Poll: Which Treatments Have Helped You?

Discussion in 'Support' started by VaR, Oct 27, 2014.

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Which treatments have helped you?

  1. Retigabine (Trobalt, Potiga)

    4.8%
  2. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

    4.8%
  3. Nerve Block for Tinnitus Relief

    2.4%
  4. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC)

    14.3%
  5. UltraQuiet Therapy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Hearing Aids

    11.9%
  7. Campral

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Music Therapy (for example Notched Music)

    2.4%
  9. Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)

    11.9%
  10. Prednisone

    9.5%
  11. Tinnex (Caroverine)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Homeopathy (specify in comments)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Acupuncture

    2.4%
  14. Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation

    4.8%
  15. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Neuromonics

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Low-Level Laser Treatment (LLLT)

    4.8%
  18. AM-101

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Vitamins and Supplements (specify in comments)

    16.7%
  20. Antidepressants

    14.3%
  21. Benzodiazepines

    11.9%
  22. Masking (in-ear maskers, CDs, MP3s - specify in comments)

    14.3%
  23. Working Out

    21.4%
  24. Healthy Diet

    19.0%
  25. Stem Cell Therapy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

    16.7%
  27. Other (specify in comments)

    11.9%
  28. None

    28.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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    1. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      I was just thinking, that it would be great to have a poll where people can vote on which treatment or drug or therapy has helped them the most. There are a LOT of threads out here and well, it is very time consuming to go through all of them. And I have listed out some of the treatments. If there is another major treatment just comment and people can just like the comment to poll on it.
       
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    2. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      The B 6 B 12 are good ,there helpful with the anxiety and T .take these daily since friends told me ,good for nerves ,and their T .
       
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    3. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      For me, turmeric and fish oil seems to help a bit .. Maybe its inflammation related in my case
       
    4. Manuel Tissm
      Angry

      Manuel Tissm Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      can you put 2 more items?

      1) steam cells
      2) none
       
    5. I have to put my vote down on the 2 ws
      Whisky and workout. Couldnt find them among the options.
       
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    6. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      I added some more options. I have my exams coming up next week and having a bad time with T. :(
       
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    7. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      Thanks, @VaR. Hope more of you will take this poll. I am interested to see the results.

      It also would be interesting what people have tried that HASN'T helped them.
      I will say that three of the four things I checked - Neuromonics, acupuncture, benzo -- did not so much help me with the tinnitus itself (loudness) but more the anxiety that came with tinnitus. I would say Neuromonics (which I am not quite done with) helped me with perception somewhat.

      NAC was the one thing that seemed to somewhat quiet my T when it was at max volume. I do not take it daily, save it for emergencies.

      Another thing I think should be added to this list, what probably helped me more than anything: cognitive behavioral therapy. It didn't make my tinnitus go away but sure does help me cope until better treatments come along.
       
    8. Larry OT
      No Mood

      Larry OT Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Volume, meds and motorcycles
      Clonazepam helped the anxiety which softened the perception of the volume which is as good as it gets BUT as I try and taper down from 3 months of use (7 months w Bad T ) it's a wee bit fucking noisy in here. However, time heals all wounds and I am not looking for bridges to jump off of.
      When I hike and exercise I feel better and T takes a back seat.
      Also my masking apps help a bit.
       
    9. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      VaR ,hope on the day your sitting exam ,your be on a good day ,and pass it with flying colours .
      One thing I notice when mines really high. I sit in comfy chair ,have 40 winks and hey like magic it will often drop the T down ,to where you cope better give it a try see if it works for you .
      Good luck for next week .
       
    10. FuzzyFrey
      Dreaming

      FuzzyFrey Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sustained loud noise through headphones
      I only voted on 'Working out' and 'none' because I've not been very adventurous. Exercise does in general improve my mood, though as far as I'm aware with tinnitus, my T would only improve because my mood did. I don't know :p

      The NHS did have me undergo TRT a few years ago but I think that was for the hyperacusis. In which case I'm unsure if it helped or not, given that time can heal these things too ^^.
       
    11. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      Thank you Marlene for the wishes. The week ahead seems like an uphill battle. Also, I hope most of the members here see this thread and put in their experiences.
       
    12. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Just pace yourself VaR ,till exam done .No late nights ,get some sleep in .dont over do the books.
      It's interesting what comes up on these threads .good read .How old are you ? Young by sounds of it ,well younger than me .there was a youngster on what I was reading yesterday ,only 14 yrs with T ,sad to be young with it ,see how it interferes with my life at my age .Shows T hasent got an age limit set to it ,and anything can start it off .
       
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    13. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      I'm 22 Marlene and I want to go for my masters soon. Hence, giving the GRE next week and well a couple more exams. And T was unexpected and no, it doesn't discriminate. It was bearable for a while but I'm having a spike now. It's the worst time for the spike.
       
    14. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Stress and T ,then stress and exams ,not good combination all going at once .Yes you are another young person with T ,you sat in front of a comp swatting for long periods not good ,or books soaking up all you need to ,got no choice have you . Your do it ,means to an end to getting on in life .T came along at wrong time ,if you had to get it at all ,sad you've got it.On these sites you can get some good tips ,to helping to cope better .Thats what I've found ,what to try and what to avoid .Lets know how you got on next week .God Bless
       
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    15. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      It's just a request to people who just view this to please also fill this poll even though they might not have tried/experienced any improvement despite trying a few things out.
       
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    16. Gio Makyo

      Gio Makyo Member

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/19/2014
      Meditation was only thing that helped when i had it before in milder form. That and time.
       
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    17. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      I go with @Gio Makyo
      Time is second to all my medications. Medications help me stay above ground longer and 'Time' helps habituate.
      Life is a challenge let us live it!
       
    18. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Meditation Gio is one of the best things I've learnt to do I agree .
       
    19. Viking
      No Mood

      Viking Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italia
      Microvascular decompression of the VIII nerve on the left side
       
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