My tinnitus is getting the best of me this week. With the weather changing from cold to warm and from warm to freezing, my tinnitus gets louder and louder each day. I live near the beach so I imagine that the roaring sounds in my head are the waves pounding against each other.
I feel sluggish, tired and weighed down by the noises on one side of my head. Sometimes, I think if I remove the hearing aid on my other ear, I won’t hear the sounds. Many people have approached me recently about their own start of tinnitus. People who have never had a hearing problem are suddenly experiencing tinnitus by the mere fact that they are getting up there in years.
I somehow wish that lifewrecked’s tinny (2/17/08) and my tinny would take a walk and give me some space. It’s not easy being uploaded on sounds and noises all day long and trying to make sense of why I feel so emotionally vulnerable, wanting to crawl under the covers. Of course most days with tinnitus are not so aggravatingly exhausting. Most days I can go about my business and ignore the sounds.
I try to avoid advil, tylenol and several other over the counter meds as they cause my tinnitus to roar. I wonder whether anyones tinnitus ever speak? lol. I guess if you’re hearing voices you certainly have to consider you have a very different and more serious condition than tinnitus.
I guess its time to take a vacation, being hearing impaired can be so emotionally exhausting and tinnitus makes me physically drained.