It honestly gets better...
- I've had it since I was a baby. I'm 27 years old now. It became very pronounced in my teenage years. It would wake me up in my sleep and I would have a panic attack over it. The trick is to just distract yourself and try not to get worked up over it. Your brain will soon recognize it as a non threatening occurrence and will learn to disregard it. I have it all day, every day of my life. It sounds crazy, but despite that, I forget it is there 23 out of 24 hours of the day. The only time it can bothersome is when you are trying to sleep (obviously). A really brilliant trick, is to play "rain" sounds as you go to sleep, or anything repetitive and relaxing to sort of compliment the pitch of the ringing.
- —Guest Nik
Music in my ear
- I just found my ear ringing one morning when I woke up. I don't even know the cause. I consulted ENTs but nothing happened. Before, I found it so frustrating but now I am trying to cope with it. I now don't take coffee though it's a part of my life before. At night I consider it as music in my ear. I am now taking MX3 capsule because it answers my sleepless nights.
- —Guest vur
- I had tinnitus for at least 15 years. It was a concern,but never a pressing concern or a major issue. Just over A year ago I woke up with poor hearing in my right ear and an exaggerated sound of peaks of noise. The noise in the ear is variable and at this time I don't know how to control it or what actually to do about it in the way one would take penicillin for an infection. Exercise,walking seems to help in many ways, as does finding your true positive attitude in continuing on and living a life, going for goals. You will survive it. Best. Paul
- —Guest paul
Blowing your ears
- My doctor said to every now and then to pop your ears whilst holding your nose, I try this regular and sometimes see improvement I'm 28 and have been a builder since school so always using power tools and as a young driver like many others had big speakers in my car which the volume was normally up to maxs, how I wish I didn't as I don't wish ringing in the ears on anyone, but personally I have been so depressed and lost my job and I almost lost my family from this as I let it take control instead of me taking control of the ringing. But now I have I seemed to understand what makes it louder than for me and that is stress and arguments I have to take myself away from the stress and focus on what makes me happy. Having the support from my friends and family is a big deal especially as none sufferer don't understand what we now have to live with on a day-to-day basis. I do hope they find a cure for us who suffer so we may get some peace once again. Pray for us all.
- —Guest Darren
Just Stay Strong
- I'm 13 and it's been hard. My tinnitus started 3 years ago. It would always go away and one day it just kept on going and going, but just today it had to deal with a condition called visual snow. I learning to deal with it but it's hard feeling like your own parents don't care. Just stay strong.
- —Guest smorepop
Limit Over the Counter Medications
- My treatment has been to stop doing what causes it. for me, that is not taking over the counter medications more then one day in a row, like for a headache or sleep aids, decongestants.
- —Guest paula kruse
ring ring and rings
- I'm trying to think hard like a doctor. My head hurts every 24 hrs and 7 days a week... now I wear hearing aids for 21 years and did not have my left one in. On July 4th I was right at the biggest boom and loudest firework and when it did go out it kinda did make my ear and head hurt bad, week later my ear started ring so loud and would not stop till after month it started to go low for 6 month and still ain't going away. I pray almost every days and I'm still trying to find the best doctor to help me. I drink coffee and it get worst. I think my nerves are messed up from fireworks.
- —Guest Kenny talley
ring in the ears
- I have this ringing for a couple years and believe me it is in your head and it is real. I have tried everything to changing my food, stress, etc.and nothing works. Just when you think it is getting better it comes back with a vengeance. I have seen the best ENT doctors all over the universe and have studied everything I possibly can. It is all the same outcome. However there is something that can cure tinnitus. I recently had knee surgery and for two months was given a prescription drug for severe pain and yes it worked. I honestly had no ringing in my ears. I could not believe it.I ate sugar wheat just to try to test it and did not come back. Now that my knee is cured, meds are done. There is no doctor who can comprehend this fact and now the ringing is back again, it sucks...
