New to Tinnitus and Looking for Some Guidance...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Pearce Selleck, Jan 28, 2015.

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    1. Pearce Selleck

      Pearce Selleck Member

      Location:
      Perth, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Free diving
      I've always had small, short stints of T, lasting 10 seconds at most, I thought this was something everyone experienced. About a month ago I went free diving and while I was at the bottom (7m) my ear began to ring.... It hasn't stopped. I went to my GP after 3 days. He, a sufferer of T, told me to take some antibiotics and wait 3 months. I have been going through the gauntlet of emotions: anger, denial, frustration, depression ect. I joined TT a few days ago which has provided me with a lot more information than my GP did. Thanks! I am totally lost and trying to find out what I should be doing. I'm on a total roller coaster.

      Should I be following my doctors advice,waiting 3 months, or should I be seeking a second opinion from a specialist?

      I'd really appreciate some advice if anyone thinks they can shed some light on my situation.

      Thanks Heaps!
       
    2. Max_fcktr
      Crappy

      Max_fcktr Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      very most likely is perylimph fistula. antibiotics kill virus, but cannot help "close the hole"
       
    3. OddV
      Assassinator

      OddV Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

      There are experimental treatment options, such as AM-101,thatbyou can only do in the first three months.... Line it up, if you are close to a trial center, for the tail end of your 3 months. Just my opinion.
       
    4. Pearce Selleck

      Pearce Selleck Member

      Location:
      Perth, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Free diving
      Thanks OddV I'll most definitely prepare for the worst and hope for the best. It's a great strategy in life. & Max_Fcktr...I live in Australia and haven't been able to find such a trial center. I'll be seeking out some answers and guidance from my GP talking specifically about AM-101. Cheers!
       
    5. Paul201
      Worried

      Paul201 Member

      Location:
      Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subwoofer
      I think a lot if not most people (could be wrong) get those brief ear ringing episodes for 5 or so seconds at seemingly random times, in know I did, but just totally ignored them. If fact I thought they were quite amusing at the time. Not sure if they have any impact on what we are experiencing now though. I had to give up swimming after I got my t as I now find the water slapping against either ear makes them ring during the swim, this didn't happen or else I didn't notice it before. If I were you id be quite hopeful of your t resolving itself, you can maybe console yourself slightly that its only one ear, it could be twice as bad!
       
    6. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies

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