Hi, I'am new here, but have been reading posts in the background for over a year, because of an permanent spike that accoured in May, last year. Following the spike I have been dealing with depression for over a year, and finally I felt that enough is enough, so despite my fear for meds, I started a treatment of Escitalopram, and my doctor also gave me prometazin for the anxiety. 5 days in, on 5mg escitalopram/day, and a few pills of prometazin, my right ear suddenly felt strange, followed by a new tone, a gentle buzz, and my regular tinnitus then raised above them all. After a few seconds it went back down a bit, and the ear seemed more normal, but my reactive tinnitus, the one I was blessed with last year seemed louder than ever. Some details: The night before I had 2x25mg prometazin, and then took the 5mg escitalopram pill after breakfast, the next day. The ear-effect described above appeared maybe 20 minuter after I took the escitalopram pill, so there might be a connection. Fast forward: One day later I have so many new tinnitus-sounds, reactive, and non reactive, a new landscape of tinnitus, filled with spooky ghost sounds, and dreamy pads, its like my whole tinnitus have been transformed, and of course, it freaks me out. I stopped the meds, and just try to keep some hope that this new hell will return to my old tinnitus when all these chemicals leave my body. I always been extremely scared for things like this, but I never thought it could go so totally wrong, so fast, despite my usual way of cathastrophic thinking. Iam so scared that the sensation in my ear is a new permanent damage to my ears, because of the meds. Do anyone arround here have a clue? Maybe a serotonin thing? Both these meds have a link to serotonin. I also want to warn about these meds, I was scared before I took them, and this is my worst tinnitus experience so far in life, so I would appreciate some support and help. Right now as I write this a white noise is growing in my head, what a nightmare tinnitus can be.