Ginkgo Biloba

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Piper, Jun 25, 2013.

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If you have taken Ginkgo Biloba, did it help your tinnitus?

  1. I noticed an improvement in my tinnitus

    38 vote(s)
    9.7%
  2. I did not notice any improvement

    203 vote(s)
    51.8%
  3. I do not know if it helped (e.g. took other supplements at the same time)

    114 vote(s)
    29.1%
  4. I think my tinnitus got worse due to taking it

    37 vote(s)
    9.4%
    1. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I took Gingko Biloba a long time ago and it did not work, it did nothing.
       
    2. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      @Juan -- I tried it as well, what appeared to be a high quality extract. Made my tinnitus worse--consistently.
       
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    3. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I have tried a couple of medications, supplements etc and really nothing helps a lot. My guess is many of us take the drugs just to think we did all that was in our hands in order not to worsen our H, T or our hearing.

      The only two meds that did something, although very minor impact were paroxetine (very low dose), and deflazacort after a very loud noise exposure (and this has to be taken when there is still a lot of pressure, tension etc inside the ears, as soon as possible). When the pain, pressure, etc start to subside it is too late for deflazacort.

      Prednisone did not work at all, did nothing.

      Vitamins and supplements.. most of them did nothing.

      A couple of my friends are doctors and they dont really know what to advise. From their viewpoint, anti-inflammatories, anti deppresants, SSRIs and all that.. they either work or dont work. Apparently they work for some people and not for others and it all comes down to a matter of trial and error, as un-scientific as that. Keep trying till you find the right medication.
       
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    4. acute
      Depressed

      acute Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music. Stress, long taking meds ?
      What is the recommended dose of Ginkgo Biloba 120mg? One or two pills a day?
       
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    5. AVIYT
      Wishful

      AVIYT Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregabalin
      Ginkgo Biloba does nothing for me as well. I'm not even sure it helps with its supposed memory benefits, as my memory is terrible since Pregabalin. I lose my keys and recently my credit card hasn't been found at all. Just gone.
       
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