Treating Tinnitus with Medical Marijuana?


Retired_Can_Soldier
#1
Feel free to move thread if there is a more appropriate venue.

So that's the question really? Anyone heard of this? After 12 years in the Artillery, 18 years driving a transport I suffer from the worse kind of tinnitus and nothing seems to work. My hearing aids don't work, background noise like a fan offers moderate relief, but at times it can be absolutely maddening.

I am in a job that requires the transport of dangerous goods, so I am apprehensive about experimentation because I can be randomly tested. Something tells me it may be an effective treatment, but I don't know if tinnitus qualifies for medical marijuana treatment.

Thoughts?
 
Jinentonix
#2
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Feel free to move thread if there is a more appropriate venue.

So that's the question really? Anyone heard of this? After 12 years in the Artillery, 18 years driving a transport I suffer from the worse kind of tinnitus and nothing seems to work. My hearing aids don't work, background noise like a fan offers moderate relief, but at times it can be absolutely maddening.

I am in a job that requires the transport of dangerous goods, so I am apprehensive about experimentation because I can be randomly tested. Something tells me it may be an effective treatment, but I don't know if tinnitus qualifies for medical marijuana treatment.

Thoughts?

It's bunk. I smoke pot for medicinal reasons. I also have tinnitus and the weed don't work. I know what you mean about it being maddening though. I sleep with a fan on 12 months a year to try and block the noise. Most people have no idea just how loud total silence is when you have tinnitus.
 
MHz
#3
I doubt they will allow you to smoke pot and drive a fuel truck. I doubt I would use a fan as a distracting noise but you might try some music down so low all it does is eliminate the whine. That would work in other places with ear bids turned just a tad higher than the tinnitus. Pot would allow your mind to get distracted easier but if it had a hope of curing it I wouldn't have a trace of it as would others..
Being almost deaf now I can attest it is the noisiest silence I have ever heard, if you have to hear noise you might as well control the dial on what noise it is. If you can loop the song so much the better as it fades into the background after a certain number of days.

I wonder if playing something at a different frequency would help with partial deafness where only a select frequency is affected. I can understand a woman's voice at lower levels than I can a man's voice as it is in the bass area my haring deficit is in. Do I need a t-shirt that promotes shrill voices if you want immediate attention?

Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

It's bunk. I smoke pot for medicinal reasons. I also have tinnitus and the weed don't work. I know what you mean about it being maddening though. I sleep with a fan on 12 months a year to try and block the noise. Most people have no idea just how loud total silence is when you have tinnitus.

I would find a fan to be like that lone mosquito. If that works for you then would it also work if you recorded it and played it at the appropriate level while in a room that has no fan. You might even be able to experiment with the sound and minor changes might bring big changes in how effective one particular frequency is.
Being partially deaf also means for me all sound seems like it is coming from the same direction, straight above me, that is way worse than a hum that doesn't follow a tune.
 
petros
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Feel free to move thread if there is a more appropriate venue.

So that's the question really? Anyone heard of this? After 12 years in the Artillery, 18 years driving a transport I suffer from the worse kind of tinnitus and nothing seems to work. My hearing aids don't work, background noise like a fan offers moderate relief, but at times it can be absolutely maddening.

I am in a job that requires the transport of dangerous goods, so I am apprehensive about experimentation because I can be randomly tested. Something tells me it may be an effective treatment, but I don't know if tinnitus qualifies for medical marijuana treatment.

Thoughts?

What have you been Rxed in the past? GABA? antiinflammatories? Etc

Best bet? Go with CBD in capsules. If they don't work, your questions will be answered.

Keep in mind that even with an Rx for cannabinoids, you can't drive until 3 hrs after ingesting.

If you want to know how and where to obtain CBD, PM me. I'll put you on a path that won't group you in with stoners.
 
Ludlow
+1
#5  Top Rated Post
My brother in law has that and it drives him batty . I'll let him know about the cannabis . I don't think he is aware of that.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

I doubt they will allow you to smoke pot and drive a fuel truck. I doubt I would use a fan as a distracting noise but you might try some music down so low all it does is eliminate the whine. That would work in other places with ear bids turned just a tad higher than the tinnitus. Pot would allow your mind to get distracted easier but if it had a hope of curing it I wouldn't have a trace of it as would others..
Being almost deaf now I can attest it is the noisiest silence I have ever heard, if you have to hear noise you might as well control the dial on what noise it is. If you can loop the song so much the better as it fades into the background after a certain number of days.
I wonder if playing something at a different frequency would help with partial deafness where only a select frequency is affected. I can understand a woman's voice at lower levels than I can a man's voice as it is in the bass area my haring deficit is in. Do I need a t-shirt that promotes shrill voices if you want immediate attention?
I would find a fan to be like that lone mosquito. If that works for you then would it also work if you recorded it and played it at the appropriate level while in a room that has no fan. You might even be able to experiment with the sound and minor changes might bring big changes in how effective one particular frequency is.
Being partially deaf also means for me all sound seems like it is coming from the same direction,...

