Posted 2/19/2014 8:49 PM (GMT -6)
I have ringing in my ears for a completely different reason, diagnosed with Meniere's last summer.
Turns out if I totally and I mean completely eliminate caffeine from my diet, the ringing stops. Alcohol and salt will also induce ringing. Caffeine is my one big downfall, I like a cup or two of real coffee in the morning. I was addicted to regular Pepsi for decades until this dx so once I gave it all up and only drank water (3 quarts a day), my ringing was completely a thing of the past. I wear 2 hearing aids now and they work best when the ringing is at a minimum or gone. Trouble is, this winter having coffee in the morning was a crutch. I need to stop caffeine again,right now I have ringing. It can drive you mad, mine feels like a roaring river in my ear.