I been trying to think this over so much last few weeks. My tinnitus increased after a flu, a lot. I still don't know if it will go back or not after 2 1/2 weeks with this horrible increase in noise. The other problem is that I feel it brought my depression back with a vengeance. I struggled on and off with depression but handled it without meds last 2 years. But right now I am in a phase of questioning my life. I have no friends I hang out with, I am without a job, I am 31 years old and I really don't know how to enjoy my life or keep moving forward. All of this is increased 10 fold with the constant reminder of this increased high frequenzy noise that I cannot overpower with anything right now. Before I could watch tv, play games etc to get my mind of it somewhat, now It's 100% impossible which leads me to have even less energy, partly to blame for this tinnitus and partly for my spike in mental state. I am really thinking about trying Fluoxetine (I tried many AD's some years ago, and this was the only one that did not have major side effects for me) I only used it for a short while last time however (few months) before I wanted to try and quit myself to just get rid of it all. I am not sure how my tinnitus will react to it, if at all. But I am scared of doing some permanent damage, I read around and the chances of it effecting tinnitus in a bad way is very low. But it is still there. The problem right now Is I have no energy to try and cope with life, I can hardly eat, I cannot smile or anything. That is the reason I been thinking maybe I do really need help with my serotonin this way, to keep going and make it better in the long run.