My name is Susan and I have been reading the introductions. It is so amazing how many different ways people can get T and that it can happen over a long period of time or instantly from a known reason to a totally unknown reason. What a condition.... Well, I am 42 year old widow from Louisiana. I have been a RN for about 19 years but I lost my job in January which was actually a good thing because I was really burnt out. I have been lucky though because I had some funds so I am taking some time to "find myself". I guess it is my "mid-life" crisis I know it is strange to say but I am not really sure when my tinnitus began. I have been very sick for the last two years when I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and had complications related to that. Due to that disease, I was put on high doses of a medicine called Asacol along with meds for anxiety, depression, migraines. I was a mess I knew that I would hear a buzzing sound sometimes when I was in my bedroom (I guess because that was when I was still & quiet) but it is also near electrical stuff and I never really thought about it but my brain blamed it on that. One day the electricity was out and I was on the bed reading a book and I kept hearing the sounds of a summer night and I realized that I shouldn't still be hearing that and it hit me what it was. I was mad at myself for not realizing that taking the Asacol (an aspirin based product) would put me at risk but I was so sick I wasn't thinking clearly. I was also mad at myself because a lot of people on my mother's side of the family have hearling loss and tinnitus (to the point of disability) so I really should have been aware of things. But you can't go back and change anything so onward I go...... I am looking at what to do because I have trouble hearing through a stethoscope now so this is an adventurous time.