the truss rods in all of my guitars work exactly the opposite of what you are saying. loosening it allows the strings to create the valley, or relief. tightening it takes away relief and tightening it too much creates a backbow and pushes the strings closer to the neck. to the op....loosen the truss rod 1/4 turn and let it sit awhile. this may fix your problem. adjusting the relief is always the first step after putting on new strings, so, if your relief is already good, then adjust the saddles. then the intonation. try to find youtube vids on how to check relief.