Some days your tinnitus may be worse than it is on other days. That could be because you are tired, stressed, or your system is low on resistance due to other factors such as illness. Other factors that may be affecting your tinnitus include excessive consumption of alcohol and quinine water, found in the ‘tonic’ used in many mixed drinks, can trigger tinnitus.Smoking narrows the blood vessels that bring oxygen to the sensory cells of your ears.
High doses of aspirin and NSID pain relievers are a known trigger for tinnitus, as are some antibiotics and anti-depressants. High blood pressure can increase tinnitus symptoms, so people with tinnitus should cut down on salt.
And lastly your beloved cuppa and morning coffee might be one of the culprits too. Coffee, dark tea, cola, and energy drinks all contain caffeine, and people with tinnitus say eliminating them helps control tinnitus.