Not Feeling So Alone Anymore!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Queen Joy, Mar 11, 2015.

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    1. Queen Joy
      Caffeine

      Queen Joy Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Issues
      Hi there everyone. I'm Joy, 23, and living in Northern California. I've had pulsatile tinnitus for two years now and I've come to the point where I've been managing it and living my life despite this unbearable noise. Having discovered this lovely forum two nights ago makes me feel a lot more hopeful than I have before.

      I just wanted to drop in and say hi and thank you all for support and posts. It's been so nice knowing that I'm not alone in this battle, and it really makes living with PT a little more bearable.

      Anyway, hi :)
       
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    2. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Hi Joy , welcome :)
      Yes, this forum is very friendly and helpful :)
       
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    3. Giovanni
      Insomnious

      Giovanni Member

      Location:
      Rochester
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Woke up one morning.
      Have you Checked out the positivity thread? :) and I'm glad you're on the road to habituation. Soon you'll be sitting in a room and not even care about the Tinnitus :) living a life that you were meant to live!
       
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    4. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Joy,

      We're glad you've joined our forum; it's a wonderful place to come for information and support! The directors and moderators are the best, too!!!

      I have pulsatile tinnitus, too, and know what it's like to live with it. I'm so glad to see you're taking a positive approach, and getting out there and living your life. It sounds like you are definitely on the right track to habituation.

      Do you have both PT and ringing tinnitus? I have both, and sometimes one seems to be worse than the other. But I've learned that taking a positive approach and distracting oneself is the best medicine there is for overcoming this condition. If you've been checked by a doctor, and don't have any underlying conditions that may have caused your PT, then you are definitely taking the right approach.

      Best wishes, and welcome!
       
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    5. James
      No Mood

      James Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      Pulsing 03/2013
    6. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Happy you found this forum it help me so much it you need anything just ask you will get help from some one.
       
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    7. Peter61

      Peter61 Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Hi Queen Joy,

      Do you have any idea what caused your T ?
       
    8. Queen Joy
      Caffeine

      Queen Joy Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Issues
      Hi Karen!
      I only have PT actually. I'm sorry to hear you have both. I can't imagine!
      My doctor has ordered some tests but I'm just not quite satisfied with the results. I don't think he quite understands much about T in general, let alone PT, and told me to learn how to live with it.
       
    9. Queen Joy
      Caffeine

      Queen Joy Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Issues
      I had a pretty nasty sinus infection/cold two years ago, and that's when it started.
       
    10. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Queen Joy,

      Yes, that "learn how to live with it" response is pretty common when doctors don't believe they can help us with this condition. What kinds of tests has your doctor ordered for you? Have you had them yet, and what kinds of results did you get? If you have copies of your scans, you could consider sending them or taking them to another doctor for a second opinion. I've heard of cases where one doctor didn't see anything, and when the scans were read by a specialist, they found something that was treatable.

      It sounds like you are doing a very good job of learning to live with this condition, and are taking a positive approach to it. You've come to the right place for support, and we're glad you're here!!!
       
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    11. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Welcome QJ,

      Yes, this site has helped many T sufferers, including me. It always amazes me, how many people have this! Young and old and for various reasons. It's just ripe for a cure!

      Keep the faith, in the meantime!

      God bless,

      Sailboardman
       
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