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Hi, I have been suffering from Cronic Insomnia for 3 months. I advised my Specialist Psychiatrist I had previously suffered from mild Tinnitus but he prescribed me Escitalopram SSRI saying I would not get tinnitus and it would to help cure my Chronic Insomnia (although I am not suffering from depression).
I took one 5mg Escitalopram tablet each morning for only 5 days but on the 5th day noticed awful tinnitus so immediately stopped taking the tablet. My Psychiatrist when I spoke to him seemed totally unaware of the Tinnitus risk and advised me the tinnitus would fade away as I had discontinued the drug.
I have been drinking lots of water and taking laxatives to get this drug out of my system and have now not taken a tablet for 7 days but the tinnitus has not stopped but has got even worse!
Does anyone know if tinnitus caused by Escitalopram fades away over time or once obtained you are doomed for life?
Any help or advise gratefully received.
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