I first got tinnitus about 3 months ago. At the time, I thought my life was completely over. I was angry, confused, and depressed. When I first stumbled upon this amazing site, I found encouraging words telling me that "it will get better" and that "it gets easier and easier to deal with" over time. I honestly thought that it was a bunch of bull. But I am here to tell you that if you are struggling or in a rough spot, IT WILL GET BETTER/EASIER! I feel like I'm obligated to send some encouraging words to people who were in my same position. Trust me, I still have some bad T days. But even though they suck, they are SO much easier to deal with than when this first started. DON'T LOSE HOPE! Even more encouraging is the fact that a cure/treatment is right around the corner! Until then, lets all make T our slave and take back our lives! We can do this!