Should Have Visited Sooner...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Groovemyth, May 31, 2016.

    1. Groovemyth

      Groovemyth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I have had tinnitus for as long as I can remember. I think I was six when I first became aware that no one else could hear it. My dad has suffered with it most of his life and my 11 yo daughter also has it. None of us have ever been formally diagnosed because we just accepted it as dodgy genetics.

      My dad has always just put up with it and I followed suit. When it got really bad during a cold a few years ago I mentioned it to my doctor who just said the only option for help was CBT. I had managed to live with it for 30 odd years so just got on with life. However now I am blown away by all the info you have here and options for management and treatment I almost don't know where to start - any ideas?

      My daughter struggles with it more than me so advice for kids would be fantastic!
    2. ofaisalo

      ofaisalo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      well what i know the tinnitus is not genetic
      its a symptom
      so if its run in your family then
      you all have something else genetic caused the tinnitus
    3. Bobby B

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Genetic T ! first time I heard of does it sound and do you hear it all the time ?
    4. Cityjohn

      Cityjohn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5:10 PM 03/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Food poisoning.
      I'd be very interested in examining your genome :) I hope that didn't sound too weird.

      Are there any other differences you have noticed between your family and other people? For example, do you all have restless leg syndrome? Or a sensitivity to certain medications or drugs? Are there concentration problems (not induced by T), or just the opposite?

      There are some dietary changes that can be made to reduce the aggravation of tinnitus. Protecting your hearing from acoustic damage is key, this can be done easily with proper earplugs. A few people here have said there are a few dietary supplements that really help them. For example someone mentioned Co-enzymated vitamin B-1 which is quite new and not readily available, but they do sell it on amazon.
      It's really worth looking through all the alternative treatments, I know it's a lot.

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