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Dr Nagler,

This is less a question and more a request to have a conversation!

If you recall I am a patient of Jacqui Sheldrake's and Laurence McKenna in London and we last spoke on TinnitusTalk. I have been undertaking TRT with Jacqui for the last 9 months. Unfortunately my experience has been all over the place.

If you will permit me I would first like to give you a bit of background 

Whilst I did not at first respond well after a couple of months I was determined to get better and so undertook reading and re-reading my TRT homework whilst practicing my mindfulness techniques. This led to my first real long term improvement in my Tinnitus where I had much reduced my reaction, perception and ultimately suffering. I felt genuine excitement about my progress and the ultimate goal of getting back to my life. Moreover, I felt that the worst was behind me. 

Unfortunately this was not to last. I returned to work (flying in/out of Kuwait) and found after stepping of the flight that my tinnitus had gone through the roof. Normally I had found that that this was normal after flying and was gone by the following day. This precipitated a full blown relapse which lasted a few weeks until I managed to start to get things once more under control. I continued to do my meditation and review the TRT material as appropriate. Still I felt that my tinnitus had jumped to a new baseline. I managed about 6 weeks of good times once again until once more perceived a new jump in intensity. I have unfortunately never recovered from this and perceive that it has continued to grow in intensity over the past 2 months. I am now at the stage where I can perceive my tinnitus almost 100% of the time regardless of the ambient noise levels where previously I found it quite easy to mask. For reference after a couple of months of TRT I felt my awareness had dropped to below 50% and I was talking about almost not being bothered by my tinnitus at all.

Overall this has been a one bumpy and very depressing ride. I have seen Jacqui quite a number of times and I am no doubt the 'problem patient'. So far it has been only myself and Jacqui in a echo room of sorts and I would greatly appreciate the addition of your voice. I very much want to be better and im dismayed that a year on and I feel almost as bad now as the first few months and with tinnitus this is much more intrusive and unmaskable. If possible would we be able to converse via email or something similar?

I know this is a quite extraordinary request and thank you for your consideration, one way or the other.

Regards,
Neil

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Dr Nagler,

This is less a question and more a request to have a conversation!

If you recall I am a patient of Jacqui Sheldrake's and Laurence McKenna in London and we last spoke on TinnitusTalk. I have been undertaking TRT with Jacqui for the last 9 months. Unfortunately my experience has been all over the place.

If you will permit me I would first like to give you a bit of background ...

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...Overall this has been a one bumpy and very depressing ride. I have seen Jacqui quite a number of times and I am no doubt the 'problem patient'. So far it has been only myself and Jacqui in a echo room of sorts and I would greatly appreciate the addition of your voice. I very much want to be better and im dismayed that a year on and I feel almost as bad now as the first few months and with tinnitus this is much more intrusive and unmaskable. If possible would we be able to converse via email or something similar?

I know this is a quite extraordinary request and thank you for your consideration, one way or the other.

Regards,
Neil


Hi Neil. Welcome to my Q&A board ... and thank you for your "quite extraordinary" request, which in all honesty I find to be quite reasonable and not at all extraordinary.

E-mail is not a particularly good medium for the sort of thing you describe, since the response to a complicated question invariably results in more and more complicated questions, each of which deserves a response, which in turn leads to further complicated questions, and on it goes. For that reason, I have found over the years that often more be accomplished in a single 30-minute phone call than can be accomplished in weeks and weeks of back-and-forth e-mailing.

The best way to contact me is to complete and submit the form at Click Here, being sure to include phone numbers and an e-mail address. I will then get back in touch to arrange a mutually convenient time to speak by phone.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Stephen Nagler
Atlanta Tinnitus Consultants, LLC

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