Minoxidil

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hengist, Oct 11, 2015.

    1. Hengist
      Blah

      Hengist Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/7/2014
      I have tried Minoxidil for hair growth and I noticed my tinnitus got quieter, after a while I researched about it and found it is a potassium channel modulator like other stuff that is tested for tinnitus treatment. I recommend people to try it out and use 1ml-2ml a day rubbing in their face, relatively close to their ears.

      I would say I noticed a 50% decrease. You can buy it from every pharmacy.
       
    2. Lloyd Carter
      Wishful

      Lloyd Carter Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Trauma
      Have read this can cause T. Not relieve it. Interesting that you think it helped. Maybe a placebo?
       
    3. Hengist
      Blah

      Hengist Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/7/2014
      I don't think so as I was not even focused on that it was just when I started noticing that my tinnitus is not so high as usual.

      This thread should not be in the alternative treatment as Minoxidil is a hard drug comparable to things in treatments thread and nowhere along the lines of massage, hypnotism, supplements and similiar things in alternative treatments.
       
    4. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Nice find
      The scalp is very vascular I would rub a good amount onto the scalp and it will penetrate the bloodstream
      Also, oral minoxidil is called loniten and is sold on prescription and Internet
      More serious side effects on heart and such but worth a try
       
    5. GrosBalou
      Nerdy

      GrosBalou Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Inner ear barotrauma (diving)
      What is the cause of your T Hengist ?
       
    6. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      I'm wondering if anyone here uses a product that contains Minoxidil. It's most commonly used in hair regrowth products for baldness, such as Rogaine.
      The way the drug works isn't fully understood, however what is know is that it is a potassium channel opener.

      I wonder if there is a possibility it could be used to treat some certain forms of tinnitus.
       
    7. Markuss

      Markuss Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Injury from a firecracker that exploded next to my ear
      I started using 5% Minoxidil last summer. A few months later I noticed my tinnitus had gotten worse but I figured it might have been due to a few loud concerts and parties during the summer. I ran out of Minoxidil in December but ordered a new patch in February. No changes noticed at the time I was off of Minoxidil.
      Today I stumbled upon a thread where people using Minoxidil complain about developing Tinnitus. This got me seriously worried because I realised my Tinnitus had gotten worse shortly after I started applying Minoxidil. Still not sure whether Minoxidil has had a negative affect on my Tinnitus but according to the information found on web, many people using it have experienced developing Tinnitus. So based on what I have researched, I haven't discovered any topics where Minoxidil/Rogaine has had a positive affect on their Tinnitus.
       
    8. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      minoxidil in the oral more potent form under the Loniten brand has been out since 1979..we don't have studies or scientific reports linking it to hearing loss or tinnitus.

      It does affect blood pressure and heart beat that's a fact and those can have a temporary effect on T just like exercising will spike T, but I doubt its having any permanent inner ear damage potential that has not been uncovered since 1979
       

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