Only 4 Days Deaf in One Ear, Cannot Cope with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Charron, Dec 14, 2015.

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    1. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Woke up deaf in 1 ear chronic t can't cope, no one understands but life in spreads, can't eat,sleep or leave the house, never felt so bad, Drs just tell me to cope, head is at bursting point
       
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    2. IreneW

      IreneW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Charron, I have been there . Please read my post I just listed on the introduce yourself forum. I know everything your feeling, I too could not eat or sleep and I lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks. I am not suggesting you do this because your T may go away but I myself did get on anxiety meds and antidepressants and feel that helped me get to where I am now. The klonopin did help calm me down which made the ringing tolerable and Although the dr gave me a rx for 1.5 months of klonopin I have only taken maybe 10 at the Most over a 2 month period. I don't need the klonopin anymore, I am eating again, have no anxiety and I have my happy back. Feel free to message me at anytime. ️Hugs.
       
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    3. billie48
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      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Hang in there Charron. Things will improve. It will take some time. We have been where you are now and many members do get better over time. When T is new it is a struggle for every one. You will find the similar suffering from many posters of success stories. I was in a hell of suffering a few years back, but I now live a normal and absolutely enjoyable life. I am on vacation. So for brevity, I list some success stories for you to read, hopefully you will feel better.

      My story with severe T & H:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...w-i-recovered-from-tinnitus-hyperacusis.3148/

      The most read success story ‘Back to Silence’ with a simple effective strategy by IWLM:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/back-to-silence.7172/

      Jade’s success story with super loud T:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/6-months-tinnitus-still-going-strong-but-so-am-i.3226/

      Dr. Hubbard’s success story:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/how-cbt-helped-me-live-again-dr-hubbards-story.4608/
       
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    4. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      Hi @Chardon,
      I am also deaf in one ear due to a sudden loss of hearing in 2013. I received help from a psychologist after several months of trying to figure things out on my own. Looking back, I think I should have sought help sooner. The early months with hearing loss and tinnitus are a living hell! One of the toughest parts is that nobody understands how scared you are right now.
      Things will get better for you. Pleases know that we will be here to help.
       
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    5. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Thank you for your kind replys, I'm in bits, if I could sleep and not wake I would happily do so, it's hard when no one understands, everywhere I look no hope, it's so hard when Drs and people say to just manage it, I'm really not, it's so loud, the hot and cold fevers wake me every hour, I will read more of your stories, thank u X
       
    6. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Did your ENT give you a dexamethasone injection in your bad ear? I think that should be done right away with SSHL.
       
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    7. no life

      no life Member

      Have you not been given steroids if it was sudden hearing loss.
       
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    8. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      I went Drs the day after it happened and he said it will pass, but 2 days later I took myself hospital as I felt suicidal, they rang and spoke to a specialist who prescribed steroids, I have an appointment to see a specialist, I'm trying to get through this day by day, but my whole life has come to a standstill
       
    9. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1672293010500023
       
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    10. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      You need a diagnosis and a hearing test. Based on that diagnosis, your patient history, as well as your geographical location, you may be eligible for a study such as AM-101. Consider your options while you have them.

      http://tinnitus-study.info
       
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    11. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      I want to thank u all for your help, I will try and fight this x
       
    12. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Why don't you try hyperbaric oxygen therapy ?
      My grandma once woke up with sudden hearing loss in one ear just like you , and done HBOT she has regained back her full hearing and no loner has tinnitus @Charron
       
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    13. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Will be up for trying anything, I'm just so glad there are people to talk to, some very uplifting comments as my panic attacks are bad and I was getting suicidal, I feel motivated and know I may get some form of life back x
       
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    14. UKJon

      UKJon Member

      Location:
      Leicestershire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Prolonged stress followed by bereavement
      Hi Charron. I have T myself through stress. If I can recommend one person to learn coping strategies from on Youtube, it's Julian Cowan Hill. Just try him out. He has made dozens of videos covering all aspects of T and it won't cost a thing. Regards. Jonathan
       
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    15. Phil-O

      Phil-O Member

      Location:
      Lancashire UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Hi @Charron,
      All of us when new to T have felt the same so you're not alone. Check out the success stories especially @I who love music 's back to silence method. A few of us are using this to help. Best wishes Phil
       
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    16. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      I'm feeling more positive this morning, even though with a sleeping pill I only got 4 hours it's an improvement, I'm not letting this beat me, thank god for the lovely people in this forum! X
       
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    17. IreneW

      IreneW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      @Charron that is wonderful news, it's baby steps. Your attitude plays a big role in overcoming this. Stay away from negative thoughts , wake up each day and fill your mind with "I'm not letting this beat me" And remember It's ok to have a bad day but very soon you will have more good than bad. My T is so loud that I can hear it over the shower water but I am at the point now 3 months in that I don't wake up with the T being the first thing on my mind, hang in there sweetie and believe me it will get better. Keep yourself busy and don't focus on the T the more you focus on it the louder it seems. Thank you for the update. ️Hugs
       
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    18. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Irene u and billow and a few others saved my life, it's only been 11 days and I will get over this! In fact it has made me view life in a different way! For the good, I will keep u updated! Xxxxxx
       
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    19. delumo71
      No Mood

      delumo71 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early 2015.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I wish I knew.
      I am so sorry @Charron this is happening to you. You'll beat this. We all do by continuing to live everyday making a conscious decision to be grateful that we get to walk, breath, smell, see and hear the world even if there's an intrusive annoying sound that drives us crazy. Life changed at one point for each and everyone of us. We lost the joy of silence yes but we are fighters and survivors. Don't give up. We are all here with you. I wish you peace and serenity.
       
