Given promethazine 10mg. One in the morning and two at night. Catarrh and mucosal problems, dizziness, anxiety.It is an antihistamine but has calming effects.
Tinnitus ramped up after taking. Metallic noises back too. Called surgery. Receptionist called back and said to stop if was making me ill and there was no alternative medicine from the doctor.
Saw same GP several days later. Was surprised at that happening when he got word from the receptionist as it's used to treat symptoms of tinnitus.
I have a hearing aid with generator which I am going to have turned up but I couldn't even hear that at all. I had a Breakdown last May which caused tinnitus I had for years and had gone unnoticed to go sky high. Long term stress was the cause and radiology say TRT is the road as the nerve in my ear is running riot.
I was given diazepam before when escitalopram made it worse after settling. Try the promethazine again which I have done. Constant loud hiss whereas my tinnitus goes up and down normally.
Doc will not give me anything else so I have nothing except some chlordiazepoxide of which I took one earlier as I was hidden under my covers trying to stay calm and losing as the time went on, till one this afternoon. I took the last promethazine yesterday at one.
I take mirtazipine 45mg at night which usually helps me feel a bit sleepy and at ease and sleep through the night. Last few nights have been broken sleep but did doze off again.
The noises has gone down a bit here and there today but still louder than normal and metallic again.
Using a nature sound app to help but still feel anxious a lot underneath, even although I took a chlordiazepoxide earlier. Can hear the metallic noises through the nature app. Grinding metallic and then high pitch metallic.Take mirtazipine soon.
I hope a lot of the noise may be down to anxiety now at the doctor saying he won't give me diazepam or anything else as it only fixes the problem for a while. All I need is the diazepam till the noise recedes.
I also mentioned to the doctor that I couldn't hear my noise generator and that promethazine is known to cause or worsen tinnitus. I didn't know this until after I had checked on second day of taking it.
I go on 10th February to get generator turned up. Am to get a generator for other ear which has no hearing loss but tinnitus at times and was never affected before.
With no help from my GP and having tried all the relaxation methods and also not getting out much cos of the dizziness, what am I to do?
My CPN said there isn't much she can do. I am dreading tomorrow and every day after that as I have been sobbing, pacing and feeling like I am locked in a room with no door for the last few days, even trying the primethazine again to see.