Some have a whistle in your ear. Or a thump, a hiss, a noise. About 15 percent of the Swiss population are affected in some Form, either temporarily or permanently of Tinnitus. For those who are seriously ill, it is a torment. Donja Stempfle, 50, had almost ten years of strong Tinnitus and is healthy today. In her book, "Forget about the Tinnitus! And healing there are, however," she describes how she had nearly resigned, because the Doctors gave her no hope. Stempfle is a Medical assistant and lives in the vicinity of Munich.
woman Stempfle, how are you?
Good! But as a cancer patient remains cancer patient, so, too, a Tinnitus Patient remains always Tinnitus Patient. But I forget about the Tinnitus more often – for example, if I have to fill out at the doctor on the form with the pre-existing conditions. I would say the Tinnitus is 98 percent gone. He is only in the Background. If I would concentrate, I could get him.
you have suffered greatly and for a very long time under the Tinnitus. How did you get it?
I had worked for at the time was a Hotel on Ibiza, in the summer months so much. I lay one Night on the left ear and heard a Knock. I turned around then and me on the right ear and there it was gone. Therefore, I have not observed it. But the Pounding in the ear was getting worse and worse; I was totally revised, and also had a private load. I heard the Knock and then also during the day, and it has also changed.
"First of all, it has become better, that I was pregnant."
It was such an electrifying sound, a Doing – as if you hop on to these old mattresses with spirals around it. I am a Spanish doctor, who said, the tension in the cervical spine. He prescribed me medication, but nothing helped. Two months later, I'm off to a German doctor on the island of Ibiza, said it was now chronic, so I would have to live with now. For relief, he was not acupuncture, but the half on the Fast.
you are back to Germany ...
Yes, 2010. Hold on, before I got to Ibiza the Atlas set up. After that, has changed the sound again – it was as if you hit with soft mallets on a drum. That was better, but still bad.
she knows the Suffering of Tinnitus patients: Donja Stempfle talks about her experience with the disease. Video: Youtube
So bad that you went in Germany from doctor to doctor.
Yes. But first, it is much better that I was pregnant. My focus was now on the child, on the other, the tissue is during pregnancy softer, and so the Tinnitus was a little easier. But when my son was born, it became much worse: the high tones of the baby, swollen rice, the sleep deprivation and the Tinnitus I was not able to continue to live. I was then at all the Doctors, you can imagine: family doctor. Ear, Nose, And Throat Specialist. Heart specialist, because you had to check if maybe something is wrong with the carotid artery. Angiologist, which is a doctor for blood vessels. Back Home Doctor. Re-ENT, where MRI of the cervical spine and of the skull were made. Neurologist.
No one has helped?
None. I would have taken all the medication, I would have agreed to it in each OP. But they all said only: "you will not miss anything. You forget the Tinnitus. You live with it." Family doctors and ear, nose, and throat doctors are quickly overwhelmed by Tinnitus, you need to know about it too little. At the end I was admitted in-patient in a hospital. Without Success. I was discharged and was untreatable.
How it went with you?
I was wondering which tree I put my car. I didn't do it, because I have a child. Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror, and thought, we have to look at how the ear pulsates as it moves. It was so strong.
And then you decided to fight once again.
I realized that I had run the noise for years. I was caught up in the Suffering, have always tried to come to some extent through the day. I said to myself: enough, I research on the Internet. And since I have found a specialist. He was the first doctor I had the feeling that he has a clue what I'm talking about. He told me that with my masticatory muscles a little voice, and advised me strongly to go to a dentist.
"The Tinnitus has cost me a total of about 40'000 euros."
In the book you write that you experienced because for the first time, an improvement.
Yes. I only got a Splint, because my teeth were totally ground off.
crunched at night, with the teeth?
Exactly. And then a tooth was made upholstery.
The Kaubereich is quite close to the ears. And my jaw was moved as a child, I had braces, I had to tension a few car accidents, a failed spinal column position of the neck. Tinnitus is a multi-causal disease. Anyway, I got this Dental clean-up ...
... for 30'000 euros, as in the book.
(laughs) Yes. The Tinnitus has cost me a total of about 40'000 euros.
But the Dental clean-up has helped.
Yes, very. And at the same time, I was at a pain therapist who works with Natural medicine and self of Tinnitus was affected. She has looked at my blood and saw that I had deficiency symptoms, the beneficiaries of the Tinnitus. I have restored the bowel and the change in your diet. For half a year I ate mostly vegetables, carbs, waived, hardly drank coffee, hardly any alcohol, lots of water. I will be eating today is still healthy.
you eat just a cheese cake ...
(laughs) which is good for the soul.
"If it is really bad, you can go from get out of the Situation."
Very dogmatic, one should not be anyway. Leads to merely tension.
Exactly. Anyway, all of this helped: exercises dental rehabilitation, gut rehabilitation, nutrition, acupuncture, osteopathy, Sport, exercise, and relaxation. The Tinnitus was successively quieter. He was then partially off, and I thought suddenly: Where is the Tinnitus?
What do you do when it occurs?
brain training. And there are certain Exercises that help to control the noise. You knock on, for example, the thymus gland, the relaxed.
Here, the thymus gland (pointing to a point on the upper part of the sternum, below the thyroid gland). If it is really bad, you can go from get out of the Situation. With out my I go, that you leave the house. Best barefoot. There is then steered to the sensation from the head to the feet.
"Tinnitus Sufferers resign at some point. I want to help you."
see also enough relaxation? Stress contributes to the Tinnitus.
I look better on me. I used to be fatigued me permanently. I'm the typical Tinnitus personality, make me pressure, I'm much of a perfectionist. But now I don't know when to stop, go over boundaries, say "no" and "I can't".
they're fine now. You could enjoy, relax, Massage, swim – things that make you happy. Why this book?
I want to make people who suffer from Tinnitus, courage.
In your book, is at the beginning of the sentence: If your doctor says: "There is no prospect of improvement for their Tinnitus", then that is what you believe.
Tinnitus Sufferers resign at some point. I want to help you. This is a cheerful encouraging book someone has written of himself was ill, and now is healed. But you do not need to do something else, the Tinnitus goes away. My Motto is: The will shows the way, peace is the goal.
"Forget about the Tinnitus: And healing it is yet," Donja Stempfle, herbig Verlag, bookplates, CHF 25.50
Created: 03.04.2019, 20:41 PM