After Stopping Clonazepam, Where Was Your Tinnitus Loudness Level?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Selah1281, Jul 22, 2019.

    1. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So when my tinnitus began last month within a few days it was horribly loud the majority of the time. Probably like 8/10 on a 1 to 10 scale.

      After going to a psychiatrist he gave me Clonazepam which has quieted the tinnitus completely at times, lowered it in general to when it is occurring to a level of about 2-3/10 and made my hyperacusis unnoticeable other than one incident in the first thread I posted a few days ago.

      I’ve seen the threads about spikes after withdrawal from meds and whatnot. What I’m wondering is if after those subsided anyone’s level was quieter than it initially was. I don’t want to continue on benzos long term but honestly I’m in fear of going back to the level it was at initially.

      And I’m not implying quieter because they took a medicine for a period of time. I mean just in general like maybe it subsided some naturally while you were medicated.
       
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      Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Anyone have any input? Thanks in advance.
       
    3. Michael B
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      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Location:
      San Diego, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stupidity
      Selah, you were prescribed the medication because you and your doctor thought you'd benefit from it. It worked, it helped you get through the first few weeks and you are right to now consider weening off of it. If you are taking it regularly, I suggest talking to your doctor on how to actually do that so that it will have the least negative effort on your tinnitus. There's a good chance that your tinnitus will eventually subside naturally as it does for many. But at the same time you might consider talking to your doctor about using the medication on an as needed basis. That will be up to you. Good luck and keep us informed.

      Mike
       
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