Tinnitus has been effectively ruining my days for the past two almost three months. I have had in the past 3 1/2 years back surgery Xs 2, an ENG and colonoscopy. I was also diagnosed with celiac disease 2 yrs ago. Why I am now suffering with tinnitus is a mystery. I am female, 57 yrs old and I spend as much time outside as I can riding horses and working on our 17 acre farm. I am currentl trying xanax but it is just making me tired with only some relief. My ENT Dr whom I am not too fond of, sent me for an MRI and also put me on antiviral drugs which did nothing. He refused to give me the xanax but my primary care did. Wearing heat protection around loud noise helps .