Tinnitus Got Worse...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bart, Jan 9, 2016.

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    1. Bart
      Balanced

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Recently my tinnitus felt obliged to get louder and more bothersome...

      There could be several reasons for the worsening, I have been struggling with a health issue (not tinnitus related) wich gave me some pain and general discomfort, stupidly enough I convinced myself that I had some terrible life threatening disease and that gave me stress and anxiety for a few weeks, needless to say I felt pretty beat up over it as I did not look forward to another chronic issue on top of my tinnitus.

      Another reason could be the fact that I had to take a 2 week course of Doxycycline followed by Itraconazole to get rid of the yeast infection cause by the antibiotics.

      Maybe it was a combination of all these factors, or maybe not, all that matters is that my tinnitus is worse now for a week and does not want to back off, I sleep bad and I hear this crap above almost everything now. Feels like I am back to square one.

      It took my a frigging year to get habituated to my initial tinnitus, I had bad days but usually managed just fine and slept well, now over the course of a few weeks all my progress just was for nothing...this condition sucks...

      Needless to say I feel pretty bad and guilty.

      I apologise for all the negativity but I just had to rant and vent my frustration.
       
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    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Bart,
      Hope your other problem is ok.
      Sorry to hear your tinnitus is really bad at the moment and this is the time to put everything in place you have learned about tinnitus in to place like sound therapy etc.

      Our emotions play a big part in coping with tinnitus and hope the stress and anxiety about your other problem has settled.

      rant away anytime as we are all here for each other..lots of love glynis
       
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    3. Andersson
      Worried

      Andersson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
      Going through the exact same thing, spiked for unknown reason, now I am back into a deep depression and high anxiety 24/7.
      Took me a year to learn to live with it when I got it as well, and I lived 3 years without any problems with T, until November when it increased.

      Now I hear it over everything except shower (but I also did this when I got T, even the shower back then)
      So I think my depression and anxiety really puts it in front center.

      It also feels like I am back to square one, and I HATE it, I started to work on my depression first hand now and am going to a Tinnitus therapist again on the 19th January (the whole holiday sucked with increased waiting times and since I could not enjoy the holidays really it was crap)

      I struggle every day, not gonna lie. But I guess the depression takes charge of that and my super perception of T and other sounds right now (even speech hurts some times, more then music weirdly enough) makes it way worse.

      It sucks I agree, sadly there is nothing we can do but to fight, either that or give up (which sometimes feels like the thing to do for me now) but I lived 3 years without any issues with my T (from a T that I heard over everything in the world) so I want my life back and do the things I have planned late 2016 to go to Japan 1 year to study.

      I talked to ENT, doctor and while they could not explain why it increased etc now they all think the same thing. I had a flu in October that was long drawn, after that a shot back when I woke up, and I think my depression started to crawl back slowly over the last months. The flu + back problems might been the final nail and my body said enough, and the depression kicked in and T got focus 100% and increased in perception (or loudness, It's really hard to tell which, I know its way louder now then the last 3 years. But I don't know how much or how much my brain makes it louder).
       
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    4. Dan H

      Dan H Member

      Location:
      Liverpool UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      I seem to have got worse myself, and it's only been a month or so since I first got this. I started with a high pitched buzzing noise which I can hear over most things when I focus on it, and just yesterday I seemed to develop a low pitched humming noise as well, which I can only seem to hear in certain situations. For example if there is some sudden background noise like a car going by, it will make itself heard over that. And I can also hear it loud and clear in some quieter rooms, such as the kitchen in work yesterday and also my own kitchen. It now seems that I can hear either or both sounds all the time. I was worried enough about the first noise but felt I would probably get used to it at some point, but this new noise has got me worrying even more and it seems like it would be difficult to get used to two very different noises.

      The one thing I am hoping is that this is all related to a throat infection and will clear up, as I had bad tonsillitis when this started and I have over the last few days developed bad tonsillitis again, so it seems to be strange that they developed at the same time. But for some reason I don't think it is going to go anywhere once my throat is better :( I asked doctors if it could be related and they thought it could be, but I'm not convinced.
       
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    5. Jawnae
      Alienated

      Jawnae Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008 / worsened over the last 2 years
      My tinnitus has got worse a few times so I know how it feels. For sleeping try playing some pink noise in the background, I find it helps.
       
    6. Bart
      Balanced

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Ok after the negative ranting time for some positivity,

      My tinnitus seems to have settled close to base level again, phew that was a rough ride...scary stuff !
       
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    7. Mojo

      Mojo Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Good news!
       
    8. Andersson
      Worried

      Andersson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
      Happy for you that it settled down, great news!
      Wish my increase settled down as well :(
       
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    9. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Great news @Bart,
      Always nice to hear lovely news that makes me smile too.....lots of love glynis
       
    10. daniel1111
      Shitfaced

      daniel1111 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, repeated exposure with loud headphones.
      Great news @Bart !

      Remember this for next time (if) you get a spike :)
       

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