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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Blair, Sep 14, 2012.

    1. Blair

      Blair Member

      Grants Pass, OR
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mine came on suddenly and for no discernible reason about 10 months ago. I had several nights with
      zero sleep and my Doc gave me some sleeping medication, "enough to keep a horse down for 12 hours".
      I was awake in 4.

      My tinnitus is the old door bell in the hallway to the kitchen and it rings 24/7 about five feet from my
      head. I get relief during the day using Anxiety Control, a herbal product that takes the edge off without
      making you sleepy, so I can fully function. At night I use Zanex (sp?) and four bourbons and I get my
      eight hours. I keep a fan on at night and the white noise it generates really makes a difference in how
      deeply I sleep, big help.

      Went to the tinnitus clinic up in Portland at OHSU (oregon) where I learned that I had lost a lot of my
      in the high frequency zone and that the tinnitus pitch was in the same zone. So next week I'm seeing
      to hearing specialists to try hearing aids.

      By the way, I'm male, 6'6", 240 lbs, 69 years old and still in rather good shape for a curmudgeon.
    2. erik

      erik Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012 or earlier?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Welcome Blair. You are amongst friends here. T is the battle we all fight. I too went to OHSU a couple months ago. The hearing aids should not only help you get some of that hearing back but in doing so reduce the loudness of the T as you replace it with sounds you'll be able to hear.
    3. Tha_b_man

      Tha_b_man Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Xanax and four bourbons??? Hells Yeah!!! I don't know if I classify what you're doing as "sleep". But whatever works, right?
      Of course I'm kidding around. I have been in your shoes. Welcome to the boards.

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