Now That I Have Tinnitus I Feel...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinnitus Talk, Feb 27, 2013.

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Now that I have tinnitus I feel...

  1. better now that I can ignore it frequently (habituate)

    25.0%
  2. depressed

    30.4%
  3. grateful for other things I have going well in life

    41.1%
  4. grateful to have this forum for support

    46.4%
  5. hopeful that I will habituate to it

    35.7%
  6. hopeful there will be a cure or effective treatment

    46.4%
  7. hopeless

    25.0%
  8. I can manage it

    30.4%
  9. like I have more support from family

    8.9%
  10. like I have no support

    14.3%
  11. miserable

    33.9%
  12. more anxious

    46.4%
  13. more fearful

    44.6%
  14. my health is taking a turn for the worse

    25.0%
  15. my plans in life have been disrupted

    46.4%
  16. my tinnitus is decreasing in intensity

    5.4%
  17. my tinnitus is increasing in intensity

    19.6%
  18. not hopeful that there will be a cure

    23.2%
  19. suicidal

    17.9%
  20. "why me?"

    33.9%
  21. I marked more than one box

    76.8%
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    1. LadyDi
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      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Since you all were so supportive yesterday, when I was so down, I have to post this quickly:

      I had gone through three rough days of very high T, due to noise exposure at my own birthday party, and was feeling pretty depressed. The loudness, and worrying about it, had started up my anxiety again. I wasn't sleeping.

      So last night, I went out after a long day of work and bought some NAC (N-acetylcysteine), a supplement recommended by my doc acupuncturist and others on this board. You take it immediately prior, then after, loud noise exposure. I took 1200 mg right before bed. I also popped in a small sample of a new sleep med that my psych wanted me to try, as we start working on stopping the benzos.

      Well, this morning I am a new girl. The ringing definitely is down, although it's still there. I slept much better, even if I did wake up a few times. And I actually had a brief moment, after stepping out of the shower... when I heard no T at all. Yeah, it came back. But I now I feel like I can take it on.

      So thanks to everyone here for giving me, and the rest of us, a place to come when we are tired and despairing. And remember (as I hope I will): Our bad days? They're only for now.
       
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