Discussion in 'Research News' started by Tim Hogan, Sep 23, 2016.
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Where is @undecided and his cat when required. His cat would be a perfect candidate for such a trial
I did a search on oxytocin and found this thread:
In rodents, oxytocin acts directly on the auditory cortex (the most likely source of tinnitus) to change the activity patterns and strength of inhibition. So, it isn't out of the question that it could modulate tinnitus severity. I haven't read the clinical study you mention but just wanted to throw that out there.
In that case...
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The real question is whether oxytocin can permanently make the T disappear. While it's great that it may suppress tinnitus when you take it, I'd like any drug for the treatment of T to be temporary. By temporary I mean for it to be like antibiotics. Take them for a short course and bam, everything's all good again.
Has anybody here tried this yet? I'm willing to give it a go when I get back from holidays..
I think any drug with low side effects and can be tolerated long term that yields reduction in the symptoms would actually be a breakthrough in itself.
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So many great jokes in this thread!
This magic pill is still far away...
If Oxytocin was like that, it would be known. But if it can give immediate and temporary relief without bad long term effects, that's great.
Isn't oxytocin a prescription drug? It is here in Sweden. The main use for it is for new mothers to help with the breastfeeding. There was also a swedish study on it for asperger/autism. Something about oxytocin helping them to "feel more". It comes in nasal spray but can also be administrated through injections at a hospital.
From the article:
""For some patients, tinnitus disappeared or reached a non-distress level," Azevedo said. "As usual in tinnitus treatment, in some patients the tinnitus kept low, and for some it raised after drug therapy ended.""
I'm not sure what they mean by "kept low" but it looks like they are meaning a lasting relief. Too small study to make any conclusions though.
I've noticed a connection between my nasal passage and Tinnitus and I think I read they are innervated so a oxytocin nasal spray might work!
I bought two brands sprays, will point here if it works for me.
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Well, anyway, 17 patients in a study is a joke.
I call that a start.
Ok, but a start should not be published and journalists should not write about it as if it was serious.
People will try oxytocin alone now but they don't know what the side effects could be.
A start should be published. It results in attention from other outlets and may result in proper studies. People will try it, but anybody can also google the side effects and like anything "take at your own risk".
People still need a prescription though. The stuff people can buy on
amazon etc isn't real oxytocin. It's just tap water sold by homeopaths.
Didnt saw anyone post it
Yeah, way too small of a study but at least it was blinded, splitting the patients in one drug group and one placebo group.
Love hormone could help relieve tinnitus.
I still don't like the way journalists write about it... Like if it was a breakthrough... But journalists, well !
Yes I just read that in a science feed. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-hormone-quiet-tinnitus.html
Pie in the sky...
I have only seen the opposite effect. For me my T spikes with an 'oxytocin overdose' and my ears feel full. I really wish it had the T calming effect. Perhaps it is just the spike in blood pressure from the pleasuring who really knows.
Maybe there is just another way to get high on oxytocin. Some supplement you can take? Giving birth?
If you are feeling brave and want to experiment on your pet rat there is always Ceretropic...