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Old 07-08-2020, 03:11 PM   #1
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:29 PM   #2
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FLL was active yesterday at around 1pm.

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I thought the same thing and then he posted something unrelated on ishoot's thread a day or two ago.

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That's funny, I was about to ask also and then noticed he posted.
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Acording to forum statistics he is no longer the super poster that we all think of at first glance (if that seems possible) Granted he has a lot of posts over the past 16 years and is *simply rated as number 1 based soley on post counts alone, but other newer members will take him over with a shorter duration on the forum in no time. I suspect we will have new super poster in no time. A few folks here are posting at an astounding rate of 1 .55 post per day (changes daily) a much higher rate than the current top ten. Not a great accomplishment when you figure only 1 out of 14.5 posts gets a thank you or provides something worth while. Someone who is really good at statistics could provide a much better explanation than I can. Number one or "supper poster" is all relative to what you contribute.
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I have always tried, not always successfully, to be a positive poster. Some overly prolific, not necessarily positive or negative, just too much, posters have been blocked. No problem.
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:25 PM   #7
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Sorry forgive me just coming off of a 10week short-term disability. Notice at work I'm still making a lot of typing errors. Prescribed the wrong medication ...... it can really mess you up.
Sorry for your issues. I just thought it was funny because FLL has fed us so much stuff over the years, it was like supper.

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Why would ANYONE want to "poke the Bear" (FLL) and wake him …………. life here has been good !! don't wreck it.

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No worries...he's been busy in the " Noodle Lab". The noodle based " social distancing head gear" was so successful that he is working on a prototype that will allow boaters to safely raft and mingle at Braun Bay...it's taking longer than he thought...he's having difficulty finding components that are impervious to urine...

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No harm done even on a good day I screw up ...... but I'll tell ya ....... taking the wrong prescription meds really messed me up. Nothing worse than passing out at a *new doctors office during the height of the pandemic and waking up in an abulance and not knowing how or why you were there.
Yipes, sorry to hear that. I passed out unexpectedly a few years ago--very scary until they figure out the cause is nothing to worry about
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No harm done even on a good day I screw up ...... but I'll tell ya ....... taking the wrong prescription meds really messed me up. Nothing worse than passing out at a *new doctors office during the height of the pandemic and waking up in an abulance and not knowing how or why you were there.
Oof, that's rough. Hope the docs have figured things out and that there's no residual damage. My infant son was prescribed Amoxicillin some years back, and it wiped him out. I'll never forget how scared we were when he wouldn't get up to play or eat or anything. That was a result of not knowing his allergies, but as an adult it would seem to be a bigger mistake.

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Suddenly FLL doesn't seem so bad after reading some of these COVID posts.........
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Suddenly FLL doesn't seem so bad after reading some of these COVID posts.........
Speaking of Covid...
I seem to recall one of FLL's later posts talking about MWV- doesn't he have a place there?

I got the feeling (from the post) he was going there to get away from here (tourists?).
As I say, just a feeling.

Shouldn't stop him from posting though.
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FLL seemed to post some stuff that was wildly off topic, but amusing to many. Since late in 2019 and growing with virus isolation, we've had some volume posters that, it appears, FLL just couldn't compete with. It's interesting that I hear reports that work at home productivity si up, but also appears that work at homers are diverting their attention from work to recreational net surfing.
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FLL has been posting today. He's alive and well in cyberspace.

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Old 05-31-2021, 11:30 AM   #16
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Fatlazyless (FLL) normally posts multiple posts at least several times per day, but he hasn't made a single posting for more than two weeks. I believe his last post was on May 13th, 2021.

I've always found his posts to be a bit different (if not outright amusing).

Anyone else notice he's missing? Hopefully he's okay.
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His last activity was 5/21 at 12:44 pm....I’m not worried.....yet.

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He's getting back in line outside the new Gilford Harbor Freight store--they're offering "free stuff".
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And here I thought FLL was you, along with CW
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Probably didn't pay his internet bill.

