The Up and Down of My Habituation

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Mike L, May 24, 2016.

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    1. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Hey everyone,

      I stayed away for a while and I quit my video journal I was doing and fell into a deep dark place. I have PTSD from being over seas during OIF and I occasionally go through flash backs and vivid dreams of things I couldn't unsee. Any way I my T took over my life to the point where I would plug my ears all day to see if I could still hear it. I had cold sweats and shakes all over. All this in about 5 months.

      I finally had something in me break and I took my T and threw it in the trash where it belongs. I wasn't going to live like this and put my son and wife through it. My T since pushing myself and telling myself to stop this nonsense has gone down about 80%. I feel I have habituated pretty damn well so far. I still have a ways to go but if I can do it I'm telling you that you can too damn it. Don't let this beat you.
       
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    2. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic
      Rock on, @Mike L and thank you for serving!! You are on your way!!
       
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    3. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure

      Thanks!
       
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    4. Dominic1955
      Depressed

      Dominic1955 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Waverly, Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic hearing loss
      Mike did you have hearing loss?
       
    5. barbb

      barbb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
    6. Leodavinci
      Wishful

      Leodavinci Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kansas
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Dominic I also got SSNHL 10 months ago. Mine is idiopathic - no identifiable cause yet. For the most part the T was much more of an issue the hearing loss. But, I believe our tinnitus is the same type and intensity (varies from person to person) as anyone else who gets tinnitus from loud noise exposure. Ask me if you have any more questions.
       
    7. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Yes
       
    8. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      No measurable hearing loss . all my hearing test are perfect and my bone conduction test were good too.
       
    9. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Have you been checked for autoimmune disease?

      Most people I have met that have what you had were found to have autoimmune problems and it attacked their cochlea. Most have hearing aids and their T isn't a problem anymore with the use of hearing aids.



       
    10. Dominic1955
      Depressed

      Dominic1955 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Waverly, Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic hearing loss
      Yes I took prednisone for 2 weeks, no one knows why people get SSHL, could be viral, vascular, autoimmune. I did get an hearing aid too early to see if it helps
       

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