My name is Dennis I have been lurking the forum for months before joining today. My tinnitus started on January 15 2013. I am a pharmacist by profession. I am not Sure the exact reason medications,noise exposure, stress? I have learned a lot from This forum much more than anything from medical providers. God bless everyone In this forum. The suffering from tinnitus is unseen and unexplainable and people have little to no understanding of this condition. In the beginning it was a terrible struggle things have improved after many ups and downs but sleep is still an issue which bothers Me the most. Many thanks to markuu and all the people active in the forum. I am a moderator In another military forum so I appreciate this effort and understand what it takes to run The forum. God bless you all and may we all find our inner peace.