Candida and Tinnitus Link?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Amelia, Sep 16, 2013.

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    1. Amelia
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      Amelia Member

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      08/2013
      Clutching at straws, but anyone know much about this?

      Apologies if its been asked before, but as I'm coming off a good 6 months of antibiotics (on and off) I'm wondering if this may be a factor?

      A x
       
    2. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      antibiotics have been known to cause T in some people especially after high usage
       
    3. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

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      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Yes, and there is a connection between candida (yeast overgrowth) and tinnitus. Ringing ears is listed as a side effect of yeast overgrowth.
       
    4. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

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      08/2013
      Thanks guys. I'm seeing a herbalist next week (for my anxiety) and ill ask him about this. I wonder with my antibiotics use whether my body is full of yeast or something
       
    5. Karen
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      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

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      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Amelia,
      It's possible that you do have some yeast overgrowth from antibiotic use. Back when my tinnitus got bad (in 2010), I went to a naturopath, and one of the first things she did was put me on some supplements for candida (yeast). I still had ringing in the ears, but I definitely felt better after about a month or so on the supplements. Who knows, it might help your tinnitus!

      I'll be interested to hear what happens when you see the herbalist.
       
    6. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      1998
      I'm very, very skeptical of most of what I read online about "candida" because there is so much snake oil and pseudoscience, and to the extent this is a real thing outside of the severely ill, it is poorly understood, impossible to diagnose, etc -- and lots of people think it's "the cause of all disease" and other stuff like that which is clearly bonkers/unscientific.

      That said, after ~3 weeks on this protocol (b-12, metafolin, 'yeast-cleanse' capsules with grapeseed oil and stuff, apple cider vinegar), not only is my ringing improved, my whole overall health is better than it's been in months/years. Seriously. My skin has dried out and cleared up -- my acne looks better than it has since I was on strong drugs for it years ago, and my various GI problems (some of them very longstanding) are likewise obviously much improved.

      So, this is a little perplexing to me, though I am also happy...
       
    7. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      I've been sleeping without a fan, and this morning there was a lot of ambient noise and I PUT EARPLUGS IN and went back to sleep!

      Both of those things would have been impossible a month ago.
       
    8. JeffDamsko

      JeffDamsko Member

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      2010
      Could you describe the exact protocol you are following ?
       
    9. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      1998
      AM (before breakfast): sublingual b6/b12 combo (5mg b12), 1 tbsp flax oil or fish oil, 2-3 tsp bragg's apple cider vinegar in water with honey, 3 "yeast cleanse" capsules from amazon (grapeseed oil, caprylic acid, etc)

      PM (before dinner): 2-3 tsp bragg's ACV in water with honey, 3 "yeast cleanse" capsules, 0.8mg metafolin

      that's it. The b-12 and ACV are things I have used in the past, the folic acid and yeast capsules are not.

      I don't know to what extent this is directly helping the T, vs it being that this is somehow addressing a deeper or connected health issue that was making the ringing more bothersome. That is, if you don't have any health issues whatsoever besides the T, I don't know how likely it is that this will help. I've had GI and skin problems for years. Can't believe that even a partial solution was this simple...
       
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    10. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

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      30/12/13
      Julian cowan hill talks about the candida-tinnitus connection on youtube. He stated that his t improved with an anticandida diet. Worth a shot Amelia.
       
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    11. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Reykjavík, Iceland
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      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      anyone pursued this ?
       
    12. OnceUponaTime
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      OnceUponaTime Member Benefactor

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      New York
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      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies or Acoustic Trauma, Stress
      Wich ones to be excat?
       
    13. InfiniteLoop
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      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

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      Redwood City, California
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      01/2014
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      Not sure. Long-term microbial overgrowth?
      @RaZaH Yes, I am in the fifth month of anti yeast treatment. The herbal cleanse is not enough. One needs to change the diet (eliminate sugar and carbohydrates), add probiotics, and add antifungals (I have used Fluconazole for more than 4 months on top of the herbal cleanse). I will report results when I have an outcome. My T is very fluctuating, cycles and has many complex sounds. I could not find any solid trauma trigger event. One year into my T, I realized that my diet was crazy rich in sugar and carbohydrates and the possibility of a candidiasis was significant in spite of the ENT negative opinions.
       
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    14. Donsorel

      Donsorel Member

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    15. Bart
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      Bart Member

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      05/06/2014
      This is interesting,

      I have an increase in my tinnitus that started about the same time when I noticed an yeast infection in my mouth after antibiotics use.

      It also happened at the same time I was taking anti fungal medicines to treat it, I read that when the candida dies off rapidly it releases certain toxins that can cause or increase tinnitus, how much of this is scientific or not however is unclear.
       
    16. Mario martz
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      Mario martz Member

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      02/2016
      I have had candida since 2009.
      in the recent days i have experience oral rash, and then tinnitus appeard.
      this might be the cause.
       
    17. Candice

      Candice Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      15 September 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Yeast infection
      Hi I recently got tinnitus a couple of days ago.

      Prior to this I had been suffering from a vaginal yeast infection which I treated with over the counter gel which I had a allergic reaction to. Initially I did not make a connection between the two, but as time went on I wondered that it was rather strange until I googled the symptoms of yeast infection and one of them is the ringing of ears. Has anybody been cleared from yeast caused tinnitus?
       
    18. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      Which antibiotics are you taking? Some are very well known to be ototoxic. Aminoglycosides are the worst and most ototoxic of all of them. Remember, damage to your ears (whether noise or drug induced) is cumulative so take care with what you ingest.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aminoglycoside
       
    19. JasonP

      JasonP Member

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      6/2006
      Interesting...I found this video that shows the spit test for Candida. Not sure how accurate it is but it seems quite a few people think can be. Starts around 2:45 into the video. What do you guys think?

      DIY 48 Second Test for Candida
       
    20. InfiniteLoop
      Sunshine

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure. Long-term microbial overgrowth?
      @Candice

      Yes, it is possible to have T coming from a microbiome imbalance. Some claims are about the microbial overgrowth (most commonly Candida) tingling the vagus nerve in the digestive system and other cases just a plain focal point in a middle ear. They are symbiotic microbes in people with regular health, but an overgrowth can cause all sort weird health issues. The Candidiasis in regular people is seen like an internet myth by most commmon doctors, but I believe that it can really happen. Anyway, you can follow my misadventures at:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...er-taking-anti-fungal-drug.11142/#post-205862

      Your case is so recent that even if it is related to microbial overgrowth you have a good chance to get rid of it following the common sense Candida treatments. A good source of info is at:
      https://www.thecandidadiet.com/
      In my case, I realized the potential root cause of my problem after one year, and by then I had a bad chronic microbial overgrowth case that is turning out to be almost impossible to eliminate.
       
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    21. Kazue

      Kazue Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/19/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So....any update? I think antibiotics made my digestive system out of shape even though I was on a vegetarian diet.
       
    22. InfiniteLoop
      Sunshine

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure. Long-term microbial overgrowth?
      @Kazue:

      I have continued updating that thread and you will see that my last entry from a few days ago is positive. This is being an incredibly long and exhausting journey. My T is being at his best in the last few weeks, and I remain optimistic. No success story yet.
      About your comments on antibiotics, that is a well known path to get a microbial imbalance in your body, and is common to end up with fungal overgrowth after antibiotic treatments.
       

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