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Tinnitus: Refrain from Feeding the Trolls

Is anxiety a possible source of Tinnitus?

“Do not feed the trolls” is a frequently used euphemism for someone who enjoys wreaking havoc on the internet. Trolls typically use chat rooms, message boards, and forums to provoke and intimidate individuals through the use of confrontational messages. Individuals who are harassed and provoked by these individuals and find the time to argue with them are “Feeding the Trolls.”

While this is only a theory, it can be said that once the mind becomes infected with worry, it opens the door for the trolls.
Learning to cope with worry is akin to learning to fly a plane. To fly it, you must be a pilot. To become a pilot, you must first learn. To assert that anyone can learn to fly a jet if they are truly committed to doing so sounds immature. It’s simply a matter of education.

You may disagree with me on this point, but I am confident that if forced to, you could learn to fly a jet. It may take hundreds of hours of instruction and countless tests and exams, but theoretically, if someone taught you how, you could fly a jumbo jet.

As a result of the information presented above, it can be concluded that anyone can learn to cope with worry. As with learning to fly, you must be taught.
Worry can wield considerable power and influence if it can find a suitable victim. Because worry is an emotion, it can be manipulated.

It is natural to be concerned. It’s a means of self-defense. Individuals who do nothing but worry feed the trolls! I still occasionally feed my own trolls, but I’ve learned to limit it. The worst part about worry is that it has no effect on the outcome of a situation.
What are you concerned about right now? Perhaps your business is struggling and sales are down, and employees are being told to seek new employment. That is cause for concern, isn’t it? Indeed, it is not. While it is perfectly normal to be concerned about something ( or someone ), this should be the extent of your concern.

Deep-seated worry has the potential to and will ruin your life. It will exert control over you.

Allow us to imagine for a moment that you’re terrified of losing your job. There are legitimate reasons to be concerned about job loss. Nobody enjoys being unemployed. The reasons are self-evident and do not require repetition. Indeed, you are unable to sleep or eat, you are nervous and aggressive, and you become physically ill.

When viewed from the outside, only two things will occur:
A: you are laid off.
B: you retain your employment.

Assume, however, that you do lose your job. Consider whether your anguish, pain, and apprehension could have influenced the outcome of the situation. I will respond to this for you… ….NO. No amount of worrying could have influenced whether you retained your job or not. You did nothing more than feed the trolls. To be honest, would it have been worthwhile to worry yourself sick over something you couldn’t change? Assume you haven’t lost your job. Is it possible that your fretting had an effect on the outcome? Allow me to respond to this as well… ….…NO
In other words, you cannot exchange your concerns for a chance to change your destiny. Nobody is going to rewrite the books simply because you enjoy being concerned. I’ve discovered that the most effective way to deal with worry is to gather basic facts and ascertain the source of my concern.
If you’re concerned about losing your job, what exactly are you concerned about? If the worst-case scenario occurs, what is the most heinous thing that could happen to you? The short answer is that you will lose your job and have less money. While losing your job is not pleasant, it is NOT the end of the world.

Please do not misunderstand me and do not believe I am ignorant ( I am currently facing the same dilemma ), but I am not aware of anyone on Earth who fantasizes about being unemployed.

However, if I accept that this is not the end of the world, I can learn to deal with similar situations in the future. If I can learn to prepare myself in advance for the worst-case scenario, it will be easier for me to accept the worst-case scenario when and if it ever occurs.

I used to worry myself sick about my hearing loss and tinnitus until it occurred to me that worrying is a contributing factor.

Indeed, I fed THOUSANDS of trolls until I realized my error. It took 18 months of agony for me to wake up and realize that I was the source of the stress.

Tinnitus robbed me of my identity and took a firm hold on my life. If only I’d known! Everyone understands that you simply cannot stop worrying at the drop of a hat or on the advice of others. You may require numerous therapy sessions.

However, you can come to terms with a “chronic worrying syndrome.” I can only speak for myself here, and I am aware that the medical community will disagree with me on this point, but I want to recap on the book’s title. “Tinnitus, my best friend,” I dubbed it.

