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Discussion in 'Support' started by srfames, Mar 17, 2014.

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    1. srfames

      srfames Member

      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      I've had T since December of last year.

      I'm not coping well with it and last night around 7pm when the hiss in my left ear gets louder I usually mask the sound with simplynoise on my iPhone with earbuds in.

      Later in the evening both ears start hissing. My landlady goes to her room around 8pm so I have to keep the TV down. By 8pm the hiss was loud and I thought I was doing okay masking softly and listening to a TV show. Around 9pm I couldn't mask anymore while my show was on, so I had to tolerate the hissing if I wanted to watch the show.

      Went to bed close to 11pm and the hissing was at its loudest ever. I have tried playing different nature sounds on my iPhone to help mask out the hiss when I'm in bed, but the speaker is small doesn't give off much of a sound and I need silence to fall asleep. What I usually do, is try and relax and know that in time I will fall asleep. That usually takes between 1 to 3 hours. Not last night, I was still awake at 4am, and was hoping for sleep.

      I woke up at 9am to hissing in both ears I don't know how much sleep I got, and lay there hoping to fall back asleep. That lasted until 1pm and I got up depressed and no appetite. I'm struggling finding it hard to live like this, I don't want to face the day and hate living like this.

      Jim
       
    2. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Maybe it's time you talk to someone experienced with t. Also if I were you I would def go see a doctor about how your feeling maybe a psychologist would be helpful. Try to find someone experienced with t near where you live. Sorry your going through a tough time hopefully you starts to feel better soon.
       
    3. srfames

      srfames Member

      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013

      There are no resources in my area covered by OHIP (Canada). There are clinics that cost a fortune, I don't have the financial resources for that.
       
    4. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Ok. I'm not very knowledgeable about healthcare in Canada. Maybe there's a support group or some type of free counseling you can look into. Other than that all I can say is try to stay calm and do things you enjoy. I'm sure others on here will have better advice. I guess it takes time to get to. A place where it doesn't effect you the way it is now. You said you don't want to face the day living like this so you have to figure out a way to do that do not give up.
       
    5. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Arlington VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Heres what works for me, maybe you can get some ideas that would work for you. nights are The Worst.

      During awake times I use earbuds on my iphone and downloaded an app called tmsoft that has a huge selection of sounds, I use different ones for different times. At night I put my iphone under my pillow on full volume without the earbuds to help me sleep plus have a white noise generator going too.

      I take Tylenol PM.at bedtime to help me sleep. Sometimes if it's really bad I take a shot of NyQuil, but not too often.

      I feel for you, I have the same problems! Well, I guess most of us here do.... :(
       
    6. srfames

      srfames Member

      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Thanks
       
    7. srfames

      srfames Member

      Location:
      Ontario, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Thanks for the ideas Isabella

      Jim
       

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