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    Mild to severe anxiety
    Insomnia
    Triggered fight or flight

  Depression
  Negative thinking
  Crying spells

  Hopelessness
  Suicidal thoughts
  Ringing in the ears

    Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand?
    Are you growing more isolated?
    Do you feel like life will never be the same?
    Are you refraining from activities that you enjoy?
    Are you fearful of losing your job?
    Do you find that your thoughts tend to be negative?

If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions or symptoms, then we can help.
You may be a candidate for Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or TCRT.  Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Tinnitus Cognitive Center in response to the growing number of Tinnitus sufferers coming to his private practice. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Tinnitus, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Tinnitus.

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Category Archives: Medications for tinnitus

Pulsatile Tinnitus Treatment

Pulsatile Tinnitus TreatmentPulsatile tinnitus refers to a sound that is generated in the ears as a result, usually, of blood flow problems. This causes the sound to vary with your heartbeat. Dr. Stephen Geller Katz a top Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, explains that your pulsatile tinnitus may occur in only one ear. “Although it is sometimes difficult to determine the cause of tinnitus, pulsatile tinnitus is usually the result of a problem with blood flow to the ear.”

Pulsatile Tinnitus is Caused by Blood Vessel Disorders

The heart usually beats between 60 and 100 times each minutes, and that heartbeat is reflected throughout the circulatory system. If you have a problem with your blood vessels, such as a tumor pressing down on a blood vessel or a cholesterol plaque that is partially occluding a blood vessel, this can result in pulsatile tinnitus with each heartbeat. Even high blood pressure can result in changes in tinnitus as a result of your blood flow. This is why Dr. Stephen Geller Katz, one of New York’s top tinnitus treatment psychotherapists, recommends patients with tinnitus avoid things like caffeine or alcohol, which have an effect on blood pressure. Some people develop tinnitus as a result of an abnormal connection between the arteries and the veins. This is known as an arteriovenous malformation, or AVM, and usually only occurs in one ear.

Classification of Pulsatile Tinnitus

Pulsatile tinnitus can be caused by atherosclerosis, an aortic dissection, aneurysms and other abnormalities of the blood vessels. These can include a proliferation of blood vessels near a tumor. There are many reasons for pulsatile tinnitus, and they are usually classified as “arteriovenous,” “venous,” or “arterial,” depending upon the type of abnormal blood vessel.

Medications for Treatment of Tinnitus

Pulsatile Tinnitus TreatmentThere are a variety of medications used to treat tinnitus, and some of these medications that affect the blood vessels include diuretics (fluid pills) like Lasix, and other pills for blood pressure that include verapamil and nimodipine. Stress reduction with medications like Valium or clonazepam may also cause blood pressure reduction.

Surgical Treatment of Tinnitus

There may be some circumstances in which surgical treatment of tinnitus is useful. Most of these circumstances occur when the patient is suffering from some form of pulsatile tinnitus. For example, if the tinnitus is the result of abnormal blood flow through a vein, the vein may be interrupted, or ligated. Sinuses and abnormal blood flow can sometimes be corrected surgically. An aneurysm may be repaired and tinnitus can diminish as a result. Pulsatile tinnitus is also sometimes classified as objective, as there are real changes in blood flow that can be heard by a practitioner, not just by the patient.

Diet Can Be Helpful

Patients who experience pulsatile tinnitus as a result of blood flow abnormalities can reduce symptoms by reduction of salt in the diet, in order to reduce blood pressure. Abstinence from substances like caffeine and nicotine, both of which increase blood pressure, can be helpful, says Dr. Stephen Geller Katz , a leading Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist.

Pulsatile Tinnitus TreatmentIf you are suffering from pulsatile tinnitus, call today for your appointment with DrStephen Geller Katz , a leading New York City tinnitus treatment psychotherapist. Help is available for tinnitus, so call for a consultation with an expert in the treatment of tinnitus.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Natural Treatment of Tinnitus

Tinnitus Tinnitus is a very common symptom that consists of a roaring or ringing sound in the ears. It affects people differently, and treatment may depend upon the cause. However, in many cases, the cause can’t be firmly established, and Dr. Stephen Geller Katz, a leading New York City tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, says  some treatments are helpful for all types of tinnitus.