Listen to Music
- I can tell you this. The only thing that works for me is to put my earphones in and listen to music, at a very low setting, just to mask the loud hissing. I have been struggling with tinnitus for many years. I have tried every herb and placebo on the market. I have spent a lot of money on supplements, ear drops and the lot. DON'T waste your money, it's all baloney. The only thing that you may hope for is that is goes away as fast as it showed up. It's pathetic that nothing can be done. I have has suicidal thoughts numerous times. That would be too easy and selfish. Are people doing any trial studies and is their anything in Europe that works I.E. drugs, therapy , surgical procedures ? Help !!!!!!!
- —Guest bahamax
Dealing with tinnitus
- I have had tinnitus for over a year now but it recently got worse. I went to the ent doctor who told me it was Meniere's disease however I have had any bad dizziness. My problem is the ringing in my left ear. The way I cope with it is exercising and eating healthy, no salt, sodium or other seasonings, mostly fruits, vegetables and boiled food. I am trying gingko biloba some claim it helps. I am trying to stay positive, pray and be hopeful that someone may find a cure. I am happy to see people with tinnitus are staying positive about it.
- —Guest Henry
Learned to live with it
- I've suffered from ringing in my ear's for about six year's now.And I must say that over the year's I really have learned to just deal with it,with ALOT of prayer and faith lol because when it first started I wanted to blow my head off! Lol god bless ALL of us (:
- —Guest Ash
My life has changed too
- To guest Denise: I have the same as you. I went to work one day and at the end of the day went home with tinnitus and hyperacusis (hearing sound sensitive) having it for more than a year now. After having to quit my job and being quiet at home (could not drive at - road noise too much) and doing lots of mindful meditation, the sound sensitivity has calm down after about 3 mnths. When I'm stressed, the sensitivity becomes more. I found taking B-complex and Magnesium supplements helps as well. And no coffee. I am careful with my health now. But I know what you're going through and the medical world does not really know what hyperacusis is and your employers think you are just lazy and don't want to work. And it's equally difficult for people closest to you. But do not avoid all sound - I know you can't - the tinnitus will drive you crazy. I now struggle with headaches, tight neck-, jaw- & shoulder muscles, - seeing a myotherapist for it. Take one day at a time and look after yourself!
- —Guest Anita
Ringing one day loud next very low
- I found out that salt, sugar, msg and other make it louder, bread all meat try eating better, high fats, chicken is the worst for me.
- —Guest BOB
- I have had this madness 24/7 since I was 25 years old. I think scuba diving may have set it off, as I had chronic ear infections as a child. I thought I would lose my mind because the "Doctors" said this is something only the elderly get & they had NOTHING to offer me. It caused huge anxiety & detachment from others. I became uncomfortable in crowds, concerts etc. This lead to depression. I tried acupuncture, kinesthesiology, different "tinnitus cure tablets" nothing touched it. When I decided I wanted to to face this head on I accepted it into my life instead of fighting it all the time. It is still horrible, but it is what it is. I keep my surroundings as peaceful as possible, I have soft music everywhere I go, waterfalls, sound machines, anything for a diversion from "it." I now have hearing aids that are programmed to play a sort of "zen" music in the back ground, which is helpful at times. Exercise is a must I even use a positive affirmation for my user name.
The drive to co-exist
- I've had tinnitus now going on 18+ years. At first diagnosis I thought I was going to go mad. After that I learned to ignore it. The only time it is louder than others is due to barometric pressure (weather) for the most part the only thing that changes is the volume. Recently I got an infection in my back molar, yep the tinnitus responded and had been way way louder than normal along with headaches. For those of you new to tinnitus, try lipoflavanoid 2 pills 3x a day. It will help a little but the best suggestion is to try to ignore it and focus on your life. I am happy and healthy otherwise, grown up, married, kids, the works. :) Keep smiling and good luck.
- —Guest Mj