Tinnitus Getting Quiet After 2 Years — Salicylates Cause?

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    1. Kristopherk

      Kristopherk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      After about 2 years of tinnitus, I'm starting to get quieter days and nights.

      This all started about 2-3 weeks ago when I decided to address an eczema outbreak that I believed was Salicylates related.

      Going through my diet I began eliminating all foods that were on the high and mid Salicylates scale. During my research I learned the connection between Salicylates and tinnitus.

      I made sure that I was taking Omega 3, reducing sources of Omega 6 (leads to inflammation). I found that Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and other hidden sources of Salicylates in my diet, especially fruit, vegetables and herbs. Not to worry, there are plenty on the low side of the scale to choose from.

      I read that Spirulina has had positive affects on Salicylate induced tinnitus, so I added that to my daily packs.

      My daily vitamin packs consist of - Omega 3, Vit C with Rose Hips, Pantothenic Acid, B-Complex, D3, Magnesium (get plenty of Calcium in my diet), Lutein, Spirulina, Vit E (natural D-Alpha - not DL-Alpha).

      I also learned to take a capsule of Cayenne Pepper about 20 minutes before a meal that may contain Salicylates. Cayenne Pepper contains Capsaicin - which helps with Salicylates sensitivity. I believe it blocks the body from reacting to the Salicylate in food.

      And I will begin to take Glycine (a non-essential amino acid) soon which I read can help the body rid itself of Salicylates toxicity by binding to it and allowing it to be eliminated.

      By taking all of these steps, I've noticed a prolonged reduction of tinnitus and during the day, at times I forgot I had any tinnitus at all.

      Nights are still noticeable, but tinnitus has been reduced quite a bit.

      All of these changes began when I started to address Salicylates in my diet.

      I hope this helps others in their quest for peaceful quiet.
       
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    2. twa
      Fine

      twa Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      meds/acoustic trauma
      Can you post what you typically eat in a day?
       
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      Kristopherk

      Kristopherk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Foods that are low on Salicylates are meats, fish, eggs, cheese, milk, cabbage (and others on the low side), low carb tortillas, flaxseed meal, there's actually quite a bit of different foods you can eat.

      The foods most likely to have high Salicylates are vegetables, nuts, some oils, packaged foods, food coloring...

      There's some good food lists out there that can guide you. Keep in mind, I approach my Salicylate sensitivity in two stages.

      I eliminate as much Salicylates from my diet and aid my body to get rid of it that are present in food.
       
    4. twa
      Fine

      twa Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      meds/acoustic trauma
      Is this the same salicylates that are ototoxic for the ears in Aspirin and other NSAIDs?
       
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      Kristopherk

      Kristopherk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Sorry for the delay in my response.

      What I'm learning about salicylates is its ability to build up in the body from foods or medication. I'm not on any medication, but my diet had been high in salicylates. All healthy foods, like avocados, olive oil, spinach, etc...

      There also may be a link between build up of salicylates and low carb diets. I think highly acidic forming food in low carb diets may lower pH in urine (making it acidic).

      Build up of salicylates could have a link with your kidney function and urine pH. I've read that the body's ability to get rid of built up salicylates is affected by the urine pH. And if the urine is acidic, there's a process where the body will re-absorb the salicylates. And I assume this is what can lead to a gradual salicylate sensitivity and its various symptoms similar to a very mild aspirin toxicity.

      Of course if you are having any symptoms similar to aspirin toxicity, seek medical help immediately.

      I think all of this is linked to tinnitus. Especially when it happens out of the blue - no hearing loss - no loud noises to trigger it.

      I've noticed that once I started targeting salicylates in my diet and am working on helping my body rid itself of re-absorbed salicylates that my tinnitus has become quieter.

      Some days it's louder and some days I hardly can hear it. In general over time it has decreased. I think the body goes through detox, then at the point when it's no longer at a certain level, it's able to start to repair the effects of the toxicity.
       
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