I Went to a Gig and Had a Good Time

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by epin3m, May 31, 2014.

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    1. epin3m
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      epin3m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Hi guys,

      It´s been a long time since I haven´t come to this forum. Everything is fine with me. I still have T, nothing to worry about.

      Last night I went to my first gig since my T onset. Because of my job, I am a journalist, I had to cover the Queens of the Stone Age and Linkin Park gigs in Rock in Rio Lisbon. I had a ball with QOTSA but did not enjoy LP, which is a band I despise.

      I worn earplugs in both gigs and had some beers so my ears were ringing a bit louder afterwards. But I did not care. As others have said, T does not determine what I am going to do anymore.

      So I just wanted to drop by to tell those who are doing badly that you can get better and get your life back. Yes, there is life after Tinnitus.

      PS: Tonight I am going to go watch Arcade Fire and I am going to have a good time again.
       
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    2. mick1987
      No Mood

      mick1987 Member

      Location:
      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      :beeranimation:Hi epin3m, good to hear from you again,

      Wow going to gigs for a job is sweet! QOTSA and LP must be pretty loud gigs, i notice LP lead singer likes to scream alot...LOL!

      I'm pleased to hear your getting on with your life and having a good time, push T to the background where it belongs, good on you buddy!

      Have a beer for me dude.
       
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    3. frohike
      Approved

      frohike Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Speaking of what, I saw them (arcade fire) in the primavera sound festival in barcelona. Great show. I went friday and saturday plugged and it wasn't too loud.
       
    4. Laura89
      Tired

      Laura89 Member

      Location:
      Calgary, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 14, 2014
      I'm seeing arcade fire in august! :) I'm glad you are doing great epin.
       
    5. alifalijohn

      alifalijohn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/14
      Hi Laura, how are you , me still hanging in there, we have a beautiful in Toronto Canada, I should be out with my hubby and daughter , but decided to stay home and feel sorry for myself..anyway still getting use to the T, did MRI and they found nothing in my ears..going back for another Mri for my head and neck..I do have dizzy and wobbley problems , hope I am all right ..all the best to you keep intouch..
       
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    6. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Hey amigo. Good to see your face around here again even better to here you don't let t run your life . Great message for new users that things
      Can get better.
       
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    7. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      Hey man. Fulltime musician here . I like your thread- I play gigs all the time (with musicians ear plugs 25 db NR) and sometimes it spikes my T but I'm absolutely doing everything I can to protect my ears without quitting music and I have to enjoy life .
       
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    8. epin3m
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      epin3m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      My tinnitus is almost a year old and... I feel good.
       
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    9. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Good there will be a time you will say great!
       
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    10. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Hey Epin good to see your doing well man...It will be one year next month for me too and I am doing much better but its been a tough ride to get here.
       
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    11. epin3m
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      epin3m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      I know what you mean my friend. We all have gone through tough times but there is calm after the storm ;) I can guarantee that.
       
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    12. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Epin any tips?
       
    13. epin3m
      Badass

      epin3m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      This week I intend to shoot a video talking about my experience and publish it in success stories.

      But I ll give some tips of what has worked for me (I ve done TRT and CBT)

      1. Acceptance.
      2. Listen to the veterans // learn about the condition // Read many success stories until you believe it. try to find the right strategy that works for you (in my case CBT has been the best)
      3. Strategy, Determination, Flexibility, and Insight.
      4. Move on with life. Lots of fellows out there have T and they do not care. Why should you? T is as important in your life as you want it to be. I just do not care so its impact in my life and mood is null.

      Yes, I have T but does not disable me at all. I do evth I used to do in pre T days. Screw it!
       
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    14. I really like nr.4. I think that there are people who got stuck in their T process just by reading of other sufferers and their anxiety. If you read to many anxiety stories that there are a lot of, your mind is beginning to think that you SHOULD have anxiety when you have T.

      Just my humble opinion
       
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    15. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hey @epin3m: My T was a year old last month (I got it in mid-May but didn't start reacting to it until early June). I feel good, too! High five to you, my tinnitus friend.

      Like your tips. And CBT was great for me, too. That and meds (which now I have discontinued, except for as needed) to get me through the anxiety.
       
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