Tinnitus Spike After Eating Food with Sugar. Is It Normal?

Discussion in 'Support' started by CarloZ, Oct 22, 2015.

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    1. CarloZ

      CarloZ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 3, 2015
      10-15 minutes ago I ate 3 cinnamon rolls. Now, my tinnitus is clearly louder. Sucks because I was having a low quiet hiss day. It's still a hiss, but it way louder. Is this permanent?
       
    2. Sailboardman
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      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

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      Florida
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      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Sugar for me, is a definate spike inducer! I never was much of a sweets eater, so avoiding it was simple for me. Refined sugars, are empty calories. Eat Some fruit instead. It's temporary.
       
    3. CarloZ

      CarloZ Member

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      September 3, 2015
      Really? Well I hope so. Hey what you know, one good thing about tinnitus. I am now forced to watch what I eat. Haha.
       
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    4. billie48
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      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

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      03/2009
      Yes, too much sugar and/or salt can spike the T. It is a known fact. So ya, turn this into a positive thing by motivating you to stay away from the fattening sugar. Good side benefit.
       
    5. noisebox
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      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      Yet I read on here somebody had a T reduction from eating cinnamon. Go figure
       
    6. Blackbird26

      Blackbird26 Member

      Always has been for me as well...you don't need to avoid, as they are only temp spikes. Unless you are super uncomfortable.
       
    7. John Meyers
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      John Meyers Member

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      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      AC/DC Concert
      Sugar is worse than salt for me.

      Every time I indulge in cookies, etc, my T spikes through the roof and it takes me a couple days to get it back down to medium levels.

      Sweets make me lazy and crabby anyway so I convinced myself that it's a "T" silver lining. Ha ha..
       
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    8. glynis-harbron
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      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

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      England, Stoke-on-Trent
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      2004
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      Meniere's Disease
      Aww ,think im going on a sugar free diet till xmas and then help santa eat the pies and drink sherry and let my tinnitus " go do one" till the New Year" staying positive...lots of love glynis
       
    9. Donsorel

      Donsorel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2008
      Did you check 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.
       
    10. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
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      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      The thing is it's nearly impossible to cut out sugar and salt. It's in everything. Example....processed foods, cereals, sauces. Marinades, biscuits. Snacks, fizzy drinks, alcoholic spirits, beers, fruits, and that's just a few.
       
    11. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I haven't noticed a spike with sugar or salt but I am avoiding both of them as I don't want a spike! I have actually lost a few pounds in the last month (I'm also 8 months pregnant) since this started because I won't eat anything if I think it will cause a spike.. Although, I did have my glucose fasting test done and did notice I felt particularly worse that day and the day following. But it was a LOT of sugar, I mean a TON on an empty stomach.. I would LOVE to be able to indulge in some pie or ice cream and not have to worry . :( I mean come on, the one time in a woman's life I should be able to eat whatever I want without judgment and I can't for fear of T? LOL.. JK. I watch what I eat anyway, but still.. ice cream.. nom nom..
       
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    12. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      That's not true. I haven't eaten sugar in two weeks, but indulged yesterday a bit because it's my birthday today and my mother sent me Swiss chocolates.

      Anyway, if sugar spikes your T, I would definitely suggest you stay away from sugar (especially refined sugars) and carbohydrates (anything with wheat, such as pasta, bread, cereals, etc, as well as white rice (substitute instead with whole grain rice or none at all)).

      Stay away from processed foods because they're all crap and bad for you. Eat fresh, lots of dark leafy green vegetables and high fat proteins like fish etc.
      See ketone diet.
       
    13. CarloZ

      CarloZ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 3, 2015
      Lol. Well it's been a while that I've had T. 3 months actually. And these spikes that I spoke of don't happen anymore. They would always be temporary spikes that lasted a few hours. Now I don't think I get them anymore. Or at least I don't notice them.
       
    14. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Good to know! I've wanted some ice cream so badly since this started but have steered clear. Even just now, at work everyone went to a local hamburger joint for lunch and I am SOOOO hungry since all I've had is blan-yogurt and decaf coffee and it sounded incredible but I said no for fear of sodium and will get a salad instead later.. In a way I am letting my T control this aspect of my life but at least its beneficial for my body too right? So good to hear your spikes have stopped! Do you still eat sugary foods and have no issues ? I wonder if it affects everyone differently..
       
    15. CarloZ

      CarloZ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 3, 2015
      I don't really know if they caused spikes. But I usually don't care for them cause I know they're temporary. I've eaten donuts and cookies and have no problems. I think it depends how much sugar their is. I remember I had 3-4 cinnamon rolls and my T spiked but it went down in 3 hours. I don't think you should fear what you eat. I've never heard of a permanent spike caused by food.
       
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    16. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Good to know! Maybe i'll treat myself and my baby to ice cream tonight . :) nom nom...
       

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