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I am on the Oxcarbazepine 900mg daily for tinnitus, not seizures.
This was the only med that has given me some degree of help.
I also suffer with Hyperacusis, which is a sensitivity to sounds.
These individuals represent a small group of sound sensitive individuals in the world. They are not born sound sensitive, but develop a collapsed tolerance to sound primarily from noise trauma (sudden or cumulative). Other common causes include head injury, the unfortunate side effects of drugs, Lyme disease, air bag deployment, Bell's Palsy, and Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ). How common is hyperacusis? It has been frequently reported that 50 million people in the United States have tinnitus (ringing in the ears). It has also been widely reported that 40% of these individuals claim to have hyperacusis. That would mean that 16 million individuals in the United States claim to have some degree of hyperacusis. Although hyperacusis is not rare, severe hyperacusis is rare. People with severe hyperacusis have great difficulty living in the mainstream of life because their sound tolerances are so collapsed. In other words, hyperacusis is a condition where individuals have a significant collapsed tolerance to sound.
Thanks for your input, as I was trying to find out if anyone here was taking
Oxcarbazepine , and experienced any serious side effects.
It was a bonus to read that it may have also helped some of you that have tinnitus....
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