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

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    1. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      It helps me. I use a full size patch and leave them on 24/7. Tinnitus definitely lower after 1 month.
       
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    2. Mystery Reader

      Mystery Reader Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still Under Investigation
      Anyone else experimenting with these? Any follow-ups?
      Thanks!

      Mystery Reader
       
    3. gav01

      gav01 Member

      Location:
      U.K.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Night club
      I can’t see any lidocaine patches for sale in the U.K. and I read about the NHS talking about reducing the prescriptions due to it being expensive and not working too well for nerve pain apparently. You can buy lidocaine sprays quite cheap which seem to be sold for men who are over sensitive “down there” but I’m not sure if it would work the same way the patches do on other parts of the body.
       
    4. CricketEars

      CricketEars Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2003
      I couldn’t get the patches to stick for long either. Wondering if using lidocaine cream would work just as well. It’s also 4%
       
    5. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      I would think if lidocaine was the answer someone would have manufactured a product by now.
       
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    6. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
    7. Laurie1961
      No Mood

      Laurie1961 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dental work
      Interesting. I had tried Magic Mouthwash that contained Lidocaine. I could not use it due to the effect on my throat but hadn't thought of it as a dermal application.

      Related to where you suggest placing a patch, I tried a peculiar remedy - that after researching why it had temporary effects on tinnitus, by applying to hair and scalp, I decided to test just applying to the back of my neck, lower spine and over temporal lobes. This worked even better. The relief, like the Lidocaine, is temporary. The remedy I used was hot sauce-that sounded really bizarre. But research showed that the reason it works is that it contains Capsaicin which is a neurotoxin to substance p- which is an inflammatory neurotransmitter. The places where I applied the Capsaicin product are where substance p and/or the receptors are most abundantly produced.

      (After I wrote this I noticed in the main article that doctors didn't know why Lidocaine worked on tinnitus - I was quickly able to verify that the effect of lidocaine on substance P is well known in field of anesthesiology.)
       
    8. lcj

      lcj Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      @Laurie1961 would you mind elaborating what kind of hot sauce, how much you used and how long/what kind of benefit you received?

      I don’t think it’s weird at all, so long as it works!
       
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    9. Racehorse

      Racehorse Member

      Location:
      Staten Island, NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic
      So, applying hot sauce on your head helped you with tinnitus! Yes, sounds VERY weird. Lol.
       
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    10. hans01
      Artistic

      hans01 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, hearing loss, sinus infections, ... ?
      This is very interesting, my tinnitus seems to be much worse when I clench my teeth at night, so the jaw muscles may play a role here?
       
    11. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      Yes that means it is somatic. Mine is too. This also makes us good candidates for the Michigan device!
       
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    12. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      Part of my tinnitus is somatic, and I just discovered a technique that, although it's too early to tell for sure, may be modestly helping my tinnitus. At the least, my upper back area is feeling way better, and my sleep was greatly improved last night. Here's a link to a 5-min. video:

      The Simplest and Most Effective Exercise For Thoracic Extension
       
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