I Hate to Complain :/

Discussion in 'Support' started by Brianna Taylor, Jan 17, 2014.

    1. Brianna Taylor

      Brianna Taylor Member

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      Hi, my name is Bri. I've had pulsatile tinnitus for what seems like forever. I was diagnosed with secondary intracranial hypertension and was told the tinnitus was a side effect. I have a ridiculously long health story that I'm not going to go into right now. But as far as I'm concerned the "cause" of my tinnitus is in full remission...but my tinnitus is worse. I don't sleep. I can barely think straight sometimes. It's so difficult. No one in my house understand because they can't hear it. I hate to complain. I'm just not the type. But how do you nicely continue to explain I CAN'T HEAR WHAT YOU'RE WHISPERING TO ME? Without yelling :((( I am looking into buying the Tinnitus Miracle book for $37. It seems like a lot of money for a book that may not work. Any reviews? Or any suggestions on how to get rid of this? My wedding is soon and then I hope to have babies soon after. I want to enjoy every coo and goo and I want to hear it fully not messed up from this tinnitus.
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    2. Karen

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Bri, and welcome!!

      I have pulsatile tinnitus, too, as well as regular hissing tinnitus. When it is loud, I have the same problem you do about not being able to hear people.

      Are you currently taking anything for the pulsatile tinnitus, caused by IH? Has that resulted in the pulsating calming down? I hope so, because of the two, I think the pulsating is much harder to deal with.

      There is a thread here on Tinnitus Talk about the "Tinnitus Miracle" book. To find it, you might try going to the main page of this forum and typing in "Tinnitus Miracle" in the search bar. From what people have said about the book, it might be best not to waste your money on it. I haven't read it myself, but from what I understand, it doesn't offer much in the way of new information about tinnitus!

      We have a lot of suggestions on this forum about ways to cope with tinnitus. There is a lot of promising research being done right now toward finding a cure, and I believe there will be some kind of breakthrough within the next 10 years.

      In the meantime, here are some suggestions:
      - Take natural supplements, such as magnesium. It seems to take the edge off the tinnitus; worth a try!
      - Using masking sounds in your environment.
      - Try experimenting with cutting back on caffeine, alcohol, and sugar. For some people (not me!), it does make a difference in their tinnitus.
      - Consider looking into a hearing aid/masking device. There are many new developments in hearing aids these days, and some of them are just maskers. A masking device might work for you. You can get a 30-day free trial of most hearing aids/maskers, so you could see if it helps.
      - Get enough sleep! That can really make a difference in the noise level of your tinnitus.

      I'm sure that other people here will have additional suggestions, but this is a start.

      Best wishes, and I hope you have a calm evening,
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    3. JayBee

      JayBee Member

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      Hello, I am new to the forum but I will be reading today. I have had whistling in my ears for years...maybe 10. I've tried pills (very expensive and did not work) and some days I am desparate for relief. My ear specialist told me to turn up the radio which was disappointing. I am taking supplements and I had a heart procedure last January and it seems to be a lot quieter (not gone). I hope some of the different answers will help and I know what it is like to walk in a world where the people in your like do not hear the whistling sound. My tinnitus improved after I had two back to back MRIs. All that banging and voila....improvement....not that I recommend it as a treatment. I appreciate the forum and will be checking back. I hope we all get a miracle without wasting our money .
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    4. James7

      James7 Member

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      Tinnitus Miracle is a multi-million dollar scam that uses internet marketing to reel in victims.
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    5. Jeff M.

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
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      Hi Bri, I totally agree with James and Karen!! I bought it, didn't help me at all. Don't waste your $$. In fact I'll send you mine if you want! There's more/better info here on TT than in the book. Listen to Karen, she's got great advice!! I wish you all the best and some peace!! :)
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