Alcohol and Peace

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tom Cnyc, Oct 21, 2016.

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    1. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Alcohol completely resolves my symptoms. Anyone else?
       
    2. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Almost yes.

      It's a fine line though.
       
    3. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      If only It didn't render me useless.
       
    4. Mahr
      Doh

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      Does alcohol resolve alle the symptoms or are you drinking that much so you don't care anymore..
       
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    5. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Same here , few beers and i am T free. ?
       
    6. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I think that alcohol thins the blood , maybe thats why ?
      IN fact , alcohol and sitting in a jacuzzi for an hour are the only two things that have a positive effect on my T.
      I should just sit in the hot tub all day with a beer and i am good.
       
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    7. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I think it's due to the effect alcohol has on the nervous system, just helps to turn everything down.
       
    8. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I heard that alcohol and benzos have "something" in common although a benzo would not completely stop my T like alcohol does.
       
    9. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I used to be pretty good with alcohol, felt it helped me, but more recently I find it spikes me more. Sometimes when I'm out drinking and for the next couple of days or so after.

      Plus it can make me have more fleeting tinnitus episodes where my hearing drops out and I get a much louder noise.
       
    10. Andrea White
      Artistic

      Andrea White Member

      Location:
      Reading
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not known, probably regular ear cleansing/syringing
      @Steve H
      I was told that alcohol was a no no with Tinnitus - I've not had had a glass of red wine in over a year - so seeing your posts, maybe I should try it again?
       
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    11. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Alcohol doesn't affect me at all. If anything it soothes it.
       
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    12. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Benzos and alcohol actually do have some things in common in regards to how they work on the brain. People with anxiety disorders can be at risk for problem drinking -- although too much alcohol, ironically, also can cause panic.

      Anyway, re. tinnitus and alcohol: I also find one or two glasses of wine can calm down my T, although it never completely goes away. But too much alcohol? Way wicked tinnitus. At least for me.
       
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    13. John G

      John G Member

      Beer really helps quiet things down for me. Wine on the other hand makes my T worse.

      So I have found my temporary " T " cure in a bottle. Haha

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    14. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Hi Andrea, there are no hard and fast rules. Like you see written around here people have varying degrees of help and harm from alcohol. I guess that everything in moderation is generally okay, if you feel like it try a couple of glasses of wine and see how you feel after.
       
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    15. Jomo

      Jomo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/4/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      going for a rim shot on the snare drum.
      Had half a beer the other day..didnt notice a thing..only half but it had like 8% alcohol.
       
    16. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Alcohol lowers my t. However too much or mixing wine and beer will start my inner ear muscles twitching sometimes for hours at a time. Weird.
       
    17. Kratos
      Suicidal

      Kratos Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Short loud sound + Stress
      Interesting. Can you use that technique when you have a spike to bring T back to baseline instead of waiting for days for the spike to settle?
       
    18. Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      Alcohol takes your t away like 100% away?
       
    19. RaZaH
      Dancing

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      If i get drunk I have zero tinnitus, literally 100% tinnitus free.
      Come to think of it , I guess alcohol thins blood ? Maybe that is it ?
       
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    20. Rasmus
      Badass

      Rasmus Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      around 02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure maybe to much noise
      does alcohol help against T? ;D that would be a nice cure :D i have heard it made it worse :/
       
    21. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      For me alcohol really helps, couple of glasses of red wine and maybe a shot of whiskey and it's all good. The balance issue stays but is morphed with the alcohol, it's a double edged sword but better than reality.
       
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    22. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      it doesn't make it worse. a hangover does suck though.
       
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    23. Jacob83
      Balanced

      Jacob83 Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones
      alcohol is one of the very few things that affects my T. A beer or two doesn't really do anything to it, but if I tie one on and enjoy more than a few pints of a delicious ale, my head is just buzzing with T.
       
    24. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      For me alcohol tones my T down a shade...or rather...getting a slight buzz makes me completely not focus on my T...I care less about it. But it generally doesn't turn my T down to zero.

      All said, I never use alcohol to get rid of my T. I only drink in certain social situations for fun because on balance I am all about health and living a healthy lifestyle. A steady diet of alcohol doesn't fit my lifestyle.
       
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    25. Foncky
      Rebellious

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A stupid 140dB popped balloon.
      It makes it way worse for me.

      So I drink beers with no alcohol and I'm very boring.
       
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    26. Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      I wish it took away all symptoms but it does make me not care about it or think about it as much. It's the only thing getting me to fall asleep the past two months.
       

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