Stopped Smoking and My Tinnitus Became Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by katriina, Mar 3, 2014.

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    1. katriina
      Frustrated

      katriina Member

      Location:
      finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I don't get this... Now my left ear started low ringing that hasn't been there for a long time... My right ear doesn't ring that loud anymore but why my left ear started this low loud ringing!!!?? Can this have something to do with quitting smoking??? I haven't smoke for 5 days now.. But I didn't smoke a lot when I smoked, like 1-3 cigarette per day!!
       
    2. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      i read online somewhere that said smoking can cause spikes with T and also quitting smoking can cause spikes... Idk but it seems to me like your doomed if you do and your doomed if you dont.... Very stressful but i smoke a pack a day and it hasnt spiked so maybe if i quit it would? Idk :-/
       
    3. katriina
      Frustrated

      katriina Member

      Location:
      finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I seriously think that I start smoking again if this kind of spikes will contiune... I just can't handle it! My tinnitus also lowers while smoking o_O Have you always smoked or did you start smoking after tinnitus?
       
    4. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Ive been smoking since i was 13.. quitting would be an awsome thing but i am not anywhere in a state of mind yet in life where im ready to quit.. Maybe nicotine has the effect where it lowers your T? Idk could be possible
       
    5. Saif
      Suicidal

      Saif Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Maybe your brain try to get use to your situation.
      I dropped my Blood pressure pills for two weeks and my T increased.
      After we die, we must have a VIP tickets for heaven.
      it's Fu*king Annoying.
       
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    6. katriina
      Frustrated

      katriina Member

      Location:
      finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I thought that too and I hope this T calms down soon... I just don't believe that this increase in volume would all be because I quit smoking! I would understand it if I would have smoked like 10 cigarettes per day...
       
    7. Micky
      Dancing

      Micky Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      10 / 2000
      Saif wrote
      After we die, we must have a VIP tickets for heaven.

      hehe how do you know Saif your going up there.. And if you do ... Will ya still have this damn shite. ?? who knows eh ..
       
    8. Saif
      Suicidal

      Saif Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      @Micky

      I'm 19, So I will have it all of my life and then I will go to hell !
      I don't think so.
      : (
       
    9. Micky
      Dancing

      Micky Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      10 / 2000
      Saif a guy i know.. He's just 24 .. And had tinnitus from a loud night club just a month ago.. He's struggling with it right now.. In your life time and not too far off..there Will be a cure mate.. If that makes you feel a little better.. Keep positive and you will be fine.. Micky
       
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    10. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      You wont have this all your life :) if you plan on living to your 80s SOMETHING effectives gotta come out in that time span... I give it 10 years and something will be out to calm T..
       
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    11. Sen
      Caffeine

      Sen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October, 2012.
      could it be the stress from quitting causing the spike? maybe give it a few months or so to see if it dies down.
       
    12. Cicada_Ears
      Bookworm

      Cicada_Ears Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2013
      Did you use anything like Chantix to stop smoking?
       
    13. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      You'll be fine, I guarantee it will settle. The spike you are experiencing is most likely from nicotine withdrawal. Anything that messes with your brain chemistry can cause temporary changes in the perception of your tinnitus. Once your brain settles down a bit, so will the spike.

      Stay strong! I was a smoker for 14 years and it took me many attempts to quit but once I did I felt infinitely more healthy than I have in a very, very long time.
       
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    14. Magpie
      Sporty

      Magpie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/1999
      Giving up smoking is one of the best things you can do in your life. Depending on how long you smoked and how many when you stop it affects different people in different ways. My wife went through withdrawal and was physically sick for about 2 weeks. She started smoking when she was about 16. Once you are over the hump you will never smoke again. Maybe it affects tinnitus for awhile but it will be temporary but the benefits of not smoking will last your entire lifetime.
       
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    15. katriina
      Frustrated

      katriina Member

      Location:
      finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      No, I just try to stay strong on my own and think to myself that smoking isn't worth it... It's still hard!


      I'm not sure, although I have a very stressful period going on in my life..

      @yonkapin Thanks, I really try to stay strong and give it a chance so I will see how quitting effects to my T!
       
    16. Cicada_Ears
      Bookworm

      Cicada_Ears Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2013
      You can do it! You already seem convinced and that is half the battle.
       
    17. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

      Location:
      Kent, Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      My "T" started a little more than 3 years ago and I quit smoking two years ago (actually, 26 months ago). I smoked for 50 years. I still cannot believe I quit??? If I can quit after 50 years, believe me, anyone can quit! In any case, my "T" is terrible (screaming loud), but quitting smoking made no difference. I think that when you quit smoking everything bothers you more. I guess you could call it irritable brain syndrome. That gets better with time.

      The only thing that I've found that helps me deal with my "T" is keeping my mind occupied and staying positive. It really works when you work it! When I don't dwell on my "T" it magically fades away. The more I get out of my own head, the more my "T" fades away.
       
    18. Fergie
      Confused

      Fergie Member

      Location:
      01201
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2000
      David that's interesting, I'll try it. I quit smoking 1 1/2 yrs ago and two months later my ears rang tenfold louder than when I smoked. Now it's almost unbearable and the depression is worsening.
       
    19. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I started smoking after T, due to the stress. Seemed to make my T worse (or could have been a coincidence). Stupid move, but I find it tough to make any intelligent choices when suffering like this.

      Smoking helps me get through the day being a nervous anxious wreck, be next to impossible to give it up now.
       
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    20. Michelle Eales

      Michelle Eales Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stopped smoking and stopped drinking coffee.
      Hi Im new on this forum, I believe my PT started when I gave up smoking, however no medical professional will agree lol. I know my own body, I have smoked for the last 30 years, I also drank alot of coffee, when I gave up smoking I also gave up coffee as I associated smoking with coffee. This is the only change in the month of October/November I made and omg, I woke up one morning in November with this whooshing in my right ear 24/7. I can stop this if I press on my neck, if I release the pressure it starts again, the whooshing can be very intense especially when im tired. I removed 2 heavy chemicals at once from my brain and this started, I dont know what will happen, if it will stop as the doctors I have seen know nothing about it and appear very flippant about it. It is a nightmare, havent slep well since November 2015 cant function properly, Im exhausted.
       

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