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Medication For Tinnitus

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In today’s article I wanted to speak to you beautiful people about Medication for Tinnitus, according to a recent survey from Action On Hearing loss around one in 10 UK adults has tinnitus, with recent data showing that this increases to nearly 17% of 40 to 69-year olds and 25–30% of over 70s.

Additionally it’s estimated that 1% of Tinnitus sufferers (600,000 people) are affected on a daily basis that impact their quality of life.

When I look back at my Tinnitus Journey I can say that I was part of the 1% that started impacting my quality of life, to a point it caused severe anxiety. When we speak to our GP’s or other professionals it’s very easy to seek some kind of medication in a tablet form whether that be to deal with anxiety, sleep disorder or any other behavioral disorder.

When I speak to many sufferers am glad to say they have managed to deal with in a positive way, there are a few unfortunately that have experienced Tinnitus for short period of time and instantly demanded prescribed medication be prescribed for the feeling of anxiety, stress and sleep due to Tinnitus

Experiencing Tinnitus for the first time and managing for the first 3-6 months can be very difficult, I want to stress that instantly seeking medication to manage the feeling of anxiety, stress etc will not cure your Tinnitus. According to BTA a study has shown that people who used prescribed medication to manage behavioural disorder find it more difficult to habituate to Tinnitus over time

I’m not saying we shouldn’t be taking such drugs as they do help with managing the behavioural issues that you maybe experiencing, however before we take such drugs we should look at many other possibilities before we tell the GP how to carry out their job. It’s been widely known that prescribed drugs are now becoming very addictive for people using and as a result difficult to stop taking regardless of the long term effects.

Take a look at the below that will help you manage your Tinnitus better

  • Understand why you may be experiencing Tinnitus

 A majority of people have Tinnitus due to loud noise however others experience Tinnitus in stressful situations. If you can understand why you have or experience Tinnitus then you can put measures in place to help your yourself.


  • Learn methods to relax especially if you are having issues trying to get to sleep

Using simple calming techniques can be a great help in getting to sleep such as deep breathing and holding breaths, this relaxes the body and allows you to slowly drift off to sleep

  • Do the things you enjoy

Experiencing Tinnitus often many people find activities such as socialising difficult that added with a feeling of anxiety in busy environments it’s important that you recognise this is happening and face into fear of the situation. Although it will feel uncomfortable over time it will get much easier

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  • Talk to a loved one or close friend

Telling people about your problems can literally lift the weight of your shoulders, with all the negative thoughts that may be running through your mind its good to get other peoples opinion and discuss some of the issues you are facing.

Unfortunately with prescribed medication temporary resolving most of our problems it’s important to think of the long game. All though the above won’t help you in the first number of days but longer term this will have a positive impact on yourself and give you the confidence over time to manage Tinnitus better.

There are times for prescribed drugs to be taken to manage Tinnitus better  and if you are experiencing behaviour issues then you must seek professional help from your GP

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My mission is to help anyone affected by Tinnitus go on and live a happy normal life. After being told I had Tinnitus 4 years ago due to excessively loud noise I had to quickly realize how to manage this condition on a daily basis. Through my journey Understanding Tinnitus was founded, here we share simple informative information that will help people with this condition on a daily basis.

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  1. Philip Woods says:

    I have just been sent a link to your face book page, having only been diagnosed with Tinnitus 4 weeks ago at the age of 57 and for no apparent reason. What shocked me more was how low I got and how quickly. I am not ashamed to say I had some terrible thoughts going through my head as the Tinnitus was 24/7 and what I would describe as loud, I sought solace from my GP and am currently taking anti anxiety pills, which have either worked or I have even in this short time accepted it and am trying to get on with my life as I did before.

    Before Tinnitus i had a charmed life, happily married, comfortable financially, and never having a medical problem until this year, where I was diagnosed with Basil Cell Carcinoma, (early form skin cancer) which was successfully removed, only for a week later my Tinnitus started, It has been suggested the stress from the Skin Cancer triggered the Tinnitus, have you heard of this ?

    After a visit to a private Audiologist it was confirmed, but even in this short space of time it seems to have reduced in volume to an almost acceptable level, and surprisingly where most people say it gets louder at night when going to bed, mine now seems to reduce in volume when my head hits the pillow, and luckily I am sleeping not to bad apart from the first few nights which I put down to the anxiety more than anything. Upon waking somedays the Tinnitus seems to have gone, only for it to build during the day. Have you heard of this from others?

    I have also been seeing a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist who, if nothing else has shown me some excellent relaxation techniques and and anti anxiety thought processes,, and am considering actual hypnotherapy to try to block out in my mind the Tinnitus. any thoughts experience on this ?

    I would like to hear of any methods, treatments you have heard of that may relieve / reduce the volume and I am happy to share my thoughts through this journey and still par for the miracle the either one day mine )and all of ours will go as quickly as it came, or a cure is found. Thanks for your excellent web site and Facebook page. I have even booked an appointment with a ENT consultant just case the Audiologist missed something like a fine wax scrape as somebody posted on your Facebook page.

    I am happy to share my experience and if there is ANY thing I can do to help fellow sufferers please do not hesitate to ask.

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