Hi. I had tinnitus since 2012. Noise/stress induced probably. It took me ovet a year before i learned to live with it. I had bad daya the last 3 years ofc but for the most i could handle it fine. It went from could hear it over anything with oversensitive to sounds and some sounds was distorted to i could forget it most times and sound distortion and sensitivity went away. I had a bad flu in october ago that left me with fluid behind the drums. It went away though. 1 week after the flu i woke up with a shot back. Took me 2 days before it felt ok again. Some days after that my t increased. I been struggling with that the last 5 weeks. I had problems with depression before i got t. And during. But in the last 2 years or so t was not the culprit in depression i had. Now however i want to blame it for how i feel. I hqve gotten panic attacks, and general anxiety is very high. The worst part is my oversensitvity to sounds and distortion came back few weeks ago. Then went away a bit when i felt very slightly better. Then i ceashed down again this monday and oversensitivity and distortion came back the day after and still here. I know my ent said that oversensitivity and distortion is linked to my anxiety. When i am in panic mode my brain cannot filter sounds like it normally does. It is just so scary. I know i went through all this one time. That is what gives me hope i will be able to learn to handle it again and that sensitivity and distortion will go away like it have when i can handle it/myself better. The thing is that it triggered my depression again and now i am not sure wich is wich. Its easy to blame t. But i think my general depression triggers the noise even more. My ent checked my hearing and it has gotten better compared to 2012. They want me to try fluoxetine. I had it before for my depression and i might try it again. Since i gave depression tendencies even before t. I feel i need something to help me up because i have zero strength to handle it. I just feel so powerless. It feels like i cannot learn to live with it. Even when i already learned it once. It feels worse now then when i got it. But i dont think it is. Because i think i forgot how much i suffered back then. It feels so frustrating when i cannot do anything to take my mind of it. I did not think of it last years when i played games, watched tv etc. It was there but i did not hear it unless i focused on it. The first year it overpowered everything like it does now again. Long ramble that people might not read but i felt to write my feelings I am seeing a therapist, doctor, physical therapist for my neck that gotten stiff since the increase because i tense up.