Is This One Possible Way Anti-Histamines May Reduce Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Oct 20, 2016.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      I have used antihistamines a few times and a few times they dropped my tinnitus. I remember especially after I combined it with melatonin and woke up the next day with lower T. I also remember not taking it with melatonin and it seemed to lower my T the next day but I don't remember it lowering it after that. I have heard others that have used anti-histamines to lower tinnitus. According to Wikipedia

      "Histamine release in the brain triggers secondary release of excitatory neurotransmitters such as glutamate and acetylcholine via stimulation of H1 receptors in the cerebral cortex."

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihistamine

      Is it possible that it has something to do with affecting glutamate levels? There may be another mechanism so if you know, please tell me.
       
    2. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Which anti histamines did you use
       
    3. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Hydroxyizine and meclizine but I can't remember if it works for 2 days in a row.
       
    4. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      I am far from an expert but it may have something to do with freeing up Eustachian Tube blockage...sinus drainage etc.
       
    5. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Yeah, that was my first thought as well. That could be it.
       

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