Anyone Get Tinnitus from Caffeine? My Tinnitus Started After Having an Energy Drink Celsius

Discussion in 'Support' started by katie.s, Oct 19, 2020.

    1. katie.s

      katie.s Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caffeine
      Hi, I’m Katie and new to tinnitus.

      I recently got tinnitus from drinking an energy drink called Celsius that has 200 mg of caffeine. Which is so odd to me because I’m a regular high caffeine drinker. But anyway so after I drank it I experienced ringing in my ears. I thought it was in both ears. After a day or two I think it went to one ear? Still not sure.

      So I have a ringing in my left ear and it’s driving me crazy. I can barely eat and I’m pretty sure I’m experiencing a bit of depression.

      Has anyone gotten tinnitus from caffeine? Please tell me I’m not alone.
       
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    2. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Intrusive and debilitating since 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It can make pre-existing tinnitus appear louder, but not cause tinnitus as far as I know. I would consider other causes for your tinnitus, there are so many things that are more likely to have caused it than this specific energy drink.
       
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    3. Kendra

      Kendra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSNHL/ Acoustic Trauma
      I’d go to an ENT and get your hearing and ears checked. It would be unusual for caffeine to have caused it.
       
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      katie.s

      katie.s Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caffeine
      I never had any ringing in my ears before that. And it started instantly after drinking it. My doctor said it could have caused high blood pressure? I don’t have a history of high blood pressure. I don’t know. None of it makes sense to me. I’m afraid to drink caffeine or alcohol again.
       
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      katie.s

      katie.s Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caffeine
      I’m trying. Sadly it’s taking longer than I would like. I can’t even get a hearing test until January. And then need a referral to see an ENT from audiology. Kaiser.
       
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    6. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Since you are a regular high caffeine drinker, perhaps it was another ingredient in the energy drink. Can you list the other ingredients
      If you need a hearing test, there may be a place that sells hearing aids around you that would do it for free. Some years ago I got a couple of free hearing tests and one time a hearing aid guy looked into my ear one time and told me I had some fluid behind the eardrum. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this right now. I hope your tinnitus goes away asap.
       
    7. Kendra

      Kendra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSNHL/ Acoustic Trauma
      What country are you located in? Just asking because in the US anyway you don’t need to have a referral to see an ENT.
       
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      AUTHOR
      katie.s

      katie.s Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caffeine
      The drink is advertised as “healthy”. I will look to see about the hearing tests being offered at hearing aid stores. Thank you! Is the hearing test any different than just a dr looking inside with an otoscope?
       

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      katie.s

      katie.s Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caffeine
      I am in the US. I have Kaiser and they keep telling me I can’t see an ENT without a referral from audiology.
       
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    10. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      You are very welcome. If I understand correctly, I think they use a machine called an audiometer and play various frequencies at various volumes and you tell them if you can hear them or not. I don't know if all hearing aid places do this but the one I went to could look into your ear with some device and also could clean it if he saw wax in it. You would have to ask them if they do that and there might be a charge if they do. The guy wasn't a doctor though. I hope you get better soon.
       
    11. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      That is not accurate. It depends on the insurance you have. In the U.S.A. many people do have to get a referral from their primary care physician, to see a specialist.
       
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    12. Kendra

      Kendra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSNHL/ Acoustic Trauma
      If that’s the case you probably just need a referral period. Not specifically from audiology. You could ask for one from your GP or go into an urgent care or even the ER explain what is going on, make sure you get across to them that you are very concerned and don’t think you can wait till January for an audiology appointment, and ask for a referral from them. The next option would be to pay out of pocket for the ENT visit.
       
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      katie.s

      katie.s Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caffeine
      Thank you so much . Thankfully I was able to get an appointment with audiology tomorrow so hopefully it goes well!
       
    14. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      You are very welcome. I hope things go well for you!
       
    15. donotringatme

      donotringatme Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD, TMD, CI
      I guess you could do an MRN, could be a vestibular issue. Try chamomile in boiled water and add some honey, it works as a natural relaxer. If that can get you to sleep fine, you’ve won half the battle.
       
    16. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      destroy all creatures. they cannot be regenerated.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      I doubt it but I've used caffeine daily since 2004 so how would I know?
       

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