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Cure Tinnitus Show #18

Cure Tinnitus Show #18 March 31, 2010

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My question for the tinnitus live show no.18 is: In the e-book Julian says that exercise is really important. But in one of his tinnitus shows (I don’t remember which one) he said that sex and exercise make tinnitus worse. From my knowledge adrenaline is secreted during exercise but absorbed quicker as well. Could Julian ellaborate on that because it’s a crucial point.

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Dear Julian, I woke up one morning jumped out of bed quickly and the tinnitus started. My husband was away for 10 days the only time in the 40 years of marriage I was on my own. By the time he came home I was very anxious as my brother has suffered from tinnitus for 5 years and his was very bad and was suicidal for 2 years and I thought this was going to be me.

We were going to Thailand for our daughters wedding and all I wanted was to be free of this noise in my ears. By the time we left I was depressed and the doctor put me on anti depressants and unfortunately they reacted badly and while I was away I suffered badly from panic attacks, my ears were highly sensitive and I was a mess. With flights, elevators and just the stress of travel as we were aways for a month by the time I arrived home I felt I had a breakdown. I could not go back to work, I didn’t like being alone and I as desperate to be normal. My doctor changed my medication and it has help me. I believe the tinnitus was due to stress and grief that had occurred in my life the eight months before.

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Cure Tinnitus Show #17

Cure Tinnitus Show Episode #17
2010: Monday March 1, 2:00PM GMT (London Time).

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My tinnitus is initially very mild last Feb. when I first notice it. I have to go to a very quiet toilet and close the door to hear it. The other time would be before I go to bed and waking up in the morning when my bedroom is very quiet. My wife told me she had much worse tinnitus in her since the teenage year but she was never bothered with it. Now she only hear it when I complain. But somehow, I could never take my mind off it.

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Cure Tinnitus Show #15

Cure Tinnitus Show Episode #15 was recorded Monday January 11, 2:00PM GMT (London Time). Thank you for your questions, participation, and for your kind feedback.

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I do have a potential question or two for the next one:

1. Julian (or “Jules” 🙂 ) often talks about a personality type (“driven, focused, successful”) that he encounters in his practice and mentions that it is very typical for tinnitus sufferers. What about those who are not driven or focused, who lack motivation and have not been particularly successful in terms of their careers, who still suffer from tinnitus?

2. Julian often refers to “body work”. Is he mainly referring to cranio sacral therapy or is he including yoga, pilates, etc.?

I just wanted to thank you for another good discussion and know that it means so much to know you and Julian are there.

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Cure Tinnitus Show #14

Dear CureTinnitus.org Community,

The 14th Cure Tinnitus Show took place on Monday, Nov 23d, 2009 at 2PM GMT (London Time). Your questions, comments, input, and suggestions for topics helped guide us to a settling and helpful show. Thank you!

Best,
Julian and Dainis

Discussion included: Sometimes, you hear of a person who has some sort of break-through moment, and the tinnitus vanishes as quickly as it came. It is hard not to seek such a “moment.” However, from reading Julian’s book, it strikes me, that this is frequently not how things happen (in fact, I remember him saying that often while one is processing his or her issues that the tinnitus might even get or seem worse as we confront ourselves, even in our “negative” aspects. And I wonder if there can be some danger …

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Cure Tinnitus Show #13

Show aired: 2PM GMT October 19th 2009

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Discussion included: Dainis, during your own recovery, did you have periods of time when your tinnitus “flared” for a few days? I thought mine was under control and them BAM. I figure it has to do with some stress and perhaps fall allergies, but it’s a real bummer handling it. I am trying to ignore it and follow Julian’s advice not to dwell on it, but when it comes back it’s so depressing…

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Dainis, during your own recovery, did you have periods of time when your tinnitus “flared” for a few days?  I thought mine was under control and them BAM. I figure it has to do with some stress and perhaps fall allergies, but it’s a real bummer handling it.  I am trying to ignore it and follow Julian’s advice not to dwell on it, but when it comes back it’s so depressing.

—D’s response: Well, I learned “BioMental Training” from Dr. Hans Greuel in Germany. So, basically, I never really had “flares” until I heard about them. If the tinnitus ever bothered me, I just did my self-hypnosis techniques (BioMental Training), and when I discovered that I could reduce my tinnitus significantly (often to near nothing) every time, I just stopped worrying about it. I do not consider myself 100% “cured,” in that I do not “hear total silence” when I listen in to my tinnitus. I am far enough along to say that I’ve entered into two types of nice “spaces.” 1) Living my life such that tinnitus is not in my consciousness, whether it would be there if I were to check or not 2) Looking back at particularly peaceful moments, when I have totally forgotten about whether I could check for tinnitus or not, I suspect that it would not have been there, or I really would have needed to “try hard” to hear it.

