Yo Tinnitus Talk

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Samzen, Jan 9, 2016.

    1. Samzen

      Samzen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Just joined the forum. Have had tinnitus since 2012. My tinnitus has recently gotten worse and I'm bummed to say the least.

      Somebody please find a cure for this nonsense.

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    2. RaZaH

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I am working on a cure !

      Not really though ... :p

      Welcome to the forum :)
    3. Karen

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Samzen,

      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk! We're sorry your tinnitus has recently gotten worse, but please don't worry. Even though right now science has not found a cure, there are lots of ways you can learn to cope with your tinnitus. There are a lot of people here who are willing to share what their coping methods are, and to provide lots of moral support.

      I've had tinnitus for over 30 years, and I can truly say that tinnitus is manageable, once you get past the initial few months. The best thing you can do right now is try to stay calm, and find a way to get some sleep. Background sound helps a lot, to mask the tinnitus, and calm you so that you can fall asleep naturally. You could also try taking a sleep aid, whether it is a prescription sleep aid, or a natural supplement. For me, either melatonin or magnesium works best.

      During the day, try to avoid being in places that are totally silent. Make sure you have some background sound in your environment at all times, if possible. Also, keeping busy and active really helps. I've found that the more I keep my mind active, the more I distract myself from dwelling on my tinnitus. Exercise really helps, especially outdoor exercise, as does work, hobbies, games, etc. Anything that keeps your mind busy.

      I'm sure other people will have additional suggestions for you. Please know that your tinnitus "family" is here for you, to provide support and friendship! We understand what you're going through.

      Best wishes,
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    4. Samzen

      Samzen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oh, a wise guy ey. :sneaky: :D

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    5. Samzen

      Samzen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Thanks Karen for the warm welcome and advice. I got tinnitus back in 2012 and was habituated then like so many my T got worse. Now I'm sad.:( Man, I hate tinnitus!
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