Is NAC (N-Acetylcysteine) Making It Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Nonna, May 18, 2016.

    1. Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      Tried NAC for first time today. Am now having the worst tinnitus in four months. Could be unrelated but now I will never take it again.
       
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    2. DebInAustralia
      Not amused

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Is the nac combined with anything else that could have set you off?
       
    3. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Is your tinnitus noise induced?
       
    4. Fangen
      Caffeine

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      Would NAC be bad/good if you have noise induced?
       
    5. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      It's good for prevention I think but even then the studies they did used high amounts.
      I think overall it has many benefits I take 1200 mg a day.
      Don't see how it can make tinnitus worse.

      Antioxidants will help with eyesight a lot more than ears if you spend a lot of time in from of PC and such then yes it helps.
      My eyesight is super sharp now that take all these powerful antioxidants, not only NAC.
       
    6. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      If it happened right after you took the NAC, I woud say stop taking it at least for now. By the way, how did the Ativan detox go?
       
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      Haven't done detox. Will taper at home later. It didn't happen immediately after.
      Thank you for all the replies and information. I took a tiny bit of the powder form NAC. I'm not on meds. It probably wasn't that.
       
    8. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I'm on NAC also and it hasn't had a positive or negative effect on me.Only positive I've had is similar to Bobby and that's my eyesight has become a lot sharper since taking it but no affect on my ears at all.
       
    9. mikeplas

      mikeplas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      august 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I use NAC for my stress/burn out which probaply caused my tinnitus, i also use glutamine and glucosamine for the same reason, it helps me getting less stress, when i have less stress i have less tinnitus, it doesn`t make it worse, it helps me a bit!
       
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    10. jer

      jer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I took a pill of n-acetylcysteine yesterday and I still have the craziest high-pitched ringing today. Could NAC be a culprit in making it like this? I also have to add that I was/am battling a cold at the moment.
       
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    11. Matt9

      Matt9 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm taking 1200/2400 mg of NAC these days along with other anti ox supplements and a lot of magnesium trying to battle a spike and I noticed my T becoming LOUD along with dizziness and vertigo.
      Still not sure what triggered this but it's kinda scary.
       

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