“How is tinnitus my best friend?” you inquire.

I used its power to transform myself into a new person. I am utilizing its strength in order to write this article. Nothing has ever compelled me to sit down and write a book for hundreds of hours. Nothing has ever been worthwhile putting forth the effort.
I learned how to register a domain, create my own homepage, and promote an e-book solely for the purpose of assisting others in overcoming their fear of living with tinnitus for the remainder of their lives.
Where else have I utilized it? I was able to quit smoking, lose weight, and teach myself to take care of myself. I am aware of how to maintain my fitness level. I am knowledgeable about what to eat and what not to eat. I channeled its vitality and created something from it.

You may do the same thing.

In retrospect, it took me a long time to accept that tinnitus actually aided in my life transformation. Once I recognized that tinnitus was merely a warning signal, I found ways to accept it and harness its energy to assist me in escaping this trap. Tinnitus aided me in regaining control of my life, for which I am grateful. Indeed, I’m sure I’d feel lonely without it ( just kidding ).

However, I am aware of it because I have accepted that the noise will not go away. I’ve simply learned to disregard it. That is the formula for success. Acquiring the ability to ignore. It’s a process that requires time and patience.
Perhaps it’s difficult to explain how to ignore sounds you believe you can’t escape, but the trick is retraining your brain to divert your attention away from the tinnitus, effectively eradicating the sounds. This mechanism remains active regardless of how long you have had tinnitus. It’s a little difficult to explain how it works, but it’s actually quite simple to demonstrate.

You will be surprised at how easily Tinnitus can be ignored. This will be explained in greater detail in my subsequent article.

5 Natural Ways to Relieve Migraine Headaches!

Numerous new migraine headache treatments are now available, many of which are both safe and effective. Natural migraine headache treatments are typically safer and less expensive than traditional pain medications. And in many cases, they can relieve pain as well as or better than prescription or over-the-counter medications. While the possibility of a negative reaction to a safe and natural migraine headache treatment remains, it is significantly less than with pain-relieving medications.

Each individual on the planet is unique. Their body chemistry is unique. One person may experience relief from migraine headaches after undergoing one type of treatment, while another may experience no relief at all. No two individuals will have the same reaction to the same treatment. However, why is that?

Each person’s body is composed of a variety of chemicals. Each person’s body produces certain chemicals to enable them to function optimally. Histamines cause an increase in gastric secretion and capillary dilation. Insulin is produced by the pancreas and aids in blood sugar regulation. Hormones are produced by the body for a variety of purposes. In response to stress, adrenaline (epinephrine) is produced. Each body is unique and produces a variety of chemicals in varying quantities. When a person takes aspirin (a chemical) for migraine headaches, the chemical makeup of the individual’s body changes.

You’ve probably heard that when two chemicals are combined in the same proportions, at the same temperature, and so on, they produce the same reaction. That may be true, but when two different people take the same chemical (such as aspirin), their reactions will never be identical, as no two people have identical chemicals in their bodies. One person taking aspirin will have a different reaction than another person taking aspirin. Additionally, this is true for natural migraine headache treatments. Because no two people are identical, no two people will respond identically to a migraine headache treatment method.

Therefore, just because a particular migraine headache treatment does not work for one person does not mean it will not work for you. There are numerous effective alternatives to medication for migraine headache relief. You simply have to try one to see if it works for you.

Chiropractic care, or chiropractic manipulations, is a natural and widely used treatment method for migraine headaches. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to provide relief for over 80% of headache patients. Additionally, chiropractic care has been demonstrated to be extremely safe. Headaches are caused by spinal problems, and when these spinal problems are treated by chiropractors, a high percentage of their patients experience pain relief.

Biofeedback is another natural way to alleviate migraine headaches. This is a relatively safe and potentially effective method of pain relief. Biofeedback is not a treatment modality, but rather a training program that teaches a person how to control their autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. Normally automatic functions in the body, such as blood pressure regulation and heart rate, can be voluntarily controlled. This technique enables a person to exert control over their own heart rate, blood pressure, skin temperature, and muscle relaxation.

