Could Someone Elaborate on Steroids?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Pumpkin2005a, Nov 7, 2016.

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    1. Pumpkin2005a
      Scared

      Pumpkin2005a Member

      Location:
      Brumley, Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi everyone... I developed high pitched T about 5 weeks ago. I went to an audiologist who did tests but offered nothing but use a calming app and no real reason why. I have never been exposed to real loud noises so I am puzzled, other than I did use a benzo (Ativan/lorazapam) once daily for about three months for anxiety. I quit cold turkey, and about a week after this started, loudly 24/7.


      Anyway, I had someone to suggest that I might be able to get some steroids to see if this might stop the T since I am early in at 5 weeks. I know it might not "cure" it, but if it works at reducing it, I am all in. I see my regular doctor tomorrow to hopefully rule out any medical causes.

      Respectful opinions please needed. thanks!
       
    2. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Getting steroids is not a proper phrasing for what you are after.
      The proper word is corticosteroids, drugs that affect the production of cortisol in your system.
      Cortisol is a hormone, essential for your well being.
      However, anecdotal evidence shows that it might be effective for hearing loss / tinnitus in the first 48 hours after an incident. After 5 weeks, it is a coin toss. It might help, but only temporarily.
      No hurt in giving it a shot though...
       
    3. Pumpkin2005a
      Scared

      Pumpkin2005a Member

      Location:
      Brumley, Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you for the clarification @undecided
      I may follow up with my physician tomorrow and discuss with him.
      All i know is that I am scared. I am sure you have been there.

      Any other opinions from others are respected and appreciated. Thank you.
       
    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Steroids might help reduce your tinnitus but could be temporary as undecided has said.
      Keep your ears covered in cold windy weather....
      Good luck at the doctors and keep us pposted....lots of love glynis
       
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    5. Pumpkin2005a
      Scared

      Pumpkin2005a Member

      Location:
      Brumley, Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you, @glynis-harbron . I am so unsure about anything when it comes to this. I don't feel like myself. I used to be a rock for my family, husband and child. Now I am full of anxiety and nerves. I hoped it would be temporary, but each day looks as though it is not.
       
    6. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I am on steroids a lot due to asthma and on short course at the moment.
      I do find they reduce my tinnitus when on them for a few days but not permanent.
      Tinnitus comes with anxiety as we worry about the ''what ifs'
      But as you learn how your tinnitus settles or spikes and know you got through your worst day you start to build up confidence that life goes on and you will come through this stronger I promise you.
      Try kalms and natural meds and ask the doctor for help.
      We are here around the clock for you so hope that helps give you some reasurance you are not alone and we have all gone through what your going through and you are not loosing your mind and you will come through these feelings and do what you can to sleep...lots of love glynis
       
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