#21 08-06-2012 19:49:09

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Hi Luciffer,

That was 2x 500mg tablets of Paracetamol within the space of a couple of hours (1 tablet before and 1 after a dental appointment). This was about 2 months after it started. The tone changed then from appearing to be in the middle of the head to being in both ears separately (which was much more bearable, as it was less intense as well). It has since then remained in both ears, but gradually got weaker and weaker over the years, so nowadays it is barely noticeable any more (I forget it even sometimes for days, even though it is still there all the time).

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#22 08-06-2012 20:24:34

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I edited the above post as what I said regarding the dosage was somewhat ambiguous.

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#23 10-06-2012 16:16:10

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Hi  Thomas

I don't know if it did anything, but T appears a bit more mellower. Constant whistle is gone, and gentle hissing noise appeared instead. When I am rested, I can barely hear it, and as I said, I'm only in the 2nd month with it. When I am tired ( e.g. right now ) volume is as it was before, but I feel I am slowly forgetting about it for some periods of time, and when I'm noticing it, I don't always react emotionally as I use to. I might try the same trick again in a week or so.

I know it is a hard question to answer, but you said that  your T slowly decreased in volume over period of time. Would you be able to quantify volume reduction e.g. each year, or over given period of time?

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#24 10-06-2012 18:09:21

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It should be a good sign if not only the intensity has been reduced by the painkillers, but also the nature of the tone has changed, because that was exactly how my improvement started as well (some other people I had contact with over the last few years have reported similar effects).
Whereas the initial improvement was quite substantial, I would subjectively say that the further improvement was on average about 10% per year (probably somewhat more over the first couple of years).

Even though you may be tempted to do so, you shouldn't assume that by taking correspondingly more painkillers you can get fully rid of it in a couple of weeks or even months. If you take too many you will just get used to them and they'll stop working altogether (not to mention the risk of other side effects). The secret is to take them at the right time, which for me always was when my tinnitus became aggravated again for some reason. Taking a few painkillers then for a day or two not only knocked the tinnitus down again, but after that it was often even slightly weaker than before.

You might by the way also want to try if alcohol free beer has some positive effect (it was for me not quite as efficient as the painkillers, but still a welcome alternative to have).

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#25 10-06-2012 19:28:32

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Hi Thomas,

Yes I have also tried non-alcoholic beer today, and did the trick also.  I would say it calmed my loud T ( when I am tired ) down to levels when I am rested.  How often did you drink beer? I thought if I have one every 3 days or so, as I don't want to overdo it?

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#26 12-06-2012 08:05:31

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Hi Thomas

Does you T still goes up in volume in noisy environment? I find that when there is gentle ambient noise, T is barely noticeable, but when I drive ( or recently fly ) it is very loud.

Could this be something with brain turning volume up to hear better?

thank you,

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#27 13-06-2012 18:41:31

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Luciffer wrote:

Yes I have also tried non-alcoholic beer today, and did the trick also.  I would say it calmed my loud T ( when I am tired ) down to levels when I am rested.  How often did you drink beer? I thought if I have one every 3 days or so, as I don't want to overdo it?

I used to buy a six-pack usually only during periods when I had some increased problems again, and then I drank a can every couple of days, This tended to calm it down again.

Nowadays I don't buy it specifically because of the tinnitus anymore, as the latter is now so weak that I hardly notice any effect anymore.

Thomas

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#28 13-06-2012 18:50:38

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Luciffer wrote:

Does you T still goes up in volume in noisy environment? I find that when there is gentle ambient noise, T is barely noticeable, but when I drive ( or recently fly ) it is very loud.

Could this be something with brain turning volume up to hear better?

It usually goes up somewhat in periods of stress and nervous tension (and driving, flying or noisy environments can well cause this).

A couple of months ago I had a rather bad setback when one of my ears became totally blocked as I treated some ear wax with ear drops. But after taking a few Aspirin for a day or two and having my ears cleared by my doctor, it was all back to 'normal' again.

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#29 27-06-2012 11:16:24

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Hi Thomas

I've been under a lot of stress lately, and my Tinnitus went up in volume ever so slightly. I have also got a new really quiet whisteling sound that appeared in my "good" ear out of nowhere.

Did you ever have any setbacks similar to mine? if yes, was the result pernament, or did it always settle back to old sound after some time?

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#30 01-07-2012 09:47:56

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Yes, I had the occasional setback as well (very rarely these days, probably only once a year or even less), but I could always dampen it down again by taking a few painkillers for a day or two.

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