It’s wonderful to find a thread on tinnitus! Thank you! I’ve had it for many years, with the same diagnosis as Gillian. I, too, find that when I eat inflammatory foods, drink alcohol, or do anything inflammatory (I have an substance addiction Gillian’s method is helping me with), my tinnitus is much louder for the few days following. And when I pay attention to not doing or ingesting anything inflammatory, it’s quieter. I also can feel the difference in my joints (arthritis). One more thing: meditation helps too. Keeping calm and not anxious or agitated in any way. So, I’ve been implementing that into my morning routine, too, though this one is hard for me. I’m 67 years old, and I have to say that it really is hard to teach an old dog new tricks! But it can be done, and I’m determined to be living proof!