Why Try A Natural Treatment for Tinnitus?

Doctors don’t have one medication that works for all patients with tinnitus. Tinnitus is the result of damage to a structure of the ear, and it results in dampening the external signals, causing the brain to produce internally generated noise. There are a number of treatments that can address the symptoms of tinnitus, no matter what the cause. Herbal treatments are often effective, and they don’t always have the unpleasant side effects that can result from medications. Antidepressants and antianxiety drugs that doctors use to try to reduce symptoms of tinnitus can be poorly tolerated by many patients. Herbal remedies often have centuries of anecdotal evidence, and recent studies have show that there is real science behind the use of supplements, herbs, and other natural treatment strategies.

Herbal Treatments for Tinnitus

Herbal treatments for tinnitus have been effective for many people. These treatments include black cohosh, an herb that improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Rehmannia is an ancient herb that has been in use for centuries in China and other Southeast Asian traditional cultures. Recent studies have shown that rehmannia increases antioxidant activity in the auditory cells, which limits free radical damage that contributes to tinnitus. Gingko biloba is another ancient herbal supplement that is frequently used in modern medicine, particularly in other countries where the use of herbs is more widely understood. Scientific studies have recently shown that gingko biloba is useful for the treatment of a number of disorders, including tinnitus. It is an antioxidant, and it also increases blood circulation.

Vitamins and Minerals

Tinnitus There is strong evidence that vitamin and mineral supplementation can reduce

symptoms associated with tinnitus. One study, published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology, showed that magnesium supplementation helped people with tinnitus improve their symptoms, especially when the tinnitus was related to hearing loss. Another study, by the Institute of Noise Hazards Research, found that many people with tinnitus as a result of noise related hearing loss had a deficiency of B12, and these people experienced improvement after supplementation of their diet with vitamin B12. Some people report improvement of symptoms of tinnitus after taking niacin or thiamine supplements. Finally, people with tinnitus may have a zinc deficiency, and a study performed at St. Marianna University School of Medicine in 1997 found that zinc supplementation improved symptoms in these patients.

Does Acupuncture Work?

Tinnitus Controlled studies, the best form of medical evidence, shows that acupuncture can improve tinnitus. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it may be worth a visit to a traditional practitioner of Chinese medicine.

Magnet Therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been shown to affect the circuits of the brain. Early studies show that it can help improve tinnitus. TMS is used to treat depressions, and researchers feel it is probably most useful in treatment of tinnitus among patients who have a large psychological component to their symptoms. Further study is needed, and Dr. xxxx, one of NYC’s leading tinnitus treatment psychotherapists says the jury is still out, although evidence points towards some value of TMS therapy for treatment of tinnitus.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Which Medications Can Treat Tinnitus?

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusWhenever possible, your doctors will recommend the use of noninvasive and non-medication solutions for your tinnitus. Why is that? Medications have side effects that can cause additional problems. More so, since tinnitus is generally a benign condition that does not usually have a concerning cause, many doctors don’t want to treat it using more aggressive methods, like the use of medications, unless it is necessary.

 

If you are suffering from tinnitus and you need help, your first step should be to contact our LCSW-R in New York City for more information and treatment options.

When Medications May Help

It is true that some medications can cause tinnitus. If that is the case with you (such as, you may have recently started experiencing tinnitus after starting to take a medication) your doctor will work with you to determine if another medication may be a better fit. However, in some cases, your doctor may recommend the use of medications to help you with tinnitus even if it is not brought on by themWhich Medications Can Treat Tinnitus.

Medications are not cures for tinnitus. In some people, they can help to reduce just how severe it is, though, and may help to reduce any complications you have from tinnitus. Some of those medications include the following:

    • Alprazolam: This medication, often sold as Niravam or Xanax, is a tool that can help to reduce tinnitus symptoms. There are side effects including drowsiness and nausea. In addition, this medication can be habit-forming, making it used less often than others.
    • Tricyclic Antidepressants: This medication, such as nortriptyline and amitriptyline, can often be a first line of defense when giving patients medications for tinnitus. These medications have limited success, but they are often only used for severe causes. They have side effects including dry mouth, constipation, heart-related risks, and blurred vision, making them high risk to some people.

