Saw my ENT and CBT therapist today...it was a long day...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Kathi, Apr 16, 2014.

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    1. Kathi
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      Kathi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ/USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/30/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HFHL and stress
      My T is buzzing along right now but I'm okay with it--very different for me--I used to panic if I so much as heard it through my IPod. I noticed all day that I would all of a sudden become aware of it--so maybe my brain is taking a break from monitoring. I didn't use my white noise all day--and I didn't get upset at all. :)

      Anyway...my 2nd ENT said no abnormalities in my MRI--so I'm okay (I already knew as my GP looked up my results last week). It was amazing to see my brain in the pictures! He said that I seem so much better in just a month that he doesn't feel I should go for TRT or a masker right now--he says to wait six months because he thinks I'm already habituating. His words: "You are doing awesomely". I felt so good. This 2nd ENT is so compassionate and caring.

      Then I saw my CBT therapist who says that I am taking back my life--making progress in my reaction to T and now feels I only need to come every other week.

      Totally amazing day. I feel really good--T and all. :)
       
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    2. Andrew_89

      Andrew_89 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2014
      Great the see Kathi it's posts like these that give me hope that I can get habituated aswell crossing my fingers !!!
       
    3. Littlebailey

      Littlebailey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      That's great news. And very cool to have a caring doctor.

      Can I ask a stupid question? Why does one get MRIs or CTs?
       
    4. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Andrew you will get there man! Stay positive and confident.
       
    5. Andrew_89

      Andrew_89 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2014
      Thanks Cullen this definitely a test of will but I will get there
       
    6. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      I do not think overcoming tinnitus is a test of will.

      In fact, sometimes a strong will can be a barrier.

      On the other hand, I have known many people who have little or no willpower who have done great.

      So I do not think that will is the key. I think that Strategy is the key.

      Stephen Nagler
       
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    7. Andrew_89

      Andrew_89 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2014
      Thanks doc :)
       

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