Happy New Year to Everyone, Thought I'd take a minute to update my situation - in a positive way!!. My T started about 2 months back in conjunction with allergies that morphed into an infection in my left ear. I don't need to tell so you here - but it was a complete nightmare, Out of nowhere and so loud and unsettling. Sleep was impossible and worry, unhappiness, anxiety / panic attacks constant - etc, I actually thought my life was over. And I wanted it to be for a while. It was so loud and so relentless. But talking here with so many changed my life. I saw and heard so much. It could actually go away. Or - if not - it would very likely to get easier to live with. In short, because of all your kindness and support, I could see that there was still a life to lead - with or without it. I had proof! People can do it. I forced myself to go out and be with people - to continue painting (it is my job and my passion) . I spent Christmas with my family.... It was always there, but I started to take back some control. My ear is nearly healed. Now there are periods where I believe T is gone altogether - others where it is barely noticeable - and spikes where it is nearly as loud as ever - but they are much less frequent. All in all, i'm doing OK again. And I am able to paint again !!!! So I again have hope. It still may continue to fade. And even if not completely, it's made me look at my life and begin to address things which needed addressing- my anxieties, my stress level, my sleeping habits, nutrition, caffeine, yoga, meditation, music therapy, etc. There's much I've been able to do to make my life a place where T is less welcome. I wish for you all a blessed and Happy New Year. Hang in and stay strong. I think we all have recourses we do not know we have . Love, Tom.