Calling All Weightlifters

Discussion in 'Support' started by EatMoTacos, Oct 19, 2017.

    1. EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      Just wanted to see how many weight lifters are there here and what supplements they take. I’m currently on a multi-vitamin and a creatine supplement:

      BodyTech Creatine and Glutamine w Beta Al - Unflavored (10.7 Oz Powder)

      and this:

      Controlled Labs Orange Triad: Multivitamin, Joint, Digestion, And Immune, 270-Count Bottle

      The creatine has also L-Glutamine and Beta-Alainine. Which I’ve looked online here and can’t find anyone else using these supplements and increasing their tinnitus or affecting it in any way.

      I've looked online about anyone taking it with regards of ear health or how it can affect tinnitus.

      Any one here take this supplement?
       
    2. orbiter12

      orbiter12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/03/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud club
      I take pre-workout occasionally which contains these supplements with no change in tinnitus.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      Thanks. I’ll give it a try. I heard that creatine can help with T? Have you heard of this?
       
    4. orbiter12

      orbiter12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/03/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud club
      I've heard this but sadly it hasn't given me any relief, not that I take it for that anyway.
       
    5. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness

      I am very familiar w/ weight lifting and supplements. Creatine in all honesty is not something i would ever take. it makes your body retain water and down the line can affect the body. It's great for strength and size, but it's not so natural and i would not take it. This is how i feel about it and i have been lifting weights for over 27+ years.

      Glutamine is something that helps you recover faster and helps the body recover from your workouts. Some take it and some don't, read up on it and see if it is for you.

      I take whey protein 30 mins before lifting and 30 mins after. If you are trying to get mass, then load up on the carbs.

      If you want muscle and definition, then load up more on protein.

      Lifting is my passion in life, just like martial arts....

      Good luck!
       
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    6. orbiter12

      orbiter12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/03/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud club
      Care to link any reputable articles mentioning the negative side effects of creatine?
       
    7. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      read up on the web, plenty of stuff there. I am not advising or not advising, it's your choice if you take it or not.
       
    8. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      I stopped taking creatine and powdered types protein for my blood work came back showing stage one kidney failure. First thing my GP ask if I was on creatine or protein suppliments which I was. Stopped taking all suppliments and my levels all came back to normal. I am 70 years young with 17 inch arms, 44 inch chest and 34 inch waist but as you age your organs cant handle some of the muscle building suppliments. Now I eat a clean diet with plenty of natural protein and have not noticed any difference in size or performance in the gym. Read the lable on some of the whey protein and there are many additives in most. Also I have not ever noticed any difference in my T with any suppliments but never hear my T when working out....Not bragging about my body stats but age is no excuse to be out of shape and not have muscle mass..
       
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    9. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Keep remaining young my friend.....I follow that lifestyle myself.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated.
       
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    11. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      You are very welcome, I started out as a very skinny young kid and learned the ropes in the gym and was very respected by some of the pro lifters in the gym. I naturally gave back in the gym, as i do here and trained and mentored kids that were skinny and those that had a hard time gaining muscle.

      If you have any questions, feel free to ask...
       
    12. hans799
      Mellow

      hans799 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      I take 5 grams of creatine a day, plus whey for protein, plus a few other supplements (NAC, Omega 3, and a joint protector). My T seems to be trending downwards, very slowly (over months), and in a zigzag pattern (for example I'm having a bad day right now, that's why I'm here...).

      So for me personally, these supplements are neutral or slightly beneficial tinnitus-wise.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
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      Loud Music and being dumb
      @fishbone. What kind of work out routine you do? I’m doing low weights and high reps at the moment to properly learn the techniques. Once I feel comfortable I think I might up my lift weight.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      @hans799. I’ve read a report once (forgot where though) that creatine could be beneficial for Tinnitus and inclusive with the excersize as well. I know for one when I do work out, my T does slightly go up(maybe due to inflammation) then after I take a cold bath to cool things down and later on my T settles down.

