The Positivity Thread

Discussion in 'Support' started by demi, Jan 16, 2014.

    1. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Your dad sounds wonderful and funny, David. I hope he continues to do well.

      My back is better today, so that's a positive way to begin the morning.
       
    2. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway~
       
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    3. Anselmo

      Anselmo Member Benefactor

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      1/14
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin
      @demi: I’ve been on this sight for 10 days, and I was negative & trolling people, like it appears so many do, especially on the chat line. Yesterday, I was on a suicide forum, and the heartache and dispair people felt was palpable. I don’t want to add to their misery, so I will cease and desist with that kind of counter productive talk. Only positivity from now on. Negative emotions are a trigger for tinnitus. It took me 9 days to come to my conclusions, 9 days is too long in my opinion. I left a cool story on the chat line today. Check it out. Thanks again.
       
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    4. Anselmo

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      Cool link
       
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    5. TinA#7oct
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      TinA#7oct Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      To all Mothers , Happy Mothers Day

      Close your little eyes my darling child
      Nestled in my arms to sleep
      I'll sing a lullaby from ages past
      A song my Mother sang to me

      And when I hold you near
      My eyes begin to tear
      I think of long ago
      When my mother held me so
      TinA#7oct
       
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    6. David Dubros

      David Dubros Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Age
      My T has been quiet for 2 days.
      I use clonazepam on a regular basis for my high anxiety but the best is it has a quieting effect on my T.
      My consumption is a low daily dose and i really am losing my fear of using benzodiazepines such as clonazepam because i have only had success with it.
      Im sure there are lots of terrible stories out there but mine is not one of them.
      I am under the watchful eye of my GP with this drug and he is very glad they are working for me.
       
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    7. Holly1987

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    8. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      Such lovely words, TinA. ❤️ Thank-you for sharing this heartfelt poem.:huganimation:
       
    9. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      A very positive post, David. I am so happy to hear that you have had two quiet days, here's hoping that this continues. ❤️
       
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    10. Alex Murray

      Alex Murray Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Hi Everyone,

      This is my first post and I just wanted to wanted to share my story and how much I FULLY support positivity when it come to tinnitus.

      I'm 28 and I first noticed my tinnitus after plane journey when I was 14. I have what feels like 25 ( I have no clue ) different high pitched ringing noises in my ears all the time. It's hard to explain the sound. I also have slight hearing loss and a constant pressure in both ears which feels like I'm sitting on a plane at all times. ALL in ALL, my ears aren't great and I'm 100000% sure I will never not hear my tinnitus. I took it completely in my stride until 3 years ago when I "tuned" in to the Tinnitus. I heard it all day every day, I couldn't sleep and my anxiety was through the roof. I literally could not think about anything else. When I was having a conversation with someone their voice was in the background and I couldn't hear anything but my T...BUT...I got over it.

      A great doctor told me that the sound and the feeling part of the brain are right next door to each other, and when you feel scared/anxious/angry/anything your sound senses kick in. Which makes total sense to why you get anxious when you hear the tinnitus and vice versa. She also told me that it's all flight or fight and your brain goes into survival mode when it hears something weird..again makes total sense. As soon as I relaxed and understood the tinnitus faded into the background, I was able to get on with my life without hearing it 24/7. It doesn't go away...but it becomes normal. I'm writing this and the noise I hear is "screaming" in both ears..but I'm not scared because I know I'll tune it out soon.
      For me, focusing on how to relieve the noise or attempt to cure it made me worse because I then got stressed it didn't work. Instead I've learned what makes it 'louder'...Air Pressure Changes, feeling ill, drinking alcohol, listening to loud music, earphones, stress, going on planes....but I don't live my life avoiding them and instead focus on what makes me happy.

      Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to let whoever reads this to know that you WILL tune it out, and you will 10000000000% be able to live normally and happily again. Positivity, relaxation and doing things you enjoy really are the "cure".
       
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    11. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      hearing loss
      @Alex Murray

      Please don't be sorry for this post, Alex Murray, it has made me feel 100 per cent better and more relaxed than I have felt all day.

      Thank-you :huganimation:
       
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    12. David Dubros

      David Dubros Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Age
      Hi all.
      I know as i write this there is someone out there suffering badly with their tinnitus.
      I too can only say it has improved for me and can for others as well.
      I had a terrible winter without work or socializing and felt trapped in my own home.
      I waited a whole year to get into group therapy and today had my third session. It ia much better than i expected.
      My GP put me on clonazepam for anxiety as an intervention precaution and it worked.
      As some of you know it also quiets my T. Which is where its at right now.
      I dont write these words as a slap in the face but rather to possibly give someone suffering some hope in that sooner or later the darkness does go and the cloud lifts.
      Today was the first day in six months i have had my confidence back.
      I have also started a part time job to supplement my disability benefits.
      But more important than the money is the satisfaction of accomplishment.
      I know as my years are passing by i am still stressed and worried as most of us are but i really believe in my heart that good things can always happen at any time in your life.
      Never give up hope and look to the future because there is light at the end of this dark place.
      Peace to you if you are suffering.
       
