Cyclobenzaprine/Flexeril

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by joe, May 29, 2012.

    1. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      When the Sound is in my head and constant is that pure tone ?
       
    2. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      no, That means chronic Tinnitus unfortunately ... what kind of sound you have is what defines the name pure tone, static, rumbling, drone ... or whatever ...
       
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    3. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      It's just pure tone like a tv
       
    4. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      More on my right ear
       
    5. mohamad-m

      mohamad-m Member

      Location:
      turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011/10
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hunting with no ear safety
      I just got prescription for a muscle relaxer similar to flexeril , still hesitant to take it but my t is being to intrusive but I'm not sure of the dose I should take optimum for tinnitus if anyone has a experience please let me know
       
    6. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor

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      New York City
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      01/2011
      When you say "similar," do you mean chemically identical? That is, do you have generic cyclobenzaprine? If so, then standard doses are typically 5mg or 10mg. You should, however, take exactly as prescribed by your doctor! What I will tell you is that there has been some evidence that Flexeril has been beneficial in alleviating tinnitus when taken at substantially higher doses than that. If I recall the study referenced at the first post of this thread, researchers found that 30mg did the trick (statistically speaking). Again, I am not suggesting that you do anything other than what your doctor recommends.

      Best, Golly
       
    7. Aaron123

      Aaron123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      00/0000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Irrelevant
    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      I took 50mg of flexeril yesterday. Helped my TMJ as expected; does nothing to my tinnitus either way.
       
    9. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      In what way does it help with TMJ and can you influence your T by pressing your jaw?
       
    10. Kyxwz
      No Mood

      Kyxwz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      x
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      x
      But so this work or not?! :p It seems that work!
       
    11. Heather C

      Heather C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Severe hearing loss
      Hmmmm funny... I had some surgery 2 weeks ago and noticed my T had been louder after surgery... Stopped talking the flexeril a few days ago and woke up Mon morning with a sudden increase (like OMG WTF !!!!) Im in touch with ENT who wants to do steroids but my ortho doc who did the surgery said NO it can affect my foot that i had surgery on... There goes that little bit of hope :'( Wonder if i should start taking the flex again? or if stopping that made it worse/spike ?? IM having a real hard time coping with the volume level, tad depressed!!!! Ill try anything to help!!!
       
    12. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Guys I took cyclobenzaprine for 6 months and it stopped my tinnitus almost to zero.
      However after that time the medication lost its effectiveness and the tinnitus came back with more power. Now I suffer severely.
      I have read 10 to 30mg as medication, I took 300mg at morning and night!
      I didn’t feel like zombie or any different, I tolerated pretty well.
      After 7 months of not taking it, I will try it again and started slowly to increase the medication with the hope that it will help again.
       
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    13. OnceUponaTime
      Wishful

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Wow that's a large amount! How did you get a prescription that high??

      I too take 5mg flexeril here and there and seems to help with the low drone/humming. Doesn't take it away completely, it just softens it a bit where it is a little more bearable.
       
    14. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Sorry guys - it was carbamazepin! Not cyclobenzaprine- I mixed it :(
       
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    15. OnceUponaTime
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      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

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      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thanx for clarifying this.
      How are you doing these days?
       
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    16. AmericanJosh

      AmericanJosh Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise exposure while doing work on home
      Interesting thing is that tinnitus is listed as a side effect of cyclobenzaprine.
       
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    17. djrichard

      djrichard Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017, though recently got worse
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably too much loud music, oxidative stress
      I was on 10mg of cyclobenzaprine (not extended release) and I noticed benefits in reducing my tinnitus.

      But I was only on it for about 5 days. It's an anticholinergic and as it accumulated in my system started giving my insomnia with some strange effects on my mental health as well as slowing down my stomach digestion to a crawl. Anticholinergics inhibit the muscarinic receptors which are in the brain as well as the stomach. I was on doxepin for many years previous to this and doxepin is also an anticholinergic so I'm assuming the accumulations of that in my system took their toll.

      By the way, my tinnitus didn't expose itself until sometime after I weaned off doxepin. Doxepin has a side effect of being an anti-inflammatory so I'm thinking that had something to do it ... that the inflammation issues that manifested themselves in me led eventually to my developing tinnitus.
       
    18. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      I asked my ENT to trial Cyclobenzaprine as I had read several reports of it helping with tinnitus. I thought it could be a good idea since I suspect my additional symptoms (hyperacusis, fullness, fluttering and headaches/pressure) might be the results of TMJD that was induced by the tinnitus.

      Tuesday - 10 mg before bed
      Wednesday - 10 mg x2 spread out
      Thursday - 10 mg x3 spread out
      Friday - 10 mg x2 (morning and afternoon)
      Saturday (today) - nothing

      The last few days my tinnitus has been louder and intrusive. My hyperacusis seems to be getting better but I can' tcorrelate improvement to Cyclobenzaprine. I have constant feeling of liquid in my ears when swallowing and that felt like it improved a bit initially but by Friday night, I didn't really feel an improvement.

      So fast forward to today, Saturday morning. I woke up with usual tinnitus, not lower but not necessarily louder. I decided I wasn't going to take Cyclobenzaprine again and went about my day. My ears are a little more sensitive than normal and I feel a bit on edge, antsy and anxious. I took a cold shower a few hours ago and while my other symptoms are better my tinnitus is probably about 50% of what it has been over the past couple weeks. I am sitting at my desk realizing I can hear my computer fan and I haven't really been able to hear it for a couple weeks. I don't know why, but at least for the time being, it seem like coming off the Cyclobenzaprine has reduced my tinnitus quite a bit. I would say its possible that some of my other symptoms might be a tad worse but I feel like they are anxiety based.

      The only other thing I've done differently is done some TMJ massages over the last two days but I can't say for sure they contributed yet. I would think this is something that has to do with the TCA-like properties of Cyclobenzaprine and 5-HT2 receptors.
       
    19. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      When I did Cyclobenzaprine for a back injury I didn't notice much of a difference either way :(
       
    20. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The Regensburg Tinnitus Clinic started a trial with Cyclobenzaprine years ago. They wanted to replicate a study showing effects on tinnitus. It failed.

      I and a friend of mine was part of the study. It didn’t help us either.
       
    21. lcj

      lcj Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      Just FYI, cold showers are known to help with tinnitus as they supposedly help calm the nervous system. So it might be unrelated to the medication change. You might test this theory by taking a cold shower while on Flexeril.
       
    22. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      I agree but I’ve been taking cold showers for a couple months now and haven’t noticed this dramatic of a change.

      I should add that about 10 hours later and it’s noticeably louder. Not exactly sure of the triggers.
       
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