Are Vasodilators Like Vinpocetine or Ginkgo Biloba Safe? Do They Help?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Karl28, Dec 5, 2015.

    1. Karl28

      Karl28 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      I'm thinking about trying a bottle of vinpocetine to see if any improved blood flow to my head helps.

      Has anyone tried vinpocetine or ginko biloba etc... ?
    2. GrosBalou

      GrosBalou Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Inner ear barotrauma (diving)
    3. Marcuseva03

      Marcuseva03 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2015
      ginkgo did nothing for me. i will be trying vinpocetine. will report back if vinpocetine does do anything for me. but there are report with both working for some. it is always up to individual.
    4. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Vinpocetine is often mentioned as a treatment for tinnitus. But be very careful about this so-called "safe" supplement. The listed side effects seem minor, but take them seriously; they can last LONG after discontinuance. This is a powerful supplement that affects many brain functions, and it can have nasty effects on some.

      Some comments are posted at the following site.
    5. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Karl, the main risk you run with a vasodilator treatment is that you will get a systemic effect in order to get the local effect. It may pay to get a blood pressure monitor if you don't already have one if you go down this path. They come cheap from any discount chemist warehouse and the accuracy is pretty good if you use it right. Alternatively just get familiar with your radial pulse. If its weak your BP is probably low, if not, plow on.
    6. Fungus

      Fungus Member

      Wild, Wet and Wooly Wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I was taking gingko when I developed tinnitus and have stayed on the same dose since. No change at all for me.

    7. Kazue

      Kazue Member

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      With natural supplements, you have to use them for months to get the effect. I heard they had bad withdraw effects as well. It doesn't work with noise induced T either.

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