Can Prednisone Cause Your Tinnitus to Increase While Taking It?

Discussion in 'Support' started by quietatnight, Feb 18, 2016.

    1. quietatnight
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      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      Hi everyone

      I just started to take prednisone steroids yesterday and I was wondering has ANYONE ever had their tinnitus increase from taking it, or while they were taking the 9 day prednisone steroid treatment ? I know it's supposed to help lower the tinnitus, and stop hearing loss. I have spoke with doctors and pharmacist's and they say it is NOT an ototoxin drug, So I'm assuming that it's safe to take. After I took my first dose yesterday afternoon that night about 12 hours later I seemed to have developed a bad spike and increase in my tinnitus, made no sense to me. I have taken predinsone a couple of times before over the years with no problems.


      Please let me know, any input or info would be helpful and appreciated from people that have taken prednosone.


      Thank You


      Louie
      Quietatnight
       
    2. adam2525
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      adam2525 Member

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      I've taken it many times with no adverse tinnitus effects. From my experience of taking the drug I don't think there is any connection to your spike from taking the meds.
       
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      quietatnight
      Frustrated

      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      Hi Adam

      Thank you for respounding, yes I do agree with you, I doubt that it had anything to do with the predinsone, it may have been my lack of sleep, or just my OCD acting up again, plus I had fallen alseep on the couch ( one thing I never do ) because I know better to take a short 30 minute nap, that when you wake up for some reason tinnitus will spike up. My OCD may have made it seem worse. I think many people have that problem, and never take naps during the day time because of it.


      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
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      AUTHOR
      quietatnight
      Frustrated

      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      I also read about a hundered post on here of people that took predinsone with no problems at all with their tinnitus increasing, I could not fine even one that did.


      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
    5. adam2525
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      adam2525 Member

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      I think you have just summed it up. Naps can be lethal.
       
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      quietatnight
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      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      After reading all of those post about people that have taken predinsone, just about all of them said that they did NOT really get any long lasting relief, some said that they did for a few days, but once the medication wore off their tinnitus went right back to where it was, so what's the point ? Why even take the chance is the way I see it. I still hope that this slight increase that I hear right now will go back down to my baseline soon.



      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
    7. CDNThailand

      CDNThailand Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MP3, Stress, TMJ
      Well...I got some spikes and headaches, but they were temporary, and might also be due to anxiety...it all became normal after I stopped the drugs.
       
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    8. Dana Cunningham

      Dana Cunningham Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Race car engine noise, no ear protection for over 30 years
      I have been taking prednisone for a month to see if it will help with my lupus pain. A few things I've noticed this last week that I've had mood swings, my blood pressure has gone up, I'm having low--grade to intense headaches and my tinnitus has doubled. I'm not a doctor but I think the tinnitus and headaches were effected by the raised blood pressure, but that's still a side effect from the prednisone. My doctor was doing a month trial and if we know the prednisone will work then she'll switch me to something like Humira, Arava or Enbril. I hope this helps
       
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      quietatnight
      Frustrated

      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      I have taken predisone many times before with no problems with my tinnitus. I took a couple of doses a couple of days ago and noticed that my tinnitus started to ramped up 3 hours after I took the second dose I seem to have a spike now. I was wondering, I called 2 pharmacy's they told me that their is nothing in their data sheet about it causing tinnitus, and my GP & ENT doctor's have always been told that predisone is NOT an ottoxic drug that will NOT cause tinnitus. I'm asking if anyone on here has run into this ? Is this even possible ? I'm really having a very hard time trying out what happened and what to expect ? The tinnitus increase is driving me up a wall, I'm ready to jump out a window. How could I be so stupid not to research this first ? I can't live like this .

      I need some support at this point, I would really appreciate, any words of hope that this till settel down. This is just crazy. I'm so lost right now.


      Thank You

      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
    10. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      I've been on methylpredinosolone 3 times in the last few months for T and ALL 3 times my it spiked my T temporarily for a couple of days about 2-3 hours after taking the first dose but went back down. If yours spikes, I wouldn't worry. It will likely go back down after you're off the medication.
       
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      AUTHOR
      quietatnight
      Frustrated

      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      @racerfish


      Is methylpredinosolome the same as predinsone ? How many doses was your treatment, and the amount of mil were the pills if I may ask ? Did you complete your your 3 treatments when you did them. Mine was a nine day course of three 10 mil pills for 3 days, then two 10 mil pills for 3 days, then one mil pill for 3 days. But in this last case this week I only took the first 2 doses of three 10 mil pills, for the first 2 days and then I just stopped. So I'm hoping that like you once it get's out of my system my tinnitus will go back down to my baseline. It always has in the past years.



      Thank You getting back to me


      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
    12. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      Both drugs do the same thing. Methylprednisolone is a little easier on the body and has slightly fewer side effects according to my doctor. I was put on a 6 day taper course and completed all of them. The first time I took it I almost stopped because the spike in my T was so bad, but my doctor told me to finish it off.

      I do think that the medication helped me. In all 3 instances my T went back down to baseline after I finished taking it.

      Here's a pic of what I took.
      steroid-pack-for-back-pain-1.jpg
       
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      quietatnight
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      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      @racerfish


      I guess they are very much alike, my pack was just a little smaller dose pills. how long after you finished your pack did your tinnitus go back to your baseline ?

      Hey are you from the US ? I know it's Easter weekend but if your not busy I would like to talk to you about this on the phone for a couple of minutes if you can. I have few questions about your case If you have the time feel free to give me a call. Or let me know of another day they you can. It's just so slow trying to talk in here. I sent you my phone number in a private message.


      Thank You

      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
    14. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      My T went back to baseline about a day or 2 after I finished taking the meds.

      I sent you a PM.
       
    15. teacher34

      teacher34 Member

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Did your T get back down to baseline eventually?
       
    16. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      quietatnight
      Frustrated

      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      @teacher34


      Yes, it did finally go back down, it took about 3 days, but it returned back to about 95% of my baseline. Even so, I have decided to not take it anymore in the future. I just don't trust it, and I suggest that you do the same. I feel that the gain is very little, and only temporary. To me it's just not worth the chance, besides it has a lot of nasty side effects.

      I hope that this is helpful for you, I'm sorry that I did not get back to you sooner. I hope that your doing better.


      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
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