Melatonin Might Be Beneficial, Especially in Preventing Hearing Loss?

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Markku, May 18, 2012.

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Do you take melatonin?

  1. Yes, daily

  2. Yes, every now and then

  3. No, and I'm not planning to

  4. No, but I'm thinking about starting

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    1. ACG
      Studious

      ACG Member Benefactor

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      2016
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      Not Sure
      @Ambassador, did you try the time release kind? I haven't yet, but it's supposed to help you stay asleep. The brand everyone seems to like is Natrol.

      @hans01 Glad to hear it helped and that you gave it another try. The first time I tried it I was convinced it spiked my T right after, but I think I was just having bad T anyway and it correlated. The next morning I woke up pretty refreshed and had a low T day.
       
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    2. hans01
      Artistic

      hans01 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, hearing loss, sinus infections, ... ?
      ACG yes, there is some improvement ;) It seems that I feel really best when I can sleep 9h, the few days I could last week I felt really good, also found the T less disturbing, but not easy to sleep 9h each night as I always wake up around 4AM and I don't always manage to sleep afterwards.
       
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    3. Ambassador
      Cool

      Ambassador Member

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      USA
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      June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss and lifetime noise exposure
      I have not tried the time release, fortunately, lately I am sleeping through the night with no problems and no longer take Melatonin. As far as lowering tinnitus, it never helped me.
       
    4. ACG
      Studious

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      2016
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      That's great! I tend to wake up a lot, so I've tried using the (non-time release) melatonin to help fall back asleep when I wake up at 3:00 in the morning. I'm not sure if it really lowered the tinnitus the next day or if the lower days after taking the melatonin were a coincidence.
       
    5. IvanRus

      IvanRus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity
      Do I understand correctly that melatonin is a serotonin antagonist
      Is it possible to take them at the same time? (at different times of day)
       
    6. hans01
      Artistic

      hans01 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
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      Stress, hearing loss, sinus infections, ... ?
      I finally stopped taking most supplements, even melatonine seems to worsen my sleep apnea, really strange, everything that makes me feel more relax and helps on the T side also makes me somewhat depressive (magnesium, melatonine, tryptophan, ...) so I'm taking as few as possible.
       
    7. Adzy
      Transparent

      Adzy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 18, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Middle Ear Infection
      I am taking Flavonoid Plus that seems to have inner ear building minerals and vitamins. There is a Flavonoid plus nighttime with 5mg of melatonin as the difference. 5mg is the amount you'll likely find on bottles and in the vitamin isle aand the recommended dose. I tried it for two nights. It made me feel more depressed and tired the next day and honestly made sleep worse for some reason. It did not work for me. Prescribed Clonozopram .05 is what I take at bedtime if anxiety is higher or if I need help going to sleep from the TT. I also take a regular multi-vitamin in the morning.
       
    8. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

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      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
       
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    9. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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    10. Mr Worried
      Dreaming

      Mr Worried Member

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      Ripped the tag off a mattress
      Try 0.5mg instead.

      I started taking 10mg a night when I first started using this, and it worked ok for the first few days. After a while it made me feel like I was on the verge of actual madness, and I stopped using it out of fear of losing my mind.

      I later realized that I was taking far too much at a time, and decided to cut it down. It works perfectly fine now, with no added madness or next day grogginess
       
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    11. Adzy
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      Adzy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 18, 2018
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      Middle Ear Infection
      @Bill Bauer and @Mr Worried . My apologies. I meant I took .05 and felt that way. So Ibwould likely have to go less than that even as both of you suggested. I may have ample melatonin at night cause I sleep fairly well, usually.

      I have started clonazepam again .05 at night. I started taking this years back when I had a chronic headaches and didn't know what was going on until I was diagnosed with severe tension headache. The clonozepam stopped the headaches on a slightly higher dose so I could cope to figure things out stress wise. At the time I had gained 50 lbs. And was starting a new company after just buying a house. And with my wife pregnant with second child. So, lots of stress. Once on the Clonozepam, I started to exercise daily, eventually got my first contract and after about 6 months weaned off the drug. It worked for my stress/anxiety which as you know, tinnitus can bring. I consider my acute case temporary based on my doctor and from what I've read, although the exact time-line remains to be seen. So I'm sticking with what works for me right now, knowing I can wean off of it and in the mean time get some sleep, not every night though, even with the clonozepam. But if Melotonin works for someone on a lower dose, I say go for it, each of us different. Atleast I know its a second option should I want a more natural dose. That said, Ive read doctors do not recommend this, while some do. I say, whatever helps get the sleep and keep the sanity until things get sorted. Thanks for your lower dose mention though. Good to know.
       
