Does Testosterone Have an Effect on Tinnitus?

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

    1. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      I'd be curious to hear how you are too?

      Was it the Testosterone Replacement Therapy or the Trazodone?
       
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    2. blamingeverything

      blamingeverything Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      Hi @Wrfortiscue, @DebInAustralia.

      I'm doing pretty well, I had a bit of a spike on Friday and Sunday of this past weekend but on the whole, I am trending steady (back to new normal today). My guess is stress + I had been nibbling on marijuana edibles and I think that caught up with me.

      I couldn't tell you whether the improvement in my tinnitus noise is time, testosterone, Trazodone, or all three.

      I do think my hypothesis of getting a mentality and well-being boost from test is working out. Although I am not immune to getting down about tinnitus, I am powering through those days. I feel better overall. It's also neat to see body fat slowly disappear without any changes to my diet or training routines. I'm seeing veins at rest that I normally only see on the most intense training days. Libido way up. Etc.

      Sure beats the hell out of SSRIs so far.
       
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    3. Wrfortiscue
      Cowabunga

      Wrfortiscue Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      That’s awesome and gives me hope! Isn’t Trazodone an SSRI? I want to jump on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (I’m below 200s, low libido, weak erections, always tired) and doctors pushed it on me but I was worried about any other hormones I would need to take and also tinnitus worsening.

      I’m battling a new worsening right now so trying to figure out if it’s just tinnitus changing or my perception/depression is worsening.

      Glad to see only positive from you so thanks for that :cool:
       
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    4. blamingeverything

      blamingeverything Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      My opinion is to absolutely go for it. You probably don't need to take anything else but testosterone, especially at a replacement dose of 100-120 mg. My biggest hesitation was always committing to injections in perpetuity but it turns out they are totally negligible. It's a non-event. Takes 2 minutes twice a week.

      Trazodone isn't technically an SSRI but it does share some characteristics. I don't think the dosage prescribed for sleep (25-100 mg) elicits the undesirable sides commonly associated with SSRIs.
       
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    5. Wrfortiscue
      Cowabunga

      Wrfortiscue Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      That’s awesome. Thanks man. I just read that Testosterone Replacement Therapy is for life so I was hesitant. Plus it shrinks your nads lol, but I’m cool with that too.
       
    6. blamingeverything

      blamingeverything Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      It can be for life, doesn't have to be. You can cycle it. I plan to be on it for life, it's fantastic. Your balls may be pre-shrunk if your testosterone levels are that low! In that case no worries.
       
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    7. blamingeverything

      blamingeverything Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
      Still doing great. Highly recommend a trial of Testosterone if you're low. There are plenty of online providers out there.
       
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