Cortisol Supplement

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Larry OT, Nov 15, 2014.

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    1. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      My tinnitus was gearing up for a takeover and I was gonna reach for anxiety med I promised I would not be taking again, but went to my cabinet and took one of each of these and it helped quite a bit. My tinnitus settled down a bit and so did my nerves. Hey it's more healthy than lorazepam!

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      One is phosphatidylserine and the other is "Cortisol Manager" which is made by Integrative Theraputics. Amazon has it.
       
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    2. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Are these free available or only on prescription?
       
    3. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @Codaz
      They are not percription. These are natural supplements. They helped calm me and when my tinnitus was low it helped. When my tinnities is loud it didn't do much but it still had some calming effect.
       
    4. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Which meds had a negative influence on your T (or started it) ?
      Do you have any hearing loss on the audiogram?
       
    5. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I really believe that cortisol is a key component to the fluctuations in our t. Also, along with overfiring of excitatory neurotransmitters, hormonal and adrenal levels play a huge role in brain chemistry surrounding t.
       
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    6. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      One of the neurologists got my cortisol level checked . I had never heard about it before. Does it have any connection with T ?
       
    7. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      Isnt cortisol the hormone that floods the body when faced with a strongly stressful situation? along with the adrenaline.
      anyone.....please?

      would great stressful situation cause the t to go up? and when i say sressful i mean fear from a pyysical menacing situation which also involves a lot of screaming and threatening.......?
      anyone?
       
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    8. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Yes, it is.
      Stress and cortisol go hand in hand. I believe cortisol plays a part with tinnitus, but not the whole picture.
       
    9. dh42

      dh42 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      I had a doctor tell me that blood pressure is correlated with cortisol. In other words, if your blood pressure is normal, your cortisol levels are probably fine. If your blood pressure is high, your cortisol probably is too.
       
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    10. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      My blood pressure is always good.
      120/80
      My cortisol is always high.
       
    11. amandine

      amandine Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      july 2014
      @Larry OT

      I just dont get it. Please explain it to me - sorry for being so dumb about this.
      Cortisol is released when stressed along with adrenaline. This makes us ready for flight or fight.
      So this affects T ...if too much it is said it can cause T. or aggravate it. So when those elememts disappear then the T gets better or reduces....
      So how can taking cortisol help when it is produced thru stress which is either a cause or an aggravator of T?
      How does taking cortisol supplement calm you down when it is there to speed us up?

      So confused about this....please can you explain it to me....thanks
       
    12. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @amandine
      The cortisol supplement is a aid to help reduce cortisol. It's call cortisol control.
      Never tested blood after before and after taking it but I do notice a calmer feeling.
      When my T is raging, it doesn't help.
      Only when T is mild did it help mellow it out a bit.
       
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    13. dh42

      dh42 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Which method/test did you use to measure your cortisol?
       
    14. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      @dh42
      I had blood test. They have a specific test for cortisol.
       
    15. dh42

      dh42 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      The reason I ask is there are saliva tests for cortisol, but the blood test you had is more accurate.
       

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