Greetings fellow T sufferers It started early October...2015 woke up one morning and there was that high pitched noise....but only on right side ear. Next day it was gone! I was so thankful. ...however the next morning it was back again. After a few days of torment,frustration,and bewilderment I saw my GP. He was very sympathetic but of course could not offer a definitive answer...just Ribo flavanoids! My Tinnitus when loud is very loud...nothing masks it.....and then it will subside or even virtually go away for a day....only to come back again...often waking me up from sleep. I went to see my GP again...he knows me over 10 years and could tell how terribly distressed I had become. For the first time in my 59 years I was prescribed anti anxiety med. OXAZAPAM. It was not not making much difference...my Tinnitus kept on cycling...2 or 3 or more days of anguish...and suddenly something switches off and I hear silence...sometimes with a faint electrical sparkly sound. The first 2 months I tried the usual route. ..change in diet...no sugars..caffeine, booze. Expensive raw juices like blueberry....zinc,magnesium,B12 ginko melatonin etc etc. But Mr.T does its own thing regardless . Another Dr.visit and we changed from Oxazapam to Xanax....plus something called Quetiapine Fumarate to help put me to sleep. Prior to this I never took these types of meds in my life! I went for a hearing test...Normal hearing loss for a 59 year old...but right ear slightly worse. Stress has been an issue with me in the past...but not to the point of medication...a joint or two would be enough! Because I drove a taxi for a living I felt it unsafe to drive with meds....so I am not working since beginning October. But I had also booked a ticket back to Chiang Mai thailand,where my wife originally comes from..and where we have a small house outside the city. I thought seriously about cancelling...but my Dr. encouraged me to go and try alternative therapies. ..and to just try and relax. I have been here since Jan 1 and will stay until Feb 22 During my time here I have been experiencing more good days. Is it due to being in a different environment? The acupuncture I am doing here? Or this weird tea that was prescribed for me by a tradional Chinese doctor ?