Lidocaine. Did It Myself. Twice. Lowered Tinnitus from 7 to 1.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Since you are an MD, what do you think about the drug Riluzole? I heard there can be a glutamate ecotoxicity and this drug works on glutamate. My doc won't prescribe it for me since she is unfamiliar with it. We have a discussion on it here:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...iluzole-ignorant-stupid-or-worth-a-try.17437/

      Please let me know what you think. There is an article about it on Wikipedia.
       
    2. Quiet please
      Wishful

      Quiet please Member

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know
      Candy, I seemed to have developed TMJ after a broken tooth extraction from hell. My jaw joint slipped and I went through 18 months of TMJ treatment. Very expensive.
      The Tinnitus came after the TMJ. The dental specialist told me the Tinnitus might be related & it might get better. It never really did. The TMJ is generally solved, as the cat scan shows the jaw joint back in place, but the Tinnitus lingered. Afterwards, my hearing was impaired with SSHL & I now wear bilateral hearing aids. I also just started seeing a highly recommended holistic chiropractor & am getting cranial therapy work done. It's helping a bit so far. The t is quieter and the temporalis muscles are calmer. He's gently shifting my C1 and I feel relief & more energy. I'll let you know.
       
    3. Jamclem
      Fine

      Jamclem Member

      Location:
      Switzerland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flying then Sport (Probs)
      @tinnitube
      Thanks for the very interesting information. Lidocaine is definitely one to put on the "possible" list.

      How is your tinnitus now? Are you still taking Stresam (Etifoxine)?
       
    4. tinnitube
      Supportive

      tinnitube Member

      Location:
      Viña del Mar (CHILE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      damn virus
      hi all :) its being time since I was out of the forum , but ive always remember you . So I will update all ; here it goes . my life has resolve to normal :) im back to my old self . My T is like 3/10 . sometimes less , it doesnt bother me anymore thanks God , I was very bad at the begining so I know whay one can feel . In all , all medications I did try , as an Md , ( i dont care what other md might say) because 99.9% didnt help me . The only real ones that did help at a very noticeable level and consistently where ; lidocaine and Amitriptyline (12.5mg qhs). Etifoxine did help me , but with time the effect of calming my nerves when when out and the drug is not potent enough for consistent use , although I would recomend it for short term instead of benzo . Benzo is like playing with fire , in my clinical practice I recomend amitryptiline , the key of this is to take a low dose like 12.5mg , 12 hours bfore waking up . It will make you sleep very good , you will wake up in a good mood and the T will not affect you as before . This drug recommend me one ENT that "his father" used to traeat T sufferers with it , so he did the same . This ENT was the 0.1% that help me and understand me , he told me "sometime it goes away with ami" but if it doest go away in your case you will sleep good and be in a good mood . This last thing happen to me :) . Ive always now ask my patients "how are you ears do you feel any ringing?" and to my surpirse many , many says to me "yes shure , in the night" I have met two or three patients that had T for like 2-3 years and then dissapear , I had one patient very young , like 28Years old who has catastrophic T from sudden hear loss and im trying to help him . So well thats all , I think T does get well itself with time , I don´t know the mechanism but it does get better . For me was 2 years . 1 year very bad and the other one starting to get better . I had H also , but it did go away . Lidocaine is good for the crisis , when the brain is suffering from the new type of sound and you are under panic mode , but the effect will go away soon , so its impossible to use it for "cure" , it doesnt cure . But I must say it did help me in the habituation process because each time I use it and the effect went away , the T was still there but bother me a litlle less , why ? I dont know . But please dont believe this is a magic bullet , it just help a little . Its very cheap , I mean really cheap so paying hundred dollars for this is just taking advantage of the pain of others . Please be aware of this business , I hope everyone will get better ASAP , let me know any question as this forum really help me at the begining of my T :)
       
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    5. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
    6. Quiet please
      Wishful

      Quiet please Member

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I don't know
      Update: I've had 3 chiro-cranial therapy sessions. My pain & T is reduced. I signed on for a 12 week - once weekly treatment. The first day, I had 4 hrs of relief, 2nd day, about 8 hrs & my 3rd was yesterday, so it's about 12 hrs to far. He very gently is adjusting my spine, traps, neck, shoulders, jaw, temporalis muscles & many areas of the head. Very gentle smooth movements. From the first adjustment, I felt lighter & a sense of relief. Will update again.
       
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