Hello All.......I'm glad to be here, isolation can be terrifying. I got Tinnitus in my left ear the day after I got Vertigo. It drove me crazy because my ENT told me to get used to it, no cure. The worst thing was that I had no control over it. I developed anxiety and panic attacks, losing weight, losing sleep, had intrusive thoughts, ideation, and other ailments. I went to several Doctors and they all wanted me on antidepressants, I took several kinds and had ideations and other side effects. I started Xanax and Valium, however I searched the ATA website and saw a long long list of Ototoxic drugs, the antidepressants I had taken and the Xanax/Valium all made my Tinnitus worse. So I quit all drugs and started doing a search of so-called cures. I tried many but to no avail. I bought a hearing aid/Tinnitus masker and this helped during the day but I had to remove it at night and the noise seemed higher after I removed it so I quit using it and went threw meditation, prayer, and being in sound rich environs. I used a sound machine at night and still do. After 7 months of agony and terror I habituated, just out of the blue. Sometimes the sound gets louder and bothers me but not for long. I know that certain things can make it worse but try to avoid them. Anyway, I've gone a lot of misery like all of you, and I will help anyone if I can, I'm glad to be here.