I am in week 2 of new tinnitus and hypercausis after an awful ear infection in both ears. I'm really struggling and feel very low right now. I saw doctor last week and she just told me to go back in a few weeks if it's still just as bad. I know there isn't much can be done, my mum got it last year and I've seen what she's gone through. I'm barely sleeping even with masking noise and anxiety is through the roof. I have a Managerial job which I am trying my best with but I had to come home Friday because the noise was too much to bear. I am already thinking dark thoughts and I don't know what to do. I'm only 38 and loved my life, feel like it's over. Seen some posts about early steroid intervention, should I pursue this? Please help!!!