Well, I have had my tinnitus for two months now. I am learning to cope as many of you have. I understand that negative attitudes lead to anxiety which worsens the experience of the tinnitus so I try to keep positive and use masking sounds - the best program I found so far is Sleep & Noise Sounds for my Android phone. White Noise Lite (the pay version) is also good as you can download new sounds and mix your own 'mixes'. These have made a huge difference during the day. At night I make sure I get 6+ hours sleep with lorazepam (Ativan) 1mg + diphenhydramine (Benedryl) 25mg + melatonin 5mg. Things are usually quieter when I waken but do get louder as the day wears on. After 2 months now, I do find that I am beginning to learn 'to live with it'. My wife has made me try Lipo-Flavinoids for 3 months and I agreed - as they probably can't do much harm, although there is no good evidence that they will help either. I am a physician, a neuropsychiatrist ironically, and many of my patients have tinnitus as a consequence of brain trauma, stroke, infections, etc. It seems to help them that I now have insight into what they are suffering and I try to help them be positive and take steps to take control back from the 'T'. It is the loss of control and the fear of the future that are the worst effects so that is where support has to be targeted.