I'm a 51yrs old guy who has been living with a auto immune complaint and a neuropathic pain disorder. I've been on various medications now for over 41 years and was surviving nicely until a few years ago when out of the blue the most terrible of any complaints just moved into my head and has been there 24/7 since.
What is this most terrible of complaints you may ask?
TINNITUS! ! !
F***ing B*****d Tinnitus I reply through another flock of epic proportion dawn chorus chirping!
People have said that tinnitus can drive people mad or to commit acts of suicide or murder, I never believed that something as small and ingsanificant as a chirp or whistle could cause so much mental anguish until I started to hear locked in my head that little repetitive chirp.
I believe that medication prescribed to 'ease the pain ' or 'keep me sane' started the annoying little gits (because I know they are there), and now after a few years they've multiplied from a few caged specimens into a flock of biblical proportions.
I've tried stopping or changing my medications several times and once or twice, for an hour or two, I've been free, free from the little chirp or whistle, free from the hoards settling in the trees in my head, free from the howl of the whistles as the train steams through the station in my mind...but it always comes back.
I've been given relaxation excersises to do. I've sat still as stone to meditate. Music has blasted from my earphones just before bed but nothing seems to help in the long term. I can't believe that there's nothing more I can do or try. Hearing aids and earplugs have come and gone so please please please, anyone got anything anywhere that I can try?
I've suffered intolerable pain, broken bones and have had organs explode and I would rather have all these again if it ment that 'Silence ' once more could dwell between my ears.
So again can anybody help me?