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    1. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      Hi all,
      I have a T since 2011 I think. First I payed no attention to it untill I realised the sound was there to stay.
      I had soms examinations, but the cause was not found. They think it's a kind of "phantom sound"generated by the brain itself. I tried meds, ergular and alternative ones, but the T stays, grew even louder.
      It makes my job as a paramedic not easier, working with patients, always concentrated, always sounds surrounding me. Cannot find a balance in this. Sometimes I'm just to tired, tired to the bones.
      The only support I get is: learn to live with it. Yeah.., as if I'm not trying.
      I do not want to be grumpy dear fellow T sufferers. It's just the moment.
      If you have questions? Feel free to ask!
       
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    2. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Hello Mahr and Welcome to Tinnitus Talk.

      Suffering tinnitus is no fun, as you know. It sounds like your tinnitus may have been caused by noise and also possibly increased from the stresses of your occupation. The job you preform everyday is a traumatic one and I know other paramedics who have suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This added stress will be hard on your tinnitus.

      You may feel like your work won't effect you as you have done it for awhile, but deep down it does. Parents crying, people screaming for help, sirens blaring etc.

      I know your are a trained medical professional however please talk to your doctor and also have an appointment with a Ear Nose Throat specialist. Make sure they are aware of this ringing and let them know that tinnitus increases has been directly connected to stress in many people. You may require medications for awhile to better deal with this and get the stress and anxiety under control.

      I am sure there will be many others here that may offer you some very useful advice.

      I hope you start feeling better soon and can keep doing what you love to do for a living.

      Keep us posted. Regards Mike
       
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    3. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      Thanks for your reply Mark.
      I did talk to the physician in the hospital, but frankly, she doesn't care; learn to live with it ws het advice. I know and realise that I'm not the same anymore since I have the T, but as long I can do my hours?
      As for medication, I'm on anti depressives.
      I'm a bit pissed..;-)
       
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    4. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      I know. Tinnitus is very intrusive and demanding of our thoughts. Many people have had to make career changes just from this nasty business. It pissed me off when mine went haywire and also when my hearing went bad. The combination of the two left me no choice but to flip my life upside down and start living a different life.

      We all hope this will be temporary and a cure will come soon that will help most of us. We never know when someone will stumble on the exact treatment that is a success. In the meantime, what do we do? We get used to it, accept it and move on. I have tried all the treatments for mine with no help. This will NOT mean you won't find something that helps yours. However I never let a doctor come in my way and dismiss me. I was vigilant and pushed him for further testing.

      A typical doctor specializes in a broad range of illnesses and does not specialize in one or two areas like a SPECIALIST does. It's hard for a general practitioner to grasp every issue with everyone. They typically log onto a web page for physicians and see whats been used for treatments, prescribe you something and send you on the way to no where!! Don't give up. Keep pressing for more testing and specialists.

      My best advice is finding ways to lower your stress and anxiety. These two will drive your tinnitus to roar.

      Hopefully others here will lend some good advice to you. This site is by far the best place to learn what may help and what may hurt. Just the same, you must keep pushing for more testing my friend!
       
    5. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Also, it's OK to call me Mark. I have a brother named Mark and he's kinda cool lol.
       
    6. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      My bad.., sorry Mike!:beeranimation:
       
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