I Would Like a Few People to Do a 1-Week Experiment with Me and Share the Results with the Forum

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

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    1. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Back a year ago I had 3 weeks of amazing emotional stability even though I had tinnitus. I mean it was beyond normal. I could listen to a song for a week and still enjoy it the same as I did the first day.

      Side note: This is interesting how the mind's emotions change and "adapt?". One day you like a song and then if you play it too much you can get sick of it. I asked a knowledgeable psychiatrist type person what are the chemical reactions that cause someone to like a song and then later they don't. He did not have an answer and this woman that was there thought it was a silly question.

      Back to my point. The way I did this was I had to prepare a week or two ahead. Everyday, I drank about 96 ounces of water a day. Walked about 3 miles on the treadmill at around 3 to 3.5 mph, can't remember the incline. Took 1.5mg Melatonin at 9 pm every night and probably benefited from some good weather. I woke up at the same time each day and went to bed at the same time (even on the weekends) which helped my circadian rhythm, hormones etc. My T actually seemed to drop a bit but my emotions were really good.

      Note: I benefited from having hearing aids and maskers though. I also took .25 mg klonopin a day but that shouldn't be part of this experiment. The thing that ended this in a bad way was when I took a supplement that totally worked the exact opposite of klonopin and screwed me up. (I was trying to withdrawal after years of this drug)

      Here is my idea for an experiment for those suffering with bad emotions:

      Drink lots and lots (yet make sure it's a safe amount) of water throughout the day
      Walk on the treadmill 3 miles a day
      Take .5mg melatonin 30 minutes before going to bed and turn the lights off (or lay down and read with the blue light blocker glasses) For example the Uvex S1933x orange glasses on Amazon. If you insist upon getting on your computer after taking melatonin, look into the free software called f.lux that can take out some of the light on computer screens that can be stimulating.
      Do not take naps.

      Here is the theory: Drinking lots of water helps the body function well. Even mild dehydration can cause mood problems. Cardio will help mood and benefit the body. Avoiding naps and taking melatonin for a week should set a good circadian rhythm as long as the proper wake up times and bedtimes stay the same. Blue blocking sunglasses should prevent blue light from affecting the circadian rhythm after melatonin is taken.

      I don't recommend taking melatonin for long periods of time, just as an experiment for a week to get the circadian clock in sync. After 7 days, we come back and share notes on how we handled T and how our emotions were on the seventh day. I apologize if this is a weird experiment. I am awfully exhausted right now so I am not sure if this is a good idea or not. If this idea is terrible comment below.

      The one flaw with me though is if I have a depressive episode, this whole plan will be ruined for me.
       
    2. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      Drinking too much water is no good, be careful with it.
       
    3. JasonP

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Okay,
      A guy said on WebMD to drink a half an ounce to an ounce of water a day for each pound you weigh. So when I say drink lots of water I mean don't go overboard. Always drink a safe amount. For example, if someone weights 100 pounds they could drink 50 ounces to 100 ounces a day. I am really sorry I did not state that.

      Hey @Markku or @Steve H, can you all change the water amount in my post to say drink a safe amount of water? Or if you all think this is a stupid post just delete it. I was really exhausted when I wrote it and am not even sure it is a good post.
       
    4. XDR

      XDR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Viral
      Better experiment would be simply to measure blood pressure how it affects Tinnitus. I strongly suspect that T is caused by damage the circulatory system into the ear. Change in blood pressure will change the level of T.

      Once that's confirmed, then devise an experiment to measure blood flow in the ear. I'm thinking using radio tracers in a MRI, I'm still kicking some ideas around. Unfortunately MRI has low resolution so not how how I can see arteries in MRI.
       

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