Tinnitus from Histamine Intolerance — Significant Improvement from Antihistamines

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    1. green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      7 years ago tinnitus hit me like a brick wall.

      Over the years I've lost weight. I've had insomnia, fatigue, skin issues, sore joints, imbalance, headaches, sore tired muscles, anemia, low vitamin D, mood swings, OCD, and other ailments.

      I've lost count of the number of Doctors I have seen. And creams and tablets I've paid for. Prior to this I was fit and healthy.

      So I get my medical records and after studying them for hours by myself, I find a common link between my ailments and Histamine intolerance.

      After 9 days on 60 mg of antihistamine, my tinnitus has never been this low. I've had no headaches, my skin is the clearest it has been in for years, no fatigue, and I have more energy.

      The last 7 years have been a living hell.

      Every day over the last nine days I have seen and felt improvements. I have lowered the dose to 40 mg.

      I hope this may be of help to others.
       
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    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I hope things continue to go well for you. Best of luck...
       
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    3. AliasM
      Depressed

      AliasM Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Autoimmune, daily headaches, Ibuprofin, BP meds, Virus?
      Good to hear! What was it in your blood work that raised red flags?
       
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    4. BuzzyBee
      Jaded

      BuzzyBee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Yes, how did you figure this out and why couldn't the doctors help? You shouldn't have had to suffer for 7 years! What kind of antihistamine did you take?
       
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    5. Marin
      Depressed

      Marin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/18/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSNHL... probably previous noise exposure, too
      Wow, congratulations on finding the root cause of your ailments, including tinnitus! I’m sorry that you had to suffer for so long before getting relief. It’s criminal that doctors don’t make the effort to help people figure this stuff out.

      In case this helps anyone else, I recently read about two different women who had hearing issues including hyperacusis greatly improve after going on a low histamine diet and/or taking an antihistamine.
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      After going through my medical reports I had a list of 19 ailments as well as tinnitus All had appeared over a ten year period. Histamine intolerance shows these symptoms. I started on 60 mg of Hydroxyzine hydrochloride. I’m down to 40 mg in nine days. And I’ve tweaked an already good diet. Speak to your GP.
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      My blood work showed anemia and low Vitamin D. It wasn’t my blood. It was all the other symptoms that raised the red flag.
       
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    8. Cernuto
      Spaced

      Cernuto Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Curious if you tried the antihistamine Meclizine (aka Bonine) prior to Hydroxyzine hydrochloride?
       
    9. Matchbox

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      @green, did your tinnitus sound like high ringing or hissing or were there other lower reactive tones or wavering sounds?
       
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    10. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I think I might have histamine intolerance from an antidepressant (that has antihistamine effect) I've been taking for 3 years. Antihistamines are not meant to be taken everyday for long periods of time, as that can really cause problems in the body, so be careful.
       
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    11. AUTHOR
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      No.
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      Thank you. I’ve found what I believe to be a good natural antihistamine. Stinging nettle leaves. I have lowered the dose already.
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      Usually high pitch ringing, always a lower tone.
       
    14. twa
      Fine

      twa Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      meds/acoustic trauma
      Are they in pill form? How much do you take? What foods did you eliminate from your diet. I eat a lot of avocados.

      twa
       
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    15. __nico__
      No Mood

      __nico__ Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      chemo/barotrauma/noise/autoimmune disorder
      I take antihistamine every day. No effect on tinnitus.
       
    16. AliasM
      Depressed

      AliasM Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Autoimmune, daily headaches, Ibuprofin, BP meds, Virus?
      I just had a look at the symptoms of histamine intolerance. Most of the population would be able to pick at least several things of the list. *Sigh* I am just so overwhelmed. All the different diets, I literally don't know what to eat which is why I have lost 11 kg since mid January. I'm just not eating.
       
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    17. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg. Dose of (Anticholinergic) Drug Promethazine
      Hi @AliasM -- I also had a very hard time eating in the beginning of my tinnitus--at least the first several weeks. Fortunately, I discovered early on that I could eat homemade bone broth (made with organic bones), with egg yolks mixed in. Besides having a very calming effect on my system, it also served as an extremely nutritious base diet for me until I was able to gradually start eating more and more other foods. -- Everybody's body and situation is unique, but if you could somehow find your own base food that could provide some kind of nutritional foundation for you, it could go a long for toward you finding what works well for you in the longer run. -- Take care!
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      I haven’t used the nettle leaves yet. I’m going to drop my antihistamine to 20mg next week. I removed strawberries, kiwi, lemon, and lime from my diet. Also green and black tea. Replaced with camomile and peppermint. I don’t eat avocado.

      Speak to your GP. And a dietitian. We are all different. This is what is working for me.
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      Yes. Everything I eat now is fresh. No tinned food. Nothing in plastic and no processed food. As meat and fish age the bacteria form histamine. As well as some fruits. A healthy gut is key.
       
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      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      In my case my skin has been hit hard by histamine intolerance. My scalp became tight with random spots. This in turn affected the pressure points and nerve endings. My tinnitus was always a 5 or above. Most days 8 to10 on the scale. It’s now sitting at a 2. I’m in the U.K., none of the GPs in my practice have any knowledge of histamine intolerance. I’ve been 10 kg underweight for 7 years. I’ve started to put weight back on.

      Speak to your GP and a dietitian.
       
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    21. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      green

      green Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Histamine intolerance
      No. I hadn’t used antihistamines in over a year prior to this.
       
    22. AliasM
      Depressed

      AliasM Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Autoimmune, daily headaches, Ibuprofin, BP meds, Virus?
      Thank you. I am prepared to try anything. I have been gluten free for a month but I see no real improvement. I'll give gluten free one more week and then move to this diet. Thank you.
       
    23. twa
      Fine

      twa Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      meds/acoustic trauma
      Thanks, my nutritionist and my GP are both traditional. They do not know much about vitamins, minerals or alternative diets unfortunately.
       
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