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. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
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    2. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
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    3. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      I'm going to try this as soon as I'm off the prednisolone.
       
    4. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      On Friday last week I took 10mg of Melatonin before bed. I woke at some point in the night, or so I thought as it was still dark. Thinking it was still early in the night I took another 10mg.

      Transpires it was closer to getting up than I thought. That day I noted my tinnitus was very quiet.

      So I did the same for the next 4 days, with the same result. Anyone who knows me knows my tinnitus is raging with several noises at the same time. Only side effect I've noted is in the morning I have quite loose bowel movements and pains in my stomach. Last night I skipped the tablet but took one when I woke up. My tinnitus is back but not as bad. I plan to resume tonight and see how tomorrow is.

      Have I discovered my own temporary fix? Anyone with similar experience? Any warnings?
       
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    5. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      No melatonin for me. I have never had so awful nightmares. I am rather awake.
       
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    6. GSC
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      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      No warnings to Melatonin, just that maybe 10mg is way too much to take for a month and if you have high blood pressure or diabetes, then you're advised to not take it. I would lower your dosage and maybe then you can take it for a month and then cycle off, so you don't get dependent on it.
       
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    7. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      It's not a question of being dependent as such @GSC, it's more about the relief it's brought me. I've read an adult safe dose can be as high as 30mg.
       
    8. GSC
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      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Well, let's put it this way, if melatonin is really a protection from further noise induced damage then you, my friend, are heavily protected. LOL. Just make sure you monitor your blood pressure either way... just to be on the safe side.
       
    9. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Well my plan seems to be failing with my tinnitus starting to rage today.

      Wonder if a few days off the Melatonin would help?
       
    10. Rohov Dmytro
      Batty

      Rohov Dmytro Member

      Location:
      Kyiv
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Can tinnitus start from melatonin? Mine started with some bad nights of sleep and taking melatonin.

      Two months after tinnitus I've taken one more pill and it got (maybe) worse during night.

      Thoughts?
       
    11. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      No. Melatonin is something you already have in your body.
       
    12. Mike T

      Mike T Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dont Know Just Appeared
      After I was taken off a course of prednisolone at the onset of my tinnitus I was desperate to find something to replace it. Melatonin really helped me with sleep. It does give you very weird dreams but much better than having no sleep. Not using it now.
       
    13. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      Melatonin is what we already have in our body but I can't sleep because the tinnitus is so LOUD AND HIGH PITCHED.
       
    14. NAUTICA

      NAUTICA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01 15/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      I was told by an ENT that taking Melatonin supplements might make the ringing worse. Is this true?
       
    15. Helheim
      Stressed

      Helheim Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      Wasn't the case for me. If anything, it helps me sleep and that makes the T a little better sometimes.
       
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    16. Arseny
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      Arseny Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly from problems with blood flow
      I don't think it really works on protecting your hearing even from minor events.

      I was given a steroid skin cream that has Gentamicin in it (1 mg per 1 g).
      I used 5 mg of Melatonin 1 hour before application in the morning and applied a lit bit of the cream on affected skin.
      By the evening I started noticing that tinnitus started getting through some of the environmental noises and music.
      I took another 5 mg of Melatonin in the evening and a bit later reapplied skin cream.

      In the morning I noticed another high frequency tone in left ear that pierces through everything while not being extremely loud (meaning it's audible because of hearing loss) and pain hyperacusis to some sound like water from the faucet reappeared.

      This is horrible. I used all kinds of ototoxic medications and antibiotics before and lived tinnitus free live.

      Don't tell me this is "spike because of stress". I didn't have any stress and I already had horrible ototoxic reaction to antibiotic in February so I know precisely how it feels.
       

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