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Can THC Saturation Make Your Ears Ring?

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by t-dub, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    So I have been medicating every day since January when I filed for my card. Lately I have noticed that my Tinnitus is getting really loud. I was reading in a mmj medical journal, "Treating Yourself", a guy was doing a high THC strain review and remarked that after consuming his ears started to "ring". I eat some pretty strong edibles my provider makes, they work well but he doesn't even know what decarbing is . . anyways I was just wondering if I took a T break if this ringing might go down? I always have a little, never wore ear protection at the racetrack :) but if anyone has experience in this regard I would really appreciate your sharing. Thanks!

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  2. vap999

    vap999 Well-Known Member

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    Herbal vapors naturally include a variety of essential oils, terpenes, chlorophylls, phenolics and other plant components that can cause irritation and other local tissue reactions, particularly if you or the tissues happen to be sensitive. There could also be other components acting as allergens. Perhaps, some vapor containing something to which you are sensitive to is making its way through nasal passages, the eustatian tube, etc., and getting to your inner ear and increasing the tinnitus.

    Otherwise, tinnitus is natural and the problem could be psychogenic/perceptual. Everyone has tinnitus, with it increasing with age, but other than those that actually hear it too loud (have tinnitus), humans just naturally filter it (so we rarely notice or are bothered by it). The herbal materials you are consuming may simply be heightening your perception of the tinnitus noise. Do you have other similar audio symptoms, such as does music sound different/better after vaporizatiion?

    If the noise bothers you, see a physician about it! There could be many other causes, including a mild cold or seasonal allergy. If it doesn't bother you, consider just waiting and seeing if the problem resolves itself.
     
  3. Sour Deez

    Sour Deez Active Member

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    make sure you ears arent clogged, i know excess wax can cause you to hear a ringing sound
     
  4. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Thanks for the replies you guys/gals, much appreciated. I will try to answer as best I can. Went to doctor a couple weeks ago for this, ears are clean and seemed normal on inspection. PCP of course referred me to a hearing specialist. Waiting to go in for initial appt./testing now. The tinnitus ebbs and flows just like my inflammation does so it is possible that my disease is working on that wonderful 8th nerve which is the place for all of this nonsense. When I asked PCP about this possibility he said yes it could definitely be that. Music sounds the same after I vape. My main reason for asking here was to gather some evidence so I could rule out my edibles. I have a feeling if anything is saturating me it is them they are really strong. I have always had a little ringing in my ears, spent a lot of time up at Portland International Raceway watching Indy cars with no hearing protection. :o

    t-dub
     
  5. Your average best friend

    Your average best friend Member

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    Cannabis has the effect to increase tinnitus perception, it's well known by medecine, don't worry.
     

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