New to Tinnitus and Struggling

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    1. Gio

      Gio Member

      Location:
      Vancouver Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Music studio/back issues/stress?
      Hi Everybody, I'm
      new to Tinnitustalk and T

      At 59 years old and retired 3 years ago I've been playing music for 52 years. Now it seems I can't stand listening to the music. It's pretty worrisome. I have a recording studio at home with a drum room and its my favorite place in the world. Hard to consider it's not my favorite place any more as the music seems to intensify the T over itself.

      I sleep alright, the 3 mg of melatonin works well enough, I'm kinda ok in the mornings for a bit and as the day wears on so does the 11.5K-ish pitch in the left ear, there are other tones as well but that 11.5k whistle feels like a career ender...right now anyway. The right ear has some T at around 1k, it's not too bad. By the end of the day both ears have that above 10k zone sssssss and its become increasingly impossible to concentrate on anything including music. I fear, yes fear, it may be H as well. I've worn earplugs at night to sleep for a couple of decades, now I find myself wearing them during the days. I read that's not helpful but I find some relief in it.

      This all started 3 months ago with some nausea spells and the then soft T has become steadily worse. I've taken precautions, earplugs in loud settings, less than 80db volume is religiously maintained in the studio control room, and yet it worsens by the week. Vitamin b12, Kali phos, ginko biloba, melatonin, cut down to one cup of coffee a day, and a lot of herbal tea. The T keeps coming.

      I get to see an ENT in a couple of days and have a back up ENT 10days later as I think having two on the go at the early stages of this is the best plan so far. While access to the medical profession in Canada is pre paid thru the tax system the time it takes to see a specialist is often quite costly.

      I live alone, just me and my special four legged pal, a white german shepherd. The T is somewhat isolating and the once prized solitude for us, a couple of lone wolves, is becoming less manageable for this boy and his dog, so after reading many posts I've joined Tinnitustalk for a boost in spirit and hopefully more.

      Not being alone in this somehow feels better

      Best to all and thanks for all the posts

      G
       
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    2. Cymro41
      Gloomy

      Cymro41 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Hi Gio. Me too at 59 having played in bands for years have the high pitched T. At times it gets me down but unfortunately I got into the habit of using alcohol to drown it out. I feel so depressed at the moment where my life seems to revolve around pubs. Have tried benzodiazepines and sleeping meds. But the high pitched hiss is always there.
       
    3. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Look around the treatment section, you'll find more answers there. I could recommend stuff, but I'm toning that down, due to people complaining.
       
    4. Gio

      Gio Member

      Location:
      Vancouver Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Music studio/back issues/stress?
      Sure Danny boy, recommend away. I've been lurking thru the treatment section for weeks. Advice is ok by me.
       
    5. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      Hi Gio,

      I'm from Vancouver also, if you are retired and have the funds, have you considered moving to Thailand or some exotic country? If it's only you and your dog?

      Send me PM and I can tell you how it goes around here.

      When I first got T a month ago, taking walks on the beach really helped, and the beaches in Thailand are not like in Canada!
       
    6. Jim Barz

      Jim Barz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 31 , 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, anxiety, depression .
      Hi, ive never had tinnitus and I'm 65 . This Halloween I went out for dinner and had Chinese at a local restaurant . I asked for no msg. The next day I developed tinnitus and the left side of my face was swollen and painful . I thought my tooth which needed attending . It took 2 weeks to pull it because of the shortage of dentists ,I ended up in the hospital where the ER doctors said it was facial cellulitis , do my pain increased my blood pressure and I had a stroke . When I was discharged from " psyche " , I found a dentist who said the tooth was so bad it needed to be operated on my a surgeon .. So he blasted the thing out and for one day I had no tinnitus , but it came back with a vengeance and now have it at varying degree sound levels during the day, night being the worst . Anyway prior to this I was going thru a brutal divorce .. So I'm thinking severe stress and rapid cycling . Thanks .
       
    7. dfw
      Curious

      dfw Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sports arena
      Gio

      I feel right there with you. I'm in the states, so even though I have to pay, I can usually find a fast appointment. I just posted as well, im having a very very difficult time right now. I'm hoping that we can get through this first phase "together" as it seems we are about the same time frame. I've heard "it gets better" and it was for me, but a major setback started me at square negative 5.
      So, as a furbaby father, I empathize with the happiness of you two together and I hope you & I (of course everyone else) can get to a happy place real soon. Just seems impossible right now for me
       

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