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CBD oil and Tinnitus

1Dar
1Dar

Hello, I may have asked this before , but is there anybody out there who has tried CBD oil for tinnitus ? . I’m on a very small amount but just for mainly pain and anxiety . I have noticed a spike in the tinnitus and just wondering if anyone has had any reaction to their tinnitus if they do take it.

Many thanks

Jenny

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I'm going to try it over the next few days and will report back. I have constant, moderate T.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Great thanks .. I look forward to hearing from you. I took a bit too much the first night so have cut it right back .. I bought mine through a Dr so it doesn’t have any THS in it . Good luck with it!

BTAPat
BTAPatAdministrator

I would be interested to hear the community's reaction to your question 1Dar -from the BTA's perspective, the research we've collated shows that it may worsen tinnitus for some users and hasn't proven to relieve tinnitus generally.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to BTAPat

Hi Pat, I’ve started taking the CBD oil , not particularly to help my anxiety. I’m going through a very bad stage of anxiety at the moment and nothing I am taking is working to help bring down the tinnitus. I’m also in pain around my ear after many operations so this is the main reason why I’m going to try the CBD oil. I live in Australia and have gone through a Dr and have been given the correct oil. I am being monitored closely.

I’m a bit worried now it may make it worse .. I will give it a go and hope for the best. Regards,

Jenny

Lioned
Lioned
in reply to BTAPat

Did nothing for me

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Lioned

Hi Lioned .. I’m mainly taking the CBD oil for anxiety and pain .. but a bit worried the oil may have spiked the tinnitus ... did you find it spiked for you? I’ve been on anti depressants but hoping the oil will replace these . How long did you try it for ? Thanks Jenny

Lioned
Lioned
in reply to 1Dar

Hi I tried it for about 6 weeks,I have anxiety and depression as well didn’t notice any change.As for my Tinnitus sadly it is so loud i wouldn’t know if i was having a spike or not.

I suspect the cbd needs the thc content but you’d have to find a dealer,i may try growing the plant 😎

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Lioned

Hi .. thanks for your message. I live in Australia and went through a Dr which put me through the correct channels. This has no THS in it and even though my tinnitus is high but anxiety has improved slightly . I google too much and one sight said it could increase tinnitus , but I should not trust Dr Google. Are you still taking the oil? Thanks

Jenny .. sorry to keep bugging you!

Lioned
Lioned
in reply to 1Dar

Not taking it anymore.Good luck with yours 👍

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to BTAPat

Hello Pat , my name is Jenny. I was interested in your message . As I mentioned I am taking the CBD oil which has been approved from the Government here and my GP . I am taking it for anxiety and pain in my ear, have been on it for nearly two weeks, but so far either hasn’t been reduced .. I’m a bit worried it may spike the tinnitus . Have you had many people saying it has enhanced their tinnitus . . I’m on a very small dose .

Thanks Pat, I look forward to your reply .

Warm regards,

Jenny

BTAPat
BTAPatAdministrator
in reply to 1Dar

Hi Jenny - I think there is very little information to go on, certainly from a tinnitus perspective on CBD oil.

I will defer to the guidance which Nic Wray deftly penned on the BTA website - tinnitus.org.uk/tinnitus-an...

The research linked in the guide, from Frontiers In Neurology, suggests that in animal testing CBD oil may have aggravated tinnitus symptoms in animal test subjects (whether the result of that testing would be true of human subjects is uncertain - and that research dates from 2015, so more work needs to be done to check the hypothesis on a wider basis).

I've seen some research which posits a link between CBD oil use and a drop in anxiety symptoms, but that's by no means true across all test subjects in this area- it may work for you with aspect of your overall health and cause an unpredictable result in another.

I think that Hippocrates' rule of thirds is always worth considering - psychologytoday.com/us/blog....

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to BTAPat

Hi Pat ... I have just written to Shakira about the CBD drops. I have been on them for about 5 days and have noticed a definite spike in my tinnitus . Do you have any data that suggests these drops can spike tinnitus . I think it’s all fairly new .

Thanks Pat , I look forward to your reply .

Regards

Jenny

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to BTAPat

Hi BTAP ... tried the oil for a few days sent the tinnitus off, any news ably it from your end .

Jenny

The NHS state, "their quality and content is not known. They may be illegal and potentially dangerous".

nhs.uk/conditions/medical-c.... Here it is only prescribed for severe epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and for side effects of chemotherapy.

