Tinnitus Spikes After a Meal

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    1. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      Does anyone's tinnitus seem to spike after a meal?
      Mien sure does.
      It seems the bigger the meal the bigger the spike.
      It was miserably loud then I just ate a large meal, and holy crap!
       
    2. 3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      What did you eat? Gotta ask :D
       
    3. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      2 pounds of shrimp.

      A pork loin roast seems to be a real killer. Don't get me wrong, I don't eat the whole thing at once. Just 1/3. I cut it up into five sections with the intention of eating one section a day with vegetables. I usually last two days. I read that you are only supposed to only eat an amount of meat the size of a deck of cards in one day. I like stacking the deck.
      I was stuck in the hospital for 18 days and ate their food and after about a week my tinnitus went way down.
       
    4. 3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      That's a lot :D could it be some kinda allergy thing?
       
    5. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      I think it could be. It ALWAYS gets louder after eating a pork loin. Roast beef, not as bad.
      I would love to know if anyone knows of a tinnitus diet. Or if someone has worked one out by trial and error.
      I eat a lot and I stay at 165 lbs. In one day I go through a few apples sliced and spread with cinnamon and peanut butter, a bunch of Brussel sprouts, and then some MEAT. I tried eating smaller amounts spread out during the coarse of the day... but the amount still comes out the same at the end of the day. I keep saying I'm going to lay off the pork loin but it's so tender and inexpensive. I can get a whole port tenderloin roast for around $5.00.
      I was thinking of just trying just fruit and vegetables for a few days. A little voice inside me is saying "who are you shitting."
       
    6. 3ri0w

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    7. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      I'm getting food paranoia. You want to hear something funny? I tried fasting. I read that some people go 18 hours. I lasted 6.

      Just a minute. OK, I'm back. I went to Dunkin Donuts and got a coffee and a chocolate chip cookie.
      As soon as the chocolate kicks in I'll be starting a new thread saying I can't take it anymore.
       
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    8. 3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      lol :D do you get a spike from anything else than pork loin
       
    9. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      Younger women.
       
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    10. 3ri0w

      3ri0w Member

      lol maybe u oughta go ketogenic and go celibate lol
       
    11. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      I've been celibate 15 years. It's not what it's cracked up to be.
      Maybe I just need to get laid... That would take my mind off of it. But not for very long.
      Also, I would have to find someone that likes antiques.
       
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    12. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      You might have insulin resistance. Get a blood glucose test or whatever your doc suggests to test for it.

      I did a quick online search and found this article about insulin resistance:

      Excerpt:
      FWIW, about a month ago I cut down drastically on carbs and now my tinnitus doesn't get louder after a meal.
       
    13. Cityjohn
      Studious

      Cityjohn Member Team Research

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      5:10 PM 03/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Food poisoning.
      Yeah... I know what of you speak, I was celibate for 11 years, but when I turned 11 and just went for it.
       
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    14. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      Thank you for your help! I was taking Zyprexa a number of years ago and it gave me high glucose levels. Got off it and got a glucose monitor and tracked it every day for a few months. The levels dropped back down to a proper level. It was a really nice monitor. I could plug it into my computer and chart my progress. I also sued E.I Lilly and got a settlement for $14,500.00. They knew that the drug caused high glucose levels and diabetes but never put it on the prescription label. 8,000 of us were involved in the suit.
      I think it would be a good thing for me to cut back on carbs also. I love potatoes, can't eat them. Really big spike.
      I'm going to try more fruits and vegetables.
      Another thing that causes my tinnitus to spike is running from the couch to the computer every 30 seconds to see if anyone has responded to my latest post. I'm not joking. Adult ADD. It's a bitch.
      See you in 1/2 a minute.
       
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    15. Jkph75

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      2/27/16
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      Unknown
      Salt. Stay btw. 1500 and 2000mg per day of sodium. Get rid of caffeine and chocolate too.
       
    16. erniej
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      erniej Member

      Location:
      Massachusetts
      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not so sure now...
      It did it again. I just finished a meal along with a large glass of water. I had a piece of steak, some snow peas and some Brussel sprouts. It was loud this morning, got quieter as I watched television and it seems if I drink a large quantity of water at once it spikes. Or else I'm getting food paranoia...
      I'm tapering off of Klonopin. Started last year at 8MGs of Xanax Daily, now down to 1.375 MGs of klonopin daily. What a trip that's been. You know how the globs in a lava lamp undulate. That's what my brain feels like. So I have benzo withdrawal going for me also.
      In addition, if I notice that it's quiet, it gets louder.
      If it wasn't that it would be something else.
       
