Ginger Root Reduced My Tinnitus Severity

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by Leodavinci, Oct 4, 2015.

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    1. Leodavinci
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      Leodavinci Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kansas
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I haven't seen a forum thread specifically addressing Ginger Root. I have had T for three months now. I am not sure what caused it but a week after onset I also got Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in one ear. I lost 25-30 db of hearing in my left ear for several low frequencies. I took oral corticosteroids for a week which may have helped. My hearing loss also may have simply improved spontaneously- which is what I most suspect. I recovered some hearing in my left ear and the hearing seems to have stabilized 6 weeks after onset and I am relieved. The advice for new T sufferers to just remain calm is a little too presumptuous. New T sufferers need to have the possibility of SSHL and other possible causes of T ruled out exhaustively by seeing an ENT immediately. Sudden hearing loss was modest in my case and I didn't notice it in my hearing - it came to my attention with an audiogram. Hearing loss can be much worse and permanent without fast treatment.

      I have been taking an all food multivitamin, 150-300mg of magnesium, 25mg of Zinc and 500 mg of ginger root for two months. I stopped all supplements for a couple of days and the T worsened noticeably - probably back to a baseline that the supplements had improved upon. I reintroduced Ginger Root pills for two days, at a dose of 540mg twice daily, and the T is back down to about 50% of regular intensity. I have a tonal T with a hiss as well as a sense of aural fullness. All of these symptoms have been much improved over the last 48hrs and I believe it is the Ginger Root reducing inflammation. This is a major relief for me. I use an organic Ginger root from Amazon; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001VVD04?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 but I think a non-organic pill would work just as well. Has anyone else tried Ginger root pills in this type of concentration? What do you think?
       
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    2. Hariz Nonis
      Sleepy

      Hariz Nonis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      I don't even know if I want to try any sorts of vitamins, do they really help?
       
    3. Leodavinci
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      Leodavinci Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Kansas
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Most nutritional supplements are not in the least bit dangerous at concentrations commonly found in a multivitamin. Ginger root is not in multivitamins but has well researched therapeutic effects. I think it's helping me but it will take some more time and experiments like withdrawing from it again to be sure. Ginger is a common food and spice in Asian cuisine although i wonder how much ginger in food compares in active ingredient content to the 1gram i take in pill form. Wish you luck. I think you can very safely take at least 1gram of ginger root pill a day.
       
    4. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      Ginger is a blood thinner so may have improved circulation generally.
      If you are not on blood thinners it will be quite safe.
       

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