I Want It to Stop Now

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by tez, Feb 5, 2016.

    1. tez

      tez Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm worried I have the beginnings of a mental disorder.

      I have not slept 1 minute in 5 nights now and I'm really worried.

      Mine seems to want raise the volume if any other noises are near.
    2. Purple Parrot

      Purple Parrot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015 - 3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multiple: anxiety, childhood ear infections, loud music
      Go see your doctor and get some sleeping pills. You need sleep. Lack of sleep will make the volume of the ringing seem louder. If you are anxious then maybe anti-anxiety meds too. Seriously, it really helps when you first get it. Just check and make sure they aren't ototoxic. A few types of medications can make tinnitus worse.

      Sounds like you have reactive tinnitus. Reactive tinnitus is tinnitus that reacts to surrounding sounds. It's usually temporary and settles down after you've had it a while.

      In the meantime, protect your ears from excessive noise. Try to reduce your stress levels. Get some masking sounds for sleeping... I found www.rainymood.com quite relaxing but there are plenty of other options out there to help.

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