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  1. I have this and it comes and goes throughout the day. Sometimes strong, sometimes I can't even hear it.

    This is not supposed to be scientific. Just my experience. Take it with a grain of salt.

    Stimulants seem to have the greatest effect. When under effect of ritalin, it seems to go down. On the comedown, it goes up. Caffeine is the same. Modafinil is the worst offender of all. If your tinnitus is bothering you never try this drug. This is the lowest hanging fruit: quitting all stimulants. Don't do anything else before trying this.

    Vinpocetine seems to reduce tinnitus for me. The drug is made for that so that's expected I think. It has the most noticeable effect of all. If it gets unbearable in your later life this is an option.

    Other than that I can't contribute much. Good luck!

    Extra anecdotes:

    Supplements: L-Theanine increases it.

    Creatine makes it unbearable. Nice energy boost but horrible for tinnitus.

    Sleep: doesn't seem to influence that much.

    Exercise: lowers it

  2. I drink sometimes like 0-2x a month or so. It's not always worth it. I prefer to drink only with people I am already familiar with so I don't make friends with people I don't care when sober

    If I had friends that I hang out with only to use drugs I'd cut them off. It doesn't matter how harmful the drug of choice is

    For the health part, less is more. I don't drink caffeine so I can't just get drunk and get myself up the next day with a stimulant like people do so I need to moderate.

  3. I'm sorry for your loss.


    Here are some things that work for me:

    • Cut stimulants to the minimum needed (even better if zero) - caffeine is a sneaky devil
    • Blue light filters on all eletronic devices
    • Get a boring book and read it around the time you want to sleep

    Maybe you have some type of sleep disorder but that's a stretch of my knowledge. Definitely check up with a doctor about that.

    Good luck!


    • Pick a topic that interests you
    • Choose an imagined audience
    • What impact do you want to have with your speech? Write about that.
    • Read it silently
    • Then read it aloud till it drills into your mind
    • Then train in front of a mirror or record yourself
    • Watch yourself and see what could be improved
    • Repeat till perfection

    I've done this just one time but man that was the best presentation ever hahaha

    The funny thing is on those basic school presentations I could never replicate what I did that time and I became sad

  4. Hm I see you're not in a simple situation. But from what I know, if you stop taking stimulants you'll have a more steady energy throughout the day and no stimulants will be needed as your sleep becomes better. Counterintiutive approach :)

    If this and even methylphenidate don't work, the only thing I can think of is Cocaine or nicotine but those are incredibly unhealthy. Safe and short-lasting stimulants aren't meant to be in the same sentence. It's a easy road to addiction. So I bet it would be wise to try the no stimulants approach.

  5. Do you drink coffee?

    I used to have hard jitters like I had Parkinson's or something. Tried some prescription drugs (propranolol) and even some harder ones like clonazepam(it was 7 years ago I don't remember anymore) but it just didn't go away no matter what I did. I quit coffee and I'm steady most of the time. Even more than other people sometimesxDxD