Does Folic Acid Help or Cause Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by MarkSmith, Apr 26, 2015.

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    1. MarkSmith

      MarkSmith Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/24/2015
      I've had tinnitus intermittently for a few months, generally getting better. It's been nearly gone for a week. Today I took 600 mg. of folic acid, the first time in two weeks, and a few hours later tinnitus recurred/returned.

      Anyone here found that folic acid 300 mg. to 600 mg. causes tinnitus or makes it worse?

      http://www.ehealthme.com/ds/folic+acid/tinnitus
       
    2. Donsorel

      Donsorel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2008
      Two months ago I went to a Doctor to find the cause of the Tinnitus. He made me take folic acid and lamictal, wich I used two weeks having my tinnitus increased like never before. I don't know wich one of them was, but since then the T is terrible. I did blood test before and after and the folic acid had increased from 11ng/ml to 20ng/ml. Perhaps thats the cause...
       
    3. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Wow. That's interesting. I wouldn't have thought it would affect T one way or the other. I suppose it all depends on where the T is coming from and everyone's T could be coming from different places eg, brain, inner ear etc
       
    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      It has zero impact on my tinnitus, but who knows.
       
    5. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      I've taken folic acid during my 3 pregnancies and in my case, I didn't have any increase...
       
    6. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      The OP was back in April and that was the last time he was logged on. I think he meant micrograms mcg instead of milligrams mg.

      I've only seen folic acid supplements in "mcg". The recommended dosage on webmd for an adult is 400 mcg:

      http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/getting-enough-folic-acid-topic-overview
       
    7. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      @Donsorel ...What dosage did your doc put you on?
       
    8. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Folic acid is no good. Try folate.

      http://chriskresser.com/folate-vs-folic-acid/
       
    9. Donsorel

      Donsorel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2008
      @jimH two tablets of 5mg (10 mg). I don't know if it's a lot :dunno:
       

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