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Tinnitus and the local health service

On 7 Mar 2017 at 8:56pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
I visited my GP at school hill 8 weeks ago as I had developed tinnitus fairly rapidly which causing me distress. I described the ringing, anxiety and problems sleeping. He looked in my ears and said ' your ears are fine, you have tinnitus '. I said I knew that. He referred me to the ENT at the Victoria and today I had the appointment.
I described my tinnitus, he listened, he looked in my ears and said ' your ears are fine, you have Tinnitus' I said I knew that and that's why I was here. Expecting a breakthrough I sat attentively.
He has decided to refer me to audiology in about 8 weeks time.
Tinnitus is a terrible thing.

On 7 Mar 2017 at 10:06pm One bang too many wrote:
I suspect there's quite a few people from Lewes who suffer from this.... I do!
On 8 Mar 2017 at 7:21am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I think you get used to it over time, OP.
I've had it for 20+ years, and it only bothers me when it changes from its normal, high-pitched whistle to a different sound.
I do sometimes hear noises and have to ask Mr C-T if it's real or in my head though.
On 8 Mar 2017 at 7:36am Lewes man wrote:
My wife as it very bad
On 8 Mar 2017 at 9:12am Localist wrote:
I have a, albeit, mild form of this in my right ear. It is small comfort, but you do eventually get used to it.
On 8 Mar 2017 at 10:15am Newms wrote:
I have chronic tinnitus and struggled terribly with it . It took about two years to acclimatize but I often felt as if I would never have another happy day.
It does get better - that is a fact so keep that in mind
Join the British Tinnitus Association comment on their forum, people will try to help .
Read a book about it, it helps to understand what is going on ( look at the BTA recommendations and avoid charlatans )
I went through the audiology process but the truth is that currently there is not a lot they can do to help. Some people benefit from corrections to hearing loss but Tinnitus is largely a problem because our flight and fight system is tricked and anxiety cannot be controlled.
The solution is habituation. It will come I promise you
Best of luck
On 8 Mar 2017 at 10:43am Pedro wrote:
A potential solution to a lot of things (see link)....and yea, I know I know, it will probably make you irritated just reading it, especially because predictably its come from me, but surely every reasonable option is worth exploring, and I'm genuinely sorry to hear the tinnitus is causing you distress. I wouldn't wish it upon anyone.

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On 8 Mar 2017 at 11:03am Medic wrote:
Get your B12 levels checked. If you are deficient, tinnitus is a symptom.
People who are taking medication for type 2 diabetes, or taking PPI's for stomach issues, should have their B12 levels checked at least every 6 months. Both these medications will cause your B12 levels to deplete.
On 8 Mar 2017 at 10:11pm Xplorer2 wrote:
I've had tinnitus for over 20 years. The best advice I was ever given was by Rob(?) Lowe, then head of the audiology dept at the Royal Sussex. He said to ignore it. Treat it like the train going past Landport - almost comforting background noise, and the complete opposite of a crying baby. The worst thing I could do, he said, was to join the Tinnitus Society and get monthly newsletters, drawing my attention to it. And it's worked for me. It's a part of who I am, and I live with it, contentedly if not happily.
On 10 Mar 2017 at 2:04am Neil wrote:
since my TBI in 2014 I have had tinnitus two at the same time, high pitch squeal juxtaposed with workman drilling, I`m quite used to it now they can do that head moving procedure but I shall just leave it as it is,
I agree with xplorer2.

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