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Heaven forfend! He wouldn’t be blacklisted. He’s too entertaining and would be terribly missed.


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CW, my former "Chipmunk Whisperer" user-name could tell you what was on a certain laptop computer—information that U.S. (MSM) media is withholding from you! That information can't be shared here.
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Here I thought he elected himself as Mother Nature's helper, where she's been playing catch-up with Global Warming lately?
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In all seriousness, it's been a few days now and radio silence. Anyone Webmaster?

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Hey Everyone ....... I've been dealing with a medical problem for the past two weeks and am getting some med care at the fantastic medical resources in Plymouth ....... and ...... NO ..... am not talking about the you-know-what .... (Wallyworld) ....... so's a big THANK-YOU to everyone for their concern about me ...... you all have a great day out on the Big Lake ...... and enjoy the high 90-temps in the forecast.

I look forward to getting back on this forum but for now is probably best that I take a little break and just chill out and go for long walks. Seems like walking is the best therapy along with good medical care.
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Hey Everyone ....... I've been dealing with a medical problem for the past two weeks and am getting some med care at the fantastic medical resources in Plymouth ....... and ...... NO ..... am not talking about the you-know-what .... (Wallyworld) ....... so's a big THANK-YOU to everyone for their concern about me ...... you all have a great day out on the Big Lake ...... and enjoy the high 90-temps in the forecast.

I look forward to getting back on this forum but for now is probably best that I take a little break and just chill out and go for long walks. Seems like walking is the best therapy along with good medical care.
Thanks for the update, and best wishes on a speedy recovery.

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Given our behind-the-scenes contact, I believe he decided some time back that the forum wasn't what it once was and moved on.

The seaplane thread may be a good example of that, but I shan't speak for him.

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Given our behind-the-scenes contact, I believe he decided some time back that the forum wasn't what it once was and moved on.

The seaplane thread may be a good example of that, but I shan't speak for him.

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Still around, I emailed him today. I enjoy seeing those pics of his Bennington popping up on Facebook and wmur. Love that boat!
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Given our behind-the-scenes contact, I believe he decided some time back that the forum wasn't what it once was and moved on. The seaplane thread may be a good example of that, but I shan't speak for him.
Ishoot308 wasn't big on the Restaurant forum, either.

FB has "robbed" many local forums of participants, and is now engaged in outright censorship.
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Not so sure of that--he and I both decried Think's deeply flawed ice cream reviews...An absolute travesty to value toppings over the ice cream itself...
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Not so sure of that--he and I both decried Think's deeply flawed ice cream reviews...An absolute travesty to value toppings over the ice cream itself...
How DARE you!
Speaking of which, I think I'm on the cusp of moving away from marshmallow and peanut butter sauces to marshmallow and strawberry sauces. I wasn't quite ready last night, but a couple weeks ago at Bailey's Bubble they had a blueberry cake ice cream that sounded like it would be divine...when coated with marshmallow and strawberry sauces, so I think it's in my future!

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Default ...... is it super tinnitus?

.......so, what's my problem ..... ...... ?

I describe it as super tinnitus, a strong and irritating white noise hissing sound that happens inside my head/brain which varies in strength from a zero all the way up to a nine which is extremely irritating and makes me want to take myself to the Emergency Room at Speare Hospital in Plymouth.

There is another thread from six months ago on my tinnitus problem which at that time was minuscule compared to now.

So, on Wednesday-May 26-about 2pm, I was seen by the Concord Hospital in Laconia: Otolaryngology Dept by a woman nurse and assistant and was hoping to get a lot of ear wax removed from both ears which would fix this problem.

Unfortunately, I was told "there is no wax to remove" and what I was hearing is dementia.

I don't know .....I do not think I believe it is really dementia because I still have my writing ability, here ..... and it is some unknown super tinnitus ..... or something.

