Treating depression and tinnitus
I have been living with depression for 4 years now, during that period I got assaulted during a fight at a tavern which led to rupturing of my tympanic membrane...note (I did not cause the fight, I got assaulted because I was associated with the trouble maker) now learned my lesson. The injury led to tinnitus, which really bothers me because I have lost concentration and feel like I'm becoming more forgetful. At times even achieving personal goals doesn't satisfy me anymore. I have gained a tremendous amount of weight, lost interest in going out, I feel like a zombie just watching my life go into the drain. The thing that helps me cope with depression is praying and sometimes going to church, but I always find myself back tracking.
I have tinnitus myself, and though at times it can be distracting and annoying, with time one learns to largely ignore it and I often don't notice it for very long period of time, unless I focus my attention on it.
What concerns me more is that it sounds as though you are describing a significant Depression, which causes reduced concentration and a gloomy interpretation of all that happens to you, loss of enjoyment and satisfaction in life, weight gain, etc. It'd be a good idea to arrange to see a good local psychiatrist ( ideally, otherwise a really good GP ) for a proper in-person assessment, diagnosis, and a discussion of you treatment choices, which could include meds and CBT style counselling. It is likely that as the depression lifts, you would find the tinnitus ls bothersome.
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