Hi. I Am 14 and I Am New to Tinnitus. I Really Need to Know What Is Happening?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Elijah Nash, Oct 31, 2014.

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    1. Elijah Nash

      Elijah Nash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Just 3 days ago, I started have a ringing in my ear and so I searched it up and found it was tinnitus. After that day, I observe more and my ear still ringing. So, I went to the doctor and he said I have subjective tinnitus and that it was going to go down in a week or so. And , I am going to have people do some lab reports on my thyroid tomorrow. I am very anxious person(I have anxiety,panic disorder) and I kind of get a lack of sleep.
      So, does anybody know if I am going to stick with this forever. And, I don't really listen to loud music nor go to concerts. Can anybody help me?
       
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    2. erl115
      Balanced

      erl115 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music or damage to the ears.
      Best thing to do at the moment, is to wait 1-2 weeks and see. Since you dont attend to concerts or listening to loud music, you should be fine. Did you have ear infections in the past?

      Anyway, stay calm and wait 1-2 weeks, if not gone, go to your doc and ask for a meeting with ear nose and throat specialist, who will clean your ears, check for ear wax and so on.:)

      If you wanna get the attention away from the tinnitus, search youtube for some tinnitus maskin videos :)

      Hope it helps! ^^
       
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    3. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Absolutelly the best thing you can do now is leave all the T forums, find fun things to do that will take your mind off from tinnitus and enjoy your life. You DO NOT want to 'teach your mind' to be aware ot T...
       
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    4. Peter61

      Peter61 Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      If you don't listen to loud music and you don't go to concerts, I'm pretty sure you'll be just fine. Most cases of T are caused by acoustic trauma.
       
    5. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Based on your "medical history" ie. anxiety, I am wondering if you have been on any drugs for a certain period of time. There are drugs out there which can cause tinnitus as a consequence of the drugs themselves - or as a consequence of wrong tapering.

      Checking the thyroid is the "last item" on the list of possible causes - but is of course worthwhile doing, but still... seems like your doc is "shooting from the hip"; see answer above.

      No one can say whether tinnitus will go away or not. It depends entirely on the etiology. And until that has been established, it's a best guess.
       
    6. Elijah Nash

      Elijah Nash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      No I never took any medications or drugs every in my life,and I am getting the lap reports on Monday instead.
       
    7. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I would highly suggest you see a therapist to work to control and possibly cure your anxiety/panic disorder. It is crucial to your recovery from tinnitus,since there is probably no other explanation.
      p.s. make sure you work with a CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) therapist, or a psychologist. You can also tell your parents to let you try
      Bio-feedback therapy as an alternative drug free therapy for anxiety.
      All these therapies are medication free - that's what you wanna do now.
      Good luck and keep safe.
       
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    8. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      14 with tinnitus!? That's horrible, way horrible! I feel really sorry for you..How loud is the tinnitus? On a scale of 1-10 and can you hear it over everything, or is it easily masked?
       
    9. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      I think you should avoid all loud noises / places and then wait and see.
       
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    10. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      You're pretty new so there's a chance it could resolve. Just stay away from T boards.
       
    11. beemovie

      beemovie Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2013
      Do you wear ear buds? Did you go to a concert or fireworks?
       
    12. Elijah Nash

      Elijah Nash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      I never went to concerts and/or make fireworks
       
    13. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Elijah,

      We all wish you well, and understand what you're going through! Could you please update us after your doctor's tests? I have an underactive thyroid myself, and it may be a possible cause of tinnitus, but not too likely.

      It's possible your tinnitus will subside, or at least settle down, on its own. You've only had tinnitus for a short period of time, and it's possible that things could improve. Take care, and please keep us posted on how you're doing!

      Best wishes and hugs,
      Karen
       
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    14. Elijah Nash

      Elijah Nash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Thank you,
      I have an overactive thyroid.
       
    15. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Elijah,

      Is the doctor going to be doing anything to treat your overactive thyroid? Overactive thyroid can cause lots of symptoms, including nervousness, inability to sleep, etc. It could have a possible connection with your tinnitus. I hope you find some answers soon!
       
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    16. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
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    17. Elijah Nash

      Elijah Nash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Yes, I am going to my doctor Monday and he should get a better look on it
      But the overactive thyroid have been kind of annoying with the
      Tachycardia and panic disorder.
       
    18. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Elijah,

      I really hope your doctor can help you. If you can get the overactive thyroid under control, it's possible that your tinnitus will subside, too.

      I can see why you have tachycardia and panic disorder. Having hyperthyroidism could cause all that.

      Please keep us posted on how you're doing!
       
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    19. chvrlotte
      Cool

      chvrlotte Member

      Location:
      United States of Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Hey there!
      By the looks of it, your doctor seems pretty sure that your tinnitus won't last. Usually doctors are pretty straight up, because if they sugar-coat the truth too much, they'll ruin their reputation. Hopefully that helps with the worrying a bit, but don't feel bad if it doesn't because having an anxiety disorder is rough sometimes! Just avoid beating yourself up. It'll be over soon. :)
       
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