Yesterday, Saturday at about 2pm, I had an MRI at Speare Hospital which lasted for about 40-minutes, and I chose John Denver for the background music which turned out to be a very good, inspiring choice ...... John Denver ..... doing Take Me Home, Country Roads, Rocky Mountain High, and Sunshine on My Shoulders ....... in between the incredibly strong and loud sounds of the 40-minute MRI.

Anyone reading this ever have a similar problem with SUPER TINNITUS and what did you do, or who did you see?

If only I were down in Boston I could go to the Mass Eye and Ear walk-in emergency room ...... and could be that's where I end up!

For the record I am age-69, 6'2" and now down to 203-lbs what with hula-hooping with a 6-lb knobby, Health Hoop Korean, hula hoop ...... and generally healthy as a horse except for this super tinnitus problem ..... which is a huge and VERY SERIOUS problem.

Both my parents lived to age-95 ...... so's I'm think'n I got at least another 25-years to go-go-go.
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Hi FLL,

So sorry to hear about this. I hope you will go to an ENT and, probably more importantly, a neurologist in Boston soon.

I do not know any neurologists, but I have an excellent ear specialist that I saw for my (mild) tinnitus and hearing loss. He's one of the most respected in the area https://www.vernickandgopal.com/meet...ernick-md-facs

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Hi FLL;

So sorry to hear of your issues. With that said, I would really urge you to head into Boston to Mass Eye + Ear and sees a specialist that "may" be able to offer you some type of solution or assistance with your specific issue.

Granted, going to MA (specifically Boston) isn't really pleasant driving or convenient at all, BUT if they are able to solve your issues then it will be like striking Gold and very worth all of the inconvenience.

Don't do it on a Monday because that is when traffic is the worse.

Another alternative is to grab the Commuter Rail (from Andover or Lowell), and it will drop you at North Station in Boston (which is in within easy walking distance of Mass Eye and Ear).

You, and you alone are in charge of your good health and well being. Please take care of yourself.
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So sorry to hear about this. I hope you will go to an ENT and, probably more importantly, a neurologist in Boston soon.

I do not know any neurologists, but I have an excellent ear specialist that I saw for my (mild) tinnitus and hearing loss. He's one of the most respected in the area https://www.vernickandgopal.com/meet...ernick-md-facs

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David M Vernick M.D., in Chestnut Hill: you know this is a totally excellent recommendation and I actually have two older sisters who live nearby, there, in Brookline and Newton.

Hey FlyingScot ....... thanks very much for this! ...... it gives me some hope and a goal!

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Dementia???? what type of quackery is that? Git yer butt to a real doc, fire up that 1974 Ford Maverick or what ever it is you drive, fill it up with some of that cheap gas only you can find and start driving down to Boston and get it figured out. It's probably something more on line of Meniere's disease.

Dementia? It kind of pisses me off that someone would tell someone that based off an ear exam, quackery.

There is a moral to this story, and that is to find a good general practitioner who can guide you through these issues and steer you away from the quacks.

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I think it was just said as a joke at the time in the examination room by a young woman assistant who was not really aware to how bad I was feeling with the sounds of tinnitus going through my head. I was shocked to hear that word ...... it is a word that is usually used with a serious meaning especially as one starts to age.

It was just something said as a joke that I should forget about ..... everyone says things that they later regret.

Anyway, I was extremely upset to hear that, had a mini nervous break-down over it for a day or so, spoke with my sister in Newton who insists this is tinnitus due to a clogged eustachian tube dysfunction and she mailed me a brand new, prescription small bottle of nasal decongestant, Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray which actually seems to help lower the white noise levels and sometimes eliminate the internal hissing.

Today at 3-pm I have been referred see Patrick Fitzpatrick DO, ENT, from the Littleton Hospital at an office in Plymouth and here's hoping I get some good results like a new medication, or get a lot of ear wax removed out of my ears, or something.

You are very correct with the need to have a good primary care doctor probably to navigate the medical care and get an early start on a problem ..... excellent advice.

