Why My Volume Changes So Much and Why It's So Predictable?

Discussion in 'Support' started by CDNThailand, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:31 AM.

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    1. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      I'm about 6 weeks into this, not sure how I got it, probably MP3 for years.

      This is my daily schedule:

      7-10:30 AM relatively quiet, on lucky days can't hear it for a few seconds, especially after swimming.

      10:30 - 5 pm, louder, but somehow bearable, depending on my mood, I can kind of get things done, run errands etc...but still not enough power to work.

      5 pm to 6 pm run on beach, loud simultaneously

      7-9 pm loudest, nearly screaming, but relaxed and tired after running, so bearable.

      9:30-10:30 pm, quiet, easy to fall asleep, have to control myself not to sleep too early...afraid to wake up too early also...

      2 am to all night, screaming loud with small breaks where I fall asleep, then loud again wakes me up...

      Will this be like this for 30 years?....

      Can I habituate "at night"?
       
    2. AuntSally

      AuntSally Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      I think things do get easier in time, which brings improved sleep. although I'm not there myself. I've had tinnitus since june and still struggling with sleep. I find it helps to stay up later so I don't wake so early. I manage this by keeping a bit more active in the evenings. Also try relaxing stuff like soaking in a warm bath with epsom salts followed by a hot milky drink to promote more quality sleep. It's worth a try.
       
    3. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      The bath sounds like a plan, never tried that.

      However for me, falling asleep is SUPER easy.

      Staying asleep is thee problem....
       
    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @AuntSally ,
      I was put on sleeping tablets then changed to nortryptaline 50mg for sleep, once I do get a sleep im sleeping better...the med has hardly no side effects and might help you too....lots of love glynis
       
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    5. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      @CDNThailand

      What you're experiencing is remarkably similar to where I was at that time. I had very severe tinnitus that fluctuated all day, worst in the middle of the night (slept 2-3 hours a night for 4 months). I'm at 8 months and I'm doing tremendously better and sleep through the night every day.

      At this point my tinnitus has faded 85%, however I still get the occasional 12 hour spike (every 2 weeks or so). I have a pretty steady hiss that doesn't really bother me too much the rest of the time. TBH, I think I had that for years and never noticed until it got really bad.
       
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    6. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      First...fantastic news you are now getting some relief from what sounds like hell through the early months.
      Lastly, you bring up a question that I ask myself and I wonder about others as well. How long have each of our tinnitus been 'brewing' before our brain recognized it as a constant?...perhaps incrementally growing in volume unrecognized...until it was. Possible for me as well. Just like our tinnitus now recognized goes up and down like a yo yo...mine does...at some point our tinnitus reached a threshold and since there has been any going back.
      Mine is a hiss as well.
      Cheers Tom.
       
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    7. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I used to have a hiss combined with a 13khz ring and a zappy, constantly changing electrical sound that could be heard over my TV, AC unit, washer, dryer, and dishwasher - all running simultaneously in my small 3 room NYC apt. My spikes I described are still a lot like this, but they seem to be getting less frequent. I had hyperacusis in my left ear at this time as well.

      Now, the vast majority of the time that hiss is only really loud if I have my noise cancelling headphones over my ears, as I commonly have done at work for many years to block out everyone's conversations. I don't really play music through them. Occasionally I'll listen to stand up comedy or something. The other time I get this is when I lay down at night. Like I said - it doesnt really bother me too too bad. I used to not hear it at all during the day and use it as a drone to fall asleep to at night before realizing what it was.

      That said - I am still left with intermittent ear pain. It's not hyperacusis as much as an "ache".

      I'm hopeful it continues to improve.
       
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    8. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      Hi Tom,

      I certainly hope my journey will be similar to yours...seems we share the same parameters:

      - Years of loud music on MP3, used to play in a band also.

      - My tone is also 13 000 megahertz...

      - I have hypercacusis

      - I also heard that exact tinnitus tone for years before it got worse (I suspect a run on the beach where I put it too loud, the straw that broke the camels back...)

      So man...seems like we have it very near the same!

      Do you really look like Mister T? ;)

      Can I drink on this one day?

      Join me for a beer in Thailand for a drink some day?

      Cheers!
       
    9. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Have you tried sr melatonin?
       
    10. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      Can't get it in Thailand...do you have a link for it on Amazon?

      Any evidence it really works?
       
    11. jumping jack
      Probing

      jumping jack Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental work
      Holy smokes! That's high. How can you bear it? Even my computer only goes up to 3000 MHz.
       
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    12. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      Look on YouTube , goes to 20 000, most people hear to over 8000
       
    13. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I'm white with red hair and I'm about 25 lbs overweight. So... not so much resemblance with Clubber Lang.

      As to alcohol? pshhhhhhhhhh. I took like 2 weeks off when tinnitus started and then I got back to enjoying the hooch. The only dietary thing that bothered me was caffeine. Honestly, it didn't make T worse, it just increased my anxiety. Now that the anxiety response is mostly gone for me, I'm back to 3-5 shots of espresso a day.

      Enjoy your booze.
       
    14. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Hz.
      You're off by 6 orders of magnitude.
       
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    15. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      This is great news. Thailand is infested with bars, literally thousands in my town alone...whole streets full of bars side by side, once I'm less anxious I'll have a few like I used to!
       

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