I Might Be Getting Better, Not Sure

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    1. Ricardo1991
      Fine

      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      Hi there,
      My name is Ricardo. I live in Denver, CO. I'm happily married to my husband and I think I might be improving either that or I'm habituating.

      I'll admit, I'm a lurker; I feel like I check into this website every day since I got tinnitus. (Actually, my therapist told me to stop because it was making my condition worse because I found myself reading the horror stories over and over again, thus losing hope that my life will ever be the same. Not to say that you guys are bad, I've read a few positive stories on here as a matter of fact.)

      I didn't really want to join this forum because it almost felt too real to join like as if I was being sucked into something that I shouldn't. Anyways, I feel like I've tried every "cure" under the sun and nothing is really working for me. Mine isn't as bad as others, I think, like every day it changes. Like today I hear a mixture of static and eeeeeeeee. I've been dealing with it for 2 months already, I'm not sure it'll go away and I've come to accept that (sort of).

      I am thinking of seeing the Tinnitus clinic here in Denver in a few weeks if I don't see more improvement. I might have another audiogram done in a month just to check on the progress of my hearing. I am pretty bummed that this happened, but I guess it's really more common than we think. I'm the youngest of 8,4 of my siblings have tinnitus and my mom too (I'm guessing this might be genetic).

      I've been trying a bunch of different things, seems like Traditional Chinese Medicine seems to be helping some.
      I've had a bunch of acupuncture sessions and it was getting better, I'm going to start qigong after my husband showed me this article: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/my-life-was-a-war-against-noise-1.517024
      It's going to be a lifelong process I think, but my siblings and my boss pretty much told me that I'll get used to it with time. For the longest time I refused to accept that, but lately I've been thinking welp, this might be the only thing I can do.
      Anyways, hi to everyone; hope you're having a good day. It's bright out today so I'm going for a walk. Keep the faith that your life will get better, if anything tinnitus will go away (I say this after reading a thread of a man who's tinnitus went away after 20+ years). Let's try and be happy and stuff. Please don't comment anything negative on this thread as we already have so much of that floating around on this forum (drove me so crazy).

      If you're interested in which supplements I'm taking;
      Er ming zuo ci wan - 8 pills, 3x a day.
      Started taking long dan xie gan wan - 8 pills 3x a day
      Legit, I started hearing a difference after I started the Er ming. Didn't work instantly, but noticed the tinnitus less after a few days.

      Also, any suggestions on getting better sleep? I take melatonin and drink lavender tea. I already had sleep issues before tinnitus tho.

      Ricardo
       
    2. Charron
      Badass

      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Hi Ricardo, I'm glad you are accepting this situation, I have had it for 3 months and I accepted it by month 2, it no longer affects my life and I'm back to happy, I've stopped scanning the Internet for cures and I'm confident that one day the noise will be gone, filtered out by my brain, I don't ask much from my brain haha , much love from England xx
       
    3. Ricardo1991
      Fine

      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      @Charron you know, I think that's great. I woke up this morning feeling anxious about the tinnitus but then I sort of started thinking; well... if this is going to be constant, I guess I shouldn't mind it that much if it's just there. I'm going to the hot springs today; that should be fun with my friends.
      Hope you have a great day!
       
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    4. Ricardo1991
      Fine

      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      @Charron hmm, just an update. I have actually improved over the past month! I have access to my audiograms from the audiologist. I have improved by 10 decibels over the past month. I have 20 db hearing loss in my right ear at borderline normal hearing. I have a tiny whistle in my ear but honestly. It doesn't bother me much lately ever since I started to accept that this might just stick around. I'm definitely protecting my hearing! No more clubbing for me!
      Hope your week is going great girl!
      Ricardo
       
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