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    1. Jellica

      Jellica Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Since Oct 2015 this sound stared in my ear and did not really pay attention until it became more frequent and loud! Became concern and went to an ENT specialist. He proscribed Presnisone --it did nothing but bring on a lot a sweat and appetite! This was very uncomfortable! Next he tried Valium-10mgs. Started 12/31/15 @ 1 every 8 hrs. Had 2 doses so far as of January 1 2016 and honestly it helped! It is now day two. Will pay attention as I go along. The only side effect I felt were chills but they went away. I feel so relieved not having that loud sound in my ear. It was driving me crazy and did not allowed me to be myself! I fill so much better and happier knowing that healing is on the way. My only concern is what happens when the meds are finished-- does it come back? Really hope not! Feedback is welcome!
       
    2. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      Unfortunately, valium - and all similar drugs, usually called benzodiazepines - offer only temporary relief.
      As time goes by, you need a bigger dose to achieve the same effect and you don't want to mess around with valium for too long.
      At least that's what happen to the vast majority of cases out there.
       
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    3. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, @Jellica,

      I'm glad to hear that you've found some relief from your tinnitus, using Valium. Please be careful not to exceed the recommended dosage, as it can be addictive, and it can give you a foggy brain after awhile.

      I don't know if your tinnitus is permanently healed or not, but if it isn't, you will be OK. It takes some time to adjust to the ringing, but in time, many of us find that the sound no longer bothers us, and we can go on with our lives pretty much as normal.

      I'd say that you should consider Valium a short-term solution to the problem, but try other options for long-term relief. Some people find that following a healthy diet, limiting caffeine, chocolate, sugar, and alcohol, makes a big difference. Also, for me, healthy distractions such as exercise really help. Staying busy and active, and not giving in to the noise in your head, is the best long-term solution to dealing with tinnitus.

      I take natural supplements myself. Some supplements that help are magnesium, NAC, holy basil, and moringa oliefera. For tinnitus that is caused by inflammation, Wobenzym may help. Other people may have additional suggestions for you.

      The main thing is, don't panic, stay calm and relaxed, and use these benzo drugs as a short-term solution only.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    4. Jellica

      Jellica Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Thank you all for the feedback. At least I know there are still trying times ahead. What's next for the most of you after the Valium?
       
    5. Jellica

      Jellica Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Learning that Valium only lasted 2 days. The ringing is back' Ready to give up on the meds as they made me sleepy all the time since starting. Don't want to sleep my life away!
       
    6. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      @Jellica
      You could try experimenting with some natural supplements, to see if any of them help you. The one that helped me when my tinnitus first started was holy basil. It is very calming. I've also had some success with magnesium chloride, which I still take every day, and reishi mushrooms. Also -- moringa oliefera.

      You could try taking one at a time to see if they help you. With natural supplements, you have to give them some time to work, because they are very subtle. Maybe about two weeks at least.

      Good luck, and keep us posted on how you're doing!
       
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    7. VinceM

      VinceM Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2008
      > magnesium chloride

      Yes, I would like to affirm the use of inexpensive Ca-Mg-D2 supplements. I take these, including B2 and a multi-B vitamin, and a separate fish oil gelcap. I eat peanuts as a snack (dry roasted, no salt, no flavoring) for Niacin (another b vitamin). I avoid table salt as much as possible. The Fiji water that I buy has lots of minerals, too.

      The result? A reduced perception of tinnitus. The T is still there, but I can ignore it a little better with the nutrition. I am also starting to experiment with sound therapy.

      If you want to see a post by bille, (he sent it to me) I will send that to you.
       
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    8. Jellica

      Jellica Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      @Karen and @VinceM - thank you! I will began to try your ideas and keep you posted. Thanks again and HappyNew Year!
       
    9. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
    10. Jellica

      Jellica Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015

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