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robot_monkey

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I once made a post on the forum that my tinnitus was going away little by little. Well it turns out that it was because I was taking medication. The way I figured this out was when I stopped taking the medications my tinnitus increased and now that I am back on medication my tinnitus is decreasing. I am now on 40mg of Celexa and 10mg of Abilify and my tinnitus continues to decrease. If you are having trouble, ask your doctor about these medications. I couldn't tell you which one specifically aids in decreasing my tinnitus, and your doctor might not even be familiar with tinnitus, but the medications don't have any noticeable side effects and they are worth a try.
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catlady2323

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This is not a cure for tinnitus.  This is a medication that alleviates the symptoms of tinnitus.

Celexa is an SSRI anti depressant, and for some, does relieve the symptoms of hyperacusis and tinnitus.  Abilify is an atypical anti-psychotic, and does not relieve tinnitus,  and in fact may cause it as a side effect.

Any of the SSRI anti depressants, like Prozac (fluoxetine),  Paxil, or Zoloft (sertraline), could also help with the symptoms of hyperacusis and possibly tinnitus.  These medications do have side effects, so carefully review the side effects before taking them. 

I used Prozac for 10 years and it did help with my symptoms of hyperacusis (I don't have tinnitus). It did not completely remove the hyperacusis, but did reduce it's severity.  When the Prozac stopped working, the hyperacusis returned to it's former level of severity.




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