Magnesium Reduces Hyperacusis?

Discussion in 'Support' started by bluebrain, Jul 20, 2016.

    1. bluebrain

      bluebrain Member

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      Hi, I eat alot of broccoli and extra magnesium tablets, and I feel a big difference in my hyperacusis. Someone else with the same experience?
       
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    2. Sen
      Caffeine

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      October, 2012.
      I took magnesium citrate for a long time and it didn't do anything to help me. Waste of money.
       
    3. Irish

      Irish Member

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      01/2016
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      Loud music from nightclub
      It's hard to say, I think you have to hit it from all sides, supplements, regular exercise, sleep, good clean diet, relaxation techniques, collectively I think all of this can reduce H but resolve it? Probably not.
      The one I haven't really tried enough yet is using white/pink/brown noise daily, I've dabbled in it but not in a structured way really.
      My H is not severe and I can generally tolerate it ok on most days, but I would of course like to be rid of it or reduce it more and I think the white/pink/brown noise apps are the missing link, that hopefully will bring me from 20/25% reduction in H, to 50% or 75% or even eliminate it completely, here's hoping.
       
    4. Sara_Bond
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      Sara_Bond Member Benefactor

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      France
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      28.10.2015
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      Noise exposure
    5. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

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      Probably sound, though never proven
      I think the placebo effect is often what is really at work with a lot of these supplements. That's not meant as a negative BTW. It can work as a form of management, and if it does for anyone they should pursue it and not think too hard about it.
       
    6. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

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      Utah
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      02/18/2015
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      Acoustic Trauma/Vascular
      I take magnesium all the time as a neuro supplement and to help relax tight muscles. In general, it is needed in the body to calm and over-excited nervous system. So, from that super basic standpoint, it could be beneficial for some forms of hyperacusis.

      I haven't seen an effect on hyperacusis directly but then again I have not experienced hyperacusis nearly as frequently as I used to.

      Who knows? I know that magnesium is good for the inner ears and brain health in general, so I would say stay on it at a supplementary level in any case.
       
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    7. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

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      What form of mg are you taking?
       
    8. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

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      02/18/2015
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      Acoustic Trauma/Vascular
      @valeri

      It's called OptiMag Neuro. It's an mg supplement designed to cross the blood brain barrier. You may need to get this via prescription; I am not sure if it is available off the counter.
       
    9. dana yaks

      dana yaks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/13/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      head injury hyperacusis and migraine too
      "Hi, I eat alot of broccoli and extra magnesium tablets, and I feel a big difference in my hyperacusis. Someone else with the same experience?"

      Yes! My huperacusis is from head injury... It has been 24-7 and severe for over 2 years, and occurs in absence of migraine (also have mild tinitus from time to time, but that's mostly with fatigue or migraine).
      But I found that I need to take a supplement of ... ideally 400 mg a day, but i have trouble tolerating that (GI symptoms, helped by increase fiber) and so 266 mg some days (worked with magnesium alone, but switched to calcium, magnesium, zinc per GI doc rx for side effects).

      It's not a placebo effect - e.g. did not get same results with: imipramine, topamax (helped much more with light sensitivity, but i couldn't tolerate it), botox, lisinoprel (which helped with migraine, but i couldn't tolerate it), beta blockers, or migraine rescue meds.
      If you take supplements, talk with your doc first. Magnesium interacts with certain meds, decreases the effectiveness of certain meds, and you can accumulate too much and have problems.
      FYI - i found that less than these minimum doses didn't really work (still really impaired). When I withdraw it (like fasting for colonoscopy and had to skip for 3 days) my symptoms worsen. Not placebo because I didn't realize why it was worse at first, until i remembered i had stopped the magnesium.

      Nothing works for everybody. And see a doc to monitor levels/side effects/interactions.
       
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    10. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      Intracellular magnesium function probably has a lot to do with the severity of hyperacusis and all sorts of other sensory disorders, because magnesium opposes glutamate which is a fundamental part of excitatory nerve function.

      The connection between dietary magnesium and intracellular magnesium is incredibly complicated, though.
       

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