Hi everyone, I just found these boards but have had tinnitus since I was in high school, and am now 34. I do not know what caused it exactly...even as a kid I hated loud music and noises and never listened to a walkman, etc. The only thing I can possibly chalk it up to is that I had chronic ear infections as a teenager. For most of my life, it never bothered me that much...it was masked by everyday noises and I only noticed it when I was in a really quiet room or right before bed. Fast forward to 2 1/2 years ago, and it suddenly became noticeable above 'everyday' noise and was driving me crazy...I became so depressed that I nearly lost my job and my husband over it...I had numerous medical tests done, including an MRI, and all came back normal and that my hearing was perfectly fine and doctors told me to just 'deal with it'. After doing some research, I became convinced it was a symptom of Lyme disease, which I had been treated for a few months prior. I did another round of doxcycyline, followed by 2 rounds of naturopathic treatment, and after the second dose of naturopathy, I finally noticed an improvement. I also found out 2 weeks later I was pregnant, and it seemed like everything was right in the world finally and I was happy again! My symptoms have been pretty much under control until just a few days ago...in just one ear I noticed this high pitched whistle-y noise that sort of undulates, and that wasn't there before. I saw the chiropractor today and he said I had a misalignment in my neck, and so I am hoping that is indeed the cause and that there is hope again it can get better. He said it might take some time to dissipate if so. I am trying to be positive but after the last nightmare experience I had it's hard. I honestly hoped I would just die last time it was so debilitating. That is my story...I look forward to getting to know and sharing support with others who share this same unfortunate affliction!