Poll: Coffee, GABA and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by melbournejeremy, Feb 23, 2019.

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Does Coffee Spike Your Tinnitus?

  1. Yes, most of the time

  2. Yes, sometimes

  3. No, never

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    1. melbournejeremy
      Wtf

      melbournejeremy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/12/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi Guys,

      I always have a strong coffee before my gym workout and find that the coffee really spikes the tinnitus. I can see the various threads regarding people's reaction to coffee but I would like to see it in a poll.

      While coffee elevates blood pressure, cardiac output, various hormones etc. I am more interested in the GABA aspect since according to a few studies coffee decreases GABA(A) and as we probably all know, decreased GABA is associated with nerve hyperactivity and tinnitus.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14664509

      I am curious if anyone else has run some self-experimentation on themselves with coffee and benzodiazepines.

      After you have a coffee or two, if your tinnitus spikes up, then take a benzo and see if it reduces. Ideally if you have a blood pressure monitor take your BP too to eliminate the BP change as a reason for the tinnitus spike.

      So please have a click on the poll.
       
    2. David077
      Creative

      David077 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      stress, benzo/clonozepam + clonidine, maybe infection
      Coffee (dark coffee) never spikes my tinnitus and even helps to deal with bad mood, it's like a mild antidepressant without any side effects.
       
    3. Drone Draper
      Jaded

      Drone Draper Member

      Location:
      U.K.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL, ETD and work stress
      No, but I have avoided coffee in the PM since getting tinnitus because it's obviously not conducive to sleep.
       
    4. Duncan L
      Benevolent

      Duncan L Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Auckland New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      StReSs. Acoustic Trauma. Neck Injury. TMJ. Dentist Attack
      What he said
       

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