Marijuana / Cannabis and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Grant1, Sep 9, 2013.

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    1. Grant1

      Grant1 Member

      CNN recently aired a special on medical marijuana.

      It was quite remarkable to see persons with very serious medical conditions helped greatly by marijuana use.

      I definitely support medical marijuana.

      Is there anyone who posts here who has had a positive experience with marijuana for their tinnitus?
       
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    2. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

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      03/2013
      Hi Grant, I've been wondering the same, I support medical marijuana too and where I live its easily available. I googled a lot on other forums, seems like most people reported that it made their T worse, but I dont know, Im still looking into it.
       
    3. oatsey

      oatsey Member

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      12/2011
      If it's easy for you to obtain I'd recommend trying a bit, I noticed a time when I smoked when I felt like my T stopped, but it was only momentary.
       
    4. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

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      March 2012
      I love me some weed. From my experience it and you'll see it reported quite a bit that marijuana will spike your T, it's *always* temporary though, definitely helps me sleep better. There have been a couple times where I've been high and my T completely stopped, would last like 20 minutes only though. To note I only vaporize now, try to avoid smoke.

      I mentioned this in another thread here somewhere but it would be very interesting to see how different strains and extracts like edibles and oils with varying THC:CBD ratios would effect T. I would be very interested to see how a heavy CBD (this is the more medicinal component of marijuana, THC is the psychoactive part) strain or oil would effect the perception of tinnitus. If I had access to legal/medicinal marijuana I would definitely play around with it but I'm limited to normal street stuff here.
       
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    5. Ty shattuck

      Ty shattuck Member

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      Chicago Illinois
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      8/2013
      I tried marijuana and it spiked my anxiety levels subsequently causing my T. Or thats how it seems.
       
    6. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

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      Too scared to try it ! Read other forums and seems like it made it worse for many. Next plan of action is to order "cordyceps "
      This seemed to have helped some T sufferers. It's a supplement made with some kind of mushroom.
       
    7. Hudson
      Cowboy

      Hudson Member Benefactor

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      The tinnitus spike associated with MJ is temporary. In fact, I'll add that I have always felt it was a "mental" spike, because your anxiety can spike so much. If you are a person prone to anxiety, I would strongly advise against MJ. I have no personal problem with it and will not say it is bad, but I definitely believe that if you are a person prone to anxiety, smoking MJ can cause your anxiety to go through the roof. For a tinnitus sufferer, that is a huge deal. If it helps, well, hell, more power to you.
       
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    8. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

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      I have not smoked weed in 40 years, but with me it heightened all my senses & made me paranoid, from what I have just read and my own experience I am going to stay away from it. I have some a friend gave me to try, so far it is sitting in a drawer.

      Hey if it works for you though, I say go for it....
       
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    9. James
      No Mood

      James Member Benefactor

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      I think it's just like having a couple of beers/wine. You might feel different, listening to some music, taking your awareness away from the T, thus seemingly helping. Or like coffee, I’ve had mixed results. I’m not sure anything helps mine much. It’s always there and I don’t want to think about it.
       
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    10. Karen
      Talkative

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      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      James,

      Do you still have the pulsating, and have you had any additional tests to determine what the cause might be?
       
    11. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

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      Washington State, USA
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      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      It is legal in my state. I have talked to some with T, who smoke regularly and they say it definitely spikes it. What I am wondering about are the edibles (foods with marijuana). More powerful than smoking it, longer lasting and I heard it is better for people with chronic pain. Not sure about chronic T though.
       
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    12. James
      No Mood

      James Member Benefactor

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      Hi Karen, in reply.
      Yes, I still have the pulsating T. My coping has gotten better, sometimes, I hope, sometimes.
      I personally still don't know the cause. I thought it was a mixture of some medications I was talking for a while. The original ENT comment was some sort of nerve damage causing hearing loss. I just happen to have the pulsating effect too. WOW, lucky me, if I could only win the lottery. Some day’s if the pulsing volume goes down, a little, it's a lot better to deal with. It must be due to some vascular (blood flow), imo. I kind of gave up the research.
       
