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    1. Josef Mills

      Josef Mills Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1997
      Hi I'm new here. I've reading the threads, & I feel relived other people get panic stricken as I do(not that I'm wishing it on you) I first got Tinnitus about 9 years ago. I think I got it from motorcycle riding. Not wearing ear plugs in my crash helmet, and the constant wind rush going past my ears. I woke up with the noise I'm my ear one morning, I brushed it off and thought it would go away.

      It didn't, it drove me mad, I could not sleep for two weeks, (I'm a terrible sleeper anyway) eventually I went to my local A&E in the hospital, I was practically begging them for some sleeping tablets. They told me they were not allowed to dispense them to me. And then gave the lecture on how their is nothing that can do for tinnitus, accept maybe operating, & making me deaf. So I left the ward.

      As I was walking through reception, I came over all funny, I did not know what was wrong with me. I went over to the receptionist , and told her to get somebody, because I am going to pass out, that was the last thing I remembered. Next thing I knew I was being wheeled along in a gurney, drips coming out of my arms, nurses holding the liquid solution for the drips. Other staff asking me my name, NOK etc. they thought I was having a seizure. It turned out to be my first panic attack, and I have been plagued with them ever since.

      I am going through a stressful separation at the moment, and the ringing is very loud. One question I wanted to ask is. Why is it sometimes the noise goes down too a barely audible whisper? It's happened on a few occasions, and I think to my self , hallelujah. But it does return. I try to replicate what I did on the day the noise lowered and rack my brains about what I had eaten. But the noise only seems too lower of its own accord.

      The other problem I have is coping with pitch of the noise changing, I can honestly say, that I feel intense fear, my bowels move and I want to mess my self, it terrifys me. And I have done some risky stuff in my life, and it starts the onset of a panic attack.

      Doctors won't supply sleeping tablets, I am on anti depressants anyway. But if I don't sleep I get more stress. Which equals louder noise. I do obtain tranquillisers from another source, and the help me sleep.

      So I just wanted to share more story, and I am sorry we are all sufferers
       
    2. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      I have bad anxiety and depression as well and when im not in check my tinnitus screams at me...when im calm or relaxed it doesn't bother me as much and the t calms right down to the point where i barely notice. I was prescribed xanax to use only when needed and that has been life changing..maybe try readjusting your antidepressants dose and or trying xanax. Most antidepressants can make tinnitus worse..although its rare but it is a side effect. Hope this helps
       
    3. shantelle

      shantelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Oh for sleeping try Melatonin. Its suppose to be good for your t.
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to the board. Give it some time and try to stay positive.
      Don’t panic. It may just be a temporary spike due to whatever, perhaps it is the stress of the separation. Hope you will be just fine shortly. T is known to be unpredictable. It can be constant or cyclical, or no pattern whatsoever. So don't waste time in figuring it out, unless your T has a definite medical cause or due to diet issue. It may settle back to baseline soon. Sometimes my already ultra high pitched, loud dog whistle T shot up the roof too on a huge spike. It is an ultra high pitch shrill packed with so much condensed energy, like a laser beam against a dark sky, resonating in my whole head. A few years back I would have caved in automatically into anxiety & panic attacks. I remember also I said no wait I could live with this ringing. No longer. Instead of panicking I went about living my life. Despite the ringing, I still went fishing (I posted this on the Positivity Thread) to catch some salmon. The T was so loud and piercing that I even heard it distinctly above all the raging , roaring rapids around me. But I am committed to not react to T high or low and live my life as normally and enjoyably. I am not super human. It took a few years and adopting the positivity approach to get to there. With a history of suffering anxiety and panic disorders, I never thought it possible to be normal again but I am now. So don't panic and worry about it. It may be just a spike. If a panic prone person like me can recover after some time even with my T raging, have no worry about the temporary setback. If you need it, try masking to help reduce the panic feeling. TT has great masking tracks. Here is a link to some nice advice as well as masking sounds. Take care and God bless your recovery.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/panic/
       
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    5. Josef Mills

      Josef Mills Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1997
      Thanks for your replies. It's funny Billie, that's how I learned to over come the spikes I just lay their and said too myself. 'So what? It can't kill me' and carried on. I fish as well, and concentrating on the bite does help me take my mind off of it.

      I do have some melatonin I will give it a try, I am max dosage on Citilopram, with my current martial situation I will have to stay at that, their are divorce courts looming etc.


      Thank you all, it's nice to be amongst people that understand
       
    6. Josef Mills

      Josef Mills Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1997
      Just out of interest, does anybody feel their affected ear going warm when the tinnitus is really flaring up?
       
    7. Tibberz
      Supportive

      Tibberz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      5 9mm Gunshots
      Wouldnt say warm but it sort of feels almost weightless when its at its really bothering me.
       
    8. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      May be sort of blood circulation effect, maybe the cause of the spike or a consequence of more blood in the ear due to the spike, but for this last point i'm just trying to imagine someting credible. BTW the only thing related to T/hearing cells that can cause warming is blood.

      T is incredibly related to stress. When I'm stressed or having a rough moment, it can increase insidiously or spikes.

      Personnaly sleeping pills are horrible, it's not sleeping it's being KO. I have been on antidepressants since last July ( actually quitting :) ) and it worked very well. Also i sometimesused anxyolitics for sleeping, way better because they just calm you down and so only help the process of sleeping. But try to get them from a doctor, maybe your "other source don't know the possible side effects or the better use of those. It's Just an advice!
       
    9. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Hey man , u really have to be careful with anti depressants they may cause t to become louder when you're off them
       
    10. Pagey

      Pagey Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      20/3/2010
      Hi Josef, I can relate mate. I'm struggling with a crazy new tinnitus at the moment, but when my original 'hum' started, along with all sorts of wierd brain ticks, I ended up in ER begging to be put to sleep. They wouldn't help me either. Thankfully my Doctor finally prescribed me some sleeping pills and I think I actually broke down and cried. I hadn't slept a minute for days.
      I hope you keep on coping, it has to get better year by year, just our brains adjusting to it will make a difference.
      Wishing you the best.
      Pagey
       
    11. Josef Mills

      Josef Mills Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1997
      Thanks Pagey, only just saw your message. Going through divorce, set my tinnitus to new level. Glad your coping better, I've started meditating and stuff, seems to help.
       

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