    17. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      I used to have spikes after consuming some sugar or salty foods. Now, I'm having spikes even with an empty stomach. So f*ck spikes. They won't stop me from gaining weights.
       
    18. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      I always get a spike during the afternoons, not sure if it is the meal (i eat different things so not always salty, sweet, spicy etc each time). But I learned the pattern and the spike goes down after a while so it doesn't really bother me too much. I think it is rather common :)
       
    19. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure

      It's in other threads so apologies for repeating this information...

      @erniej

      It could be your chewing - jaw movement - that is making it louder after a meal.

      Or... it could be salt and salicylates. Both put the volume of my T up - too much makes it screech to hell & back.

      Are you having gravy on your pork loin or steak? Give up the gravy if you are.

      Eat peas that have already been podded - not the pod itself.

      Avoid most fruits - mango & golden delicious apples & pears are ok. (Reducing fruit must be at your own risk because obviously it is considered 'healthy' - but it's also one of the highest salicylate foods & salicylates are used in laboratories to induce tinnitus in animals).

      Stop drinking tea & eating mint & spices. Basically - don't eat anything out of a jar (especially jam!) or from a tin. Avoid lemons and anything with lemon in it.

      Give it a go - stick to a diet of low sal foods for a week and see if it makes a difference. Then discard it if your T still shrieks. It takes about 3 days to kick in so you need to give it at least that long if you're going to do it.

      Typical low sal diet below - just to make it easier:

      Breakfast:
      Omlette with cheese (the one with lowest salt value you can find) and leeks. No salt & no pepper.

      Snack:
      Handful of cashew nuts.

      Lunch:
      2 oz cold cooked pork loin (cooked yourself with no gravy & no added salt or pepper) sandwich with no spread (you can have mango chutney) & iceburg lettuce.
      Sliced fresh ripe mango with a heaped tablespoon of live greek yoghurt sprinkled with toasted sunflower seeds.

      Snack:
      Golden delicious apple.

      Dinner:
      Steak (no gravy) or haddock (no tartare sauce) with boiled potatoes (old, not new, thickly peeled before boiling), brussel sprouts and masses of savoy cabbage or a few brussel sprouts.
      Half a bar of cocoa rich dark organic chocolate.

      Hope this helps!
       
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    20. Nonna
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      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      Click :bookworm: could you share your grocery list with me. Or send me a link to where more is posted. I had a pear last night, and a mango today. Thank you!

       
    21. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      @Nonna

      Here are a couple of links Nonna -

      http://toomuchmag.com/are-your-veggies-attacking-you/

      http://www.millhousemedical.co.nz/files/docs/factsheet_8_salicylates_in_foods.pdf

      http://reclaimyourhealth.com.au/foods-high-in-salicylates-amines-and-glutamates/


      Just make sure you don't cut down too low on salicylates as then, if you re-introduce them you could be ill.
      Keep them low but keep eating them!

      Also - you have to take into account that it depoends where the food was grown and how long it was stored for so only use the charts as a guide.

      I have found that avoiding most of the green stuff really helps me - I still eat plenty of frozen peas tho.

      I have also found that the thing that affects me most on the salicylate front is concentrated tomato - the type you find on pizzas, or in cans of fish or in tomato ketchup. Too much of that brings on nast T for me. Also mint - god does that make it spike! Pea and mint soup nearly killed me :eek:)

      I have found that a low salicylate diet has also improved my eye floaters - an unexpected result.

      Good luck and let me know how you get on!

      click
       
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    22. jumping jack
      Probing

      jumping jack Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental work
      Where did you get that sense of humor? I'm envious.

      I mean, you can keep the T, but I'll take the humor.
       
    23. stophiss

      stophiss Member

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      too full a life
      Same way here...not the food part because I try not to over eat.

      My advice ernie is stick with younger women and don't consume as much food in one sitting. Notice how I phrased the last part of the sentence for political correctness :p

      Tinnitus and acceptance etc are dramatically affected by anxiety as most know. Sex is good for lowering anxiety because even if T spikes, most don't care.. :cool:
       

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