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Re: Does anyone have tinnitus (ringing ears) as a SE?

Posted by King Vultan on September 10, 2004, at 7:42:34

In reply to Does anyone have tinnitus (ringing ears) as a SE?, posted by 4WD on September 10, 2004, at 5:16:02

> Does anyone else experience a humming or ringing in your ears as a side effect of your meds (especially Effexor or Cymbalta)? I have this with Effexor and now with Cymbalta but never with SSRIs.
> I've read some old posts and have found it mentioned by people on some other a/ds, Zoloft, I think and maybe some others.
> It doesn't go away with time since I was on Effexor for years and still had it the whole time. It seems to be very dose-related. AT 75mg it was unbearable. AT 37.5 mg it was annoying but tolerable.
> I am wondering if anyone has a clue what causes it and more importantly, what you did about it? Did you ever find anything that helped it?
> Please help/advise.
> Marsha

I have minor tinnitus, particularly in my left ear, and the only AD that ever made it noticeably worse for me was Wellbutrin, which is a common side effect of that particular drug. I was on Effexor numerous times and can't say I really noticed that it had any effect on the problem, good or bad. The drug that did have a definite positive effect for me was nortriptyline, which you will see mentioned here and there as a possible treatment at various web sites devoted to tinnitus. As far as exactly what is going on with these drugs and their effects on tinnitus, I'm afraid I don't have a good explanation.





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