Is This a Spike? Louder Tinnitus After Waking Up

Discussion in 'Support' started by Paul Burdett, Jul 26, 2016.

    1. Paul Burdett

      Paul Burdett Member Benefactor

      Brisbane, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Hi all,
      Two years in with T and still trying to cope. I know I think about it too much, but hey, when it's louder than anything else how can you not think about it! Anyhow, here's my question. Like many people I get good and bad days. Every morning when I wake up it's there. However, most times after a hot shower it lessons to the point that it's almost gone entirely for the rest of the day. I know I should be happy with that as many have it 24/7 and I am grateful for the good days. For the past year I seem to have maybe 2-3 "bad" days out of 7. Over the school holidays (I'm a teacher) despite the loud morning I had 8 days straight with little to no was heaven! First day back at school and "bang" it's back...and not many "good days". In the last 16 days I've only had about 4 good days...less than usual. I know anxiety and stress is a trigger (planning to retire at the end of this year). Is this what you call a "spike"...or is a spike an increase in volume? I'm hoping it doesn't last too much longer as I'm really trying to remain positive.
      Thank you for reading this, and peace to everyone suffering from this dreaded affliction.
    2. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      You should be glad you get brakes. Enjoy them when you get them. I've had no let off for 2 years now. Good luck pal. And enjoy the quiet times.
    3. XtonyX

      XtonyX Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Everyone is unique to some extent. An increase like you mention for has happened in this one year I have had T. I tried to stay away from loud environments and it helped eventually. I also use dB reducing earplugs some days.
    4. Lyn Harvey

      Lyn Harvey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hello all I am from Adelaide Aus. T came on suddenly 2 yrs ago. Am 67 now and been thru the ringer like most of us. I was hoping for habituaton by now but its not happening. Tried chiro accupuncture anti depressants etc. Am surprised and a little disappointed at the medics who just brush you aside as they dont have any idea about the condition. Sleep is impossible. Back on pills now. Tried meletonin and magnesium together for 3 mths with good results but has worn off. Depression creeps in at times. How do you manage sleeping.
    5. Shid0x

      Shid0x Member

      Hong Kong
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High volume earbuds
      I have the same as you, i have good and bad days. I even had 3 good months when i basically even forgot that i even had t in the first place but then one day it came back for whatever reason.
      From what i've read here some spikes can longer than others, well one thing is for sure i would avoid sounds and stress during this period.

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