Ambien and tinnitus

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Hello, I am SUFFERING from tinnitus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have been addicted to .10 of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien for three yan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> now. I take 1 every night. Does anyone know if ambien can cause or contribute to tinnitus? It sure is hard to get off of!
Hello. I have severe tinnitus which gets worse n worse. I M hashi hypo <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd i believe am being undermedicated. I anyone experincing this absolute torture in addition to hasi hypo.
I've had tinnitus now for 6 months. It all started when I did a few lines of cocaine in November of 2007. Shortly after I developed serious sinus problems where I had major swelling on the inside of my nose along with pain on the bridge. and then........I woke up with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ringingan> in my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> 1 1/2 weeks later. The an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ringingan> got louder as the sinus problems continued. Short of 3 sinus infections to date I really don't have too much to complain about with my sinuses.
For the last few months, I've been experiencing what I've now learned is pulsatile (or vascular) tinnitus. It's always in the right ear, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd always goes with my pulse. If I apply pressure to my carotid artery, it will stop (this has all been confirmed by my ENT doc.) When it first started, I only ever noticed it at night, starting about 7 in the evening and lasting (on-and-off) until I went to sleep. Then I began to notice it in the morning as well, when waking up.
I too have tinnitus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd low thyroid. There are times that the tinnitus is almost unbearable and it is all I can think about. There are other times that I forget it's there or it reduces in its level and I don't hear it. I read someone say they stopped their caffeine. I think I am going to try this also. Taking the thyroid medications doesn't seem to help. You mentioned multivitamins, do they contain caffeine?
I need help badly as I have had a roaring pressing in my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> for 2 weeks and ent and md said tinnitus. They gave little hope to ease symptoms. This keeps me awake <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien to fall asleep. I have been on remeron and ambien for about 6 yan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan>, however, my therapist states that I am free to stop the meds. I hear this roaring all day long and it is worse at night. I have profound hearing nerve loss but have never experience anything like this before.
I am overweight (not obese) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have migraines, between 0-2 a month. I take lithium, zoloft, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien, as well es excedrin for the headaches (though it rarely helps.) Thank you so much for your support and advice!
dannie, do you think you are hypo? I stopped the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien for about a month <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd got no relief.
The only way to be sure of this is to stop taking it for a time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd see if tinnitus goes away. So far, I have not taken any for 11 nights <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd tinnitus is still the same. - a pretty much constant low-pitched noise. How long would I have to stay off Zolpidem before knowing whether or not it is the culprit?
During all this I started a new job and I would lay in bed at night <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have bad anxiety <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd panic attacks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I could not sleep . I stated taking .5 alprazolam <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it helped for a little while then nothing. My dr. Started me on ambien and lunesta with little relief from either drug. The I started 100mg of trazadone with my .5 alprazolam. I started with a quarter of the trazadone .25 and quickly went all the way up to 200. and still it was a coin toss if I was going to sleep or not.
I have the same thing. Have you been using a sleep aid prior to this? I'm beginning to suspect <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien related substances.
I am a 43 year old female diagnosed in summer 2003 with aIH following a liver biopsy and other standard blood tests. I also have a history (both personal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd family) of depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have suffered several episodes of major depression. I was initially treated with imuran and prednisone, but had severe side effects from both, including suicidal mood swings from the prednisone, for which I was hospitalized for approx. 8 weeks.
  -I have extremely bad insomnia. I wake up every 2-3 hours. I was prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd have taken it with no success. I also take melatonin, other sleep aids and none help. Sometimes I wake up trying to catch my breath.  Muscles twitches:  -I get constant and daily muscle twitches throughout my entire body. Not all at once, but sometimes it's my back, my shoulder, my legs. Etc.  Joint pains: -my joints have become very fragile and painful.
Did you order the full Benzo package? Did you experience <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd tinnitus when tapering off the drug? I have tinnitus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I am concerned that my noise will get worse once I try to come off the clonazepam. I was originally on ativan for sleep and had horrible withdrawals when I tried to come off and it also made my noises worse. I would appreciate your advice. The people at Road Back also seem nice to talk to....
my hearing took a sudden drop and a month or so later my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd neck got pretty sore....testing followed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd antibiotics, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd ear drops that didn't work....finally some purple sulfur painted in my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> took the swelling down and changed the whole landscape. I statrted to get my hearing back....the soreness began to abait and then, Finally I said to the doctor "I just don't understand how my hearing could completely tank like that and now come back....what could have caused that?
