Research has shown that MDMA may treat tinnitus. The drug has been used to treat other conditions such as migraines, epilepsy, and glaucoma. Although the treatment does not provide a permanent cure for tinnitus, it has been shown to alleviate its symptoms. It is important to note that the drug is illegal to obtain and is not recommended for anyone suffering from the condition.
New Zealand Researchers Study MDMA for Tinnitus
MDMA, the active compound in party drugs like ecstasy, was shown to effectively treat tinnitus. Previously, MDMA was used as a treatment for mental health disorders. It has been shown to reduce the ringing sensation in the ears, and the drug is a world-first for tinnitus treatment.
The study used MDMA, a recreational drug popular in the club scene, to treat patients suffering from tinnitus. The researchers reduced the severity of the patients’ tinnitus symptoms by 80 percent. While tinnitus is not a disease, the condition can be debilitating. Since it is not a common cause of hearing loss, it’s challenging to determine which cause of tinnitus is responsible. However, successful treatment can help relieve the ear noise and improve the patient’s quality of life. Regardless of the underlying cause, MDMA may be an effective tinnitus treatment.
The researchers used brain imaging to differentiate between placebos and MDMA. MRI images can help determine whether patients received the actual treatment or a placebo. This research could lead to a new class of drugs for tinnitus. In the meantime, tinnitus is an annoying and painful condition, but a placebo does not affect this.
Researchers at the University of Auckland are testing the effects of MDMA in treating tinnitus, the condition that causes a persistent, ringing sound that no one else can hear. These trials have taken place in the past two years and involved a small number of people. Participants were given a small dose of the drug or a placebo. The researchers did not want participants to feel ‘high,’ so they administered a small dose of MDMA without the ‘high’ effect. Researchers administered a single dose of 30 or 70 mg of the drug in the study. The researchers monitored them for four hours. After three hours, the participants with the MDMA-induced tinnitus reported a corresponding reduction in the amount of noise they could hear. Meanwhile, the placebo group reported a significant placebo effect. The researchers dispensed MDMA in varying doses, with a high dose causing euphoric effects.
Those who did experience the benefits reported them for a week or more. The study also employed pharmacists to dispense the medication to avoid possible issues.
MDMA Could Help Patients With Tinnitus
The study found that MDMA could help patients with tinnitus. However, the research is limited because only 0.5% of the population suffers from severe cases. There is a vast market for this drug, so it’s essential to consider the cost and the safety. It may be too early to tell if it will work, but it is a promising step in the right direction.
Another recent study aims to treat tinnitus using MDMA. Known as the “rave drug,” MDMA is the active ingredient in ecstasy. The drug is widely available and can relieve tinnitus in small groups. The drug may also be used to treat many other types of tinnitus. The study results are preliminary and should be repeated if the drug is effective.
In some studies, MDMA may have beneficial effects for tinnitus treatment. In a double-blind, randomized cross-over design, the study found that a small drug dose significantly reduced tinnitus sufferers’ symptoms. The drug has a positive effect on tinnitus and may be an effective alternative to conventional treatments for tinnitus.
More Research Needs to be Done
Several recent studies have suggested that MDMA may be effective in reducing tinnitus. The drug is similar to an antidepressant that works to relax the brain. The new research demonstrates that taking MDMA can significantly reduce tinnitus severity.
The study’s results show that MDMA users had a marked reduction in tinnitus symptoms than placebo users. However, it did not say how many people reported the complete disappearance or how many experienced an adverse reaction to MDMA. Ultimately, the researchers concluded that it would be too early to conclude this study. Moreover, it’s not clear if this drug is an effective treatment for tinnitus. They are confident that MDMA will be legalized soon, like psychedelic mushrooms. In the meantime, the drug is a promising step forward.