Can Steroids Help Drug Induced Tinnitus? Venlafaxine (Effexor) Spiked My Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Grand05, Jan 12, 2020.

    1. Grand05

      Grand05 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection

      I've had mild tinnitus for 6 years. On the 3rd of January this year I took Venlafaxine (Effexor) for anxiety, starting with 37.5 mg a day and when I upped the dose on the 5th of January to 75 mg a day, the next day I had a severe spike in tinnitus that is still present to this day.

      I only took the drug for 3 days and stopped immediately after I saw that brutal change in my hearing.

      Can I still run to an ENT and get steroids into my ear (left one) that is also a little bit aching? Or would it not make make a difference?

      Please help, I'm very stressed right now.

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