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I've been extremely concerned about my health lately.
Just the other night, I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep at 11 p.m. I wasn't restless, I wasn't stressed or nervous, I wasn't hungry or thirsty, and it seemed like a normal night. My body began to relax, and I could feel that I was slowly starting to fall asleep. I began to notice a ringing in my ears. The room was very quiet. The more I focused on the ringing, the louder it got. I then began to feel my heart race. I could hear it beating so fast! Suddenly, my skin began to get pins and needles that would prick me with every beat of my heart. And the faster it got, the more the pins and needles began to blend into a burning sensation all over my body. I could even see zooming dots pricking my vision (my eyes were closed because I was trying to sleep).
I quickly ripped my eyes open and started to move. I sat up in bed and began rubbing my face and tried to shake my body out. The burning/pricks went away slowly, but that God-awful ringing just wouldn't quit! I quickly grabbed my phone from my bed side table and tried to turn on some music in hopes to drown out the ringing. I turned on some quiet music so that I wouldn't wake up my family. I went on my phone for a while and looked through social media to try to distract my mind from the ringing. Once it went away, I attempted to fall asleep. I noticed if I rubbed my ears, the ringing wouldn't take over. So, I fell asleep like that. Rubbing my ears.
I woke up again at 4:00 in the morning. I couldn't fall asleep again because the ringing returned! In fear of having those awful pin-pricks/burning return, I tried all my old tricks. Go on my phone until it went away, and then rub my ears. I fell asleep again and woke up exhausted at 10 am.
?I discussed my terrible night with both of my parents. My father simply brushed me off, saying that we would see a doctor if it kept happening. He said I was just worrying too much. My mother, on the other hand, mentioned Tinnitus.
?I decided to Google Tinnitus and look further into it. I came up with many results.
?I believe that I have Tinnitus. And the Tinnitus is causing these terrible anxiety attacks. The anxiety attacks cause the pin-pricks/burning and accelerated heart beat.
?I just don't know how to stop this! This has happened to me three times now. Sleep doesn't come easy, and I am desperate. My parents are willing to take me to a doctor, but I don't know if this is a quick at home fix or not.
?Please give me some information about therapy or medication I can take to help this go away.
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