My Tinnitus Is OK Now After Dexamethasone

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Renka, Oct 8, 2018.

    1. Lukee

      Lukee Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wim Hof Breathing Exercises
      Hyperacusis is basically sensitivity to sound. Thank you for clarifying.

      What dosage of Dexamethasone did you use?
       
    2. sonitus

      sonitus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2021/02/03
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Amikacin
      @Renka, thank you for your previous responses. May I ask a few more questions:
      • How did you approach your doctor that did the wick for you: did you just go to a normal clinic visit and asked one of the younger doctors which then called this expert in the field. Or did you write directly an email to him or called him. What did you write to him? I am worried that most ENTs will think you are crazy if you mention the idea of a wick, especially if it is barely known in your country.
      • I saw that it is recommended to use antiobitics one per day when using the wick as to avoid a middle ear infection. Did you have to do the same or not?
      • Do you know whether they used normal IT Dexamethasone solution and if so at which concentration. I have seen that high doses seem to be 20mg/ml whereas low doses are only 4mg/ml. Did viscosity matter? I think for normal IT it would be good if the solution is less liquid and hence stays better at the round window, but for the wick it must probably be liquid.
      • Do I understand correctly that you used 0,2mL of the solvent for each application?
      • Did you have any bad side effects of the treatment such as pain, middle ear infection or the like?
      • May I ask how much the treatment with one wick did cost in the end (in ratio to say, the average income of your country or in $)?
      Thank you!
       
    3. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @Chinmoku - I hope you are hanging in there. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. I want to meet you on the other side of this my friend... sincerely.
       
    4. RadioKid722
      Wishful

      RadioKid722 Member

      Location:
      NJ, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/22/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication
      @Renka, where did you have the wick inserted? I would like to try to find an ENT to perform this procedure. Where did you get the Dexamethasone?

      Thanks.
       
    5. bobthebuilder
      No Mood

      bobthebuilder Member Benefactor

      Location:
      northeast US
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      amitriptyline, hidden hearing loss, whiplash (?), stress (?)
      I had a microwick installed after reading this and replicated Renka's protocol with daily intratympanic Dexamethasone (10mg/mL solution) for 30 days. I was very optimistic but unfortunately no change in my tinnitus. The removal of the wick and tube actually worsened my hearing and tinnitus but hoping it heals up back to baseline.
       
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    6. CRGC
      No Mood

      CRGC Member

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SNRI/Noise
      Sorry to hear about that, and thank you for documenting your experience with the microwick! Hope your worsening settles back down to baseline.
       
    7. Bambam0
      Cool

      Bambam0 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock 'n Roll
      @bobthebuilder, are you back to baseline yet?
       
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    8. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Airplane barotrauma to left ear, noise exposure.
      Was that wick put in at the Silverstein Clinic in Sarasota, FL? Years ago one ENT mentioned to me having that procedure done for myself.
       
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