Just Don't Know Why It Gets Worse

Discussion in 'Support' started by Marie79, Sep 24, 2016.

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    1. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      My T on my left ear came from an ear infection. Not noise induced. After that I had H and that comes and goes depending on how anxious I am. It is not nearly as bad as it was when I first had the H.

      I now have a high pitch ring in my right ear and now a low drone noise in my left ear.

      None of it is very loud. Mostly if I go outside I cannot hear it, mostly I can't hear it in rooms that normal activity is going on like even the fridge masks it. but it scares me. Is this mild T? I was a semi quiet office yesterday and heard it. I am not sure if all this means it's mild. My biggest fear is that it will get worse and worse and it is seeming to.

      I don't know what I am doing to make this worse or do you think it's not worse and I am just noticing noises that were always there?
       
    2. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Yes, it's mild T. The more you focus on it the more you'll make a big deal of it, even though it's mild. Get on with your life, and be thankful you don't have the severe & intrusive kind.
       
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    3. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      She has been told this advice thousand times, she's still here.....
       
    4. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      So it's getting worse because I'm thinking about it? Or is there something else I'm doing in my regular life that is making it worse?
       
    5. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It's not getting worse. You said yourself it's mild.
       
    6. Fairy
      Cool

      Fairy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      I hope you get soon. Hang in there.
       
    7. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      Marie,
      There is little in your life you can do to increase or decrease your tinnitus. If there was such a roadmap, we would each follow it.
      Focus on your overall health. Don't drink too much. Get a lot of sleep. Stay away from big noise and cranking your earphones. I am a big proponent of exercise for not only brain chemistry but a stronger body and even self esteem.

      Less you focus on it, the less it will bother you.
      Live like before and you may even get lucky and have it go away.
      Good luck
       
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    8. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      Marie the two things that tend to make my tinnitus seem more loud is definitely sugar and stress. If I sit and think about my T that can also be an antagonist. One last thing is I have to wear ear plugs if im running my boat lawn mower or anything loud that will spike my T. My life is pretty much back to normal and dont pay much attention to my T and it has lowered in volume. When it seems loud I get busy with a project and stay in a sound rich invironment with classical or new age relaxing music..Dont get me wrong I still can get a day where it seems bothersome but those days seem to get less and less and the T backs off some with time too, at least from my standpoint...
       
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    9. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      You are correct but there are new tones.
       
    10. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Marie, I think you are real fortunate to not hear it outside or only hear it in quiet places. I think the main reason you aren't habituating is due to your physical make up. We are all created with different personalities and genes and our brains aren't all the same. For the time being you "might" benefit a supplement just to calm you down. Ask a holistic doctor or a regular doctor about a supplement called 5-HTP. Maybe a small amount would help you temporarily with your worry and depression. If the doctor says it is okay, I would think if you can take the lowest you need for the shortest amount of time you can, that would be the best route but a holistic doctor may know better or may know of something else that might benefit you instead. Some people on here have been helped by 5-HTP as far as their depression and mood so you could also talk to them. I don't want to tell you to do anything though. Cardio exercise and drinking lots of water might be the best thing to do before you even think about supplements. :)

      Before you try any supplement though, my advice would just be to take a little bit of it just to see how it affects you even if it means cutting a tablet up small or opening a capsule and pouring out some powder. (Just my advice) :)
       
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    11. christinefisher
      Worried

      christinefisher Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise
      Mine gets worse lately I think, and I don't know why :/ I try to find what combinations made it worse but not sure.. I am afraid it will get worse and worse :( good luck to both of us to have it stabilized to a low level ..
       
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    12. Michael B

      Michael B Member

      If you're asking if tinnitus can get worse, in general, the answered is yes it can and I am living proof of that.
       
    13. christinefisher
      Worried

      christinefisher Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise
      Oh it's so saaad to hear that it can indeed get worse :(
       
    14. Michael B

      Michael B Member

      Not that I'm complaining!
       

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