Post Your Current Medication / Supplement Stack

Discussion in 'Support' started by GBB, Jan 10, 2021.

    1. T warrior

      T warrior Member

      Location:
      quebec city
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      don't have a clue
      I take Seroquel 25 mg and it helps.
       
    2. TinaRuns

      TinaRuns Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / perforation
      Hello. I'm somewhat new here although I've sadly been reading the comments over the past 1.5 years. :(

      I wanted to share that a very high dose of CBD oil helped me sleep, like knocked me out for a solid 8 hours, consistently, with very bothersome high pitch tinnitus.

      However, strangely, the CBD also made my tinnitus louder during the day. The effect was clear & strange -- meaning I slept better but then the daytime sucked way worse because of the louder sound. Ultimately, back then at least, my tinnitus improved to the point where I decided to stop the CBD, which lowered my daytime tinnitus, and, by that time, I was able to sleep as I gradually decreased the CBD over a few days.

      Anyway, that CBD oil had .3% of THC. So, after a recent terrible spike caused by an anti-parasitic medication, and a renewed terrible inability to sleep, I've just ordered CBD "isolate," which is supposed to be zero percent THC. I'm hoping that might give the sleep effect without the worsening tinnitus effect.

      I'm just wondering: what brand of CBD oil are you using? You might want to check because many brands that claim to be "THC free" really have .3% of THC. There are strict isolates but they are more expensive and much harder to find (local shops didn't have them where I live; I had to order online).
       
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    3. TheHonoredOne

      TheHonoredOne Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vaccine
      My current stack:
      • 600mg NAC (Thorne) x2 a day
      • 350mg NAD (Tru Niagen Nicotinamide Riboside) 1x a day
      • Multivitamin (Garden of Life) 1x a day [contains Vitamin A, B, C, E, D, etc.]
      • 350mg Magnesium Complex (Purely Optimal) [contains all types of Magnesium for maximum absorption] 1x a day
      • After loud noise incident and if I have it (so hard to get a prescription for it) Prednisone 40-60mg
      What else should I add? I am trying to go for maximum otoprotectivity and recovery after acoustic trauma, hence the NAC and NAD.

      Any other supplements I am not aware of that are good in this respect and shown to prevent or help recovery from loud noise and prevent hearing damage? Supplements that help repair the ear or nerves or whatever and can help tinnitus are welcome suggestions too. Thanks.
       
    4. Óscar PP

      Óscar PP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Coronavirus
      I take Niacin and Omega 3, plus Mirtazapine for sleep.
       
    5. PeteJ
      Aggressive

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      A really long list can't be great for your stomach.

      I take Magnesium Bisglycinate and a few other vitamins. Does anyone here care?

      I don't know if they help.
       
    6. SaraK18

      SaraK18 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sound exposure
      Great idea for a thread.

      Sometimes I alternate but this is generally what I take:
      • Ashwagandha
      • Bacopa
      • Liposomal Magnesium and C
      • D3
      • B complex
      • Boswellia (inflammation)
      • Something called Youth Factor- a blend of things including CoQ10, shilajit, and something for the mitochondria (originally purchased it because my hair was shedding a lot and it is supposed to be for hair but I noticed a decrease in my tinnitus after I started taking it).
      • I also alternate between Chinese herbal formulas from my acupuncturist and Ayurvedic herbs.
      • Sometimes I take L-Theanine, 5-HTP, lithium orotate for anxiety but I have not noticed any improvement in my ears when I take those.
      My tinnitus/hyperacusis is from an acoustic trauma a year ago, and whenever I get a flareup from noise exposure (which doesn’t take much tbh) if I am really desperate I will take a Valium or maybe Klonopin. I feel like the Klonopin helped the tinnitus volume a little but I was getting weird side effects, so now I take Valium. Doesn’t seem to help the tinnitus but it does make me care about it less. I take benzos very very seldom and only if needed.

      I would take NAC if I could but I have a bleeding disorder so I can’t. I’ve read good things about it after a sound incident.
       
    7. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Hi linearb,

      Going through another relapse for the past 6 weeks. Just got off the phone from a naturopath, who wants to prescribe me some anti-anxiety Chinese herbs, whilst I work on rehabituation.

      Are you familiar with any of these? Concerned about ototoxicity and overstimulating GABA receptors etc.
      • Passionflower
      • Ziphius
      • Magnolia
      • Californian poppy
      • European skullcap
      • And another that sounded like bupericum?
      Have you tried Resveratrol? I read that it can cross the BBB and deactivate the microglial cells in the CNS.
       
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    8. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      beliefs are makyo and reality ignores them
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      Hi @DebInAustralia.

      Sorry to hear you're having a rough time; it's nice to hear from you, wish the circumstances were better!

      I have tried Passionflower and some variant of Skullcap. I think I was using Passionflower along with Kava tincture and Valerian, as a sort of GABA-trifecta to weakly imitate a benzo-like effect, and at a low dose I thought it was effective, but it doesn't scale? That is, it seemed to do something, but the beneficial effect did not stack as the dose increased.