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Cure Tinnitus Show #12

Show aired September 21st 2PM GMT (London Time)

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Discussion included: Julian always talks about “settling” and “focusing” and in general, relaxing so that the tinnitus can abate. What does one do if they are CONSTANTLY being stressed out by life events? …

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Julian always talks about “settling” and “focusing” and in general, relaxing so that the tinnitus can abate.  What does one do if they are CONSTANTLY being stressed out by life events?

Perhaps some of us don’t cope well with life stress?  We all have stressors.  But, for example, what if you are someone who frets and worries all the time and things keep “happening” such as job loss, depression, worry about family issues that keep cropping up, wishing for things to be more “normal” but finding that either your grown kids or your grandkids continue to have problems as they move through life, or your husband, who is self-employed, doesn’t have enough business and your finances are in trouble…..what then?

Should a person be able to COPE with all of the above, and STILL relax enough for the tinnitus to “let go”?  How does one do this?  How does one stop worrying?

When things keep happening, one crisis or mini-crisis into another, how does one keep afloat?  How do people cope?  How can you help yourself relax and “cure” tinnitus when life keeps throwing bricks at you?  Albeit, as one of my physicians once said, “if no one is on chemo then everything is good”.

So the real baseline question is:  as one goes through life and faces crises and mini-crises that many people face, are the differences in coping style and ability a main factor in the development and continuance of things like tinnitus?  How does one RELAX in the face of life’s disappointments and fears?

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I would love to try to participate live in the CTS, but I will be working. I’ll definitely catch it on the recording though.

I am currently experiencing a bit of curious resurgence of the T. I think part of it might be physical, and part emotional. Here’s a question for Ian that captures part of what I think might be happening.

As one is working through emotional issues in one’s life, I am wondering: 1) if periods of the worsening of tinnitus can be expected and 2) how one should deal with such periods of a spike in tinnitus? For example, if you are working through a phobia in therapy, while your tendency might always be to avoid whatever is causing you fear, you might have to go through a period where you are confronting that object of fear, which no doubt will cause a temporary increase in anxiety and therefore possibly in the tinnitus. For someone with tinnitus, this of course adds another level of fear and anxiety: confronting “x” or “y” will, in and of itself, cause anxiety, but it may also cause my tinnitus to flare, which is a cause for even more anxiety! Nevertheless, certain issues must be confronted, I presume, even if the tinnitus may spike. So, how does one minimize the impact upon tinnitus and keep from falling into a vicious cycle of anxiety?

Thanks, Dainis!

Overall, I’m doing pretty well and think I’m moving in the right direction. Progress has been slower than I would like,  but such is life. Keep me in your prayers.

Blessings to you and your family!

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My question for Julian, since I have been experiencing hearing loss with tinnitus and I know he had the same, is did he notice when he had his tinnitus with the hearing loss if there were times that the tinnitus would change sounds and/or tone down quite a bit and then roar up again for no apparent reason. (before it was totally gone)  My tinnitus today is about a 3 but when I woke up it was awful- about a 9. Throughout the night last night the sounds changed from a car horn to a two-toned vibrational pattern. All of them are incredibly upsetting.  Also- did he have hypercusis (sound sensitivity)?

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can you comment on T being a so-called safe and predicatble place. in hindsight T was a protective mechanism,i don’t want or need this now, i feel i need more T free time to build on to gain some  momentum. i must say that the T has greatly improved since reading your ebook and becoming better at settling myself, and CST sesions. being stuck reminds me of the old saying-better the devil you know than the devil you don’t!
Thank you

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Cure Tinnitus Show #11

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  • I was doing better, but went to a loud restaurant and it
    has gotten worse.  Have you guys discussed using TRT or “reactive
    tinnitus”
  • I’ve been going through a rough time emotionally.  I am in therapy trying to
    figure out my life and I have many issues.  I am both depressed and very
    anxious.  The tinnitus is still there but less so, and I am making progress adapting to it.I have mild carpal tunnel issues and am out of a job, when I sit down and try to type, my
    hand and wrist became tingly and painful.

    I help my daughter and her husband and 3 grandkids financially so all of my unemployment checks go to personal bills and my family.  There really is nothing extra.

    I would never have made it through the initial “shock” of getting tinnitus if it weren’t
    for finding your website and listening to Julian’s talks.  They have been lifesavers.

