I am wondering if you have used opiates for some time, if you also have developed Tinnitus?
And if you do, do you feel opiates may be the cause?
I know there have been correlation with hearing loss and possibly developing tinnitus but I haven’t found any concrete examples of the latter
My tinnitus is like high frequency fluorescent light noise, or about a million of them running simultaneously through my brain. There’s a rushing sound running over the high pitch noise also.
My first use of opiates was Percocet for a couple minor surgeries then for my first pinched lumbar nerve due to spinal stenosis. I had some tinnitus at the peak of that pain and opiate use, but the symptoms went away until I had two more surgeries in knee issues and was on Percocet again, but this time for two years. The tinnitus returned and never went away. Fwd to 2017 and the lumbar pain, plus surgeries, that was another nearly two years on Percocet, morphine and Oxycodone. Tinnitus getting to the point where it’s like a swarm of dome screechy high pitched insects from audio hell.
I have to listen to music or have background noise of the tv or a fan or something all the time to drown it out. nighttime falling asleep is brutal and it seems to be getting worse and becoming much more bothersome. I’ve seen ent specialists who have said I have to live with it after extensive testing. (Hmmm I’ve heard that before. )
Just curious what other people’s experiences are.