Ototoxic Tinnitus Recovery (Cause of Tinnitus: Venlaflaxine i.e. Effexor)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Nick in az, Oct 31, 2015.

    1. Nick in az

      Nick in az Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      Had this wonderful gift for just over 3 months now, July 21st to be exact. Came from use of effexor, which I have not taken in 6 weeks I would say, maybe slightly less. Anyone have any knowledge about the potential full recovery from drug induced tinnitus being? I know it is the lesser and more likely to clear up of the two main causes. The other being noise induced. Have done a little research but am curious as to what others may have experienced or know about the likelihood of full recovery.

      Tinnitus generally only bothers me greatly in the morning except on days like today where I can't stop focusing on it. I hope you all are managing well! There's hope for us all! Stay strong!
       
    2. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs barotrauma
      I think it depends on how much damage was done. Did you loose any hearing? I was put on Effexor for tinnitus which made my tinnitus way worse. I'm only off just recently, I'm hoping it can calm down some over the next year or so.
       
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      Nick in az

      Nick in az Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      My hearing is above average still. No damage done in ear itself. I'm sorry you have to struggle as I do. Gets easier though. How are you managing?
       
    4. Thericker

      Thericker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2010
      Hey Nick,

      I got the gift after being treated with antibiotics for meningitis. After 4 months it completely disappeared. Hoping the same for you.
       
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      Nick in az

      Nick in az Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      I hope you are right! That would be glorious. Is it gone, or just un noticeable?
       
    6. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      What miracle antibiotics were these??
       
    7. krazyjim

      krazyjim Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      after Meningitis (brain bacteria infection)
      Also got Tinnitus after being treated with antibiotics for meningitis. Noticed you said it went away in four months. I am looking forward to that!

      Any insight on how to manage in the meantime would be greatly appreciated!
       
    8. Davechurcher

      Davechurcher Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Effexor widthdrawl
      Hey lads
      I was on Effexor for mild anxiety for 1.5 years. Started to come off it a few weeks back. Got tinnitus as a little New Year's Day gift just before my last lowest dose to finish. Insane ringing now. Doctor checked my ears to day found no issue with hearing etc. he suspects it will disappear after a week or so once the drug is completely out my system.
      Fingers crossed! I'll keep you updated
       
    9. kevino

      kevino Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Effexxor
      Bad news here got it from Effexor in 2008, still have it. Also, high frequency hearing loss.
       
    10. Lesly

      Lesly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20 August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post Exposure Prophylaxis Medication
      @kevino was your high frequency hearing loss detected by an Audiogram or an OAE? I also developed tinnitus from taking anti HIV meds for 28 days. My Audiogram results are perfect in all frequencies but the OAE shows damage at 6khz and 8khz. I'm still hopeful that i will recover. It's been 1month since I stopped the medication.
       

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