    Thanks for listening.

  • Re my tinnitus- it started after using drops for a blocked ear tho’ I suspect I had a little bit coming and going before that and I was stressed at work at the the time . Also I work with Hearing Impaired children and listen to powerful hearing aids etc. I’ve always enjoyed going to football matches and now I’m not sure if I will make the tinnitus worse. Should I wear ear plugs at games or not go?
  • Thank you.  I mean that sincerely.  I got the notification about the next show.
    Have not been feeling well at all (nerves shot, tinnitus BACK in full force suddenly (and I think I know why – had a disturbing episode with my married daughter and it threw
    me over the edge) so I need to hear what Julian has to say.I do have a question poss. for the show:  once you have tinnitus, and it has truly  subsided to a great degree (not noticeable for days) and then something
    happens like an emotionally upsetting fight with a loved one, and the T flares –
    will it go away again??  I feel SO defeated!I suppose there a direct cause/effect relationship between the stress and the flare up?
  • Where can I find a health care professional to help me figure out the best treatment?
  • My tinnitus started with dizziness and hearing loss in Friday May 7, 2004 at 5 o’clock morning when it woken me in sleep suddenly; At that time I did not understand what happen for me, I got up in bed but I fell on bed  because I lost my balance, I was feeling nausea but it did not happen, I wanted  going to bath room but I could not going I demanded  my wife helping me. After I did meet the doctor in my city he did understanding me that I have this disease because in the right ear the nerve number eight was died and have not cure for it inside Iraq and in all east countries; please do not try going to any place for treatment and he did not gave me any thing from when he gave me the wrong diagnosis!!I stayed in home without any medication and treatment with my tinnitus and dizziness and hearing loss and without hopefulness until when I arrived Calgary, Canada by visitor visa for training about oil role and I saw the doctor there and he told me the nerve number eight in the right ear is not died but it have problem that is have cure  by surgical operation.This is information about my disease and reports which I taken last year at July in Amman, Jordan after I left Calgary, Canada at March 8, 2008 without medication and treatment because by visitor visa I could not entry any hospital in calgary and I did not have the cost for this operation at that time.
  • Hi, dainismichel. I saw your channel about tinnitus is curable. So, i have both permanent and temporary tinnitus. (The permanent= Mild to Moderate tts. here it when its quiet, going to sleep, reading etc.) The temporary= High-pitched ringing sound coming 2-3 times per month (severe).Well, now i wonder if the cure is temporary, more temporary should i say, hehe – or just you ignore it? Becuase i enjoy reading book alot, but when this came , my world -everything- turned up-side-down.Becuase if people who goed through ur program and dont have tinnitus at all, after that.. than.. it must be good , right?I just want to have peace and quiet when i reading thats all. I always enjoy reading on the night when everything is quiet. Ya know, the creepy books…but, now everything is destroyed thanks by Tinnitus. I also bought a 3-step cure tinnitus program that didnt help at all.
  • hello dainis, thank you for your youtube. i got tinnitus a few years ago when i tried to shut off a smoke alarm that was hard-wired into a friend’s house and i didn’t know that…thought i could find a button to push and turn it off…didn’t work. now terrible ringing since. hey, i can’t afford to join a group right now. do you have info i can access that doesn’t cost anything? i would love to learn more. and i do relate to the suicide thing you mention on the tube. i decided that i’m gonna tough it out no matter what. the ringing is the first thing i hear in the morning and the last thing i hear at night. and i don’t dream anymore, or maybe it’s that the ringing makes me forget them as soon as i wake and hear the ringing. only pain is when i hear the wrong frequency, which is often. i carry earplugs everywhere i go. and i’m a musician and used to have perfect pitch. now it’s hard to know if i’m close to being in tune. i’m concerned that i’m losing my hearing, and don’t want to lose any more of it. and i live in alaska where resources are harder to find. so, if you can help me out, great. if not, i’ll keep on a lookin. thanks for your youtube. it was honestly comforting to just hear what you had to say and know that i’m not alone. i’d love to find a support group online that didn’t cost anything. my family doesn’t reallly get it when i tell them the sound is hurting my ears. they don’t understand how painful it is, and how frustrating to have to keep telling them. even the accidental clinking together of pots and pans is terrible. but you know that already, i imagine. thanks again for what you’re trying to do.

