Discussion in 'Support' started by Ifeel4U, Jul 16, 2014.
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How long does it take to habituate to tinnitus or how long till it disappear?
About 4 months in 2007 when it first started, and I'm in the process right now since my relapse, I'm 2 months into it and things are getting better
Impossible to answer. There is no right or wrong answer. It's totally individual. When I got T as a kid I habituated within a couple of weeks. If I had gotten it as an adult I would probably have a very hard time habituating since I'm not the same person now as I was way back then. I was a very carefree kid, but as an adult I'm very nervous and prone to anxiety and depression.
I'M also prone to anxiety unfortunately. I have a very low tolerance to T it seems....
Was there anything you did to habituate faster or did anything help? I know i listen to white noise at night on my phone. During the day i can still hear the high pitched E sound...it but at times when im really busy I dont really notice it.
Side note: I did just pick up a bottle of lipoflavonoid which my ENT recommended. Why not give it a chance. Keep in mind that its only been 3 weeks, and i have never had this before.. I think the T was brough on my extreme stress that i had for 6 weeks prior to the start of my T.
@Ifeel4U when T first started, I got pregnant about 6 months after and the fact that I was pregnant and very happy about it made me habituate super fast. For 9 months, I felt "protected" by the baby, like I couldn't be sad or depressed... It continued after I gave birth, until 2014.
This time, I have taken the matter into my own hands and have decided that I don't want to let T ruin my life or take control of it. I'm habituating by keeping busy, maintaining a healthy lifestyle (sleep, food, stress level) and having hope for the future. I also have 3 children and it helps a lot
The first time I got it, I habituated fast because the T lowered a tad and I was taking an SSRI which made me numb to it. Secondly, I thought the T would go away if I ever quit the SSRI. I was wrong, it did not.
The second time it took some months until I got on klonopin which lowered it for a while and helped my mood. It came back later though with a vengeance and depression.
This past time, its been a very long journey. Couldn't do it on klonopin because it is a depressant. After getting on Lamictal, I started having some good days. Unfortunately, I spent days still trying to lower it instead of trying to habituate. Instead of accepting it, I was trying to get rid of it.
Basically, if I set a goal and do not achieve it, it can get me down. So what I'm trying to do now is use wisdom and effort into not letting tinnitus bother me. Its tough because I have depressive episodes anyway, but I think I can do far better than I am doing. I was habituated for a bit and then decided to get stupid and take some CNS depressants to calm down. That's when I got destabilized and depressed.