Am seriously not sure where I will end up with this problem of ringing in the ears, and am seriously concerned. Now is time to go take a two mile walk around Waterville Valley, and then jump in the little pond for a swim, water temp-about 65 degrees so I use a noodle swim belt for swimming the cold water. Walking and swimming is how I get away from this internal hissing problem.
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I think it was just said as a joke at the time in the examination room by a young woman assistant who was not really aware to how bad I was feeling with the sounds of tinnitus going through my head. I was shocked to hear that word ...... it is a word that is usually used with a serious meaning especially as one starts to age.

It was just something said as a joke that I should forget about ..... everyone says things that they later regret.

Anyway, I was extremely upset to hear that, had a mini nervous break-down over it for a day or so, spoke with my sister in Newton who insists this is tinnitus due to a clogged eustachian tube dysfunction and she mailed me a brand new, prescription small bottle of nasal decongestant, Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray which actually seems to help lower the white noise levels and sometimes eliminate the internal hissing.


Today at 3-pm I have been referred see Patrick Fitzpatrick DO, ENT, from the Littleton Hospital at an office in Plymouth and here's hoping I get some good results like a new medication, or get a lot of ear wax removed out of my ears, or something.

You are very correct with the need to have a good primary care doctor probably to navigate the medical care and get an early start on a problem ..... excellent advice.

Am seriously not sure where I will end up with this problem of ringing in the ears, and am seriously concerned. Now is time to go take a two mile walk around Waterville Valley, and then jump in the little pond for a swim, water temp-about 65 degrees so I use a noodle swim belt for swimming the cold water. Walking and swimming is how I get away from this internal hissing problem.
Maybe I am overreacting, but the remark about dementia by the young assistant was absolutely inexcusable, even if it was made in jest. It upset you, and that is very wrong. As we age, the dementia word can be pretty unsettling. Every time I misplace something, my mind travels to the unthinkable.....oh no...I must have dementia. FLL, I am sorry he/she said that to you.
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Yes, thanks for your concern, but let's just fuhgetaboutit ......... on an anonymous forum like this, it does no good for anyone to making allegations that don't make any difference about anything. Everyone makes mistakes, everyone says something dumb they later regret ...... it was probably just an off-hand joke type of a comment shot from the hip ..... you know what I mean.

I now regret that I even brought it up in the first place.

I need to work on my "tinnitus" health issue and get the best medical care I can get. Time will tell?

And, Waterville Valley is a great place to rest and relax while I struggle through this personal problem. It comes and it goes. Sometimes-yes, sometimes-no ..... so, I don't know?
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FLL, be sure to spend some time trying to identify when the symptoms subside. There may very well be a physiological source of your difficulties, but from what I've read about tinnitus, there are psychological/lifestyle changes that can minimize its effects.

It sounds like you may have already started to discover some—walking, swimming, etc.—so pay attention to what your body is telling you.

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I think it was just said as a joke at the time in the examination room by a young woman assistant who was not really aware to how bad I was feeling with the sounds of tinnitus going through my head. I was shocked to hear that word ...... it is a word that is usually used with a serious meaning especially as one starts to age.

It was just something said as a joke that I should forget about ..... everyone says things that they later regret.

Anyway, I was extremely upset to hear that, had a mini nervous break-down over it for a day or so, spoke with my sister in Newton who insists this is tinnitus due to a clogged eustachian tube dysfunction and she mailed me a brand new, prescription small bottle of nasal decongestant, Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray which actually seems to help lower the white noise levels and sometimes eliminate the internal hissing.

Today at 3-pm I have been referred see Patrick Fitzpatrick DO, ENT, from the Littleton Hospital at an office in Plymouth and here's hoping I get some good results like a new medication, or get a lot of ear wax removed out of my ears, or something.

You are very correct with the need to have a good primary care doctor probably to navigate the medical care and get an early start on a problem ..... excellent advice.

