Nicotine and tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by meeruf, Jan 11, 2014.

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    1. meeruf
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      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      Hello world!

      I am on my sixth day on quitting tobacco. I'm just curious if someone here have been quitting, and that it had a positive effect on the tinnitus?

      - Meeruf
       
    2. meeruf
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      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      No one? xD
       
    3. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      :D Never smoked. Do you feel a difference?
       
    4. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I quit seven years ago. My tinnitus went crazy. I asked the doctor what to do. He said hold your nose and blow. Didn't help.
      Oh ... Congratulations!! Six Days. The tobacco is out, the addictive additives are still floating around. You did it.
       
    5. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I never smoked .. but actually it should not get worse but better because blood circulation improves without nicotine. and if not, at least your saving and crazy load of money ;)keep us updated on how you're doing.
       
    6. mick1987
      No Mood

      mick1987 Member

      Location:
      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I quit smoking a year ago, didn't really notice a difference, but my tinnitus was only mild at the time.
       
    7. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      .... I forgot to add - after I quit, yes, the tinnitus went wild for a time but settled back down. When you quit smoking, new myelin has to form on exposed nerves. Myelin is like the plastic coating on wire. Tobacco and coffee and lots of other stuff sorta strips myelin off nerves - thus, the calming effect of these substances and thus, the addiction.
       
    8. Vegas Robb
      Alone

      Vegas Robb Member

      Location:
      Las Vegas Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/26/13
      Is nicotine bad for t...having a spike
       
    9. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      I completely quit smoking towards the end of 2012/early 2013 and my tinnitus volume became less volatile at the time - so I'd definitely recommend quitting. Anything that messes with the CNS and has the potential for addiction or dependency can mess with tinnitus imo.
       
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    10. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      hey there, good to read from you again-how is life with this fxxccking tinnitus going? do you feel better now, cause i saw in your last posts you were really depressed?
       
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    11. Vegas Robb
      Alone

      Vegas Robb Member

      Location:
      Las Vegas Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/26/13
      Feeling fine...thanks..
       
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    12. katriina
      Frustrated

      katriina Member

      Location:
      finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      My T feels lower when I smoke, I just wonder why because I have read that many people have spikes from smoking...
       
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    13. carol kane
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      carol kane Member

      Location:
      Lincolnshire united kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      I smoke and it has no effect on my t ... and right now the way i feel, i need to smoke.
       
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    14. Sameer advani
      Buzzed

      Sameer advani Member

      Location:
      New delhi
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2011
      I get a instant spike after smoking ....so I limit my smokes to 1 or 2 in the morning ... And 1 or 2 at night ......don't smoke through the day and I feel the t bothers me lesser in the day also may be because I am busy at work .....
       
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    15. Vegas Robb
      Alone

      Vegas Robb Member

      Location:
      Las Vegas Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/26/13
      Min
      mine does as well... Freaky!!!
       
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    16. dochoppy
      No Mood

      dochoppy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure, drug combo?
      I also got an instant spike after smoking cigarettes, so I finally quit
       
    17. ashley
      Busy

      ashley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/28/2014
      Many reputable sources say there's a correlation between smoking cigarettes and tinnitus; however, there will always be some variability since everyone's body reacts to things differently. Good luck quitting! :)
       
    18. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Funny this, I had smoked most of my adult life and finally gave up a year ago, and it made no difference to my T at all! If anything I think it may have gotten a little louder through the year since then up until my spike a month ago.

      Suppose it depends on the individual huh?;)
       
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    19. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      There are only few things you can do to yourself daily that are worse than smoking. Whether its palpable or not, its evident, so keep it up meeruf, and good job =)
       
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    20. nogood
      Torn

      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Quit smoking good for ur heart.. trust me on this one. ..
       
    21. dfl

      dfl Member Benefactor

      Location:
      everywhere
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      exposure to explosions/stress/who knows?
      I quit nicotine cold turkey a week ago (heavy user, too) and my T has spiked a lot since then-
       
    22. Lloyd Carter
      Wishful

      Lloyd Carter Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Trauma
      Sounds like that happens to many people but it should settle down! Fingers crossed.
       
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    23. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I started smoking after the onset of T, I really enjoy it if I don't use too heavily. Five to 7 smokes a day, any more and I feel like it's making me feel like shit. I don't notice any effect on my T but then again I haven't quit either so who knows, but I highly doubt it would change much.
       

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