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marie

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Hi

I have  had tinnitus for three months. Major anxciety and sensitivity to sounds. I would like to hear your oppinion on Lyrica. It helps me a great deal with anxciety.

I have been taking 50mg/day for four days. My Tinnitus increased the other evening and I wonder if it might be a bad sideeffect?

Also take AD drugs and sleeping pills .No bensos.

Since Lyrica works well for my anxciety I would like to continue taking it, but not if it can cause tinnitus or hyperacusis to get worse.

Greatful for your oppinion.

Best Regards Marie
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Hi Marie ... and welcome.

Lyrica does not cause auditory damage. Reports of tinnitus as a side-effect are on the order of 1%, but since the drug does not cause auditory damage, the tinnitus typically resolves upon discontinuation of the drug. Of course, the increase in loudness of your tinnitus might not be related to the Lyrica at all!

This is a decision you should make with your own doctor, but since Lyrica is so effective in decreasing your anxiety, I would give it a bit more time before stopping the drug. Your tinnitus may well just settle back down on its own.

All the best -

Stephen M. Nagler, M.D.

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marie

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Thanks for responding!

Sorry for the double posting. Thought the first on got lost in space : )

Marie
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Not a problem, Marie. Glad to help.

Just so you know, I screen all posts before allowing them to appear on the board. It can take up to two or three days.

Stephen M. Nagler, M.D.

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