Gabapentin/Neurontin and Tinnitus

I haven't taken it in over 4 years. I started it a few days ago for a post-op headache (per NS instructions) and I'm getting tinnitus. No pain in the ear like I used to with TN before my MVD, but a sudden change of pressure in my ear and a super high pitch sound. It comes and goes randomly. I'm taking 200mg 3x a day. I've been on it for about 5 days.

Is this high pitch noise a side effect of Gabapentin? Thanks!

Hi. I don’t know, but I never had any side effects when I was on gabapentin, except sleepiness. I hope it goes away for you soon. I am 2 weeks post-MVD, am so far am so lucky with no pain., however am still being weaned off Tegretol. I hope you get an answer soon. Maybe you should be seeing your neurologist? Take care.

Oh I am so sorry that you have gotten tinnitus.
If you have only been on it five days, it could be something that fades away as your body gets used to it.

I went to two E.N.T’s specifically about tinnitus, and they both said the same thing.
If it doesnt go away in six months, it likely wont.

The reason I bring this up is Gabapentin has been used to “treat” tinnitus.

It is likely just a few day ring that will stop soon. Don’t worry yet :wink:

Over three years with tinnitus, and going to the tinnitus clinic in Ottawa has made it like something in the background.