I was diagnosed with severe (can't leave my house panicking derealization severe) anxiety last year. After which I attended a very loud concert (Trying to make myself ok), and now have tinnitus. I read somewhere on this forum that those who suffer from stress or anxiety could possibly be more prone to catching a bad case of tinnitus after loud noise exposure. It was a study or something, and I had even had that thought before I read the post... How could none of the people I went with, who were closer to the stage have any issues at all, but the one already suffering from debilitating anxiety gets tinnitus?! Could someone who has read or knows more about this study explain how they thought stress could trigger a weaker defense against noise? Either way, they feed off each other like parasites, draining my body more every day. How can I get over anxiety with this constant noise, and how can I get over this constant noise with my mind being out of control? I'm literally so upset some times I just want to smash my head into a wall. I've habituated for the most part, able to sleep with it and ignore it throughout the day.... But I can't get over it, and like I said it's slowly eating me alive. Is it possible to conquer anxiety while you have tinnitus? I've accepted that my tinnitus will not go away, as it's been a year come November. Anxiety came out of NOWHERE for no reason and literally is so bad that I feel flu-ish every day... Any tips? I can't do medication, but am open to any valuable suggestions. I know this isn't an anxiety forum... but there are some smart people here that have been through hard times. Thanks.