Tinnitus Caused by Pregnancy Hormones? Stress? Sleep Deprivation? Any Survival Tips for Me?

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    1. Mmarineg

      Mmarineg Member

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      I’ve been reading that circa 15% of the population has tinnitus. That got me wondering where were they hiding... And here I finally found you. So glad to meet you all.

      I first noticed my tinnitus nearly a year ago. I woke up in the middle of the night with this really low “morse code” noise in my right year. That noise slowly progressed to a louder sort of metallic/humming sound. 2 months later, it started on the left ear too.

      When it all started I had recently given birth to my baby and was spending time abroad in a foreign country with little support. Every doctor I saw came up with a different theory; pregnancy hormones, stress, sleep deprivation. But still to this day, absolutely no clue of what went on and despite multiple efforts, no signs of improvement either.

      I’ve pretty much gotten used to it now but as I start to make peace with the fact this is likely to stay forever, would be great to hear from others in this group what do you suggest as “Do’s” and “Dont’s”?

      Any piece of reading that could be useful and also, I’ve read a few comments about diet impacting tinnitus. Any insights on that?

      Massive thanks,
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    2. ChipLeak

      ChipLeak Member

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      Age, Statins, NSAIDs, COVID-19
      Sorry you are having to deal with this - it can be an adjustment!

      Everyone is different - but the generally accepted diet items listed below - most people will tell you that these are items not to eat and /or consume less of. You will have to test each one.

      For me, the hardest to give up and modify are caffeine, salt, and alcohol (we all like to have a glass of wine once in a while!)

      If you suspect that a particular food is contributing to your tinnitus, avoid eating any for a week.
      Then reintroduce the food and take notice if you experience any adverse effects.

      • Processed/pre-packaged/fast foods
      • MSG
      • Table salt
      • Artificial sweeteners
      • Vegetable oils
      • Sulfites
      • Saturate fats
      • Refined carbohydrates
      • Trans fats
      • Caffeine
      • Processed sugar
      • Alcohol
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    3. GregCA

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Did you have your hearing checked?
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    4. Brian P

      Brian P Member

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      Ménière’s disease
      Wear earmuffs with your new baby crying. Also don’t waste time with diet. Don’t forget any noise exposure even as a youngster can catch up to you as an adult. The damage is cumulative.
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    5. AUTHOR

      Mmarineg Member

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      Thank you so much! I did have my ears checked. No hearing loss, just tinnitus.
    6. makeyourownluck

      makeyourownluck Member

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      I have a ‘perfect’ audiogram; however, since they only measure 4 kHz and 6 kHz, my substantial dip at 5 kHz is missed. Audiograms really aren’t worth the paper they are written on, usually there is some degree of hearing loss when tinnitus is present.

      Best advice I’ve got is protect your ears in any environment over 80 dB - this includes busy play parks, they can be ridiculously loud. Also research any medications you are given to check if it is ototoxic.

      Hope things improve for you going forward.
    7. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg dose of (anticholinergic) drug Promethazine
      The following Tinnitus Talk thread Candida, Sugar and Tinnitus describes how candida can be connected to a host of health issues, including tinnitus.

      I just watched a video The ONLY Way to Cure Candida for Good which describes in detail how anything that increases alkalinity in the body can cause a candida overgrowth. The video starts where he says pregnancy is one of those things. Stress is another, which seems almost guaranteed to increase during pregnancy. Seems candida overgrowth is something to strongly consider when trying to track down the reason(s) for tinnitus caused by pregnancy.
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    8. Marshall

      Marshall Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure/virus/noise trauma/cumulative noise damage
      Possible barotrauma from giving a birth?
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