Am seriously not sure where I will end up with this problem of ringing in the ears, and am seriously concerned. Now is time to go take a two mile walk around Waterville Valley, and then jump in the little pond for a swim, water temp-about 65 degrees so I use a noodle swim belt for swimming the cold water. Walking and swimming is how I get away from this internal hissing problem.
I hear you on the assistant maybe joking around and you were probably kidding with them too. People say dumb things sometimes, especially me. I generally don't joke with docs while discussing issues, I find it confuses them.

I will tell you that I have dealt with several older relatives with dementia over the last 10 or so years and none of them, even in the early stages, would have been able to write as you write now, so I doubt you have it.

Allergies have been bad this year, which block things up and can cause ringing in the ears, voice of experience here. I'm still thinking menier's disease, which is aggravated by allergies and salt of all things. EDIT: and caffeine

Anyway, I hope you get this sorted, hopefully it's nothing serious.

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Whether stated inappropriately or not, there seems to be some basis for the statement.

Search for "tinnitus and dementia link". Several studies come up. THis is just one.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/scienc...of%20attention.
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FLL, for what it's worth, I've had tinnitus for about a dozen years now, slowly getting worse. I think it's a bit different with everyone. I find it is harder to block the noise now whereas earlier on, I would hear it less often. For the uninitiated, imagine the high buzzing sound of an old fluorescent light fixture and multiply that several times and that's what it's like for me (at least). I have heard it can get so severe it can practically drive you mad. I was told by a hearing specialist a few years back that they can fit you with frequency canceling hearing aids that you tune to your particular frequency and it greatly reduces the sound. If it continues to worsen for me, that's in the cards for me.
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What you describe ..... high buzzing sound of an old fluorescent light fixture ..... is a very accurate description on what I have.

So yesterday I was seen for a short time, about ten minutes, by Dr Patrick Fitzpatrick ENT from North Country Otolaryngology, Littleton Hospital. He's a young guy in his thirties with red hair and seems very very good. Now, I have a hearing test on July 7 up north at Littleton Hospital.

Supposedly, the tinnitus noise comes from the cochlea inside the inner ear.

Am going down to Boston and working on getting an appointment with either Mass Eye & Ear or Vernick and Gopal because I really want to get this frigg'n problem repaired and I have two sisters living down there.

Do not want to wait, but want to get the best care I can get, asap, pdq.
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What you describe ..... high buzzing sound of an old fluorescent light fixture ..... is a very accurate description on what I have.

So yesterday I was seen for a short time, about ten minutes, by Dr Patrick Fitzpatrick ENT from North Country Otolaryngology, Littleton Hospital. He's a young guy in his thirties with red hair and seems very very good. Now, I have a hearing test on July 7 up north at Littleton Hospital.

Supposedly, the tinnitus noise comes from the cochlea inside the inner ear.

Am going down to Boston and working on getting an appointment with either Mass Eye & Ear or Vernick and Gopal because I really want to get this frigg'n problem repaired and I have two sisters living down there.

Do not want to wait, but want to get the best care I can get, asap, pdq.
SMART move by acting on this immediately! Nip it at the bud. Hope it all works out.
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So ....... what the heck should I do with myself and my inner white noise, "tinnitus" problem? What ......o-what ...... do I do, do, do?

This is a totally serious question and excuse me for being a little blunt here.

I was able to get an appointment on June 23 at the Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary at the Newton Wellesley Hospital to see both an E.N.T. doctor and an audiologist.
June 23 is about twelve days away and I do not want to co-exist with this white noise, hissing problem and do nothing about it between now and June 23. Is possible I will not get any good results even at the MEEI on June 23, you know.

My recent MRI-exam from Speare Hospital Radiology was examined by the radiologist and it showed no problem, I was told by a nurse on the phone, without going into any details. It gave me a clean, healthy report.

