I've had tinnitus for around 9 years, and up until a few months ago I had coped with it, of course the first couple of months were beyond stressful and I was very depressed and tearful. However, i must have got 'used' to it.
A few months ago it heightened and I think I know why. Went to a gig etc, it was to the point where it started to affect me falling asleep slightly, but I could do it. I would usually watch a comedy, call a friend etc and I'd be able to settle my self and mind to switch to sleep mode.
In the past 2 months my T has shot up to a level I've neber had. I had dental work done (tooth out) and the week before I was freaking out over this and I was very tense, so since 2 months it's gone crazy. Also had a very short term 2 week job during Christmas, which caused me tremendous amounts of stress, so I'm not sure if these are all factors. I left the job as it was too much.
I also gave up smoking the day I had my tooth out as I was told it would delay healing and can lead to serious infection, so again without me realising I'm wondering if yet that's another factor.
Went to an ENT person in July when it started getting worse, and he said my hearing was perfect and I had no pressure in my ear (can't rememberer the tech term) left there not sure what and why this has gotten worse.
Saw him again a few weeks ago as it had gotten even worse and I left there feeling even more helpless than before I went in.
He couldn't give me any reason(s) as to why my T has shot up in 6 months.
As I'm writing this, I feel quite a lot of pressure in my right ear and have for a few days. This is the same side as I had my tooth extracted. So this is making me feel worried and anxious.
Apologies if my typing is messy, I'm just feeling on edge and very tearful.
As it says, I'm trying to keep positive and hoping it's only a temporary thing, but feeling more hopeless.
Any advice or words then please do say them to me.