As everyone saw I had a pretty terrible day a couple days ago that shook me. However, I've been doing better. I've been off my klonopin for a couple days now and figured out that was the main reason I was having problems concentrating at work. Also, getting so stressed out has helped me be less reactive to my T (not sure if I just burned out a little or what). I didn't sleep well last night and my T is much louder than normal this AM but I'm just barely reacting to it. My T rang pretty loud last night and we still went out, got stuff for our trip, packed and just tried to ignore it. I didn't have any anxiety reactions to it. I still have a long way to go. I still hear it most of the day, I still flare panic and my anxiety level is still much higher than normal but it's obvious I'm getting a little better. Now that I'm not panicking ALL the time I'm starting to notice some trends with my T. In the morning, if I sleep well it is usually very mild. And, a couple mornings its not been there for an hour after I get up. It gets louder throughout the day and flares at around 2:30-3pm when I have been sitting, signing out cases for a few hours. Nights seem to be pretty variable. But, it always seems to get quieter at bedtime. Also, on weekends it has been pretty mild so far. So basically, it's loudness/intrusiveness is directly following my daily stress pattern. I'm really starting to wonder if chronic stress brought this on and that it is directly related to my stress level. Or maybe everyone's T changes with stress? Our vacation next week might help me see if a big drop in stress changes anything. Has anyone ever heard of chronic high stress bringing on T? Or I had a small amount of habituated tinnitus before....maybe it has amplified it? Who knows. Regardless I'm feeling more hopeful. Plenty bad days lay ahead but I think it's gonna be alright. Just gonna take time and getting my anxiety in line. And, a little whining here on TT occasionally Also, I think i'm going to buy some melatonin to help sleep. The klonopin had made me sleep like a baby but now that I'm off of it the quality of my sleep is not as good.