Hi T-crew How are you all doing? Glad to find this place. I just found it today, seems full of info to read and real people to learn from! I am a 38yo man from Madrid, Spain. So you have to excuse all atrocities you might read in my written English, it's far from perfect as you see. About my T-story, it was a little messy and it all started suddenly to my scare. I was 22 back then and under high stress for final engineering exams as well as other issues in life. One damn day I noticed a slight arrhytmia in my heart and that very second the tinnitus started until today that im 38. At that moment (and until much later) i didnt pay much attention to tinnitus, because i didnt know what it was, and besides that what really terrified me was the arrhytmia thing. I went to several doctors and all they said was that I was a perfect handsome nervous young boy and I should chill a little, or answering stupid questions for me like... mmm maybe youre in love...I got really upset about that, because I felt something was (and is) definitely going on inside me, anyway I really hoped they were right, but they were not. This has eliminated my faith on doctors to the point i havent ever seen any other, and its been like 15 years. My lifestyle doesnt helped nor helps at all, im kind of hyperactive, change sleep cycles, and used and use (soft) drugs like hashish and marijuana. I think i also might have become kind of bipolar, as a consequence of all the story you're reading. In addition and to make things worse I used to perform as an electronic music DJ and used to very loud noises, fat basses, big soundsystems, etc... although I'd discard this as the cause bcz I see it way more linked to my blood pressure/arrhytmia thing, and it all was after the T. I feel comforted while DJing bcz tinnitus is totally masked In resume my life's pretty messy just like these 4 paragraphs that just outline random things here and there. Tinnitus is something I live with that im obviously worried about, but doesnt affect that much. As I also suspect its a side effect rather than a cause, I face it with a "sh*t happens" mentality, call me irresponsible, i know i am. I have no sleep problems, when I go to sleep is certainly because i'm really tired or dead, and i instantly meet Morpheus. If somebody feels identified or curious about my case or want me to elaborate, feel free to drop a line take care you all robert.