New Tinnitus, Looking for Help and Answers

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    1. PDTemplar

      PDTemplar Member

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      Hello everyone I started suffering from tinnitus towards the end of September 2016. Prior to this experience I have never had ringing in the ears that lasted more than a short while (hours) from noise exposure. I am not sure what caused this, although I put together a small list of things that may have caused or contributed to it.

      Here is a short list of things that I have hypothesized might have contributed:
      Possible past noise exposure (few loud concerts) last was months ago
      Anxiety, stress or depression
      Reintroduction to exercise
      Excessive masturbation, or withdrawals
      Possible infection or ear illness
      1 dose of Zyprexa during severe panic attack about 6 weeks ago
      Cephelexin (some say ototoxic, took 10 days worth 6 months ago)

      I had an injured leg that prevented me from walking for years, I am now just getting back to moving around, hopefully that can explain some of the mental and physical symptoms as well as the excessive masturbation. I have not been sleeping well over the last few weeks, and I wonder if that could play a role as well

      I went to a general practice doctor and she seemed to think it was a sinus related issue, possibly putting pressure on my ears, I am scheduled to go back again in 2 weeks if things don't clear up.

      At this point I don't know what to do or try, and I really hope it resolves itself.
    2. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

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      That's the cruel thing with tinnitus, nothing to do

      Best you can do is not try and do anything

      All efforts to do something are ineffective

      And will only make you focus more on the noise

    3. PDTemplar

      PDTemplar Member

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      Hopefully I will get it figured out, I noticed you had your since 1990 "gotyoubynuts" seems like a long time :(
    4. Tibberz

      Tibberz Member Benefactor

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      5 9mm Gunshots
      Hoping it fixes itself is all you can do. The best thing to do is to start doing everything you can to ignore the sound as soon as you can.

      The more I think about it, the more I hear it my stress goes up. The less I think about it, the less I hear it and my life is pretty normal. It's the same volume 24/7, but most of the day I am oblivious to it's presence when my mind is focused.

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