I Am Spiking Now...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Petloy, May 2, 2013.

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    1. Petloy
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      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      It's been months that I have no problem with my T, I feel good. Two days ago after getting off work I noticed my T seemed high, I am spiking now, Aarrrgh, and I cant find any reason why it should be...I wasn't exposed to loud noise (except probably I had a long drive for 1 1/2 hours) I have been following my diet, I don't understand why this spike?? It's 2 days now, I can hear it again over TV or driving...sorry I just have to vent! I miss this forum.
       
    2. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Petloy, how frustrating! Do you think the drive could have had something to do with it? Did road noise or car noise cause your tinnitus to get worse in the past?

      Hope it goes back down to baseline for you soon!!
       
    3. Petloy
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      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Thank you Karen
       
    4. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I understand how it is! I'm having a bad tinnitus night right now, myself. We have to think that it will get better; and eventually, it will!
       
    5. Lord of the Ring
      Cheeky

      Lord of the Ring Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Spiking today as well. It was very mild the past 2 days, but today it's omni-present. The difference between today and the previous days? I drove 150 km (93 miles) this morning to the noisy office… tada!
       
    6. Goofy
      Goofy

      Goofy Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2013

      I have been having the same problem for three days now with T being horrible. When my T is up driving usually aggravates it. I don’t know if it is for the road noise or possibly vibrations. Last night I broke down and took a 10mg amitriptyline that I have had from a previous problem before I developed T. I will say I slept better and my T seems to be down some so far and I hope it stays that way. I hope your T does the same soon.
       
    7. Petloy
      Happy

      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      UPDATE: T seems to be going down...not yet back to baseline. Must've been the road noise or vibrations...thanks for the replies.

      Peter
       
    8. Goofy
      Goofy

      Goofy Member

      Location:
      US
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      01/2013
      That is great news. I truely believe that vibrations can aggrevate T also.
       
    9. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Yes, there's something about vibration that definitely makes things worse. Sounds at a certain level do the same thing to me. Petloy, glad you're doing better!
       
    10. Lord of the Ring
      Cheeky

      Lord of the Ring Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yeah, don't worry about it. It's up after every long drive and goes down after a couple of hours back at home. Maybe I should try some ear protection (that cuts low frequencies).
       
    11. Petloy
      Happy

      Petloy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      UPDATE: Yesterday I thought it gone done a bit but it is fleeting the spike came back, It's been 4 days and the spike seemed to be staying the same, I just made the 1 1/2 drive again and I measured the Dcb it's 85-90, I'm traversing a cemented highway twice a week, so today I wore my Gold Alpine musician ear plugs and I can hear the difference. The only question now is did I do permanent damage 4 days ago when I drove and listened to stereo (just 12-13/30 volume level) even though I was wearing cotton balls at that time?
       
    12. Paul D
      Balanced

      Paul D Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/01/2010
      Driving, vibration, music, static, too loud, too quiet, The Voice....it doesn't seem to matter with me - the T's either sharply, excruciatingly there where i can't possibly ignore it, or it isn't; "back to baseline" as some put it. The only thing that seems to make a difference in intensity lately is a sudden, loud, sharp noise, like the slamming of a cabinet, loud clap of hands, hard cough of a person next to you, or the like. I'm actually starting to fear those sounds now, which often make a bad T situation worse... "Is that going to keep me from getting back to lower levels for a few more days?" Probably makes no difference, but who's rational here?!
       
    13. Lord of the Ring
      Cheeky

      Lord of the Ring Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Good point. I even think it is un-rational to be on forums like these…
       
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    14. Paul D
      Balanced

      Paul D Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/01/2010
      I'm not too sure about that...finding this particular forum, reading no-B.S. posts by informed people not afraid to put themselves out there, really helped develop my own coping mechanisms. Sometimes I return to the site for the sole reason of seeing a post where I might be able to offer the same care, concern, and experience that was offered to me.

      I do think it better not to hang around here as much as I did in the beginning, though, believing too much exposure may give the condition more power over my daily life.
       
    15. JRS

      JRS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      I had my beginning of T after a new car that had loud road and wind noise. I know this is an old tresd but wanted to add to it. Sny tide eith gesvy rosd noise now causes a spike that makes me nuts. I had decided to sell my car but now any road noise for over an hour or so causes a spoke. Test drive of what are supposed to be wuiet cars cause problems. I am very frustrated.
       
    16. cowdodge
      Grumpy

      cowdodge Member

      Location:
      Seattle, Washington
      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      So
      So what to do with road noise? Wear a ar plugs?
       
    17. Christian78
      Alone

      Christian78 Member

      Location:
      Gothenburg
      Tinnitus Since:
      (Sep 2013)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      progressive tinnitus, time of expiring in next 3-6 months
      I spiked to new lvl for 29 times so what, i know i will not last long, last spike (that is permanent new level) was 7 days ago.
       
    18. Jomo

      Jomo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/4/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      going for a rim shot on the snare drum.
      I feel like good sleep is the cure...yesterday mine was up there in pitch...it was low but could hear it over most noises...wasnt getting good sleep all week due to work...slept well last night and bak to normal..amen !!!
       

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