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Cure Tinnitus Show #10

  1. What is tinnitus?
  2. How many people have tinnitus?
  3. I have heard two different pronunciations. Which is correct?
  4. What causes tinnitus?
  5. My neighbor has tinnitus but says it doesn’t bother him. Mine drives me nuts. Why the difference?
  6. Can a one-time exposure to loud noise cause tinnitus?
  7. Does tinnitus cause depression?
  8. What makes tinnitus worse?
  9. What makes tinnitus better?
  10. What kind of tinnitus research is being done?
  11. Where can I find a health care professional to help me figure out the best treatment?

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  • To make a super long story short, my peculiar T. situation is, after having it for one year, I am on this peculiar “schedule” where I have it for two days and then it’s off for two days!!  Last summer, (June -August ’08), I went through a very severe depression (diagnosed as “major depressive disorder,”…couldn’t leave the house, lost 25 lbs., was in truly bad shape….not just a few sad, blue days”). I took different meds until they found the right “cocktail.”  I am fine now, back to my ol’ self, and still take the meds.  I have done tons of research and I am not taking any meds with T. as a side effect.  We have tried to ween me off meds at various times in the last year but it doesn’t work….I need them. Family members have all had severe depression.  I really think my brain shifted last summer, due to sister’s recent death, my choosing to take an early retirement in order to do my [edited to protect privacy] full-time, and overall long list of familial tragedies of late: loosing mother, sister, father, brother within last ten years.  I am certain that my T. is a result of emotional/stressful trauma and NOT a result of music or loud sounds, as is so often discussed and focused on.  You virtually never hear about T. being a result of “non-musical or sound” consequences!
  • MY QUESTION FOR THE SHOW IS:  HOW COULD I HAVE A 2 DAYS ON/2 DAYS OFF “TINNITUS SCHEDULE,” WHEN I DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING DIFFERENT OVER THE DAYS, NOR DO I TAKE DIFFERENT MEDS OR ALTERNATE PILL SCHEDULE?
  • I eat very healthfully, take vitamins, exercise, and am in basically very good health.  I have gone to dr. and have had hearing and an ABE test and everything is good.  No hearing difficulty either.  Sometimes I get a little tired when I have
    T., but, learning from your TERRIFIC website, I think that when I THINK about the fact that I have the T., it can overwhelm me and THEN I get tired!Does all this make sense?
  • Everything you are doing at CureTinnitus.org makes sense to me, but I just don’t seem to be able to get it into my schedule. I’m also having financial difficulties, so I can’t really see therapists much. I feel  like I know what I need to do, but I feel stuck.

One on one session Dainis and Julian. Turned out to be about suppressed emotions, saying no, the difference between honesty and learning to “create” a healthy life. How do you answer when someone asks how you are and honestly, you’re actually not doing great? Do you lie, do you hem and haw, do you concentrate only on the positive things in your life while potentially neglecting the most important issues (that may be loooked at as “problems”)?

Exercise for everyone: Having a healthy space for one’s emotions. Saying no. Taking care of yourself in a deeply nourishing fashion.

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Cure Tinnitus Show #9

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  1. Generally, I am wondering about doing things that, in the short term might have a negative impact on the tinnitus, but, in the long term, overall will be good for me. In particular, I am thinking about having all of my mercury dental fillings removed. I think that having all this toxic metal in my head is not a good thing! So, having them removed seems to be a good thing. However, my tinnitus is still pretty reactive right now, so I wonder if it’s the best time to have seven fillings removed — i.e. if my body will experience it as trauma and just be my nervous system all jacked-up again.
  2. If I get a clean bill of health from my doctors and still have tinnitus, what do I do then? How do I stop obsessing that this is, indeed, a “sign” of something “wrong” with my health that will manifest at some point?  How can someone get a symptom like this in the absence of any hearing loss?
  3. What about intense exercise and tinnitus?  I started Bikram yoga and like it but it’s a bit stressful too because of the heat in the room.  I hear the tinnitus during the class (it’s relatively quiet) but sleep better that evening.  Should I continue?  Are aerobics dance classes which are more enjoyable a better bet?
  4. What’s with this feedback loop concept?  Am I listening now that I’ve “identified” the sound and can’t stop “listening” for it unconsciously in the background?
  5. Should I do TRT?
  6. How can I explain the sudden onset?
  7. Causes:  are they sure sinuses have nothing to do with this?  What about finally going off benzos (Klonopin) after using them for 15 years???  I’ve read that can cause tinnitus.  I am currently on Ativan, 1 mg. 2x/day because it helps calm down the tinnitus and helps me relax.  That’s a benzo too but diff. than Klonopin.

Show format: Gathered questions, one-on-one between Dainis and Julian, live questions, exercise everyone can do together.

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