Salicylates in Food Triggering Tinnitus Spike?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Christian82, Oct 28, 2018.


Has any food ever caused a permanent increase in your tinnitus to your knowledge?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. I don't know

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    1. Christian82

      Christian82 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hey everyone,

      I have a question, I am trying out this new Diet ‘’How Not To Die’’

      This Diet includes a lot of vegetables and spices and all of them are high in Salicylates.

      I have had tinnitus now for 4 years and I noticed that if I do not eat certain foods my tinnitus becomes so low that it does not bother me at all.

      I have tested and tested it again and I am almost certain that it comes down to Salicylates in food.ä

      I want to eat healthy and I don’t mind if my tinnitus does spike here and there, I just need to know if Salicylates can cause a permanent increase in tinnitus or will it just be a spike here and there.

      Someone told me the tinnitus is like an alarm, when you eat something or do something that is not good for you, it spikes.

      What are your thoughts on this?

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    2. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg. Dose of (Anticholinergic) Drug Promethazine
      Hi @Christian82,

      It looks like you're pretty certain salicylates aggravate your tinnitus. I would listen to what your body is telling you. You're very fortunate to have narrowed this down and made this discovery for yourself! -- You might want to check out this article, which mentions salicylates...

      Inflammatory Substances Naturally Found in Plant-Based Foods
      Last edited: Oct 29, 2018
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    3. Zeneth

      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
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    4. Quiet please

      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cochlear Endolymphatic Hydrops/Hearing loss
      Salicylates are the worst for me, as I’m apparently very sensitive to them. Very hard to avoid, but I do my best.

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