Conventional medicine does not have a cure for tinnitus which is why the main focus of treatment is not necessarily to cure this condition but to make it more manageable as the patient becomes less affected by the condition. Consequently it is generally recommended that tinnitus patients can benefit from various methods to achieve this such as biofeedback, tinnitus retraining therapy, hypnosis as well as the use of certain drug such as diazepam (Valium).
Dealing with tinnitus is one thing but the problem is that in addition to the annoying sounds, long time sufferers can start to deal with other psychological effects from having the condition such as stress, anxiety, depression, etc, which can make an already bad situation worse.
Many tinnitus sufferers also report having trouble sleeping because it seems that as the night gets quieter, the sounds seem to get louder preventing sleep or being able to sleep adequately. This results in other problems from sleep deprivation such as irritability, trouble concentrating, poor productivity at work, etc.
This is why certain drugs such as Valium, Xanax, etc, may help to reduce the psychological impact of tinnitus which may lead to some improvement in the areas of your life that have been adversely affected by tinnitus which is why some doctors may feel that tinnitus patients can benefit from Valium. Valium has tranquilizing effects which can also help with sleep.
But taking these drugs is not without problems. One being that once you stop taking these medications, all your issues will return. The other issue is that these drugs are habit forming which is something else that tinnitus sufferers deal because many end up developing an addition to drugs such as Xanax and Valium or an addiction to alcohol to help them deal with the tinnitus. Which means that what was meant to help has now created another problem on top of other problems.
Although tinnitus patients can benefit from Valium and similar drugs, they are only to be used for the short term but if they help, it can be difficult to stop using them.
These drugs with their tranquilizing effects help to take your mind off tinnitus which in many cases is what is all that is needed so that you can go about your life in a productive manner with tinnitus merely in the background and not on center stage. These drugs will desensitize you to tinnitus but they will not cure this condition which is why when you stop taking them, tinnitus and all the other issues return to center stage.
About 5 mg of Valium taken by tinnitus sufferers has been proven to help decrease the awareness of the sounds of tinnitus so you can see why tinnitus sufferers can benefit from using Valium.
But it is important to remember that since Valium is not FDA approved for treating tinnitus, doctors will be hesitant to prescribe it to you unless you are dealing with stress, anxiety and depression which is what Valium is intended for and what many tinnitus sufferers deal with. So while you will not get a prescription for tinnitus, you may get a prescription for the stress, anxiety or depression that you may have developed because of tinnitus.
But as mentioned, using these pharmaceuticals may create more problems than you can handle which is why you should know that there are herbal alternatives for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression caused by tinnitus. These herbal remedies are inexpensive and not habit forming and some of them such as bacopa have been found to be just as effective as Valium.
This is some information on why some tinnitus patients can benefit from using Valium but since some of the problems it can cause far outweigh the benefits, you are better off turning to natural methods such as those documented in the Tinnitus Miracle guide. This holistic guide has helped bring much needed peace while addressing the source of the sounds. Do you need some peace in your life free from these annoying and sometimes debilitating sounds? Discover how this holistic guide can help you achieve this here.