Cymbalta and Tinnitus, Hearing Loss

Question: "I have recently stopped my Cymbalta because it has affected my hearing.   My ears are sore, my left ear is blocked and both ears are hissing louder.   I can't hear at low levels like I used to." -- DepressedBiskitDownUnder...Read Full Post
Source: About.com Depression - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

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Tinnitus, the hearing of sound when no external sound is present, may cause severe distress and impair quality of life in 0.5-3% of the adult population [1]. Chronic severe tinnitus is often accompanied by severe insomnia, anxiety and depression, eventually resulting in suicide and requests for euthanasia [2]. For these patients, few treatment options are currently available and 20% remains affected despite treatment [1].
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractAs research on the cognitive impact of medical conditions and mental health disorders advances, it is imperative for forensic neuropsychologists to stay abreast of rapidly accumulating new empirical evidence from neuroscience and neuropsychology to disentangle multiple determinants of cognitive impairment. Although medicolegal neuropsychological assessments traditionally focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI) sequelae, it is equally important to consider the potential impact of any other acquired, or secondarily induced brain impairments, regardless of their source. Such injuries or conditions are at times assumed...
Source: Psychological Injury and Law - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
AbstractTinnitus, a common hearing condition encountered in medicolegal evaluations, often but not always in association with traumatic brain injuries, can adversely impact both cognitive and affective functioning and neuropsychological test results. Although it has been traditionally conceptualized as primarily related to cochlear pathology, tinnitus has been seen more recently as a condition involving brain plasticity. Its persistent clinical effect on cognition and affect is compounded by comorbid psychiatric syndromes such as depression. Understanding the impact of tinnitus, a factor often difficult to capture and negl...
Source: Psychological Injury and Law - Category: Medical Law Source Type: research
We present a case report on Cycloserine induced Suicidal tendencies and Kanamycin induced decrease in hearing sensation in Indian MDR-TB patient. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old male patient who was diagnosed with MDR-TB was prescribed with category IV anti-tubercular therapy. Within one month of initiation of therapy, he developed repeated suicidal thoughts, joint pain, restlessness, depression, constipation, insomnia, tinnitus and a decrease in hearing sensation. RESULTS: Cycloserine and kanamycin were closely associated with suicidal tendency and tinnitus followed by decrease in hearing sensations respectively. On ...
Source: Current Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Saf Source Type: research
Conclusion EGb 761® and pentoxifylline were similarly effective in reducing the loudness and annoyance of tinnitus as well as overall suffering of the patients. The incidence of adverse events was lower in the EGb 761® group.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
We report a case of poisoning of a young man who used SCs. The patient was admitted to the emergency department of the Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zagreb (Croatia) after sniffing and smoking a herbal product bought on the street. He presented with severe cognitive difficulties and visible eye redness. Other symptoms included somnolence, disorientation, loss of coordination, unsteady gait, hyporeflexia, stiffness, cramps and cold limbs, blurred vision, teeth grinding, dry mouth, tinnitus, fear, suicidal thoughts, impaired focus, memory, and speech, sedation, fatigue, depression, thought blocking, and autistic behaviour. His s...
Source: Arhiv za Higijenu Rada i Toksikologiju - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: Arh Hig Rada Toksikol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Guided (using audiological support) iCBT for tinnitus resulted in statistically significant reductions in tinnitus distress and comorbidities (insomnia, depression, hyperacusis, cognitive failures) and a significant increase in quality of life. These effects remained stable at 2-months postintervention. Further trials to determine the longer term efficacy of iCBT to investigate predictors of outcome and to compare iCBT with standard clinical care in the United Kingdom are required. Registered at clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02370810 on 5/03/2015.
Source: Ear and Hearing - Category: Audiology Tags: Randomized Control Trial Source Type: research
We examined demographic variables; tinnitus measured by health examination; and stress, depression, and suicidal ideation measured by health interview. RESULTS: The prevalence of tinnitus was 18.0%. Tinnitus severity was directly related to level of stress (p=0.023), depression (p
Source: Central European Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Cent Eur J Public Health Source Type: research
Conclusions: METR seems to be an effective and safe treatment option for intractable MEMT, considering its high control rate of tinnitus and no long-term harmful effects on hearing and hyperacusis.Audiol Neurotol 2017;22:343 –349
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this project was to investigate whether there is an association between tinnitus diagnosis and suicide and whether depression and anxiety strengthen that association. Given that tinnitus is the top service-connected disability am...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
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