New Worries, Don't Want More Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by BobDigi, Apr 19, 2015.

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    1. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      I have been coping well with my t since it started over 6 months ago. Last week I came down with a chest infection. My tinnitus seemed louder, still coped well with it.
      I'm over the worst of it. But yesterday I noticed my lower legs pulsating. Wasn't too worried. Had a quick look online, probably not a good idea. Found exactly what I have on you tube. Turns out it can be the first symptom of ALS, amongst other things. Being a worrier anyway I shouldn't have looked online. I will make a doctors appointment tomorrow. But in the meantime I am going down the road of extreme worry, anxiety and random breakdowns.
      The last time I was here, tinnitus started for the first time. Now I'm worried I have ALS, worried tinnitus will start and worried in general!
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Well, definitely see a doctor, if you have concerns.

      My guess is that 99.99% of the people who self-diagnose ALS are actually suffering from acute hypochondria -- and I've been there myself!

      Try to relax.

      edit: to elaborate -- stress and anxiety can cause all sorts of bizarre physical sensations as a result of increased perceptual stimulus from pure attention. Meaning, the more attention you pay to any given nerve, the more data it seems to send. This is true in T, and with nerves in general. I've even seen fMRI studies demonstrating that attention activities increase neuronal firing.
       
    3. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      I've been in the exact same situation! Anxiety can csuse so many things like this, the same happens to me still when I get anxious. See a doctor to ease your concerns still, but you'd be amazed the amount of symptoms anxiety can cause.
       
    4. RicoS
      Confused

      RicoS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress or Acoustic trauma

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