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Tinnitus coupled with occasional low level cricket noise


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I've had tinnitus for over 10 years so that's not the problem. Ever since I stopped Ambien 2 months ago I've had low level cricket type sounds in my ears. It comes and goes and it's not constant. Anyone notice this or something extra with their tinnitus?

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I might be the only one experiencing this weird symptom. It's almost as if the tinnitus in one ear breaks up a few times during a second. Mimicking the sound of a cricket. Strange.

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So your tinnitus wasn’t caused by taking a benzodiazepine?  It almost sounds like its leaving if it breaks up like that.  Is that possible, can chronic tinnitus be cured? 

I took Ambien but didn’t notice is causing tinnitus like Klonopin did. 

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My tinnitus was caused by benzos 10 years ago. I healed back in 2015. Was prescribed Ambien 2.5 months ago for insomnia. I stopped after 1 week use and now my tinnitus sounds different.

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It really gripes me that z-drugs are classified as a non-benzodiazepine, this makes them sound benign, and they’re certainly not!  Is this new sound harder to deal with?

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Z drugs are just as addicting in my opinion. The first night I took it I woke up disoriented and feeling like a zombie. Sweat dripping from the middle of my back and I could barely stand. I knew at that point I wasn't going to take it longer than a week. Zolpidem (Ambien) is a nasty drug. The tinnitus has been the same for the past 10 years.

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I have the same cricket breaking up sound that comes and goes. Had it before and it completely went away. I feel like it’s a brain thing… not pure tone tinnitus which is easier to manage imo

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On 03/10/2023 at 18:47, [[S...] said:

I have the same cricket breaking up sound that comes and goes. Had it before and it completely went away. I feel like it’s a brain thing… not pure tone tinnitus which is easier to manage imo

How long before your cricket tinnitus go away?

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It’s hard to remember, the first time I was in tolerance withdrawal and it didn’t fully go away until I realized and tapered off so 2-3 years before it was gone but months after I was off benzos 

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I feel as though it's the brain's way of causing hiccups in the healing process. Meaning it's trying to heal a billion nerve cells but it takes time to get around to some of them.

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9 hours ago, [[d...] said:

I feel as though it's the brain's way of causing hiccups in the healing process. Meaning it's trying to heal a billion nerve cells but it takes time to get around to some of them.

That’s a great way of looking at it and the most important word you used was “heal”, good for you!

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Yes, lord yes, I started referring to the cricket as my friend where I go it goes maybe one or two days out the week it will be very faint. if I could, I would catch everyone of them and put them on the hook. Happy fishing. on a serious side it can be very debilitating. I’m sorry you and everyone else is going through this tinnitus looking forward to a full recovery.

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