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How do I stop my tinnitus? I hear it all day and it keeps me up every night. I have a fan going and I play wave videos on youtube but it's still shite. I know lots of other people deal with it too.
Also if I press my cheekbone in or clench my jaw really hard it gets louder and higher pitched, why is this?
Sophie Murdwell - Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:32:48 EST ID:bprUrFma No.55053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Welcome to the club. It's just something you learn to live with even though it doesn't physically ever heal, and yes this sounds like those kind of advices that is hard to believe now, but it will happen to you too. It's also normal that bone sounds, blood flow and such are audible and you take more note of those now when you are having a phase in life when you are really aware and sensitive about everything you're hearing. In my experience tinnitus does get slightly less audible by time. First healing happens during first few months, and then it might get gradually less audible after a year or two. But it never really goes totally away. When I was 19 I got the kind of tinnitus that is easily masked by fans. When I was 33 I got it again and the type of that is present over most sounds and won't mask. I was devasted, again, but I learned to live with it and now after a year I don't even notice it anymore even though I can hear it when I let myself hear it. Got so used to it, which feels like a miracle. Also it helped me greatly to have a hearing test and that I actually have a perfect score for my age even though I constantly hear tinnitus. It's like I have a problem, but it's not a too big problem. It also helps to think that at least it's not even more worse, because some people have it as loud as an alarm siren. I am still able to enjoy all sounds of the world because it's not that bad and even enjoy improving sound quality of a hifi system. It also helps to think that it's just one type of minor disability and people inevitably collect those as they age. Some have so bad knees they can't even run. Some lose a limb totally. Some lose an eye. Slight hearing problem is an annoyance and it's difficult to focus and sleep at first but eventually it becomes so part of life you won't have any problem sleeping and focusing at complicated tasks.Life is far from over and still many things to enjoy.

In any case, you should go to a good ear doctor and have both your hearing tested and analyzed as well as inner ear checked up by visual examination and a few other tests. It's always possible there is something that can be physically repaired. In my case I have a real tinnitus from too loud sound, but I happened to also have slight irritation between nose and ears that was blocking ear horns. I got on a very strong allergy nose spray medication and it actually helped some. I also stopped caffeine for a while and it helped a bit also. Now I'm back on caffeine again though. It was also of help to start taking melatonine to stay asleep full night and sometimes even something to put me in sleep. I don't need those anymore though because now I can fall asleep regardless of the sound. I'm sure you could get prescription for some sleeping aids if you complain enough.
David Cinkinfuck - Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:17:48 EST ID:R5buetiW No.55102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Got mine 6 weeks ago from combining quinine with doxycycline, worst mistake ever, even tho I took such a low dose of quinine (50mg).

The worst part of having tinnitus is giving up 420, since it makes it so much worse. I want to stay clean for a year and see if I can pick it up again then, but I'm worried that it permanently makes it worse.
Phyllis Gemmerworth - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:28:34 EST ID:3giE7+cL No.55106 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It gets louder for me if I am in contact with a lot of loud noises during the day, so avoid them.

White / brown / pink noise will drown it out and help you sleep. And you get used to it with time, it won't always be annoying for you, but you are probably stuck with it forever
Sidney Soffingforth - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:07:51 EST ID:cWciUpNW No.55110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is horrible! I've never had tinnitus, or if I have it's only lasted 2-5 seconds out of the blue and never returned. I hope you guys can find some peace.
Ebenezer Blozzledudging - Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:03:58 EST ID:k4kGPopX No.55115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Got mine 6 weeks ago from combining quinine with doxycycline
This is the first time I hear about this. Is it possible to get tinnitus without being exposed to loud noise?
Jenny Blythedale - Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:23:25 EST ID:gA0Ln1Xg No.55118 Ignore Report Quick Reply

i mean, the whole thing is down to electrical and chemical reactions. im sure its possible to fuck up those reactions in a way to give a false positive of a high pitched ringing. or maybe to fuck up the bones, eardrums, etc., even without loud sound. im no ENT though
Hugh Drannerdine - Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:02:08 EST ID:SJQsVVpF No.55119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As far as I know, tinnitus is provoked by the physical destruction of the hair cells inside your ear.
I'm not saying it's impossible, but I wonder how drugs could produce a similar effect.

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