How Fast Does Tinnitus React to High Sodium Foods?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Eva79, Sep 30, 2020.

    1. Eva79

      Eva79 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      17 sept 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Right now I experience a much louder and higher pitched noise in my left ear. A couple of hours ago I ate some ramen which is very high on sodium. Can a reaction come so fast to foods?
       
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    2. Elmer B Fuddled

      Elmer B Fuddled Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      plugged nasal eustachian tube
      Yes a reaction can come that fast.
       
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    3. frischky
      Doubtful

      frischky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Yes, I believe it can. Also ramen tends to be loaded with MSG, which can also give you a spike.
       
    4. Kipper6.6

      Kipper6.6 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This thread might be dead by now but my tinnitus goes up immediately after food, sometimes while eating. TMJ effect, or is this related to the food?
       
    5. SB1981

      SB1981 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multifactorial
      Try chewing some gum and see if it the pattern repeats. If it does then it’s probably related to TMJ and a somatic component to your tinnitus.
       
    6. BuzzyBee
      Bookworm

      BuzzyBee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      I've wondered about this too. For me, it's definitely not TMJ because it happens a lot with ice cream. I also thought it might be sodium, but ice cream is not exactly packed with sodium. Also, I've eaten things like processed lunch meat and have had it happen and NOT happen. Same with blood sugar. I bought a glucometer and one point and didn't notice any correlation.

      So the other guesses are it has something to do with digestion itself, Krebs cycle or serotonin in the gut or dopamine changes.
       
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