Tinnitus Second Time in My Life, Now For 2.5 Weeks And It Is Still There

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    1. Vilsa

      Vilsa Member

      Location:
      Slovakia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress + loud music
      Hi guys, sorry for my english, I will try to do my best.

      Im a medical student, I have a lot of pressure and stress during my studies. I know that it is also my fault, how I deal with stress, so I dont complain about the school.

      In November 2011 I attended loud concert and had tinnitus for whole week. I went to ear specialist and I didnt have any other problems. And it went away so I stopted thinking about it.

      I dont like loud music - concerts, pubs etc, I was mostly at home with friends or in quite enviroment.
      But on 28/2/2015 I attended one party at pub (disco) and the music was really loud. We couldnt hear eachother even when we were next to eachother... I drank alcohol, so I wasnt so aware of this danger. I went home, wanted to sleep, but my ears were ringing....

      On the other day my ears were still ringing and I started to feel sick. I had flu or somekind of virus and I was out of energy and I had to rest for 10 days. During these days my tinnitus was so loud, that I had suicidal feelings, depresion, anxiety....you name it, you know what Im talking about.... I coudnt sleep, I was sick, I needed to rest, but I couldnt. On the 5. day I went to ear specialist and the same result - I hear super cool, but my tinnitus was there. They gave me vasodilatans, Ginko, Magnezium, Zink, Vitamin C, B6, B12, .... After 7-8. days it was a little bit better, from 8000HZ whistle to buzzing, and lower whistling....after few more days my left ear began to have no sound in it. On the other hand, my right ear was pretty loud and I couldnt sleep also.
      Few days ago it started to go down, volume and whistling, only buzzing remains. I had relatively normal sleep for 3-4 nights now, I feel better. But I started to observe me more, to chceck if it is still there, even if I didnt hear it during the day, I ran to bathroom or toliet to check it. I shouldnt do that because I feel that now I hear again some whistle :(

      Everything is in my mind I think, my tinnitus is from stress I guess. I had a lot examinations, and all were OK. How can I think positive and not constantly check my tinnitus? I believe it can go away or be nice low if I will think positive. But my personality is difficult in this, I am often afraid from anything. So I fight also with my self now.

      When I started to think better, it was better. So I need some kick again, to be again really positive!!

      thnx

      p.s. This forum helped me a lot. I was desperate of not sleeping for 2 weeks.......
       
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    2. Vilsa

      Vilsa Member

      Location:
      Slovakia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress + loud music
      can u please tell me, which ear plugs are the best?? thnx
       
    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Why is it that you are always checking on T? Because T is such an alien sensation, and the body considers this new sensation a threat, it tries to monitor this 'threat' all the time. The best thing is to try to educate or reprogram your brain that T, even present, is not a threat. It is just a sound, be it an annoying sound at times. What I did was to challenge my fear of this sound. I decided to check out youtube for people working with loud, loud jobs. Also in my travel to Asia, I found out many workers don't even have ear protection while working on loud jobs. The noise level at the busy roads in those Asian metropolis is just so loud too and yet shop keepers are standing at the door of their shops all day (trying to lure customers into their stores), exposed to the traffic noise for long hours day to day without the kind of stress I felt for my T ringing. Is it the noise or is it my reaction?

      Though this is not a perfect analogy to T, it was close enough for me. Why should I be so afraid of my T sound when these people seems not concerned with horrific road noise, especially the loud noise of jack hammers and power drills? These folks are glad to have their jobs to feed the family, exposing to unbearable noise for WAGES, and so I thought perhaps I should learn to accept my T just so I can have my LIFE back. At least I don't have to work 1000+ ft underground in mines risking mine collapse or poisonous gas. This thinking has helped me to accept my T much easier and gradually my brain does not consider T ringing that much of a threat as it appeared initially, and so it slowly stops its monitoring of T.

      Watch these guys with real life volume to see if you can challenge the idea that your T ringing is as unbearable as what these workers have to deal with day to day for WAGES, and see if you can learn to accept your T so you have your LIFE back. Not a perfect analogy but a good trade off of wages vs life.

      Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී...


      Mine Development Crew - Underground Drilling


      For ear plugs, there are many stores to choose from. I had severe hyperacusis soon after T. Thinking I would need plugs for a long time, I bought $200 worth of them online from a source in Germany. I think it is called Sonic Shop. they have plugs to listen to music in concert, plugs for flying, for total blockage of outside sounds etc. But there are other stores on line too. Here is the link to the English version of the site for Sonic Shop and you can read over each type of plugs to see which types you need.

      http://www.earplugs.de/Cont/Plugs/Categories/HiFiPlugs.htm
       
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    4. Beessie
      Relaxed

      Beessie Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      21-01-2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? + badluck? Clubbing? IDK!
      Nice post Billie, I have the same personality as Vilsa. People like me have to put everything in perspective more often to explore that it is just a little annoying sound, although it is so hard.
       
    5. Vilsa

      Vilsa Member

      Location:
      Slovakia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress + loud music
      Oh guys, I dont know whats wrong, but after few nice low volume days with only buzzing in my right ear, I have now only one high tone in my head again :( :( Im desperate what went wrong.... I have two teories..... loud sounds of the streets, or worse - I took ciprofloxacin in my right ear because of infection in my ear but nothing severe..... Im now very very scared this would be pernament. I also couldnt sleep again these nights. Help :(
       
    6. Vilsa

      Vilsa Member

      Location:
      Slovakia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress + loud music
      Yes and I have also a lot of massages of my neck and back from my bf and also in hospital where I go I excercise to make my back stronger. Last week it was ok and this week it is hell. (Dont know if my head have more blood now and thats why)
       
    7. Vilsa

      Vilsa Member

      Location:
      Slovakia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress + loud music
    8. Beessie
      Relaxed

      Beessie Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      21-01-2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? + badluck? Clubbing? IDK!
      I have them, they are allright but gonna order custom made.
      No one will notice them but I dont have the feeling they are blocking that much noise.

      Never used them at a loud club only at noisy environments
       
    9. Vilsa

      Vilsa Member

      Location:
      Slovakia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress + loud music
      Yesterday, it was my 2nd month of T anniversary. And it does get better. It started to get better maybe 2-3 weeks ago. I have started to ignore it and I continued to study my school again, I made my exams and continued to live my life. Things have been better since I have begun to sleep better. I use melatonin but less and less and somethimes nothing. I have crickets sounds to sleep better. I also started to apply my steroid nasal spray few days ago and my T is lower I think! During the day I dont hear it almost at all, but from time to time I have temporary spikes (dehydratation is the cause I think). I hear it during the night a lot but I try to go asleep tired and chilled and I really avoid stress. I also get busy a lot and I smile a lot. Also my attitude towards my life and problems has changed (and is still changing) and I want to become a better person. T forses me to do a lot of changes which I knew I need to do in life, but I always wanted to wait and wait... but now I have to and....Im glad in specific way :)
       
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