Tinnitus Gone After Starting on Parkinson's Disease Medication!

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by NurseJackie, Nov 10, 2018.

    1. DoesItStop

      DoesItStop Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Visual snow, amitriptyline
      I’d be interested to try Pramipexole. I have visual snow and my tinnitus went from very mild to screaming 10/10 when I took Amitriptyline for my visual snow syndrome. So without question my severe tinnitus and visual snow is a result of a thalamacortical dysrhythmia and I believe the worsened tinnitus was caused by increased Serotonin when I took the drug.

      Anyone have any thoughts as to what the worst thing that could happen would be if I tried Pramipexole? Is it known to be ototoxic?
       
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    2. Nick47

      Nick47 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral/noise
      We need to stop this ototoxicity thing in my opinion. Very few drugs are ototoxic. Neil Bauman or whoever he is has a lot to answer for in causing paranoia.
       
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    3. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg dose of (anticholinergic) drug Promethazine
      From what I can gather, most drugs have the potential to be ototoxic. All you have to do is peruse this forum for a short while to get a fuller understanding of drug ototoxicity.
       
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    4. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      No idea of the MoA to be honest.
       
    5. DoesItStop

      DoesItStop Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Visual snow, amitriptyline
      My tinnitus was made significantly worse by a drug so that’s the reason I’m pretty paranoid about ototoxicity. When you introduce agents to the brain that change the chemical balance, it can obviously have drastic effects on tinnitus and many other brain functions. In the end, if one chooses to go the medicinal route for treatment it really feels like a crapshoot. I was pleased to hear about this Parkinson’s drug helping though, to have the noise silenced feels so unattainable when you’re in the midst of it.
       
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    6. dd314

      dd314 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma + stress?
      Are you still on Pramipexole and does it still help the tinnitus?
       
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