Psilocybin Stopped the Ringing in My Ears

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by JK888, Jun 16, 2021.

    1. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @HeavyMantra - do you think the worsening can be reversed using mushrooms? Do you think you could control/manipulate it like @JK888 suggests? Were you too afraid to try further after the worsening?
       
    2. chinup

      chinup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Is this true across the board? My tinnitus can be drowned out by pink noise but it spikes horribly while listening to music or when I am exposed to sounds like lawnmowers or leaf blowers. The tinnitus seems to compete with the sounds in those cases.
       
    3. chinup

      chinup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I also had a moment in which I “learned” to hear my tinnitus and it never went away. Had zero issues before. Interesting.
       
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    4. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @chinup, yours sounds reactive.
       
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    5. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      I’m assuming it has variations. Mine spikes to everything and can’t be masked. It’s horrific high frequency noise.
       
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    6. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      My tinnitus faded to nearly nothing since having extreme tinnitus and we'll call it "bad" hyperacusis in 2016.

      Through this time I am not ashamed to say I used psychedelics quite a few times, and each time my tinnitus completely went away and stayed away for some time afterwards.

      If we are to assume neuroplasticity is a way through the noise, well, psychedelics are a great way to stimulate just that. Simply put, you're rewiring your brain when you do them.

      Your mileage may vary. This isn't medical advice, and sure as shit isn't legal advice.
       
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    7. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      Mushrooms, @Tom Cnyc?
       
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    8. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      The kitchen sink. Lol.

      Jokes aside, MDMA primarily. But yes, mushrooms.
       
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    9. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @Tom Cnyc, and the tinnitus went away? But came back later? Because the effect wore off? Because of a new trigger? Sounds amazing...

      And was MDMA more effective than mushrooms?
       
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    10. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      Well I’m now on the path to microdosing. I understand that if you are doing it right, you shouldn’t be getting intoxicated. How does one go about sourcing?
       
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    11. LostinTX
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      LostinTX Member

      Location:
      Arlington, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      poss ototoxicity/unknown/BVVP diagnosed first then tinnitus
      I ordered a kit online and sourced some spores from a site paying via Bitcoin. I didn't grow them and gave the kit and spores to my daughter, kinda forgot about this avenue. But recently she gave me 3 dried ones to try and I ground them up to put in capsules. Kind of chicken shit to take more than a tiny bit I'll admit.
       
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    12. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower, rock band, constr & comp shooting, chemo
      First, I believe that the neuroplacticity theories and possibilities for healing have real potential and the OP sounds experienced and informed. That said, I want to amplify some of the OP's cautions about tripping. Some people are wired such that a trip can be a rather frightening and unpleasant experience, I have helped people through a few. For others it's all wonderful and really mind expanding. Given many of the stories and medical history that I often read here I would caution anyone really struggling with handling tinnitus to only consider this under the supervision of someone you trust that has experience handling someone having a bad trip. It's been decades but I have been that rescue person before. I am where the OP is in that tinnitus was relatively easy to mostly ignore but the pain component as he says, takes all your bandwidth. I ignore spikes all the time and they don't increase my fear or anxiety but that does not seem to be the norm here. Looks like there is value here, especially for debilitating chronic pain but I'm not sure how many of the people here would be glad that they tried this. No offense intended to the OP, he is trying to help and I think he discovered something potentially useful but remember that he started out trying to solve a pain problem and tinnitus does not bother him very much. He is also involved in a clinic and knows how to guide this process.

      George
       
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    13. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      You are fantastic. Thanks for this info. I was able to find a connection today. He was able to allow me to fact check him so I will be moving forward with microdosing in a couple of days at 100 mg and don’t expect to have any associated high/trip etc so I’m looking forward to it. Hoping it can help me with whatever this problem is that I am dealing with for my vision/focus and hey, if it knocks out the tinnitus, I will keep you all informed.
       
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    14. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      Well this didn’t age well. I’d go back to this in a heartbeat over this visual nightmare I’m living with now.

      @JK888, I was under the impression from your posts that microdosing would always result in tripping? Is that not the case? It seems in my research and talking with others that anything 100 mg and under should not result in any side effects.
       
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    15. TomBradyGOAT

      TomBradyGOAT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows
      No, microdosing never leads to tripping. If you are sensitive to meds, try at 50 mg and keep upping over some days to 300 mg at most. Of course you can feel side effects, like irritability. I don't take well to most serotonogetic drugs and musthrooms work on serotonin. A trip usually wouldn't start until at least 700 mg but more like a little over a gram.
       
    16. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      THANK YOU!!! Super helpful! I would have tried this already had I known. I will be starting at 100 mg today.
       
    17. TomBradyGOAT

      TomBradyGOAT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows
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    18. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      Thanks so much. That’s exactly what I’m doing. Tell me your thoughts:

      100 mg Psilocybin (Cubensis)
      1000 mg Lion’s Mane
      500 mg Niacin
      200 mg L-Theanine

      4 days on, 3 days off (still taking the other supplements on those days, just not Psilocybin).
       
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    19. TomBradyGOAT

      TomBradyGOAT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows
      It is tough to tell. The only way to know is to try. I am going off 40 mg of Valium and at 10.75 mg now. I am also switching from Anafranil for OCD to Nardil. I will only know by trying if I get better. Ketamine was doing great for me, but I got addicted to it and it made the tinnitus worse in the end. Still glad I did it because I learned a lot.
       
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    20. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      Just reporting back on my experience @Uklawyer. I took 100 mg of Psilocybin-Cubensis today and I felt calmer than normal. No adverse reactions, no high. Thankful for that. Will be continuing my microdosing experience.
       
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    21. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      Hi @IntotheBlue03, thanks for the update. Sounds good. Any effect on vision or tinnitus?
       
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    22. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      Hey @Uklawyer. No effect on tinnitus but it’s day 1. Could be placebo but I’m definitely calmer than ever despite my debilitating vision condition. Really hoping it helps with that. Will keep you posted over the month. I couldn’t have found a better source honestly.

      The TBI survivor I am modeling had tinnitus before his TBIs and still has it after. Unfortunately no effect for him. :(
       
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    23. Hottopic29

      Hottopic29 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Niagara falls
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zithromycin acoustic trauma 2022
      I ordered the pills offline, still are yet to take them...
       
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    24. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Location:
      Philadelphia PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cervical/TBD
      Hey there, if you trust your source and do a dose of 0.1 g a day 4 days out of the week, you will be fine. I’ve had no adverse effects microdosing for 2 weeks if that helps. Today was my first potential good day with positive effects.
       
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    25. T Toledo OH

      T Toledo OH Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/26/20
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely loud noise and earbuds
      Keep posting results. I am looking to start this as soon as I find a mushroom source.
       
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    26. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Basically, yes. My ears would be totally silent. And believe me - I looked for it.

      I can't say what works better for tinnitus. MDMA is more fun than mushrooms are though. Lol.
       
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    27. Uklawyer

      Uklawyer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication - antidepressants
      @Tom Cnyc, thanks. So what do you think happened for it to return? And did you try the same thing to make it go away again?
       
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    28. Damocles
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    29. GeorgeLG
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      GeorgeLG Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Leaf blower, rock band, constr & comp shooting, chemo
      @IntotheBlue03, what was the outcome of your trial on this?

      Thanks,
      George
       
    30. Cory_
      Pensive

      Cory_ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Geelong, VIC, AU
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ??? / Bad luck / Noise / TMJ / Alcoholism / COVID vaccine
      I believe @weab00 had noxacusis which drastically improved from treating himself with psychedelics.
       
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