Tinnitus from Co-Codamol and Associated Stress Induced Behaviour

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sean Francisco, May 9, 2021.

    1. Sean Francisco

      Sean Francisco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Drugs
      Hi everyone,

      I've visited the forum many times before, but I thought this is the time to join.

      My tinnitus started around 2017 as a low fizzing sound in the left ear only, from what I'm sure was an abuse of prescription pain killers (Co-Codamol) after a spine surgery.

      It was also around this time that my marriage broke down and I started on an extremely stressful path of class A drugs and in and out of careers to eventually then losing my beloved position as owner of a tattoo business. After that my tinnitus went through the roof in volume and gradually moved to the right ear also.

      Now I feel it is increasing incrementally year over year. It's getting worse and I go in and out of the feeling of "I can cope" or "I cannot live with this anymore." I find tinnitus completely consuming every moment in my life over the last few months.

      Two years ago I was given hearing aids due to my hearing dropping down somewhat and to help with the tinnitus. I was told that it may help reducing the stress on the brain trying to hear over the tinnitus. After a week I was amazed and so happy, my tinnitus literally went down by 50%. But over time the brain got used to it and it came back even louder then before...

      No one I know has tinnitus. I guess in all truth that's why I'm here. I didn't want to ever reach out and admit I feel I needed help, but hopefully I can offer some too.

      Cheers,
      Sean
       
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    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. I have empathy to what you are going through with a spiking tinnitus. I too have a huge spike of tinnitus from SSHL with a jet engine like tinnitus on top of the high pitched tinnitus I used to have. Besides I am having issue with balancing and hyperacusis. So these new symptoms are not easy to live with. But I try to be positive and let the body take its course to heal and restore. I also think that for those of us with bad hearing, eventually there is the option to do cochlear implant to help our hearing and also lower the tinnitus.
       
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