Sub-Cutaneous Lidocaine

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Matchbox, Sep 19, 2021.

    1. Matchbox
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      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      IV Lidocaine seems to be the only thing in literature that states without a doubt has some effect on tinnitus... whether that's negative (seems like 20% of cases) or positive (80%).

      No doctor I've spoken to wants to try IV Lidocaine where it would be "temporary and not worth the risk".

      The cost is also very high to do privately, and can only be done via Pain Clinics.

      That said, sub-cutaneous is also an option and I've read a fair bit about it and the effects seem on par and way safer than IV Lidocaine, and actually effective compared to dermal absorption. Injection would be behind the ear cartilage.

      Has anyone tried this? And if so, what's your tinnitus cause and what does it sound like? How "temporary" was the effect?

      This seems cheaper and something that could be done once a month so to speak, right now, that might actually work.

      I will be pushing to try this shortly myself, but feedback from others "like me" would be helpful, namely having really bad bilateral wavering or jittering sound effects in the morning post-silence, or yawning and hearing "Twaaaaaang" whilst doing so at any period (note yawning and flutter or high ringing doesn't apply to my case).

      I have normal ringing but that generally doesn't bother me (generally...)
       
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    2. ploughna

      ploughna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      motor racing and power tools
      Would a dentist be qualified (or could be trained) to do it? (My brother is a dentist ;)
       
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      Matchbox
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      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Yup. Maybe not in the ear but they use it for root canals and tooth extractions. I'd suppose it'd be close enough to be similar (that's a nerve block as opposed to subcutaneous).
       
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    4. Freerunner

      Freerunner Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Caloric test
      @Matchbox, did you try it and was there any result?
       
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