Help with Supplements Please! What to Take, How Much to Take?

Discussion in 'Support' started by alicia_tina, Sep 5, 2016.

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    1. alicia_tina

      alicia_tina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 8, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Might be Ototoxicity or Unknown
      Hi fairly new to tinnitus, going on 4 weeks with it and while manageable at this time I have days where it really takes it toll on me, I started taking Ativan to calm me down but looking into something for depression and anxiety that can help me get through this, the Ativan seems to take the edge off a bit but I feel like it's not doing exactly what I need to feel normal again if that makes sense. Anyway, I am taking supplements but have no idea exactly what I need to take or how much I should take so I would appreciate any input of what supplements I should or shouldn't take and how much I should take of it.

      I have my story posted when I first signed up but basically I believe my issue is Ototoxicity no hearing loss and definitely not noise induced, ENT checked me out says everything looks good, hearing is better than normal, did a CT came back fine, did MRI and getting those results tomorrow.


      Anyway, below is what I currently take, would appreciate input please, I will be buying new supplements today but want to know exactly what to get instead of going in there and guessing and taking stuff I shouldn't. Thanks so much in adavaced! I greatly appreciate it!



      What I am currently taking:

      - Vitamin D3 1000IU (taken twice a day)
      - Vitamin E 400IU (taken up to 3 times a day)

      - Calcium, Magnesium, Zin (all in one)
      Calcium 333mg, Magnesium 133mg, Zinc 5mg (taken up to 3 times a day)

      - Super B-Complex which has the following in it: (taken up to 3 times a day)
      Vitamin C 150mg
      Thiamin 100mg
      Riboflavin 20mg
      Niacin 25mg
      Vitamin B6 2mg
      Folic Acid 400mcg
      Vitamin B12 15mcg
      Biotin 30mcg
       
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    2. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      I took every suppliment known to man and none of them seem to lower my T. I take a low dosage of xanax 3 times a day and it helps....Alot of folks on this forum think benzos are worst than heroin but it works for me and at low dosages people in general can wean off when ready with no problems....My dosage is 0.5 .......
       
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    3. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      Yep I have a cabinet full of pills to treat my tinnitus nothing helps. The only thing that lowers my tinnitus is a few glasses of beer before bedtime. Cheers. :beeranimation:
       
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    4. alicia_tina

      alicia_tina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 8, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Might be Ototoxicity or Unknown
      I feel like my T might be better because of what I am taking now. Before I took anything it was loud and I was so depressed and insane but with the supplements I feel like it is more manageable or it could just be the T doing that naturally I don't know. I just thought I'd get feedback from those taking stuff to see what's worth trying and what's not worth trying.

      I want to lower my T more and I read somewhere supplements can do that, I just don't know which supplement it was.

      I'm only one month in and willing to try anything right now. I don't know how my mom does it for 3 years and severe without doing anything changing her diet or anything at all and still going on about life like nothing. I wish I was as strong as her!
       
    5. alicia_tina

      alicia_tina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 8, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Might be Ototoxicity or Unknown
      Anyone has any input on supplements I would greatly appreciated! :)
       
    6. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      @alicia_tina

      Why so many supplements? The list you provided is pretty scary. Most of those you take only get flushed thru your system if not needed, a couple others (Thiamine 100mg & Biotin 30mcg) can build up in your system and create other issues. Vitamin C is fairly safe yet highly overused and as I say, ends up in your urine as waste. A real decent multi-vitamin made from as pure a product as possible would be more than enough in most cases to "babysit" normal health. Your best bet, and I cannot stress this enough, is a decent diet of fresh and nutritious foods. Cut down on fast foods, junk foods etc and snack better.

