Poll: What's Your Relationship with Alcohol Since Your Tinnitus Onset?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Óscar PP, Aug 21, 2021.

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How often do you hit the bottle?

  1. I drink alcohol almost every day

  2. I drink alcohol almost every weekend

  3. I have the occasional drink every now and then

  4. I never drink alcohol

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    1. Óscar PP

      Óscar PP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Coronavirus
      We all know more or less how alcohol theoretically affects GABA receptors and how in general it's a very bad idea to mess with those, but I wonder how tinnitus sufferers manage their relationship with alcohol, since for some it can cause instant spikes whereas for others it can give a temporary relief.
       
    2. SB1981

      SB1981 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multifactorial
      I didn’t drink any for almost 2 years after getting tinnitus. Now my relationship with alcohol is the same it was prior to tinnitus. I drink a glass of wine occasionally. Like less than once a month on average.

      It doesn’t affect my tinnitus positively or negatively. Perhaps because I consume so little.
       
    3. Chadilac

      Chadilac Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Alcohol always spiked my tinnitus so I quit drinking more than a year ago.
       
    4. Rainer

      Rainer Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      The last time I drank Ethanol was 2016.

      Until then, I had monitored my intake with an Excel spreadsheet, which is probably a good strategy if you worry that your consumption is beyond healthy. I found it easier to decrease the weekly dose than to quit cold turkey.
       
    5. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Alcohol always calms my tinnitus down. In the past if I drank a lot I could not even hear my tinnitus.
       
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    6. iGL0CK
      Thinking

      iGL0CK Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (punk rock show)
      Alcohol used to calm down my tinnitus and hyperacusis but last year things changed and now it is completely opposite - tinnitus is louder and I have more noise sensitivity after alcohol. I don't know why that happened, maybe my body didn't like me drinking so often to calm down tinnitus to have better sleep :D
       
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    7. Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Everything, I suppose. Stress, high cholesterol, TMJ...
      Because of my anxiety medication (Mirtazapine and Seroquel) I stopped drinking... I hope that I'll be able to sleep without medication in the future because I miss drinking my beer in my camping chair at festivals :D
       
    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      beliefs are makyo and reality ignores them
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      Voted every day but I have been a 1-2 drinks per year since 2002 or so.

      Tinnitus did not change this and it is very rare for me to exceed that number.
       
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      Óscar PP

      Óscar PP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Coronavirus
      I'm currently on Mirtazapine but never heard it could interact badly with booze.
       
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