Has Anyone Found Lyrica (Pregabalin) to Cause Hearing Loss Leading to Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by tokyotony, Jul 20, 2015.

    1. tokyotony

      tokyotony Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I've been thinking back before the time I was diagnosed with mild hearing loss. They say it could be age related, but I am "only" 48. I remember taking 75 mg a day of Lyrica. I've read the official side effects, but I cannot find hearing loss as one of them.

      However, it seems like there is a lot of antidotal evidence that this might be a side effect:

      Anyone taking Lyrica and think it may be the cause of your hearing loss?
    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I tried it but the escalating suicidal ideation put me off continuing before I noticed any hearing loss.
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    3. Jiri
      No Mood

      Jiri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + injury
      I've been on Lyrica/Pregabalin for the past two months 300mg a day. No hearing loss detected yet. I'm just going through a bad T spike and was wondering if Lyrica could be the cause of it?

      Oh, and check this out:
    4. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly medication
      There is a lot of anedoctal evidence in a lyrica survivor group. I'm tapering this drug

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