How Much Longer Can I Take This? I'm at Square 1 Again — Tinnitus Blaring and Ears Feeling Full

Discussion in 'Support' started by hurtingdream, Jan 12, 2019.

    1. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      3 years down the drain. For me time was never on my side. How can I deal with this AGAIN? I protected my ears all the time even when I was getting better but where did that get me? Nowhere! I'm at square 1 again. The only difference is I have a little boy to take care of. I don't know how much longer I can take. I want to be a good mom. But this tinnitus is unbearable to live with.
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      What happened?
       
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      hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I don't know. I woke up Dec. 23 with my ears full and my tinnitus blaring and a panic attack. Then it calmed down again. After new years it started again and now it's just as bad. I have no idea why this is happening again.
       
    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Could it have been ototoxic medication? What was the loudest sound you got exposed to during the two weeks prior to this latest onset?
       
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      hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      The only medication I take is Levothyroxine for my thyroid. The loudest sound was probably one of my sons toys. He also likes to bang on things. But I don't know if that's really that loud. I've been in the house most of the time.
       
    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I have had some spikes that came out of nowhere and for no reason. I had also read about spikes like that here. Often these spikes are temporary. Temporary spikes can last for over three months...
       
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      hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I hope it is a spike. I remember when I was pregnant my obgyn told me to take vitamin D3 because I was low. When my son was 6 months. I stopped taking it. I wonder if I take vitamin D3 if it might help again.
       
    8. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Now it is winter, so there is a good chance that you are now deficient. There is only the potential upside and no downside that I can think of, if you begin taking it again.
       
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      hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I'll give it a try.
       
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      hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      This is too much. What did I do to deserve this? It's not going to get better.
       
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    11. gorzakus

      gorzakus Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ?
      Well it seems help is on the way in the near future , do you follow the treatments thread and especially the Mute button one ?
      Take care
       
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      hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I do follow the Mute button thread. I just hope they hurry up.
       
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    13. Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      If you ever need someone to talk to, my PM is always available. I know it’s hard, but don’t give up. Keep pushing on with life, machines seem hopeful to help us out. We heard of two people using two different devices with complete silence now. Perhaps one of them work for you also! Though it’s hard, try your best to keep on going :/ hugs.
       
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    14. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      Hang in their neuromod, university of michigan, frequency therapeutics, decibel, otonomy are coming to help us.
       
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    15. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I’m starting a savings plan for this and just hope to god it’s viable!!!!!!
       
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    16. oldirongut

      oldirongut Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      landscape equipment
      This program at U of M is it's trial stage, I hope for the best outcome I signed up for the trial but required me to go to Ann Arbor 3 times a week, I was excluded from the trial as I have an ICD implant. I would remind you that these devices have failed in the past like "Neuromonics". But hope for the best
       
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    17. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      temporarily banished from this plane of existence.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      hi @hurtingdream

      Just wanted to say hang in there, you're not the only one trying to care for little ones with this annoying/awful condition. I don't have any other real wisdom to offer, unfortunately.
       
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