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Tinnitus all too much. Any advise please
Posted: April 02, 2014 19:33 by Karen Slocombe
Hi I'm new to forums so I don't know if I'm doing it right! Today my tinnitus is worse it's ever been. I don't know why nothing changed. I really really am feeling suicidal and saw gp. He gave me pregabalin but I see some people tried it and it made t worse. I'm 42 and last June had terrible ringing for 40 min in my left ear. It was so loud I was almost disorientated. Then it stopped. My dad has terrible t and is blind. He says being blind is a walk in the park compared to t. I'm terrified one day mine will be like his. I realise it's prob not that bad at moment? I don't know how to grade it Anyway after this I went gp last year and they said both ears so badly impacted wax they had never seem so bad. They gave olive oil and I did it three times a day. Kept going back and they kept saying try another month etc etc. In July my ear rang really bad for about three weeks then settled down. Also September it flared up and again after few weeks it eased off December I finally was referred consultant and they suctioned my ears. I feel since then it was better ish I'm seeing consultant end may I have begged to see sooner but they have no app If tinnitus never goes can u tell me I stick my head in a cupboard to check it I know I shouldn't, sometimes I can't hear ANYTHING. Yet like now I can hear it above TV. So is it def tinnitus then? Why has it come back bad today? I am always very very stressed but if it is damaged hairs etc how can stress make it worse? I know stress can make u focus on it more etc but if I stick my head in cupboard and cannot hear a thing then surely no amount of stress is going to make it reappear? A doctor said wax could be on ear drum making sounds reverberate? Consultant said rubbish? I'm clinging to hope that maybe this is case and wax clogged up again? I have put radios in every room 24/7. I have white noise under pillow I cannot go anywhere without noise. It's really taking my life over I really wish I was dead. My dad wished he was dead. It scares me how bad it will get. He is 74 but sits in bus shelters til four am to drown it out. How do people live like this? I can't Is it the menopause? I hear hormonal changes can cause tinnitus? But then if it's damaged hairs how does that work? I have never been exposed loud music etc never wore iPod in life Pls help if u can. I'm starting this retraining soon apparently will they do anymore than I'm already doing? Masking noise etc Sorry to go on I'm just so scared and desp. I just thought if I told u everything someone may help. Oh yes I had an ear infection last June but that was in the left ear. It's the right one that rings. I also get spontaneous t bout three times a week both ears where it rings really really shrill for bout ten sec then goes. I am scared it will end up like that all the time? Is that what really bad t is like?
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