Energy Drink Addiction and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Iwan K, Jul 16, 2016.

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    1. Iwan K

      Iwan K Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      15 March
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anxiety ?
      Hey guys,

      I have been drinking redbulls for the past 3 years, on average of 3 per day every day for the past 3 years. In March I started having problems falling asleep and I was regularly waking up in the middle of the night for no obvious reason. At some point I started hearing tinnitus and I ve been dealing with it since then.

      After reading experiences of people here, I must say that my tinnitus is mild, I hear it when I wake up then when I get out of bed take a shower and go to work I dont hear it , only occasionally for a few seconds...then during the night (after I have already drunk 3-4 redbulls) I start hearing it again. It is low pitched, almost every sound, for example listening to music or watching tv can mask it, but I am getting very irritated knowing that something is wrong with me.

      Do you think it could be the redbulls causing it ? I have really hard time cutting on them..
       
    2. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I don't know if RB is causing it, but I suspect it's not helping, since it's stimulating your brain.
      Why not try to taper off RB?
       
    3. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      @Iwan K . Well for starters give up red bull your drinking far to much of that horrid stuff . And it will make your tinnitus worse for sure.red bull has high caffeine content and can cause your blood pressure to rocket. Google it and your see why this is bad stuff to take.
       
    4. Iwan K

      Iwan K Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      15 March
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anxiety ?
      Its soo difficult...

      I am having hard time researching about possible side effects of Red Bull..I simply cannot find online anybody who drinks so much, 3 on average for years... usually it is safe in normal quantities but even scientists dont know what such quantity of coffaine and taurine and sugar can do to the nervous system.

      Btw, is it true that since my tinnitus is not triggered by a noise traume but rather on a nervous/psychologic basis I have higher chances of it getting away ?
       
    5. Zorro!
      Wtf

      Zorro! Member

      Red Bull is crap in a can. You're getting nothing but sugar and caffeine with some vitamins thrown in as window dressing. Basically you're not unlike a heavy coffee drinker who adds sugar to their cup each time they drink it.

      I quit coffee cold turkey some years ago. My sleep improved greatly. Do yourself a favor and give up the Red Bullshit.
       
    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      red dyes seem to spike my tinnitus sometimes and other people have told me the same. I'd be more suspicious of that than the other ingredients, but it's hard to say.
       
    7. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Seriously, 3 redbulls a day is a bad idea on so many levels. I would really try to kick that habit.
       

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