I am like a very healthy 69-year old, capable to walk three fast miles around the town and through the forest, and then swim about 200-yards of 65-degree pond water with a foam noodle-swim belt doing the breast stroke or side stroke, here in Waterville Valley. I just have this unbelievable "tinnitus" problem and am not getting the care I want to get ... hut-hut-hut! I actually like to do this as a way to escape the tinnitus white noise issue because walking and swimming sort of make the problem, go away, during the activity.

So, what I could do is to take myself, tomorrow-Friday, June 11, to either the Speare Hospital, Plymouth or Concord Hospital in Laconia ....... Emergency Room ...... in an effort to get some better care.

For the record I've received both shots of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccination.

I actually have pretty good health insurance, Medicare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield ...... and, as the saying goes, one cannot take it with you .....so's I definitely want to get after this health issue ..... asap-pdq.

Am thinking the hospital in Laconia has an Otolaryngology Dept, while the hospital in Plymouth does not, so I should probably drive myself to the Laconia Emergency Room ....... tomorrow morning-Friday ...... all things considered ...... with my dire situation.

I figure that doing nothing and waiting till June 23 is not a smart plan ...... am better to go to the Laconia E.R. where they probably have experience with my type of medical problem and maybe I can find an E.N.T. doctor who will be a strong help for me.

Wish me luck ........ and .......... pray for me! .......fll
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My tinnitus started before I was in my teens--and gradually got worse. It is most intense after dinner, when sitting in front of the computer. Caffeine is mentioned as suspect, but that's not going to change. (Not giving up my two daily mugs of coffee)...!

Described above as "internal white noise", my answer has been to provide external white noise. (Fan or space heater). It masks the ringing until it can be ignored. (Just now, the ringing has started up again, simply thinking about the topic).

I had a particularly difficult session with tinnitus when, as a teenager, I skiied to our family's empty lakefront cottage. It started as a windless, bright, and sunny day. This was in the "dead of winter", when everything was covered with deep snow. Since snowmobiles weren't a "thing" back then, the silence at the cottage was driving me crazy. All I could hear was my ears assailing my head from within!

I left immediately, shuffling off on skis, for the eight-mile return to Wolfeboro. (Over the lake ice, having seen nobody for hours, and feeling the thick ice rumbling like thunder under my skis).

Particularly distracting (which is an important relief for tinnitus) was a sudden black cloud cover--a strong headwind had come up--accompanied by a sudden drop in temperature from 40° to about 0°!

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I agree 100% that external distractions help. Aside from keeping busy with various projects that provide distractions, I happen to enjoy music from past decades….Goodman, Dorsey, etc., and can listen for hours. That sort of thing can make you oblivious (almost) to the tinnitus.
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Hey, starting at about nine this morning, there's two 3 out of 5 set tennis matches, live, from the French Tennis Open in Paris. These two matches between young guys Zverev vs Tsitsipas, and old guys Djokovic vs Nadal should be some very good matches to watch, if you get the Tennis Channel.

If you don't get the Tennis Channel, you can see it the next day for free on the re-runs shown on You Tube videos.

You Tube videos even has a guy named Cam Williams from Melbourne, Australia who actually does a play by play, talking description of the tennis as it happens without being allowed to show the actual tennis match because Sinclair Broadcasting owns the venue. So, you watch someone who is himself watching the game from Australia, and commenting on it somewhat similar to the late great Johnny Most doing a radio broadcast on the Boston Celtics.

Is actually kind of entertaining while is a little wacky at the same time.
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Getting an appointment in Mass with an ear guy that quickly is really good. When I had problems a while ago (ear infection) they were out 6 months.


Less, you've had a clean mri, you are not falling down, you can rigorously exercise. You are relatively comfortable, wait it out for the appointment.

I suspect they will want more tests, once again, rule out menier's (sp), stick with the expert you have an appointment with. The doc at Laconia probably has Fridays off anyway.

I hope they can get you some relief, but you need to start coming to terms with the fact this might be your new normal. Hopefully not, but getting old is not for sissies.