      In general I'd google anything before I took it but the only herb I know of that punches the GABA button hard enough to have any documented negative cases is Valerian, and the only one I know of was someone who used it at a high dose for years and was abruptly withdrawn while hospitalized for something else, and had a seizure. That certainly implies a significant degree of GABA involvement but it's also a pretty extreme outlier, I've taken Valerian many times and never noticed any swingback the next day.

      I may or may not have taken Resveratrol at some point; if I did, it was one of the things I got rid of the last time I moved, I downsized to a single closet of supplements instead of having my own private GNC store. If I did then I don't remember anything about it.

      I'd say roughly 80% of the supplements and stuff I've tried have seemed like placebo or close enough to it, ha.
       
    9. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Thanks linearb!

      It's nice to hear from you too.

      I know you've been through the mill with your tinnitus and anxiety.

      Each day I wake up and hear it... freaking out... then despair sets in that this thing won't get better...

      Habituation is very difficult when anxiety sky rockets. This is why I'm tempted to try this anti-anxiety concoction. I really don't know what else to do...

      EDIT:

      I've researched the herbs..

      It seems Bupleurum is an anti-convulsant but can't find any specific info as to its relationship to tinnitus/potassium channels.

      Any thoughts?
       
    10. InfiniteLoop
      Relaxed

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss in left ear from head trauma (?)
      I don't take anything for tinnitus because there is nothing that I have tried that had any real positive effect with the exception of Klonopin (and it is not consistent and not a long term solution).

      I take Resveracel daily that is NAD + Resveratrol just for general health, and 15mg of Celexa to avoid falling deeper in the chronic depression that tinnitus provided me as a gift.
       
    11. aura

      aura Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How long have you been using Mirtazapine? Do you find it helpful for sleep and anxiety/depression?

      Any side effects?
       
    12. Óscar PP

      Óscar PP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Coronavirus
      I've been on Mirtazapine for 9 months now. It has been incredibly helpful for sleep and maybe less for anxiety/depression, but they're all interconnected.

      Only side effects have been increased hunger and weight (which is good for me because I'd lost two stones to tinnitus and other health issues), and at the beginning some vivid dreams but nothing too concerning.

      I'm on 30 mg, but for most people, doses of 7.5 mg are more sedating than higher doses.
       
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    13. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      It'll be the Citrate rather than the Magnesium itself.

      Try Magnesium Chelate or L-Threonate.
       
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    14. Sam Marksmen
      Confused

      Sam Marksmen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meds
      L-Lysine seems like it's pretty safe. Anyone have negative reports from it?
       
    15. MindOverMatter

      MindOverMatter Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004/05
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (possibly stress related, and later sound induced)
      I've used L-Lysine for eye health/strain.

      100% safe/no issues to me - and good effect.
       
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    16. Sam Marksmen
      Confused

      Sam Marksmen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meds
      Cool, thanks. I couldn't find anything here on Tinnitus Talk that was negative. It said also to reduce viruses like Epstein Barr which reside in the inner ear, so it can be a litmus too.

      Now on to Ashwagandha, that's controversial it seems, in general.
       
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    17. Ola

      Ola Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Concert: acoustic trauma
      I currently take Magnesium and Ginkgo biloba.
       
    18. Stuart-T

      Stuart-T Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear wax or COVID-19 infection
      Here is my list:

      That's it. Nothing. I am not going to go down the rabbit hole of supplements, drugs etc. Seriously if you are popping 10 supplements/pills a day - how do you know that any one of them is actually having an effect on your tinnitus? You could remove 1 component - and you may notice a spike - but you would need to do further testing to confirm that one supplement is having an impact. I guess many of you have done that so just take what you feel you have to take if you believe it makes a demonstrable and obvious difference. Bear in mind the placebo effect - so if you drop 1 component - deep down in your brain is an expectation or fear that it's going to spike and this fear and expectation is what causes the spike. It is in a way - a vicious cycle once you are trapped in it. Which is one reason I wont start. But hey - I wish you all luck and bearable tinnitus levels.

      Of course - maybe I am just not desperate enough at this stage. I did take some Magnesium tablets for a few weeks but stopped that and just re-organised my diet making sure I get sufficient magnesium. But frankly - none of the dietary changes I have made - low sugar low sodium and max out on healthy food - have had any noticeable impact on my tinnitus levels. But since eating quality food is good for the body - I am maintaining it. There are other strong reasons for minimal sugar - diabetes risk for one.
       
    19. kingsfan
      Mellow

      kingsfan Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Southern California
      Tinnitus Since:
      9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      turning everything up to 11
      Multivitamin - Mainly for Vitamins A, C and E (which along with Magnesium are free radical scavengers).

      Magnesium Threonate 144 mg - Also seems to help my migraines.

      NAC 600 mg - I double or triple this if I know I'm going to be in a loud environment.

      Curcumin 750 mg.

      Fish Oil.
       
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