#11 21-11-2013 11:42:13

tomson
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Re: My tinnitus got better

Hi Tina

It's a rollercoaster drive. Some very dark and depressed days ("It's the end") mixed with single days of a little hope i got from seeing the doc, trying different pills. Talked a lot to my parents, sisters, my boss (who has a lot of understanding for the situation).

Still mainly just hoping that the noise will just go away one night - i dont care about it during the day. What fuels my own vicious circle is mainly the lack of sleep.

Even had a specialist in my apparatment who watched out for possible sources of "electronic induced Tinnitus". The values in my bed are like i would sleeping on a "car battery" he said. It comes probably from the heating devices of my waterbed. That doesnt mean it was triggered through this (i've sleeping in this bed since 10 years). But it's not healthy for the longterm. I will get a new bed because of this in some weeks.

I feel a little bit better + stronger today. But the last two days...hell i didnt know i could fall that deep.

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#12 21-11-2013 12:40:25

Tina
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Re: My tinnitus got better

I'm glad you feel a little better and stronger today. 

I understand how it is much more difficult to be positive with lack of sleep.  Lack of sleep and lack of food (I can't eat when stressed), make it more difficult to be positive.   

I found it very difficult at the start to sleep with the tinnitus, especially when it was so loud.  I actually think however, that it was the FEAR of the tinnitus that kept me awake, more so than the tinnitus itself. 

Once I "accepted" that I had the tinnitus FOR NOW, the fear wasn't as bad and I was able to sleep much better.  And the noise of the tinnitus reduced. 

I think if you can cope during the days, which you already seem to be doing so well with, then this is a brilliant start. 

Talking about it to people helps, at the start I talked to a lot of people.  However, what helped me more as time went on, was trying not to think about the tinnitus, and not to focus on it, but to try and distract myself.  Impossible I know, at the start, but it gets easier. 

The tinnitus is a part of your life (for now), but it's not your whole life.  Try and not let it overshadow the other things in your life.  You seem to have many positivies, an understanding boss, your parents, sister etc, people who care about you.  You have a good support network. 

One day at a time.  If you can feel a little brighter today, then maybe you'll feel a bit brighter again tomorrow, and the next day also.  One day at a time. . . .

Keep me posted.  I'm here anytime you need to chat.

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#13 07-03-2016 06:36:22

kapil
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i am having t from ear infection. which cleared a month ago but no improvement in tinnitus. Two months passed and consulted 4 ENT doctors none of them said it will go away. I am very desperate to know if it goes away. I am just 29 plz share ur successful stories if u know any. This will help me to be positive.

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#14 07-03-2016 10:37:43

tomson
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The reason why none of the 4 doctors said that i will go away is because they are not able to make a prophecy about that. It's not something they can tell how it unfolds in future. That does not mean anything: it can go away, it can get more mild. Everything is possible.

You ask for successfull stories regarding Tinnitus; here is mine:

I can relate to your desperatness. I've experienced it a similar way like you do it now over 2 years ago. I felt broken like "that's the end". I saw no way. But there was a way even if i was not able to understand that during that time.

Tinnitus was in my situation one of multiple symptom of stress and psychosomatic expression of my "system". It was for me one of the hardest one and it lead to sleep problems (which i've already had before to some extent). So Tinnitius and sleep problems lead then to anxiety and panic attacks. This brought me to my limits. I've spent 3 weeks in psychatrie. After that 2 years of psychotherapy, which still is going on. The Tinnitus was getting milder over the time of 6-12 months. Still i had from time to time, especially at nights, times where Tinnitus was stronger again. It was a coming and going. More and more i was also able to adapt to it and to not think about it all the time. This took some time. Nowadays Tinnitus can be heared at times when i have a lot of stress but usually it goes back to a very mild form at night. During daytimes it's not there anymore. The last harder tinnitius flashback occured last August/September --- but then i've already learned that it can come and go so it did not take it so serious anymore...and it vanished more or less again after 1-2 weeks


Right now you can not do much except trying to adapt to your current situation on a daily basis. Besides of that you have to wait how it unfolds and give it some time and be patient. But what you can do now is dealing with the side effects of Tinnitus like the desperatness or maybe the anxiety if you have that. Like "Tina" said above: Talking to people can help a lot...doctors,friends etc.

Good luck

Last edited by tomson (07-03-2016 10:39:14)

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#15 07-03-2016 14:48:36

kapil
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thanx tomson i will post here if mine goes away. it is very mild during day i don't notice it. it disturbs at nights only but i pray to God that plz cure it that i can be normal.little worried and annoyed to why it happened to me yar.

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#16 07-03-2016 19:48:09

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Re: My tinnitus got better

Hi kapil,

Welcome to the forum.

The most important thing is not to be afraid. Tinnitus is just some nerve cells in the hearing center in your brain having slightly gone out of balance for some reason (in this case probably the ear infection or the medication you took for this). There is nothing dangerous about it. So don't let it terrify you. It may still cause you some problems in the next few weeks and months, but eventually it will get less and maybe disappear altogether. The less worried you are about it, the quicker it will improve. Negative thoughts will only agitate the nervous activity further and make it worse.

On a practical note, you could try to take some Vitamin B12 to help the nervous system stabilize again.

Thomas

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#17 08-03-2016 07:22:32

kapil
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Dear thomas thank u so much for your positive waves. I am happy to listen that it will go away. I was surrounded by negatives as doctor s and people on the internet are just declared it an incurable disease.

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#18 09-03-2016 14:17:33

kapil
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Re: My tinnitus got better

my t has shifted to high pitch shhhhhhhh sound i can now listen it in noisy background too started ginko bibola again hope it helps

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#19 09-03-2016 21:14:08

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Re: My tinnitus got better

Don't let it worry you if the tinnitus is somewhat changeable. This is only because the activity of your nervous system is quite changeable. For this reason it is best to avoid any drugs that stimulate the nervous system, especially caffeine and alcohol. Avoid these completely if possible, and also cut down on salt and spices, they all can make your tinnitus appear worse,

Ginkgo Biloba may be able to improve it for some people, but it also may have some side effects. As mentioned above, Vitamin B12 may be a better option here (if it works for you).

Thomas

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#20 10-03-2016 09:36:48

kapil
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DEAR Thomas as per your advice i started vitamin B12 tabs today . Hope for the best. Heartily thanx and Regards..


Kapil

plz keep post here your words means a lot to me..

Tina what's ur T situation now is it gone totally? Plz share with us.

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