Tinnitus Going Away! B12 Was Deficient

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by MeBeSurfer, Jul 11, 2018.

    1. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      So, I am having major, and I mean major reductions in my severe tinnitus. It's gone from screaming in my head, to a faint high pitched sound I can only really hear if I don't have my hearing aids in and other sounds bring it out. When I do hear it, it's soooo much lower in volume.

      I recently had all my limbs tingle and so doctor tested me for vitamin deficiency. I was on the very low end of what's considered normal for B12. I've been taking a sublingual B12 supplement now since my doc thinks tingling is a neuro symptom of being way under 500 pg/ml (I was at 290), and I think taking the supplement has largely been responsible for reducing my tinnitus. B12 deficiency has been known to cause tinnitus, so just wanted to give everyone a heads up to get checked for your B12 levels, as it could help get to the cause if yours is unknown.

      Anyway, hoping everyone is doing better, and to any newbies out there, yes it does get better!
       
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    2. Luman
      Tired

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      Great news! There have also been reports of people having iron deficiencies, and their tinnitus lessened or eliminated after increasing their iron levels.
       
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    3. Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      @MeBeSurfer this is amazing I am SOOO happy for you! Yay!!!
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      Thanks, I'm not trying to brag or anything. And to be clear, I do still have T. I posted this so other people get their vitamin deficiency's checked out. I didn't know B12 deficiency could cause T! Maybe it could cure others if they had T caused by a vitamin deficiency too.
       
    5. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      That's great!!! So how many months had you had tinnitus before you actually had any improvement?
       
    6. Thatowoodyknox

      Thatowoodyknox Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Band
      Hey friend, thank you this is so motivating!
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      Hi, I've had it for 8 months now, and started seeing improvements around 5 months. Although the improvements have been SOOOOO slow so hard to pinpoint when it happened. If you think in terms of months rather than days, you'll get an idea of the speed of my improvements. I stopped measuring in days a long time ago, was just getting frustrated.
       
    8. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes I had improvement about that point too but then it seemed to get stuck.
       
    9. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      Hi @MeBeSurfer,

      Congratulations on your improvements!

      Other deficiencies can also cause tinnitus, including Vitamin A, omega 3 fats (especially DHA), and zinc (probably others as well). Regarding B12 deficiency, it not only can cause tinnitus, but a host of other diseases as well. Many with B12 deficiencies have been diagnosed with Parkinson', MS, and other brain disorders--the brain apparently shrinks.

      I think it's possible your tinnitus helped you uncover a B12 deficiency that could have become so much worse. Check out the first 1-2 minutes of THIS VIDEO, and you may be thanking your lucky stars you started supplementing with B12 when you did. It's about a doctor who had become demented, blind, deaf, in a diaper, and was going to die. After supplementing with B12, he's now back in practice, though partially disabled from the extensive neurological damage.​
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      Oh my gosh! Yes, thankfully I'm still considered in the "normal" range. Just the low end of it. The diseases you mentioned above are really for people under 200 pg/ml. But yes, glad I checked my levels, seriously think b12 supplements are helping.
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      How far are you into yours? Don't lose hope. Eventually you should get used to it and it becomes nothing. I've got friends that had it screaming in their heads, and don't even notice it anymore. They too, have to search for it to find it.
       
    12. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Ten months. Mine varies between quiet and loud days and there is a big difference between them. I get the impression it is quite common for it to improve somewhat in the first year.
       
    13. BobK544

      BobK544 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      suspect sulfur medication
      @MeBeSurfer were you low on B12 because you were on a vegetarian diet or why do you think you were low on B12? and also can you please tell us when you started taking the B12 and how long you were taking it before you started noticing a difference? and maybe this might explain why some of those supposed "tinnitus cures" that usually contain B12 seem to work for some people.
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I think a lot of people are low on B12. I was still in the normal range, but some people have issues when on the lower end of normal. If I was below 200, I would be worried I had some other issue going on, but my doc isn't too worried. Also, I eat plenty of meat, but drink alcohol too everyday. So its possible the alc had effect on my B12 to make me lower end of normal range.
       
    15. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      Hey man what kind of supplement do you recommend? My measurement was at 303 pg/ml. Doctor told me this is normal range but borderline. I also had a strange tingle sensation that travelled from the top of my head downwards my body.
       
    16. JuneStar
      Sheepish

      JuneStar Member

      Location:
      ny
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      interesting. my mom had T and was very low on B12- she also ended up with Parkinsons. I had low iron when I was preggo. maybe I will start with supplements. very interesting.
       
    17. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      What dosage did you take daily?
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I forget since I stopped taking it, but it was 1,000mg i think and it was sublingual. I found it at the local grocery store.I only took it for a few months. But ya, took it daily.
       
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      MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      I had just a B12 vitamin sub-lingual from the local grocery store. I think it was Nature Made.
       
    20. Billylongpockets

      Billylongpockets Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      18/3/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Congratulations on waving good bye to the nasty T..
      We all live in hope and l think that it's success stories like yours which gives us so much hope..
      Stay well my friend and come back only to visit...x
       
    21. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      Thank you for the answer. My levels are low, 300. I'll give it a try.
       
    22. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      How do you test for vitamin deficiency?
       
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    23. Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I read your other post and it seems that even hearing loss may or may not affect tinnitus. In your case it was really vitamin B12? Do you still wear them? Or did your tinnitus go fully away? How is It?
       
    24. RonnieCarzatto
      Cynical

      RonnieCarzatto Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 01 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mild head injury maybe... but who knows...
      You see a doctor and request a blood test. Specifically ask for Vitamin B12 and I would say Vitamin D blood test.
       
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    25. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      How long before you saw improvement? What kind of tinnitus?

      I bought your brand
       
    26. alex ben

      alex ben Member

      Location:
      Morocco
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/29/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      medication
      Hello I am happy to know that your tinnitus get better can you please tell me how did you checked your B12 levels because I have read that B12 blood test in not usefull to know if you are B12 deficient
       
    27. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Mine reduced over time as well, it often happens under 1-2 years.
       
    28. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      I agree.

      When I'm frustrated with Mr T, I come to this forum.

      Talking about it helps me forget it for a while. I think subliminally my brain is thinking that I am working on T remedies so we can stop focusing on it now. Ha ha..
       
    29. Rainbowsheep
      Cheerful

      Rainbowsheep Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music, I suppose
      Oh this is nice to know. I started taking vitamin B not long ago because I have started eating mostly vegetarian. And I was afraid that my vitamin B levels would get too low, though my doctor told me anything but my vitamin D levels looked perfectly fine last time I got a blood test done. But I just checked the results myself now and I can see that my B12 level is about as low as yours. So maybe taking B12 supplements will help my T as well. One could always hope!
       
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    30. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      Could you please explain what do doctors mean by tingling? Tnx
       

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