      I used to take many supplements when working out however much has been learned since then. Stomach and digestive track health is much more important. Most of us today suffer many unnecessary ailments due to poor diets. So hard not to with all the processed foods these days. What I use and really recommend to friends and family is a good probiotic. Basically it is the good bacteria our digestive system uses to break down foods and turn them into fuel for the body. Our digestive tracks today are LOADED with bad bacteria from poor diets. These little guys overtake the good guys and poof, you feel crappy, irritable, fatigue, sore, catch every bug going around etc etc. So I would recommend you at least research probiotics and possibly try them for a couple months. Everyone I know has felt vastly better in the long run. The boost of the good guys keep the bad guys in check and digest your normal foods much better.

      Should you decide to try probiotics for awhile, there are many on the market in capsule formulas that you take once daily. Most contain around 7 strains of good bacteria. The one I regularly use has 10 strains however there are some with 15 strains and possibly more today. You don't need to worry about getting the highest count of each strain. To begin with, the lower counts are easier to get used too. As long as you get 7 strains of the good guys or better, don't worry about how many of each of the good guys they claim are in them. The longer on the shelf, the more some of the good guys die off. So it's never really accurate but close. To begin with you may experience a bloated feeling and even flatulence. Thats quite normal and lets you know they are beginning to fight off the bad boys. Eating healthy and digesting properly is way better than supplements. Should your doctor or GP run bloodwork and tell you that you're low on something than take his or her advice and supplement if prescribed.

      Hope this helps a bit. Defiantly do some research on all of this. Keep us posted. You ARE what you eat!!

      Mike
       
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    7. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      I don't remember any supplement lowering my T for certain. I remember taking a supplement called "L-Theanine" and sometimes I thought after a certain amount of time of taking it that it might have lowered my T a little. It could have just been a placebo effect and been all in my mind. I understand your thinking...I tried a lot of supplements to but none that I tried got rid of the T.
       
    8. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
       
    9. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      That didn't come out right above lol. Any examples of good probiotics welcomed.
       
    10. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      A decent one to begin with is manufactured and sold here in Canada by Webber Naturals. Average cost for a 30 day supply is around $15.00 Canadian, and has 30 capsules taken once daily on an empty stomach if tolerated. You also can take any probiotic with food if it is easier on your system. A perfect starter probiotic and has 8 strains of the good bacteria with an average count of 30 Billion of the little critters. Depending on where you live and who has the market share on vitamins and supplements, you may or may not have heard of Webber Naturals. I just do not know for certain. You can also get probiotics in products such as Greens+. Greens+ Nourishing Superfood ( Original Formula) is a powdered formulation you mix with cold water and take once daily. Average price for a month supply here in Canada is $40.00 after taxes. This product contains more than just probiotics hence the increase in monthly cost but is beneficial in my non professional opinion. Don't rush out and buy the highest count probiotic and pay the highest price in the beginning. Start slow and low in case you decide to abandon this supplement. I know for a fact my system works better using probiotics, including better and softer bowel movements, healthier looking skin, less fatigue, etc. The good bacteria is what breaks down the food we consume and turn it into fuel. Unfortunately as I said before, our diets are very poor with all the processed foods we choose to consume. I am guilty of this. What makes me feel less guilty when I order a pizza is knowing I have good bacteria ready to fight the garbage in the product. They also ensure the bad bacteria from eating poorly do not overtake the good.

      Hope this information helps. This may or may not help you to feel better, stronger, less fatigued, less headaches and head colds, more energy in the long run from better digestion etc...... but worth looking into in my opinion. The better we feel, the easier it is to deal with issues with Tinnitus and anything else for that matter.

      Keep me posted on what you decide and any results.

      Mike
       
    11. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Please note. Probiotics are not for Tinnitus in any way shape or form. They are simply good bacteria to help your body digest foods properly and in the long run, just feel better daily. The better you feel, the easier it may be to deal with Tinnitus or anything else life throws at you??
       
    12. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      I agree probiotics help with overall wellness........

      But i do think they have a potential place for treating mental health issues and tinnitus with respect to the gut - brain connection.......
       

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