Spike from Anxiety Permanent?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sparkle92, Jun 19, 2016.

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    1. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      I am experiencing a major spike in my tinnitus after a life event that caused me anxiety and stress. I am unable to sleep through the night because it's so loud. Will this spike end if the anxiety lessens? It's been a day but I'm worried. Idk if I can get used to this level of loudness, it cuts through my white noise generator as well as every other sound. Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated
       
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    2. 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 Sparkle92,
      It should settle back to your base sound.
      You need to be as relaxed as possible and off load stress as that will help you.
      Keep soft music or sounds on around you and throughout the night if it helps you sleep.
      Try lavender on your pillow help relax you and the seance of smell is a great distraction.
      If your anxiety does not settle then maybe talking therapy will help and a short course of meds to get through this this tough patch....lots of love glynis
       
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    3. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      @Sparkle92 . tinnitus spikes come and go. It will come down to baseline again . Try not to panic I know this is easier said the done. But strees will make your tinnitus worse. This won't be permanent.
       
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    4. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I seriously doubt a spike from anxiety would be permanent. A spike from acoustic trauma (very loud noise exposure) or from ototoxic medications can be.
       
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    5. Sparkle92

      Sparkle92 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16, constant since 3/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus, Allergies, TMJ, Stress
      Thanks everyone. I will try to relax and exercise to help with my stress. I tend to panic when it gets bad which I know doesn't help the situation. I think I'm always worrying because I'm young and am constantly thinking what if it gets worse.
       
    6. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      @Sparkle92,

      Since you're young, you probably have a much better chance of it getting better than worse. Hang in there and let your body heal.
       
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