The Chaos of Silence — 3 Months Update (Positive)

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Luminox, Oct 8, 2018.

    1. Luminox

      Luminox Member

      Brownsville, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      It has been 3 long and difficult months since my tinnitus onset. And I can only corroborate 2 things about this condition.

      First, tinnitus gets better with time.

      The body and mind heal. I have recovered my normal appetite along with 5 pounds of weight. Anxiety is no longer giving me heart palpitations or panic attacks. I am now able to sleep well without any white noise masking or prescription drugs. Tolerance to stress is better, my nervous system allows me to function properly when attending hectic meetings at work or social events. The ringing is alive but steady. The hyperacusis is the one annoying me with sound sensitivity, mild headaches and sore throat. It is getting better but I am not fully recovered yet.

      Second, we get better at tinnitus with time.

      Yes, the ringing is still really present. Nevertheless, my perception of its intrusiveness is less than 3 months ago. This means I can go about my normal day without being bothered by the sound. I have learned to expect temporary tinnitus "spikes" when I am hungry, tired, stressed out or during exercise. I do my best to stay calm knowing these spikes eventually go away. I try to be aware of my surroundings and avoid toxic sound environments for my ears.

      Living these 3 months with tinnitus has been quite difficult. This condition has demanded me acceptance, flexibility, tolerance, adaptation and mostly patience. But I am grateful for where I am now.

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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Just make sure that you don't get a new acoustic trauma. I was three months in, and feeling the same way you are feeling right now, when I had a new trauma (a loud phone, of all things) that got me back to my original sound.
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    3. threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
    4. jeremy06

      jeremy06 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma habituation worsening 5/04/2016
      Nice !!!
      I will just warm you as bill did !
      Take care of sound soon you will forget were you coming back from
      please keep protecting your ears !

      Hope it continues to improve for you !!
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    5. Rafaa

      Rafaa Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows? I have Patulous ET and ETD + Other things
      how is hyperacusis linked to sore throat?
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