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I want to share something I learned from Nerissa Davies, MSc, RAUD, RHIP Registered Audiologist at the AN gathering in Courtney, BC.
It is 48 years since my AN surgery, and I have been a part of many AN gatherings over the years. Nerissa shared that for some individuals with an AN, who experience tinnitus, tomatoes can trigger an attack of tinnitus. So, on purpose, I had a sandwich with two slices of tomato. Guess what? Lo and behold in the morning, in fact, all day long, the buzzing was quite bad. I usually stay away from tomatoes because I have acid reflux, but I wanted to check this out for myself. Wow! I am now wondering if acidy foods in general may be a factor. I learned some years ago that salty foods, coffee and ASA in aspirin, can contribute to tinnitus and that those with Meniere's disease, must also be careful to assess these possible triggers.
i was originally diagnosed with Ménière's Disease and then found out I have an AN. I also have found caffeine and salty foods can make my tinnitus worse. I must pay attention to tomatoes and acidic foods too, this will be helpful, thank you EvaG