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MattMarsh

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I got severe hyperacusis 6 years ago and have steadily getting better. Then just last Thursday I believe because of high blood pressure from stress it started all over again. I thought it would settle back down after a day or two but it is not. So I am wondering if anybody else has gone that long and had a complete setback to ground zero again?

Also I am wondering why drinking water and eating foods is making my hyperacusis and tinnitus worse shortly after and then passes a couple hours after?
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Johnloudb

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Drinking water and eating foods doesn't make hyperacusis worse. If it does make your ears more sensitivd could be global hypersensitivity. Don't know why your sensitivity returned but it often does. Ears need practice with sounds and sometimes just listening more to sounds you tolerate well will solves sensitivity problems. Use sound enrichment, listen to music a period everyday, and stay positive. Have you ever seen a TRT trained doctor? May want to contact that person again.
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MattMarsh

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Well today I am noticing a slight improvement so maybe things will return to what they were or atleast to where I can work again.  I have this week off from work for vacation time, after that I can get layed off for a bit but then I will be out of time.

Its just a bit scary because I lost a job once before when my ear initially went bad and honestly my family can't afford for that to happen again.  I am doing all the sound listening that I can take to hopefully get it back, I was more less just curious if anybody had ever fought this for that long and had to start completely  over again. 

I started this as a class 4 hyperacusis and had worked up to a class 3 with some days breaking into a class 2 which was really good days for me, but now from what I believe to be a blood pressure caused problem I am back at a class 4. 

One thing though that I am hoping for is that from the blood pressure there is a pain in the base of my skull and neck junction that has also got some swelling in it and at times makes my head go numb.  Also I have always got a bit more sensitive when eating and drinking but right now that is quite magnified.  So my thoughts are that what ever happened in my neck should start to heal and this sensitivity should get better as well as my ear might also start to come  back to what it was.

Sorry this is kind of long.  I just needed to talk to someone who might have a better understanding of me than the rest of the world who thinks I fake this all the time.  Anyway I am wondering also if anyone has any idea what might have happened to me or if anyone has had something similar happen to them. 

Sometimes it helps just knowing that someone else went through this same crap.  Infact although I never posted much when this all started just reading what others were going through and what they did to get some of their life back really helped me a lot.  I am not kidding when I say when it first happened, my life changed so much so fast that I was looking for a quick way out of this world.  So thanks to all that post on here to help others, you even help those who lurk in the shadows without knowing it.

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Johnloudb

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I am doing all the sound listening that I can take to hopefully get it back, I was more less just curious if anybody had ever fought this for that long and had to start completely  over again.  


I have, and this can be really difficult to deal with. It's very important to stay positive. 
So you haven't tried TRT?

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One thing though that I am hoping for is that from the blood pressure there is a pain in the base of my skull and neck junction that has also got some swelling in it and at times makes my head go numb.
 


Have you sought out professional help for the pain at the base of the skull? That doesn't sound like a blood pressure related problem. Have you had an MRI or anything done? Also, If a doctor does send you for an MRI be sure to use very ear protection during that, as MRI machines are loud.

Problems in the neck can cause sound sensitivity problems. 

Anyway, keep your head up. Do seek professional help if at all possible. 
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