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3 week report

3 week report

Once I realised I was starting to get quiet days I kept diary notes.

First three weeks I have had 4 very quiet days and three quite quiet days so that's 7 days out of 21 that I have had none or negligible tinnitus. This is after years of constant noise.

No patern to do with food and drink but I have noticed that the quiet days seem to coincide with 'special' days, ie: birthdays or other big days.

I have a hunch that having absolutely no alcohol makes it worse but as I don't want to encourage boozing take that with a pinch of salt.

Serene photo from my Japan trip to bring peace and calm to your day.

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Hi Sundialsoft. Some good news at last and I am delighted to hear you have actually had some quiet days which gives me hope! Interesting comment about alcohol as well as I was under the impression it made T worse so maybe I should dig out my Johnny Walker Black Label and have a few drams tonight! Lovely photograph by the way and thanks for posting.

Best wishes

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I have found (and I am not recommending this to anyone) that having more alcohol than is good for me can lead to waking up with no tinnitus. Three strong drinks is what I go for. In my case this has a very big chance of giving me a quiet day the next day. I wish I knew why. Sleep is always my trigger for on and off.

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Does the '3 drinks' thing work for you regularly? I'm the opposite, if I have more than 1, I know I'm running the risk of horrendous T the next day. If I have 5 or 6 (or more), it's all but guaranteed. I've found this a real wrench, as I do like a few pints, but I've managed to turn it in to a positive - I've been telling myself that I need to cut down my booze intake a for a few years and I've finally got an effective reason which forces me to do it. Aside from this, if booze DIDN'T have an adverse impact on my T, my boozing would have likely gone through the roof - every cloud and all that.

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Hello Sundialsoft, very glad to hear good news.😊 How long have you had tinnitus? I am finding that I have the very occasional 'quieter' day now and I am hoping these days will happen more often, I have absolutely no idea what causes good or bad days.

I like your photo, interestingly my head s and was just saying this week that he would like to visit Japan, I don't really like flying and with this loud T now worry about flying having any permanent adverse affects. How did you cope with the flight, also how did you find Japan?

Look forward to hearing 😊

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That's husband !😂

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I fly several times a year. I think the drone of the aircraft does a bit of helpful masking and have never had side effects. I have had this for several years, probably 7 but I don't know for sure. Japan is a fabulous country. We got up early for weeks to help with jet lag (it did help) and stumped up for business class to get a flat bed going there. We had a truly amazing time visiting Tokyo, Kanazawa and Kyoto. Going back in 2020. It's amazingly easy to use their public transport, easier than much of the UK.

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Thankyou for your reply Sundialsoft. Your post is very interesting. I'm glad you can enjoy travelling without too much trouble. Interesting to hear about public transport too. It definitely a place we are going to think of visiting. We've been out for a meal with friends tonight and the restaurant was so noisy my head feels as though it's lifting off my shoulders with the din going on in my head!! Could certainly do with some zen calm 😊👍

Best wishes, keep well.

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