I'm improving month over month

Discussion in 'Support' started by My T Sucks, Apr 7, 2014.

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    1. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      I've posted on here about a month ago on how I had created a spreadsheet and was tracking my cycling T.
      It's a little more than 60 days since I started and it seems, based upon the results, that I am slowly improving in terms of baseline T days. The first 30 days indicated I had T at or below baseline about 43.3% of the time. After 60 days tracking my T shows I have had T at or below baseline 46.6% of the time. The daily results show that the improvement is certainly not lineal but at least it's improving.
       
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    2. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      That's good news! :) Hope it continues to improve!
       
    3. Emil Mikalsen
      Curious

      Emil Mikalsen Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      10.2013 - concert
      That's great! keep doing what you're doing :)
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Keep improving. Whatever is working for you, keep doing it. It will only get better with time and a good strategy. Congrats. By the way, when you finally get to the other side, you may want to change your poster name. ;)
       
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    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      What changes have you made in your life since June last year?
       
    6. jraulc_11
      Not amused

      jraulc_11 Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2014
      Thats awesome man congrats! My tinnitus has improved drastically, especially at night. One thing I have done is accepted that fact that I have tinnitus ( left ear ) and nothing is going to change if i dont change how i think about my tinnitus so my anxiety has decreased significantly. I would always be worried every evening before going to bed if I was going to be able to sleep, but now that feeling gone. What I have started doing is taking a nice hot shower one hour before going to bed and taking two tablets of melatonin. It might not work for everyone but it has definitely worked for me. I was taking Ativan every 2 to 3 days but now I dont need it at all. Idk if I have habituated to my tinnitus but surely feel much better than the first couple of months. Even my mood has improved. I also have been doing a lot of exercise to keep up! Another thing I have done is completely given up of caffeine and fast food. I know its hard but if I can do it, anyone can for sure. I remember my anxiety was off the roof but now I just keep calm and entertain myself during the day.
       
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    7. jraulc_11
      Not amused

      jraulc_11 Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2014
      I forgot to mention though I always use my humidifier which makes some little white noise just to mask some of my tinnitus! Maybe the humidifier does some effect but it works for me.
       
    8. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009

      It is amazing you improve so much. You are beginning to win on the battle with T. By battling T, I don't mean we get angry and charge at T. I learn from a war veteran who has T who wrote, "I am a soldier and I fight for a living. But when it comes to tinnitus, I have learned to accommodate it and not fighting it". Accepting the reality of tinnitus in our life and accommodating instead of fighting is the main reason many people get better. It doesn't mean T is our friend. Accepting the reality of T if not T itself is quite prevalent even among the T veterans. You are surely on the right track. Keep it up and let us hear more of your positive updates. Congrats.
       
    9. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      I love humidifiers they mask really good. If my t was real loud id so get one of those and put it next to my bed.
       
    10. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      Quite honestly...Nothing special. My T was brought on by benzo withdrawal. Im approaching 2 years benzo free so maybe its the slow process of recovery.
       
    11. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Now I'm VERY interested in your story.
      I'm currently withdrawing Ativan - I'm down to 0.5 a day, I started on a total daily of 3.0.
      It was when I got down to about 1.0 a day that my old time T kicked in, and when I joined this group.
      I was taking Ativan for cardiac arrythmia which was mild a few years ago and completely gone now. My doctor said to take as long as I needed to wean off this.
      Your profile says your T started June '12, is that correct? Was that when you were benzo free?
      I'm very interested in your titration time and so on.
       
    12. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      Yes
      Yes July 4 was my last Xanax
       
    13. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      I firmly beleive that my T was brought on by a far too rapid taper. I went from 4mg of Xanax to 0mg in 4 weeks. The acute withdrawal stage was horror that was of a level that would have made Stephen King cringe. My T was one of the first andworst of hundreds of withdrawal symptoms. It wasnt until about two months ago that I could honestly say I felt relatively normal. However, the T seems to be hanging tough. I am praying that it too will eventually resolve itself.
       
    14. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Interesting.
      Thanks, and good luck.
       
    15. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      Glad to be on this site and meet you all wonderful people. I am a newbie and my T started 24 days ago after I got hit on the top of head by a concrete wall while playing football. I would say my T is moderate and stands at 5 at its loudest on a scale of 10. It basically started after about 24 hours of the trauma. I was totally freaked out for the first 2 weeks and had also developed light and sound sensitivity along with some post concussion symptoms which seems to be gradually subsiding and I feel near normal now; except for this T thing which still lingers every now and then. I had done CT scan which was normal and audiometry twice(first test showing mild sensoneural hearing loss which probably wasnt because of the impact according to the audiologist, second test after 20 days done by a different lady showing perfect hearing with no sensoneural loss whatsoever) . I have been to 3 ENT doctors but they coldnt help me much and just said " T should settle down in time and that its just an annoyance nothing else! " and prescribed B vitamins and all. I still feel scared and anxious all the time and hope it fades away because with each passing day my hopes are going down. In the beginning I had some blocked and "imbalanced" or pressure feeling inside the ears and that seems to be clearing up slowly now. My T has improved somewhat I feel than it was before ( maybe I am little used to it now, not sure ) and is at its lowest from morning till evening but increases after that and continues to stay the same throughout the night. My social life is poor and I never went to concerts or clubs. I atleast want to know what has gone wrong inside my ears (or head) after the impact. Is it the cochlea(hair cells) or the nerve or the auditory cortex? Nobody bothers to investigate and they just say " it will get better further if it has till now " .Even the neurologist seemed least interested and just said to give it some time before going for an MRI. I feel I am wasting time as I have the best chance for any treatments to work in this acute stage. Ayurvedic doctor feel its might be inflammation an has given me seasame oil along with some nerve calming pills I guess. But none of the doctors have recommended that I put oil in my ears. Can concussion cause ringing? Where likely can it cause the damage? What are the chances of it going away? Sorry for my bad grammer as Engligh is not my first language. Just writing this has helpe me calm down a bit:(. Thanks in advance:)
       
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