SRS it's pretty quiet in my apt. right now

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  1. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tinnitus sucks. :wtc:

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    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]all i can hear is the ringing in my head, the hum of the fans from the pc case

    fridge isn't charging/compressing, a/c is off, not much noise from the neighborhood

    i haven't slept in 2 days because of it
    i don't sleep more than about 6-7 hours at a time because of it, and it's hard to get to sleep in the 1st place
    although when i DO sleep, i don't hear it - cuz, uhh, i'm sleeping

    i only noticed it about 3-4 days after i got hit back in oct., i figured it would clear up, just a smack about from the impact
    it hasn't
    to me, it's 2 high pitched tones, hard to describe

    yes, i've talked to lawyers and yes i went to get it checked and all the doc said was "we'll make an appt for you at a specialist", but i never heard back

    it's not curable. there's no work around.
    of all the problems/issues i've had since that wreck, this is by FAR the worst, and truly, the saddest part of it all

    it's really starting to bother me....





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    [FONT=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Imagine hearing a ringing noise in your ears or head that sometimes doesn't go away. This maddening noise, called tinnitus, can range in volume from a ring to a roar. Some people hear tinnitus as a buzzing, hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping or clicking instead of – or in addition to – ringing ear. Each person has a unique version of tinnitus. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant ringing ear, with single or multiple tones and tinnitus’ perceived volume can range from subtle to shattering.

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  2. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    i think i'm gonna go get me an ass-load of alcohol and crawl back into the bottle
    at least then i'll have a good excuse for a ringing in my head
     
  3. Peyomp

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    How about making that appointment with a specialist? Call your doctors office and tell them they were supposed to refer you to a specialist for tinitis (probably an Ear Nose and Throat 'ENT' Specialist), but never did and its making you crazy and you need an appointment NOW.

    Take responsibiility for your health, man. Get in to see the doctor.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    That's what it's called? Wow, yeah, I have that too. I've had it for years. Ever since I was a drummer in a Metal band in High School. When it's quiet I can hear it and it can be pretty load, but I have an amazing ability to avoid it even when it exists. Mainly, I just focus on other noises subconiously. For example, your spinning PC fan. I don't hear it right now, but if I wanted to, I could.
     
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    White noise is probably a good idea. Try a fan. Maybe a white noise generator. But first and foremost: go to the doctor. Get in to see an ENT.
     
  6. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    it's permanent, seeing a doc now won't do shit for me
     
  7. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    white noise is still NOISE

    i will NEVER agian know silence

    "go out to the mountains and camp for a bit and take things in and just listen....."

    "oh riiiiight, sorry man, you got that tinnitus."
     
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    You don't know that. Your e-diagnosis is bullshit. You're just playing the fatalist. And its idiotic. Tinnitis from a car accident is not neccessarily permanent. It would usually be temporary.

    And although white noise is STILL noise, its noise that is easily forgotten, and that one can sleep to. I can't really sleep without white noise.

    I mean boo fucking hoo. Look, I get that you're grieving... but its time for that phase to stop. In the least, a doctor can give you sleeping pills to help you rest. Staying up for two days is not acceptable. Quit being an asshat and just go to an ENT. After that you can whine and cry. But until then you're just being melodramatic.
     
  9. Coottie

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    crawl BACK into huh?? That means that you crawled out of it at some point. If you're an alcoholic and spent anytime in AA, you'd know that this is not an acceptable reason to begin drinking again. Many people suffer great loss in AA and don't pick up the bottle again.

    If you're not an alcoholic then IMO it's still not a good idea to "treat" this condition with alcohol. I mean you should prolly see a doctor first and get a formal diagnosis.

    It sounds to me like you'd rather be seen as a victim tho. Jeez..victims are everywhere these days....I guess another one wouldn't matter to anyone but you. hmm....
     
  10. Peyomp

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    Alcohol makes my ears ring.
     
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    It is permanent but you can train yourself to ignore it and live with it.
     
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    Actually, it is permanent from loud noises over a long period. It is not neccessarily permanent from a car accident.
     
  13. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    :dunno:

    so how come it's there NOW and wasn't before the truck hit me?
     
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    Seriously don't take no for an answer. Visit your neurologist and demand that something be done about it. Sometimes you need to keep nagging, and keeping your paw stiff if you want to get something done, INSIST on it!
     
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    Do I look like a doctor to you? No. I look like Poseidon. Now get to a DOCTOR.

    You need to see an ENT. Call your regular doctor in the morning and get a referral. Its not hard. You just have to call and ASK. Will take 5 minutes.
     
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    Hey man I suffer from tinnitus but as far as I can look back as a kid I had it and I always thought thats how "silence" was. A slight ringing. i get a whirring sound and a ringing. Your body gets use to it and so does your mind. I learnt that its not the tinnitus that worries you but your frame of mind is in a depressed panic mode. Pass that and you will learn to ignore it and when you do notice it it does not become bothersome.
    Its true I have checked up on tinnitus and been to an ENT there isnt any cure and the best thing is to learn slowly and be happy and get use to it. If its to the point your getting panics and depressed there is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy , its a technique used to speed up your cognitive ways of getting use to it and getting your brain to ignore it. It does work.
    As peyomp says. Get up and do something about it and dont sit there and suffer all alone in ringing silence.
     
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    Someone call a waaaaaaaaah-mbulance!
     
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    lol so much anger.
     
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    I'm not angry. I'm trying to show him how absurd his pity party is, when he hasn't even been the a specialist yet.
     
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    The point being that to assume it is permament when it hasn't been happening for very long is stupid. So... GO to a doctor.

    But I can see how someone totally unwilling to actively improve his mental situation would sympathize with someone playing victim. You're two of a kind :)
     
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    Guys he is right you know. There is always some form of help to deal with your medical problems. we arent living in a third world country. Use the resources!!!

    Honestly at the end of the day if you are too lazy to see an ENT then go to sleep with the TV on or buy a white noise masker device designed for tinnitus.
    Dont look into this too deep or you will need to see more than just an ENT because you will be upset and depressed. Sort it out now!!!
     
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    You know nothing of my problems, but as I've told you once before, go back to C&P where you can pretend you know something.
     
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    I live here. I'm the resident buddhist grouch.

    And if you're just going to whine and complain and not take any action to improve your situation, or any responsibility for your problems... you'll find that this isn't a very friendly place to be. Try another forum. I kinda set the tone here.

    As to your problems, I know about them because you've posted about them. Apparently deriding me provides you with momentary relief from the obvious fact of your own personal responsibility, so go right ahead. You'll find that I'm quite immune. When you get tired of that, you might consider spending that time working on you, instead of blaming others.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    You don't know about my problems. I've never given you any specifics. And I'm attempting to improve them. That being said, you not only appear as a frustrated grouch, but an ignorant and close minded individual. That's okay though--I kind of assume that goes hand-in-hand with the know it all mentality. Or at least the I think I know mentality.
     

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