Wish I Wasn't Introducing Myself Here!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Ginger, Jan 13, 2016.

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    1. Ginger

      Ginger Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hi everyone

      I started with tinnitus September 15 after a serious fall and concussion. I am due to see the ENT consultant finally in March. I hear the constant high pitched whistle, mainly on my right-side. I also get what sounds like wubwub noise sometimes that I hear at night, but that comes and goes.

      There are occasions when I can tune it out, but at other times, it crashes back in on me again. I find it hard to get back to sleep if I wake in the night, although I use the White noise app and a pillow speaker. I get a lot of neck and shoulder pain as well. I think that is partly as a result of the fall, but also I get so tense about the tinnitus.

      I know it is something I need to get used to, but it is hard at the moment. I get tearful and angry about it, and I think I am generally being quite boring talking about it all the time.

      I have discovered that a lot of colleagues and friends also suffer from it, but they seem to cope so well, and I feel as if I am making such a fuss about it, and that I should be coping.

      So I wish I wasn't on this forum, but I am, so thanks in advance for any support that I hope I can reciprocate at some point.

    2. Craggy 65

      Craggy 65 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Trauma
      Hi Ginger,most of us here have been anxious when they first got tinnitus,and I expect your work mates did as well,but in a short time your brain will start to ignore it.It will still be there,but not triggering you're emotions,good luck malcolm
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    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Welcome @Ginger. Perhaps try more soothing nature sounds than the boring white noise. Here are some masking sounds and suggestions:

      TT's own audio player with great masking sounds:

      If you need more masking sounds, here is free ‘aire freshener’:

      Rain sounds are soothing indeed. You can make your own rain sounds with this rain generator:

      You can also search youtube by typing in the masking sounds, such as rain, wave, brooks, ‘tinnitus masking sounds’ etc. and you should get a good list of sounds to choose from.

      You may want to try some supplements such as NAC, Magnesium, Zinc, B12, D3 etc, and reduce in take on salt, sugar, MSG, alcohol, caffeine etc. To help you sleep which is critical to bring the T loudness down, you can try natural alternatives such as Camomile tea, Hops, Valerian tablets, Melatonin etc. Check out this site on using natural herbs for sleep problem:


      So good diet, healthy life style can help. But it is important to keep positive and give it enough time. Read up as many success stories as you can so you can remain hopeful and calm, which can bring anxiety level down, and hopefully T level too. I include my story and Jade's story (who changed her approach and got better after realizing 70% of her colleagues have T and not suffering). Sometimes we can use those around us who have T in a positive way to get better. Take good care and God bless.


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