Tinnitus Much Worse After Eating?

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    1. Megatron

      Megatron Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2005
      Hi all,

      Does anyone experience T going nuts for aprox. 2 hours after eating? Mostly when eating lunch my T becomes very loud afterwards.

      Anyone?

      Best Troels
       
    2. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      heuuu... i seriously doubt it's linked...

      Eating, bad for T?

      You tested it or did you notice it just one time?
       
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    3. Megatron

      Megatron Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2005
      Happens 8 out of 10 times...
       
    4. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      New York City
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      Do you find that the effect depends at all upon what you eat?

      -G
       
    5. Megatron

      Megatron Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2005
      Not really - but mostly after lunch.... It becomes very high pitced and lasts for 2 hours...
       
    6. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Do you also experience this when chewing gum for example?
       
    7. Megatron

      Megatron Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2005
      no only after eating lunch - very strange.
       
    8. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
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      01/2011
      I have a hypothesis as to why this might be. I think that many cases of tinnitus derive from misfiring neurons, possibly due to neuro-chemical imbalances. To the extent that serotonin is involved, eating may play a role in altering these neuro-chemical levels because much of the body's serotonin is generated in the gut.

      I too find that my tinnitus is affected by food, but in a somewhat different way. If my stomach is riled, due to spicy food for example, I will often notice that my tinnitus is louder upon waking. Once my stomach calms down, the tinnitus subsides, and sometimes vanishes altogether.

      -Golly
       
    9. Golly
      Bookworm

      Golly Member Benefactor Team Awareness Team Research

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      01/2011
      Or it could be jaw/TMJ-related, as I believe @Nucleo is suggesting!

      -G
       
    10. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      If it happens with chewing gum as well it is very possible it is TMJ related. If not, then it probably is a reaction of some kind to the food.
       
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    11. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Are you eating crunchy foods? This can be a bit noisy, noise can cause spikes for some people.
       
    12. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      Terribly reactive T?? Is that possible?

      It's horrible, i know i'm lucky that mine is not reactive but this is frightening..


      also, try to not eat at lunch and see if it disappear. If it does it's just a recurrent spike, if it stay... well it's not like you can stop eating, so ...
       
    13. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Chewing could be the cause? The muscles and bones of your face or even nerves being irritated
       
    14. Nanette P

      Nanette P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/2011
      Absolutely! Any chance your tinnitus began after taking antibiotics?
       
    15. Donsorel

      Donsorel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2008
      Did you watch if you have any metabolic condition like Reactive Hypoglycemie, Insulin Resistance o Diabetis type 1 or 2? If you have any of this problems, you could have a problem with sugar after eating. Your blood sugar may get high or low after lunch, and this can make many side effects. One of them is tinnitus.

      There is a very easy way to know if you have one of this problems: get a sugar curve test.
      You go to a hospital one morning at 8:00 without eating nothing, they give you a bottle with a high sugar content and you have to stay there two hours. After two hours they mesure your blood sugar levels. If your sugar is very low, it means that you have reactive hypoglycemia or insulin resistance. That would explain perfectly why after 2 hours of eating your tinnitus is stonger. After 2 hours of eating your body has very low sugar. It stress a lot your body, affecting the nerve system, adrenalin, etc.
       
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    16. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

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

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
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      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      TMJ is a common cause of tinnitus.
      Inflammation of your jaw joint can irritate your middle ear and teeth grinding ,clenched teeth and teeth grinding at night .
      Your dentist can help by making you a mouth guard to wear at night to take the pressure of your jaw.....lots of love glynis
       
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    17. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      AC/DC Concert
      For me, it gets loud when I am really hungry, goes way down after I eat, then spikes up again especially if I heat high salt or high sugar foods. -- I'm starting to stay away from table salt and sugary foods like cookies, etc..
       
    18. Donsorel

      Donsorel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2008
      Well, if you have tinnitus changing when you eat you could check:

      - Diabetis
      - Reactive Hypoglycemia
      - Fructose Malabsortion or intolerance
      - Lactose Malabsortion or intolerance
      - SIBO
      (Small intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth)
      - Celiac Disease and Gluten intolerance
      - Leaky Gut
      - Candida Overgrowth
      - Bacteria infectión or overgrowth like H Pylori


      This problems most of the time are related and one can cause the other. For exemple:

      In my case I foud that I have a very severe Fructose Malabsortion. My gut generates more than 100mg of Hydrogen in a Fructose Hydrogen Breath Test (normal levels are 0-20mg). I didn't know I can not digest fructose, so I was always eating lots of fruits. So I was always generating hydrogen in my gut, and that caused me SIBO, Candida Overgrowth and probably Leaky gut (not still tested). Candida Overgorwth and fructose malabsortion made my pancreas to generate to much insulin, so it made me develop Reactive Hypoglycemia (my sugar get down to 35 ml in a Glucose Blood curve test). Reactive Hypoglycemia makes me digest bad Glucose, so 1 hour after eating something with sugar my glucose level get down, I get hungry and my cortisol and adrenalin gets afected, causing my body stress with symptoms like Tinnitus, brain fog, anxiety, and other side effects.

