Stress & Tinnitus Connection

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ozzy, Jul 6, 2014.

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    1. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      I was doing fine, but due to some vicious, relentless and evil colleagues in the office, I got very stressed again last month. They really pisssed me off. And by that period my tinnitus increased once more.
      This is another spike!

      Do you think it is a coincidence, or does stress really cause tinnitus?
      If it is the case, do you have any idea, which mechanism increases it?
      I hope some more cells in the cochlea have not died !
       
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    2. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      Ozzy your tinnitus will settle back down, I have been going thru the same thing for months with
      Stress from work,home,business and tinnitus roaring away and very little sleep. This cycle has
      Exhausted me and waking up to the tinnitus blasting and another day of high stress has worn
      Me out.
       
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    3. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Thanks Denny for the response. I really hope it settles back down again.
      And I hope that your stressful days pass soon and your tinnitus diminishes.
       
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    4. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      Ozzy me and you have tinnitus around the same length of time. We have seen lot
      Of members come post their success and go. I hope we get there soon.
       
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    5. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      @Ozzy if its from stress it sure might calm down. And you are not alone on the stupid colleagues and stressful job thing...
       
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    6. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      I hope so Denny. I was doing fine f0r months, but this new spike is really annoying.

      And yes buddy, our tinnitus started about the same time !!
      I hope we will get over it soon.
       
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    7. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Yeah Stina.... Same problems in every part of the world.
      We are lucky to have this forum where we share our problems..
      Thank you very much...
       
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    8. Martin69
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      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Ozzy, I wish you strength going through this.
      I cannt tell you what a spike is. Mine was constant right from the start.
      A high-pitched dog whistle.
      Mine was caused by stress. Stress is reduced, but T remained.
      But I don't think that stress can damage hair cells.
      So you will be fine and it will go down again.
       
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    9. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Thank you Martin... I'm not depressive due to the tinnitus,
      but this increase in the volume is really disturbing me.

      I think my previous tinnitus was due to the stess.. But this increase, too??
      When I have any stress again, I hope my T. does not increases more and more!

      By the way, thank you very much for your encouraging words...
       
    10. Jay M
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      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      I had a short 6 week T experience in 2012. Dismissed it and moved on with life. 2014 has been stressful! I woke up 4/4/14 with loud T in both ears due to stress, allergies, poor sleep and an exhausted immune system. No other reason.
       
    11. Denny

      Denny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2013
      It is impossible to avoid stress in the modern world, we have to condition ourselves
      To block it out. Tinnitus may seem worst because stress has weaknened your defenses.
       
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    12. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Yeah. Same here Jay,
      I hope we can get over it soon, whatever the reason is...
       
    13. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Hey Ozzy, sorry to hear your not doing so hot, but don't forget everything you've learned over the years with T. When we get stressed and emotional our brains are get inhibited and we cant think straight. We literally make decisions based on emotion and don't know the difference. Of coure you know stress makes you concentrate on T more. I can literally start thinking about my T and the volume will rise and rise to unbearable levels. Give it some time, work on eliminating the stress, hopefully that doe the trick. By the way, I have family Istanbul just that was your location beautiful city. @Ozzy
       
    14. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Thank you very much for your encouraging words. I found your post really helpful.

      By the way, where do you live now? Still in Istanbul?
       
    15. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Well no i never lived in istanbul my dad did many years ago, He move to the US when he was very young, but i have uncles and cousins, I went five years ago, and fell in love.
       
    16. cullenbohannon
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      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      @Ozzy
       
    17. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Great! I hope you can come again oneday!!
       
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