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    20. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      How are you now?
       
    21. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Hi, I'm in a better place mentally, been reading up, taking notes, herbal sleeping tablets! I'm fighting this all the way, x
       
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    22. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      @Charron, it is nice to know you are better mentally. A big part of the T battle is mental. If you can win or at least maintain a truce with T on the mental battle front, count that as a positive development. As it was mentioned above, try to make baby steps, knowing that there will be the falls, and given time, you will gain more steady positive strides in the battle with T. I learn from a war veteran how to battle with T, not by violent means or by extreme reactions, but by learning to live peacefully with it. When asked how to live with T long-termed, the veteran replied, 'I am a soldier and I fight for a living. But with tinnitus, I have learned to accommodate it, not to fight it.' (like he did on a battle field). So I learn not to supply more fuel and fire to T by stressing out with it. I accept its presence, the reality of T (at least for the time being) in my life, and I go about living my life and enjoy what I can. Given time, not just winning the psychological battle, even T doesn't appear as intrusive as before without my negative reactions towards it.
       
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    23. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      I have slowed my life down, am not rushing and I'm actually enjoying doing stuff at a slower pace! It's not even 3 weeks yet so it still seems pretty loud, but I'm not having panic attacks anymore and manage to sleep using herbal sleeping tablets, I'm not looking for a cure but am hopeful that one day the noise may lessen as my brain adapts, I just wonder how people without support manage to get through this as it nearly broke me, I hope one day I can help others xxx
       
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    24. Plrich

      Plrich Member

      Location:
      Washington
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden hearing loss
      @Charron, I also had a sudden hearing loss and tinnitus along with it. Something that has really helped me is getting fitted with a Cros hearing aid. It really has made a big difference. Now sounds on my deaf side are transmitted to my good ear and my brain is adapting to make things sound more normal. Ask your ENT about it. Mine made me wait several months to see if my hearing was going to come back. It did not, but the hearing aids have made everything more bearable. They even have a white noise component to help deal with the tinnitus. It is too early for me to know if that is helping. Everything takes time. Good luck to you. You are not alone.
       
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    25. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Oh thank u so much, they r making me wait too, but that's hope! Good luck xxxxxxx
       
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    26. Jay9/13
      Wishful

      Jay9/13 Member

      Location:
      Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990 +/-
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High Fevers as a Infant
      Charron, Hi ... I am pleased to hear you are in a better spirits. I have been deaf in my one ear since an infant and suffered from T for over 20 yrs. most of the time I don't notice it and then there are times when it will get hard to ignore, that's usually when I get a sinus infection..but I know it will quiet down after it clears up.
      A few things that work for me..
      wear hearing protection when around loud noises.
      Keep busy..something that keeps your mind occupied.
      I always have music on..what ever type of music that makes you feel good :)
      And find a happy place, mine is a small cabin in the woods I have, near a water fall the sound of the running water drowns out 90% of the T even on a bad day.
      Wishing you well..and Peace..
      Jay
       
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    27. Charron
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      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Jay9/13, thank u for your helpful tips! I have ordered some new earplugs as the ones I'm using are like extra big headphones and look strange haha, I am using uplifting music and it helps, I'm so much more positive than 3 weeks ago when I couldn't cope! I thought life was at an end, yesterday I did a 7 mile hike, not my usual 20 but it's a great start! I'm appreciating life in a different way, I'm always busy but not ready to go back to work as yet, your cabin in the woods sounds amazing! I love my country walks but do have to go along some busy roads to get there, I'm in Kent England, if I was nearer I'd be stealing your cabin lol, thank u for sharing your lovely ideas, love from England xxxx
       
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    28. Jay9/13
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      Jay9/13 Member

      Location:
      Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990 +/-
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High Fevers as a Infant
       
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    29. Jay9/13
      Wishful

      Jay9/13 Member

      Location:
      Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990 +/-
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High Fevers as a Infant
      Charron..You are welcome..just happy to hear your doing better. Even after all of these years ..I still have times when it becomes almost too much. The real problem is that only other peeps with T understand what it is like and even that varies depending how bad their T is.
      It does sound like you are on the right trail to coping.
      Have a Happy New Years EVE...:)
      btw..your welcome to stay in the cabin..if you can get here.
      Peace..Jay.
       
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    30. Guilherme Leite
      Cheeky

      Guilherme Leite Member

      Location:
      Brazil
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2014
      Hey, Charron! It's comforting to know that you're getting trough this. Stay strong! The key for peace is when we just manage to accept it and don't expect much out of it to be done (when there's no secondary causes), except waiting for it to settle down the volume and getting used to it. Mine took like 2 months to decrease the noise/volume; I often got myself at night suddenly waking up to the loudness of it, like I was scared, high rate heart beating and feeling like I was sufocated (I believe a lot of us experience this episodes of panick attack). It got better. Been there, had suicidal thoughts, I know exactly what you're talking about. All I wish is the best and I want to say something: if you want to make it, overcome this problem, you'll definitely do and things will get better.
       
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