Is It Just a Spike?

Discussion in 'Support' started by sandra72, Aug 31, 2015.

    1. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      Yesterday I had a low tinnitus day. Almost did not hear it. Could sit in silent but still no tinnitus.
      Today a lot of stress, my body was very tense, everything hurts and the tinnitus is loud and sharp.

      Will it go down again?
    2. Markku

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
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      In this game there are no guarantees but most likely it will go down.
    3. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Sandra,
      Stress is a big factor for tinnitus and tinnitus causes stress .
      It should settle down again to a base sound that is normal for you over a day or so or after a troublesome time .

      Try lying down with shoes off.
      One hand on your chest and one on your stomach.
      Breath in slowly to the count of three making your stomach rise and blow out slowly to the count of three and do it a few times .
      This will put you in a relaxed state at stressful times .
      Spikes can come from stress ,colds and virus,loud sounds,cold wind,TMJ,middle ear conditions,allergies,even a daytime sleep ,sinus problems to list a few and spikes usually do calm down over time unless you put your ears in danger of loud sound .
      Try not to worry and stay calm and don't try listen to it and a few nice treats will help being kind to yourself .Hope this information helps you glynis
    4. Inge

      Inge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzodiazepine withdrawal
      My T fluctuates day to day but always returns to baseline. Most important variables for me are sleep, stress and salt intake.

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