So Much This Past Week

Discussion in 'Support' started by Marie79, Apr 21, 2016.

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    1. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I had a breakdown and now the H has been getting to me. I took a week off work to really focus on seeing the RIGHT care/specialists.

      I am seeing 3 doctors. One audiologist that specializes in T and H, Dr. Hubbard from here that specializes in T and H and a psychiatrist that I found had experience in T.

      Yesterday I saw this psychiatrist who was amazing. He spent 2 hours with me. He said the reason I am having so much trouble with all of this is because of my childhood (not that the T isn't real but my very difficult time coping). He gave me a job last night. He said I was to pick a time I would go to sleep and wake up, not do ANYTHING to get to sleep like no meds no wine and NOT TO HAVE ON ANY BACKGROUND NOISE.

      I tried and of course panicked, heard my T louder and freaked a bit and started drinking my wine at about 10:30 last night (it helps calm me I know it's not healthy). I DID however get to sleep at 1 am WITHOUT ANY NOISE IN MY ROOM. No air conditioner no TV no white noise. I woke up at 6 am mostly from my own surprise that the T wasn't waking me up. Immediately I thought about my T and it was there ever so softly not blaring not upsetting at all. It was the first time in months I just heard silence...kind of.

      I realize now what he wanted. He wanted to push me out of my comfort zone. I didn't accomplish everything he told me last night but I DID find that I could cope better than I had in the nights since 2/1.

      T and H is all so psychological. FUCK.
       
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    2. Jamie m
      Loved

      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      @Marie79 I hope you have a better night again tonight. I could see why he wanted you to do that I might have to try
       
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    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
      Glad you are getting the help you need and hope in time positive changes will help you cope better with your tinnitus.....lots of love glynis
       
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    4. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      T is what it is but H is the mind fuck that's impossible to understand.Is this or that too loud or is good that I can tolerate it?Or is it damaging?But if I don't expose myself to more sound I won't get better but if it's too much I'll get worse?My head is constantly spinning all day with thoughts like this:(
       
    5. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      My doctor said you won't damage your ears unless it is loud enough for a normal person to damage their ears. Like acoustic damage. That is what he and the other doctor (I'm seeing 3) keeps drilling into me.
       
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    6. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      So like loud traffic? I'm going to ent Doctor again next week, just to see if he can fit me for ear plugs @Marie79

      So just like going to a concert? But no screaming baby?
       
    7. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I'm going to speak from experience here ladies but the whole your ears aren't susceptible to damage myth is bogus.I had H and for the best part it was gone,did I have any sound exposures that would damage someone's hearing?No just everyday noise like traffic some restaurants and if it was a noisy situation I wore earplugs but never over-protecting.Out of nowhere it got way worse,for no real reason.The whole theory that our ears are not weakened because of H is wrong,there are countless stories of people getting worse from mundane sounds after being told they would be fine.My advice is don't over-protect but take whatever the specialist says to you with a pinch of salt.
       
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    8. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      @bill 112 I didn't mean to put "funny" But thanks I dont usually listen to them as much :(
       
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    9. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Don't get me wrong Jamie but the whole your ears aren't easily damaged is wrong,I've had setbacks don't get me wrong but they were rare,the last one I had was in October when we went bowling then one in November.Then suddenly in February my T and H just got worse,I led a normal life nothing crazy and avoided loud places at all costs!If our ears were not susceptible to damage I should have been fine upto my 80s!Thats what all the specialists will tell you but I hate to say it's false hope.Just be careful with noise,I don't want you to learn the hard way:(
       
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    10. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      @bill 112 thank you, I am very aware of my surroundings. Even at church I wear ear plugs, I'm going next week to look at professional ones, I want to be in fashion and not wear the blue foam ones hahaha New York is what I'm worried about but I will wear those ear plugs. My boyfriend wants to go to jazz clubs and comedy clubs while there, he doesn't ever go on Vacation and I don't want to be a Debbie downer so I'm going to go but sitting in the back and wearing ear plugs!! I want to enjoy my time! ( no beer) but even at work I turned the music down and it plays at around 65-70 now. I just feel sad in general bc I was hanging out my cousins baby and he was yelling and hitting the table and all I thought OMG OMG I don't have my ear plugs. It scares me for when I have a child.
       
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    11. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Enjoy your time in New York Jamie and I've been to a comedy club with H and had no problems:)Just remember to plug up and you'll be fine,wishing you all the best!
       
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    12. Jamie m
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      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      @bill 112 thanks! We want to go to the one that Louis ck is usually at in his shows along with the pizza place! Lol I'm a big fan if you can tell!
       
    13. Jamie m
      Loved

      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      @Marie79 how are you doing today? Hope all is well! My family likes how I go on this forum for support and help! I'm glad we are all here for each other !
       

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