Wife Died Suddenly — Stress and Tinnitus Spiked Considerably

Discussion in 'Support' started by PConD, Jun 14, 2019.

    1. PConD
      No Mood

      PConD Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi All,

      My wife just died suddenly. My stress and tinnitus have spiked incredibly. Any advice for how to try to stay on top of things? Anyone face anything similar? How long before the tinnitus might start to ease up a little?

      Peter
       
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    2. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      My condolences to you and your family. I don't have any magic advice to keep stress low. Personally I do some light meditation when I feel stress if getting to me.
       
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    3. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      I am so sorry you are going this.
       
    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My condolences.

      What was the cause of her death?
      If I had to guess - less than a month...
       
    5. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
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      1990s
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      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I am really sorry to hear about your wife. I wish you all the best in this hard time. My condolences.

      Seeing that this tinnitus spike is being brought on during a very stressful time, I would assume as the stress fades so will the tinnitus. Take comfort in the fact that this spike will not be permanent. Try to relax as much as you can.

      It hard to tell how soon and quickly it will fade. I would just give it time.
       
    6. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      I am sorry for your loss. Stress certainly increases tinnitus, but as the stress eases, so should the tinnitus.
       
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    7. Nathan
      Musical

      Nathan Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/23/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music, Concert, Bad Luck
      I am terribly sorry about your situation. My uncle also died suddenly in his sleep a couple months ago.
       
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    8. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
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      I am so sorry to read this. Losing a loved one is horrible and tinnitus on top does not help. It is only natural that your tinnitus should spike a lot at this time when grief is acute. Surely it's likely it will calm down over time. It is not quite the same but my tinnitus did spike a lot when my close friend died last year. It did go back down.
       
    9. Emma33

      Emma33 Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      I am very sorry for your loss. I just wanted to share that my tinnitus doesn't spike when I experience the normal stresses of life, but when I have had big, sudden shocks it does spike - but for me it goes down quite quickly. I really hope it is the same for you. If you had a really enormous shock your adrenal system was probably affected as well, and I think all of this can have an impact on tinnitus.
       
    10. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Sorry for your loss, hope you have support around you.
      I use online guided tinnitus meditation to help the anxiety. Look up breathing techniques too.
      Maybe speak to a therapist? It’s bound to be an awful time.
       
    11. Cojackb
      Fine

      Cojackb Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Sincerely sorry for your loss! :(:huganimation:
       
    12. Michael B
      Supportive

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Location:
      San Diego, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stupidity
      So sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you're going through right now. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
       
    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      PConD
      No Mood

      PConD Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks everyone.

      Tinnitus is still screaming.

      No end to the suffering
       
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