November 04, 2008

Marijuana Worsen Tinnitus

When you feel ringing in the ear without a source, then you might have symptom of tinnitus. There are many possible causes of tinnitus, the most common of which is exposure to loud noise, head or neck injuries, prescription and non-prescription drugs, allergies, Meniere's disease and stress. These are only few of the many possible causes of tinnitus and an estimated 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from this condition.

To date, there is still no specific cure for tinnitus, but various treatments already emerged in the market today. Many tinnitus sufferers have tried several strategies to deal with tinnitus both medical and natural remedies such as biofeedback, drug therapy, maskers, alternative treatments, surgical intervention or anything possible just to ease their suffering. There are also people who opt for natural treatment for tinnitus which includes diet, change of lifestyle and exercise which is proven effective to some extent.

Smoking marijuana worsens tinnitus. Every year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from diseases caused by smoking. It is the major cause of lung cancer, heart attacks and stroke. Smoking affects the function of the immune system and may increase the risk for respiratory and other infections. It also narrows your blood vessels which supply vital oxygen to your ears and their sensory cells.

Sometimes, withdrawal from marijuana and nicotine is easier said than done but tinnitus will give you no option if you want to reduce the ringing in the ear. QUIT SMOKING, live healthy and tinnitus free!

13 comments:

drainweb dot com said...

This post is very misleading. I have suffered from noise-induced Tinnitus for about 10 years and Marijuana is one of the only things that help me get my mind off of it and cope.

Also, marijuana is absolutely not proven to cause lung cancer or any other smoke related diseases associated with cigarettes.

Jaslyn said...

actually, incinerating nay substance and then inhaling the smoke is bad for you, so while Marijuana itself might not give you lung cancer, smoking marijuana is just as bad on the lungs and respiratory system as smoking anything else. VAPORIZE OR EAT IT!

David said...

Julius says, "It also narrows your blood vessels"

That goes to how you how much Julius doesn't know about marijuana.

It's true that smoking tobacco narrows your blood vessels. Marijuana does just the opposite, which results in lower blood pressure while under the influence. It (marijuana) does however slightly increase heart beat rate.

Paul said...

The only time I can remember my tinnitus going away is when I've smoked marijuana. (only 2-3 experiences with this in the past 4-5 years) I've come to believe it's primarily because I was extremely relaxed (muscles in face/jaw) and of course the altered perception. But the mere fact that I've been able to get rid of the ringing for a few hours makes me want to explore other ways to relax and lessen the tinnitus....

Jim Parker said...

My experience has been that THC is about the only thing that alleviates my tinnitus. I have a bad case, I suspect it was brought on by years of running long distances with i-pods and walkmen, listening at unsafe volumes. I don't like to take smoke into my lungs but sometimes I do just to get some relief from the torture. en I

Chris said...

Bullsahit,,, Marijuana works well for Tinnitus and many other ailments.
Take from a Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User

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RIPZALOT said...

this blog post is so innacurate and misleading that it should be taken down completely.

the author has no idea what he/she is talking about and is making broad generalizations about smoking and drug use.

this sort of disinformation is completely irresponsible for us tinnitus suffers, obviously being posted in order to sell an alternative product.

Doc No said...

Hello all. The myth that cannabis/marijuana doesent narrow your blood vessels is a common one. The facts are these. Cannabis/marijuana when burnt releases carbon monoxide(CO) the amount released compared with an average cigarette is less but it is still a worrying amount. Anything that is inhaled into the lungs then enters the blood stream. The CO then damages the surface of the blood vessels and arterial walls which then leads to the build up of plaque and fatty deposits thus increasing blood pressure and the strain on the heart over time. The single most researched drug on this planet is cannabis/marijuana I studied human biology for 3 years and went on to study physiology. If you want to use cannabis to help your tinnitus then simply cook with it or eat it raw. Smoking anything is very bad for your health. Take care.

komal said...

Homeopathic remedies become so much popular in these days to cure tinnitus. Calcarea carbonica, Kali carbonicum not only helps in ringing but it also lessens the sound of roaring, itching and cracking in the ears. Many tinnitus sufferers find relief after trying yoga and hypnosis hope. Hypnosis hope convinces the body that symptoms are gone. Yoga work by relaxing the body and the spirit. A more relax spirit and body will lessen the symptoms of tinnitus. So you can say that it is the one of the good from tinnitus remedies.

JusticeSevenfold said...



Here's a bit of my background: I've only experienced very mild tinnitus in one ear at a time for a very short period of time only after being exposed to a very loud noise nearby. The ringing in my ear wouldn't last more than a couple hours. I smoke marijuana maybe once or twice a month at the most, and started a year ago. Never had a problem with my ears while smoking. The other day, i can truthfully say i've smoked the most potent stuff i've ever had. Now for three days in a row my left ear has experienced a bit of diminished hearing and has been ringing (Tinnitus) most of the time. The hearing is getting better now, but the ringing hasn't stopped. Anyone ever watch Katt Williams' standup? That weed most definitely caused MY Tinnitus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWhUqo9Aivs

Skip to 1:55 and i can relate to that. When he says "take two hits of this stuff and you won't hear shit!" its called Deaf! haha

But anyway, to go back on topic, any kind of smoke inhalation is probably not doing any good to the respiratory and auditory systems. I am not a physician or a doctor by any stretch, but i'm fairly certain the nasal passageways have paths connecting to the auditory system (think about exhaling while holding your nose). Therefore the marijuana smoke, especially when blowing it out of the nose, probably negatively affected my Cochlea, hence the Tinnitus!

!!FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!

Alvis said...

QUIT SMOKING, live healthy and tinnitus free!

are you kidding me? the guy is ordering you to live tinnitus free, now how are we supposed to achieve that? the author of this article has some serious brain damage.

tonegalli said...

yeah I do get tinnitus with pot but it's not that bad. the article would be more helpful if it explained whether this could effect you long-term. i use marijuana pretty infrequently so it's not as if the amount of tinnitus in those rare moments is much of a bother, especially when I'm not in total silence which is really the only time I would notice it...