Tinnitus Spike After It Seemed to Be Getting Better

Discussion in 'Support' started by PrizeFighter23, Aug 30, 2016.

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    1. PrizeFighter23

      PrizeFighter23 Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, GA
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Hi again everyone. I'm a few days past the 1 month mark of what I assume is noise-induced T and H.

      This morning, I woke up and realized that my T had decreased substantially. I could still hear it in a quiet room, but being outside just walking my dog almost completely masked it.

      It stayed this low for about 4 hours, until about 15 minutes ago where seemingly for no reason, it just instantly switched to a screaming high pitched ring again.

      Is this something that can happen while still slowly healing? I popped an earplug in just in case the noise of my office was bothering it, though it's not particularly noisy in here.

      Sorry for all the questions, just wondering what the deal is with this. Is recovery usually linear, or are spikes like this common?
       
    2. Fangen
      Playful

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      Hey!

      Since you are new to T, the first half year or so your T will change both up and down and in all sorts of weird ways. This is something that have happened to all of us. Your T will find it's baseline soon but don't be scared if it behaves weirdly or "out of the normal" from time to time. We all have bad and good days, some days it is SO loud and other days you might not even think about it too much. Not sure if I can answer if it is healing or not, I hope so!
      Wish you the best!
       
    3. PrizeFighter23

      PrizeFighter23 Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, GA
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Thank you! Good to hear from you again :) Hope everything is going well for you after the loud sneeze incident!
       
    4. Tim Hogan
      Disappointed

      Tim Hogan Member

      Location:
      UK, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold/Flu (Minor) >>> Botched Acoustic Reflex Test (Severe)
      Apparently there are chemicals in the brain that we produce less when are are asleep, the chemical causes more brain activity thus more T, so waking up its at a reduced level, then as the body begins to wake up the chemical is produced again.
       
    5. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Tinnitus always spikes. I have had it for over 4 years and it still spikes. It is nothing to worry about and normal with tinnitus. It does not make it worse only temporarily. Many long timers can attest to this
       
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    6. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      What are those chemicals? Can we get rid of them?
       
    7. PrizeFighter23

      PrizeFighter23 Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, GA
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      @erik Good to know, thank you. It's a little disappointing, since it was a lot quieter this morning, I was hoping it might have been going away.
       
    8. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      @PrizeFighter23 btw there is a well known centre in Atlanta, run by Dr Nagler, he used to post here. Haven't been as live in UK, maybe someone on here has...?
       
    9. Fangen
      Playful

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      It depends from person to person. I think mine can be louder during morning than during the day, but I have some issues with my jaw/neck so it might be that I have slept weirdly during the night. But the first min after waking up, T is quieter so the chemical things sounds logical to me. I think that if you notice an overall decrease in the loudness, that is a good sign. However, it is impossible to know exactly what sign to look out for. My boyfriend that had T once before getting in permanently said that his T decreased over months until it faded away completely. Being the (music loving) idiot he was exposed again to loud music where he got T permanently and have had it for the last few years :)
       

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