The only thing that I really really really didn't want to have was... Tinnitus My name sebastian, 18 year old student from Holland One evening I was chatting on the phone with an ex-girlfriend I noticed a very loud noise in my ear, I've always had a very duff sound in my ear but this was something else, like a train breaking it was roaring and beeping. I was struggling and frustrated trying to get to sleep. The next day I woke up noticing pressure on my ear and of course the constant screams of what was my tinnitus. I've kept it quite for 2 days before telling my mom. "it's just a cold, we all have this" was her response, not believing a word I instantly googled everything to know. Turns out I had a middle ear infectio, should be gone in about noweeks, no worries. A week passes by and I had noticed serious improvements in my T. For 2 days. After that it was back to the same shit. Now about a month later my T fluctuates from 3-8 and I just try to live with it The reason why I didn't sign up on the forum earlier is because I just did not want to give in to it. Although all this happend I'm still very positive about the future, this does no mean I don't have my moments of despair and loneliness where I wish it would just be gone, it means I look forward to what all the great things life can offer me. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, so I guess, Tinnitus is just making us a stronger, all day... Every day..