My tinnitus is, I think, around the 5 or 6 khz frequency. Not a clear tone but more whistling and shhhh like. The problem is that it's impossible to mask. Listening to music actually makes it even worse because it seems to always compete with the other sound and then getting even louder. Interestingly enough, I've noticed that my tinnitus decreases to almost nothing after having a few drinks/beers. At first I thought it's simply because you typically don't give two shits about it when you're drunk, but there seems to be something more to it. Reading and learning more about the inner workings of the GABA and Glutamate receptors it seems to make sence in my case. I'd say I'm OCPD minded and a control freak (software developer and all heh). If something new/unknown/unwelcome comes up I easily get anxious. I'm guessing that's why I have so hard time to let go of my tinnitus. Anway, thanks for reading.