I have no memory of not having tinnitus. I know I wasn't born with it but I really don't remember what complete silence is like. When I was about 9 or 10 I remember hearing a really fast ticking clock in my head. I don't recall a particular event that precipitated it. I thought it was strange but it didn't really bother me. It has been with me ever since, I am 51. I've looked up tinnitus online from time to time but since mine hasn't really been a problem I never really investigated it further than that. I am on wellbutrin and have been for over a year now, I recently upped my dosage from a low 150mg to 300mg. Is there a correlation? Before I always knew my tinnitus was there and if I focused on it it would get louder but when I decided to focus on other things it would go back as if it was in a room in my head with the door shut. Since yesterday its like the door was opened. I had a hard time falling asleep last night so I used an app on my phone that allowed me to layer sounds. I have had mild depression my whole adult life but only turned to medication within the last few years. For the last ten years I have been dealing with my adult son's drug addiction and I believe the cumulative effects of that plus losing my dad is what pushed me into a more moderate depression. I first was prescribed celexa, it worked so after about 8 months I decided I didn't need it so I went off ... I ended up in a worse depression and long story short I'm on Wellbutrin. Well that's me in a nutshell. Does my depression and meds have anything to do with my tinnitus ramping up?