When I Can't Ignore My Tinnitus, Anxiety Follows Almost Instantly

Discussion in 'Support' started by Nana99, Aug 17, 2019.

    1. Nana99

      Nana99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      I just want to share that I've had tinnitus for 10 years or so. Most of that time it's ignorable, but when not, anxiety follows almost instantly. Usually when waking in the morning.

      I have been dealing with it the past few days and I just want to say how comforting Tinnitus Talk is! Helps to know I'm not alone.
       
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    2. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Same.
       
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      Nana99

      Nana99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Have to admit Xanax helps, but not a cure or anything I want to take on regular basis.
       
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    4. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I agree, mornings are the toughest part of the day....
       
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      Nana99

      Nana99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Any suggestions for getting thru it?
       
    6. boliston
      No Mood

      boliston Member

      Location:
      Taunton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      30th April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      When my tinnitus gets louder it ramps up my anxiety levels which causes my blood pressure to rise - raised anxiety & blood pressure seems to then make tinnitus worse so a vicious circle.

      Yesterday was one of those days, but fortunately I feel a lot better today. Saturdays are normally 'good' days for me regarding tinnitus as it's a non working day so less stressful, but yesterday was an exception.
       
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      Nana99

      Nana99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      I know that circle! Mine is much worse when I'm not busy, since it's all I can hear!! Xanax helps reduce the anxiety, but I only use it when it's at it's worst. It quiets the ringing!
       
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    8. spinnaker

      spinnaker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1980s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown / hearing loss
      I m the same way.

      And I hear it because I am thinking about it. I think about it so I hear it. A viscous cycle like you said.

      Does anyone hear it while watching TV or listening to music?
       
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      Nana99

      Nana99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Yes, it's endless it seems. But we know we're not alone!
       
    10. spinnaker

      spinnaker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1980s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown / hearing loss
      I have a question. How often CAN you ignore it? For me it has gotten to a point where I can't unless I get very busy.

      And then if I take a break or something and then I start hearing it even when I get busy.
       
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      Nana99

      Nana99 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Same for me. If I'm around other people or involved in something I can almost ignore. Laying in bed is the worst! When I use a mouth guard it does lessen somewhat in morning..Hoping they find a cure soon!! My friends friends go hearing aids and his is completely gone now!!
       
    12. Andrea Rings

      Andrea Rings Member

      Location:
      USA - West of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 3, 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Nana99,
      You are definitely not alone. I also feel instant anxiety when I'm aware of my tinnitus. How are you doing today?
       

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