Has Anyone Taken Diflucan (Fluconazole) Since Getting Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jkph75, Jul 27, 2016.

    1. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Did this cause a spike or change in tinnitus for anyone? I'm a little scared to take it if I need to.
       
    2. InfiniteLoop
      Sunshine

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure. Maybe very high frequency loss in left ear.
      @Jkph75

      If your T is related to microbial overgrowth (most likely of the yeast variety) then the Diflucan is likely to produce spikes because is doing its work. I took it for a few months at different dose levels, and it definitely was helping but it was not enough to eliminate the overgrowth. Yeast can be very difficult to remove from locations like the middle ear. Currently, I am taking about 10 natural antifungals and I will give special mention to my latest addition Kolorex. You can find some reasonable information at the website www.thecandidadiet.com
       
    3. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      There is another thread somewhere here where a poster was taking fluconazole for a long time as well as doing all manner of Candida treatment. He didn't mention spikes.
       
    4. shasta0863

      shasta0863 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2007
      Do you know if candida can be a cause for floaters (for young people, not the floaters you get when you age)? Since you seem to be heavily involved in this issue, I'm curious if you have any knowledge on this.

      Is there a sure way test to identify if the overgrowth is an issue?
       
    5. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from viral infection
      @shasta0863 I have had floaters since I was a child. It's often simply part of the vitreous gel that slowly breaks off as we age, and that aging process starts even when we're young. Basically from birth it begins to breakdown.

      But that said, if you're suddenly having more of them then you need to see a retinal specialist immediately. Conditions such as cataracts, vitreous detachment and retinal holes or tears can cause an increase in floaters or even what seems like a long string.

      An opthamologist can look at your eye floaters and give you their opinion on how they are progressing. They can even scan your eye. Optometry diagnostics are far better than audiology testing. Normally floaters will settle in the bottom of the eye and/or gradually dissolve. But both of those things take time.

      Oh and severe floaters can be treated. I know two people who had floaters removed during eye surgery.
       
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    6. shasta0863

      shasta0863 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2007
      Children/teens and young adults with lots of floaters are not normal. It is a disease and should be viewed as one but isn't by the medical community. Your gel does age, but it does not when you're a child nor in your 20's. When you hit 50-60, yes, it will become more liquified to a point where a PVD may occur, where the gel peels off the retina, you get floaters, they sink to bottom and even some get drained out.

      Young people do not have these floater types. Young people with floaters are not experiencing PVD's. This is abnormal vitreous degeneration. Floaters stuck in the central visual axis and never able to be fully moved away with eye movement.

      A few floaters, very translucent? Sure, normal for perhaps a 20 year old that rarely sees it. Dark ones, 20-50+ floaters? Huge long strands? Visual 99% of time, even in low lighting? Not normal. Sadly, eye doctors group these people in with 60 year olds with floaters.
       
    7. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from viral infection
      Is this recent? Have you always had this many floaters? Have you seen a retinal specialist? Had any optic tests or imaging done?

      I had PVD two years ago. I am in my 30s. Actually, the vitreous is still slowly detaching. It's rare, but it can happen when we're younger. Especially if you're nearsighted.

      I was also unable to see for several months. A huge, dark black cloud over my vision. We thought it was from PVD, but now we realize it was optic neuritis. I couldn't drive, couldn't read or watch TV, couldn't take care of my children, couldn't cook or clean, couldn't work. It was awful. Tinnitus is horrible, too, but it's not the same as being blind. I completely sympathize with you on vision problems.

      But there are degrees of vision challenges and tinnitus. I'd take mild tinnitus over being blind, and I'd take mild floaters over severe tinnitus. Unfortunately, we don't get to decide so I seem to get a mix of both with severe hearing loss added in.
       
      Last edited: Aug 2, 2017
    8. shasta0863

      shasta0863 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2007
      It's been a gradual increase since about 24 to 28. Last 6-8 months have been more and clumping making ones already there bigger/darker. And oh yes, tons of tests and tons of exams. All fine. Healthy eye and all that.

      Interesting you had PVD's at such an age, I think the rate is like 25% chance by 60 they say? Yeah, it is rare for 30's. Positive of a PVD is that it removes floaters from the retina and puts them at a more treatable area for possibly laser, and of course FoV are a bit safer if you already have a PVD.

      I'm nearsighted, but very slightly... -2 I believe. I've never actually found a doctor to explain how nearsighted supposedly makes floaters more common. Though, they say "extreme nearsightedness". Which I don't have, and most other young adults on floater websites. Sadly, no research no information, so who knows the cause. Natural, diet, toxins ect..

      So sorry to hear about the optic neuritis. I assume it cleared up by itself (or did they facilitate the with drugs?) I can see how someone would think PVD as cause, I heard some get large Weiss rings I believe they're called, which can block a good portion of vision. I have one that's pretty large and dark, absolutely brutal but at least it's not taking up 20% of the vision I suppose (silver lining? lol).

      Yeah, it's mixed bag indeed. I think to myself, ok I got tinnitus over one music festival...I can cope. Then, it gets worse...struggle, lots of changes, increases, hyperacusis. Then floaters....then more...then more. I ask myself, how can I be so unlucky to have these types of conditions which are untreatable (I know there's FoV, but the risks are so high).

      Really is cruel for some of us in this life. I know others have it worst off, and I try to tell myself it could be worse, but when you feel your issues are so bad as they are, it's hard to be positive and try to compare to others to feel better.
       

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