    13. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      Watch this video if you want to know where cordyceps come from:

      Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi - Planet...


      In short, cordyceps are a species-specific fungus that attacks an insect, modifies the insect's behavior in order to optimize its own growth, and then blasts out of the dead bug's body---like something from a sci-fi film!

      As for tinnitus, here is a link for Cordyceps:
      http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=cordyceps+sinensis

      -Golly
       
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    14. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

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      If it makes you feel any better, when I first got tinnitus I had pretty bad pulsating tinnitus aswell along with a gang of other noises. It was pretty bad for a few months (5-6) but the pulsating resolved by itself, hoping the same happens for you!
       
    15. Champ
      Woot

      Champ Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma from headphones
      I can speak from experience and say that the effects of it, positive or negative, are only temporary.

      It doesn't really help or hurt you at all. It just seems to have affected you while your body is under the effects.
       
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    16. Eric
      Balanced

      Eric Member

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      03/2012
      I vaporize MJ about 2 hours before going it and although it doesn't help T at all, I do sleep like a log. On top of that, sex is always great. MJ has a tendency to enhance sensations. In my case it does enhance the T but it also enhances fun things like orgasms. ;)
       
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    17. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

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      Hi Golly thank you so much for the info and video, very interesting ! Seems like Cordyceps helps those who's T was caused by fluid. Mine was caused by aspirin and then noise, but am so desperate I'll try Cordyceps too. Wii buy online soon. Thanks once again.
       
    18. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      @Sherri786:

      You are very welcome! Please give feedback as to whether the Cordyceps prove beneficial. I hope you feel better soon.

      Best, Golly.
       
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    19. 5htp
      Amused

      5htp Member

      I smoke a bit of pot in some form or another every single day. Afghani hash is my saving grace. It doesn't lower the volume of my tinnitus at all, and if anything, it causes a spike. But it's worth it.

      Smoking weed keeps me balanced, helps me sleep, helps me keep on weight, and essentially cures my depression. It's been more beneficial to me than any other med I've ever tried, with fewer side effects, and virtually non-existent withdrawal if I ever happen to run out or take a break.

      It is mind bogglingly silly that this virtually harmless plant is illegal in most areas worldwide at the same time powerful, addictive, and neurotoxic dissociative hallucinogens such as DXM can be purchased over the counter at almost any pharmacy.
       
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    20. object16
      Magical

      object16 Member Benefactor

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      it is ONLY illegal due to the large private prison industry in USA, plus the desire to keep all black people behind bars, also distillery industry and tobacco industry hate it, it would put them out of business and Big Pharma makes Billions of dollars from shitty meds that do nothing, and they would lose those billions if people could use cannabis, which people can grow in their own back yard, or even in the house with grow lights.
       
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    21. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

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      Thanks Golly, will update you , take care.
       
    22. Bob R

      Bob R Member

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      09/2011
      The MJ spoken about in the CNN show "Weed" was specifically bred to be high in CBD and low in THC. THC is the chemical that get you high and causes anxiety, paranoia, etc. The high CBD type is known as Charlotte's Web and doesn't contain enough THC to affect the senses.

      If there is anybody in Colorado, how about finding that particular strain and take one for the team.

      http://medicalmarijuana.com/medical-marijuana-treatments/Tinnitus

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110112122504.htm

      http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/alcohol_marijuana.aspx
       
    23. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

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      Crystal meths did nothing for my T ,gave me wrinkles and cold sores.Those scam T website cures got me again.:wacky:;)
       
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    24. Karen
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      @yonkapin
      You're the first person on this forum (that I'm aware of) whose pulsatile tinnitus resolved by itself!! That's very hopeful news to me, and I hope your ringing tinnitus is doing better now, too.

