Tinnitus Got Worse After Drinking Coca-Cola?

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    1. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      Sorry for posting so many threads, but I think my T has gotten worse after I drank some cola. When I finished drinking I noticed that my T was louder than before. Now I can even hear it when I'm outside which I couldn't before. It sounds like many high pitched beeps that come randomly. And it is so annoying. Before I thought: My T is nothing compared to what others have, I can deal and live with that easily. But now I am not so sure. I feel hopeless and I can't take it anymore :(
       
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    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Coke has a lot of caffeine, sugar and artificial flavors, sweeteners and coloring in it. None of those things are especially good for you, it may be that your body is pretty sensitive right now. It did not harm you, but it might take a minute for your body to excrete all that stuff.

      I have given up pretty much all kinds of soda, not because of anything to do with tinnitus per se, but because they are just not good for you at all.
       
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    3. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      I normally only drink soda in weekends, but I did it today because we were going to a restaurant. I really hate that sound and it is still there :(
       
    4. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      This spike is most likely just temporary. It usually is when it's caused by something that we either eat or drink. Some people get spikes from caffeine, sugar, chocolate etc. It's useful to take note of what foods or beverages are spike triggers. Once you know what they are you can reduce the amount of spikes you experience by either not consuming them any more or significantly reducing your consumption of them.
      This spike will pass.
       
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    5. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      I hope you're right. I think I will do that. I won't make my T worse.
       
    6. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I hope it wasnt Diet Coke or Coke Zero. Coca Cola Classic is OK.
       
    7. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Aspartame and tinnitus don't mix well.
       
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    8. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      Thanks for the replies everyone! It was just a temporary spike and my T is now back to normal. But I'll be careful anyway :)
       
    9. When did you drink it?
       
    10. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      I think it was some hours ago, but I can't remember it :)
       
    11. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Coffe, black tealcohol and coke are always said to aggravate T, temporarily I guess. Same with salt. All this reduces the blood flow in blood vessels or diminishes the vessels themselvesor sth like this , so once you drink a glass or two of water it should pass.
       
    12. TheGagagirl1234

      TheGagagirl1234 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/loud music
      It was just temporary and my T is now back to normal. But thanks for replying! :)
       
    13. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      You're welcome. I'm a newbie mysemf. For first 2 months or so I didn't drink coffee, but now I do cause I tried a few times and I didn't notice any influence on T. However lately I had a spike and I wonder if it wasn't after a packet of salty pistaches I ate that day so now I'm afraid of salt.
       
    14. That is what I was going to say :) It's always temporary, at least for me and I eat and drink what I want, but knowing I may get an increase...glad you feel better!
       

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