What Is the Longest Time Your Major Spikes Have Lasted?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tweaker, Oct 7, 2015.

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    1. Tweaker
      Doubtful

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I have had lots of minor spikes in the past but I'm talking about major spikes, like what I have had for 2 weeks now without settling down. Like when it seems to almost double in volume. Just wondering how long your major spikes have lasted as it feels like this one is here to stay but I'm really hoping not. My normal T is torturous enough thanks, without this added volume.
       
    2. Robert44

      Robert44 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud concert
      I'm in the same boat as you. Got a cold, went to my ears, my T spiked and I now have a new ring also
       
    3. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      I started getting spikes in April after 3 years of stable T. I've had them since, I think I still get spikes but they have moved further back in my head in some way. Quieter but I know they are still spikes
       
    4. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Longest severe spike lasted 4 months.
       
    5. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Around 3 months for me.
       
    6. Tweaker
      Doubtful

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Wow 3 months, 4 months. 2 weeks isn't that long then. It could be like this for a while longer then but at least there is still hope it may settle down. I've had T for over 5 years and although it has gone up and down a bit and got a lot louder in general, it's never spiked so noticeably like this before. Woke up one night about 3am and there it was. Pretty horrendous. It's another part of the wonderful T journey I guess. Back to no sleep, anxiety and feeling down. Just need to try to tough it out I guess.
       
    7. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I don't get spikes that last more than a few hours. When noise exposure causes problems that persist longer than that, they're permanent.

      That said, muscle tension in my neck/jaw/back makes my T louder. So if I get lazy, then my T will increase until I get back into putting 20-30 mins a day into stretching, but that's not really a "spike".
       
    8. suera

      suera Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2010
      5 1/2 years
       

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