My Tinnitus Got Worse, I Feel So Isolated. ;_;

Discussion in 'Support' started by RockyDoctah, Feb 27, 2017.

    1. RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      Unfortunately, my T has spiked again. Last night I could not sleep with a white noise and my right ear and my left ear both ring louder in low pitch noises. By left ear makes a strange, low pitch machine-like noise that sounds like morse code...And also seems to be loud when a pillow is on it. And my right ear makes a low pitch hum. The low pitch hum is somewhat reactive too.

      It really sucks. Please help me? :cry:
       
    2. Rubenslash

      Rubenslash Member

      Location:
      Zurich
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad decisions
      Are you around loud noise? Listening to music with earbuds/headphones?
       
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      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      I don't listen to a white noise using earbuds or headphones. I listen to them using a white noise machine. It's a rain sound btw.
       
    4. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I know how you feel as I had it for weeks and ended up off work a few weeks and drove me nuts and mental torture.
      Nortryptaline stopped it and my head tinnitus but still have high pitch tinnitus.
      The low drone hum comes back with a virus and hard to mask both sounds together.
      ....lots of love glynis
       
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    5. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I found sleeping with my ears on a warm towel relaxing but did not help the sound just made me feel cozzy.
      Nice smelling lavender was relaxing and the sense of smell a bit of a distraction.
      I had to take sleeping tablets then my doctor said Nortryptaline would help sleep and my tinnitus and I thank him so much for looking into it for me and trying me on it as it was like winning the lottery.

      .....lots of love glynis
       
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    6. Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I currently have ultra-high frequency T, so masking isn't much of an option. I say 'currently' because I refuse to accept that it is not going to get better. Positivity is huge. I put on some light-hearted comedy on the TV and play some noise to at least have another noise source, along with some anti-anxiety meds my doctor gave me which help me sleep. Stay positive!
       
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    7. Rubenslash

      Rubenslash Member

      Location:
      Zurich
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad decisions
      How is your hearing test?
       
    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      I forgot what db but I remember the doctor said my hearing is really good and it's normal.
       
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    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      My hearing test was months ago, too.
       
    10. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Have you been eating salty or sugary foods? -- If yes, cut those out and don't eat or drink anything but water after 7:00pm.

      For immediate relief, try a phone app with crickets listen with ear buds. -- I use the "Phonak" app with the cicadas sound.
       
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    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      I've been eating cereal before I go to bed. Don't know why, but I do. Also junk foods :p

      You're talking to a 'Murican here.
       
    12. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Ha ha.. I had to google "Murican" but now know what that means.

      I love the junk food too and went there this weekend. -- My T has been spiking since and I have been bummed out because of it.

      When I am on a healthy diet, my T is there but doesn't bother me. -- It has been tough changing my eating habits and I do "fall off the wagon" on occasion like this past weekend.

      Ironically, when I drink beer (5+ bottles) but stay on a healthy diet, I barely notice my T the next day. -- I'm tempted to just start drinking beer every evening but that won't go over well with the wife.. :)
       
    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
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    14. Mentos

      Mentos Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cracow, Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, loud rock concert
      You may be a good candidate for RTMS, according to my audiologist they observed that in case someone's T diminishes after alcohol they react very good to rTMS. I have no clue why should this work this way, but this is what he claimed.
       
    15. JurgenG
      Approved

      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      I would get a Soundpillow, it's just a pillow with a speaker in it. Ideal if you have T in both ears.
       
    16. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Thanks Mentos! I need to research RTMS since I never heard of it. :)

      I also tried plugging my GOOD ear yesterday and it lowered my T by a lot in my bad ear. -- Another poster suggested it for temporary relief and it actually works. Can't see doing that all day but it does provide relief.
       
    17. Rasmus
      Cool

      Rasmus Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      around 02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure maybe to much noise
      They also tell me that, and by looking at your picture im guessing you have played alot computer games on pc like me with headset :)? is that true?
       
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    18. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      Actually, I don't play with headphones. Even way before I got tinnitus I've been playing with just speakers. I like to play Team Fortress 2 and Garry's Mod.
       
    19. Rasmus
      Cool

      Rasmus Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      around 02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure maybe to much noise
      arr oka maybe you have played with loud sound or you just got very unlucky :(, or it could be a ear infection/medicin :(
       
    20. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RockyDoctah
      Musical

      RockyDoctah Member

      Location:
      'Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/10/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not really sure...Bad ear infection?
      I think an ear infection is responsible for the ringing.
       
    21. BuzzyBee
      Bookworm

      BuzzyBee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Wow, that's good to know! I've made some calls around town and haven't been able to get a firm answer as to whether rTMS works for tinnitus. Since insurance won't likely cover it, I don't want to gamble. But that's really good to know about the alcohol.
       
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