Tinnitus Got Worse After Quitting Marijuana

Discussion in 'Support' started by hurtingdream, Dec 2, 2015.

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    1. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      I've had tinnitus in my left ear for about 15 yrs. I'm 29. I have always had anxiety so the last 4 yrs I started smoking marijuana everyday. I became addicted and dependant on it so I decided it was time for me to quit. Well it's been 4 days since I quit and my tinnitus became worse than ever and my anxiety is through the roof. I'm so scared that it will last forever. :( Has anyone else experienced this? What can I do?
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi and a warm welcome to the forum.
      Great news you have come off The drugs.
      Tinnitus is from the limbic part of the brain where our emotions come from so the unwanted emotions easily surface like anxiety and stress and depression.

      Drugs effecting the brain will cause the extra low mood too with withdrawals.
      A good cry works wonders too.

      Hang in their and well done for stopping the drugs and stay strong through withdrawals and cravings and that will pass the longer you go without.

      We are all here to support you through tinnitus and the unwanted emotions and make a few friends too...lots of love glynis
       
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    3. hurtingdream

      hurtingdream Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown/ETD since 11/2015
      Thank you so much! Words of encouragement help so much :)
       
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    4. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      @glynis-harbron . Hi Glynis I'm going to start calling you mother Glynis. You're a great inspiration To us all on this forum.
       
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    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi @Richard zurowski ,
      Thank you for your kind word's and mother glynis sounds lovely. ....lots of love glynis
       
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    6. Champ
      Woot

      Champ Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma from headphones
      Don't worry too much about it. I've smoked habitually for years and taken long stretches off. The tinnitus is practically random in how it responds... usually the first couple of days I'll feel an increase, then a decrease, and that will cycle for a while. You simply have to do what you usually do and focus your perception on the sounds around you and embrace the silence around the tinnitus. It won't stay as strong as it feels right now, give your brain some time to correct and don't feed into focusing on it.
       
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    7. Phones
      Dreaming

      Phones Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD/headphones ?
      20 + tears smoking (booze bores me), just 1 later in the evening, but since T just a couple of puffs hour before bed cos I' m used to nodding off that way...to suddenly stop is gonna cause a bit of anxiety ,especially if you genuinely enjoyed it.
      Try and find the balance that WORKS for you ...I can't see any lasting impact apart from anxiety issues...
       
    8. Rob 207
      Artistic

      Rob 207 Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music, noise.
      I've been a daily smoker for 20 years, and got T from noise exposure about a year ago. Partaking has helped me cope and sleep, but in my experience I believe that weed has slowed down or delayed my habituation. I've stopped smoking for a few weeks now and the discomfort from T has been a bit more acute, but I believe my brain can more easily get a grip and habituate when I have a clear head. I'm going to stay away from weed for a while longer just so I can finally habituate then I may return to partaking, but in smaller amounts and less frequently. I needed to slow down anyway.

      Note: if you've been a consistent smoker for awhile, your body and brain will need to readjust once you quit. That can cause it's own anxiety and insomnia apart from T, but that should go away after a week or two.
       

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