Does Testosterone Have an Effect on Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Shaun, Mar 18, 2015.

    1. Shaun
      Tolerant

      Shaun Member

      Location:
      Cardiff wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2014
      Has anyone had any experience with testosterone with t?
      I lost A lot of Weight through t I train regularly but can't seem to get back to my ideal weight.
      might be my age I'm not 25 anymore so my testosterone levels my naturally be on the decline.
      so I was thinking of doing testosterone replacement to see if it would help.
      my only concern if it affects my tinnitus.
      Anyone have any experience with this and did it affect their t.thanks.
       
    2. Hab
      Curious

      Hab Member

      Location:
      jordan
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I wouldn't recommend that unless you know for sure you have testosterone deficiency, and this should be done under the care of a doctor. Testosterone replacement has a lot of side effects and risks, and I seriously doubt it will effect your T either way
       
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    3. Steve
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      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I tend to lose weight easily, struggle to put it on. For me a lot of it is in the regime; I don't take any fancy supplements, just protein. 1 scoop in the morning and 1 after a workout (Whey Protein Isolate as normal whey can mildly upset my stomach). Diet is generally the biggest factor to look at and was the key years ago when I was struggling to bulk up for rugby.

      I have also just got some hemp protein, it isn't very pleasant tasting but has the full range of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA's) to help your body recover and it's totally natural.

      You may already know this but, for growth, try sets of 12-10 reps and work to a plan so you have recovery time built in. Bodybuilding.com has a ton of workout plans or if you want to PM me I can share mine, if we have a similar body type it might be useful to you.

      As you get older your body does change, just a case of matching your plan to suit.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      Shaun
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      Shaun Member

      Location:
      Cardiff wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2014
      Ok cheers hab,thanks Steve appreciated I've tried the supplement route guess I've just plateaud.
      it would be done properly a basic cycle with a pct post cycle treatment.
      thanks for info.
       
    5. linearb
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      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      destroy all creatures. they cannot be regenerated.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      "testosterone deficiency" is snake-oil bullshit being peddled by immoral doctors.

      Testosterone decreases slowly after puberty. That's not a disorder. Your ideal weight may shift over time. That is also not a disorder.

      Taking synthetic testosterone makes you feel awesome, because it's a drug. That's not evidence of a disorder.

      Taking synthetic testosterone for more than a short period of time can make you sterile.

      There are many ways that hormones can interact with tinnitus; I have definitely read stories of it getting worse after supplemental testosterone (or estrogen for that matter).
       
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    6. MattK

      MattK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/2014
      I wouldn't speculate. Get your testosterone levels tested to know for sure. I definitely would not start any treatment without knowing for sure and under the supervision of a doctor.

      I really doubt there is a link between testosterone and tinnitus though.
       
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    7. AUTHOR
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      Shaun
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      Shaun Member

      Location:
      Cardiff wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2014
      Cheers for the feedback men,your opinions are appreciated.
      I don't think I'm defficent just want to get bigger and stronger Is the honest truth.
      t took a lot away from me I won't go into detail on this thread so I guess it's my way of getting it back.
      don't get me wrong I'm not an arrogant person,far from it I've been massively humbled by the t experience,sooooooo
      Humbled..
      I just want to show t that it hasn't got the better of me,if it goes tit's up my bad,but I like a challenge.
       
    8. Lahol

      Lahol Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Sept 2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Abnormally low level of testosterone
      The opening comment (judgement) made by linearb really puzzles me. As a 71-year old male, I can testify as to the fundamental importance of testosterone (T) for a man's overall well-being. Yes, it's normal for our T level to decrease with age, but this is of course a matter of degree - and the base value from which we start to decrease. It's easy to check on our bio-available T (that is free to circulate in our body), and if this value is below normal, we are exposed to a number of physical and psychological problems and health-risks. In my case, tinnitus with hearing-loss was one of the problems on which I see improvement as my level of bio-available T slowly increases, thanks to the help I get from a qualified andrologue.
       