THC (psychoactive element of cannabis) levels in products are largely unknown, depending on where you source it, so are potentially harmful (but all product contain some degree of THC). On the other hand, the level of CBD (non-psychoactive element of cannabis) in widely-available and trustworthy products are not enough to be effective.

In conclusion, there is no evidence it works - unless for prescribed doses, for certain conditions and only by specialist medical professionals.

The products are highly marketed and at best the claims are highly-overstated.

You should never take anything without consulting your GP.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to daverussell

Hello ... I wasn’t quite sure about this message ... so do you have any evidence that CBD oil can make tinnitus worse. As I said I’m on a prescribed dose of tinnitus oil for anxiety and pain, but haven’t noticed any difference in either and the tinnitus has not lowered . Just wondering do you have tinnitus and have tried the oil.

Thanks Jenny

daverussell
daverussell
in reply to 1Dar

The risks and overstated claims are with marketed cannabis.

health.harvard.edu/blog/can...

You didn't mention, at least in your OP, it was prescribed. I missed subsequent comments. I've considered using CBD but having researched it, decided primarily against it.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to daverussell

Do you have tinnitus ?

daverussell
daverussell
in reply to 1Dar

Yes, tinnitus 24/7 and hyperacusis due to hearing loss.

Hi .. yes it was prescribed and took 5 weeks to arrive from a city in Australia. Have only been on the oil for 10 days , not sure if I should keep persisting ? I don’t take it at night .

daverussell
daverussell
in reply to 1Dar

Who prescribed it?

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to daverussell

A Dr from a pain centre in a Western Australia . So far no difference in pain which is what I want . Have had lots of operations on my ear .

daverussell
daverussell
in reply to 1Dar

I'm assuming you are in the UK... Who referred you to a Dr in Australia? Forgive me, but the "Dr" doesn't sound legitimate at all.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to daverussell

I live in Australia .. I went through a dr who applied for the cbd drops through the government in Canberra which is the capital city of Australia. It was a very thorough application, took 5 weeks for it to be approved . Very strict application .

daverussell
daverussell
in reply to 1Dar

Fair enough.

make sure its not an isolate you're taking

full spectrum CBD shouldn't affect your T

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Chilledartist

It’s CBD prescribed by a Dr .. have you taken it for tinnitus by any chance ? Would be interested to hear about it if you have !

Hi Jenny,

Just reporting back. I've tried CBD Oil over the last week or so and it's, unfortunately, made no difference.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Hi Cyrtis,

Thanks so much for getting back to me ....sorry to hear it hasn’t made much difference to your tinnitus . It didn’t make it any louder I hope that’s what I’m scared of. Did it make you feel more relaxed and did it make you sleep? Sorry about the questions but I’m very interested to see how it all goes ? Any other info would be greatly appreciated .

I’m still waiting for mine to come, it’s gone through a Dr which makes it a bit longer .

Take care and many thanks again.

Jenny

Cyrtis
Cyrtis
in reply to 1Dar

The only thing it did was cure my finger arthritis for a day each time. No change in T at all and no change in sleep, but I sleep like a log anyhow.

I gave my elderly dog some doggy version and it seems to made her less stiff 🐕😃

I do have a friend who swears by it to help her sleep better. Hope it works for you.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Thanks so much Cyrtis ... I’m glad it didn’t make your tinnitus go up and you got some relief with your finger. I know this is a very strange request but I don’t know anyone who is on it and would dearly love to speak to someone about it .. I wonder could I email your friend ... but that may sound too pushy?.. let me know what you think. I’m quite a normal person.

Jenny

Cyrtis
Cyrtis
in reply to 1Dar

To be honest I can't remember who it was but sure I've heard more than one person say that about sleep.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

No dramas thanks when it comes I will let you know how it goes thanks

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Hi Cyrtis any change with the CBD drops yet ?

Cyrtis
Cyrtis
in reply to 1Dar

No, still the same but my finger's great 😃

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Oh that’s good , if the T does improve will you let me know ? Thanks ... my drops should be here any day really hoping for some relief!

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Hi Cyrtis ... just wondering if the CBD drops spiked your tinnitus .

I’ve taken some and it has really spiked mine.

Jenny

Cyrtis
Cyrtis
in reply to 1Dar

No, didn't make any difference either way.

1Dar
1Dar
in reply to Cyrtis

Oh okay thanks ... I might stop it for a few days and see what happens its all relatively new.

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