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusShould you use medications to treat tinnitus? The answer to that depends on many factors. One of those factors is whether you’ve exhausted other types of treatment options that may work for you. When you come in to see your LCSW-R in New York City, we will talk about all of your options and offer the recommendation that is going to give you the best possible outcome with the fewest number of potential side effects or risks. Contact our offices to learn more about your options and treatments.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Medications for Tinnitus

Tinnitus Medications

One thing to remember when dealing with Tinnitus is it is a symptom and not a cause. This means that there is an underlying condition for which Tinnitus is a symptom. For example, stress, an abnormal blood vessel, or other issue may cause it. The result is that there is no one treatment.

Prescription

Tinnitus MedicationsThere are also a number of conditions, which can arise because of experiencing Tinnitus. For example, depression, anxiety, and insomnia are related symptoms to this ear disorder.

There are medications, which are recommended or have been found to be effective against the symptoms of Tinnitus. These include alprazolam, which is also known as Xanax. Decadron or Dexamethasone can help reduce inflammation when injected into the inner ear.

Antidepressant medication can help those who are dealing with the mood swings, irritability and frustration that can come with this condition. Misoprostol, also known as Cytotec, can also assist, as it is a prostaglandin analogue.

Additional Medications and Over-the-Counter

There are additional medications such as Lidocaine, Niacin, and Anti-seizure medications which have not been found to be effective in a compelling enough manner to encourage their use on a regular basis as a tinnitus treatment option. Additional ringing ears treatment options include herbal remedies and over-the-counter dietary and herbal supplements.herbal remedies

The medication and treatment option chosen depends on what is causing the Tinnitus in the first place. If it is caused by an ear infection then curing the ear infection generally causes the Tinnitus to resolve itself. This means the medication used to treat it would be an antibiotic, since the Tinnitus was a direct symptom to an ear infection. It is not always that easy. For example, there is no single pill that will remove the symptom caused by the environment. The result is finding the right combination of medications to deal with the symptoms arising from the Tinnitus, such as depression or anxiety.

Ringing Ear treatment options should be discussed with a qualified licensed medical health professional that can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and prescribe the necessary treatment routine. To schedule an appointment to discuss Tinnitus Medications in the NYC Area, do feel free to contact us today.

Category Archives: Medications for tinnitus

Pulsatile Tinnitus Treatment

Pulsatile Tinnitus TreatmentPulsatile tinnitus refers to a sound that is generated in the ears as a result, usually, of blood flow problems. This causes the sound to vary with your heartbeat. Dr. Stephen Geller Katz a top Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, explains that your pulsatile tinnitus may occur in only one ear. “Although it is sometimes difficult to determine the cause of tinnitus, pulsatile tinnitus is usually the result of a problem with blood flow to the ear.”

Pulsatile Tinnitus is Caused by Blood Vessel Disorders

The heart usually beats between 60 and 100 times each minutes, and that heartbeat is reflected throughout the circulatory system. If you have a problem with your blood vessels, such as a tumor pressing down on a blood vessel or a cholesterol plaque that is partially occluding a blood vessel, this can result in pulsatile tinnitus with each heartbeat. Even high blood pressure can result in changes in tinnitus as a result of your blood flow. This is why Dr. Stephen Geller Katz, one of New York’s top tinnitus treatment psychotherapists, recommends patients with tinnitus avoid things like caffeine or alcohol, which have an effect on blood pressure. Some people develop tinnitus as a result of an abnormal connection between the arteries and the veins. This is known as an arteriovenous malformation, or AVM, and usually only occurs in one ear.

Classification of Pulsatile Tinnitus

Pulsatile tinnitus can be caused by atherosclerosis, an aortic dissection, aneurysms and other abnormalities of the blood vessels. These can include a proliferation of blood vessels near a tumor. There are many reasons for pulsatile tinnitus, and they are usually classified as “arteriovenous,” “venous,” or “arterial,” depending upon the type of abnormal blood vessel.

