Stop the Noise!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Adelphi989, Dec 26, 2015.

    1. Adelphi989

      Adelphi989 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      It's only been about a week maybe 10 days but I want it to stop! soon as or at least understand what or why it's happening, to be brief on the events beforehand severe anxiety on returning from a holiday, several stressful events whilst away then awful turbulent flights which have me on the verge of tears, no amount of wine would help, BP high next day (I am on a med for this) coupled with a nagging dull headache I have had for over a week took me to see GP, she took BP said I had bradycardia which did not tie in with high BP /stress and sent me to A&E hence more stress, full check up revealed nothing, it was suggested I had an MRI since my brother had a brain haemorrhage at age 42. I agreed appointment the nest week, scary lying there in machine listening to all those noises. Saw GP within five days, she increases my BP med. I then start to worry about scan. Then the noise in my ear comes high pitched whine that does not abate, I am still not sure wether it it just in one ear or two! I see another GP just a few days ago,he has scan result and it's fine, he thinks maybe the tinnitus is from the increased BP med, so reduces it back. I'm not convinced it is that.. Any thoughts anyone at this point and Urggghh feel for everyone with any form of this
    2. Phil-O

      Phil-O Member

      Lancashire UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      Hi @Adelphi989
      I am fairly new to T, so can't advise you too much, but know exactly how you feel. There are many wise experienced people on here who definitely will be a help. In the meantime check out the success stories, they certainly helped me, also
      Regards Phil
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    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to TT @Adelphi989. Sorry about your suffering with T and other ailments. There are many causes of tinnitus. It is often associated with stress, anxiety, grief, ototox medicines and their side effects, hearing loss, acoustic trauma etc. So it is possible that the anxiety and stress plus the barometric pressure changes during the flight or the BP pills could have caused that. One senior member on TT @Karen has written about BP pills causing or increasing her T level. It is highly personal on drug reaction.

      If your doctors can't find a medical cause for your T, the best approach is to keep calm and positive that given time and following some good advice from members, you will get better. There are many great threads on TT which can help a new T sufferer. Here is an excellent thread started by a member on what to do when you are new with tinnitus and stressed out. I added some comments to the OP’s thread, but you can scroll up to post #1 to read up on the excellent suggestions by the original poster.

      TT also has this standard thread which besides giving you some excellent masking sounds with an audio player, it also contains tips and step by step instructions for newer sufferers. Here is the link for it: (the icons on the left side give you instructions step by step)

      So, relax. There are many things one can do to get better. Instead of wasting energy on worry and panicking, perhaps follow some of these steps and suggestions to see if they can help you feel better.

      When T is new and high pitched, the best is to try to mask it so you won't be too panicky. Here are some masking suggestions:

      TT audio player:

      more free masking by aire freshener:

      Make your own rain sounds with this soothing rain generator:

      You can also read up many success stories to give you hope. Don't panic and despair. You will get better. Good life can be back. Believe it and be positive about the future. Take good care and God bless.
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