Any idea why Mexican food causes spikes?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Isabella 123, Jun 3, 2014.

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    1. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Arlington VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Just curious, I've noticed others have posted that it causes spikes for them and am realizing (big Mexican lunch today) that it does seem to make my t louder for hours. What do you think is in that kind of food that would stimulate the brain?
       
    2. ItalianMan
      Fine

      ItalianMan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Spices and chili, naturally !
       
    3. Jeff M.
      Cowabunga

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Maybe high Sodium??
       
    4. Isabella 123
      Curious

      Isabella 123 Member

      Location:
      Arlington VA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Yes I think it might be the sodium because that would draw moisture out of the inner ear? I have noticed that sometimes when I have a spike if I really concentrate on getting well hydrated it comes down. My doc said that what causes spikes is usually things that stimulate the brain. I had to stop taking my estrogen supplements because they cause a huge spike (estrogen is a brain stimulant as well as its other purposes). Of course some people's spikes are noise related, but mine don't seem to be.
       

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