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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Kibby, Jul 21, 2014.

    1. Kibby

      Kibby Member

      Washington, DC
      Tinnitus Since:
      since I started to research tinnitus online. I love how it's now just T or PT. Love it! I first started hearing a "wooshing" in my left year late in 2009. I think.

      After visiting various ENT's, chiropractors, naturopaths, food intolerance tests, imaging and dentists, I gave up on figuring this out. Drives my husband crazy when I tell him that nobody will be able to help me but I CAN "CONROL IT."

      Control it: sleep on my left side, take a deep breath-brief hold-slow exhale, two fingers lightly across my left carotid, valsalva, Zyrtec D, sinus rinses. Wake up call - I have basically let it control me.

      It's time to take hold of the reins again. I've read that wheat and dairy can be triggers. I've already tried dairy so today I am going wheat/gluten-free for a few weeks. Dare I say I'll also give up caffeine?

      In August I am visiting an ENT in Baltimore. I've read he won't look at me like I'm nuts when I describe my symptoms. Grateful for that recommendation from another website and even more that it's just down the road.

      (Thank you ENT #2 for suggesting that I see a psychologist. What?)

      Thank you for welcoming me. That was mildly therapeutic to type this introduction. Step 1, right?
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    2. Karen

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Kibby, and welcome!

      I have both T and PT, too, and know what you've been going through I've heard good things about a doctor in Baltimore, too, and will be interested to hear what you find out.

      Glad you've joined us here; I think it is definitely therapeutic to post here. You've come to the right place for information and support.

      Again, welcome!
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    3. James
      No Mood

      James Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Pulsing 03/2013
      Welcome Kibby,

      What, give up coffee? I tried it, it didn't seem to work. I started drinking orange juice in the morning, all sugar.
      I think I gained a few pounds. I love my coffee. Go ahead, try quitting caffeine, and if it works let me know.

      A psychologist? - I think that's who prescribed me the anti-depressant medication I take.
      They say "Oh, you have Tinnitus, try these pills". I can't control my T, but I do have times it seems better.
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