Medications for Treatment of Tinnitus

Pulsatile Tinnitus TreatmentThere are a variety of medications used to treat tinnitus, and some of these medications that affect the blood vessels include diuretics (fluid pills) like Lasix, and other pills for blood pressure that include verapamil and nimodipine. Stress reduction with medications like Valium or clonazepam may also cause blood pressure reduction.

Surgical Treatment of Tinnitus

There may be some circumstances in which surgical treatment of tinnitus is useful. Most of these circumstances occur when the patient is suffering from some form of pulsatile tinnitus. For example, if the tinnitus is the result of abnormal blood flow through a vein, the vein may be interrupted, or ligated. Sinuses and abnormal blood flow can sometimes be corrected surgically. An aneurysm may be repaired and tinnitus can diminish as a result. Pulsatile tinnitus is also sometimes classified as objective, as there are real changes in blood flow that can be heard by a practitioner, not just by the patient.

Diet Can Be Helpful

Patients who experience pulsatile tinnitus as a result of blood flow abnormalities can reduce symptoms by reduction of salt in the diet, in order to reduce blood pressure. Abstinence from substances like caffeine and nicotine, both of which increase blood pressure, can be helpful, says Dr. Stephen Geller Katz , a leading Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist.

Pulsatile Tinnitus TreatmentIf you are suffering from pulsatile tinnitus, call today for your appointment with DrStephen Geller Katz , a leading New York City tinnitus treatment psychotherapist. Help is available for tinnitus, so call for a consultation with an expert in the treatment of tinnitus.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Natural Treatment of Tinnitus

Tinnitus Tinnitus is a very common symptom that consists of a roaring or ringing sound in the ears. It affects people differently, and treatment may depend upon the cause. However, in many cases, the cause can’t be firmly established, and Dr. Stephen Geller Katz, a leading New York City tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, says  some treatments are helpful for all types of tinnitus.

Why Try A Natural Treatment for Tinnitus?

Doctors don’t have one medication that works for all patients with tinnitus. Tinnitus is the result of damage to a structure of the ear, and it results in dampening the external signals, causing the brain to produce internally generated noise. There are a number of treatments that can address the symptoms of tinnitus, no matter what the cause. Herbal treatments are often effective, and they don’t always have the unpleasant side effects that can result from medications. Antidepressants and antianxiety drugs that doctors use to try to reduce symptoms of tinnitus can be poorly tolerated by many patients. Herbal remedies often have centuries of anecdotal evidence, and recent studies have show that there is real science behind the use of supplements, herbs, and other natural treatment strategies.

Herbal Treatments for Tinnitus

Herbal treatments for tinnitus have been effective for many people. These treatments include black cohosh, an herb that improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Rehmannia is an ancient herb that has been in use for centuries in China and other Southeast Asian traditional cultures. Recent studies have shown that rehmannia increases antioxidant activity in the auditory cells, which limits free radical damage that contributes to tinnitus. Gingko biloba is another ancient herbal supplement that is frequently used in modern medicine, particularly in other countries where the use of herbs is more widely understood. Scientific studies have recently shown that gingko biloba is useful for the treatment of a number of disorders, including tinnitus. It is an antioxidant, and it also increases blood circulation.

Vitamins and Minerals

Tinnitus There is strong evidence that vitamin and mineral supplementation can reduce

symptoms associated with tinnitus. One study, published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology, showed that magnesium supplementation helped people with tinnitus improve their symptoms, especially when the tinnitus was related to hearing loss. Another study, by the Institute of Noise Hazards Research, found that many people with tinnitus as a result of noise related hearing loss had a deficiency of B12, and these people experienced improvement after supplementation of their diet with vitamin B12. Some people report improvement of symptoms of tinnitus after taking niacin or thiamine supplements. Finally, people with tinnitus may have a zinc deficiency, and a study performed at St. Marianna University School of Medicine in 1997 found that zinc supplementation improved symptoms in these patients.

Does Acupuncture Work?

Tinnitus Controlled studies, the best form of medical evidence, shows that acupuncture can improve tinnitus. It doesn’t work for everyone, but it may be worth a visit to a traditional practitioner of Chinese medicine.

