Top 5 Treatments/Aggravators List?

Discussion in 'Support' started by dalepa, Sep 5, 2014.

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    1. dalepa

      dalepa Member

      Location:
      Houston, Texas
      Anyone have a list of the top treatments, and top aggravators?

      I can add alcohol as my top aggravator.
       
    2. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Just my personal observations!:cat:

      Top irritators:
      1. Lack of sleep
      2. Stress
      3. Certain environmental noises (reactive tinnitus); or any loud noise
      4. Certain Antibiotics
      5. MSG
      Top treatments:

      1. Retigabine (I have not tried the drug, but it is getting good reports from people on it)
      2. NAC (I am on this supplement and so far, so good!)
      3. Any type of noise that facilitates habituation
      4. Keeping busy
      5. Being happy!
      I should note that AM-101 is probably the top treatment for acute tinnitus; but we don't know the exact time window for the drug to achieve its best results. Hopefully, this will be ascertained in the current clinical trials.
       
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    3. Mutin

      Mutin Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Aggravators:

      Lack of exercise, lack of sleep, stress, loud/quiet environments, having a cold (especially influenza) to list some factors that come to mind.

      Top three: 1.loud noise 1.bad night´s sleep 3. cold.

      Top treatments: opposite of above.
      I cannot stress enough the importance of exercise and a good nights sleep.

      jazz beat me to it - interesting post I am compelled to add. Can only concur with the elaborate symptoms.


      "jazz", what is Retigabine and NAC - how do they work?
       
    4. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      But you havent tried Retigabine?
       
    5. Hengist
      Blah

      Hengist Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/7/2014
      Lol if drinking aggravates that waht does make it better, alcohol is best!
       
    6. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      No, I haven't tried Retigabine. In my post, I did not mean to suggest that I had tried the drug; rather, I meant the drug seems to work best from people's experiences on TT. But I've clarified this now. Thank you! :)
       
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    7. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
    8. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      funny, in my case, alcohol makes my T disappear completely.

      So far, the only thing that seems to impact my T is my overall mood. When I get upset about something (sad, angry), my reactive T becomes very intrusive and unmaskable.
       
    9. Rhea
      Volatile

      Rhea Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Top five aggravtors (no particular order)

      1. Plugging for more than 30 mins - T always remains louder for many hours after (rather this though than not protect myself from noise)
      2. Lack of sleep
      3. Hormones! (mine seems to get worse at a certain time in my cycle)
      4. Being exposed to a loud noise
      5. Exercise increases it for about 30 mins after but I don't let that stop me from working out
      6. stress/focusing on t/worrying about t/worrying about a noise exposure (sorry I had to add that lol)

      Top five treatments/helpful things (no particular order)

      1. Doing something that actively engages your mind
      2. Good nights sleep
      3. Feeling healthy eg eating right and working out etc
      4. Listening to some light music or using white noise generators when I get desperate
      5. A good long shower...gives me some residual inhibition and the shower masks my t pretty well
       
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    10. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      It's not known if 101 can be used for chronic or not. Acute trial only is the first step to securing continued and funded research into chronic.
       
    11. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      Plugging my ears makes mine louder too but in five minutes. It takes about 20 minutes to go back down. I use cotton and don't go around anything louder thats constantly over 70db(a)'s.
       
    12. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      My t has been described as a possible central nervous system problem, rather than an inner ear problem. But re t, nobody knows for sure.

      Top 5 treatments:

      Good night's sleep
      Positive attitude, and less stress
      Exercise & body based practices - walking, gym - cardio/weights, yoga, pilates, massage - back/neck/jaw, craniosacral therapy
      Low sodium and sugar intake. No caffeine.
      Distraction - with friends, and working on music again

      Top 5 irritants:
      Bad night's sleep
      Poor diet
      Lack of exercise
      High sodium and sugar intake. Caffeine.
      Focusing on and worrying about my tinnitus

      p.s. I do take supplements and meds, but not sure if they are helping, or if the passage of time is helping.
      Med = Lorazepam (low dose - now trying to slowly wean off). This drug may help in the short term, but not long term, for me.
      Supplements = High Vitamin B Complex with flavanoids, NAC, ALA, Fish Oils, Ashwagandha, Melatonin
       
    13. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Location:
      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1994
      Seems to me that the folks in the best position to list their top treatments are the ones who no longer have a reason to visit this board! :)
       
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