Magic Mushrooms Making Tinnitus Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Little_bo-peep, Aug 24, 2019.

    1. Little_bo-peep

      Little_bo-peep Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I just went on the highest mushroom trip I've ever done last night and my trip was unbearable. My tinnitus got really loud and was nonstop. I couldn't really enjoy my trip. Usually my tinnitus goes away after music or a few minutes. This was nonstop and loud. Even with rain music in my ear. I even had nonstop popping in my ears. Lots of pressure in my head and it was very painful.

      The ringing never stopped. I have it still this morning. I'm going crazy.

      Could the mushrooms have made it worse? Do I continue to dose and hope it goes away? Does it get worse before it gets better?
       
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    2. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Maybe don't do them anymore.
       
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    3. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Definitely don't do more of them now... Please let us know how this develops.

      As with any difficult or bad trip, focus on the basics now.. Eat healthy food, try to sleep, be outdoors, exercise. Time will tell if your tinnitus goes back to baseline or not.

      This could take weeks to resolve possibly, be patient.
       
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    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      beliefs are makyo and reality ignores them
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      How often do you take psychedelic drugs and has it occurred to you that you might be using them addictively?
       
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    5. Chachi Shaman

      Chachi Shaman Member

      Location:
      Buffalo, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concerts, loud music
      I have recently done mushrooms and had an increase in tinnitus. I was gonna make a new posting about it, but here's my story...

      I’ve recently experimented with magic mushrooms and have “rediscovered” my tinnitus, which is now significantly louder and more persistent than ever before. It seems there is much discussion on the subject, but most people have experienced the reverse, where the tinnitus was reduced by mushroom use. I think my story is interesting because it seems to show a unique case of how the brain works and the “rewiring” effects of magic mushrooms.

      In brief, I’m currently 50 years old and have been experiencing tinnitus since the age of 18, when I regularly went to loud concerts. My tinnitus has always been fairly minor in both intensity and frequency. It was never a problem except maybe contributes to my difficulty in hearing a conversation over background noise. The sound I hear is a “tone”, that like I would hear during a hearing test. Until recently, it has been a very flat, nondescript tone.

      So now I’m 50 and surprisingly have access to magic mushrooms a plenty. I started with small doses of the Golden Teacher variety and worked my way up to 5.5 grams. A few weeks ago during a 4.3 gram dose, I was laying down in bed, meditating with my eyes closed when I started to hear a strange noise…

      After a moment I figured it must be tinnitus, but wasn’t sure. When on mushrooms your hearing and vision are definitely altered (arguably improved!), so I considered it quite some time. The longer I thought about it, the louder it got! Before long I could feel the noise deep inside my brain, towards the lower back of my skull. I can hear it and feel it this very moment. It feels like a vertical sound, going straight up and down through the center/back of my brain. Could this be my pineal gland vibrating? Could this be the “hummmm” DMT users report shortly before “breaking through”? When I tried, I could change the loudness and shape of the sound, thus altering the actual noise I heard. Is there a physical structure in my brain modulating the sound like a synthesizer? At this very moment I can change both the loudness and shape of my tinnitus, altering the tone and I’m totally sober. Very strange!

      After intensely focusing on this sound and analyzing it for so long, it was then loud and clear. The sound continued through the rest of my psychedelic experience, on through the next day and the next. It’s been a few weeks now and it’s still a very pronounced and well defined sound.

      I think what happened is that thanks to the psychedelic experience, I was able to truly hear my tinnitus without the usual filter my brain puts into place. Furthermore, thanks to the rewiring effect of mushrooms, my brain made brand new connections that can clearly hear my tinnitus. I suspect that over time it will lessen as my brain copes and pushes it back.

      In such a case, I should probably not focus on that sound when I’m on mushrooms, but I swear there’s a weird hypnotizing effect that draws me in. I’ll continue reading up on other people’s tinnitus related mushroom stories and will research how a person can make their tinnitus sound change at will. There are true mysteries in life and I’m glad to have found one.
       
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    6. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      My general takeaway from reading numerous posts about getting high is that the expression 'desperate times calls for desperate measures' may not apply to those with tinnitus.
       
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    7. El BUZZ
      Buzzed

      El BUZZ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music consumption plus acoustic trauma.
      I microdose myself when going through really rough mental stages due to spikes. That could be twice a year. I'm 193 cm, 94 kg. I take 0.4 gm every four days. Six intakes. Never experienced a spike. First time I did it I experienced complete silence for an hour or so in the middle of the night after having fell asleep after my first intake. I would never do a bigger trip myself because of different reasons. I wouldn't risk a bad trip or a spike.
       
    8. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks for sharing, I suspect something similar happened to me. Either that, or a possible noise trauma one week before my trip.

      Do you have visual snow or other visual symptoms?
       
    9. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Most people that post about psychedelics causing/worsening tinnitus don't return.. Hopefully this is a sign that it was just temporary.
       
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