List Everything You Have Tried for Tinnitus

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    1. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      List all the things you have tried for tinnitus. Drugs, supplements, treatments, therapies, diet adjustments, EVERYTHING!

      Mention if some of it made you better or worse.
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

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

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Maskers helped at early onset and used them for quite a while.
      Now duel purpose hearing aids.
      Effexor medication .
      Sound therapy helped when had trouble sleeping.
      ....lots of love glynis
       
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    3. CapedCrusader2
      Inspired

      CapedCrusader2 Member

      Location:
      Pennsylvania, US
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress/Anxiety
      Mine is anxiety-induced so I'm on Lexapro and I use melatonin to help sleep. :)
       
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    4. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      Excellent idea for a thread. I will write my list when I will feel a little better. People should write on top of the list the cause of their T, or "cause unknown". Where the cause is unknown, they should write about the circumstances in which T emerged, if they do not mind doing so ("I was very stressed, or "I was happy, nothing noteworthy ", etc)
       
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    5. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      Antidepressant upped a little. Helped.
      Sound enrichment. Did not help.
      Melatonin. Helped.
      Combination b12, magnesium, b6, co enzyme q10, omega 3, zinc. Helped.
      Lavender spray. Did not help.
      Cut out caffeine, salt, sugar. Did not help.
      Eat more blueberries, cucumber, celery inflammation healing foods. Helped.
      Relaxation regular through day. Helped.

      Or may just feeling that I am doing something is what has helped me most.
       
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    6. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      Cause: Noise-induced
      Sleeping pills: Nitrazepam and valerian. Helped me a lot the two first weeks.
      Supplements: Magnesium, b12, zinc, b6, b3. Helped some.
      Diet change: Stopped drinking milk and everything with calcium. More water and fruit. Reduce of caffeine/salt/sugar intake. Maybe it helped. I don't know.
       
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    7. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      Hearing aid w/tinnitus maskers,at times helps.seroquel-not sure it helps but makes me sleep..xanax-helps relax me a tad bit for anxiety.magnesium-seems like it helps a tad.so many OTC stuff that didn't help.splint for tmj -didn't help.predisone-helped quiet it for a day here n there.neurotin-cant tell if it's helping or not.detoxing my body for a month by a chiropractor seemed like I got a day here n there.cut out caffeine-didnt really help.masker by bed-helps relaxe some.thymex zinc,5htp and tons of stuff didn't help from health food store .mobic for inflammation helped at times.counling for depression. Phycaitrist for depression /anxiety/panic -gave me seroquel to help stabilize moods ,that's where I'm at now.not sure what caused mine for sure.had a tca chemical peel and T started a week later.but I also had what doctors said could be an inner ear infection ,I was under alot of stress before that,I got tmj.and neck issues all around the 1-3 week period before peel.so not sure.also worked in factory for 23 years (I wore protection though).
       
    8. jerryjerry

      jerryjerry Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Cipralex - helped a lot
      Massage - dont help
      Exercise - help a little sometime
       
    9. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Too much stuff to list, would get boring.
      Bottom line, time, light exercise and a warm bath (maybe a hammam actually) help a bit.
       
    10. hartje5
      Wishful

      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      Xanax and Valium - helps (no solution, addiction, don't go there)
      Remeron - helps (makes me sleep and eat)
      Hypnotherapy - helps (effect on mood, lasts only for a day)
      Masking - helps sometimes (but can be annoying)
      Eating crispy food - helps (but makes me fat)
      Eating ice cream - helps (but makes me fat)
      Meditation - helps (should be done daily, I need more discipline)
      Getting a foot massage - helps (can't get enough of them)
      Reading succes stories - helps (gives me hope)
      Taking a walk - helps (releases tention)
      Crying - helps (releases tention)
      Reading and writing in English - helps (keeps my mind busy)
      Night fall - helps (somehow T. seems less intrusive in the evening, depression lifts)
      Taking a bath - helps (makes me relaxed, sometimes lowers T.)
      Venting - helps (I'm not the bottling up type)
      Watching my children grow up - helps (I love them so)
      Watching my husband - helps (I love him so)
      Petting my dog - helps (he's really cute)

      Zink - doesn't help
      Magnesium - makes it worse
      Melatonin - makes it worse
      Stressing out - doesn't help
      Despair - makes it worse
      Candy - make it worse
      Fear - makes it worse
      Depression - makes it worse
       
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    11. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      I sacrificed a goat, but it didn't help :(



      On a more serious note, I only visited doctors and took their advice. So, I took prednisolon for a couple of days and I'm not sure if it did anything. Other than that, I try to get into habits which are always good, such as eating healthy food, exercising, relaxing regularly and trying to get into a flow while working on something and forgetting about everything else.
       
    12. 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.
      Im not going to list all the supplements I took with no noticible results. Things that helped me the most was xanax, valium and ambien to sleep. I bought a neuromonics sanctuary on Ebay like an mp3 player that helped and I play nature sounds on my chromebook from youtube to sleep very helpful.
       
    13. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      Sedatives - no effect, immune
      Remeron - no effect, i'm immune to sedatives
      Vicodin - no effect, i'm immune to sedatives
      SSRIs/SNRIs - zombify me so I don't care about tinnitus, but it's still there
      CBT - no effect
      Talk therapy - no effect
      Institutionalization in mental hospital - made me extremely depressed
      Masking - no effect - tinnitus cuts right through
      Eating- no effect
      Listening to music - makes me extremely depressed
      Drinking alcohol - no effect
      Drinking caffeine - no effect
      Intense exercise - no effect
      Stretching - no effect
      Taking a walk - makes me sad, especially if it's in the quiet woods
      Reading - impossible, makes me angry
      Writing - impossible, makes me angry
      Taking a bath - makes it worse
      Venting - makes me angry
      Dietary supplements - no effect
      Diet changes - no effect
      Playing video games - no effect
       
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    14. Vinnitus
      Bookworm

      Vinnitus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I put hot sliced bread onto my ears as advised by a 14th century doctor. Unfortunately it didn't seem to help, but seeing the current status of available (effective) treatments after about 600 years, it was worth a try.
       
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    15. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I find getting absolutely hammered to be the only way to reliably reduce symptoms. It has some complications though.

      It's truly impossible to say if anything helps at all. It's unlikely that anything does.
       
    16. Hammerhead
      Musical

      Hammerhead Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1981
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud rock bands and concerts
      The most effective thing I've tried is reading a big paperback book called ototoxic drugs.
      Through this Ive learned that many over-the-counter and prescription medicines I have taken can aggravate my tinnitus, and that some meds can actually cause hearing loss. This has been a great place to start for me.
      Lately Ive actually listened to the advice of many people that my noise-induced hearing loss could possibly be a cause for my tinnitus, and that wearing hearing aids to create a normal sound spectrum entering my ears can cause my mind to acclimate to the new sound and reduce the tinnitus.
      For me this does work when I am diligent about wearing the hearing aids frequently.,..... and in the meantime is a great help to understand conversation in the midst of the ear ringing.
      I have often wondered what my hearing test audiograph would look like if I had no tinnitus..... meaning how much of the notch in my high-frequency hearing is because the ringing gets in the way of my test.....even with their pulsed test tones.
      I am trying to accept the fact that with all my efforts the tinnitus to as I have now is part of my hearing, and my audio graph represents the reality of what I can accurately hear today.
       

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