Stop running to the ER for stuff like this, if you go in begging for action, you might get it and it might not be what you need or it might make things worse.
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Thanks very much for your reply. Sounds like some good advice to me.

Waterville Valley is a good place to take my time, go for long walks, go swimming, de-clutter and organize the condo, and just generally chill out till my appointment at MEEI.

Is really something how good a 2-mile walk clears the tinnitus sounds away ..... seems like walking is the best.

It would seem that MEEI is the place to go for my problem. ....
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So ....... what the heck should I do with myself and my inner white noise, "tinnitus" problem? What ......o-what ...... do I do, do, do?

This is a totally serious question and excuse me for being a little blunt here.

I was able to get an appointment on June 23 at the Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary at the Newton Wellesley Hospital to see both an E.N.T. doctor and an audiologist.
June 23 is about twelve days away and I do not want to co-exist with this white noise, hissing problem and do nothing about it between now and June 23. Is possible I will not get any good results even at the MEEI on June 23, you know.

My recent MRI-exam from Speare Hospital Radiology was examined by the radiologist and it showed no problem, I was told by a nurse on the phone, without going into any details. It gave me a clean, healthy report.

I am like a very healthy 69-year old, capable to walk three fast miles around the town and through the forest, and then swim about 200-yards of 65-degree pond water with a foam noodle-swim belt doing the breast stroke or side stroke, here in Waterville Valley. I just have this unbelievable "tinnitus" problem and am not getting the care I want to get ... hut-hut-hut! I actually like to do this as a way to escape the tinnitus white noise issue because walking and swimming sort of make the problem, go away, during the activity.

So, what I could do is to take myself, tomorrow-Friday, June 11, to either the Speare Hospital, Plymouth or Concord Hospital in Laconia ....... Emergency Room ...... in an effort to get some better care.

For the record I've received both shots of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccination.

I actually have pretty good health insurance, Medicare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield plus substantial financial resources ...... and, as the saying goes, one cannot take it with you .....so's I definitely want to get after this health issue ..... asap-pdq.

Am thinking the hospital in Laconia has an Otolaryngology Dept, while the hospital in Plymouth does not, so I should probably drive myself to the Laconia Emergency Room ....... tomorrow morning-Friday ...... all things considered ...... with my dire situation.

I figure that doing nothing and waiting till June 23 is not a smart plan ...... am better to go to the Laconia E.R. where they probably have experience with my type of medical problem and maybe I can find an E.N.T. doctor who will be a strong help for me.

Wish me luck ........ and .......... pray for me! .......fll
I do not have Tinitus, but do have some ear problems myself.... that now that I have grown to not be concerned about it, most often I don't even notice it.. But that takes time.....

(Note, I get a click in my ear from specific muscles spasming, there where treatments that worked to some degree, but it was more matter of leaning to ignore it, it will not go away and the surgical option doesn't make sense unless they have to go in for something else)

Unless you feel the issue is putting your life at risk, I am not sure I would go the ER route... while the might find something, chance are based on what you have said has been done so far they will not... and in the end you will have maybe gotten a second MRI, and second un-educated opinion on something that really requires a special to help you figure out... All Dr. are simply not created equal, and I don't mean to imply the Dr. in the ER are not educated, they are just not specialized.. and that is what you are in need off.

So how to live until you go into MEEI..... well just stay busy is the best thing, which it sounds like you are doing....

I am sorry I don't have any good answer, but hopefully knowing that there are others out there that face similar circumstances helps...

Now on the wise guy side, this weekend make your why down the Wiers Beach... ALl the motor cycles and boat noise, should drown that white noise out at least for a while and give you some releif...

Take it easy FLL, and hope you get some answers and relief soon......
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I agree with MM and ITD. You'll get the best possible care at Mass General. It would just be a frustrating waste to visit an ER before then. Best case, the ER will refer you to Mass General

Keep hope alive!
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