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Fan doesn't work. Hearing aid doesn't work. I've never thought of cannabis as a treatment, but it might be worth a try. I would not use it while working or even during on duty service. My consideration is for my time off when it becomes almost impossible to sleep.
 
lone wolf
#7
I leave a radio on at night - just so there's some sound. Otherwise, the "silence" becomes overpowering
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#8
My tinnitus seems to blow up even when I am doing something. Last night, I was watching a movie with the Missus and it became distracting to the point of losing focus. I doubt tinnitus qualifies for medical marijuana treatment, but I am considering it as an option.
 
Ludlow
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Fan doesn't work. Hearing aid doesn't work. I've never thought of cannabis as a treatment, but it might be worth a try. I would not use it while working or even during on duty service. My consideration is for my time off when it becomes almost impossible to sleep.

That has to be a b*tch. I can't sleep at night because of sciatica in my right leg. but am hoping the doc can solve that. can't imagine having a buzzing in my ear constantly. My brother in law says it's always there and the doc says can't do anything about it.
 
Jinentonix
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

That has to be a b*tch. I can't sleep at night because of sciatica in my right leg. but am hoping the doc can solve that. can't imagine having a buzzing in my ear constantly. My brother in law says it's always there and the doc says can't do anything about it.

Well, that's not entirely true. There are devices similar to a hearing aid they can use that emits the same frequency/tone as the ringing in one's ears to cancel it out, but from what I understand they're rather expensive and not covered by most medical plans.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

If you want to know how and where to obtain CBD, PM me. I'll put you on a path that won't group you in with stoners.

I could be wrong, but I do believe being "grouped in with stoners" would roll off RCS like ducks off a wetback.
 
Jinentonix
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

I could be wrong, but I do believe being "grouped in with stoners" would roll off RCS like ducks off a wetback.

Mexicans have ducks on their backs?


Relax folks, it's just a joke.


Actually, some years ago I saw Latino comedian (don't recall his name offhand) who was "lamenting" the number of Canadians going to the US taking jobs away from Mexicans and then called us "damn snowbacks".
 
MHz
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

My tinnitus seems to blow up even when I am doing something. Last night, I was watching a movie with the Missus and it became distracting to the point of losing focus. I doubt tinnitus qualifies for medical marijuana treatment, but I am considering it as an option.

Go get a bag of green tobacco and smoke some, several people have suggested pot won't help eliminate tinnitus but go for it, it won't take long before you will have your answer. When I worked in any part of the patch and sleep-overs were involved I used to try and sleep close to the gen set, just so if it quit I would be woken up and could go and find out why it quit. After doing that for a few months I would make a recording of it and play it at home as without that sound I would wake up because it was too quiet. If you slept in your truck, doh, at all you could have a tape to listen to help with that transition.

As for the movie you were getting bored and restless as the ringing only start in times when you are not involved in something else that occupies your time. Let.s go with the movie being boring and you would rather be paying attention to your wife, rather than it being the other way around.

Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

Mexicans have ducks on their backs?


Relax folks, it's just a joke.


Actually, some years ago I saw Latino comedian (don't recall his name offhand) who was "lamenting" the number of Canadians going to the US taking jobs away from Mexicans and then called us "damn snowbacks".

We should all be wintering over with LudLowLife, give him a reason to really hope warming is the change in store for North America.
 
Sons of Liberty
+1
#14
RCS my friend, I too suffer from tinnitus in my left ear, I have gone to several audiologists hoping one of them has the magic bullet, but for the moment no cure exists. The American Tinnitus Association highly recommends multiple approaches so you can live a more normal life free of this incessant noise. Don't immediately dismiss what I am telling you, you have to address this as if it were a disease (even though it is not). For now we can manage the condition, The ATA has a wealth of information that can you help you as each persons condition is almost unique. It has helped me live a better life. Please read it;

https://www.ata.org/ (external - login to view)
 
Ludlow
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Go get a bag of green tobacco and smoke some, several people have suggested pot won't help eliminate tinnitus but go for it, it won't take long before you will have your answer. When I worked in any part of the patch and sleep-overs were involved I used to try and sleep close to the gen set, just so if it quit I would be woken up and could go and find out why it quit. After doing that for a few months I would make a recording of it and play it at home as without that sound I would wake up because it was too quiet. If you slept in your truck, doh, at all you could have a tape to listen to help with that transition.

As for the movie you were getting bored and restless as the ringing only start in times when you are not involved in something else that occupies your time. Let.s go with the movie being boring and you would rather be paying attention to your wife, rather than it being the other way around.


