Can Food Induced Tinnitus Spikes Become Permanent Spikes?

Discussion in 'Support' started by another sean, Nov 11, 2018.

    1. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      So I'm sure many of us get spikes with certain foods. One notable one for me is dairy. But I still consume dairy knowing a spike will come and go.

      But today a spike has not faded like they usually do after having some yogurt.

      I'll give it more time before worrying about it too much but it posed the question, do food spikes cause actual damage over time and can actually raise one's base line permanently if done too often?
       
    2. Tex

      Tex Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      In over ten years of this I don't think any food has ever spiked mine. Mine is LOUD all the time. I have noticed that alcohol lowers it, but raises it higher for a while the next day.
       
    3. juliob
      Confused

      juliob Member

      Location:
      Brazil
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Antidepressants / Loud Sound Exposure
      Hmm... anecdotal, but in my experience, no. But I think the majority of the people here will say that food will cause only temporary spikes if any. We have this noise with us already... to also live cherry picking the food we eat would be too much lol.
       
    4. AUTHOR
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      another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      lots of foods spike mine. caffeine, salt, vinegar, citrus and dairy mainly. Just not sure if its harmless or not over the long run tinnitus wise.
       
    5. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Did you reach a conclusion about this? I've been thinking about this also, but it has to do with CBD and other medical herbs
       
    6. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      Food doesn't. If you think you have a spike from food, it is probably a coincidence and something else did it.

      Exception might be something spicy but it would be temporary. I don't see how food would make t or any ear condition worse.

      Sugar and salt is claimed to do something but what is the science behind that?
       
    7. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      With pulsatile tinnitus due to pseudotumor cerebri - intercranial hypertension which may have association to the thyroid, certain foods are concerns when there's too much of vitamin A. Both these disorders can relate to the development of eye vision problems and floaters. Eyes need Vitamin A, so it's a no win situation. Vitamin D is said to be needed with both these highlighted conditions. Pulsatile tinnitus can relate to deposits from unhealthy foods. Like certain medications or inflammation, certain foods can increase physical problems where in return tinnitus and hyperacusis can increase.
       
    8. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Why would coming from a can have any significance on whether it causes tinnitus?
       
    9. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016/2017/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm definitely not an expert, but this article is about diet for Meniére's and hydrops.

      https://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/menieres/hydrops.html
       
    10. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Ah yes, I've been wondering about this.

      Like for instance, say coffee spikes my tinnitus (it doesn't) and I still want to drink it... Would it be better to avoid everything that spikes tinnitus if my hope is to have it become less intrusive over time?

      I think this is a very important question for nerve wrecks like me. If it spikes, attention is drawn to the tinnitus for me at least... And giving your tinnitus attention can make it permanently worse according to some posters here.
       
    11. MattS
      Relaxed

      MattS Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Power Tools
      I have no idea if caffeine spikes mine, because I have it every day. Could try to break the pattern, I suppose... goodness I love my coffee though.
       
    12. Raphael7713
      Alone

      Raphael7713 Member

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden.
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 14, 2017.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      I'm not a doctor but it doesn't sound logical that a tinnitus spike that is food induced should be permanent. Once your system has got rid of the substance from your system your spike should ease down.
       

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