Has Prednisone Helped Your Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Elinor, Jun 16, 2019.

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Has prednisone helped your tinnitus?

  1. Yes, permanently made it better

  2. Yes, temporarily made it better

  3. No, permanently made it worse

  4. No, temporarily made it worse

  5. No, it had no effect on my tinnitus

  6. I haven't taken prednisone

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    1. Elinor
      No Mood

      Elinor Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure and barotrauma
      Has anyone here actually had any relief with 40 mg of prednisone after getting a spike caused by acoustic trauma?

      If yes, how long did it take until you noticed an improvement and how many dosages did you have?

      If not, feel free to let me know as well.

      I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but we'll see how this goes. :(
       
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      AUTHOR
      Elinor
      No Mood

      Elinor Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure and barotrauma
      Update: prednisone has not helped.
       
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    3. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      It didn't get rid of it entirely but it reduced it a lot. Time is the best healer. Mine came back but much lower in volume. Two weeks of 60-10 taper.
       
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    4. bellecooper77
      Bookworm

      bellecooper77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      When I first saw a doctor for my tinnitus, I had some fluid in my ear that my she (this was before I saw an ENT and got my hearing checked) determined could be the cause. I was on it for 5-6 days to try to get the fluid levels down and I can remember that it did temporarily help. However, I was in NYC when I was taking it, and in the middle of Times Square an ambulance passed by, siren at full blast, before I could cover my ears, and the tinnitus went back up to the volume it was before I started taking it (thats when I decided that I needed to see an ENT). So yes it did help and I strongly believe that if my ears didn’t get exposed to that loud sound it would have gone away due to the medication based off of the rate it was improving at.
       
    5. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Does anyone think that if @bellecooper77 wasn't on prednisone the ambulance wouldn't affect her tinnitus?
       
    6. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      This post isn't about if you should or not take a complete course of prednisone with a proper taper.

      Be careful with prednisone when sick. Also prednisone shouldn't be taken off and on like candy as it can cause many problems such as damage to adrenal glands. There was a guy with tinnitus that came to the ER that had developed illnesses and lost weight. He was asked if he was a frequent flyer user of prednisone as several prescripts were written for him in the past. He said that I will take a 50mg pill one day and then maybe take another a few days later. He was a brief on and off user. His method of usage did provide him some temporary relief, but that caused a wide range of physical problems to develop. Consult doctor for advice.

      https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=1775488
       
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    7. Earing
      No Mood

      Earing Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise
      I took 5 50mgs over 5 days then stopped for a week or two. I had another loud sound exposure that set off the T again. I took another 5, and two more. I have 3 left. Should I taper or just finish the 3 over the next 3 days?
       

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