We should all be wintering over with LudLowLife, give him a reason to really hope warming is the change in store for North America.

try your best to make sense now and then Renfield. if you can't maybe it's time for nurse Ratchett to Adjust your medications.
 
MHz
#16
Ratchett it up if you will, if you can't keep up now what will you do when the machine gets put into 2nd gear?

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvyZNVF1F23oQ

 
Ludlow
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Ratchett it up if you will, if you can't keep up now what will you do when the machine gets put into 2nd gear?

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvyZNVF1F23oQ

taketh,,,,thy pilleths
 
MHz
#18
I can't hear you.
 
lone wolf
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

taketh,,,,thy pilleths


Wassat? U S Aified olde English?
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#20
CC threads are like hockey games, sooner or later a fight breaks out.
 
MHz
#21
More like a fight where a conversation breaks out every now and then. Just sayin . . . .
 
lone wolf
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

CC threads are like hockey games, sooner or later a fight breaks out.

Yeah ... there are always the few slick handlers we'd like to see get the puck out....
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#23
Thanks for the advice folks, I'm going to read through the ATA page today and consult my doctor.
 
DaSleeper
#24
After working in a noisy environment for 40 year I developed tinnitus.... to be able to sleep at night I have to play music at night or use an app on my phone called "white noise".....
I have to alternate between the two, because one or the other looses it's effectiveness...I use a small speaker in the pillow, so as not to disturb my wife.
During the day I can focus and after a while manage to ignore it.
If I'm focusing on the TV or reading a book, and my wife ore anyone else start to talk to me, I have to get her to startover because I missed the first few words because of the background noise.
She says I'm going deaf, yet I can hear things that she doesn't...
Just yesterday, I tell her..."your cell phone is ringing" ...She couldn't hear it above the TV ,...She had left it in her handbag in the entrance closet.
She argued with me that I was hearing thing until she looked at her phone and seen, one missed call in the previous minute.
I tried Gaba, Valerian, melatonin, unisom , to sleep good.
I have an appointment with my doctor thursday for my annual check-up and prescription renewal, I'm gonna ask him if he can prescribe medical cannabis....the edible kind...(Only need it to sleep and don' want to screw up my lungs.
 
lone wolf
#25
As near as I can figure, weed works by interfering with your ability to focus on the scream
 
DaSleeper
#26
They showed this on TV the other day as the most relaxing music...

wwwyoutubecomwatchvUfcAVejslrU



So I downloaded it from Itunes on my Ipod for $1.29 and tried it in a continuous loop last night...

Seems to work......for now
 
MHz
#27
If any hippy has it then it doesn't work. That would seem to apply for any ailment/cure would it not?

You might find some relief in this playlist. Each is quite different but 15 min two times a week is suppose to eliminate it and even a short time there is supposed to be the largest improvement. My favorite seems to be more like Enigma music.
For my self it is hard to say as the tinnitus I hear is in my ear that is deaf.

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvPiFG009IP5fwt1707

 
bobnoorduyn
#28
Sounds like there're are a lot of tinnitus sufferers here. And I'm one as well after years of sitting behind or just ahead of very loud piston and turbine engines. I also did a lot of competitive shooting. Some days are worse than others. I've had two audiograms in as many years and have been told, surprise surprise, I have high frequency hearing loss. I have also told both doctors that I also have tinnitus, but that's okay because it drowns out the voices in my head. As far as I know there is no cure, at home I sleep with a CPAP machine, on the road I leave the fan on the heat/ac on. My biggest frustration is trying to carry on a conversation in a large group where the din on other conversations is just a bunch of noise. It makes socializing tough. At least at work I have control of the volume in my headset, but still I know there will be a time I will no longer be able to function. Yeah it sux.
 
petros
#29
1/3 of Veteran Rx costs paid by the Feds is for weed for PTSD.
 
DaSleeper
+1
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by bobnoorduynView Post

Sounds like there're are a lot of tinnitus sufferers here. And I'm one as well after years of sitting behind or just ahead of very loud piston and turbine engines. I also did a lot of competitive shooting. Some days are worse than others. I've had two audiograms in as many years and have been told, surprise surprise, I have high frequency hearing loss. I have also told both doctors that I also have tinnitus, but that's okay because it drowns out the voices in my head. As far as I know there is no cure, at home I sleep with a CPAP machine, on the road I leave the fan on the heat/ac on. My biggest frustration is trying to carry on a conversation in a large group where the din on other conversations is just a bunch of noise. It makes socializing tough. At least at work I have control of the volume in my headset, but still I know there will be a time I will no longer be able to function. Yeah it sux.

I dunno if you are covered by workman's compensation where you work but it would be a good a good idea to do like I did before I retired,
I opened a tentative compensation claim on the advice of the audiologist because of the narrow frequency of my hearing loss he knew, before I told him that I worked on paper making machines, so that whenever I need them they will be fully paid for by compensation.
 

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