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Discussion in 'Support' started by Frances Lynn, Sep 27, 2015.

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    1. Frances Lynn
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      Frances Lynn Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Dallas, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/23/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music and alarms at formerjob
      Against the advice of some members I went to the Shea Clinic for their perfusion treatment. It did seem to help only slightly though. They said the noticeable results, if they occur, would come about in several weeks. They are clear that there is only a 60% of success. Since I didn't have insurance, I spent my own money.
      It's only been a little over a week since I've been back home to the Dallas area.
      I've had Tinnitus for around 5 months and I'm not getting anywhere close to habituation. I know it takes time, but everyday just seems to drag. I'm a 64 year old retired teacher. I had a part time job that I liked but quit when this hit. I used to enjoy line dancing but when I tried it with earplugs, it locked the tinnitus sound in my head. With my family out of state, I'm bored, lonely and at my wit's end not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I've read some of the positivity thread and success stories but nothing seems to help. I even tried to get into the AM 101 trials but was rejected. What do I do next? I don't have many friends who want to commiserate with me. Are there other trials coming up in the Dallas area that anyone knows about? I've called several companies that due multi-cranial magnetic stimulation for depression but won't adapt it for tinnitus. What should be I be doing to help myself? I'm on meds for sleep and anxiety. I just seem unable to ignore the noise which in fact is not too awfully loud. This condition has ruined my well ordered life. My money is tapped out and until I'm on Medicare next spring, I really can't afford specialists, fancy equipment and don't have a smart phone for masking.
       
    2. Drecul
      Balanced

      Drecul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Frances.
      Try keep soft relaxing music on around you in late evening and the DVD's are ok like pan pipes or deep relaxation or meditation to relax you and mask your tinnitus.
      You can get white noise and pink noise DVD's too and they sound like the small maskers that audiology supply like little hearing aids.
      I work in a school and bet your missing the children .

      Tinnitus comes with lots of unwanted emotions and try not let your confidence slip away .
      Talking therapy is really good and great to off load feelings.
      Your not on your own no more and we are only a click away on here.
      Welcome PM me any time if like chat privately ... lots of love glynis
       
    4. Frances Lynn
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      Frances Lynn Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Dallas, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/23/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music and alarms at formerjob
      I really appreciate the suggestions. I want to try the CBD Oil and the music is a good idea too. I will probably PM you Glynis. Hugs to you!
       
    5. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Frances,

      I'm in my 60's, too, (69 years young!), and when my tinnitus hit, I was very much like you, depressed and at my wit's end. Habituation does happen, but it varies with the individual as to how long it takes. For me, it has taken several years, because I also have pulsatile tinnitus (constant heartbeat sound in ear).

      What has worked best for me was to go back to work part-time. I work in human resources, and have noticed that when I'm in the office and involved in what I'm doing, I don't stress over the tinnitus so much. Work has really helped me a lot. You might wish to give it a few months, and then, if still stressed out, consider returning to work part-time. You might be surprised at how much it helps you!

      We're here for you if you want to vent. Everyone here understands what you're going through right now.

      Take care, and I hope you have a peaceful afternoon.

      Best wishes and hugs,
      Karen
       
    6. Frances Lynn
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      Frances Lynn Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Dallas, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/23/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music and alarms at formerjob
      Thanks, Karen. You're a beautiful person and I've read many of your replies to others besides me. You are ever so caring. I decided to order some of that CBD Oil after reading that thread. I'll report back if it works for me. And, yes, I starting to think about looking for another part time job. I've got too much time on my hands.
      Hugs to you, too.
       
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    7. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      @Frances Lynn,

      Thank you for the kind words! I hope the CBD oil works for you. I'd like to hear whether it has any side effects; will be interested to hear your comments about it.

      And I hope the possible part-time job will work out for you!

      Take care, and have a peaceful afternoon and evening,
      Karen
       

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