#11 11-12-2013 00:07:27

Tonyf
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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

Hi tomson, One step at a time, One day at a time, and you'll make it. Don't expect it to happen over night.

I went through a three week coarse at a hospital to help me mentally. Just being with people who have problems is a great way to help them as they help you. Just like this site is doing. Who knows where I'd be today if I thought I was the only one going through this.

Pills are great at first though be careful not to be on to long as some have side effects. LIke weight gain. Sleep is so very importain. At first I could only sleep 15 to 60 minutes at a time before waking up. Now I sleep the whole night through. The T is still there but usually only when its quite or I'm tired. I still have a few things to get checked out before I throw in the towel and live with my T.

Good luck

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#12 11-12-2013 08:56:11

tomson
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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

Hi Tony

My Tinnitus seems similiar to yours. During daytime it's not a big problem. But as soon as i'm tired it seems to get louder. So after all the Tinnitus wasn't the main problem to me but the fact that it has destroyed my sleep in the first weeks has triggered all the other things (panic attacks etc.).

I'm cautious about pills and  their side effects, since it seems that i'm very vulnerable to side effects (maybe also triggered through my psychic...that's why i have stopped now to read the description of the pills and their possible side effects...because it maybe possible that i'm triggering side effects with my mind...). Two weeks ago i've took 4 different pills. Since a week now i've stopped taking Temesta (against anxiety, panic attacks) and Stilnox (sleeping pill). For now i'm taking "only" a small dose of a "Neuroleptica" pill which makes me tired for sleeping and an anti-depressiva pill. I will further reduce the amount i'm taking in the near future.  I've lost 5-6 kilogramms in the last 3 weeks...but this was no side effect but because of the food in the Hospital smile

But just as you have said: One step at a time....I think i'm now better able to do this than three weeks ago. Things can change pretty fast. I will see now a psychiatrist on a regular basis to support me.

Good luck

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#13 30-12-2013 11:51:05

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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

Another three weeks passed.

My sleep is getting slowly better. I'm still taking pills for support my sleep. But the good thing is these are not sleeping pills which are leading to addiction. It's some "neuroleptica" (Seroquel) which makes me tired at night but they dont lead to addiction.

Since my sleep is getting better currently i'm rarerly noticing the Tinnitus. Sometime at night i'm hearing it but it has not  the same "fear factor" as in the first weeks. I cant even say if the Tinnitus is getting softer or if i'm simply paying less attention to it.

I have no panic attacks now for three weeks. Which is.....great.

Good luck

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#14 30-12-2013 22:04:13

Tonyf
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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

tomson, Its great to hear things are getting easier for you. Keep it going, and remember ONE DAY AT A TIME.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Tonyf

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#15 31-12-2013 09:04:42

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Thank you Tony. You too, have a great new year 2014!

Good Luck

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#16 03-03-2014 13:35:43

tomson
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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

So, 2 month later. It's been 4 month since the tinnitus started, and it worked quite well over the last weeks. I'm not able to sleep through the night. I usually waking up after 4-5 hours sleeping and i'm hearing the tinnitus, i'm awake then for some minutes and can then proceed with sleeping, then i'm waking up again etc. So it's a little bit "bumpy" but at least i usually dont hear it anymore when i go to bed or during the day. So the situation is improving in general.

There also some single days and nights which are hard but at least it's not anymore every day as back then when the Tinnitus started. A few days ago i've forgot to take my daily pill (15mg Cipralex and 25mg Seroquel) and exactly on this day the Tinnitus was stronger again the first time since weeks.

I suspect in my case that the pills really helping me currently. I guess that is proving to me that my Tinnitus is mainly related to my psychic and my stress levels and the pills helping me currently o reduce my stress level a little bit and calm down my psychic to some degree. Beside that i'm going  currently also to a psychatrist. Helps too to release pressure i think.

After all i think the situation is currently improving. I do not know if the Tinnitus is getting weaker or if i'm getting used to it and can handle it better. But at the end it doesnt matter what it is. I know now that there is a way for me, with or without Tinnitus. I can make it. Surely i would prefer the way without Tinnitus wink

All the best

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#17 03-09-2014 20:40:27

tomson
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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

6 month later i'm posting again in my thread.

All in all the summer month were pretty good. I'm still going to psychotherapy and i'm still taking cipralex but only 10mg. Tinnitus is somehow still here but not all the time. It's weaker and/or i'm able to adapt better to it when i'm hearing it. Sleep icould be better, but it's ok compared to last year. My other symptoms are also better. Problem with my back and neck is at a really low level and no  panic/anxiety attacks since i'm on cipralex. Has been a pretty normal life the last months. I do know for sure that Tinnitus was only a symptom and only one of many.

What really helped me to reduce stress and getting more quiet inside was "Lavandula" from "Ceres". It's like Homopathic just stronger (more of the plant is in it). I dont not know the name in english, in german it's called a "Urtinktur". It's amazing how it has helped me the last months to get more inner calmness. If you have problem with stress and inner "chaos" and if you think that this also triggers your Tinnitus. You might want to give it a try. It's pure natural essence. It has helped me a lot. Dont want to make marketing but this is what i mean: http://www.naturheilkunde-shop24.de/de/ … nktur.html . Note that this is not something especially against Tinnitus but more for nervous people,against stresslevel and for creating a little bit more of inner calmness in yourselve. But if you want to try it i would advise you to ask first a doctor or specialist in this thing who knows how this essences are working (there are many other Essences in this area and there may be better ones than "Lavandula" for your specific situation)

All the best

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#18 22-07-2021 12:30:17

tomson
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Re: My strategy against my acute tinnitus

I'm destroyed - after 7 years i'm coming back to this thread to see what i've wrote a long time ago. Tinnitus somehow vanished after 2014/2015 or simply wasnt noticeable to me.

Now after a stressfull phase on the job in this May, i had to take some Medicine. After some week i was trying to tapering out one of the pills (Temesta which is/can be linked to tinnitus experience) - then at a certain phase my Tinnitus started again.

I cant believe what is happening to me - the fear and anxiety about the future is just as it was at my first tinnitus breakout.

I feel absolutly destroyed - never thought this terror would come back to me.

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