      I've had pulsatile tinnitus since 2010; it started after taking a blood pressure drug. The ringing became much louder, too. It is now 3 years later, and both my ringing and pulsating have calmed down quite a bit. It's great to know that someone else has had this, and that it has resolved. Thanks for giving me hope that things will continue to improve!
       
    25. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

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      03/2013
      I've written to Dr Sanjay Gupta of CNN , ( he did the special on medical marijuana )
      And have asked his opinion for T and marijuana. Lets see if he replies !
       
    26. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

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      Kent, Ohio
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      01/2011
      I am happy to see all of the posts on MJ. It doesn't seem that it is beneficial in relieving T. I do hope there will be more posts and more info. As many have suggested, there are various forms available, some of which do not get you high, and therefore I would assume that it also does not negatively impact anxiety or paranoia as has been mentioned as a problem. I don't know that for sure, just assuming. So we need more posts and more info...............
       
    27. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

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      Kent, Ohio
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      01/2011
      Another post of mine that I thought was pertinent...........If you watched the CNN special on it, they briefly discussed the other component (not THC, but the other.......I can't remember). In any case, they said nobody wanted it, because it didn't make you high, but they are now finding it is very beneficial in relieving many medical disorders and is great for kids since it doesn't have the side effects of MJ with high THC content. So there is hope. Hey, with smoking regular MJ, the worst thing that can happen is the noise gets louder, but then you won't care as you are enjoying your donuts..........at least as I remember it (30 years ago)...................
       
    28. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Reykjavík, Iceland
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      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Has anyone tried this ? A friend of the family has Parkinsons and juicing cannabis has helped him so much that it completely changed his life. He offered me to try his juice and said it took him 10-15 days to feel the effects.

      I have now been drinking this juice for a week , can't say that I feel any effects yet and I am done with getting my hopes up as nothing has worked so far. But , I am interested in knowing if anyone has tried this and course....if it works for me I will be sure to let you know.

      I should add that I am only consuming juice from the leaves and it does not get me stoned.

      *This was a separate post about juicing cannabis and was move here, im annoyed*
      Nevermind. :)
       
    29. J. Wing

      J. Wing Member

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      10/1999
      I did a search on this and found nothing but glad I found this thread. I also saw the Dr. Gupta show on CNN. Background: Smoked pot back in the middle 70's. I was single but got a good job,got married and quit. Very easy to quit. For me the pot back then was v-e-r-y relaxing. Always said put this in a pill and everyone would but it.

      Tinnitus(very severe-was approved for disability retirement because of it)started in 1999. Fast forward to 2010. Tried some of the newer pot hoping it would relax me. Just the opposite. Paranoid and my tinnitus increased 10x. Now maybe it was because it had been so many years since I last smoked. Don't know.

      Saw the CNN special and knew pot had THC but never heard of the cannabidiol(CBD)part of it. Now please keep in mind I have tried so many benzos out there and not 1 of them do anything for me. I wished they did but they don't. All I want is something that will relax the hell out of me like the pot did back in the middle 70's. So it sounds like the pot with low THC levels and a higher CBD level might just do the trick. Has anyone tried this combo?

      I see where Colorado will be selling that type of pot and I would make the drive. I live in Iowa and it's a 11 hour drive to Denver(I went to tech school there and have driven that 3 times-It's all I-80 all the way)so If I knew I could at least get more than a sample yes I would buy it and try it right there. I'm not asking to get stoned just need to get some relief from this torture. If all it does is relax me to the point where I don't care about my tinnitus then thats a victory. Added info-I'm retired-don't work-hardly drive so if a certain kind of "pot" would help then heck yes i'll buy it. The point is the CBD strain is not pot! Would like any info! Thanks!
       
    30. Erlend
      Question it

      Erlend Member Benefactor

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      Scandinavia
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      05/2013
      I took one hit the other day, no affect on T
       

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