Hi everyone i'm new here
I've had tinnitus for the past 36 hrs now, it woke me up straight in the middle the night and gave me a panic attack. My stress levels are very high right now and I'm really worried about this. I've made an appointment to see the doctor but that wont be for another 5 days time (!) All i can say is that it seems to be in one ear (as far as i can tell) quite high pitched and there are times when it comes to the fore (like when I'm trying to sleep which is awful) and when its barely noticeable. At one point i even thought it had gone only to notice/tune into it again about 15 minutes later. I really just hope its an ear infection, though i don't have any pain. My hearing does feel strangely different though, its like i can hear less overall but more acutely some other sounds. Im 31 and have always looked after my ears. Never wore head phones or listed to loud music.
Does any one have any advice? how did your tinnitus start?