I also got a lot of heart palpitations while hypo, which seems odd, but happened. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien is apparently easy to get addicted to, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd will confuse things if you're trying to sort out what's wrong.
Far better at relaxing me than any stupid old valium, which never did a thing after awhile. Only went on it as I'd read it helps tinnitus stop. It did, for 2 weeks only. By then I was hooked. Then came the ambien, just because I'd had a few restless nights, with not much sleep. The ill informed psych said it's non-addictive &amp; I trusted her. WELL IT IS! and even worse than valium, the way it destroys the CNS, the brain, the STOMaCH, everything!
I learnt the hard way <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd did it slowwwwly thats the only way however a mere withdrawal from Lexapro has left me with permanent Tinnitus.
alas, this has not helped with the fullness in the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> or the tinnitus, and it's been a year and half since surgery.
Just found this online <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd wanted to pass it along. Seems to further confirm the occurrence of persistent occult Hep C along with the potential negative consequences of having it (i.e. - the 10 occult Hep C patients studied here all had elevated aLT's and liver damage): <a href="
I have been having blurred vision, dizziness, pressure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd fullness in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd head <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd behind eyes, muscle weakness, joint pain, crick in neck, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd severe fatigue for over a year now. Oh! also heart pounding and times where I can hear it in my head and feel it. also deep itching sensations in my muscles that of course you can't scratch like pins and needles. Been to ENT nothing wrong with an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan>, been to primary doctor MRI normal. Switched Doctors because primary basically laughed at me.
Not too many cravings. Took a few <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the 2nd week of them caused me to feel as if I was coming out of a fogso now am trying trazadone, do you know of similar sleep aids? Meetings are good but so far just one a week, preety much one day good and the next iffy. I do have health issues resulting from prolonged druguse. Thanks for asking...
Just over 5 weeks ago I had a terrible migraine, complete with dizziness, nausea, vertigo, tinnitus, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd sensitive hearing. Everything went away except the tinnitus and sensitivity to sound. The an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ringingan> is a high pitched loud constant shriek in my head. It never ever stops. It occassionally keeps me awake at night. Sometimes there is an additional tone in either ear, but mainly it is in the middle of my head. It's not pulsate &amp; does not change based on head/neck position.
actually tinnitus (the ear an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ringingan>) is a symptom caused by a lot of opiates <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd benzos. I developed tinnitus when taking the pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd it's still with me. Not as annoying as it used to be, but it hasn't stopped.
He also put me on low dose amitriptyline for sleep, which has helped a little. I've also tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>mbien, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd Restoril, they both worked for a week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd then just gave me more rebound insomnia/anxiety. Tryptophan at night was working ok for me, but I stopped it with the amitriptyline Rx. I know a lot of my symptoms are also symptoms of stress/anxiety, but the vertigo and foot thing have me thinking maybe MS, which is why I asked for the MRI.
-Short term memory problem -Eye pressure, dryness, floaters, pain -Ear an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ringingan>/tinnitus, aches -Weak legs <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd arms -Heavy sweating under my arms -Increased BP (140/80) and lower body temperature (97's) -Chest pain -Tightness in chest/breathing irregularities -Bouts of Tachycardia -Short term memory problems (I know I already mentioned this, so this one is a joke :) -Neck stiffness and shoulder pain -Very bad insomnia, awake every 2 hours, even on ambien and sleep meds.
The Stapedius Muscle is spasming. I have had hissing and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ringingan> since undergoing shoulder surgery. The noise was dibilitating, I could do nothing, relationship was tested with my best friend and fiancee, work suffered. I could not go into a noisy enviroment and had to seclude myself in the confines of my house and listen to nothing but silence.
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd everything else u can think of. all CT scans, MRI of brain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half yan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
5 mg of unisom (doxyalamine succinate) to help me sleep (half of a tablet) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd the next day, I had some tinnitus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd developed some very annoying myoclonic jerks when I was trying to drift off to sleep at night. On July 4, I took a second 12.5 mg dose of unisom to help me sleep again and that night, I noticed muscle twitching (in addition to the jerks) in my legs, mostly. I didn't yet suspect the unisom, but on July 6, I took one more 12.
Since then, I've had trigger finger (left) which required surgery, frozen shoulder (left), pain in hip (left), tinnitus in ear (left) after extreme pain behind the ear (the tinnitus has continued for months now), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>nd I've also torn my calf muscle (left) followed by a torn right calf muscle 5 months later (both tan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> were so loud that an entire room of people heard). I was also diagnosed with Grave's Disease about 3 yan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>earsan> ago, but it went into remission after about 18 months.
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