It's Back!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lynn Nowell, Nov 16, 2014.

    1. Lynn Nowell

      Lynn Nowell Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Well, it ( tinnitus) never really went away! But when I signed up here early this year it was bad. And got better!
      Well I have some back pain that has flared, and I've had 2 600 mg doses of ibuprofen today.
      And the ringing is suddenly much louder. I know I had taken a week or more of ibuprofen early this year. So I'm strongly suspecting a relationship.
      My question are:
      Is it likely to be related?
      Does anything help? Like drinking extra water?
      Thank you. Lynn
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    2. I who love music

      I who love music Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Hi Lynn,
      I haven't taken Tylenol, Aspirin, or Advil in over 10 years. I'm scared to death of it. I have the fresh memory of how these made my ears scream.
    3. Sound Wave

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      That's quite a lot of ibuprofein. I wouldn't take that much since we know it is a bit ototoxic. Why not combine ibuprofein with parasetamol?
    4. quietatnight

      quietatnight Member

      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma / firecracker

      The good news is that it seems that most medications in the pain killer family are only a temporary problem. Once it get's out of your system its very likely that your spike will go away. So keep that in mind, you should be fine. I would not keep taking it though if you have the choice.

      Good Luck, I hope your spike leaves soon

    5. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      You'll be sweet.

      NSAIDs like ibuprophen are notorious for their ototoxicity, but the good thing is that the effects are almost always temporary. If you were taking ridiculously high doses for extended periods of time, then it would be something to worry about but right now it's just a temporary annoyance you'll need to deal with.
    6. nogood

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Try taking fish oil and turmeric pills.. for ur back..
      stop using pain killers..
    7. AUTHOR
      Lynn Nowell

      Lynn Nowell Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Acetaminophen makes me itch, ibuprofen makes ears ring, I'll have to look into alternatives. But my back is a bit better. Thanks for the thoughts everyone. Nogood , what does turmeric do ?
    8. Darryl Darley

      Darryl Darley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Band loud noise
      Hi Lynn drinking more water does help looking at the big picture also the pitch of your ring find out on some ones keyboard if you can once you get the pitch you can start training your brain using that sound. Try a cloths peg on your ear in different spots trigger points on your ear pressure points using this will help. I am now training my mind to except the ringing and using meditation with sounds seems to help I am a musician. Diet and doing exercise monitor your ringing every day I teach Tai Chi this helps Good luck. Try and stay away from drugs...

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