Had tinnitus for 9 1/2 months too scared to return to work. How do you concentrate and act normal. I would need to tell everyone why l seem different, i.e. irritable. poor concentration. l have trouble functioning in a social situation since T. I feel anxious all the time, like l want to run away, from myself mostly. This is not my pre-T personality at all, was very outgoing and comfortable meeting people. Advice please- how to deal with all those issues. I do not feel normal anymore. Let alone going to work where you are expected to be normal and accountable??