Has Anyone Got Better from Ototoxicity or Stress-Induced Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ivan2475, Apr 16, 2019.

    1. Ivan2475

      Ivan2475 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Either citopram or stress and anxiety
      Hi, I was wondering if anyone has got better from ototoxicity or stress induced tinnitus? I don’t know which started mine, could be either.

      It’s been 4 months and it has gone down a bit.

      I started smoking again due to stress, also wondering if this is delaying my recovery?

      It will just give me some hope.

      Thank you,
      Ivan
       
    2. Sarah101

      Sarah101 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      Mine was shocking in the beginning. I couldn't believe how loud it was whenever I walked into a room. I had a break down for 8 months and barely left the house...

      Over two years later and I can sleep in silence. Occasionally there are days when it is annoying but it is about 20% of what it was to start with... I thank this forum and everything in the world that it went down. I just wish I was able to calm down in the beginning because maybe then it would have completely gone away.
       
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    3. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long and too loud.
      Well, smoking will make you heal slower and cause other health issues as well.

      I would suggest you find healthier options now to release your stress.
       
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      Ivan2475

      Ivan2475 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Either citopram or stress and anxiety
      Hi Sarah, was yours from medication or stress?

      Thank you for answering

      I can’t calm down and it’s been 4 months. Do you think calming down at the beginning or accepting would have made a difference?

      Ivan
       
    5. Sarah101

      Sarah101 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      Mine was 100% stress. A lot of doctors told me that is not possible but I was having multiple anxiety attacks a day for the week prior to the onset.

      I couldn't calm down either, I wish I could go back. I was terrified of everything, literally terrified of using anything which would make it worse.

      The advice I would give you, is if you are not calming down from the tinnitus, then get yourself on Mirtazapine for a month or two. It will make you sleep better, it will calm you down although you will suffer from some day time drowsiness.

      It took me about a year to try it and I wish I had tried it earlier.

      Unfortunately sometimes we do need help, and we shouldn't be ashamed of using it.

      I look back now, and see how terrified everyone is on this site, and I completely understand it but my tinnitus has only got better the more I calmed down and started living again. I was going to kill myself but I gave myself a good few months with medication and calming down and things improved a lot with the tinnitus. I still suffer from health anxiety but I'm trying to overcome that as well.
       
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    6. May86

      May86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Untreated ear infection
      Hello Ivan,

      I don't know if you come back on Tinnitus Talk or not, but I was trying to do research on things that reduce tinnitus and found an article called "What vitamin deficiency causes ringing in the ears" on MedicineNet. One of the things they mention is nicotine in tobacco products may reduce blood flow to the structures of the ear, leading to tinnitus. Eliminating the smoking is at least one step back into promoting healing.

      I hope this was of help to you, though your post is a few years old. I wish you and your wife the best. I hope you both were able to rid yourselves of or immensely improve your tinnitus.
       
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    7. ThorOdinson

      ThorOdinson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Is there any actual science that proves stress or anxiety can be the primary cause of tinnitus?
       
    8. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      There's neuroscience that proves that stress can be the primary cause of any physical symptom - and that it can make sounds appear louder than usual.
       
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    9. DimLeb

      DimLeb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic Cochleopathy or Maybe Loud Music
      Whatever they can't explain with defined organic mechanics, they blame stress and anxiety for it.
       
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    10. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      I also would second this, at least the ringing tinnitus does absolutely get worse under acute high stress.
       
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