How Does Melatonin Affect Your Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Sep 26, 2016.

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

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      I was just curious what your experience was after taking melatonin.

      This is a study most of you probably already know but I will post it anyway about certain sub group of people having their tinnitus lowered with melatonin:
    2. glynis-harbron

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I started it on Friday again to help me sleep 2mg .
      Be nice if it calms down my ears but ears are full as crackle when swallow and feel a cold creeping on..
      .lots of love glynis
    3. LadyDi

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Florida, USA
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      Could be people's tinnitus gets lower when they are taking melatonin because its helping them sleep. Not sleeping causes anxiety which can cause T. But this is just a guess on my part. Also, in reading the abstract, it looks like people with low anxiety at baseline were more likely to have tinnitus lowered by melatonin, so that kind of shoots my theory.

      Melatonin definitely affects your brain chemistry, which could be another factor. It gives my way crazy dreams. Not to mention headaches. And it doesn't do much for sleep for me. Which is why I don't take it. But that's just my experience, others have success with melatonin. At least its inexpensive and doesn't require a prescription. But do tell your doc if you are taking it. It's pretty potent for a supplement.
    4. JasonP

      JasonP Member

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      I agree. It is quite potent for me and it takes effect pretty fast.
    5. Stephen1144

      Stephen1144 Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      gun noise
      Good information about Melatonin.

      Thank you!

    6. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus: idea.. unicorns?
      As others will suggest. It can sometimes help you sleep better which can aid in the perception of T being less.

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