How am I going to live with this noise in my head for the rest of my life?
At the ripe old age of 29, I was pretty embarrassed that I was already having to put subtitles on whilst watching Orange is the New Black. I had recently been diagnosed with hearing loss induced by tinnitus and, after many a Google search, had been disappointed to find that there is currently no known cure or treatment.
Tinnitus is a perceived ringing in the ears that can sound like a buzzing, clicking or (as mine is) a constant high pitched screeching. It’s not always clear what causes it but it is often associated with depression and anxiety.
Tinnitus is not only brought on by anxiety, but also causes anxiety, so you can imagine the fun I was having, along with lack of sleep, loss of concentration etc.
It came to a head one day when my husband returned from work to find me on the living room floor with my hands clasped over my ears, blubbering,
“I don’t know how I can live with this noise in my head for the rest of my life.”
Ever the level-headed one of the two of us, my husband said to me “let’s deal with how you’re feeling right now” and suggested I try CBD. I was willing to try anything at that point and we used a local business directory to ring every CBD company listed until a lady answered in a phone call that changed my life forever.
The poor woman listened to me wail on about how I was feeling and within 20 minutes I was at her house picking up my first tiny bottle of 10% CBD oil. As I sat in the car and squeezed this funny tasting brown liquid under my tongue, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t holding out much hope.
Slowly over the next half an hour, my trembling disposition melted away and I was left with a sense of calm that I hadn’t experienced in a long time. Weirdly, my tinnitus was still there; still loud, still screeching, but I just wasn’t as bothered by it.
That night, I slept better than I had done for weeks, and the next night, and the next night after that, until I began to realise that I was starting to manage my problems without the constant irritation around my head.
I couldn’t wait to learn more about this “miraculous” product and share it with the world.
And that’s where our story begins…