Newly Diagnosed with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dcherkes, Nov 11, 2018.

    1. Dcherkes

      Dcherkes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustation tube dysfunction
      My name is Denise I am 53 years old and I have been recently diagnosed with tinnitus.

      It's been about 6 months of non-stop high pitched ringing. I am in need of a support system to help me through this unbearable, incessant noise in my head.

      Any words of hope would be so very greatly appreciated.
       
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    2. dayma
      Swamped

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      Welcome to the group. I am almost 11 months in and hanging in there!

      Feel free to vent here :)
       
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      AUTHOR
      Dcherkes

      Dcherkes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustation tube dysfunction
      Thank you. Feeling pretty desperate most of the time :(
       
    4. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Try lots of curcumin. It helps me. Also go check out the thread called Frequency Therapeutics. There are potential cures potentially coming.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Dcherkes

      Dcherkes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustation tube dysfunction
      Thanks, feeling pretty hopeless. Will look into curcumin
       
    6. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Supplements you could try
      • Magnesium or Magnesium Citrate
      • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)
      • Nicotinamide Riboside
      • Vitamin D, Vitamin B12
      • Ginkgo biloba, st. john's wort
      Other things you could try
      • TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy)
      • CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
      • Visit a local support group (if one is close to you)
      • Use a mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night
      • Get your blood levels checked
      • See a physical/massage therapist if you have issues with your neck, jaw or cervical spine
      • Use White Noise Generators, listen to white noise or natural sounds during the day and at night
      • Protect your ears from loud sounds
      Donate
      Many people eventually learn to live a good life with tinnitus, from what I've read the first years seems to be the hardest. Wishing you all the best!
       
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      AUTHOR
      Dcherkes

      Dcherkes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Eustation tube dysfunction
      Thanks for any and all input, much appreciated!
       
    8. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg dose of (anticholinergic) drug Promethazine
      Hi @Dcherkes,

      I'm sorry to hear how distressful things are for you. I noticed you listed your cause of tinnitus as Eustacian Tube Dysfunction. I just saw my Osteopath this past week, and mentioned to him how I sometimes have a bit of difficulty equalizing the pressure in my ears when using my mHBOT chamber. He said, "Well, lets take a look."

      He had me do the Valsalva Maneuver while he looked in my ears. He said both my ear drums were "frozen up" or something like that. He then did a very gentle technique to unwind the "torque" around my ears (or something like that). I was amazed how much it relaxed a fairly wide area on both sides of my head around my ears. -- I believe he used some cranial sacral principles while doing this technique.

      Anyway, wanted to let you know there are health practitioners out there who approach things like Eustachian Tube dysfunction from entirely different angles than a lot of other doctors and ENTs. -- BTW, whatever my Osteopath did, it did seem to marginally shift my tinnitus. But I'm doing some other pretty significant things as well (like mHBOT & Intermittent Fasting) that I'm hoping--cumulatively--will greatly improve things for me.

      Don't give up hope. Try the things suggested on this board that make sense to you. I feel confident that if we can find the right combination of little things, that will be our best hope for making improvements going forward. -- All the Best...
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      Valsalva Maneuver for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

      The Valsalva maneuver helps equalize air pressure in the ears. It can keep the eardrum from rupturing due to sudden air pressure changes experienced while flying, scuba diving or deep-sea diving. This maneuver may also be recommended as a treatment for middle ear fluid. To perform this maneuver, pinch the nostrils closed. While keeping your mouth shut, blow gently as if you were blowing your nose. This technique forces air into the eustachian tubes of your ears, equalizing air pressure in the middle ear (the space behind the ear drum).
       
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    9. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      You started taking it again?
       
    10. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      yup.
       
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