Finding Commonalities in Sufferers

Discussion in 'Support' started by David J, Jan 1, 2014.

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    1. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

      Location:
      Kent, Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      What with all of the research and reading I've done on Tinnitus, I've seen few comprehensive study results in which researchers simply tried to find commonalities in suffers. Commonalities that may have either initiated the onset or maintain the symptoms. I have to believe that a carefully crafted survey might reveal some really beneficial link?

      While recently researching artificial sweeteners I discovered that the one most widely used was found when it first hit the market to coincide with a spike in brain cancer. Although a direct link could not be found, and thus could not preclude the future sale of this artificial sweetener. It made me think, because I happen to drink a diet soda almost exclusively (I drink little else).

      I wouldn't think that something as simple as an artificial sweetener would cause "T", but there are so many different possibilities that we may just consider extraneous stuff with no possible link. I am going on a low carb diet so I can't give up artificial sweeteners now, but I will try in the future.

      The real point here is that we may all benefit from more comprehensive simple studies and we should all be lobbying for them. Others thoughts or any info relative to this will be appreciated.
       
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    2. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      When you have T, everything causes or worsens T, at least in the mind.
       
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    3. Smoogle
      Wishful

      Smoogle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
      There was a poster on the Yuku board that had intrusive T for years, and it stopped entirely when they stopped using artificial sweeteners and eating foods with MSG.

      I don't think most of us would get that lucky with it, but I think MSG and salt temporarily spikes mine...
       
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    4. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

      Location:
      Kent, Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      That is Great stuff!! I mean the poster that quit artificial sweeteners and MSG and his "T" went away! Maybe there is something more universal to that? In any case, those are the kind of stories that could eventually lead us to a cure or at least provide relief to some with their "T" symptoms. Stranger things have happened. Really, there should be no stone left unturned in the search for relief!
       
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    5. Emily
      Badass

      Emily Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      I switched from diet mountain dew to regular mountain dew this summer. Ideally I should drink 0 soda I'm sure. But, anyway, the switch didn't help me. I do know though that MSG definitely spikes mine. I am trying to cut out all MSG and anything that says "natural flavors".
      I also pray more studies are done! It's seems ridiculous to me that in this day and age we can perform lung transplants but can't fix tinnitus!!
       
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    6. GMac14

      GMac14 Member

      Location:
      Edmonton
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 30, 2013
      Its so sad that more people don't care about tinnitus and frankly its because its not enough people have it. There are continuous amounts of research being poured into things like diabetes but not tinnitus. The most frustrating thing is being told that tinnitus isn't life threatening which is a HUGE misconception. While yes it doesn't kill you, it drastically effects your quality of life and leads to suicide for extreme cases. How is that not considered life threatening and will make people pay more attention to us?
       
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    7. Emily
      Badass

      Emily Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      ^^^^^
      Exactly. What will it take for people to care about all of us T sufferers?
       
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