It’s a well-known fact that stress results in muscle tension. Furthermore, nobody can deny that muscle tension contributes to pain and headaches. Additionally, it is a fact that by relaxing this muscle tension, particularly in the neck and head, migraine headaches or neck pain caused by the tension can be alleviated. Biofeedback does not always require machinery. Once the biofeedback technique is mastered, the equipment is no longer required. The migraine sufferer can now achieve the desired effect at any time. A person who has received biofeedback training can exert some control over certain bodily functions, such as muscle relaxation, which can help alleviate headache pain.

Another possible cause of headaches is an excessive intake of salt. Certain individuals simply cannot get enough of it. They pour it recklessly onto their food. Additionally, excessive salt can and does result in headaches. What is the remedy? Simply reducing salt intake can occasionally prevent headaches.

Food sensitivities have also been implicated in the development of migraine headaches in some individuals. Migraines can be triggered by a variety of foods, including cheese, alcohol, MSG (monosodium glutamate – a food additive), yeast, wheat, nuts, avocados, beans, bananas, oranges (and other citrus fruits), pork, vinegar (and pickled foods), dairy products, caffeine, chocolate, and onions. The term “migraine triggers” refers to foods that cause migraine headaches. Individuals who suffer from migraine headaches as a result of food allergies can alleviate or eliminate their pain by avoiding the trigger foods.

It may sound straightforward, but determining which foods, if any, are causing the migraine headaches requires some detective work. Therefore, how can you determine which foods are to blame? The logical approach is to keep track of what you eat and when you eat it. Create three columns on each page of a small notebook, one for each day. On the left side of the page, the first column will list the hours of the day. The second column down the page’s center will contain a list of the foods consumed that day. And the third column on the right side of the page will include a list of your symptoms (headaches).

The food diary works as follows: if you had an orange, cereal, and milk for breakfast at 8 a.m., you would write “orange, cereal, milk” in the middle (food) column, directly to the right of the time (8 a.m.) column. Make a note of everything you consume from this list and the time you consume it.

Following that, whenever you have a migraine headache, write “migraine headache” or “headache” in the right (symptoms) column that corresponds to the time your headache began (in the left column). For instance, if you began experiencing pain from one of your migraine headaches at 2 PM, you would write “headache” directly across from 2 PM in the left (time) column.

Once you’ve had a few migraine headaches, you can review your food diary to determine which foods you consumed shortly before you began experiencing pain. For instance, if you had three migraine headaches in a one-month period and consumed milk shortly before each attack, milk could be the cause. It may take several weeks or even months to reach a conclusion, but over time, by determining which foods or ingredients in these foods are causing your pain, you will be able to eliminate these ingredients and alleviate your pain.

Stress is probably the most common cause of headaches. Individuals who are frequently tense in their lives may develop headaches as a result of their increased tension. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors, including work-related or familial stress. And, while it is not always possible to eliminate the source of stress, it is frequently possible to alleviate the muscle tension and pain associated with it.

Biofeedback training (as described previously) is one technique for reducing stress. Other methods include taking a warm bath or shower, lying down and relaxing in a quiet dark room, having someone massage the muscles in your neck and head (temporal region) to help relieve tension and muscle spasms, or applying something cold (ice) to the back of the neck (at the base of the skull). When using ice, avoid placing it directly on the skin. Between the ice and the skin, place some damp paper towels that have been wrung dry. Regular exercise can also help reduce tension over time.

We discussed five natural migraine headache treatment options. They are all considered to be safe and effective for a wide variety of people. There are numerous other natural treatment options available to you. If you suffer from headaches, it may be beneficial to try some of these treatments or to conduct your own research. However, as a word of caution, it is always prudent to consult a chiropractor or medical doctor before self-treating a health condition.

Helen Keller

“Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.”

Hosea Ballou

“No one has a greater asset for his business than a man’s pride in his work.”