How often do you experience a spike?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sean, Dec 4, 2013.

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    1. Sean

      Sean Member

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      It would be interesting to know how often does every one Tinnitus spikes.i am talking about spike when nothing will mask it and it becomes unbearable .
      Mine has not gotten to unbearable level but it seems I am getting more low level spikes after I went to movies without ear plugs .
       
    2. Sherri786
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      I used to get a lot of spikes in the beginning when I got t, specially whenever I would eat any junk food, now it seems like I only get spikes when I don't get enough sleep. I stay away from any loud environments, I haven't gone to any movies since I got t, and I don't think I ever will:sour:
       
    3. Sean

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      I haven't had big spike but I have more louder days now ..I hope this is not permanent .
       
    4. mick1987
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      mick1987 Member

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      Sean are talking about spikes from loud noises? or are you talking about fluctuating tinnitus where some days are low and other days are loud?
       
    5. carol kane
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      How loud does something have to be to cause a spike? can low noise like a hair dryer cause it, or does it have to be really loud, i have no clue!!!!
       
    6. mick1987
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      I haven't got a clue either Carol, the weird thing is, I was exposed to the noise that caused my spike multiple times before and it never affected my tinnitus, this time round it did, maybe it is cumulative, I don't know.
       
    7. Sherri786
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      Carol, I don't use hair driers anymore, when your t is very new, even noise from hair driers etc can further damage your ears.
       
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    8. carol kane
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      OH! ok thanks Sherri, i didn´t know that, so really i need to wear plugs most of the time for now?
       
    9. Sherri786
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      You're welcome carol , no don't wear the plugs all the time, but yes whenever you are in loud environments. I always carry mine with me in my purse. I won't walk on busy streets without wearing it. I've learnt all this the hard way.
       
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    10. Sherri786
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      Carol , I got my t due to aspirin and then it went away in a month's time, but I was very ignorant at the time and all the doctors I went to were equally ignorant. I didn't protect my ears at a very vulnerable time , and ended up with what seems like a permanent T :(
       
    11. carol kane
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      Ok, thanks for the advice really appreciate it.
       
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    12. carol kane
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      Wow! aspirin, were you taking large doses? that seems so unfair.
       
    13. Sherri786
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      Yes I was taking extra strength aspirin every day for a blood condition I have :( in addition to the aspirin I was going through a lot of stress at the time, another thing I would avoid carol is excessive use of cell phone and cordless phones at least till your t gets somewhat better. I don't use either anymore, and I must say my t is much much better now and very few spike days.
       
    14. carol kane
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      carol kane Member

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      Why Sherri, i don´t use a mobile hardly at all, i do most of my calls via skype, but i would still like to know the reason why? thanks.
       
    15. Carlo
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    16. Sherri786
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      Thanks Carlo. Carol read the thread above that Carlo posted.
       
    17. carol kane
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      Thank you Carlo, very interesting... thank goodness i don´t use them other than text messages and the odd 2 min call, this t is crazy... so many things can cause it or run a risk of getting it!! thanks again.
       
    18. carol kane
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      Thanks Sherri...
       
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    19. Carlo
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      Sherri, I really believe mobiles are dangerours, T or not T. I am glad you are having few spike days :)
       
    20. Sherri786
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      Yes agree Carlo, thank you so much !
       
    21. mick1987
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      Sherri, what about using wireless devices such as iPads, I am usually using either my ps3 or iPad to view this forum?
       
    22. carol kane
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      Hi Mick, how is your spike today? i´m hoping you´ll be feeling even a tad better.
       
    23. mick1987
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      Hi carol, I am ok, my tinnitus is still the same but I am feeling ok.

      How are you doing?

      You are very kind asking about me, when you have only had tinnitus since November, remember I am only experiencing a blip at the minute because of this spike. The majority of people struggle at first then they keep getting better and better, keep your chin up, I was happy before this spike and I know I will feel better again in time.
       
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    24. carol kane
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      I was thinking about you today, and hoped you would say that is has lowered, i have a feeling that in these next two weeks you will notice a difference, i on the other hand because t is still early for me live with the hope that it might just go on it´s own... wishful thinking i know, but i´m not letting go of that thought just yet!!!
       
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    25. mick1987
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      Carol, I hope your tinnitus disappears and there is a strong chance that it might, have hope.
      The only reason I believe my tinnitus is permanent is because when I first got tinnitus from a fire alarm in my dads shed in the middle of the night last year, was because i was exposed to the alarm for a few minutes when I was trying to find the bloody thing in a packed shed full of tools, it was that loud my eardrums were beating like two heartbeats in my head, I thought they were going to explode! Proper damage to the inner ear, oh well, I have got used to my tinnitus and I know I will be fine again in time.
       
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    26. carol kane
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      I´m sure you will be fine again, and it is a case of one day at a time, stay strong ( i know you will )
       
    27. mick1987
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      Thanks carol, hoping the best for you too
       
    28. Sean

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      Mick .spike without any accident.
       
    29. Sherri786
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      Hi Mick, I have been very concerned about the long hours I spend on my iPad, since I got T :sick:, my iPad has been a life saver as the only support and ' therapy " I have is this forum ! Under Ayurvedic treatments it does say to stay away from all computers and wi fi's once you have the T. Plus I also listen to YouTube night sounds all night to sleep on my iPad...my laptop is not working anymore so not quite sure what to do now, but I know I need to at least restrict my time on the net !
       
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    30. Sean

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      Micke - I was talking about fluctuating Tinnitus .
       

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