Poll: What Effect Does Alcohol Have on Your Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JohnK, Nov 15, 2015.

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When you drink alcohol, what happens to your tinnitus?

  1. It gets worse

  2. No effect, it stays the same

  3. It gets somewhat better

  4. It disappears

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    1. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      Just curious, so I thought I'd do a poll
       
    2. Falconfox
      Paranoid

      Falconfox Member

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew, possibly nosie damage.
      Goooood Question. haven't tried yet out of fear but it's on my list of things to do, I didn't realize until I stopped what a useful social tool alcohol is.
       
    3. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      In my case with beer I had both results: some times drinking beer greatly reduced the T and other times drinking beer aggravated the tinnitus. I think it has to do with the quantity.
      I tried with wine. Made me feel better re my T related depression.
      One time I drank a whole bottle of Irish whiskey cream all by myself, I fell into a deep sleep right away and when I woke up my T was gone. It returned after a while. I tried to repeat the miracle, but it didn't work for a second time, for some yet to be understood reason.
      So in my case I had all the three results: worsening, improvement, disappearance for a while.
      I have to research the matter in the future for scientific purposes only (yeah, right).
       
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    4. Andunwoody
      Fine

      Andunwoody Member

      Location:
      South Buckinghamshire, England.
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Left ear Otosclerosis, right ear virus.
      No effect on my T........not even red wine which in the early days I was told was a big no no. However alcohol does effect the quality of my sleep, I tend to wake in the early hours and can't get back to sleep. The lack of sleep then impacts on my resilience and ability to cope with my T the next day. Likewise but to a much greater extent if I over indulge and have a hangover. Like many situations around T for me it's a question of balance, I don't want to deprived myself of the things I enjoy but I have to bear in mind what the consequences of that enjoyment might be. So yes I do drink but not to excess.
       
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    5. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I drink when I want and say screw it! There are so many restrictions with T, you just have to let go once in awhile and enjoy what you can.
       
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    6. John G

      John G Member

      My T gets much lower when I drink beer. I feel even better in regards to my T the next morning after drinking the night before. Unfortunately, I became dependant on drinking all the time just to settle my T and anxiety,which basically I became an alcoholic. I cant win lol
       
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    7. Mark P

      Mark P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/01/2015
      Mine seems to rage when I drink beer! Very clearly worse.
       
    8. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      And so many cases on this forum are helped by the beer...
      That just shows how different we are. We all hear the sound without external cause named "tinnitus", but what happens in our heads is so different from one case to another.
       
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    9. ozm8ey

      ozm8ey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      For me it gets better until i sober up, but i don't recommend it
       
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    10. erniej
      Assassinator

      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      mien is horrible the next day after I drink even one can of beer
       
    11. NineNails

      NineNails Member

      Alcohol often reduces my T (reactive, multiple noises) to one single eeeee noise. But other times it has absolutely no effect or makes it just worse. It's a gamble.
       
    12. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      Alcohol in moderate doses does not have any effect on my T. I usually have a glas or two of red wine at dinner, helps to relax after a long day.
      Did not yet get hammered since i got T and frankly i do not intend to.
       
    13. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      I enjoy a drink but even more so with this tinnitus giving me torture 24/7 . Lowers my tinnitus in the evenings. This is my way of getting some relief.
       
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    14. Engineer
      Creative

      Engineer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/20/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely acoustic hearing loss
      A few drinks helps me put T in the background more, and care about it less. It makes my T feel like it does on my best days of habituation. The next day, the opposite can occur. Anxiety due to hangover can make the T seem worse. Red wine in particular can make my T scream a bit in the middle of the night, and wake me to hear it. That's what it sounds like at that time.
       

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