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Don’t know how much more I can take

Living with this screaming in my head is slowly but surely getting to me. When I had my hearing aids turned up above my T by the audiologist it was ok at first but now my T has spiked up again it’s like fighting a losing battle. The worst thing now is I’ve no options left. The NHS has no answers my doctor hasn’t got a clue. No disrespect, it just seems every time I think I’m coping it just spikes as if to say hey I’m the boss here. Sorry for harping on it’s just bloody hard work sometimes. Thanks guys sorry am going now.

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My younger brother must have some gifts as he manages to get relief from pains in his feet by literally talking to the pains. He has peripheral neuropathy and it seems to work for him though the pains do return. Never works for me with my t noises though as I’ve told them to go away often but the noises never listen! Oh well one can but try in desperate times. :)

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Magnesium & Zinc supplement, cherry juice and eat a raw potato. Crazy, but when I've been desperate its helped.

Tim Meta

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I understand magnesium and zinc and cherry juice, but raw potato? Never heard of that, but if it works for you that's brilliant 😁

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I know it's horrendous isn't it? I've had mine 37 years, but it hasn't always been a problem. I blame my current flare up on medication. I thought it was my BP pills but I've been reassured it's not them. My specialist said it could be medication taken for high cholesterol so I haven't taken that for about a month now. I think I'm clutching at straws at the moment, but what else is there to do? I actually had a fairly good day yesterday and didn't use my maskers, but today it seems LOUD. Every day is different I guess we have to take each day as it comes. Soon the good days will get more than the bad ones and so habituation will happen. It's a slow process but I know it can be done.

I really hope you can fine a way through this difficult patch.

Take care, Ingrid xx

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Been down the exact same road I also have been told it’s not your medicine. My doctor told me the tables I’m taking can and have got side effects but he said the dosage is that low it cannot be them. Getting desperate. Cheers

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Bless you I am so sorry your having a bad time. I feel exactly the same. Just never feel in control. We have to hope one day things will get better take care . X

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Hi Mate,

if it any consolation, I am in the same boat too, its been 6 long hard months, and i am also at my witts end, whilst trying to go work and be a father, with this, I am attending a Mindfulness course for Tinnitus run at the ENT in grey Inn road in London, but progress is very slow and its more a long term benefit......I too am at a loss where to turn, i am so sick and tired of having anxiety, panic and fear, I wish you well

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Sorry to hear things aren't any better for you. I'm still struggling too 😢

Take care xx

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Don’t give up B Don’t give up good luck

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I really feel for you H, I am 59 now and it really is getting to me. If it wasn’t for my wife & kids god knows my kids are all in there 20’s now having said that you must fight this shxt and keep fighting you never know one day good luck

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know how you're feeling same has happened to me since hearing aids started the T spikes up much more than before ... its a struggle to keep it psychologically at bay - used to cope better but now it does get to me much more.

Sadly there are no answers yet... we all live in hope.

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Hi that’s right maybe the herring aids are making it worse mine is much worse now. But the hospital said they will help but thinking about it they are just trailing us. I know one thing something has to give cheers good luck

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Just wonder if you could numb the anxiety ....and take CBD oil? I get this without the hallucinogenic content from LoveHemp. Also sometimes I take Kalms or even St John's Wort. The more we react to the invasion of tinnitus the more it will get to us as I understand the limbic systemis is very near the audiological area in the brain and if our mood is low it is less able to tell the T to "sod off"!.

Be strong and take time to enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors.

Good luck.

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Thanks you’re comments really help but like I said in one of my replies something has to give. Hope Hope Hope that’s all I, We have. Cheers

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