Lidocaine Neck Patch Silences Ear Ringing Agony of Tinnitus (DailyMail / March 30, 2019)

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    1. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      I cut the patches into 6 pieces.
       
    2. Rafaa

      Rafaa Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows? I have Patulous ET and ETD + Other things
    3. ChristopherPage

      ChristopherPage Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, perhaps noise exposure
    4. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      These results put the MuteButton claims to shame but no one seems to care. I guess it's hard for people to get excited about a treatment if it doesn't cost $3000+.
       
    5. Paul Montaperto

      Paul Montaperto Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cerumen Blockage (earwax blockage causing deafness)
      Hi guys. I just bought some patches (4% IcyHot brand from CVS) and plan to start using them beginning tomorrow morning.

      I plan to cut them in half (as they seem large enough for the neck for this to be done) and I will provide you all with results.

      The reason I decided to buy them is that even though my Tinnitus was not directly caused by any neck issues etc, I have noticed that when I have a stiff/sore neck my Tinnitus is significantly worse. I've had neck/back issues for most of my adult life (started when I was 21).

      I'll keep you all updated, with as much detail as you'd like. Here's hoping for positive results.

      I also plan to use ACRN in conjunction with the patches. Figure it can't hurt.
       
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    6. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      I've been toying with using the full size on the back of the neck. Right now I'm about a week into usage of the patches. Please keep us updated on your progress.
       
    7. Paul Montaperto

      Paul Montaperto Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cerumen Blockage (earwax blockage causing deafness)
      I'll update you all in painstaking detail.
       
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    8. dan26
      Frustrated

      dan26 Member

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1981
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      complete loss of hearing. motorcycle accident
      If I remember correctly this was done by injection long ago and the lessening of the tinnitus didn't last long. Hope this isn't similar and get everyone's hopes up. Plus there were numerous side effects.
       
    9. fade2black244
      Inspired

      fade2black244 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/24/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Excited about this one. If the results are even semi-permanent I will give this a go.
       
    10. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      Just bought it myself. It´s called Emla here in Norway.
      It says: 25 mg lidocaine and 25 mg prilocaine on the box.
      Got it OTC.
      Gonna try it from tomorrow.
       
    11. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I will be following this thread. I am interested in the results.
       
    12. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Updates from anyone?
       
    13. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      Hold your horses:)

      Gonna try it tomorrow as I do not have any appointments and can try it all day.
      Don´t think it will do wonders for my tinnitus after one day but hopefully something for my strained neck muscles.

      Only got 4 patches to the cost of $40, so if it does something I better get it on "blue prescription" as we call it here in Norway. Means reduced price.
       
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    14. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      I'm almost at the 2 week mark. I just switched over to 1 full size patch daily. It seems to have at least taken the edge off of my tinnitus, especially the high frequency whining. They said 1 month was the big difference and then slightly less at 2 and 3 months. I am planning to stick with it for now.
       
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    15. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      What exact brand are you using?
       
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    16. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      Just read the info pamphlet. Remove the patch if you experience "ringing in the ears" it says.

      LOL. Is there anyway we can try and help ourselves without risking getting what we try to alleviate?
       
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    17. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      CVS Lidocaine Patch Max Strength. The only problem is that they don't stick well. I'm going to buy the name brand version next time.
       
    18. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      Where do you put it and what kind of sensation do you experience?
      Just numbing of the skin or does it have some muscle relaxant effect?
       
    19. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      Back of neck just above the shoulders. I can't really feel any immediate sensation when I apply the patch.
       
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    20. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      I don't want to rain on your parade but my tinnitus has improved in 2 weeks time without any patches. Only medicine I've taken has been prednisolone and few times pseudoephedrine for my sinuses.

      It's good though your tinnitus has gotten better.
       
    21. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      After 3 years I'm excruciatingly aware of the dynamic of my tinnitus. This appears to be having a general calming effect that I haven't experienced this consistently before. It's still not a major improvement however.
       
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    22. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      Any improvement is good. Sorry about my hasty comment.
       
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    23. Soren

      Soren Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud sound
      Updates?
       
    24. Halsy

      Halsy Member

      Location:
      Toronto
      Tinnitus Since:
      Sept. 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Abscess tooth
      This has been a well known phenomenon for decades now for people with somatosensory tinnitus. Go to PubMed and do a search for lidocaine and tinnitus and you'll find dozens of papers on it. The patch would be applied to the back of the neck to numb the capitas and cervicis muscles. Every time I go for a massage - once a month - I get them to work the shit out of my neck/mastoid/traps and my tinnitus always goes down to a 1 or 2 usually for a day or two. Same thing in reverse when I'm working out and doing back and neck excercises, I always end up getting spikes - which is effing annoying. Yet my Neurosurgeon feels that pushing through the pain, so to speak, will provide long term gain and help end my somatosensory tinnitus sooner rather than later. I have no doubt this would help but would only offer a very short term benefit. Best to be used only when you're having a bad spike. I believe regular exercise and stretching - yoga and pilates in particular - along with proper diet will do more overall in the long run.
       
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    25. ACG
      Studious

      ACG Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Excruciatingly aware just about sums it up, and like you I am also at the 3 year mark. Thanks for experimenting with the patch and sharing results. I'm going to try one next time I have a spike.
       
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    26. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      I'm at week 3 and have continued to see a very gradual decline in intensity. I'm now at a 4-5/10 as opposed to 6-7.
       
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    27. ACG
      Studious

      ACG Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      That's great! For me the biggest challenge will be patience and waiting to see long-term results. I wonder how the lidocaine works to calm the tinnitus.
       
    28. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Any updates?
       
    29. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      I gave it up. Freaking patch wouldn't stick!
       
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    30. Paul Montaperto

      Paul Montaperto Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cerumen Blockage (earwax blockage causing deafness)
      Hi all, just wanted to provide a quick update.

      They haven't done anything for me personally. I've been using them for I believe over 2 weeks. CVS 4% brand. I would cut the patches in half and put them at the base of my skull for about as long as they'd stick (6 hours generally).

      I never at any point noticed my ringing reduce. Just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you though, so if you have the money and are desperate I'd say give it a shot.

      The only downside aside from cost is that it's a pain in the ass to get them to stick there. Might want to try using some sports tape or something with it.
       
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