Suggest Remedies For Tinnitus While On Amitriptyline
can worsen in some and actually used for treatment in others
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There are medications that ototoxic, meaning that they cause damage to the ear. The damage mainly occurs to the inner ear.
This damage can cause different symptoms such as tinnitus.
Some persons can present with hearing loss and/or vertigo or dizziness.
Amitriptyline acts differently in persons.
It can rarely worsen or cause tinnitus in some people, this has been reported, however, it can also be used to treat tinnitus in others
There is one medical study done in 2001 and reported in a medical journal that stated that persons who used it to treat their tinnitus , had a 95% success rate.
Unfortunately it is not possible to predict who will have worsening because of the amitriptyline or who would improve with its use.
Wax is only one other cause of tinnitus. If you are not using any other medications then you may need to see your ENT again to determine if there is any other possible source.
It may be the amitriptyline but other causes should be ruled out.
If it is the cause for you, may need to consider discontinuation.
Some of the causes include: (1) due to age related hearing loss
(6)due to other meds
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions