Though it was time to introduce myself. I have had tinnitus for quite a time now, four years I think, and counting. I got it after being to a night club. My tinnitus was loud at onset, but then decreased a little. I went on with my life, after several months of depression. I guess I cannot blame anyone but myself for not protecting my ears at a night club, but seriously, do they have to play music so loud that it damage peoples ears for the rest of their life? And even if they do, why are there no more information about this from e.g. media? But anyway, I started university and after a couple of years I even got a girlfriend. Life was real good back then. But every good story has an end, and mine came due to a more and more "normal" lifestyle. I did not even once set my foot at a nightclub again, but I never protected my ears with ear plugs either. After a vacation to an Asian country during Christmas time I noticed that my tinnitus was far worse than before. Two new sounds had appear. This started a depression, similar to the one I had when I first got T, which lasted for about 4-5 months. It was real hard to get back to where I was after this tremendous set-back. I had made a promise to myself that my T shouldn't get worse, that I would not allow it. And it was now louder than ever before, I couldn't sleep nor concentrate. I dropped out of school because of this and just focused on dealing with my depression and tinnitus. But after a while I felt OK again. Not as good as before, but everything was manageable. And I started school again. This, however, didn't last long. Just about a year later my T got worse again. This time due to a medicine for infection. And that's pretty much where I'm today. I'm not as depressed as I was during previous increases, but I'm far away from happy. I barely get through my days, and school is kind of intensive. I totally rely on my sleep-aids to get at least some hours of sleep. I don't know what to do, but I will continue in the path I made since long time ago. Try to accomplish my goals in life despite my T. Let's see how that goes. I have plans on updating this thread once in a while, just to see how my progress goes. Later, when I'm older, I want to see how my thoughts towards T has changed with time, and how my life turned out to be. Maybe I might even see where and how I'm thinking wrong, because in some way I must be. It isn't possible otherwise to get this many increases of T in such a short time. Maybe anyone else who might read this thread also can see what I'm doing wrong and tell me. As for now I just wish that the future has more to offer me that this tinnitus, that the future will be brighter. If anyone have any tips of what might lower T, please post them here.