Perhaps This Might Help Someone

Discussion in 'Support' started by ring a ding, Sep 30, 2015.

    1. ring a ding

      ring a ding Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Back in June 2015 I got an outer ear infection in my left ear and one of the problems was intermittent tinnitus. I would get this noise like a high pitch air leaking out of a bicycle tire that would last more than 24 hours at a time. Then for a day my tinnitus would completely disappear only to reappear in full force the next day. This back and forth action took place like clockwork for the last 3 months. I had wax buildup removed by a doctor and he even prescribed me with the antibiotic Amox on the chance that I had a serious inner ear infection. After a month nothing worked and it was driving me absolutely nuts. If I had it at night I couldn't sleep and was using a white noise generator to try to drown out the squeal.

      I was surfing the internet and found articles that the following might help my situation. They were on Ginkgo Biloba, Methylcobalamin B-12, Taurine, and Melatonin. All of them had good reviews that they might reduce the symptoms of tinnitus. Only Ginkgo Biloba had negative reviews as being a doubtful aid for tinnitus. All of these can be bought on line for next to nothing in costs and without a prescription in the US as none of them are classified as a drug. I bought mine from Puritan Pride for a song. Each morning I took one Ginkgo Biloba 120mg tablet, one Methylcobalamin B-12 5000mcg, and one Taurine 1000mg tablet. Right before bed I took a 10mg Melatonin tablet because Melatonin will make you sleepy and for me I would fall asleep almost immediately no matter how loud the tinnitus was screaming in my left ear. That alone was a fantastic benefit. I started this a month ago and for the first two weeks there was absolutely no change in my condition. The last two weeks have been fantastic. The first thing I noticed is that the intensity of my tinnitus was reduced by at least half. Finally for the last seven days I have had no tinnitus. Gone, and nothing but beautiful peaceful silence. Silence is golden!

      I can't prove that any of the above actually cured my tinnitus. Maybe it would have disappeared anyway. Maybe I had some nerve damage in my ear that eventually healed itself and none of the above aids actually worked. I don't know but I am grateful that it is seemingly gone for good.

      Ginkgo Biloba extract is a herb.
      Methylcobalamin B-12 is a vitamin
      Taurine is an essential amino acid and a powerful antioxidant.
      Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain that helps regulate the sleep cycle.
    2. Cheza

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Glad it helped you. I took those same supplements except for GB for 6 months with no effect. I continue to take melatonin as a sleep aid, but it's done nothing for the tinnitus.

      It sounds to me like your inner ear infection finally cleared up and, therefore, the tinnitus left. You're lucky. Other people on this forum have persistent severe tinnitus that originated from an ear infection.

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