Magnet Therapy

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been shown to affect the circuits of the brain. Early studies show that it can help improve tinnitus. TMS is used to treat depressions, and researchers feel it is probably most useful in treatment of tinnitus among patients who have a large psychological component to their symptoms. Further study is needed, and Dr. xxxx, one of NYC’s leading tinnitus treatment psychotherapists says the jury is still out, although evidence points towards some value of TMS therapy for treatment of tinnitus.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Which Medications Can Treat Tinnitus?

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusWhenever possible, your doctors will recommend the use of noninvasive and non-medication solutions for your tinnitus. Why is that? Medications have side effects that can cause additional problems. More so, since tinnitus is generally a benign condition that does not usually have a concerning cause, many doctors don’t want to treat it using more aggressive methods, like the use of medications, unless it is necessary.

 

If you are suffering from tinnitus and you need help, your first step should be to contact our LCSW-R in New York City for more information and treatment options.

When Medications May Help

It is true that some medications can cause tinnitus. If that is the case with you (such as, you may have recently started experiencing tinnitus after starting to take a medication) your doctor will work with you to determine if another medication may be a better fit. However, in some cases, your doctor may recommend the use of medications to help you with tinnitus even if it is not brought on by themWhich Medications Can Treat Tinnitus.

Medications are not cures for tinnitus. In some people, they can help to reduce just how severe it is, though, and may help to reduce any complications you have from tinnitus. Some of those medications include the following:

    • Alprazolam: This medication, often sold as Niravam or Xanax, is a tool that can help to reduce tinnitus symptoms. There are side effects including drowsiness and nausea. In addition, this medication can be habit-forming, making it used less often than others.
    • Tricyclic Antidepressants: This medication, such as nortriptyline and amitriptyline, can often be a first line of defense when giving patients medications for tinnitus. These medications have limited success, but they are often only used for severe causes. They have side effects including dry mouth, constipation, heart-related risks, and blurred vision, making them high risk to some people.

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusShould you use medications to treat tinnitus? The answer to that depends on many factors. One of those factors is whether you’ve exhausted other types of treatment options that may work for you. When you come in to see your LCSW-R in New York City, we will talk about all of your options and offer the recommendation that is going to give you the best possible outcome with the fewest number of potential side effects or risks. Contact our offices to learn more about your options and treatments.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Medications for Tinnitus

Tinnitus Medications

One thing to remember when dealing with Tinnitus is it is a symptom and not a cause. This means that there is an underlying condition for which Tinnitus is a symptom. For example, stress, an abnormal blood vessel, or other issue may cause it. The result is that there is no one treatment.

Prescription

Tinnitus MedicationsThere are also a number of conditions, which can arise because of experiencing Tinnitus. For example, depression, anxiety, and insomnia are related symptoms to this ear disorder.

There are medications, which are recommended or have been found to be effective against the symptoms of Tinnitus. These include alprazolam, which is also known as Xanax. Decadron or Dexamethasone can help reduce inflammation when injected into the inner ear.

Antidepressant medication can help those who are dealing with the mood swings, irritability and frustration that can come with this condition. Misoprostol, also known as Cytotec, can also assist, as it is a prostaglandin analogue.

Additional Medications and Over-the-Counter

There are additional medications such as Lidocaine, Niacin, and Anti-seizure medications which have not been found to be effective in a compelling enough manner to encourage their use on a regular basis as a tinnitus treatment option. Additional ringing ears treatment options include herbal remedies and over-the-counter dietary and herbal supplements.herbal remedies

The medication and treatment option chosen depends on what is causing the Tinnitus in the first place. If it is caused by an ear infection then curing the ear infection generally causes the Tinnitus to resolve itself. This means the medication used to treat it would be an antibiotic, since the Tinnitus was a direct symptom to an ear infection. It is not always that easy. For example, there is no single pill that will remove the symptom caused by the environment. The result is finding the right combination of medications to deal with the symptoms arising from the Tinnitus, such as depression or anxiety.

Ringing Ear treatment options should be discussed with a qualified licensed medical health professional that can diagnose the cause of your symptoms and prescribe the necessary treatment routine. To schedule an appointment to discuss Tinnitus Medications in the NYC Area, do feel free to contact us today.

Tinnitus Cognitive Center

Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R
19 West 34th Street
Penthouse Floor
New York, NY 10001


Call today for a consultation
646-213-2321