Smoking and Pulsatile Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by dochoppy, Jun 2, 2014.

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    1. dochoppy
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      dochoppy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure, drug combo?
      Just letting you all know that I recently quit smoking and it has greatly reduced my pulsatile tinnitus.
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Good for you for quitting smoking! I'm glad to hear it has reduced your pulsatile tinnitus. Please continue to keep us posted on how you're doing. Maybe your PT will go away after you've been off the cigarettes for awhile (?).
       
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    3. john livingston
      Cool

      john livingston Member

      Location:
      Pinehurst NC
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1974
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      football contact
      I quit tobacco smoking 2 years ago and can't really tell much difference in T but it made every thing else a lot better. I don't have a lot of hate in me but to think of the way they sell cigs on every corner of every town that kill millions with slow death. it took me 40 years to get thru my head that it was sure death coming up if did not quit. Now I have a lot better smell, taste, wind, and sex!
       
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    4. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Lots say quitting smoking has made no difference to the T what so ever ,so gone back to smoking ,if that's what they want to do ,lots say it helps with the stress levels ,then I say do what you need to .Im teetotal never drank period ,but hey if Glass of wine etc helps one and the T go for it ,that's not changed the T by stopping that either so lots have said .Were all dealing with T best we can ,what ever gets you through your days with T if it helps .
      Why did you stop smoking John after 40 yrs ,was it the T initially.Curious .My husband quit 12 yrs ago ,he's asthmatic with T ,still misses smoking he says .
       
    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Congratulations !
       
    6. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl
      I can say that smoking makes T worse and if you quit smoking your T will reduce or maybe your T stop completely.
      Smoking doing damage in hearing.
      For example yesterday i had HF T severity 4 after smoking 2 cigs went to severity 9 immediatelly.
      Today i have not smoked and iam in severity 0-1.
      My baseline is more than 0-1 but if i take steroids for short time get good sleep not smoke and not hear any sound severity goes to 0db.
      For me smoking is deleterious poison for hearing and T it has many ototoxic substances.
       
    7. PATTYDUKE

      PATTYDUKE Member

      Location:
      Macon Ga
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, Work in manufacturing for 20 years
      I stop smoking 4 years ago and now the T is louder! But i quit using the E cig... I am slowly weening myself off of that! Not sure of what is going on! I know it is a very annoying thing to have lived with as long as I have. Nothing seems to help! Nobody understands to stress and sleepless nights. I am glad to know that I am not alone in this. I have been searching for information and all details ends in a no cure and get along with the T as best as you can. I hope that I can get some support by reading someone elses trials and errors. I really am tired of dealing with it by myself.
       
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    8. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl
      Have you observer an increase in T after ecig ?
      Some ecig substances are ototoxic like propylene glycol and some flavors.
      Also nicotine affects T.
       
    9. PATTYDUKE

      PATTYDUKE Member

      Location:
      Macon Ga
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, Work in manufacturing for 20 years
      Yes,:( It has increased after quitting the regular cigs. I know that the Ecig can be a cause and affect as well. my goal now is to get off of these too! but it took me almost a life time to stop the other... so I am proud of the progress i have made. So is my family. :) Thanks for your response. I am praying for a healing of the T. That one day I will wake up... it will be gone.:LOL: Until then I just manage it with other distractions. TV, music, walking and exercise.
      • :LOL:
       
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    10. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Patty,

      We're glad you've joined us, and you'll find lots of information and support here. You are doing many of the right things -- distractions like TV, music, walking, etc., really help you take your mind off the tinnitus. Also, there are supplements you can take that may help a bit, such as magnesium, niacin, vinpocetine, NAC, etc.

      Have you had a hearing test recently? If you have hearing loss, it's possible you would benefit from some of the newer hearing aids/maskers that are currently out there.

      If a cure is found, we'll hear about it here on Tinnitus Talk!

      I'm from Georgia, too (Atlanta area) -- so, welcome from a fellow Georgian!

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    11. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl
      Increased with stopping regular cigs or increased because you started electronic cigs after stopping regular cigs ?
       
    12. conbsgc

      conbsgc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      october
      Smoking is VERY BAD FOR YOU, but I am sure you know this.... maybe smoking was starting to affect your blood pressure thus creating pulsatile tinnitus!
       
    13. I can't believe people are dumb enough to smoke in 2015. I guess it's called thinning the herd.
       
    14. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I'll never give up chocolate lol
       
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    15. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma

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