Oral Steroids (Can It Make Tinnitus Worse? Share Your Experiences!)

Discussion in 'Support' started by valeri, Apr 24, 2016.

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    1. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I've been prescribed oral steroids 25mg for a week, skin condition, but as usual, scared to take them.
      When I asked dr if they can make t worse he said I'm very negative about my t and that only loud noise and hearing loss make t worse :banghead::banghead:This is the sort of ignorance I deal with here in Australia!
      So it laughable when somebody say: you need to check with your dr!
      Would like to hear your experience with steroids!
      Thanks!
       
    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Considerably improved my tinnitus while I was taking them - not sure if it could have been placebo since I had zero expectation of them doing anything for my tinnitus. Didn't even cross my mind.

      Returned to baseline afterwards.
       
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    3. ChrisJ

      ChrisJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      PT since 1988. T with H since June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I have been on 30mg Prednisone per day for last 5 days and it hasn't made my T worse.
       
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    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I have to take steroids a lot due to my sever asthma.
      Just finished a five week course with reduction taper.
      While on 40mg my tinnitus goes away till I get down to 20-15 mg then it returns .
      Steroids should calm your tinnitus down while on them and not cause you any problems....lots of love glynis
       
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    5. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      I've been on prednisolone multiple times and each time it seems to dramatically reduce my tinnitus, albeit temporarily. I'm talking 6 or 7 out of 10, to 1 out of 10. It usually spikes my tinnitus for the first couple of days on steroids and then I see a dramatic reduction until a couple weeks after I finish my course.
       
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    6. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I'd Just take them Val. Could it really get worse? Its anti-inflammatory, and things were going great without them huh?. it may even have a co-incidental beneficial effect on your Tinnitus, but most likely not...but ask professor Fuck, because Fuck knows...right?. You still need it for your skin, because, unlike tinnitus, the bastards can see skin.
       
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    7. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      It looks like I won't be able to avoid them.
      Getting blood results tomorrow after seeing another dr for second opinion.
      At least this one today took me seriously and is investigating further.
      Whatever it is I will need steroids.
      Thanks everyone!
       
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    8. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      If you're on an oral contraceptive you're taking steroids all the time. Many people don't know that. If that doesn't have an effect on your T you shouldn't be scared to take the ones you were prescribed now. You'll be fine!
       
    9. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Im not on oral contraceptives but I hope you are right about being ok on steroids.
       
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    10. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      If anything I think it'll reduce your T while you're on it.
       
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    11. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      To prove the point, my older daughter has never once said anything about my tinnitus but after seeing my skin she said: oh my god, that must be terrible, I'm sorry you have to deal with that! She even started crying.
      5 years of tinnitus hell and not a single word of sympathy.
      So unless it's visible..... the world is full of professor fucks!
       
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    12. adam2525
      Balanced

      adam2525 Member

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Hi @valeri, I've used them on and off for years. They have never made my tinnitus worse, I would just take them. You will be fine.
       
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    13. Blackbird26

      Blackbird26 Member

      I am on right now..day 3 t minor spike but h seems a little better. side effects are brutal though.
       
    14. NineNails

      NineNails Member

      Speaking of anti-inflammatory, have you heard of UFC president Dana White's anti-inflammatory treatment?

      He had had Ménière's disease. He flew all the way down to Germany for a secret treatment in an exclusive clinic that triggers the immune system into healing. From what I read, they take your blood, cultivate it and inject it back into your body. Anyhow, it did cure his Ménière's disease completely!
      Of course, such questionable experimental off the record treatment is exclusively for the Superclass. He probably paid a few millions for this unique procedure.
       
    15. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Yes, Menierre's is a proven part of an inflammatory syndrome. Sometimes I think T & H sail close to Menierre's in nature. Menierre's is of itself a disease considered to exist because a certain criteria (collection of symptoms) has been met. T & H, cochlear hydrops, vestibular issues are stages passed in arriving at that criteria. A clinic in Austria did a large study on Menierre's patients and middle ear muscle tenotomy, and among their findings was that every eardrum opened revealed a raw, inflamed middle ear. The tenotomy thing also worked very well for improving symptoms, quite drastically in some cases.
       
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    16. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Do you know what The clinic was called?
       
    17. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Don't know. But I looked up him talking about it:

      Dana White talks about Menieres Disease...
       
    18. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      In another radio interview he said he paid 7500€ for it. It's a private clinic run in Dusseldorf and you need to be referred to it. was looking into this treatment, but apparently it did nothing for his T. Of course i am no 'medical pioneer' ;-)
       
    19. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      That's too bad, doing some quick reading about it, it seems they take your blood and manipulate it to be a powerful anti inflammatory drug. I guess one shouldn't expect that to be helpful for chronic tinnitus.
       
    20. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      Most likely not, but you will feel like superman after the procedure though :)
      Dana White actually got his T after a first, unsuccesful medical intervention to curb his Menières, where they removed his left ear to insert some kind of tube to allow for better balance.

      This is what he has to say about his T now:
       
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    21. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It seems tinnitus is the one of the most chronic and hardest conditions to cure. :(
      If I had Menières I would definitely look into it. I know a number of people here really suffer from that condition.
      I don't really understand how it 'cures' Menieres or if it's just a temporary fix.
       
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