My T was pretty much a static that I’d habituated, but two days ago it went from static in my head to an annoying ringing in one of my ears. Doesn’t really bother me too much, but is there a chance it will go back to only static. Any experiences?
Instead of coping with my tinnitus by playing video games, watching porn, overeating and generally doing things that were either borderline self-destructive or outright self-destructive, for the first time in the nearly five years since that fateful day I "contracted" (I think that's the right word I'm looking for), I have taken a proactive approach to this current predicament in my life (tinnitus actually ranks second or third, after some other serious, life-threatening physical health issues I don't want to disclose).
I've read a lot from people saying "because of my tinnitus, I can't play musical instruments anymore, because of my tinnitus I can't listen to music anymore, because of my tinnitus, I can't do x anymore." What you should then do, and what I've personally decided to do, is to find something equally as stimulating and engaging as your former passion and do that instead. Compensate for what you lost, in other words. For example, if you can't do something mentally stimulating like playing a musical instrument anymore, then start biking, start weightlifting, start pushing your body to do things you don't normally do.
Myself, I never really liked biking, nor exercising in general, but because my tinnitus is worse indoors than it is outdoors, I've decided to stop playing video games (which was the one activity I derived the most pleasure from prior to tinnitus), stop watching porn, and instead invest that time into activities that benefit myself. And even though those activities haven't lessened my tinnitus any, they've made my tinnitus much more tolerable because I'm doing something besides fixating on my tinnitus. Had I known then what I know now after nearly five years of nonstop suffering, I would be in a much, much better position financially, emotionally, mentally and physically than I am today. Whatever you choose to do, make sure it's something that's enough of a distraction to keep you occupied until a cure comes for this dreadful disease.
Hello all, this is an update to last months post . Bit of clickbait because it's not 100% cured, but I'd estimate it's 80% better. To the point where i have gone days without noticing it was there! (Before the mushrooms, I would notice it every waking moment of my life),
It's been a month and although there were times where the T came back loudly, those were very brief moments, or only for a day or so.
Just thought I'd post an update and answer any questions in case anyone cares. Goodluck friends.
It's all becoming too much, I've had tinnitus since I was 12 and I'm nearly 22 now. I have coped well the majority of the time but it got worse at the beginning of this year when I developed a new tone that's louder than all the others and I've been struggling to cope. It sounds like a cross between morse code and someone playing low notes on the recorder, it's a horrible noise and I can hear it at some points during the day whereas all my other noises are quite quiet and generally only heard in a quiet setting.
I'm meant to be sitting my accounting exams this week and usually I would be spending all weekend revising but instead I am just sat here crying because I can't take it anymore. The thought of having to deal with this for the rest of my life really just makes me want to end it now. Yes I know there are potential treatments in the works but I don't want to pin my hopes on these only for nothing to materialise.
I don't really know why I'm posting I suppose I just don't know what to do anymore. And before anyone suggests it I've had CBT 3 times and it hasn't really helped.
My tinnitus is all I focus on. I think I’ve had tinnitus for awhile but never cared because I wore headphones 24/7 now that I’m starting to care for my body I don’t know how bad I had it before. Recently I had a peak in June but I don’t know how much it went down from then. I feel awful knowing my situation was avoidable if I just cared about myself a bit more.
I’m 16 and I’m scared of going out in case of my tinnitus getting worse too. If it gets any louder I don’t know what I’ll do with myself. I obviously am still in school and that’s filled with loud situations, I had a guy randomly just scream in my ear one year.
When my family just talk I feel like they’re being too loud but I just know it’s my sensitivity to noise. I’m incredibly sad help. When I tell my mom it bothers me she says “well it drives people crazy, be careful with your hearing.”
I’m 16 with tinnitus and it drives me crazy now. I can’t sleep at night and I’m always paranoid about it, if I hear some ringing I get so much anxiety because I can’t tell if it’s me or not. I thought maybe one day I’ll get used to it but I thought of when I’m older. I’ll start to lose my hearing, will my tinnitus seem louder because the external noises have decreased? And I can focus on my ringing more? I know I can get hearing aids to fix that but you don’t wear them 24/7 you take them out eventually.
I’m so sad that I screwed up my hearing at such a young age I just want silence I hope whatever headsets they made in the UK to silence tinnitus comes to the US. I’ll pay anything for it.