Author Topic: Clonazepam and Tinnitus  (Read 363 times)

notaclone13

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Clonazepam and Tinnitus
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:27:35 am »
For those of you greatly bothered by tinnitus I came across this info on the tinnitus talk forum:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22626945. Appears there was a clinical trial that showed clonazepam helps with tinnitus. In addition, because it is a vestibular suppressant, it also helps with dizziness and vertigo. Yes it is a benzodiazepine and yes it does cause dependence. But, if you need a drug to function, you need it. As my doctor told me, if you needed insulin to function, would you hesitate to take it?  The 0.5 mgs of clonazepam used for the clinical trial is a very low dose. I find 0.5 mgs daily helps with the dizziness and vertigo.

kkc

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Re: Clonazepam and Tinnitus
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 08:36:22 pm »
Have you found that it helps with tinnitus?

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Re: Clonazepam and Tinnitus
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 08:16:47 am »
I am not in a good position to judge whether it helps with tinnitus in my case because I was taking it for a different medical condition prior to the discovery of the AN. Most of the time I can tolerate the tinittus, but I do get spikes of louder tinnitus now and then that are bothersome. I am trying to figure out (and avoid) the triggers that cause my tinnitus to ramp up. I know caffeine makes it worse, as does alcohol and some spices. I am suspecting turmeric makes it worse but since that seems to provide some relief for my chronic back pain, I hesitate to stop taking it. I think one would just have to try it to see if it helps. It is sedating, so best to take it at night. But since it has a long half life, the effects should last into the day.

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Re: Clonazepam and Tinnitus
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 08:41:46 pm »
Thanks for your response!