Is Magnesium Making Tinnitus Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Skydra, Jan 4, 2015.

    1. Skydra

      Skydra Member

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      I started taking magnesium (AKA known as Natural Calm) back in October. Since then I had worsening T. I don't know if it's due to indoor allergies, worsening of TMJ disorder (I'm a sleep clencher.), response to natural calm, or all of the above.
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    2. Jesse Pinkman

      Jesse Pinkman Member

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      Well, you never know with T. Its so random. But from what Ive heard magnesium is supoused to have the oposite effect...
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    3. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Magnesium is generally considered neuroprotective. But if you think it's causing your tinnitus to get louder, then stop it for a month or even permanently. I would not continue taking anything that I thought might be worsening my noise.

      Here is a link for magnesium, uses and side effects:

      And here is a good thread on it from the forum:

      There are other threads also on Tinnitus Talk. Just type "magnesium" into the search box, located in the upper right hand corner.
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    4. Paromita

      Paromita Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, maybe dental and facial nerve
      I think CALM contains MSG, not good for T I a bit of research...
    5. Zorro!

      Zorro! Member

      Ah, no, Natural Calm does not contain MSG. Natural Calm in simply magnesium citrate (via citric acid and magnesium chloride). Any claim to the contrary is simply a regurgitated Internet myth. A little research would reveal that. ;)

      Magnesium is a great supplement that comes in many forms. Some of those forms don't agree with people, which has nothing to do with MSG (or "hidden MSG" or "free glutamates" :rolleyes:). The beauty of magnesium is that a person can usually find a form of it that agrees with them. There's citrate, glycinate, oxide, taurate, malate, orotate, chloride, etc. etc. In fact there are probably more forms of magnesium available to the consumer than any other supplement on the store shelf. Suffice to say MSG shouldn't be found in any of these forms of magnesium.
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    6. hartje5

      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      I've found magnesium to give me a spike too. If I take it, the next day my T. is worse.
    7. Qw2

      Qw2 Member

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      Calm magnesium?
      Yes! Thanks Skydra for the question regarding Calm Magnesium and Tinnitus. I started taking Calm which was fine but then added a spray on magnesium and now I have a foghorn in my ear that is relentless.
    8. gs158

      gs158 Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perhaps a combination of headphone problems and supplements
      Similarly, my tinnitus started around the time I started taking this magnesium supplement to try to sleep better. Did the tinnitus eventually clear up for you? I'm tempted to start taking it again because it is supposed to calm the body down.
    9. Karen

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I've been taking magnesium for several years now. At first, I took Natural Calm, then switched to magnesium chloride tablets, which don't cause bowel problems. I also tried the spray form of magnesium, but it made my skin prickle, so I decided not to keep using it.

      I currently use magnesium glycinate, which really agrees with me. It doesn't cause any bowel problems, and is calming.

      I think it's a good idea to try different types of magnesium until you find one that is agreeable for you.
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    10. Florida John

      Florida John Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, and possible head trauma
      What about the salt content in magnesium? I hear a lot of talk about avoiding or reducing salt in diet as it is not good for T, Does Magnesium have alot of salt? sure taste like it, anyone want to chime in on this? Good Luck everyone!
    11. Ben In SD

      Ben In SD Member Benefactor

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Natural Hearing Loss
      Everyone is different, but I started taking Magnesium and noticed a considerable spike in my T at night.
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    12. Crath

      Crath Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      deaf, depression
      For a year I took Magnesium CALM with boiling water, no problem with it. I still have tinnitus (booming since 1997). This year I joined Magnesium Truth FB. The moderator said that Mag Glycinate is good one, must be in capsule pill. Tablet has many fillers in it and its no good.
      At first I bought Solray brand 100mg per capsule, took two before bed. I slept thru the night. I increased to 4 capsule, started to have bowel problem but not too bad. At the end of the month, I ran out of that brand and ordered Dr Natural brand which is cheaper and little smaller than the Solray capsule. Took one cap (245mg), didn't sleep thru the night and my Tinnitus started to grind noise. A week later I added more, taking two caps. Boy I couldn't sleep thru the night and my tinnitus got worst loud grinding and worst bowel. For 13 days!!! It was horrible!
      I decided to get L-Trypotphan to sleep thru the night. That didn't help. I stopped taking glycinate and take only Trypotphan. Slept thru it but woke up with horrible headache. That really sucks.
      I just wondered why Solray is better than Dr Natural brand. Solray has Mg Sterate in it. I just wish the tinnitus go away at bedtime!
    13. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      I can't take any form of magnesium, it's spike's up my spike.
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    14. cspc

      cspc Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Beware of Magnesium Citrate and even any form of magnesium. Beware of the medicine you take also.


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