I was prescribed Nortriptyline for tinnitus and within 20 minutes of taking a 10mg pill the ringing volume increased by 4 times. Its has been 72hrs since taking it and its still hasent subsided back to its "original" volume. Is this increase in volume permanent?
5 Dec 2011
hi, I don't know about that particular med, but usually it takes about 10 days for the noise to subside when it's caused by a med. I've had tinnitus since I was about 7-off and on-now it's mostly on. When it pretty much goes away-they put something in cough syrup or something that sets it off.
If you ever find anything that works- would you let me know? Don't let them sever the nerves to your ears to get rid of it. It works about 50% of the time-but the catch is that you're left deaf as a stone-and you got to lip read- also-many times the tinnitus is still there- there's been a few suicides because of that- personally they should've used a shot gun on the ENTs. So be careful-
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