In October 2016 I got really loud tinnitus a week after playing live in a metal band. Since then, I've quit my musical career. Quit much of everything honestly. Nothing has been the same since.
I had mild tinnitus before this incident, and always wore high-grade hearing protection, but it seems not even that was enough to protect me.
I'm not able to sleep properly at night. I can't focus on much of anything. The sound inside my head makes me really sad, and what is worse is there is no reliable treatment in my country. I have a hard time smiling. The expression I have in the picture is what I usually look like these days.
Every day is a struggle now, not to mention every night. I wonder all the time when a cure will be available to me, and if I will ever be able to have a good night's sleep again.
I've visited several doctors, gone through behavioral therapy, even gone through surgery for my eustachian tubes, but none of it has helped.
I came upon Stem Cell Treatment when reading this journal, among many others: https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/my-trip-to-bangkok-stem-cell-treatment-journal.1884/
Seeing as it is a reliable treatment I decided I should attempt it, since supposedly my inner ear is damaged. Turns out it's really really expensive for a guy like me, being a student, and the country I live in doesn't seem that interested in helping out, so I turn to whoever reads this.
With enough money I could afford to travel to Bangkok and go through stem cell therapy, get my tinnitus down, and possibly get my life back. In the case I do, I won't take any risks by performing live again.
I realize that it's a lot of money I'm asking for, but I'm willing to give it a shot. Enough people might come together and I might actually get help, in which case I would be eternally grateful. I will be trying to save up what I can on my end too of course.
Getting my life back would mean a lot, that's for sure.
Thank you for your time.
- Karin Magnusson
- Jenny M
- Olav Övrebö
- Olle Renius
- Emma Wahrenberg
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