Tinnitus Worse Than Ever!

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    1. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Hi everyone I've joined this forum today as I'm really ill and my Tinnitus is worse than ever.I only get the ringing/buzzing in my left ear and have had this since 2012 and have started to be able to live with this but last night it was that horrendous i had to sleep with my tv on!! Is it always going to be this bad now or is it just because I'm ill??? It would be nice to be able to finally speak to others that are suffering as none of my family or friends have Tinnitus.:(:(:(
       
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    2. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hi Amy,
      I would say if you are ill then there's a good chance that is the reason for the spike in intensity, allot of T sufferers get a spike while ill with a cold or whatever.

      I would say that this is just temporary while you are ill.
       
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    3. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Hi thanks for replying i really hope so as its really bad at the moment i can even hear it over the tv which it has never done before.How long have you had Tinnitus for if you don't mind me asking and how does it effect you?
       
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    4. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      I guess it's a bit the same for me, it's loud when i'm sick
       
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    5. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      Same here. It's very common for tinnitus to be temporarily worse in people who are ill. Happens to me every time I get a cold for sure.

      -Mike
       
    6. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      How long have you all had Tinnitus for? Does it get worse as the years go on??
       
    7. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      It's my understanding that most people get worse tinnitus when they are ill. Especially during a cold. My tinnitus is always louder than the tv.
       
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    8. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Hi, welcome @Amy Page. I will echo what others here have said: tinnitus often is worse when you are sick. You might want to try running a fan in your room at night, or use some other kind of white noise to get you through the night until things clear up. They have great noise apps available for a small fee for smart phones, or there is a masking track download here at TT for free. You also might use a natural sleep supplement, like Sleepy Time tea or melatonin.

      As for what happens in the long run: Depends on the person. Some people's tinnitus gets worse, or they lose hearing. But many people have no change. Many people, in fact, get better -- they learn to ignore their tinnitus so that they not longer even notice it. So don't worry that what you are experiencing now will be forever, and concentrate on getting better.
       
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    9. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      I hope it is just because I'm ill as I've really started to learn to live with it this last year or so I'd be gutted if it stays this bad! :cry:
       
    10. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Thank you :)
       
    11. Lever151
      Busy

      Lever151 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral ear infection
      saying prayers for you, everyone actually...
       
    12. Gabrielle
      No Mood

      Gabrielle Member

      Location:
      Netherlands, Utrecht
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, maybe bad syringing
      Hope for you it's 'just' a spike because you are ill.
       
    13. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Thank you i hope so as well
       
    14. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Mine always spikes when I am sick takes a couple of days to a week are so to come down so hang in there and try and relax and get so rest.
       
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    15. labrat10687

      labrat10687 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Agree when sick it spikes. Also agree about using a fan at night. Have used one for years and in my case it really helps me to relax. White noise also is good.
       
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    16. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome Amy. I agree with others that your spike is because of your illness and that it will subside eventually. T is quite unpredictable. Setbacks are quite common along the way towards ultimate habituation. It can spike for many reasons and can be quite personal too. In general, T can spike after illness, increased stress level, not enough sleep, loud sound exposure, taking some meds, or some diet ingredients such as alcohol or caffeine etc. etc. I used to tip-toe around my T gingerly to avoid provoking it. Bad move. I end up having too much anxiety about my T and I couldn't enjoy my life when I knew T had me so intimidated. So I said the heck with it. I would live my life the way I like to enjoy it and if it spikes so be it. I would bring up mental imagery as if I am like one of the millions of people who have to work in loud jobs, like train operator, pilots and flight attendants, miners and drill workers etc. They gladly take their jobs for life for wages exposing to loud noises day in and day out. So why should I suffer so much with this sound in my ears? I then accept the T ringing just so I have my life back. Not a perfect analogy of course. But a few years back I could ill afford a perfect analogy. It was either acceptance or hellish suffering and misery for life. I choose acceptance and the rest is history, and I wrote my success story like many others who have chosen to accept T and move on.
       
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    17. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Thanks everyone I'm better now after a week of being so poorly and my tinnitus is loads better.And it's back to the normal tinnitus sound in my ear that I've had now for 3 years,it's good to talk to people who are going through the same thing as you start to think your going crazy thanks for everyones support much appreciated!! : )))
       
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    18. Teri
      Artistic

      Teri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2014
      Hugs....I am glad your T is back down to baseline.
       
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    19. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Thank you :):) xx
       
    20. Matt01

      Matt01 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      28/11/14
      Good news!
       
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    21. uncle vikin
      Musical

      uncle vikin Member

      Location:
      nashville tennessee
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subjective tinnitus r ear cause ( unknown)
      Hey Amy ,if it makes you feel any better It oo have a bad cold and my T is up so it is prob. true but I also have had 3 cavitys filled today so a cold and a tooth ache and a T spike at the same time dang I was hoping for a bad case of shingles to go along with all this other stuff I was going through.YOu will be alright Amy....:)
       
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    22. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Thank you it sounds like your going through a bad time with your health right now hope you start feeling better soon :(
       
    23. uncle vikin
      Musical

      uncle vikin Member

      Location:
      nashville tennessee
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subjective tinnitus r ear cause ( unknown)
      Thank you Amy, I got some anti-biotics and my tooth feels alot better.Ifeared the sound of the drill but it did not spike my T.So a few more days of antibiotics and I should be fine.My T is down so I think all the post are right on .T does seem to spike when we get sick.Mabe stress or mabe the stuffyness of being sick, Glad your doing better Amy.:)
       
    24. Amy Page

      Amy Page Member

      Location:
      Derby
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure but I'm guessing loud music over the years!
      Glad your on the road to recovery finally take care! :):):)
       
    25. Dubbyaman
      Angry

      Dubbyaman Member

      Location:
      Northern Indiana
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive loud noise
      T needs to manifest itself outside my ear in human form so I can blow its head off with a shotgun!!!
       
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    26. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      In the real world it seemed no one had tinnitus
      when i first got it. It was a lot of comfort speaking to people on here, because it made me realize, although i can't see them, i'm not going through this on my own.
       
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    27. Keithbob

      Keithbob Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March.2013
      Hi amy.sounds like we are a perfect match. I've had it since 2012 too and it has recently spiked.sleep deprivation my biggest problem.
      Im not on meds for my TT.but always looking for advice.
       

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