Is This Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Antoine, May 24, 2016.

    1. Antoine

      Antoine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Panic attack
      Hi ,Antoine here ,21yrs old.

      So I had this thing happened to me about 2-3 months ago. I was really stressed right before the first time it happened ,like I've never been in my life, it was right after a traumatic event, and first panic attack and the start of some DP. I really thought I was going crazy.

      So basically, one night I got woke up by an electrical feeling and noise inside my head (old tv like/high pitch noise/voltage tension like). The more I panicked the more it was intense, I could feel it ,like it almost hurt in a way ,At one point it was buzzing so hard it's like I could feel it comming from my arms to my brain. I started calming my self and it went away slowly. I go to sleep again and boom I start ear it again. But now what a mind fuck, I was dreaming this time ,so like I wake up and like ouff, it's just a dream I go back to try to sleep and then ,buzzzzzz I hear it again gaining in intensity and I'm like hell nah, I get up my bed put some water in my face and it went away more rapidly this time. Then I went back to sleep and woke up the next day. It happened 2 nights in a row after that. Then it stopped. Now I can hear it sometimes when I concentrate in a weird way even in the day. But only when I concentrate

      After those episodes I was like wtf, I must have some serious disease or something gosh. Since I saw 2 different doctors and one therapist. They diagnosed panic attack disorder but none of them had an idea of what happened those night. The therapist said it might be a small psychosis that created those tactical hallucinations. But then I found a thread here, with people describing the same thing I felt. Feeling a buzzing sound /feeling high pitch notes inside their head. So I thought maybe this thing called tinnitus could be the answer.

      Not sure what you guys think about this? Can anyone relate a bit?


      One night got woke up by intense electrical/high pitch noise and feeling inside my head. Was so intense it almost hurt in a way. I could almost feel it comming from my arms and going to my brain

      It happened 3 nights in a row but less intense each time,

      Now it seems I can ear the noise if I concentrate in a weird way. But it doesnt affect me at all in my day if I don't really try to ear it

      Been wondering for 2 months wtf happened those night.

      Anyone relate? Or have an idea?
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
      It sounds like you were waking up with brain zaps due to anxiety and hearing sounds with panic attacks.

      Anxiety and stress and depression and panic attacks can cause tinnitus and as it's not to sever as every chance of going as you get over the panic and anxiety.
      Keep posting on the main forums for round the clock support ...lots of love glynis

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