EDIT: i had NO idea this post would blow up so much. thanks for all the messages, doing my best to reply to most of them! it’s really nice to know im not alone, & hear tips/tricks! to answer many of you, no i do not have any underlying conditions that cause tinnitus. i don’t have any symptoms related to blood pressure issues, or ménière’s disease. like i say in the original post, docs think i was simply exposed to loud noise. i’ve tried the “thumping technique”, melatonin, CBD, white noise, etc. trust me, you name a home remedy, i’ve tried it lol but unfortunately haven’t found any of it a cure. the new Lenir device is next for me to try & i’m on a wait list for it! if you’re unfamiliar please look at the first comment’s thread for info! thank you again to that commenter for bringing awareness about it to me & many others!
i’ve had tinnitus literally my whole life. been checked out by ENT docs & had an MRI done as a kid. nothing showed up so they assumed i had been exposed to loud noises as a baby but my parent have no idea. i’ve been looking for remedies for years & just recently accepted my fate of lifelong ringing. its horribly disheartening, but it is what it is i guess.
looking for cures made me wonder though, what actually IS the ringing?? is it blood passing through your ear canal? literally just phantom noise my brain is making up? if i fixate on it i can make it extremely loud, to the point it feels like a speaker is playing too loud & hurting my eardrums. can you actual suffer damages to your ear drums from hearing “loud” tinnitus??
thanks in advance, im sure some of you will relate or can help me understand better what’s going on in my ears for the rest of my life. lol