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:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      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.

      • Hug Hug x 2
    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      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.

Share This Page