Poll: Have You Ever Had a "Nervous Breakdown" at Work Because of Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Apr 29, 2016.

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Have you ever had a " nervous breakdown" at work because of tinnitus?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. No, but I sure came close.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Years ago, I was suffering from depression which was greatly exacerbated by tinnitus. I was at work and it was extremely quiet in the place where I was working at the time. A medication I was taking screwed up my tinnitus even worse. I became so distraught I about had a nervous breakdown. Fortunately, I had enough strength to get through today and I was able to go home and listen to some masking noises to help calm me down. I don't want this to scare anyone. I am so much better now as I have found ways to lower the T some and deal with it a lot better. Also, there are times when I have tuned it out and it is like it isn't even there.
       
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    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      A better question may be "has tinnitus ever rendered you unable to focus on your job properly"

      "Nervous breakdown" is awfully specific, and dramatic.
       

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