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    13. fishbone
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      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Great news! keep being positive and keep moving forward in your life.
       
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    14. David Dubros

      David Dubros Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Age
      Thanks so much Fishbone.:)
       
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    15. fishbone
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      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I think today has been unreal for me(in a great way). I ran 2 miles in the morning, took care of work for a few hours. Went to martial arts and possibly pulled an abdominal muscle, my shoulders feel sore. My tinnitus is louder than ever, but I am so so grateful for today. I am very happy tonight, it was the perfect day for me.

      Yesterday a bit of depression had set in. I had horrible gastritis pain, for 2-3 hours with a menacing headache + louder tinnitus. Each day can be a new day and a new beginning, always have hope and appreciation :)
       
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    16. Okalready

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      Alabama
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      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Optimists are much more fun to be around. Our ears may not hear the silence we long for, but we can still find beauty in life if we look for it. In our lives we will face many challenges, and we will smile and laugh again....and be happy. I choose joy. Right now I'm listening to a lovely piano/cello duet, very softly. So incredible. I'm thankful for the musicians, and to be able to hear it. What a treat.
       
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    17. emmalee
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      I love this post, Okalready. ❤️ I choose joy, too.
       
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    18. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      hearing loss
      Peace to you, David. :huganimation:
       
    19. emmalee
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      You are the absolute best, fishbone. I wish you another perfect day.:huganimation:
       
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    20. TinA#7oct
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      2008
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      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Emmalee, it was raining last night, so I wrote this for you.

      Rain pitter-patters off my window sill
      A pleasant distraction to hear it's song
      It helps sometimes to calm my troubled mind
      Singing in the bliss of night, till it's gone

      Emmalee, You are the Angel of smiles, thank you TinA#7oct
       
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    21. TinA#7oct
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      TinA#7oct Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Fishbone

      In martial arts we learn to breath, " in with the good and out will the bad." Thank you for reminding me.
      I hope your injuries heal quickly, for you are an asset to this forum. Thank you again! TinA#7oct
       
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    22. TinA#7oct
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      TinA#7oct Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Okalready, Thankyou for your positive post. Music is my sword against tinnitus too. Again, ThankYou ! TinA#7oct
       
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    23. TinA#7oct
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      TinA#7oct Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Fishbone

      In martial arts we learn to breath, " in with the good and out will the bad." Thank you for reminding me.
      I hope your injuries heal quickly, for you are an asset to this forum. Thank you again! TinA#7oct
       
    24. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      hearing loss
      I am completely and utterly flattered, TinA. :huganimation:
       
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    25. TinA#7oct
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      TinA#7oct Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Emmalee, I am humbled, thank you for all you do.
      Here is something I wrote today
      Masking
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      To fight the beast, for precious sleep
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      For precious sleep, you mask the beast

      Do what you do, what you got to do
      To mask its roar, you make it squeak
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      To make it squeak, defeats the beast
      TinA#7oct
       
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    26. emmalee
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      emmalee Member Benefactor

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      @TinA#7oct

      You have an undeniable talent, TinA. Don't ever stop writing, I believe it can be very therapeutic if one is able to write down their feelings. It surely can be therapeutic for those who read your words.
       
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    27. TinA#7oct
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      TinA#7oct Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Handpiece's (air driven turbine drills) repair of
      Thank you again Emmalee, I added on to “Masking,” because it needs to end on “A positive note”
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      To keep a smile, that lasts awhile
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      Laughing awhile to help you smile
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      To drown the sound, with other noise
      Do what you do, what you got to do
      To mask the noise, with sounds of joy!

      Emmalee, these are the words from all those who post here. Like yourself, they help to mask T with joy and hope.
      TinA#7oct
       
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    28. fishbone
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      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I am always injured (living with fibro/arthritis can be HELL)and my ears are always poor/horrible and LOUD. I train anyways and thank the man above, that he gave me such a fighting spirit :)

      There is no way tinnitus will stop me, from doing what I love in my life....NEVER!
       
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    29. John_415

      John_415 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      20-12-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Just finished a very uplifting book called Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.
      It was recommended to me while I was doing a MBSR course.
      The book is about finding something you really enjoy and what happens if you are in a Flow state in which all other things dissapear and you fully enjoy yourself. Tought I would post it up here for the bookreaders among us.
       
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    30. Tom71

      Tom71 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly allergies
      Had a nice walk this evening, with the traffic and background noise I was able to ignore Jerry (what I've taken to calling my T) though his humming and whistling were present they didn't detract from the beauty
      My sense of smell seemed to be enhanced, wonder if it was the rain or the improvement in my allergies but I could smell all of the flowers and buds that were blooming
       
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