3 weeks into a this whole tinnitus thing. After reading some, mine is clearly the reactive type. Echoes my daughters music at a higher pitch. Wavering tones compete with sound machine, tv etc. Rerely a single tone. Constantly varying in tone & pitch. Co-occurring TMJ. Around the time it started, a) had allergy flare up & sore throat/plugged ears and b) intra oral TMJ massage that really helped. During the massage one of my ears "popped" which felt good at the time... But now I wonder. One heartbreaking "bright spot". My TMJ flared up at my nephews wedding and I massaged my jaw for an hr on the way home. T completely gone for over 24 hrs but I woke up at 2 am that second night with it back to "normal". what to do at night in masking tracks "excite" it ? In fact... Any noise "excites" it. It is not my reaction to it... It is the tinnitus that activity competes with the ambient sound. Alas, I regularly wore ear plugs at night as I was a really light sleeper. Apparently, from what I've read, that deal with the devil has condemned me to a special hell. Any hope at all? One more thing, I used to love to sew but fear I never will be able to again.