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Tinnitus: that sound inside the head

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by ander, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. herbalist33

    herbalist33 Well-Known Member

    Jeez, between you and me I think we could create a legit Wookiee!!!

    Yeah, apparently the technique works by relaxing some 'timpani' muscle or something like that, which often is the cause of people tinnitus. The muscle is constantly overworking which causes the sensation of noise, which is also why stress can make it worse: more stress=more muscular tension=worse tinnitus.

    Glad it helped you Phatt's!

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  2. rz

    rz Well-Known Member

    I've had it since before I can remember.

    As a kid, I always though it was the sound of radio waves. I wen't into a bomb shelter when I was about 10 and noticed there was no radio reception, but the HISSSSS never went away. That was about when I started to realize it was just in my head. It took a few years to learn most people don't hear it. It seems to be in my family, so I doubt there was something I did to start it, though my youth definitely didn't make it better.

    Anyhow, it's ALWAYS there, though usually isn't even on my mind. If I ever stop to 'listen', it's there. If anyone mentions it, its there. If I even dare think it isn't there anymore, its there. It usually doesn't bother me and I get on with life so I generally deal with it pretty well. Sometimes though, it gets worse.. louder, varying, sudden step up/down in frequency/volume, drawing my attention, can't get away.. can't get some silence.. nowhere to go.. can't think of anything else.. real sounds get drowned out.. drives me absolutely bonkers.

    I've found that cannabis does not reduce tinnitus at all. What I have found though, is that it really helps DEALING with it. Specially when it's in that "Cant get away from it" stage. It turns it back into some background noise again, something that my conscious mind can turn away from for a bit. Far from quiet, but much more peaceful. A little relief for a while, and that really helps.
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  3. biohacker

    biohacker 710 Cannasseur

    Try a break from cannabis..... it amplifies the noise ten fold for me.... but it's probably just an effect of the withdrawal, otherwise cannabis really does help (for me anyway).

    I'm guessing all the tinnitus products and natural products are a waste of money?
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  4. fidget

    fidget Well-Known Member

    Thankyou Herbalist33
    That's a godsend
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  5. biohacker

    biohacker 710 Cannasseur

    Forgot about this thread, and 3 weeks into my break from cannabis and the tinnitus is intense. I just tried the technique @herbalist33 and it's a MIRACLE! THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I never thought this would be possible? All my docs and ENT specialists said there isn't anything that could be done except for white noise, etc.

    For those that have done it, how long does the relief last for? I feel like I can hear properly (even though my actual hearing is perfect)!

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
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  6. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

    The Vapican Chapel
    Usually hours, sometimes minutes... or until the awareness of the hiss returns. I'm discovering that mine is strongly affected by my tiredness... and with all that contribute to it and my stress. When I'm tired I drink more coffe to keep me awake (pretty useless) and this makes my hiss louder... or so it seems. If I add MJ to all this, well it does not help at all.
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  7. biohacker

    biohacker 710 Cannasseur

    Thanks! I'm finding it soooooo super useful...I find I don't need to even snap my fingers but can just tap/bang on the base of my head. Pretty cool drumming sound lol Then I massage and pull and it's a godsend! Interesting, I find vaping helps (I think).... it's the worst when I take a break from cannabis (like right now) so these technique is really helping me. Miracle i'd say!
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  8. DrewVape

    DrewVape Member

    Got mine from a failed root canal. Was a mystery onset until I got the failed root canal redone a 2nd time, and the whole side of my head lit up. Still haven't recovered fully.

    I had a bone graft done for an implant, the tinnitus flares up right when rejected bone chunks are coming through the gum.

    Id say torture clubs have infiltrated the American dental scene amd caused all types of problems for people. Still missing half the hair on my head from a root canal procedure that connected rot and chemicals to my sinus and bloodstream. Sad thing is it happens all the time and dentists cover it up.
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  9. finallyfigureditout

    finallyfigureditout BurntOut

    thanks for sharing all your stories on here gang... I've had tinnitus for over 10 years. Played bass in bands for years, & attended thousands of concerts & bar shows. no earplugs for years :p I started protecting my ears 10 years ago, & had my T down to a manageable level. Almost forgot about it!! Then this summer I had a major spike after a series of extreme volume noise events. Engine backfire on the old jeep was the final straw. Ive had major ringing for the last 3 weeks. The last few days its finally starting to calm down. Im pretty sure I perforated an eardrum on the backfire, so that would send the T through the roof. Anyway... I did notice my awareness of T increase when I vaped a major session. Minor sessions not so much. I have found a lot of relief using magnesium supplements. There have been tons of studies done about magnesium in the ear fluid being depleted by noise damage. There is evidence it can help. Ive tried other supplements zinc, & ginkgo don't really do much. B12 seems to help, & lipo flavonoid as well. Also from what I've read the CBD & CBN might be better for T than the THC - if - you're having a spike. Anything that calms you down is good, anything that overstimulates is bad. I hope everyone is having a good T day today. on a scale of 1-10 mine is @ a 2 today after bing a 4.5 for the last few weeks. And yes, we can all habitualize to this challenge. Meditation can help, and binaural beats/white noise, rain sound, wind, crickets, peepers, anything to tease the brain with real sounds, and get your circadian rhythms going. Its worse when Im tired, usually better after a good sleep. best wishes all. happy Vaping!
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2017
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  10. ander

    ander Well-Known Member

    The Vapican Chapel
    Hi Tinnitusians. In these days my hiss is difficult to bear... it's strong and makes me really anxious... anxiety bring me stress... stress make my Tinnitus worse. Oh yeah it's a fucking nightmare sometimes! Ears and head massages are the only thing that give me some relief: apart from the relaxing factor, these produce a sort of sound that erases the perception of my hiss and I found it very useful at night before sleeping. But I'm not resigned yet, and I need at least to understand the cause since my last visits proved that the hiss is not related to a damage.
    In these days, after some self analysis, I've figured out that my problem could be on my jaw... more specifically a temporo-mandibular joint disorder. I feel that the way my jaw close is not correct... and I feel it's gone worse with time. It makes sense: I feel my jaw "slipping backwards" and that creates pressure on that fucking complicated area where ears nerves and jaw muscles are connected... nor to mention that I often find myself tighten my theets and this makes all worse. I'm preparing a visit to the dentist then.
    Even if the TMJ problem could have an end, a cure to tinnitus itself has low probability, since it is said that at this point (after years) the tinnitus tends to become chronic... but I NEED to know the cause. So if you are new to tinnitus, accepting it from the beginnig could be a big mistake... people usually search for a cure when the problem already influences heavily life quality... and most of the time it is to late. Tinnitus is a symptom, and if not related directly to a ear damage and a hear loss, could have a cause that has a cure. Here and here some info on TMJ.
    Good luck... and don't give up!

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