Life Stories

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Shelly75, Aug 19, 2018.

    1. dpdx
      Disappointed

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      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Two of my friends have T their T is mild and they live normal lives.

      I also know two family friends who have T, their T is also mild. Live normal lives.
       
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    2. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      There's quite a lot of literature linking mental state with many different physical health conditions. But those papers never seem to control for the effect a long term, difficult physical condition can have on someone's mood, without that actually being a mental health disorder in itself.

      It's perfectly fair to say mental health problems or even just anxious traits increase the risk of developing physical health problems and may also determine to an extent how patients react to a problem. It doesn't follow that it's right to label a strong reaction to something like tinnitus a mental health problem in itself.
       
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    3. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      I know about 7 or 8 people who have it and none of them is bothered with it,I am the only exception.There again it depends of how loud it is.When mine was low I habituated in no time.
       
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    4. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      Can you be more specific about your friend's diet?
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I went for a Reiki session tonight to see if it would help me relax, the lady doing the Reiki has had T for 15 years which didn’t give me much hope that she was going to “cure” me if she hadn’t cured herself yet!
      I also found out today that another friend suffered with it for years when she was a teenager and young adult, she compared it to a fire alarm in her head. Hers went and hadn’t come back thankfully. Tinnitus stories everywhere once you start asking!
       
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    6. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How long did your friend have it for do you know?
       
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    7. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I've got a friend who had it for a year and it went
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Agrajag364
      She had it over a period of about 10 years. She had dreadful ear infections and and would have it for months or years at a time, then it would go and come back again each time she got a ear infection. Her infections caused hearing loss, she can barely hear in one ear. She said nowadays she gets some buzzing and some high pitched whistling but it only sticks around for hours or sometimes days then goes. She said the thought of having the alarm sound back terrifies her to this day
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Also the woman doing Reiki has habituated to it, she said she had to listen for hers then realises it’s still there. Although when I was moaning about mine she said hers suddenly felt extra loud!
       
    10. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Ten years and now it's not constant? Holy moly
       
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      Shelly75

      Shelly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Apparently it came and went with each ear infection
       
    12. Forever_free

      Forever_free Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown : ear injury ? Stress ?
      As far as i know it is close to hypotoxic diet, Seignalet Diet. I know that he took also a great amount of complements (vitamins, antioxydants etc.).
       
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    13. Ento
      Wishful

      Ento Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Northern Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma? Stress? Both?
      Today I had a chat with a co-worker, and he told me that he had T some 3-4 years back, and that it went away. I have worked with him for quite some years and didn't have a clue. I remember he was away from work for some months, but didn't know why. He said it was induced by medication, and that the T went away by itself 6 months after he stopped taking those medications. He said it was pure hell, although it did not seem to be that severe. From what he told it was a 5 out of 10 on the T scale. Sleeping was the biggest problem for him. He is all well know, but is still wary of sounds and headsets. He is in his mid-thirties.
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Good to know these incidental stories, thanks for sharing
       
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      Shelly75

      Shelly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Here’s another life story- I bumped into an old friend in the supermarket yesterday. Ended up talking about my T and he told me he had his for 2 years after a Cold Play concert (bit ironic as I think Chris Martin has T himself!) Anyway his wasn’t too bad in everyday situations and could be masked by background noise but drove him mad in silence. He woke up one morning and it had gone.
       
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    16. Twinkle18

      Twinkle18 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Lexapro
      I just found out a friend of mine had it pretty loud for 2.5 years and it went away. Though she was never really bothered by it. She has no idea why it came on. So there’s always hope for it going away or even habituating.
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I’ve come across a few more people too. My friends boyfriend had it for a few months after he perforated his ear drum. Surely if it can go after you’ve exposed the inside of your ear to the world it can fade away in most cases?!!
       
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    18. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Hi @Deamon22 It’s still driving me crazy to be honest. I think the fact that it reacts to any kind of background noise is making it really hard to get used to. Often in a silent room I can struggle to hear it, it feels like it drops down to a 1 or 2/10 then but as soon as there is any noise - even a kettle boiling or people quietly talking it spikes right up. Anything fairly loud like the tv or a shopping cr tee makes it scream, even with ear plugs. I’m Not sure how I will ever habituate to that really?
       
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      Shelly75

      Shelly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      #shopping centre
       
    21. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      Yea, that sucks. But at least you get some relief in quiet rooms. Does the same thing happen if you wear earplugs? I think with time the reactivness will fade...
       
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      Shelly75

      Shelly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Yes, it reacts even with ear plugs in for some reason ?
       
    23. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      With time it will get better, for sure:)
       
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      Shelly75

      Shelly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I really hope so!
       
    25. Twinkle18

      Twinkle18 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Lexapro
      @Shelly75 tne reactiveness goes away usually. It has for me. What has worked for me is staying completely away from using ear plugs. I have no need for them in my daily life. The only time I have used ear plugs is to play my musical instruments
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      That’s good to know @Twinkle18. If it stayed at a more consistent level I think I’d get used to it more easily.
       
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      Shelly75

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      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      What things did yours react to and how long did it take before the reactivity went away?
       
    28. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      How long did it take for you to get better? Also did you experience louder T if you were around louder noise?
       
    29. Twinkle18

      Twinkle18 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Lexapro
      @Deamon22 @Shelly75

      It took a few months to stablize. Mine no longer reacts to noise. Ears are meant to hear. There is so much debate about when and where to ear plugs. I spoke with a tinnitus specialist who has tinnitus as well and be they told me to only wear ear plugs when everyone else should. That’s what I have done and I my tinnitus still continues to improve. Hope that’s helpful.
       
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      Shelly75

      Shelly75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/07/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Twinkle18 Thank you. I was plugging mine all the time the first few weeks but stopped a couple of weeks ago so maybe it will improve a bit now
       

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