      Also I’ve adapted to the plant based diet as well. I feel more energy and less bloated since I’ve switch. So all my protein shakes I take are plant based. Vega makes a good shake full with protein and vitamins.
       
    15. hans799
      Mellow

      hans799 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      @EatMoTacos
      Like everything about this wonderful condition, exercise's impact is also variable. For me, exercise turns it down actually, for hours. Plus exercise makes me feel good and eliminates anxiety, so I care even less about T.

      In a way T has been a benefit. It makes me exercise regularly. Like a slavedriver from hell, but effective. :)
       
    16. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Low weights/high reps are great. They build that lean muscle. I use to do heavy weights/low reps to build that mass. On top of that I use to consume carbs to pack on that mass as well. Now, its mostly a decent amount of weights and more reps/sets.

      I train everyday, in my martial arts and my lifting. It keeps my mind/body/soul young and keeps me moving forward in life.

      I use to train up and coming lifters in the gyms and just guided them :)

      I always make friends with the bodybuilders, in the gyms i trained/train at. So it's been a way of life for me and that will never stop :)
       
    17. Steve
      Creative

      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I've stripped back what I take, to cut out as much of the additives and artificial rubbish as I can.

      For protein I take whey isolate (unflavoured), hemp protein and have Pulsin bars as a snack - they aren't massively high in protein but they taste good and are all natural. I have liquid egg whites too but they sometimes cause bloating, which could be down to the shelf life as they are in 1 kilo packs and don't store well for long after opening.

      I also have a powder with lots off green stuff, full of superfoods. It tastes pretty nasty so I mix it with the hemp which also doesn't taste great. Combined it still doesn't taste great but it gets them both down the hatch in one go.

      Never taken creatine but I do have unflavoured BCAA powder. That stuff tastes rancid but you get used to it after a while so that it just tastes horrible :) - thinking of cutting it out though to see if glutamate reduction will make a difference to my tinnitus.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      I used to feel super bloated and heavy when I used to eat meat and dairy for years, until one day I decided to stop and one thing at a time. All of sudden my bloating stopped when I switched to a plant based diet and I feel so much better. My head feels lighter and I’m always feeling refreshed and full with energy. I only eat meat once a week and definitely have noticed a huge change in my body.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      Yeah I feel the same. Since I have T I’ve been super active almost always.
       
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    20. Yugal Rai
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      Yugal Rai Member

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      If any of you heavy weight lifters are still active out there, I want to know if taking creatine, caffeine and protein supplements can spike your tinnitus? Or is it just me... Spike of my tinnitus isn't that intense but I can certainly feel the increase in my head.

      When I take my pre-workout, my mind and body gets pumped, and I'm eager to start lifting (as usual before the start of tinnitus) but when I start lifting heavy weights, I can feel like my head is getting light, and annoyingly my tinnitus spikes so bad, but luckily it goes down when I stop lifting...
       
    21. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Having a spike due to a fitness/weight lifting routine is not out of the norm. I use a simple whey protein and it does not give me problems at all. I do not take creatine and I do not touch caffeine either.

      I have tried variety of supplements that been on the market over the years and I found out that a simple quality whey protein just works fine. We are all different so always read about the supplement you are taking and know as much as you can about it.

      I base my answers based on my experience, you make your own choices on what you take or don't take :)
       
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    22. hans799
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      hans799 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      Creatine and protein don't affect my tinnitus. Caffeine sometimes does give it a bit of a spike which goes away by next morning.

      The workout itself seems to temporarily quieten one noise (though not all) of my tinnitus orchestra.

      I think what you describe is blood pressure related. That lightness of head is likely to be a sign of abnormal blood pressure, which in turn can definitely affect tinnitus.
       
    23. dayma
      Swamped

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      Pre-workout, post-workout, Creatine, and protein supplements really do not effect me negatively. The intensity of my lifts can temporarily modulate my tinnitus but it gets back to baseline pretty quick.
       
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      EatMoTacos
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      EatMoTacos Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music and being dumb
      I know this post is old but do you still take pre-workout supplements or any additional pump nitric oxide when you work out?

      Currently I’m taking these:
      For vitamins:
       
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