Vaping, Cups of Tea, Chocolate — Allegedly These Can Spike Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Paulmanlike, Apr 27, 2017.

    1. Paulmanlike

      Paulmanlike Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I do 3 of these, vape, drink tea and eat chocolate.

      Allegedly these can spike tinnitus or make it sound louder, is this true as I've heard it's just a myth. Any experience yourselves?
       
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    2. Flamingo

      Flamingo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Cacao (in chocolate) and theine (in tea) both have a stimulating effects on the nervous system, so for some people these things can increase T temporary. If I where you I would stop vaping since vape juice is ototoxic.
       
    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I ate some chocolate (for the first time since I developed T) half an hour ago, and now I am experiencing a spike. I should have searched this forum for the word "chocolate" before eating it, and not after starting to experience a spike......
       
    4. MidnightOilAudio
      Ape-like

      MidnightOilAudio Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      None of those things affect my T at all. T is too heterogenous for blanket statements, EXCEPT the statement than a legitimate acoustic trauma will make it worse.
       
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