So Basically Once You Get Tinnitus, You're F**ked No Matter What Until Death

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sisyphus, Nov 17, 2019.

    1. Sisyphus

      Sisyphus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      And any supposed cure or treatment will just turn out to be another dud or at best a placebo for the foreseeable future (i.e. the next hypothetical 2-10 years that just so happens to reoccur every hypothetical 2-10 years and another hypothetical 2-10 years ad nauseam and ad infinitum) while we scramble over hearsay/petty gossip/cargo cult forum politics, writhe in suicidal despair/nihilism, and run around panicking like headless chickens on a deserted island.

      That's the main takeaway here at Tinnitus Talk.

      Cool. What fun!
       
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    2. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      You think so?
       
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    3. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      That's how it's been over the course of my tinnitus (since 1992) which is why I never tried to join a "cargo cult" style group like this until I reached a certain threshold of desperation. If you just assume it's hopeless you proceed to latch onto any and all coping mechanisms and get on with life as best you can, even though you're never fully whole.
       
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    4. InfiniteLoop
      Relaxed

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very high frequency hearing loss in left ear.
      Yes, there is no way out....

      Tinnitus has a life of its own.... it might get better or worse. Humans have retarded useless technology against this beast so far. Best solution is to become a zombie or a robot to minimize the distress... :)
       
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    5. Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      That does not happen only with tinnitus. The human body is too complex and the understanding we have of our own system is very limited. Once you ruin a part of your body you're already screwed.
       
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    6. pinklights98
      No Mood

      pinklights98 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise Exposure
      I’m sorry, but how do these doomsday posts help anyone?

      No, once you ruin a part of your body you are not screwed. And I can say that considering that just within my immediate family of five, we have two cancer survivors(one beating it twice), an individual with severe Crohn’s disease, an individual with degenerative joint disease, and me—someone who beat tinnitus once and is going to beat it again.

      Thank god, all my family members live life happily. I will rejoin them soon.

      Please no doomsday posts, they don’t help anyone.
       
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    7. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      Tinnitus can really wear on you when you see no way out. It does seem most treatments are in the distant future. We have to live in the now somehow the best we can.

      I have severe static at the moment. I was trying @engineerLA's methods as a last resort today.
       
    8. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      Too bad.

      Go read posts from people with mild tinnitus then.
       
    9. all to gain

      all to gain Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dirty drugs
      I so don't want to agree with you, but this is the way I'm starting to look at things.

      I'm going to be beating myself up over getting tinnitus until the day I die.
       
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    10. Tybs

      Tybs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fall from stairs
      Quite sure it helps the poster in that moment, even if it's just being able to vent a bit: we all need that at times :)

      On the subject itself: no, I don't think we are screwed. Call me an optimist, but even though there are no definite cures yet, some doctors and scientists finally caught up and are at least trying to get us fixed. Yes, it will probably take some time, but bad results are still results: a project for an optional cure that does not end up healing us does carry data, and this data could still hold keys for future projects.

      We will have to wait it out until then, that's the hardest part.
       
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    11. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      SE Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      What are these methods you speak of my friend?

      I hope the static quiets down... this shit does wear one down... everyday is a journey, that's for sure.
       
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    12. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headcold/Flu
      To Sisyphus:
      I cannot think of a condition more aptly suited to Sisphyus's tragic situation than our experiences with tinnitus.
      I thought that my condition was almost resolved, but last night when I attended a Classical Chorale Concert, the high pitched singing aggravated my hearing such that I heard a loud tea kettle hissing that wiped out any semblance of enjoyment.
      "Another pleasurable experience annihilated by tinnitus", I remarked to myself. And my wife is heartily tired of my complaints about it, so I had to shut up and last out this torture.
      Our problem is Humanity's dilemma; as Baudelaire said, "Humanity is condemned to hope." This explains Sisphyus's
      refusal to stop with his attempts to roll the boulder over the hill.
       
    13. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      He has some anti-inflammatory methods that helped him. I think it was mostly ETD. I am currently on prednisone 60mg taper. It’s a higher dose than I usually take but that’s what a PA prescribed. I will just follow through at this point.

      I thought I was doing better when I woke up this morning but the static still seemed there. I had to put in my old hearing aids. The cheaper Dia has a better white noise option it seems. I would sooner listen to white noise than static. I had lost one again and it showed up in the garbage for the second time. I get careless and don’t put it away like I should and must have put it on a plate again. I tend to eat in bed late at night and that sometimes happens when I’m tired and it’s dark. Anyway I found it this morning in the garbage. I will never learn it seems.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/prednisone-really-helped-me.3578/
       
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    14. Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      I said that. Sorry. My English is basic and sometimes and can't find words.
       
    15. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Exactly so.
      (My coping method.)

      Every time we hear our Tinnitus we hate it, compounding the problem.

      It is important to practice ‘hearing it’ and feeling relaxed and at peace with it.

      Do this at least once every day.
       
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