New Sufferer

Discussion in 'Support' started by baggins, Dec 27, 2015.

    1. baggins

      baggins Member

      Hi.I'm a 17 years old fine arts student. My tinnitus started in two weeks ago.

      I went to the doctor and I learned that the infection. Infection is over. But tinnitus continues.
      I did blood test and hearing tests. I don't have hearing loss and blood test results will be released after a few days. I already know that I have anemia and vitamin deficiency.Are these can cause tinnitus?

      After 2 months I'm gonna enter the university exam.I'm afraid my tinnitus is permanently. How I can cope with it if its permanently? I can not concentrate on lessons..I feel so depressed and suicidal. And can't stop obsessing about it...
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      A warm welcome to the forum baggins.
      Anaemia can increase tinnitus.

      When you have a infection it can take a few weeks for all the gunk clear in your tubes and most likely be the cause.
      Glad your hearing test is fine and im sure over the next week or so your ears will settle down.

      If you still have tinnitus before your exam ask your doctor do you a letter saying you have tinnitus and show it to your head of year and should get extra exam time to support you.

      Try not to worry and let your parent's know how you feel will tinnitus and your concerns about uni.

      keep posting for support and hope your blood tests come back ok ..lots of love glynis.
      ( we have a few young sufferers going to uni and at uni so hope they can help support you too )
    3. Natalie Roberts

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I personally know someone who had tinnitus for about a year due to low iron. Once it was established that may be the cause, she started iron pills but it did take awhile to restore levels and make her tinnitus go away. If your B12 and magnesium are low I have also heard that can cause tinnitus. Sounds like yours is caused by obvious things (infection, low vitamin levels) and should be able to return to normal soon with proper treatment:)
    4. NineNails

      NineNails Member

      That's hard to tell. It depends, if the infection caused damage to the cochlea or not. All you can do is give it time. Have a healthy diet. Get lots of fresh air; outdoors. No stress!
    5. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome @baggins. Sorry to hear that you have T at a young age. But as Glynis said, there are young members here going to uni and you don't need to feel you are alone in this age class to have T. Young people can adapt faster than older folks. They can get better or their T just fades over time. Here are some young folks who have written their success stories:

      success story of 17 years old Zach:

      success story of Jari with T since 12 years old:

      Honeybee's success story with good tips:

      College age AnneG success story:

      Uni student Lena to hell & back story:\
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