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    9. william adams
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      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      Get your testosterone checked to see if you are low and need replacement. Once you start on replacement your body stops producing as much naturally and I never thought it was a good idea. To gain weight you want muscle weight not fat. When weight training you should take in one gram of protien for each body pound. I do a protien shake after a workout and one in the evening with a good diet of lean meats vegetables and fruits. Nothing with white flour or white sugar. Monday biceps and back, tuesday triceps and chest, wed shoulders and legs, thursday back to biceps and back and so on. I do 5 different exercises 5 sets of 10 for each body part which takes one hour and 15 minutes treadmill for a little cardio. I am 69 next month with 17 inch arms and 34 inch waist. This program works for me. When working out you will raise testosterone some what naturally.
       
    10. pra3torian

      pra3torian Member

      Location:
      Connecticut - US
      Tinnitus Since:
      Sometime between the age of 35 and 45
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Exaserbated by Testosterone
      Testosterone most definitely exacerbated my tinnitus, but the pros certainly out way the cons when it comes to testosterone therapy.

      You have a general sense of well being when on testosterone ethanate, which shatteres any anxiety that usually accompanies people with tinnitus.
       
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    11. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      How much did it increase your tinnitus? If you quit the testosterone, did it return to baseline?
       
    12. JasonP
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      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Are any men on here taking testosterone? I was told I had low testosterone. I had 177 when taken in the afternoon and on a day when I was feeling bad, but when I went to an endocrinologist in the morning, it measured 539 and he said I was fine. However, I'm thinking that is kind of low for someone who is in his early 40's. I'm thinking testosterone would have an effect on my mood either good or bad but I heard it helps a lot of men feel better. I'm unsure about how it would effect the tinnitus. What concerns me is that taking testosterone makes men sterile and then it is supposed to be a life long thing. The doctor said if I ever wanted to have kids I would have to be off of it for 6 months but at that point- I don't know if that is right, but that is what I was told- and withdrawing from testosterone without my body having any, would severely mess me up.

      Should I try a natural supplement to try to increase it first and see what happens? I was thinking about taking it D-Aspartic acid, but I have no idea what it will do to me. Can it be taken long term? Guys who have used it, what has been your experience with testosterone? My anxiety is really high now and I have been focusing on my tinnitus more unfortunately and am wondering if testosterone might help.
       
    13. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Warning the following post may contain TMI, so if that kind of thing bothers you, please stop reading. I'm sorry but I don't know where else to ask this question.

      An interesting thing happened to me around a week or two ago. I woke up with an erection which has been very rare for me. I read where this is normal for men and if men do not on do this often, they could have low testosterone.

      Anyways, my tinnitus didn't bother me at all that day.

      Is it possible that if my testosterone levels were higher, my mood would be better and that I would not be bothered by tinnitus?

      Any men with experience with testosterone treatment or testosterone supplement treatment after having tinnitus?
       
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    14. hans799
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      hans799 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      I've been on doctor-prescribed TRT for 2.5 years. It didn't affect the tinnitus in any way. In fact it helped because it significantly decreased anxiety and depression levels and enhanced my sleep. It also helped gain a fair amount of muscle (but not that roided-up beast look, I just look proportionate and fit according to external observers).

      If you're deficient, go for it.
       
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    15. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

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      6/2006
      Thanks so much for you response. Does it help you tune out tinnitus easier?
       
    16. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      It started
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck
      Possibly. I notice when I wake up from a good dream and well rested sometimes my tinnitus is very low. It could be related to the subconscious.
       
    17. JasonP
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      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      One other question if you all don't mind me asking... what were your testosterone levels before treatment and what are they now?
       
    18. JasonP
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      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Oh one other thing I just thought about. On a day I was feeling bad, my testosterone measured 177. However, that was taken in the afternoon after lunch. On some days when I was feeling "okay" I measured 539 and 477. Is that normal or bad? I'm in my early 40's.

      Some thing that seems rather odd to me is that twice now I have done things to make my pulse lower and when it did lower after some days, I started getting more and more depressed. The first time I measured it, it was 177 and now I am waiting another testosterone measurement result to see if was low testosterone. Both times it felt very similar and interestingly, when I get in a depressive funk, I usually don't have pimples but when I come out of my depression funk, I can start to get one or two. To me that could be a sign of testosterone increasing. What do you all think?

      The only down side to that was I found out I was Vitamin D deficient so I started taking Vitamin D but as time went on I really started breaking out in acne and I got really irritable and felt awful. I hope that wasn't due to a testosterone increase.
       

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