Hi guys so I'm 21 and I've been recovering from an ear infection. It wasn't particularly bad but I was on two different antibiotics for it and prednisone. I should say I suffer from OCD and panic attacks and have had severe trouble dealing with sounds since I was little. I started getting ringing in my ears about 5 days after the infection started when the infection was almost gone and it progressively got louder. I think I've had Tinnitus since I was young but I'm not sure I could always slightly hear a little "eeeee" sound in the silence but it never bothered me. Now it's been a few days over a month since the ringing has gotten noticiable and I've had panic attacks everyday. I've seen an audiologist and ENT that said my hearing was normal and the pressure was normal. Ive seen 4 different doctors (I know excessive) and they all have seemed sure it would go away. However I can't stop googling about Tinnitus and reading these forums where people say they got an ear infection and it never went away. I am barley dealing with it day by day and it is not even that loud (id rate it like a 5) but I can't relax and can't stop focusing on the sound and can't stop googling. People say it could take months to go away or for life and I'm so scared. I've spent a lot of money already on doctors, a sinus steamer, vitimins like magnesium, b12, tumeric for inflammation etc. I've watched videos about ear massages and exercises and bought a Eustachi device that is supposed to pop your ears, used olive oil, garlic, vinegar try and make sure the infection stays gone and I can't tell if it's making a difference for the ringing. My ears have been crackling and slightly aching but the doctors have said the infection is gone. I'm hoping it's just left over inflammation in my middle ear or something and hoping with some more time things will be back to the way they were but I could really use some help. I don't know how many people would be on here if they didn't have Tinnitus, but Im hoping that some of you guys have success stories about recovering from it after an ear infection or that I'm really just freaking myself out. Thanks.