I'm About to Start College Soon, Help

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    1. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      I am new here so I have had tinnitus for a month now it is driving me crazy! It started the day after I went up to a ghost town called Kelly it was dead quite so it couldn't have been there. I have gone to two doctors seen an Ent and his nurse practitioner please help. I am 18 years old and am going to college I just want it to be bearable again please help! The worst part is not only can no one really help but in my left ear all of a sudden it sounds like a record player skipping over and over and over again!
       
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    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to the forum. When tinnitus is new or at a new irritating level, and the ringing is causing much anxiety and panic, it is advisable to get masking going so you won’t be so anxious and fearful. Stress and anxiety are toxic to T. So try masking if you haven’t done so. I used to mask all day just to prevent panic attacks from hearing my ultra high pitch loud dog whistle T. Try these if you haven't yet:

      1) Mask at bed time so you can sleep better. Find whatever sounds/music that are soothing to you. You can use a sound machine or sound pillow for this, or a computer with speakers.

      2) If you need masking on the go, try load an ipod with nature sounds or music using itune. If you have a smart phone, you can download free APPs for soothing or T-masking sounds.

      3) If you have computer and speakers, you can try these excellent masking sounds too:

      TT's audio player: http://www.tinnitustalk.com/audioplayer/

      or this online sound library, particularly the self-mix nature sounds: http://mynoise.net/

      or download free sound generator ‘aire freshener’: http://www.peterhirschberg.com/mysoftware.html

      or search youtube with words like 'tinnitus masking sounds', 'white noise', 'rain sound' etc.
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk @Emz96 .
      You have had great information off @billie48.
      When you go college let the head of year or tutour know you have tinnitus and get any extra support or sturdy time and exam time needed as your concentration can be affected with tinnitus and be aloud to take a break if need too...good luck with college ...lots of love glynis
       
    4. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Thanks
       
    5. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Any supplements that you could give me that will help relieve tinnitus?
       
    6. Robert44

      Robert44 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud concert
      Don't know of any supplements that help although we all probably take some. Sleep is really important . use masking at night so you can sleep. Melatonin might also help. If you sleep you will be able to get through the days better. In time you will improve. Good luck in college. Be proud of yourself for going!!!!
       
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    7. Kane Moffat
      Badass

      Kane Moffat Member

      Location:
      Glasgow, Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Hey,

      There are a few of us at university on this forum. You are going to be okay, I have loud tinnitus and am going back to uni in 3 weeks.

      The most important thing for you is to look after your mental health, keep your stress low and try to habituate. You WILL BE fine :).

      Also make sure to protect your ears at parties and clubs, foam ear plugs are best, but you can use etymonic earplugs for normal house parties/ bars.

      Learn how to fit the foam earplugs properly watch a few videos.
       
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    8. Kane Moffat
      Badass

      Kane Moffat Member

      Location:
      Glasgow, Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Because you have developed this recently you should take b12, AEC, NAC and magnesium to keep your ears healthy.
       
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    9. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Kelly ghost town, are you from New Mexico?
       
    10. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      No I am not from New Mexico I am from Texas. And I REALLY need help it feels like there is liquid in my ears but the people I have gone to say there is nothing there and when I open my ears they just close again does anybody else have that problem?
       
    11. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I had these symptoms before I was diagnosed with otosclerosis. It felt like fluid in my ears, but docs would always tell me there's nothing there.
       
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    12. Mark_PI
      Supportive

      Mark_PI Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head trauma Accident / KORN
      Hi EMZ96
      I just saw another ENT a nice one and the that cares. I have T pretty badly ! How bad? example... don't do this but it you put on earbuds and raise the audio level on your smartphone with music at 3/4 volume I STILL HEAR IT that's how bad I have it.
      I don't want to see you suffer while in school The doctor prescribed me an over the counter called Lipo-Flavonoid plus
      read the directions "Consult a doctor" and use it. it's been a week and I AM So happy ! it had lessen it dramatically I have relief ! I tried Gingko and it did not help but this did Look into !
       
    13. Mark_PI
      Supportive

      Mark_PI Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head trauma Accident / KORN
      DO NOT LISTEN TO ANY Sound Therapy you are hurting your ears !
      I went on a diet also excluding Sodium Salt Sugar
       
    14. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Both of my ears it feels like there is liquid in them and when I open them up they just close again all four people I have gone to told me I don't have any in my ears what does that mean?
       
    15. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Your ears I keep opening them up but they keep closing and I feel like NOW I shouldn't open them. Up but I DEFINITELY feel liquid but there is absolutely none!
       
    16. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Still have the liquid in my ears. Have you ever cleaned your ears so bad that the clear stuff comes out and dries up? That's what I have but not as bad and I start college in three days help!
       
    17. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      How would you know if you had it? I was reading and on Google it said that otosclerosis was rare. It isn't alot of clear liquid AT ALL its just on the inside of my ear canal
       
    18. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Yes it's rare indeed, but sometimes you get rare diseases (ask me how I know).
      It wouldn't be my first suspect for you. Do a hearing test and a Rinne (fork) test. You'll have a better idea then.
       
    19. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      I have had both done and I can hear the rinne just fine I'm just worried about the clear liquid.
       
    20. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      The Rinne test isn't about hearing fine, it's about finding out if your bone conduction is better than your air conduction.
      Can you share your audiogram?
       
    21. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      @Emz96: Have you asked your doctors specifically about Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD)? That's when your tubes, which lead into your middle ear and help you equalize pressure on planes (along with other stuff) can't open and close naturally. It makes you feel like your ears are stopped up. It's fairly common. And it can aggravate tinnitus. It also can signal that you have a sinus infection or some kind of inflammation in that part of your auditory system.

      They can test for this. Surprised your docs didn't ask you about it.
       
    22. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      No I believe they said that I didn't have it
       
    23. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      What kinda have foods have magnesium and b12 plus NAC and EAC?
       
    24. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      With tinnitus can your ears pop every time you swallow?
       
    25. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Can biotin worsen your tinnitus if you take it? Because this pill I read can help your hair grow your nails and help you lose weight so I was wondering if it could help your tinnitus too I need an answer ASAP!
       
    26. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      Can biotin help with tinnitus?
       
    27. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      I am goingto my very first Concert and I am terrified. Because of my tinnitus. What should I do? Should I NOT be scared of.
       
    28. unicorn penguin
      Starving

      unicorn penguin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      24/08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      as it is so new to you , i dont belive you should go... it might make your t worst or spike it and as you are not yet ''used to it'', your mental health might declain...
      But if you decide to go, stay away from speakers and do your best to protect your ears :)
      Good luck to you and have a good day
       
    29. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      [QUOTE="unicorn penguin, post: thank you!
       
    30. Emz96
      Angry

      Emz96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/16/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Came back from Kelly ghost town next morning ringing started
      [QUOTE="unicorn penguin, post: thank you!
       
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