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    12. Tweaker
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      I've been taking melatonin again recently, along with valerian, hops and passion flowers tabs. The melatonin makes me feel dizzy the next day so not too keen on it. Helps only a little bit for sleep. Tinnitus no better. I take about 1.5 mg. Not a great fan but better than mirtazapine or sleeping tabs which I have almost completely stopped now.
       
    13. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

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      Try taking a quarter of that amount.
       
    14. ACG
      Studious

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      2016
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      Not Sure
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    15. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Tinnitus Since:
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      Melatonin is helping me
       
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    16. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

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      07/2016
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      Ototoxic earwax drops
      Same. I take low doses no more than 1mg and usually a lot less.
       
    17. George123

      George123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sinus flush
      I have had tinnitus for about 4-5 years now, and until recently NOTHING helped (then again, I also didn't actively seek 'treatment' or anything). My tinnitus is relatively mild, that is it's not overwhelming during the day, and at night I sleep with a fan on. That being said, of course it's annoying. My tinnitus is at about the same intensity, ALWAYS.

      With one exception.

      A few weeks ago I was taking Melatonin, 3mg, one of these chewable tablets. I took it for sleeping and didn't even think about the tinnitus. I had the tablet under my tongue as I go to bed.

      Suddenly I realize as I lied there (and this never happened before!) that my tinnitus is significantly reduced. Respective it subjectively felt much less intrusive. This was the only time I noticed that my tinnitus was reduced.

      I have so far not repeated this experiment since I don't think that Melatonin helps me sleep better or longer, so I simply don't have a reason to take Melat0nin. But it strongly suggests that Melatonin DOES help, at least in my case.
       
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    18. Robban
      Fine

      Robban Member

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      2002
      For how long can I take melatonin? I have been on it for 4 months.
       
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    19. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

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      I think they advise every few months you shoukd stop taking it for a week at least.
       
    20. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      is there a smokable form of melatonin?
       
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    21. Helheim
      Stressed

      Helheim Member Podcast Patron

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      Uh, why not just take a pill? It's cheap and easy.
       
    22. melbournejeremy
      Wtf

      melbournejeremy Member

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      Hi, I also found prescription melatonin 2mg had a definite reducing effect on my tinnitus. I think the hormone is not well understood and the way it works in the body is beyond just sleep. Many other processes are reliant on it.

      I mentioned in another thread that I think because there is no regulation of FDA supplements of melatonim it's good to actually get a prescription 2mg, called 'circadian'. At least this way you know that you are getting the real hormone.
       
    23. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

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      There’s no form of crack melatonin. :ROFL:
       
    24. George123

      George123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sinus flush
      Let me add something to my post a few posts above:

      I bought a batch of cheap 3mg tablets, which seem to be some Polish brand melatonin. )I did because this was the only type with 3mg and a large quantity per bottle, at a good price.). These taste like "absolutely nothing" and are not chewable, and I repeated my experiment 1-2 times but did not have success.

      I am speculating that this *could* be because these cheap melatonin tabs were not chewable and they did not dissolve slowly in the mouth, and I could also speculate that this weird brand may not even be melatonin, just some fake pills. (Judging since they have absolutely zero taste, like chalk). But of course only speculating here. I would need to test more with chewables but don't have any right not.
       
    25. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

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      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I have tried many brands of melatonin, over the years, and all of them tasted like chalk (while definitely having an impact on me, as far as making me feel sleepy).
       
    26. ACG
      Studious

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      2016
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      Not Sure
      The MidNite brand is cherry flavored and kind of tasty!
       
    27. Chris Robinson

      Chris Robinson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      various
      I am sure I read a peer reviewed journal that stated 10 mg had substantial benefit . I have definitely seen some improvement on that does level . Never heard about the diabetes side effect before.
       
    28. Chris Robinson

      Chris Robinson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
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      various
    29. Chris Robinson

      Chris Robinson Member

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      2014
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      various
      Sorry it was 4 mg Melatonin . Must be overdosing myself . I think the 10 mg dose level was for people with Congestive Obstuctive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD ) . Yes and there is a risk of Diabetes tin certain people
       
    30. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I'm taking 10mg pills purely to fall asleep and not noticing any impact on T. In fact it's not really helping me that much with insomnia either.
       

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