My Ongoing Battle

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Farai, Jul 6, 2016.

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    1. Farai

      Farai Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      since the age of 16 I have struggled with ear problems, I was prone to infections and spent so much time seeing various ent specialist until I was diagnosed with Eustachian tubes dysfunction which would be painful,my ears would get blocked,muffled hearing,dizziness,fluid drainage and vertigo. Ear ringing was rare for me and was something I've never experienced,obviously being a young girl I would hang out with friends by going to concerts and gigs but not realising that my ears were a lot more sensitive than those around me.even then my ears rarely rung.

      It was only when my Eustachian tube dysfunction the ear ringing came but with a vengeance. In September 2015, my life changed forever when I went out clubbing and my ears ring afterwards which I thought was normal and thought would go the morning after however it didn't.

      From then on my life spin out of control,I became highly depressed,my anxiety flared up and I became suicidal, taking an overdose which I luckily survived. The day I overdosed was a wake up call, because I realised that there are people out there worse off who are battling life threatening illnesses.

      From then on I did the best I could to protect my ears whilst recovering from depression. I took earplugs nearly everywhere ,which meant the ringing rarely flared up and things settled. The ringing in my left ear became non existent, with the ringing in my right ear completely gone. I do get spikes which are scary but I learn to deal with it.

      I have an operation soon for Eustachian tube dysfunction which is a grommet insertion as I often get glue ear and now recently I have labrythintis which had spiked my ear ringing ,making it louder. I only suffer from ear ringing in my left ear however I now have it in my right.

      Is there a chance my ringing will go due to fact I believe it is related to my Eustachian tube dysfunction and is hiss sound which I only hear in complete silence.

      I'm only 19 and don't know what I will do if I have this forever

      Thank you for listening to my story
       
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    2. christinefisher
      Worried

      christinefisher Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise
      So sorry to hear you suffere that much.. :( I only suffer at nights at one ear only and at first I started to feel depressed too as I was feeling the rest (family friends) could not understand me anymore and feel my anxiety.. This forum helped me not to feel alone and saw many positive and strong people around here! Our life is precious and you are blessed your attempt didn't succeed; you are here, strong and positive and your life will be fabulous no matter what! We can control Tinnitus, not Tinnitus us! :)
       
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    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to the forum. There are many causes of tinnitus and ETD is one known to cause T. If your T is from ETD and you do have ETD, then it is quite likely that when your ETD is healed, your T will fade or disappear. Keep fingers crossed. You seem to be doing pretty well compared to many people coming here for support. Give yourself credit and stay positive. God bless.
       
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    4. Farai

      Farai Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you so much for your kind words,it means a lot
       
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    5. Farai

      Farai Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I am forever praying it will go away,thank you for your kind words
       

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