In Tears, In Panic Mode

Discussion in 'Support' started by Leah, Dec 15, 2014.

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    1. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      My tinnitus is louder. Thought it was a spike but not lowering. Any tips on coping?
      Thanks everyone...
       
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    2. Marcini
      Dreaming

      Marcini Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2008
      For how long?
       
    3. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hey @Leah: First, if you can... try to calm yourself (I know, easy to say, tough to do). Panic and anxiety only makes tinnitus worse. Try breathing exercises, meditation, taking walks or exercise, doing things you enjoy with others.

      So: How long has it been louder? Spikes can last awhile, as many here have reported. But remind yourself that there is no reason to believe your tinnitus will remain permanently louder. Mine often fluctuates -- and it can be really annoying, sometimes for days on end. But it always goes back down eventually.
       
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    4. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Go get in your car ,keep windows shut Leah ,mines been screaming since I got up ,so tonight I was well ticked ,got in car Windows's shut drove about a bit looking at people's Xmas lights came home 30 mins later got out of car it's dropped Leah. I've had to do this many occasion ,it can work ,I put it down to air pressure in car .Give that a whirl
      Only so much of this ones body can take .
       
    5. mick1987
      No Mood

      mick1987 Member

      Location:
      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Leah, it will lower again. Keep telling yourself...though you may be panicking like crazy now....This too shall pass!
       
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    6. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Thanks everyone been this way almost a week, whew, praying for some relief soon.
      Never had a spike last this long, scares me.
       
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    7. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      @Leah ....I've been through the same thing myself. Having an unusually long spike made me think that it was my new and permanent base that I would have for the rest of my life. Very scary when it's at a 9-10 severity level . However, it did return to my former base.

      Remember that anxiety and fear exacerbate a T condition and can therefore sustain a spike to some degree. The best thing you can do is try to calm yourself down by repeating reassuring words such as, "Although it's tough going right now it's only temporary and it will soon pass." Additionally, by using relaxation aids & techniques that have worked for you in the past.
       
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    8. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Yes 9 -10 IS very scary and that is where I would put this.
       
    9. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Hope it goes back soon Leah ,it's scary I agree ,no matter when your telling yourself .It will go back,done it many a time .Stress goes up .but it goes back.Give it time it will get fed up .like it's human at times ,moody cuss as we say in UK Leah .Lets know when it does .X
       
    10. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I had a spike a few years ago that I was sure was permanent. I was around very very loud music and I knew my fragile ears couldn't take it. This sounds crazy but I put poly cotton balls in my ears for weeks and this increased the T, I knew it would. But I also knew that when I started to hear a little improvement it was time to take the cotton out , and at this point my ears would be ready to "Welcome" the outside world and ignore the T. I've done that trick since '74 every couple years. So far it's worked every time when I get a big spike going. It was something I just learned from trial and error.
       
    11. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Wonderful support and suggestions, thank you.Come to Ohio will take you to dinner.
       
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    12. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
      Mask your T at all times. Avoid quite rooms. At night turn on heater. Use masking apps on smartphone or play sound healing music.

      My T has lowered after I got lumbar puncture, but my T is due to assault/ear infection.

      Right now my T is 3/10 on annoying scale. Have T since past 6 months. Do you know any events that led up to your T like noise, loud music, head injury?
       
    13. Leah

      Leah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Chardon, Ohio USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Once again thank you all, yesterday was so, so hard. Had apt with Psychologist today and talked about CBT.
      He is part of a tinnitus team at the Cleveland clinic. I have tried all the other avenues and now the road ends here with him. Couple thoughts though, he told me not to protect my ears from the treadmill, blow dryer and screaming babies.
      That gives me pause because I know they can cause a spike.
      Wish I could do more than to say thank you, I was in such a bad place yesterday and so grateful you were all there for me. Hope you are all doing well today. hugs
       
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