      So my conclusions are these:

      - If you have tinnitus related to eating search the cause in the Digestive System
      - When you are searching the cause, try to difference always cause and symptom. Many times you think you have found a cause and there is still another problem causing this one
      - Go always to Doctors and make tests. There is a lot of tests and you never know witch one could be positive
      - Control your Diet
       
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    19. Gosia
      Balanced

      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Very informative post, @Donsorel. Very few people realize how much everything is connected to what we eat..and that basically all health problems start in the intestines. I would add to your list food alergies in general, not only to gluten. Some ignorant doctors claim measuring sugar in blood in the morning is enough to state whether or not we are resistant to insulin which is BS and many ppl won't react on time. We have to check our lipids and cholesterol level as well. Apparently with these three results we can tell whether or not we are resistant to insulin without havinbg to do the curve test, which for some is unbearable.
       
    20. Dan Seg
      Cheeky

      Dan Seg Member

      Location:
      Boisbbriand, QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      AUgust 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dont know yet !!
      gents,

      Food related effect ,
      If I take a heavy meal for diner with RED meet and RED wine ! you can be assured my -T- goes nuts to the roof at 03:00AM and I have pain in my ears...
      100% food or alergize have an effect on -T- ...

      Also, my body position have a serious effect, if I lay down horizontal , my -T- goes up 10dB !
      so I need Seroquel to be able to sleep for a few hours ...
      and again at 05:00AM this wissling sounds comes back hard,
      then I stand up and it goes down back about 6dB ..

      Very strange but true !
      I saw allready an ORL and had a head scan ,,,
      they found NOTHING !



      A++
      dan
       
    21. Mikie_Mike

      Mikie_Mike Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral Ear Infection/Prescription Drugs?
      This just happen to me today! In fact it's happened 3 out of 4 times when eating the same meal over the past month. My guess is salt is responsible. There was no sugar in the meal, and I didn't drink anything with caffeine. I think Caffeine might make my T worse, but sugar seems to have little or no effect. I guess I really need to keep a food diary. I have pulsating T, and had an MRI that revealed nothing unusual. Moving my jaw/mouth changes the intensity of the T, but talking a lot seems to reduce it. In any case, I took a lot of prescription drugs (Cipro, prednisone, Xanax) during and after my ear infection, that messed with my nervous system ... and my audiologist thinks my nervous system is still messed up and responsible for the pulsating. She went to UT Dallas, and they seem to have a decent audiology program, but at this point its just a guess on her part.

      By the way, I have "mild" hearing loss, which isn't bad enough to require hearing aids ... but because the T was bothering me, I went ahead and got them for that reason. While they don't eliminate the T, they help on 2 fronts ... first, by amplifying higher frequencies, I have more noise in my ear and the T doesn't seem as loud, and second, I have Zen Fractal tones on most of the time, and I hear that when I move into a quite situation. I cannot hear the tones when there is other noise around ... it's fairly soft. Anyway, I focus on the tones and not the T, and I have the added benefit of having my own sound track as I move through life!!! :rockingbanana:
       
    22. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Well stop eating man................ Sheesh, problem solved!! Kidding.

      Does seem strange. Must have something to do with the action from the jaw?? A scan (x-ray) may reveal an issue there.
       
    23. snow47
      Cold

      snow47 Member

      Location:
      Iran
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I think pressure to jaw.
      When I eat food or any jaw move, my T becomes louder at that moment.
       
    24. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      I don't eat anything sugary or spicy after about 4pm and keep caffeine for the mornings. This prevents spikes and ear twitches so helps sleep.
       
    25. ruben ruiz

      ruben ruiz Member

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I believe it was meds and stress
      Something is really spiking me. AHHHH... I jsut ate some pizza and took my benzo and Im ready to blow my head off help does any one have a clue or an idea? Thank you.
       
    26. 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
      Calm down as it will spike more....
      Have a rest after taking your benzos and should settle you down with relaxing music.
      Spikes will come and spikes will go,so hold on to that thought as it will go.
      Tomorrow is a new day and hope a quieter one for you...lots of love glynis
       
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