Diuretics Anyone?? Thoughts. Please.

Discussion in 'Support' started by Pumpkin2005a, Nov 8, 2016.

    1. Pumpkin2005a
      Scared

      Pumpkin2005a Member

      Location:
      Brumley, Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So went to my primary care doctor today who suggested trying a diuretic called aldosterone or spironolactone (something like that here in the United States anyway). I haven't had any blood pressure issues, in fact upon today's checking it was 118/85. I am scared of trying a new medicine. Thinking I should jst beg to see an ENT. I am scared.
       
    2. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Pumpkin2005a
      Scared

      Pumpkin2005a Member

      Location:
      Brumley, Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Please..anyone?
       
    3. Rina
      Energetic

      Rina Member

      Location:
      florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Really don't know
      I was taking spironolactone along with betaserc which was prescribed to me in colombia, South America for menieres .. it actually helped a lot with ear pressure .. unfortunately betaserc is not available here in the usa.. I was off spironolactone as per ent suggestion to try another medication, however I'm going back to spirinolactone Cayden it did help and did not make my t worst .. I used it for almost 3 months... good luck ..
       
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    4. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Don't put too much faith in anything worthwhile coming from an ENT. If your tinnitus is associated in any way with a condition called cochlear hydrops, then a diuretic may have some value. Menierre's is a similar condition in some ways and diuretics are used a lot to manage that. You'd be lucky to find an ENT who's even heard of cochlear hydrops.
       
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    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Pumpkin2005a
      Scared

      Pumpkin2005a Member

      Location:
      Brumley, Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      @PaulBe This came from my regular physician. He said he wanted to attack it from all angles. I haven't seen an ENT yet because of the local ones "protocol" I have seen an audiologist who tested me and I did have a small amount of hearing loss... but he couldn't offer me why as I hadn't been exposed to loud noises and etc. was just wasted money.
       
    6. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I think your regular physician sounds pretty smart.
       
    7. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Correct. Out of 3 ENT's seen (one is a professor. doctor) only one has mentioned hydrops after hearing low tones lost.
       
    8. ACG
      Curious

      ACG Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 10, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      @Rina, if you felt like the betaserc was helping, you can get it in the states from a compounding pharmacy. I was able to get it (though I didn't feel like it did much). Preckshot is the name of the pharmacy and they will mail you the medicine if your doctor phones in a prescription.

      @Pumpkin2005a, Your family doctor sounds great and I think you should try the diuretic. Unless you find an ENT who has a special interest in tinnitus, you're probably better off with someone who want to help you tackle it from all angles.
       
    9. Red
      In pain

      Red Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure (Headphones)
      I thought diuretics were ototoxic?
       
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    10. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Frusemide can be, but the caveat is that it is if given too fast when giving it IV. There are other classes of diuretic though which aren't associated with ototoxicity.
       

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