Baclofen for Benzo-Induced Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Sep 18, 2016.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      From what I understand, L-Baclofen would be best to try for tinnitus but that is not on the market (well except for research purposes). This is probably another wrong theory but I figured I would put it out there. Is it possible that benzo induced tinnitus is due to GABAa receptor problems? What if we used a drug that worked on GABAb receptors instead such as Baclofen? I know it works differently so it might not work but figured I would put it out there and see if anyone had any experience with it. Here is a video on GABA receptors:

      2-Minute Neuroscience: GABA


      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baclofen

      On Baclofen, but more on L-Baclofen:

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3297816/

      I have no doubt that Baclofen would come with its own withdrawal symptoms but what if the GABAa receptors could somehow get better while using Baclofen and withdrawing from a Benzo? I have no freaking clue about this but figured I would ask you all if you knew anything or had any experience with Baclofen for Benzo induced tinnitus only.
       
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    2. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      The regular baclofen sold at pharmacies is quite useless for t, maybe it will make you sleepy if you take a gigantic dose and act as a muscle relaxant. Some doctors prescribe it for vertigo, i don't really know why.
      If you manage to get your hands on L-Baclofen, maybe you can share your results for t.
       
    3. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I've been curious about this but have never seen l-bac available anywhere besides expensive, dubious and legally questionable custom synthesis shops.

      I suspect that if it worked the risk profile would be similar to benzos.
       
    4. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Have you ever tried it? If so was it for benzo induced tinnitus?
       
    5. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
    6. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Found this on google...I guess it is good news/bad news...good news is the T was getting lower and lower, bad news is it looks like the taper off baclofen can be pretty bad.
       
    7. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I tried the regular baclofen (at large doses) with unimpressive and expected results. No change on the t front.
      I don't know why my tinnitus started. It wasn't sound or drug related.
       

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