Is Sudafed Safe to Take? Will It Trigger Tinnitus? Make It Worse? Is It Toxic to the Ears?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Maithe Marshall, Feb 28, 2014.

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    1. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      Just wondering because I want to take some since I am slightly congested.
       
    2. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      I haven't heard of it being bad for t. It may help clear the sinuss and the stuff in your ears. My doc didn't let me take it because my bloodpressure was extremely high and it can increase heart rate.
       
    3. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      Thank you I am probably going to take one to help me with some congestion.
       
    4. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Yes. No. No. No.

      Stephen Nagler
       
    5. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      I'm confused? Ahh I took some already, should I be worried!?
       
    6. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      You asked four questions. I gave you four answers.

      Stephen Nagler
       
    7. Linds
      Balanced

      Linds Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brisbane Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2013
      I like your style Stephen Nagler, succinct.
       
    8. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      @Maithe Marshall - I wouldn't think it would hurt, but you could ask your pharmacist. The stronger original version of Sudafed is behind the counter and you will need your ID. Their afraid you'll make meth with that one lol.:) I always used decongestants about a hour before descending in a airplane. I would avoid airplanes as @LadyDi suggested until your ear infections are all cleared up.
       
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    9. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      Ahh okay I thought you were saying no to not take it.

      @Dr. Nagler
       
    10. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      I have taken it and it has lowered my t - I actually think it helped bring the noise down permanently. However, I only took one a day for five days just in case it was going to make my ears worse. I wouldn't worry about taking it, but I would not advise taking it long term
       
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    11. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      Thank you! I'm congested have a bad ear infection and wondering if it will help me and it has a little!
       
    12. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      For me it raises my BP. That causes an increase in my T. On the otherhand it drains the sinuses which can lower my T.(n)
       
    13. Saif
      Suicidal

      Saif Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      ^ Your avatar :depressed:
      ,

      I've keep reading your posts Maithe ,I hope you're fine.
       
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    14. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      Yeah :/ I'm still sad about all of this and just hoping it's my bad infection that made this and hope it goes away..:/
       
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    15. Saif
      Suicidal

      Saif Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Don't worry it will go away, just give it a time and try not to think about it.
      I'm young too (19) and mine caused by hypertension medication, also I have type 2 diabetes and I still have good days more than bad days.
      keep going with your life ;).
       
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    16. Maithe Marshall
      Gloomy

      Maithe Marshall Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      Last week.
      In all honesty it makes me feel better knowing that I'm not the only young person with T. It gives me more of a reason to realize that the hard times will pass:/ even though I hate the hard times I've also had lots of good times today too.
       
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    17. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      My ears feel really blocked up.
      When I swallow they snap, crunch and crackle however my actual hearing is fine.
      I need to take some sudafed to hopefully clear it up but I was just wondering if its safe with already having tinnitus.
       
    18. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Yes, it is safe to take Sudafed if you have tinnitus.
       
    19. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      And they taste like sweets...I like the lemon ones haha.
       
    20. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      So I've been having a spike for like a month and a half and it started when I got sick and really congested. I went to a walk in clinic about a month ago to see if I had any problems with my ears and she said I have fluid in my ears and that it looked infected. I've been taking a nasal spray they prescribed me since then to help drain the fluid. But my ears haven't gotten much better so I went to the ENT the other day and was told I have some fluid in my ears still but it doesn't look infected. She told me to continue taking the nasal spray and to take Sudafed to help. Now I just wanna know if Sudafed is safe to take with tinnitus? It's Sudafed PE Pressure + Pain if that makes a difference. From what I've read most people said it doesn't make it worse and usually helps but I just wanna make sure before I take any.
       
    21. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Are you talking tablets or nasal spray?
      Pharmacist suggested I take tablets but I'm not sure it they are safe!
       
    22. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I've been using a nasal spray for about a month now but I was told to take Sudafed PE with it but I haven't taken any yet because I'm worried it might worsen my T. Has anyone taken this before and did it worsen your T at all? Any answers would be appreciated.
       
    23. Charron
      Badass

      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      @Logan, read the posts from the top and you will see that your question has already been answered by @ Dr Nagler
       
    24. Charron
      Badass

      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      I have been taking suddafed for a few days as the nasal spray seemed to be making me more congested, I'm fine, my T is no louder
       
    25. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      I think this question also has already been answered on this thread... But you should be wary of taking Sudafed if you have high blood pressure. Tinnitus is not an issue, though.
       
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    26. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I originally posted this as a new thread because I didn't know there was already one so mine was merged with this one. That's why I didn't read the previous comments. But anyway I just took one for now just to see if it bothers me at all. Thanks for the replies!
       
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    27. Charron
      Badass

      Charron Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kent uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sshl???
      Yeah I done the same when I wanted to know about tinnitus patches, posted a pic then found a lot of other threads about them, anyway hope u get on ok with the decongestants as I've been fine. X
       
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