Birth Control — Can It Cause Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by kaycee, Dec 19, 2014.

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    1. kaycee
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      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Has anyone heard of tinnitus being caused by birth.control??

      I've been taking mine since Nov 2009 and got my tinnitus Nov 2014. Not sure of what the cause is. Has anyone gotten tinnitus from birth control and if they stopped did their T go away or quiet down?
       
    2. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      I took birth control for a very short time in the years 2002 and 2003, before I had my T. I took TRICYCLEN, not sure what the name is in the USA.

      In my case, no impact, no T, nothing.

      I used to have a IUD (mirena), the one that releases hormones and sometimes stops your period. I didn't have T back then and it didn't cause it.

      I now have a IUD made of copper. It's my second one. No impact on my T.

      My sister has taken a bunch of birth control pills, she has tried nearly everything available in Canada. She does not have T and exposes herself to very loud music shows...

      Hope this helps!!
       
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    3. kaycee
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      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      How did you end up with t
       
    4. kaycee
      Doubtful

      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      I now have a IUD made of copper. It's my second one. No impact on my T.

      Hope this helps!![/QUOTE]
      Looks like you had T by the time you had IUD copper?
       
    5. Hudson
      Cowboy

      Hudson Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      I would be very surprised if the birth control took 5 years to cause your tinnitus. If it was the cause I imagine it would have happened a lot sooner than that.

      Have you had any sickness, major stress events or noise traumas recently?
       
    6. kaycee
      Doubtful

      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      No sickness I got t in earl November bf and I went to a racing show in Los Angeles in early October. Only heard the normal quick ringing and it went away
      Never heard it until November. I'm started to get sensitive of hearing idk if it's because of the weather. No hearing loss took two hearing test
       
    7. kaycee
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      kaycee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      As far as stress i actually.was losing sleep some days due to boyfriend snoring consistently and I would wake up in the middle of the night and move to the couch.
       
    8. Jbeans

      Jbeans Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      I Believe that quitting birth control started my tinnitus . Doctors have all discredited my theory though
       

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