Dr. Drew's Loud Tinnitus Resolved Immediately After Taking Fluvoxamine

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    1. PortugalTheMan
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      PortugalTheMan Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones
      MODERATOR NOTE: Read the whole thread. Apparently Dr. Drew's success came after taking Fluvoxamine, and not the COVID-19 vaccine, like @PortugalTheMan had misunderstood. The thread title has been adjusted to reflect this.

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      It would be so nice if this was my success story, but it isn't, and I'm still a long way from that. In fact, I'm having a hard time right now.

      But it's always nice to see success stories, and the story I'm talking about is Dr. Drew's.

      Dr. Drew on January 30th caught COVID-19 and had several symptoms, including severe tinnitus:

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      On February 17, 2021, after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, his tinnitus was cured:

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      Does this mean that those who acquired tinnitus from COVID-19 now have hope of their tinnitus being cured after getting vaccinated?
       
    2. dd314

      dd314 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma + stress?
      Dr. Drew has had tinnitus for years, it wasn't just from COVID-19. I can recall an episode of Andrew Santino's podcast where he mentions that.
       
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    3. kingsfan
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      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Coolifornia
      Tinnitus Since:
      9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      turning everything up to 11
      I thought he wrote this in response to someone talking about Fluvoxamine?

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    4. kingsfan
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      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Coolifornia
      Tinnitus Since:
      9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      turning everything up to 11
      Looks like his tinnitus might have gotten even worse from COVID-19. But this stuff healed even his original tinnitus? Hmmmm.
       
    5. XoutofstepX

      XoutofstepX Member

      Location:
      Denver, CO
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma from loud concerts.
      The COVID-19 vaccine sure as hell didn’t cure mine. The 2nd one gave me a spike!

      It’s crazy to think the vaccine would alleviate his tinnitus while causing others to get it for the first time or make existing tinnitus worse or do nothing at all.

      It makes me wonder if future treatments or cures will work for some but not others.

      Well, am glad he is not dealing with it anymore. I wouldn’t wish this on anybody.

      Take care everyone!
       
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    6. Wrfortiscue
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      Wrfortiscue Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      Sounds weird. I’ve seen accounts of tinnitus caused by COVID-19 cured by the vaccine. Yet the vaccine is causing it for some as well. Nothing makes sense.
       
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    7. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      So the quote was taken out of context and it was the first dose of Fluvoxamine and not the vaccine?
       
    8. TrevorSanders

      TrevorSanders Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure/Ototoxic Medication
      Bro, tinnitus doesn’t make sense.
       
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    9. kingsfan
      Haunting

      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Coolifornia
      Tinnitus Since:
      9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      turning everything up to 11
      Here is the tweet that started the conversation and some of the rest of the conversation.

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      The other MD's first tweet was a response to Dr. Drew and two other people, but I'd have to scroll all way through his tweets back to February. And he tweets A LOT. I gave up after scrolling through June.

      I don't know what went into his decision to start Fluvoxamine. Maybe he heard it helped with long COVID-19 symptoms or something.
       
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    10. Wrfortiscue
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      Wrfortiscue Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      It really doesn’t lol.
       
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      PortugalTheMan
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      PortugalTheMan Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones
      Sorry, friends. But the news I read said he was cured by the vaccine. But from the tweet it seems to be Fluvoxamine. Is it better to change the title? It is still a success story.

      Moderator note: thread title adjusted.
       
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    12. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      Has anyone else noticed Fluvoxamine providing relief for tinnitus?
       
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      PortugalTheMan
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      PortugalTheMan Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety / Maybe years listening to music on headphones
    14. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
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    15. kingsfan
      Haunting

      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Coolifornia
      Tinnitus Since:
      9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      turning everything up to 11
      Any other news on this? I know it's only one anecdotal account of this stuff helping tinnitus, but I'm contemplating bringing it up to my doc at my next appointment.

      Antidepressants have helped me a lot, but I want to switch my current AD as I cannot handle the other side effects any longer.
       
    16. Matchbox
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      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      What are you currently on?

      This just looks to be a run of the mill SSRI that does nothing else.

      I think SSRIs definitely are not my friend after my night last night.

      I did use alcohol, but it was the night from hell, I don't even think distortions cut it... absolutely nuts. Random sound effects mostly when attempting sleep.
       
    17. Jon R.

      Jon R. Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 & then again in 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st tone 2001 ear plugs, 3 other tones 2021 Pfizer vaccine
      FWIW, Dr. Drew said the tinnitus came back in a video he did, but he did say it was at a lesser level than before. So "resolved" is a bit misleading. But still, lesser level is great.
       
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    18. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @Jon R., and at how much of a lower level? Not sure why he wouldn't be more specific on the effect...
       
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    19. kingsfan
      Haunting

      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Coolifornia
      Tinnitus Since:
      9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      turning everything up to 11
      Just the Nortriptyline. It's not really doing it's magic anymore though. I took 1 dose of Zoloft back in the beginning of my tinnitus and worried that it made it worse so didn't take it again. Mine seems to be very sensitive to medication. I feel like everything I take aside from tylenol and my asthma meds make the hissing louder and unpredictable. I did take Wellbutrin for a about a year a few years ago and had no problems with it, but that's not an SSRI.
       
    20. shasta0863

      shasta0863 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      I'm usually very anti-SSRI, but I'm curious on whether or not Fluvoxamine is different in any way to the other mainstream SSRIs you hear about, generally badly, on this website. Is the mechanism of Fluvoxamine different in any way?
       
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    21. evrmre
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      evrmre Member

      Location:
      Waterloo, Ontario
      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      music overdose
      @Jon R., just to update: on a more recent podcast appearance with Andrew Santino, Dr. Drew confirmed he fixed his tinnitus and that it's in the past.
       
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    22. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @evrmre, did he confirm how he fixed it?
       
    23. evrmre
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      evrmre Member

      Location:
      Waterloo, Ontario
      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      music overdose
      @Uklawyer, from what I remember it was just Fluvoxamine and some long-COVID-19 treatment (supplements, monoclonal antibodies, etc)
       
    24. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @evrmre - how does this relate to what @Jon R. said above? "Fixed" as in there is still some but it is much better now? Or now it has completely gone?
       
    25. evrmre
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      evrmre Member

      Location:
      Waterloo, Ontario
      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      music overdose
      @Uklawyer, because he said that Dr. Drew mentioned that the "the tinnitus came back in a video he did" - but I clarified that a more recent video confirmed it's 100% gone now.
       
    26. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @evrmre, thanks. Sounds encouraging. I wonder if anyone else has since taken Fluvoxamine with positive results...
       
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