Think Van Gogh had tinnitus?????
- Have been suffering with tinnitus since 2001 and have tried every cure under the sun. There are days that I walk around like a zombi from lack of sleep which can be several days in a row because of this condition. Like many who have written here I pray that a "real" cure is in the immediate......
- —Guest Tracy
Focus on other things
- I've had tinnitus for 5 years (I'm 20 now) and it has given me such anxiety. It's torture. But, you have to focus on the good in life. I often focus on my breathing and that helps me fall asleep. Also, I think, hey, I've slept a thousand other nights, what makes tonight different?! Good luck :)
- —Guest Cecilia
Everyone's is different
- I first noticed the ringing in my ear just after I got married 15 years ago. Initially it put me in a horrible depression. Couldn't sleep, which made it worse. It's still there, but I've found some ways to handle it. For sleeping, I place a box fan by the side of my bed near my head (my left ear is worse) and crank it. That helps drown it out and I get sleep. And sleep makes a HUGE difference. I've also noticed, at least for me, pineapple helps. That might be a fluke, I don't know. But mainly, I did my best to keep in mind that though it's a royal pain the ass, it won't kill me. Which isn't to say it's always easy. Best of luck to all of you ... I hope something does come about that can help relieve us of this.
- I'm 32 years old and have had tinnitus since I was about 25. I used to have subs, multiple amps - competition grade sounds in my car - and drive long distances over a period of 3 years listening to my music very very loud (you could hear me coming a km away). So loud it shook you (Which I just loved) Unfortunately I thought that I would "only" slowly go deaf, and once that started happening I would simply turn the music down. Little did I know a ringing would start in my head that would consume my life. It is so loud now. I stopped listening to loud sounds the moment I knew I had Tinnitus, but it's grown worse. Now, as I sit here, it is louder than anything. It's like the school bell going off, sitting next to it, and it never ever ever stops. I can hear it in the shower it's that bad. Last night I broke down on my partners shoulder and bawled my eyes out. I hate crying but now I feel like crying all the time. I can't handle it, I can't ignore it, it won't stop. I ruined my life. :'(
- —Guest Sir Ringsallot
Keep Aspirations on
- Tinnitus is probably because of the jargon of bot being loved enough, or voices that made us feel unloved fill our ears. We dont want to hear anymore any negative. So stay away from the negative, say positive aspirations to yourself and Tinnitus will by and by subside, knowing that you are accepted and loved by yourself first ...
- —Guest Guest Sana
There is no cure but...
- I never had ear problems. In fact I had sonar hearing in the military. I beleve it's all this cellular satellite stuff. 15 % I figure are sensitive to it. The problem is sleeping with it. I take Reveron, the genetic name, 3 mg melatonin, and one tylenol PM at bedtime. It works and most through the next day. I also take a variety of medicines, natural herbs. Now, I can live wuth it. Brain medicines do work... you need to find what works for you. I run a computer business, so I need to conquer this.
- —Guest Robert Fagnant
From an old hand
- My ringing started when I was 17 from hunting, I'm now 48 and my ringing stays on 24/7 365, But I've have gotten use to it after all these years, you brain will tune it out 90% of the time. For all you young people out there I pray that they can one day cure this, so stay strong and protect what hearing you do have with hearing protection(no one told me when I was younger about protecting my ears) and please spread the word on how important ear protection is
- —Guest Mike
- In the 1990's I was told that the ring/buzz in my ears are my guides talking to me. I stop and listen when it is louder than normal. I don't always know what they are saying, but paying attention seems to help.
- —Guest candy
Might go away in time
- My Tinnitus started this year like a light switch. It just started. Some people say Tylenol helps. I'm trying it now, will let you know if it helps. I had a complete physical, everything okay. I went to the ear nose and throat doctor. He just gave me a handout on tinnitus and told me it might go away in time. I don't think so but I find a relief at night. Try downloading a free app (white noise) place in. Some earbuds. It'll help you fall asleep The doctor also mentioned to try meditation. Says it has helped a lot of people, just remember your not alone on this. All the best to you one and all.
- —Guest Johnny
- I have had tinnitus it seems for my ENTIRE LIFE! Although I am an extremely patient person, and now a pianist even. It is so normal for me that, even when I am completely aware of it, it does not bother me. Fear not fellows, you will be OKAY! In time, you will grow with it, and you will lose your ability to even notice it sometimes. On a brighter note, it is said that some people can hear their nervous systems as a high-pitched ringing, if this is so, then you are a human (possibly like me) who's hearing is so superb that it possibly cannot get any better as a human. On top of that, it makes it easier for me to hear quiet noises that people wouldn't normally hear, because it interrupts the ringing noise I hear, so I'm actually more aware of small rodents, people sneaking up on me, or even insects crawling around.
- —Guest Jonathan Harris
"Cure" is on the way
- It is 2013. We have a advance technology. Currently many pharmaceutical companies are working for a solution like crazy! Since literally "millions" of people have it. I'm sure, very soon, a treatment, a “complete cure" will be found. Never ever give up hope. Tinnitus is not going to last forever in your ears. But, what to do until that time comes? Until that time, let's think about beautiful things on life. As Micheal J. Fox, who is suffering from Parkinson disease puts it: "Life is great. Sometimes, though, you just have to put up with a little more crap."
Vitamin B and Magnesium
- vitamin b and magnesium supplements can help tinnitus and blocked ears. Go easy on milk as it blocks the eustachian tubes. Stress should be released through exercise or meditation. Effort should be stabilised through positive calm thinking. Unblock ears with warm olive oil (not too hot it burns easily and horrible experience). Easy on cheese as mucous forming. Lots of veggies and fruit. Low sugar is a must as refined sugar clogs bloodflow. If wheat/gluten intolerant then ears can be affected esp blocked feeling.
- —Guest odette
Tinnitus is terminal
- Mine also sound like thousands, or millions of crickets. At least that is what I thought at first. Because when I go out in the yard at night the sound blends in with the bugs and I don't hear it at all. The moment I go inside and shut the door it is back in full force. I have listened carefully to this sound and notice that it is actually an 8k sine wave. There is an additional tone that seems to be about a 4th of a tone lower. But the 8k is the most prominent. I'm going to try generating matching tones on my synthesizers and see if I can cancel them out by taking them 180 degrees out of phase. I will let you know if this works. I'm sorry for all of you who suffer with this. Hard to believe that nobody has found a cure for this. This is one problem that we can truly say is all in the head. It is louder than any masking devise I have tried. I've only been infected since March of this year. Hard to digest the fact that it will never go away as long as I am alive.
- —Guest Randy B
astronomy soothes tinnitus
- Two days after my 50th birthday I began getting a ringing in my left ear. Now that I realize I have Tinnitus most likely from playing in a rock band & working in a loud factory for many years. I can offer to others the peace & tranquility I receive from my life long passion of astronomy, which is observing the moon, planets, & deep sky wonders of the night sky. Keeping your mind relaxed is important to cope. Clear Skies! KC
- —Guest kevin charles
- Mine has been with me for 15 years and it recently took another big increase in volume. Yes it's really loud but I refuse to change my attitude and my goals in life. Just plain forget about it and be thankful for what you have. Get use to it and move on, you've got bigger fish to fry!
- —Guest JJ