Please Help Me, a NEWBIE (Nicotine Withdrawal-Induced Tinnitus), Will It Always Be This Bad?

Discussion in 'Support' started by serine00, Dec 5, 2015.

tinnitus forum
    1. serine00

      serine00 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      I am 33 years old and I have had bouts of anxiety through life. My last bad bout was my early 20's in which I remember having noise in my ears mostly at night, but I cannot remember how long it lasted or if I just learned to ignore it. I quit smoking 2 months ago and almost instantly started to notice tinnitus that came the same day as a huge spike in anxiety from nicotine withdrawal. My anxiety has gone down signficinatly but unfortunately my tinnitus has become a part of my every day. I can forget about it with surround sound and when busy but if it quiets especially at night I FOCUS on it. I have a ring and buzz in my right ear, and a buzz in my left. I had a MRI, blood work, and physical exam all normal. I have not had a hearing test. I also believe I suffer from TMJ as every time I open my mouth I hear crackling in both ears. I need help because it is keeping my anxiety around as I keep telling myself crazy thoughts about what is causing it. What can I do? And will this always be this bad?
       
      • Hug Hug x 1
    2. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I've had tinnitus for almost 15 yrs, I'm 29. I quit marijuana about 6 days ago after smoking it for 4 yrs everyday. The anxiety attacks at night spiked up my tinnitus so bad that I just want to scream. The only thing that helps me fall asleep is melatonin. It might take more than 2 months to get your body back to normal. I hope you feel better soon!
       
    3. serine00

      serine00 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Thanks for sharing hurtingdream. My biggest problem is accepting that it is just tinnitus because my mind keeps making me think its something serious. Therefore I really cannot stop focusing on it. Any suggestions on how you get your mind to realize this is just an annoying condition?
       
    4. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I take 5 mg of melatonin and holy basil extract. It helps put my mind to ease. My neighbor said when he quit nicotine and marijuana it took 6 months for his ringing to go away. I really hope it doesn't last that long for us. I'm trying to detox faster by eating soup and taking epsom salt baths.
       
    5. serine00

      serine00 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Ugh 6 months is a long time! Did you get diagnosed? I wish I would stop thinking it is something deadly symptom. I keep thinking I should go to the doc even though I had a MRI for it. And he checked my ears.
       
    6. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I'm going to the doc on Monday. I have these thoughts like I have brain cancer or a tumor but everyone keeps saying it's my anxiety playing tricks on me :(
       
    7. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      Ok, first (even as hard as it may be) do try to relax. Tinnitus is a fucked up thing. Do whatever you need to do to relax and get a good nights sleep, imo. Meditation, yoga, exercise, eat healthy.
      If you can exhaust yourself physically by exercising then sleep should come quite naturally.
       

Share This Page

Loading...
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.